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  3. Edmund

    Blacking Factory

    This picture of the Victoria Park Hotel at the junction of Southbourne road and Clarkehouse road shows the factory chimney in the background. The hotel was run by John Law, ex curator of the Botanical Gardens, who sold plants from the hotel. The building was later renamed "Rutledge".
  4. I lived at 62 Cawdor Rd from 1957 - 1976 at the junction of Cawdor Rd & Errington Rd , the Arbourthorne hotel was right on the T junction mr Drabble was the landlord for quite a while, then Mr Pickering who at whitsuntide used to throw hot penny’s off the balcony to all the kids dressed in their whitsun best packed below. the shortcuts shop used to be a general grocery owned by Roger Taylor (no not the tennis plaster) his wife had a hairdressers off the access road around the back the north east quadrant was the bookies the chemist and the chippy the south east was the post office run by Trevor Taylor I was the paperboy spare lad, doing my own round & picking up any other round that didn’t turn up the south east Quadrant Fruiters never had anything best to it that I knew of, but there was a track at the back of it running parallel with Errington Rd up to east bank Rd and was the garages
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  6. Rob Porter

    Tapton School

    Hi all. Robin Porter here. It was great to hear from you. I was at tapton from 1964 to 1969. I just about remember you Dave -we were in the same class - all this has got me thinking about my school days. Looking at the old photo's with the names shown brought back so many memories. I'll be in touch soon. Cheers Rob Porter
  7. BobN

    Punchbowl - Arbourthorne/Gleadless

    I had my wedding reception in The Punch Bowl in 1976. Think it cost £5 to hire the room for the evening! Those were the days.
  8. Snozzle

    Sheffield's Lost / Closed Pubs

    The Tap and Barrel, or the old Bull and Mouth as was, don't think I ever ventured into this one.
  9. Snozzle

    Sheffield's Lost / Closed Pubs

    And the Alexandra, I think this has been closed for about five years
  10. Colinsfoot

    The first love of my life.

    She's probably got four kids and an arse like a hippopotamus now....move on.
  11. Snozzle

    Sheffield's Lost / Closed Pubs

    This one's been closed for a few years now, The Old Harrow at the bottom of Duke Street.
  12. Paul Worrall

    Bands From Sheffield - The Definitive List

    Hi, If we go back to the 60's many pubs and clubs had concert rooms so there were hundreds of Sheffield and district bands. As kids we would go to the Centre Spot at Base Green and the Old Harrow (Wheel Barrow) on White Lane. An excellent band who I saw around Sheffield were called someting like the Quillers(?), they sounded a bit like the Animals. In addition to pubs I also saw them palying at some Lord Mayors twinning do at Whirlow Court in 1965. I think their lead singer was called Andy and their manager was a bloke called Charlie Parkin - what's happened to them? Another band I remember seeing at the Centre Spot which isn't mentioned was called Dean Web and the Spider Men. If Dean is still alive he'll be well in his 70's by now. Then if we go onto the late 60's there were the x2 Sheffield soul bands, the Pitiful Soul Band and the Travellers Express Soul Band. I have a vague memory of one of them backing Geno Washington and the Ramjam Band, but I can't remember which one or were it was? The Pitiful SB used to practice in a basement on Havolock Square or Filey Street, I think they were the first live bands I saw who had saxophones. I think Skippy used to play sax, they were brilliant. This was also the time of the Shades Night Club in the basement of the old cinema on Ecclesall Rd South, this excellent club brought a lot of Soul Music to the people of Sheffield, plus Joe Cocker night on Wednesday or possibly Thursday night. Wazzie Worrall
  13. Paul Worrall

    Punchbowl - Arbourthorne/Gleadless

    Hi, I went to Hurlfield Sch for Boys between 1963-68 (plenty of info and pics on Sheffield Schs - Hurlfield Sch for Boys. Sue has also started a Hurlfield Sch for Girls page). In the 5th yr when we were 15/16yrs I used to go in the Punch Bowl at lunch times with Ian 'Beerbone' Bickerton and Steve 'Big Will' Williams. The pub always appeared desserted in those days so we would get served. The landlord would ask if we were 18 and of course we lied, as we did in many other pubs at the time. There were many 'horror' stories about people getting caught drinking under age, especially in town with the Nelson being a favourite place to raid. I never saw one of our teachers in the Punch Bowl, which raises an interesting point - where did the teachers go at lunch time bearing in mind that we had nearly 1.5hrs? Perhaps they were in the Arbourthorn Hotel or Elm Tree? With so many pubs closed it's good to see that the Punch Bowl is still open, or was the last time I went past! Wazzie Worrall
  14. Dave Milner

    Tapton School

    There was a Robin Porter in my class at Tapton, was that you? See my 5xS picture: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/295743/29681873/in/album/599649: My 3xH picture: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/295743/29676769/in/album/599649
  15. sixspeed

    Tapton School

    Hi Rob I was at Tapton from 1966-1970, what years were you there? Sixspeed
  16. Rob Porter

    Tapton School

    HI all. I went to Tapton in the 60's. a lifetime ago. Rob Porter
  17. Taken from "The Best Pubs in Sheffield & District 1963/64 (According to the Riverdale Round Table)" I'd been told the Hen & Chickens was once a respectable place to go for a meal but I never really beleived it.
  18. lysandernovo

    Nunnery Carriage Sidings

    Well, that's certainly a heavyweight 1-Co Co-1 class 45/46 "Peak" diesel electric...a very common performer through the Midland station and the catenary masts are clear enough aren't they? Thanks for the memories!😄
  19. History dude

