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  1. 4 points
    Weston bank. That's Wards Universtity bookshop ahead.
  2. 3 points
    Covers more than just Penistone. Includes: Stocksbridge, Langsett, Thurgoland, Midhope, etc. Includes a photo gallery. https://penistonearchive.co.uk/
  3. 2 points
    Alexandre Ltd, Tailors and before the closure of all the retailers on that side of The Moor, was a branch of River Island I believe? Also a coincidence on two counts, in that they were both clothing retailers and both had/have branches on The Moor and Fargate. Photos show current building, but believe it now may have been gutted, along with all the others, although I understand all the limestone frontages had to be retained? Will be good to see the results of the rebuilding and the regeneration of The Moor, as it was getting really quite shabby? link to Picture Sheffield, showing both locations of Alexandre in different eras.. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Alexandre+&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Alexandre%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%%%3B#rowNumber6
  4. 2 points
    Pity the lorry driver couldn't read the signs!
  5. 2 points
    I reckon it is Western Bank, looking down towards Brook Hill. The single storey shops are at the top of Hounsfield Road. From the trams then and now topic:
  6. 2 points
    I personally would rather have what we’ve lost to what we have now, too many flats and apartments, the Peace Gardens have been ruined, it’s now just play area, the well set out flower beds and calm almost serene atmosphere has been lost.
  7. 2 points
    Here's a rather older advert, from 1929.
  8. 2 points
    Heads-up... new video incoming next Wednesday: The Sheffield Guide to Stoneface's Secret Sculpture Park premieres at 7pm on Wednesday 8 April on YouTube! Filmed last year at Stoneface Creative's beautiful woodland sculpture park, this is one of my favourite videos so far (you'll see why!)... and will hopefully be a nice bit of relaxing escapism for you to watch in the current climate. Set a reminder here: https://sheff.info/stoneface
  9. 2 points
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  10. 2 points
    I remember kids throwing in plastic money they had stolen from math lessons in those machines. Sometimes washers if you could get hold of them. More money to spend on spice after school.
  11. 2 points
    Yes Videmat machines on double door OMO buses. They would have been OK if people could have been trusted. Unfortunately some passengers put all sort of rubbish in them and we had to frequently radio for the Videmat van to come and unjam them. It was amazing how many passengers would jump up and alight at the site of an inspector at a bus stop that the bus was approaching.
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    The Old Toll Bar house at 329 Langsett Road between Woodland Street and Victor Street This building still stands but the front extended part was removed when the road widened Also shown on the extreme left is The Victoria Hotel, later called Victoria Vaults. This pub closed in the early 1970's.
  13. 2 points
    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
  14. 2 points
    Redevelopment of Pond Street showing (left) the possible construction of Fiesta nightclub, (right) Pawson and Brailsford, printers, and (centre) Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street
  15. 2 points
    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
  16. 1 point
    It looks to me that the chimney is part of the Sharrow Vale Laundry. There is certainly a chimney marked at the eastern end of the site adjacent to the Lescar Hotel on 1950s Map 228
  17. 1 point
    The links to directories at historicaldirectories.org in the post above are broken. These directories can now be found at http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4/search/searchterm/Yorkshire/field/place/mode/exact/conn/and/order/nosort I shall update the individual links when time permits.
  18. 1 point
    Here's how it looks at the time of writing. The Vulcan Inn is currently Vulcan Studios a band rehearsal space
  19. 1 point
    A really old photograph of FItzalan Square here. Are we looking down Haymarket on the right hand side or are we looking down towards Pond Street?
  20. 1 point
    New video exploring the Megatron and the culvert tunnel system - contains history of the rivers and plans for the future of the culverts:
  21. 1 point
    Two views of Hillsborough Corner taken in June 2007:
  22. 1 point
    The two “ W” on either end of the building are still there despite a new store now being on the site.
  23. 1 point
    Hi folks, hope everyone is doing well in the present circumstances. I've read with great interest some of the fascinating accounts in these forums of what life was like to be a steelworker in Sheffield from the late '50s up to the present day - everything from the working conditions to during-shift 'beer breaks'! I am a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, although I studied (and lived) in Sheffield over a decade ago and have retained a great love for the city ever since. I just wanted to ask if anyone would be interested in sharing their experiences with me, past or present, for a paper I am writing on the effects of deindustrialisation on men's lives, and their identities. Experiences in Sheffield are unique, insightful and deserve to be documented/remembered! This could be anything from an informal chat over the telephone, or some email exchanges, to something more structured. Any insights offered would be much appreciated, and would remain anonymous of course. Should anyone be at all interested, please let me know and I will give you my email address. Otherwise, thank you for reading anyway!
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    I don't suppose they were really very fantastic to live in, as detailed maps suggest that they were back to backs. Whilst perusing some old maps to get my bearings (Wincobank not being a part of the city I now very well) I note that between the publication of 25 inch maps in 1905 and 1923 the roads in this area got renamed: School Street became Robin Hood Road Princes Street became Prestwich Street Thomas Street became Tansley Street Victoria Road became Vauxhall Road:
  26. 1 point
    The building is on Shalesmoor and the junction of Shepherd Street, not Matthew Street. Used as an antiques centre, until recently.
