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    I certainly do remember the Christmas lights, Timsons and Cockaynes. 1967 according to Picture Sheffield https://www.hpacde.org.uk/picturesheffield/jpgh_sheffield2/w02776.jpg 1971 https://www.hpacde.org.uk/picturesheffield/jpgh_sheffield2/s45453.jpg
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    We’ve lost so much just for the car to get ease of travel, the councillors in the town hall at the time should have hung their heads shame, the oldest parts of the city, High Street, Cambridge Street, Backfields, Rockingham Lane etc are now a complete joke, buildings designed by Stevie Wonder.
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    Pond Street Bus Station in 1947 - Sheffield City Centre Really interesting for those of us not old and wise enough to remember the buildings on the right hand side that were replaced by the likes of Cinecentre, The Fiesta, The Top Rank Club etc
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    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
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    How much can you remember about Change Alley in Sheffield City Centre? What exactly was it? What buildings, shops and businesses were there? Any memories of change alley that you can share with us?
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    This barn (situated on Clodhall Lane near Baslow) crops up 3 times in the film, including when Jane (Ruth's daughter) is accosted by a pair of youths (Gaz and Spike) and shortly afterwards where she's seen grappling on the floor. Its also seen silhouetted on the horizon as Ruth struggles to find cover to give birth. Sorry that there's no cinematic serenity to associate with this peaceful spot but that's the nature of the film. I watched it aged 14 when it was first aired on Sunday 23rd September 1984 and have been equally fascinated and terrified of the whole thing ever since.
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    Yes, and the traffic used to flow clockwise round it. At the far end you could turn right at traffic lights to go up St Philips Road.
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    My grandad used to own a butchers shop in Sheffield name Fred Phillips going back to the 30s 40s 50s any information be most grateful
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    My grandparents Joseph and Doris Pryor ran the shop at the corner of Parkwood Road and Neepsend Lane opposite Andrews Toledo steel works. My mother (also Doris Pryor) tells me that her father’s shop was destroyed by the bomb that killed a large number of the Breedon family and two members of the Clarke family. She also recalls two boys were blown into the 60-foot crater caused by the blast but were rescued, shocked and scratched to pieces and in a terrible state. The pub you mentioned I think was called the Victoria Pub and nicknamed the Monkey. There is further information about this pub on the Sheffield Forum I believe. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/92439-anyone-remember-the-monkey-at-neepsend/#comments Mum remembers family names of people on or around Parkwood Road were: Mary Milner who ran a sweet shop next to the Monkey pub, Pugh family, Herbert, Frank, and Harry, (nick named happy Harry as always smiling), Mary, Ivy, Doreen, Evelyn & Vera. Other names were the Scotts, Wiberleys, Archboulds, Crooks, Blagdens, Haythorns, Haddingtons, Watsons and Ashby’s. Mum also mentioned Ike Crookes was the man who was the person on blazing Neepsend gas tanks trying to extinguish the fires caused by bombing. Apparently this brave gentleman also saw action in the Navy in the battle with the German Graf Spee battleship. See also: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/250622-crookes-family-from-neepsend-in-the-1920-60s/
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    Photo of the Hole In The Road in Sheffield City Centre all lit up for Christmas! I don't ever remember it looking like this - do you?
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    Inside of the Adelphi pub, Arundal Street, best pub in Sheffield and a regular call for me.
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    Thank you everyone that has been very helpful 🤗
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    Opposite the bottom of the graveyard, next to the modern looking office block think that was Geo. Clarke rolling mills, the end of which can be seen in your last pic.
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    Ah thanks man, that is a very nice compliment! Take care and stay safe.
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    What a great variety of utility bodied buses delivered during the war years, AEC, Guy and Daimler in Grey livery then.You can identify them as they did not have separate route number indicators. The 3rd from the right hand side of the picture, a Guy, has the Manchester style body. The background now is dominated by the 'Polytechnic' building.
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    It was 48/49 when Austin and Morris launched new models of family cars and petrol coupons became available, though it was around 4 shillings a gallon. The Suez crisis in 1956 put a shilling a gallon on the pump price,so I would say once the new models came through prices began to normalise.My first car in 1956 (a 1938 Austin 10) cost £110.
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    Enlargement of air photo of Woodthorpe Colliery 1927. It was still in operation as you can see smoke coming out of the chimney.
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    Some enlargements of air photos Stand House farm 1927 it was demolished a few years later to make room for the school. Nunnery Farm 1935 showing around it MASSIVE excavations connected with the colliery. Springwood Cottage wasn't really a farm but probably connected to the Woodthorpe Colliery. It stood near Queen Mary Road. Access was via Pit Lane.
