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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.
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    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.
  12. 2 points
    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
    The white building would be the old Brook Shaw's garage
  17. 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
  18. 1 point
    Before the city of Sheffield was redeveloped many times over it was a hustling, bustling cramped city full of buildings that are no longer with us. Thankfully we have way more open space than we used to have. Take a look above - what can you see that is no longer there?
  19. 1 point
    I seem to remember my dad telling me it was so well built some dynamite had to be used, don’t know if that’s true but I’m one of those who believed every word uttered by their fathers.
  20. 1 point
    It might be quicker to list what is still there, especially in the foreground! Just about everything in that part of the image has gone, including most of the road layout. It was the Town Hall and the church spires in the upper part of the image which made me realise what I was looking at. What catches my eye is the tall building in the middle of Walker & Hall's factory. How plain it looks despite having been built at a time when tall buildings were usually rather ornate, such as the nearby Town Hall. Come to think of it, how about a factory of that size being in what we now think of as a retail, office and leisure based city centre.
  21. 1 point
    Cossey Road in Burngreave took a direct hit. A part of the road still exists but with no houses left now I think. Victims are buried nearby in Burngreave Cemetery. It must have been particularly terrifying given that most people would have never seen an aircraft before. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s00146&pos=1&action=zoom&id=4140
  22. 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:
  23. 1 point
    You can see from this 1952 Britain from Above Photograph, the plot of land on the corner of Flat Street and Norfolk Street where the Joseph Rogers cutlery factory was located, construction for the Odeon Cinema is under way.
  24. 1 point
    Hi and welcome to the site. Thanks for your post and appeal for help. I'm sure there will be many along soon to help you out! (I wasn't in that industry).
  25. 1 point
    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
    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.
  27. 1 point
    The Penny Farthing in Sheffield City Centre Does anyone have any more info on this discotheque?
  28. 1 point
    I doubt it. Between 1975-6 I worked at Middlesbrough Central Library and we charged 2p a sheet single-sided and 3p double for photocopying. I'd guess the costs of a small bit of cheap paper in a machine with lowish resolution would be significantly less.
  29. 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.
  30. 1 point
    Photograph taken from Grove Square (off Penistone Road).
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  32. 1 point
    The Victoria Hotel pub on Langsett Road also known as The Victoria Vaults. Victoria Vaults (formerly Victoria Hotel), No. 327 Langsett Road at the junction with Woodland Street, next to the old Toll Bar House Demolilshed in the early 1970's for a road widening scheme (in the end that space wasn't affected at all) and now just a patch of grass!
  33. 1 point
    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
  34. 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
  35. 1 point
    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/
  36. 1 point
    Good call boginspro! That would bring back some fond memories of my time attending night school classes at the old College of Technology on Tudor Way (previously Arundel Street) The plumbing workshop didn't have anywhere to mash, the tutor would allow us out two at a time to take our 10 minute break at the Adelphi, remember Elvis always playing on the jukebox, we'd make jokes about it, Elvis being so uncool to teenagers in 64.
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  38. 1 point
    Thank you everyone that has been very helpful 🤗
  39. 1 point
    The Lescar is further on
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  41. 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.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Another view - this time you can see Hillsborough the home of Sheffield Wednesday in the very top right hand side
  44. 1 point
    No it wasn't, Redgates was next door, above Woolworths. Trams stopped running in 1960.
  45. 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).
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  47. 1 point
    Hi Everyone.. I use to be one of the Djs at Genevieve's and also upstairs at Mona Lisa's in the mid 70s along with the other Dj at the time Peter? and still in contact on Facebook with the bars manager at the time David Bagshaw.. Great club with many students and nurses during the week, especially students night. Max O'mara was the owner and i cant remember his offsider at the time..The era was when funk music was in vogue and the start of Saturday Night Fever..great times..great music.. Then i moved to the Top Rank Suite/Steely's/Improvisions.. Loved it....Miss it...
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 1 point
    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 ...
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