This region, much the smallest of all the regions in extent, was also at the beginning of the period the smallest of them in population. By 1911, however, it contained a larger population than three other regions ; such was the rapidity of its development. The growth did not take place on the western side — towards the High Peak in Derbyshire — but further east, in Sheffield, the city of the region, and in the coalfields of the Don Valley.


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  • Henry Pelling
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  1. 1.St. John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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