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Here's what was there before the Hole In The Road was built

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Before the Hole In The Road roundabout was constructed in Sheffield city centre here's how the area looked.

Question is what buildings were removed to make way for it? Was was there and what did they sell?

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Is this a view from another angle?

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2 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Is this a view from another angle?

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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On ‎31‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 19:24, madannie77 said:

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 

 

I believe there was a Blaskeys wallpaper shop on Change Alley where my friend used to work.

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25 minutes ago, ukelele lady said:

I believe there was a Blaskeys wallpaper shop on Change Alley where my friend used to work.

There was certainly one in the new building at the High Street/ Change Alley junction (Picture Sheffield) built after Hitler flattened the previous buildings.

Later shot of Blaskeys after that building had become part of Castle Square

 

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Didn't Tandy's (Radio Shack) used to be in one of this row of shops in the late 70's / early 80's? I seem to remember that you could access their lower ground floor from inside the Hole-in-the-Road and it was packed with DJ Gear, decks, amps, lighting, etc. Upstairs (on the ground floor) was where all the electrical / electronic stuff was, but I don't think there was ever an 'upstairs'?

I had a brief interest in amateur radio at that time and this was the place to go for some of the kit they seemed to specialise in.

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The single story flat roofed building adjoining the Walsh's - Rackham's building used to contain the gent's outfitters Willerbys at the end nearest to Walshs (of which it may have been a franchise) and next-door - Morris's (I think).

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I am sure Roger Sherwoods (hair salon) and Moss Bros or another gents outfitters were on here.

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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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8 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

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?)

(snip)

 

The figure is Vulcan by Boris Tietze, made in 1962.

Click on the small image on the linked page for larger images of the work.

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Great work

How the area has changed!

Anyone remember any of the other shops around this part of town?

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8 hours ago, madannie77 said:

The figure is Vulcan by Boris Tietze, made in 1962.

Click on the small image on the linked page for larger images of the work.

Thanks

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