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  1. popadodge

    VIDEO of Sheffield in 1973!

    I can so relate to this video..Back then went to Hope valley in identical Sunblest van with Dave Baldwin a mate of mine at the time, a bit earlier than this video. Worked in forge at Browne Baileys 1968 on train wheels similar to that on video. Got married at that old register office in 1970, Worked on the abatour roof in 78 scaffolding then went inside to meet the workersand saw all the slaughter area with the cows getting the hilti spike in the top of the head, ...that rumbler with the sheep in was to remove the hairs of the body, it was like sand paper lined inside the rumbler...and The Black Swan part is brill...I posiibly was in the Swan that day watching the dancers... i used to frequent there most dinner times after the morning shift in the rolling mills where i worked near Town..I,m sure that girl was called either Tina or Kathy..AKA tantilising Tina And curvacious Kathy...if the footage had have gone on a bit longer it would have shown her topless, ha them shows were regular in the week in the afternoons and saturday dinnertime too...they also included Mighty Melvin the male stripper and resident topless Booby Ann a giant of a girl. Great times and def the best times of The Black Swan when Terry Steeples was landlord...The days of Joe Cocker and Marty Caine and the Fabulous Disco's...(three mimes) and not forgeting Top covers band fronted by Barry Marshall superb vocalist..."Bitter Suite" sheffields Best at the time. Yes This video was great to watch. Took me back 45 yrs in a blip. Thanks for putting it on here. Made me feel 20 again. Picture is me and mate Done Savage back then.
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  2. I've enjoyed this flim clip every time the topic comes around, so just for a bit of fun, I traced the route of the tram and put a time stamp (mm:ss) at each point I recognised a building, landmark, junction, etc. The timings are as the running time of the film, rather than in real time, as it 'jumps' several times (maybe the cameraman is changing the reel of film, or his arm is tired?) and the last 30 seconds are out of sequence. It completes the original journey at the bottom of Waingate, then the film jumps back to the bottom of Fargate and waits there for 30 seconds before the end. If I have some time on my hands, it would be interesting to check the shops and buildings en-route, to see how many can be matched to the 1901 White's Directory I have. I only looked up half a dozen or so, to make sure of the location and timings, but there's lots of material to go at... Anyway, thought I'd post the result, as it may be of interest for someone to see the actual route - although I'm sure most will already have worked it out?
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  3. Calvin72

    1960 Sheffield tram journey.

    Plenty of footage was taken around this time but I haven't seen this one before? Loads of points of interest!
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  4. Nice postcards Richard. Todays view of the second postcard would be this..(does anyone know anything about the sculptured figure on the Co-Op building?)
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  5. owl-zat

    Whatever Happened to Harold Smith

    Whatever Happened to Harold Smith Alot of this was filmed in the old Richarson Knifes buildings that are at the end of Scotland Street near Sheffield's City Centre. Inside one of thier big warehouses were scenes for the film studio, the main character's house and street scene's around his house. I know this because I worked in the building opposite and my window looked onto the main warehouse door where they were filming. As they kept asking if we could wait before starting our cars up for going home because they were in the middle of a scene they let us go and look around the set one day. Lulu used to pop out onto the road in a little mini skirt for a crafty *** and for a 50+ year old lady she looked well :rolleyes:
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  6. RLongden

    The El Mambo Coffee Bar Sheffield

    Maybe it changed hands and became 'The Copper Coin'? However, it must have had a makeover and change of clientele, as it looks more like where you'd meet the vicar for tea, than some of the goings-on at 'El Mambo'?! On the subject of cafes, I vaguely remember me being taken to the Piccolo cafe (top of Cambridge St.) by my Mum, to meet my Nan and be dragged around the shops most Saturdays. I seem to recall that was an Italian coffee shop (as the name would imply) and even though I was barely out of my pram, I can still picture the steamed up windows and the sound and smells from the huge coffee machine in the place. Some shots on PS, but only from the outside and long range.
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  7. ken wain

    Neepsend Colliery

    Hello everyone, Its Ken Wain. A very happy,healthy and prosperous New Year to you all! Your'e probably wondering where iv'e been for the last nine months or so,suffice to say that I have had a few health issues that put a hold on my leisure time activities.Hopefully I can now catch up with a few things, I hope iv'e been able to help with a few questions in the past and that someone may be able to help with a question off my own. It may that I have been looking in the wrong places but I don't seem to be able to find any reference to NEEPSEND COLLIERY. A very good friend of mine told me that he lived in Neepsend as a child during the second world war years, and that when the air raid sirens signalled a bombing raid he vaguely remembers being taken into the entrance of the pit for safety,which means it was possibly a drift mine but I have been told by another person that it had a pit shaft. (Maybe Both ). He also said that the colliery was right beside Neepsend station. I would be very grateful for any information about the colliery. its owners, when it opened/closed, e.t.c.e.t.c. Best wishes. KEN.
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  8. Edmund

    The Barley Corn Hotel

    I never went in Henry's but the Barleycorn's layout was a central bar area, toilets at the rear, Lounge to the left, tap room to the right, with a raised area at the back for bands and DJs, jukebox at the back of the tap room near the air hockey table/Pong console. It was solid on a Saturday night, elbows tucked in, with glass positioned so you could get it to your mouth. This article for the Star in 1974 followed the reporter's visit on a Thursday night. I only used to go Friday, Saturday or Sunday. From the left the lads I can remember names for are: 2. Kev Newton (Killamarsh) 7. Colin Ridsdale (Wadsley) 9. D ick Bentley (Killamarsh) 10. Phil Watson (Sharrow)
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  9. Back in the days of mainframe computers were expensive and had to be housed in air conditioned, temperature and humidity controlled room only large companies had them. To maximise the use of their investment they would take on paid work such as calculating wages from smaller companies. I remember that when the company I worked for got an IBM computer they managed to get work for it so it was operated by 3 shifts of operators.
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  10. knightstemplar

