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  3. boginspro

    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    I remember it well, it was Walkers sweet factory . It was mentioned in this post regarding mysterious Sheffield places. On that post I said I was " just wondering if there is any sign of Turners Hill left" --------
  4. RLongden

    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    The bridge is most certainly still there (red) and what’s left of Turner’s Hill is a path (blue) and series of steps, which lead from Shrewsbury Road, down to the footpath that was Granville Street. You can see the ‘kink’ in the line of Turner’s Hill and the bridge in the map, which matches the perspective of the photo. I also remember using the bridge to get to the railway station from Granville College, before they opened the ‘new’ station top entrance, after the Supertram line was built. The ‘town’ side of the bridge came out almost at the station entrance, almost unchanged to how I remember it. The building at the top of the hill on Shrewsbury Road was once a sweet shop, wasn’t it? I’m sure that’s the same building where we used to buy 2oz (or if feeling flush a 1/4) of whatever was on offer. The smell of the place was fantastic and once inside was like an olde-worlde kitchen, which I bet the food standards agency would have had a field day with, these days!!! Anyone else remember that sweet shop / factory???
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  6. sando

    Cabaret Voltaire

    The Cabs were one of the first bands to play at the Leadmill, they played a fundraiser for the club.
  7. sando

    Cabaret Voltaire

    This is my ring tone when my wife calls.
  8. sando

    Crazy Daisy Sheffield

    Northern Soul and jazz funk on Tuesday evening Bowie and Roxy night Saturday lunchtime then into Rackhams cafe.
  9. sando

    Crazy Daisy Sheffield

    Settee Vaughn if my memory is right.
  10. sando

    Old Sheffield Shops...

    The original B&C co-op central stores, this building was destroyed in the blitz.
  11. John Russell

    Ladybower and Ashopton

  12. Craigio

    Old Sheffield Shops...

    It came to me: Lou Burgin's! Anyone remember it?
  13. tcowley58

    Victoria Hall

    I won the Firth Park GS chess championship about 1950 and photo was in the Sheffield Telegraph of me receiving the trophy at the Victoria Hall. Tony Cowley Richmond BC Canada
  14. Athy

    Old Sheffield Shops...

    I remember it well. On the top floor was a barber's where my Dad used to take me to have my hair cut when I was quite small- so small that they had to put a board across the chair for me to sit on. I remember how grown-up I felt the first time that they dispensed with the board. Oddly, he never had his hair cut there - he remained faithful to a barber called Henry Wheeler in Woodhouse, near where he taught.
  15. Organgrinder

    Sheffield Car Dealerships

    Yes, they were previously known as Holmes & Younie
  16. Craigio

    Sheffield in the 1970's

    Just remembered, my dad used to park the car on a triangle of waste ground at the rear of the cinema, and we would walk up an alleyway to the front of the building. Afterwards, we would have fish n chips from the chip shop on a parade just by the waste land. Would that be Swanbourne Road?
  17. Craigio

    Sheffield in the 1970's

    Thanks. I went past there in the mid 80s for the first time in years, and the old Essoldo had become a modern steel & glass multiscreen. The external steelwork was all painted bright red, much the same as The Gaumont in town, at much the same time. I saw 633 Squadron, The Great Escape, Grand Prix, St. Trinians, several Disney films, and many others at the old Essoldo. I've forgotten more than I remember. I remember they screened The Dambusters for one or two weeks, even though the film must have been the best part of 20 years old by then.
  18. lysander

    Sheffield in the 1970's

    The cinema was originally opened in the late 1930s as the Capitol...During the War it also saw some live entertainments including at one stage a circus complete with a rather smelly elephant. It became a part of the Essoldo group some time in the late 1950s/early 60s( with other cinemas at Southey Green and Ecclesfield). I can't recall ,after the name change to Vogue, that it ever became a multiscreen cinema but by then my local viewing days were long past.
  19. Craigio

    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    That ornate lamppost looks familiar, and the hand-rails at the sides of the pavements were still there in the 70s. The road where the photo was taken from was a dead-end, with a 20 foot high stone embankment a few yards behind the camera.
  20. Craigio

    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    We used to cross over that iron bridge over the rail tracks on the way home from school (on Granville Road), to catch the bus in Pond Street, or Paternoster Row, mid-70s. The walkway was made of wooden railway sleepers. Is the bridge still there?
  21. Craigio

    Sheffield in the 1970's

    What/where was this exactly? Do you mean the old Esseldo cinema, half a mile from Lane Top, down Barnsley Road, towards Ecclesfield? Or was there another cinema up there? The Esseldo was replaced by a modern multiscreen cinema, but I couldn't say when. Late 70s at the earliest. There was also a second Esseldo on Herries Road, on the parade of shops, a short distance from Longley Park, and the Northern General.
  22. In around 1983 we went in for a drink after work and Elvis Costello's Attractions were in there. Three of them I think, wearing black satin bomber jackets with The Attractions in sparkly lettering on the back. I think there were at City Hall that night.
  23. Kalfred

    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Thanks Boginspro, I've tried with that map web site again and I think the "Roses" area was nearer to where the Winter Garden and the Mercure Hotel complex stand now.
  24. Craigio

    SUGG SPORT on Pinstone Street

    I'm not doubting you, but it seems extremely strange to me that this very short section of road should still be called Norfolk Street after it had been amputated from the other end of Norfolk Street. I suppose the businesses would not have been happy at having to change their addresses and stationery etc. Is it still Norfolk Street today?
  25. Craigio

    The Moor in 1977

    After 24 hours, you beat me to it by seconds Bogins I don't think there is any doubt Voldy has cracked it. There is a lamppost right by the stop sign, and the wooden hoardings continue some distance beyond the next lamppost down. Possibly beyond the third lamppost. They must be a minimum of 50 yards long, probably more. In these two photos, you can see that the modern Grovesenor House block (between Cambridge Street and Charter Square), is slightly set back, (wider pavement). In the Moor 1977 photo, you can just see the upper floors concrete "filigrees windows" poking out beyond the older buildings (between Charles Street and Cambridge Street). The "foreshortening" is quite startling. The old Barrel Inn? That's a new one on me!
  26. boginspro

    The Moor in 1977

    Thanks Voldy . I am sure you are right. Looking at some Picture Sheffield images and Google Street View some of the frontages between Charles Street and Cambridge Street seem to make it conclusive. I think I was going too far back by only remembering the crossing being below the arcade. In both the Picture Sheffield view looking the other way and in the current Google view the crossing is up by Charles Street. Also I couldn't work out where the bottom of Cambridge Street was in the original, but it is still very hard to see in the modern view. The camera can do funny things. Thank again ------------ http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v00324&prevUrl=
  27. boginspro

    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Hello Kalfred . I have not seen Sheffield for a long time so have little idea of what buildings belong to the university but you can check that out by going back to the NLS link and there is blue button on a slider bottom left of the page to bring a modern overlay up on top of that map. You can also find side to side maps and other useful things on that site.
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