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  1. 4 points
    I could never understand, in fact I still don’t, as to why the council allowed the destruction of all the old Victorian shops on Pinstone Street including the Cambridge Arcade, then add insult to injury allow the horrible buildings that were put up in their place. Thanks to picture Sheffield.
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    Amazing picture in High Street 1966 of a Victorian sewer. This was found during work to construct the new Castle Square roundabout.
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    I have recently helped write and install a second information board on the opposite side of the bridge in conjunction with Decathlon, who have been very supportive and interested.
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    Hello All, I'm delighted to say that I have been shortlisted for European Heritage Storyteller of the Year for 'Drainspotting'. The link here is the just published submission which formed the final part of the process. There are now just 20 stories left in the contest (of which I am one) and the final 10 are announced later this month. Hopefully there will more updates to follow but thank you very much to all the people who contributed to this long running thread which was part of my story and supporting evidence https://www.europeanheritagedays.com/Story/cfbd0/Drainspotting-%40%40%40-A-European-Story%2c-Made-in-Sheffield^^^
  6. 3 points
    Came across this little gem today. Little Matlock, Loxley.
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    The view over the wall is that of the GPO building on Flat Street so the street where the cars are parked must be Milk Street (If I've remembered the name correctly). It was at the back of the plot of land where the Odeon was built running from Norfolk Street. Strangely enough, I can't remember the business premises with the name Horsefield.
  9. 3 points
    A short Sheffield film documenting the Covid 19 Lockdown of 2020
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    Some interesting reading here and I wasn’t aware that the two Cinecenta screens were now part of the Odeon Luxe multi-screens on Arundel Gate, but I suppose they are actually in the basement!?! 😆 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/27483
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    I found this image a few days ago. It's not very clear as it's just from an old thumbnail, but it shows the war memorial at Wadsley Bridge with Sharpe's shop immediately behind it . Would this be the opening ceremony maybe? It looks very well attended!
  12. 3 points
    Here is another one from a postcard, dated 1908. Big curve in the tram tracks to Church Street.
  13. 3 points
    I would bet that everyone on here would agree with you, to me it;s as bad as chucking a brick through a window, it's a crime and should be dealt with as such.
  14. 3 points
    Here is a pic i took at the end of last year around the back of the ‘buildings’ for anyone whos interested It was just a quick point and click on the phone.
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    What do we know about the history of the Salvation Army Citadel building? It seems to have been neglected for years although there's talk of it finally being redeveloped and utilised again!
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    The Fitzalan Square toilets were upgraded in 1901 but it was realised they were inadequate and for the next six years the council hummed and harr'd about where to build more town centre toilets. In July 1908 the invitation to tender was issued for "UNDERGROUND LAVATORIES and an UNDERGROUND TRAMWAY OFFICE, and the FORMATION OF A BALUSTRADED TERRACE IN FITZALAN SQUARE"
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    The building attached to the Citadel and going around the corner into Pinstone Street and containing some shops and offices, was also part of the Salvation Army construction. (wonder if the Sally Army still own this block) Construction of the Citadel started around 1892! This dates the Picture Sheffield photograph to "c.1891"
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    Just back from one of my regular walks in the General Cemetery where I unexpectedly found the grave of Charles Ross. I'm interested in him as his name appears all over Sheffield's pavements. The firm made coal hole covers, tramway features, and more. Strangely I've found only one drain cover of his (just off Thompson Road at the bottom of the Botanical Gardens) which is in the c.1900-10 style.
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    Albert Jeffery, shopkeeper, 102 Walkley Road (Kelly's 1925). The building is still there https://goo.gl/maps/G3DA4Tzt93DC93DRA
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    JOIN OUR FiREWORKS CLUB
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    I’m at a loss as to why successive councils removed nearly all the monuments, obelisk etc, away from the town centre, I personally think the obelisk would enhance Fargate or the statue of Victoria that’s now languishing in Endcliffe Park. Nearly every town and city I’ve visited statues and other historical information abound, the best and most memorable city I’ve ever visited was Edinburgh, it blew me away.
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    Sheffield had a few one offs, here are three, there must have been more. The first one is a one off colour scheme on a Regent 1, ex show bus that was full fronted but converted to half cab, sensibly, when it came to Sheffield. The second was fleet number 54, AEC Regal, the only half canopy body for Sheffield. The third was, I think the only Sheffield Transport Bedford, not in my opinion a good advert for Cravens.
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    Here's a couple of pictures of ATJ 778 from the Leyland Torque magazine.
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    The proprietor was George Reuben Barron, b 1854, Scotton Lincolnshire. In the late 1870's his business premises were at 27 Penistone Road. In the 1881 census he was single, boarding at 57 Cross Bedford Street. By 1891 he was living at 7 Jobson Rd, with his nephew Reuben Welch, a harness maker. The earliest I can find him trading as Roscoe's in the newspaper's is a reference to them exhibiting in the Ecclesfield Agricultural Show in 1889. In August of the same year they relocated to Infirmary Road from their previous premises on Penistone Road. He married in 1898, and in 1901 had accommodation on his business premises at No 1 Infirmary Road. In July of 1902, everything went up for auction. By September 1905, Tomlinson's were advertising at Roscoes Carriage and Motor Works. Tomlinson's tenure seems to be fairly brief, the property had been advertised in May 1905. It doesn't appear that George was a failure...this article from 1929 suggests he was very much a success.
