Castle Market’s sign is removed by crane

The sign for the former Castle Market is removed
The sign for the former Castle Market is removed
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The landmark sign which welcomed shoppers to Sheffield’s Castle Market has been removed as demolition work continues.

The sign, which was fixed to the footbridge over Exchange Street, was taken apart by workmen on a crane.

It is the latest stage in the former market’s demolition, which began in December last year.

Some 32 workers are involved in the project to tear down the complex to clear the site for a commercial development.

The demolition company, Hughes and Salvidge, is set to raze the market to the ground by November.

The demolition workers will leave the site at ‘slab level’, enabling the ground will be dug up in preparation for archaeological digs.

As the ruins of Sheffield Castle lie beneath the market, some parts of the site will be demolished by hand, while the ground will be protected by steel plates.