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  2. A couple of Picture Sheffield Photographs of what the area opposite the Pepper Pot building was like before and after development in the 1890s, http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=Pinstone+street&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Pinstone%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%street%%3B And a map of the same area in 1890 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Mp/435500/387500/13/10045a3
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  4. Are those spittoons at the base of the bar?
  5. I have searched the sport section of Sheffield History for details of the title without success Has anyone information re the route details of this race last run in 1969 ?
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  7. boginspro


    That's Homan and Company of Cincinnati and Chicago 1847 - 1941. The word Sheffield was used on a lot of USA plated ware (Sheffield Design Made In USA) but according to the site linked to below they were one of the first to stop using it. It's hard to tell what size the object is but it looks like a crumb tray so presumably would have originally come with a crumber or brush. "The Seventeenth Annual A.N.R.J.A. Gathering Held at Cincinnati Aug, 29-Sept. 1, 1922 The Homan Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, featured Homan Plate in hollow ware. One of the first to abandon the use of "Sheffield" on their nickel plated ware, they have already made the Homan Plate stand for quality. The most favorable attention was given by all to the new line of electric candle sticks which they have recently placed on the market. Eighteen styles of these were shown. A large line of hollow ware was exhibited and much favorable comment was made for the table mats which they manufacture to match in design the baskets and bowls. Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1922" https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=45678
  8. Thanks History Dude, found them here ------- ------------- and here EDIT --and here -- EDIT AGAIN --- Nice to here that Patrick is OK again after his recent serious illness.
  9. Morning folks, I just posted a new podcast episode. My last day at Firth Park Comprehensive and a trip to see John Cooper Clarke at The Limit club, back in the summer of 1979. Link to listen here: http://smarturl.it/MyLifeInTheMosh Enjoy! Dodger
  10. He was recently detained by the police attempting to walk the River Don which passes through the Stocksbridge Steel Works. However he was spotted at that point and that's when the police was called in! The video's are called the 36DD.
  11. I sometimes called in the Athol, the pub was interesting but the beer was awful so I drank Guinness. I also stood under the Pepper Pot a few times, I used Faie et Cie for my motor bike and car insurance, they were above the tailors shop and right under the Pepper Pot with their door being on Cambridge Street. As for the new development, it is said that the frontages will mostly be kept but if this picture has anything to go by the street level will not be in keeping with the upper floors and there is going to be a very tall monstrosity over shadowing everything. Also the whole thing is going to be broken up by a boring building where the Athol was, surely the common sense thing would have been to take the fake Tudor cladding off the Athol and restore the Victorian frontage which must be almost intact underneath, therefore keeping some kind of symmetry . I often wonder about the sanity of architects and town planners.
  12. It's been a long time since you could get a pint in the Athol ! https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/5283-athol-hotel/?tab=comments#comment-31541
  13. Just been on Pinstone Street looks like to Pepperpot has gone.
  14. To be sure it's a controlled demolition but it has to be doesn't it, they can't just knock it down with people in close proximity, I've seen the plans and it's another bland horrible building, no foresight at all, despite the arguments put forward by the council, unsafe etc it the Athol could and should have been part of the new building, in fact why wasn't it reopened as a pub? there's no pubs on Pinstone Street or the Moor. The Pepperpot that has been saved is only part of the original topping of the building, it was originally a turret type affair.
  15. Looks to me more like someone is making a lot of money by destroying what is left of old Sheffield. I have seen, often through this site, a lot of the new constructions in Sheffield and dread to think what might appear on this site.
  16. Looks more like controlled demolition for future re-building. https://www.heartofcity2.com/masterplan/ Nigel L
  17. Such a crying shame that the Athol has succumbed to the wrecking ball, utter stupidity by the clowns in the big top.
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  19. Wow doesn't it look posh, bet it was glorious in it's day. Thanks for sharing these.
  20. Saw this on facebook a couple of months ago, apparently it was cleared for bridge inspections by Network Rail.
  21. The former subway for Heeley Station on Chesterfield Rd has been opened (sort of). It was bricked up before. Unfortunately the subway has been filled in halfway. Wonder what they are doing with the site?