    WW1 MEMORIAL

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/27662 The problem with a lot of plaques is that they are made of metal and easily stolen and melted down. I remember my mentioning that when he went to a scrap yard in the 70's there were a lot of war plaques propped up at the entrance where they had been stolen and the scrap yard owner said to the person who brought them to either leave them there or he would call the police, so they were left and eventually returned to a safer place.
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  11. shizzle

    Neepsend Colliery

    I think this is the one G Longden & Son Ltd., Parkwood Rd., Neepsend, Sheffield Wadsley Park mine The hill’s ganister mine operated between 1936 and 1963, its 28 miners and a pit pony named Tommy extracting 200 tons of the silica rich hard rock and 40 tons of coal each week. The coal went down the hill to the power station and the ganister was processed into refractory linings for local furnaces. By 1954 this drift mine stretched half a mile into the hillside, capillaries reaching out within the mountain in search of this locally valuable rock. Stories abound of the miners accidentally driving their tunnels into the daylight of the railway embankment or the allotments, and then hastily filling the surface eruption before anyone noticed, like an errant mole, or a wayward escape committee. Upon closure of the mine, Tommy the pony, now blind after a lifetime underground, was put out to pasture on the hillside.
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  12. madannie77

    George Turton, Platts & Co

    From The Permanent Way Institution Journal for August 1931:
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  13. Yes, the northern end entrance was between Binghams and Ogleys and the main route ran southwards to the bottom of Commercial Street from Dixon Lane ( in the foreground here).
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  14. Oh dear! Thanks for reminding me just how old I am My memories of The Moor go even further back and when this picture was taken I had lived away from Sheffield for many years so Trams dominated then! The Corsair was just like one my father bought new in 1965, sadly the car was written- off when a lorry ignored a Red traffic light and hit it midships.
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  15. I remember my sister taking us here when we were kids to buy bridesmaid shoes.
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  16. caz1

    Sheffield Co-Op Christmas Sleigh Ride

    When i was 16 i did six months work experience at Castle House (around 1978 or 1979). We used to move round departments and i got placed at the sleigh ride. My job was to set off the sleigh and the taped music. It was just seats and it was only the scenery that moved. The tape used to get stuck and keep repeating the same line over and over. Also the Father Christmas was a right grump and liked the odd tipple of a lunchtime. I remember when the lights went out and the sleigh appeared to move the kids started crying.
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  17. madannie77

    The Barley Corn Hotel

    It certainly was, and I certainly don't remember it. Then again, I never went drinking in town and left Sheffield at the age of 18. http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3522-pubs-a-to-e-keepers-picture-links/?do=findComment&comment=16538 By complete coincidence I photographed the building earlier this week:
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  18. This photo dates from the 1960s or early 1970s rather than the 1980s. All the buses are in Sheffield blue & white livery which was superseded (slowly) from 1974 onwards. All the buses are also either half-cabs or rear-engined with the earliest style of bodywork dating from the late 50s/early 60s. None of the more modern bodywork styles are in view.
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  19. It is. Looking along Change Alley towards High Street, before Change Alley was lost in the creation of Arundel Gate. Thorntons Chocolate Kabin on the corner with Norfolk Street
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  20. I went there for a while in the late 60s, it was quite exotic for Sheffield at the time. There were two separate entrances, one for the casino (no booze) and one for the night club. The night club had a stage, dance floor, bar and a restaurant. I remember seeing Bitter Suite on stage. For me it was a step up from the Mojo. Roger
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  21. This was my first thought.
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  22. David Cole

    W Gillott & Son

    Hi All I remember working with Michael Gillatt, as a young Coach Driver at SUT (National Travel East) at Charlotte Rd back in the late 1970s... I later met up with him again about 10 years later working for Richardsons Travel he was working there like myself has a part time Coach Driver, New to the forum I am very sad to see that Michael died in 2011 he was a nice kind and helpful guy and help me a lot at that time .. RIP
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  23. Map 346 Sheffield South end of Midland Station, St Marys Road, Leadmill Road, Shoreham Street Now this is an interesting map SK3586 © Crown Copyright 1964, Reproduced by kind permission of the Ordnance Survey
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  24. Jumbo

    The El Mambo Coffee Bar Sheffield

    Black walls. Down some stairs off Moorhead (I think) I expect the juke box played mainly Tommy Steel, Bill Haley and Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley. It was a 'happening' but I cannot rememeber repeating the visit.
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  25. lysander

    The El Mambo Coffee Bar Sheffield

    I remember the El Mambo and also being told by my dad what happened to people who went into places like that. I am 70 now and his prophesies are still waiting to be fulfilled!
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  26. luis

    Middlewood Hospital

    ...at last some sort of memorial. May 2012, Wadsley Church, Worrall Road
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  27. SteveHB

    Middlewood Hospital

    Hi, perhaps a map would help, here is a reduced size section taken from an OS map, no year to it but probably early 1950's. Link to Flash Earth Link to
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  28. Trefcon

    Ww1 Memorials & Rolls Of Honour

    Pitsmoor Christ Church Roll of Honour.
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  29. codeyes

    Rebels

    Been there stacks of times....I mainly remember Red Stripe in cans and plastic wobbly glasses and of course the often (nearly always) over the top bouncers who liked nothing more than to see how long it took for a hairy to reach the bottom of the stairs when thrown!
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