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    The fines office was down there too.
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    Remember my son buying the Gremlin Graphics computer game "Monty Mole" for his Sinclair Spectrum, the computer games of the time required a cassette tape player to load onto the computer, a bit hit and miss! sometimes taking several goes to load. Calendar the local ITV news program did a feature on Gremlin Graphics and their "Monty Mole" game (said to be inspired by the miners strike of 84) featuring King Arthur's castle And from the Times of 84 this article!
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    Yes. The tall gable end of the building on the left still stands. The shop 'Harrolls' seems to be still there but boarded up. The trees are new! Water Lane went down between the City School of Motoring and Direct Curtains. I think Water Lane nick was down there. There were a few stumbled and fell going down there to be charged at 'the Nick'! "He just tripped, honest Sarge."
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    The houses we demolished certainly have, we were responsible for most of the demolition in that area,Kent, Tillotson, Gleadless, Richards, Anns Roads down to Brammall lane
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    There were bombed buildings ( shops) there after the war until site was cleared (just before 1950 I think). photo attached
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    The Royal Exchange Buildings, Lady's Bridge, Sheffield Built in 1900 by John Henry Bryars they originally housed a home for "the lost dogs of Sheffield" and a veterinary surgery for the working animals of early industrial Sheffield, particularly horses, for which there are ramps to every floor. Photo : Charlotte Tollyfield https://www.pinterest.co.uk/CTSilversmith/
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    No it wasn't, Redgates was next door, above Woolworths. Trams stopped running in 1960.
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    Sheffield Independent 04 May 1822 Kings Head Coach Office, Change Alley.
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    Sheffield Register, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, & Nottinghamshire Universal Advertiser 25 April 1794 Could Lot 1 be the four story building in the centre of the photo ?? ( Left of centre )
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    Sheffield Daily Telegraph 28 August 1902 The Rufford Road Sewer is to small to carry away the contents that the larger sewers pour into it.
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    Good afternoon everyone, Not sure if anyone can help, but here goes. My father house when he was a lad at 104 Bungay Street had a compulsory purchase order on it as can be seen in the London Gazette of 1946, and it duly was torn down. I am interested in how I would go about finding out what year that particular house was built? Anyone help please?
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    Under a slightly new name Lysander is back after an absence of a year or more! I visited the Wicker Cinema back in the late 1950s to see "Dunkirk" along with a French exchange student. A rather unfortunate choice of film for Pierre especially when the emphasis seemed to be how the French had let us down!
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    Thanks RLongden. I don't remember Mrs Lawson but I can add some more information. s20962 the building in the foreground with the debris on top I think was an air raid shelter built in the war. When I was young it was used as a storeroom by Burgon the grocers whose warehouse backed on to court 23. My mates and I used to climb on top of it and regularly got chased off by the storeman. We also had to walk all the way round this to get to our outside toilet which was in a row backing on to a wall behind Burgons. The young girl in the photograph is almost certainly Carol Hodder who lived at the first house which I think was court 23/3. The next house 23/2 was Mrs Clara Marshall who was a widow and had three sons all much older than me. She used to babysit us when my brother and I were small. 23/1 was the Whiteheads' there granddaughter Kay/Kate? was in the same class as my brother Mel at St Silas. t00498 You're right I lived at 123 the centre house at 125 were the Priests, I think Herbert and Mary it's his motorbike you can see on the picture with Mrs Lawson in it. At 121 were either the Furniss family or the Crossleys. Might have been the Furnisses as I vaguely remember them having a child and not long after they moved. Somewhere I have a photo of my brother's 7th birthday party (Feb 1959) which Rolin Crossley from next door came to.so they must have moved before then. t00497 we used to climb over the wall and play on the bomb site it was also used as a dumping site for old mattresses and other stuff.. There was also bomb damage on the other side of the street but no wall to climb over! s31826 Primitive Methodist Chapel we used to play on this. There was a family further up the street call West I can't remember what number. There oldest son, Geoff, who was a year or two older than me was mad about the navy/sea so this doubled as a submarine, pirate ship or warship depending in what took his fancy on the day. He had a brother called Trevor who was the same age as my brother Melvyn and in the same class at St Silas. s33116 Hodgson Strret meeting room used to go to Sunday School here but only to get enough points to get on the summer picnic! s25001 St Silas school attended this from 1954-60. Three of us from there passed our 11+ in 1960 Peter Levitt went to King Ted's, Kathleen? Moseley went to King Egberts and me to Abbeydale Boys (this was a major shock for the Headteacher Mr Hill, and me) who thought any school I went to would be Approved as I was always in trouble for something! And finally s17414 the woman with the blonde hair is my mother Violet Warrs (nee Machin). I think they moved onto the street when they got married in 1936 and lived there until we were moved in 1962 to Nottingham Cliff at Pitsmoor. I first came across this by accident my brother-in-law had been reading a book "More images of Sheffield" by Keith Farnsworth and this image is in there. There is also a picture of court 23 with the washing hanging out to dry. The other lady in the picture was Mrs Jackson who was quite elderly and frail at the time. Of course the Council in its wisdom moved her to a block of high rise flats. I can remember mum taking us to see her, she was very unhappy. The cars in the street all belonged to the Funeral Director.