  22. These pictures are from a postcard on Ebay but as bidding has ended on the item I thought they would be better in this thread. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Advertising-Postcard-The-Lounge-J-Marples-Fitzalan-Square-Sheffield-/303298984825?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=eQsVCh%2BPzwXhY2FB6lCsCJ9DuOU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  23. Thanks for the feedback. I've now typed it in and added further information. I previously pasted text in, and did not realise this would create an image.
  24. That was my understanding too, when I made a one hour programme for BBC Radio Sheffield in 1980 called "Up The Pole, Down Memory Lane," in which I revisited Jimmy Jewel's childhood haunts with him, knocking on the door of his old home, going to see his name in the school register at Western Road Juniors and walking with him on The Bolehills where he showed me where he smoked his first cigarette, and then going on to the stage of the then-derelict Lyceum Theatre where he recalled his upbringing in a "showbiz" family on the Music Hall circuit. I don't recall him talking about Andover St. My interest in the pair was sparked by recalling the people of Crookes talking about them when I was visiting Western Road with my mate John whose grandparents lived there....and, of course, listening to them on The Light Programme at Sunday dinner time when they were as much a part of Sunday as Yorkshire Pudding. In his later years, when he was doing quite well as a straight actor, Jimmy had a very serious side to him which I would have liked to have seen developed by the BBC as a living history of a part of the nation's fabric that was called Music Hall. It would have sat well along Suzy Klein's recent programmes recalling people like George Formby. Sadly my career took me away from the City before it could be developed and then, suddenly, it was too late, Jimmy Jewel was no more. Sheffield should celebrate two of its sons who were as famous in their time as Morecambe and Wise...and in my view actually funnier, especially since they wrote all their own material. A statue on The Bolehills would be appropriate! Or slap in the Middle of the Lyceum/Crucible complex. But somebody's bound to find a political incorrectness about them. My favourite recollection of Jimmy is of him tenderly looking after his long-suffering wife in their luxury apartment in Kensington, surrounded by the memorabilia of a lifetime of comedy. He was a lovely man.
  25. The link doesn't work because the post has been put on as an image as opposed to text, this should work -- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/joined-up-heritage-sheffield-26822589959
  26. Link not working? More detailed information about these events, direct links or contacts required please!
  27. Have your say on Sheffield's Heritage Strategy at 3 workshops in October. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield published its Heritage Strategy Framework in 2017. Help us complete the Strategy and Action Plan we all want to see for the city of Sheffield - we're targeting March 2020 to publish it. Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/joined-up-heritage-sheffield-26822589959 Saturday 19th October 10:30am-1:15pm Wednesday 23rd October 1:15pm-4:15pm Tuesday 29th October 1:15pm-4:15pm Friends' Meeting House, St. James's Street, Sheffield S1 2EW The aim is to produce a distinctively Sheffield strategy that's created by and in the city, not imposed on it from the top. This is unique, and we hope other cities will use it as a model. The workshops are free to attend, and will be facilitated by a professional with wide experience of heritage strategies. Please use the Eventbrite booking link above, or else contact Valerie Bayliss at v.bayliss@btinternet.com or phone her on 0114 230 7693. Input by e-mail is also welcome.
  28. Miss Ash lived on Sandygate Park Road before she married & she drove a little red sports car. I've attached the picture from my webpage of the Tapton teachers in the min-1960s. The quality isn't brilliant as it's a scan of a photocopy. These are names I can remember: Back row (L-R): Mr Fry, Mr Haywood, Mr Achurch, Mr McGrady, Mr Fitzpatrick, Mr Yeats, Mr Philips, Mr Kicks Short centre row: Mr North, Mr May, Mr Vickers, Mr O'Keefe Middle row: Mr Stokes, Mr Shaw, Miss ?, Miss Crofts (Gobbere), Miss Ash, Miss Carter (Pointen), Mr Doughty, Mr Peterkin Short right row: Miss Hibberd (May) Miss ?, Miss ? Miss ?, Miss Laver, Miss ?, Miss ? Front row: Mrs Tucker, Mrs Korklin, Mrs McDonald?, Miss Hart, Miss ?, Miss Wilkinson, Miss ?, Miss ?
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