  27. 1 point
    Used to buy my sunday papers from there. Had to put all the supplements together with the paper, they were all spread out on the floor. Woman who owned it very scary. Think the Star called her the battling granny after fighting off group of teenagers trying to rob the shop.
  28. 1 point
    They were great for kids, since the fare was only 2p. But I guess the adults used to drop a smaller amount and go a lot further. Mind you the fares were that cheap it wouldn't hardly make a difference! During busy times, the videmat users would get a seat faster than someone needing change, especially if the passengers didn't know the fare, or wanted to know if the bus went to this or that place. They were only used on double door buses, which tended to be selective routes. I don't think the 95 ever had them on for example, but the 2 and 59 outer circular did. I also remember them being broken down a lot.
  29. 1 point
    Demolished by ADH Demolition.
  30. 1 point
    The building shown is the separate infant school...erected a few years before the two storey junior school. The game we played was "hop scotch"....not "hotch cross"...failing memory!😄 I lived in the farthest (the fifth chimney) of the block of three semis. In the distance is Nunnery Colliery and the rest of the background is made up of the extensive allotments...now the site of CostCO.
  31. 1 point
    The Old Toll Bar House on Langsett Road as it looks currently
  32. 1 point
    Presentation of Cup. Sheffield Evening Telegraph 26 April 1939
  33. 1 point
    I wrote an article on pubs and I indicated that Wrekin Pub was indeed the one in the photo, all my research pointed to it, with entries and names in local directories.
  34. 1 point
    Desertion. Sheffield Evening Telegraph 27 June 1914
  35. 1 point
    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
  36. 1 point
    No, that is Stanedge (Stanage) Lodge. Beautiful photo!
  37. 1 point
    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
  38. 1 point
    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?
  39. 1 point
    Thank you everyone that has been very helpful 🤗
  40. 1 point
    Change Alley, Cupola on the old bank on Commercial Street can be seen far left, further timber framed buildings lost to road widening schemes. Kings Arms on right alongside Blackshaws, Charles Dickens stayed here when he visited the town.
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  42. 1 point
    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.
  43. 1 point
    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
  44. 1 point
    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).
  45. 1 point
    Hi Everyone, I wrote a new blog about They Must Be Russians at the Blitz club at the George IV pub, in January 1980. http://www.mylifeinthemoshofghosts.com/2016/03/25/they-must-be-russians-blitz-club-at-the-george-iv-pub-tuesday-29th-january-1980/ Enjoy. Dodger
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    Hi Bayleaf The first cutting is a letter from The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Tuesday, February 21, 1893; The second cutting is from The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Saturday, October 20, 1900. This may be the same James William Harrison who lived at Tapton Grange
  48. 1 point
    Hey!!!! I think I was there that day! I remeber having the machine freebies, we tried it again when we went back a week later, but it didn't work, so we went and told the cafe assistant that we had put our money in and haven't received our crisps (bones, remeber those?) so we also got a freebie that week!
  49. 1 point
    Here's a photo I took whilst experimenting with my camera on an open shutter You'll also find a copy here: http://www.rocknroll.force9.co.uk/cinemas/...o7.html#kingdom I used to frequent the Gaumont a lot towards it's latter years , mainly to use the video library that they installed at the back of the foyer. The Manager at that time was Paul Archer, a smashing fella who loved the building and would tell you all about it. He once took me to the little lane around the back (where the mini in the previous posting was) and pointed out a row of windows that could no longer be looked out of since the stairway behind them had been blocked off during the conversion to multi screens. When the cinema was converted from 1 to 2 screens he pointed out that they had a JCB in the building, digging out to make screen one deeper and that when the 3rd screen was added, an extention was built on the roof which at first wasn't insulated, so in winter the audience froze and in summer it was boiling. He fought to keep the name Gaumont, because the Rank Organisation called the majority of their cinemas "Odeons" and he told them that Sheffielders associated the name "Odeon" with the cinema in Fitzallan Square (which was by now the Top Rank Bingo). I also asked why were they pulling it down, was it due to poor attendances? He said "No. If we get the right films the place would still pack out, but when a development company offers the owners a few million pounds for the site and will incorporate 3 moderns screens into the bargain, how could they refuse?" As I said, a smashing & interesting fella.
  50. 1 point
    TOWD RAG AND TAG IS WHERE WIFE BOUGHT HER SHOES WHEN WE MARRIED BUT ON A SAD NOTE, YOU MAY REMEMBER TURNERS TOOL STORE ON THE CORNER ENTRANCE,I WAS IN HOSPITAL (INFIRMARY) AND Mr TURNER WAS IN THE BED ACCROSS WIRED UP. HE ALLWAYS KEPT ASKING IF I WAS OK AND SAYING THINGS TO KEEP ME HAPPY. HE DIED DAYS AFTER I CAME OUT IN 1956.
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