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    Thank you so much for all of this, which gives me a great deal to go at. Fantastic to see where My great aunts lily and mary lived (i think they were operating as a shop at No 8, certainly when their mother was arrive (she died in 1939).
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    During the Blitz (night of 12th December 1940) Neepsend Gas works received a cluster of incendiary bombs. The Gas Works exploded as firemen were trying to put out the flames. Then a parachute mine landed between the gasholders, and there was a further mine which landed (probably on number 15 Parkwood Road, per a reminiscence on Britainfrom Above site) ( but see the “bombs map” below) The dead were: Breedon Anita 3 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Cyril 35 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Eva 32 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon George 11 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Terence 5 months 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Clarke John 45 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road but in 1939 was an unemployed mill labourer, and living at number 22 Parkwood Road with mother Lettice. Possibly they were sheltering with the Breedon family? Clarke Lettice 69 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Munks Frank 52 13 Dec 1940 Parkwood Road The 1939 census (via FindMyPast) shows the Milners at number 8 Parkwood Road: Frank Hides Munks was a Police War Reserve Constable. Frank was a market trader who lived at 36 Rockley Road with his wife Marjorie, and their children Frank H junior (a tram conductor, later to die on 31st January 1942 when HMS Belmont was sunk by a torpedo from U-82 off Nova Scotia), Marjorie junior (an assistant teacher), Reginald (a market trader) and Daphne (a shop assistant). The Victoria Hotel, in whicj Frank may have been sheltering, was at 248 Neepsend Lane, at the corner of Parkwood Road, run by Ernest and Edith Dyson in September 1939. It was nicknamed “the monkey”, as one of its landlords once had a pet monkey. The Dysons were not killed on the night of the Blitz, and the pub seems to have survived. Photos of Neepsend Lane and the gas works are available on PictureSheffield https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Neepsend_Gasworks(%24|+%2B)%3B A pre-war photo shows Parkwood Road going between the largest gas holder and the other four. The odd numbered houses are the nearest and number right to left. A post war map of 1954 shows that the even numbered houses had been demolished due to damage by incendiaries, along with the odd numbers up to 19: There's an overview and research guide of the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-local-studies/research/Blitz study guide v1-3.pdf There are stories about the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1151/ See the comment right at the bottom of the page here: https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW015598 The Britainfromabove site has many aerial photos of the Neepsend area Various photos of Parkwood Road here: https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Park_Wood_Road(%24|+%2B)%3B Further info here: https://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffield/pitsmoorwardead.htm
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    I came across a photo of the station concourse dated to 1969. There clearly is a kiosk here, though you can't make out the owner it clearly looks like a Smith one. Interestingly too during my research I came upon several items that have survived the demolition of the site. There are a number of notice boards from the station at the National Railway Museum. However there are no images on line of them, probably not on display either. And a signal box name plate that went up for auction and sold to an unknown bidder. And to round it all off a train spotters note book for May 1965!
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    I used to be a barmaid in Sinatras as I knew the owner and his girlfriend Jean. It was a great place and it used to get packed on Fri and Sat night. I remember helping to get it open, all the clean up and wet paint just an hour before the doors opened. Great times. Used to work the bottom bar and get drenched in beer as we used to have to change the barrels under the bar as there wasn't a cellar and the barrels were changed at an amazing rate and I remember the bar being 10 deep all night long! Totally exhausting but real fun. I remember Aileen, she was amazing and we all thought she was really old because she was 38!! but she looked really good and was a really nice gal!
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    More on the Town Hall, including our best chance at a representation of it ! First Goslings map of 1836 (town hall is number 12) Secondly Thomas Oughtibridges view of Sheffield (town hall has a number 3 above it, immediately to the left of the Church). The view appears to be from somewhere out at West Bar, we're looking at the back of the current Cathedral. Number 2, could be the Vicarage, any other ideas? Finally a map from 1780, shows where Orchard Street got its name, also that New Street and Figtree Lane were once, one and the same place ...