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  1. The horse tramway in Chesterfield ran from Low Pavement to Brampton. It was only when the line was electrified that it was extended through the town centre to Whittington, so this picture must date from 1904. The picture appears in Tramtracks and Trolleybooms by Barry M Marsden (ISBN 0 9512793 3 5) where it is also described as looking down Knifesmithgate during the construction of the Whittington line.
  2. There is a topic on this forum about the Yorkshire Engine Company Of note is the fact that the factory is actually still standing and is now owned by Chesterfield Special Cyliniders.
  3. Bus on a roundabout, 1972
  4. Agreed. Always good to see photos of my part of town, being born & raised near Townend. Not that I remember what Gleadless Road used to look like around the Heeley & Sheffield, but some of the other shots are familiar to me. The postmaster in the 1960s was Artie Elliott. The library at Manor Top was Manor Library. Gleadless Library is on White Lane. It used to look like this, but that building has been replaced. Glad to see it is still open, though. It was at Gleadless Library that my love of books and reading was born. Visits to my grandfather who lived in Charnock often included a stop at what was then the new library where as many books as could be borrowed at once by my parents were selected for me to read over the coming week or two.
  5. There have been several planning applications put in for the conversion of The Sportsman into flats in the last couple of years, but the City Council planning portal is not forthcoming about the outcome of these at the moment.
  6. My other half has a contact on Preston Market who keeps back anything Sheffield related for us to have first refusal. This turned up this week and I could not resist. The list of royalty suggests to me that it dates from between 1820 and 1830, so I can accept it being a bit battered around the edges. Some interesting implements listed on there.
  7. Although we had a couple of looks at this one and I suggested Attercliffe Road at the junction with Lovell Street and Royds Mill Street i did not have any evidence to back up my thinking. Having been browsing Picture Sheffield in connection with the ***** Garage topic I came across this image. I think the building just in front of the petrol station sign (is that GULF?) are the ones to the left of the tram in the mystery shot. The disposition of the wall alongside Attercliffe Road and the windows in the roof of the building in the far distance seem to correspond as well.
  8. A couple of minutes of film of the Selsey Tramway Shefflex vehicles in operation:
  9. It's been available for quite some time:
  10. A couple of undated shots on Picture Sheffield. The car in one of them might give a clue as to the date. The Offices The Factory
  11. Thanks to Edmund for bringing these photos to my attention. SUT coach leaving the Pond Hill "garage" Another shot with part of the yard behind in view An aerial view of the yard behind 21 Pond Hill (at least that is what I think, taken from upstairs) Several other views of the premises and yard on the same website.
  12. I put the "I think" in as I am not completely sure what the road is actually called: Bing/Multimap has it as Dutton Road and Google Maps has it as Lofthouse Road. It looks to me like the main entrance to Bertie Bassett's factory is on Beulah Road. There is a large fence between whatever road I was stood on when I took the picture, so perhaps as it is part of the factory and therefore on Beulah Road.
  13. Phew...... I was worried that by mentioning it I would be volunteering myself for the task. That is how things work in one of the organisations I am involved with
  14. There is one in Carlisle, on the road where I work
  15. I have to admit that I didn't check through the whole topic, just looking at the list on page 1 (which, now I look again, I can see has not been updated since 2010)