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    Photo courtesy @Old rider Can anyone remember the Neepsend tram route?
  26. 2 points
    I was thinking the same when I saw that one from Picture Sheffield. A couple of post WW2 shots from Britain from Above, showing the neighbouring buildings as well 1947 1952
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    Looks like the same building (look at windows), but appears to have been knocked about a bit? "Moore Street at junction of Hanover Street, from Ecclesall Road, No 152, Moore Street, Burgon and Son Ltd., Grocers " https://www.picturesheffield.com/t00421
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    "Horse drawn carriage belonging to Joseph Tomlinson and Sons on Moore Street" https://www.picturesheffield.com/p00308 Image edited
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    I would say it is the building seen here. "Horse drawn carriage belonging to Joseph Tomlinson and Sons on Moore Street" https://www.picturesheffield.com/p00308
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    Vulcan by Ian Spooner
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    1930 photograph of Pinstone Street showing the statue of Queen Victoria leaving for its new resting place in Endcliffe Park.
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    It has recently been converted to an Easy Hotel, so perhaps it is not going to be demolished any time soon. I can't imagine the owners spending lots of money on converting the building if demolition was likely.
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    Sheffield's buses at 100 Years
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    The two AEC Regent buses joined the fleet in 1936 and stayed in service for 12 to 14 years. A late war-years Utility bodied, (probably Daimler) is the other bus which would have survived until the mid-fifties. Number 31 is shown here on the Inner Circular route 8/9. Around this time,immediate post-war years, it was the practice to advertise that 'Special' buses would meet certain Rail Excursion trains (with a late return time) to help passengers to get home. If I remember correctly there was a standard fare of 6d and Inspectors would tell passengers which of the waiting vehicles to board. When all the vehicles were ready to leave the drivers would then set off to the districts allocated to his bus, so your day could end up on a 'Mystery Tour' before you eventually got home! The date of the photo (if not already known) could be mid-1946/47or 48 , any offers?
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    If you've been to the National Emergency Services Museum on West Bar, you might have seen the Dalek shaped wartime air raid/fire warden shelter? Originally located on the roof of the Sheffield Twist Drill on Summerfield Street, it was fabricated by the firm's maintenance department to provide some protection for the guy on fire watch duty. You can see the location of the shelter in these Britain from Above photographs taken in 1948.
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    It was originally the Boys' Charity School, built in 1825, and it is a grade II listed building: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1270817 This view is effectively the side and rear of the building - the main entrance appears to be on East Parade. Which is all I know about it (at the moment)
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    Thanks for the photo' though I am sad to see a place that was in the heart of the city being transformed to that. Graffiti again also, (sorry my pet hate) , bring back the the old tough copper on the beat with a big truncheon.
  42. 2 points
    Have you ever taken a photo of something that aroused your curiosity, made you smile, chuckle or laugh out loud? Why not share them here? Here are a couple to get started;
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    A recent follower of Sheffield History site, I was very interested in the conversation about Lees House. I lived very close for several years during the 60's and early 70's and remember it well. I only went into the house a few times when my friend and I were delivering the parish magazine to an old lady who lived upstairs. I remember a very large, dark and imposing hall with a staircase complete with polished dark wood banister that led to the flat we delivered to. We left the magazine by the door and ran as fast as we could to get out of the place. It was definitely creepy. We never saw any occupants on any of the times we were there. The outside of the building was black and very overgrown but from my bedroom window I could see the roof and upper floor. The entrance was via a driveway at the bottom of Beverley's Road. I think the large stone gate posts and part of the wall are still there. The other large house of interest and probably of a similar age in the area was West House, or West View as it is called in some maps and documents. I don't remember anyone living there, in fact it was quite derelict when I knew it. It was right at the end of Norton Lees Road and was demolished and replaced with flats during the late 60's? This is one house I wish I had investigated and would love to know more about it. It is mentioned in the 1850 Norton Estate Sale as being occupied by a Mrs Parker but if anyone has any more information or a photograph that would be great. I've seen a photo of the gate posts with partially obscured house behind on Picture Sheffield but that's the only one (apart from the illustration in the Norton Estate Sale of 1850) As Lees House isn't mentioned in the sale it presumably wasn't part of the Norton Estate?
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    I ran a Heritage Open Days explore of Beeley Woods last year. It is a very interesting place! I believe that the structure is part of a water power system. Just visible bottom left is the beginning of a wooden beam that runs the full length which I think must have been part of a device to control water flow (being raised or lowered as needed). There is a lot of stonework on show when the river is low that's for sure. Having said this I'd be more than happy to learn something new. I posted on here somewhere about the area last summer when I was planning the walk.
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    I agree boginspro, people daubing graffiti on historic structures, should be taken to court
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    I'll let someone else have a go at this one so sent you a message, just tell me if I am correct please. Shame about the graffiti .
  49. 2 points
    Photo of old slum housing on Peel Street in Broomhill, showing J Bower & Co Electrical Engineers and further down it looks like a Kennings Motors garage? Also check out the red Green Un van in the first photo!
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    My mother use to take me and my sisters for our Whitsun tide clothes [once a year rig-out.] Most families used Banners cheques, just another way of paying weekly. Blanchards did a similar thing This is a painting of old Banners done by my brother.
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