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5 famous Sheffieldites that you need to know

15th Mar 2018

Sheffield is a truly amazing city. You have chosen wisely, or luckily, in where you have chosen to spend your university life. Sheffield is creative, welcoming, beautiful and contemporary. It's also home to some of the greatest humans, or group of humans, ever to walk the face of the earth. Here's our list of 5 that you probably already know have cult status with the 7 hills of Sheffield.

Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis, sorry Dame Jessica Ennis is Sheffield's own Olympian.  The poster-girl for the 2012 Olympics, Ennis won Gold in the Heptathlon, on what will now go down in the history books as 'Super Saturday'. Many would even regard Jessica Ennis as the greatest living British athlete of all time. Jessica Ennis is the embodiment of Sheffield. In her career she won Seven global medals – more than any heptathlete in history – plus another couple in the Commonwealth Games and European championships, too. Not bad eh?

Arctic Monkeys

In 2006, 4 unknown Sheffield lads came onto the music scene, with a buzz like no one before them (with their first album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not). These 4 lads, as you will well know, were the Arctic Monkeys. The Arctic Monkeys have gone onto release 5 studio albums and reach the colossal highs of rock superstars, possibly Gods. They're among a very exclusive band of people who have headlined the Glastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.

Jarvis Cocker

Another cult star from Sheffield is Jarvis Cocker, frontman of The Pulp. Jarvis Cocker became a figurehead of the Britpop genre of the mid-1990s, and became synonymous with this period in British music. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker is that rare thing in 2017, a pop star with artistic credibility. To many, he will always be primarily known for his infamous stage invasion during Michael Jackson's performance at the 1996's Brit Awards.

Micheal Palin

Michael Palin was born in Ranmoor Sheffield, and has achieved quite a bit in his first 74 years. Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python ( your Dad will be very familiar with this, even if you're not!) He later made a number of travel documentaries, including 80 days and Pole to Pole.

Hendersons Relish

Since the dawn of time the debate has raged on across the UK: Do you have red sauce or brown sauce with your chips? In Sheffield it's a little bit different, do you use Hendersons Relish or an inferior condiment (are you even from Sheffield?) You can find Hendersons Relish in every supermarket, and on every street corner. The famous relish was first intended to be used on 'pie' and savoury dishes such as shepherd's pie. Here in Sheffield, it is used on everything, and it wouldn't surprise us if it was even used as a topping on ice cream.

Have a look at some of the recipes you can use it for here - LINK (

You can even buy a bottle it in the blue colours of Sheffield Wednesday, or the red of Sheffield United. What colour bottle would you go for?