Recently a good friend, who lives in Cheshire, came to visit by train. We had lunch in a family-run cafe/tea room in Chapel Walk, which is a walkway just off one of the main streets in the city centre. There are some interesting small businesses that are 'getting up and running' as part of a reinvigorating project to utilise empty properties after a period of decline, although this alley was always busy with access to the chapel and there were many little shops such as a hatter's, a tailor's, a shoemaker's and, later on, a 'suffrage shop' for the Sheffield Women's Social and Political Union. Mrs. Pankhurst sent her daughter, Adela, to encourage the women and they had meetings there.
The painted metal name-plate in the form of an arch with a three-dimensional crown shape with leaf motif was designed by Andrew Bell (1996) as well as oval name-plates and brackets for each shop.