    Arctic Monkeys

    Full Chart discography from the Real Chart What is the Real Chart - link
  20. History dude

    Dave Berry

    I have got the actual chart positions for Dave Berry's records for the period 1966 to 1967. They are from the Real Chart. Below it on the explanation for the sales symbols used.
  21. Lorne Shields

    Sharrow Cycling Club

    Greetings from Thornhill, Ontario Canada. For a fellow Cycle Historian friend I am trying to find out a bit of intormation on the Sharrow Cycling Club which was formed in the late 1880s. Might anyone know who would have been the :President/Chairman during the 1920/30’s. My friend lives in Sheffield and has asked me for this information. IF you would be so kind, PLEASE reply directly to me via email >> [email protected] Thanks for any courtesies. Lorne Shields
  22. History dude

    Nunnery Carriage Sidings

    I think it needs a few pictures, perhaps to trigger more memories?
  23. The detail here almost certainly refers to 3 different premises. I'm fairly confident there would have been no such address as 115 Carlisle Street in the period of the Fisherman's Inn, Brightside (Ashmore). The Old White Swan, Brightside was run by Ashmore's around this time and I'd guess that this and the above stated were one and the same. William Royston was, in 1871, licensee of a beerhouse then addressed 115 Carlisle Street known as the Fisherman's Rest. Carlisle Street but was later renumbered and this property became #133. It did not retain it's former moniker, subsequently becoming the Cyclops. James Barnard & William Calaby were both licensees at a different beerhouse, which became 115/117 Carlisle Street post renumbering. The only name I presently know of for this house is the Grapes. Both the Cyclops & Grapes closed in 1913.
  24. leksand

    Brightside Lane - houses

    Sorry to labour the point, particularly as it is now evident that it is not relevant to your original enquiry, but this is not a matter of conjecture. Weedon Street, the street running from Carbrook & Tinsley to Brightside, was known as Brightside Lane in the late 1860s & early 1870s. It may not appear on preceding or subsequent OS Maps as such but it does on architects plans for official submission for developments in that part of Carbrook as well as magistrates' records precisely of that period. It was known as such, very reasonably, because it was the lane that ran to Brightside. Brightside Lane, Brightside Bierlow, the road that runs from Local Fields/Atlas to Brightside, the extent of which has probably been pretty consistently applied since Savil(l)e Street East extended to intersect it, is essentially today as it was in 1871 in terms of route. The Newhall area that it runs beside was an area undergoing significant development during the period discussed and the numbers designated to properties at that time subsequently received significant revision - as previously noted. Clearly the prospect of ambiguity from having two very significant roads known by the same name led to the official designation of Weedon Street to the Attercliffe cum Darnall version, possibly around this very time, possibly before. Notwithstanding this, Weedon Street continued to be known as Brightside Lane and the usage persisted, and amongst many who should have known better too. As late as 1897 certain property at the intersection of the roads now known as Weedon Street, Attercliffe Common and Sheffield Road was still addressed as "Brightside Lane End" in magistrates' records. As a further aside, I should probably have been more careful in my description of Newhall Road. Obviously my terminology "top" was understood as describing its intersection with Brightside Lane (Brightside Bierlow), although it does extend to Carlisle Street, East. There are, however, instances where Carlisle Road (the road running from Grimesthorpe to Newhall and not the nascent Carlisle Street of the 1850s OS map) is termed Newhall Road, the top of which describes a very different location - not particularly close to any Brightside Lane though.
  25. DaveH

    Where to find late 1960's OS Maps large scale?

    Narrows it down to a 7 year period then. The key may be Hurlfield Grammar school for girls (missing from the map). The boys school definately opened in 1956 but the girls school has a longer history and on more than one site (including at Abbeydale) and possibly more than one site on the Arbourthorne. There was a Myrtle Springs school, actually at Myrtle Springs long before Hurlfield and before Hurlfield itself took that name. The Hurlfield Girls school I am talking about is the one that became Ashleigh lower school, - I know it opened before the boys school in 1956 but I am not sure exactly when, - I think 1954 but it may date back a bit further narrowing the date range of the mao even further.
  26. John Cartwright

    Brightside Lane - houses

    Having looked at several maps in date order I reckon that:- 1854 Bents Lane (now called Brightside Lane) ran from Savile Street East along the top of Newhall Road to Brightside Bridge where there was a junction where the Bridge Inn used to be. Brightside Lane (now called Meadowhall Road) ran NE along the northern bank of the river to Brightside Mill. Mill Lane (now called Weedon Street) ran from Attercliffe Road to the junction at the Bridge Inn. 1890 Mill Lane is now called Weedon Street. Bents Lane is now called Brightside Lane and ends at the tram terminus at the side of the Bridge Inn. What used to be called Brightside Lane going NE alongside the river is now renamed Meadowhall Road. When all this happened I would guess around 1870 as the information from the 1871 census puts No. 5 Brightside Lane somewhere at the top of Newhall Road.
  27. leksand

    Brightside Lane - houses

    Having now checked it would appear you were correct in the first place. The property appears to have been near the top of Newhall Road - the Steam Clock being #2 Newhall Road. Seems that the seven properties you highlighted were numbered in sequence 1-7, SW to NE,leading up to the junction of Newhall & Brightside. No need to trust the idle speculation thrown up here!
  28. southside

    Brightside Lane - houses

    John this is the enumerators route from the 1871 census, it might give you a better idea as to where your ancestor was living. No5 Brightside Lane was on the last census page right at the end of his route, I've also included the next route he walked after leaving Brightside Lane.
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