Stop 8: Tram Terminus Hills Street

Snowballs (illustration of shop front, 15-21 High Street)

Snowballs Department Store opened in 1850. The premises occupied numbers 15-21 High Street and by the standards of the day were enormous, extending 400 feet back to Oakwellgate. The shop was founded by William Snowball and was very successful. By 1889 it employed over 200 people. It was one of the most prominent shops on the High Street and offered a range of household goods and furnishings.
IMAGE: Snowballs (illustration of shop front, 15-21 High Street)