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  1. 3 points
    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
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    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.
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    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.
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    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
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    Redevelopment of Pond Street showing (left) the possible construction of Fiesta nightclub, (right) Pawson and Brailsford, printers, and (centre) Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street
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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
  10. 2 points
    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?
  11. 2 points
    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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    Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative Society Ltd., Parkwood Springs Branch (Neepsend Branch), No. 20 Boyland Street and the corner of Manners Street
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    The long low building was erected in 1933. The taller addition was completed in 1939.
  14. 1 point
    That looks like White's Fiat digger.
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    Don't know how long it was closed, Aaron White demolished it and we bought the roof from him.
  16. 1 point
    I've added a search function to my listing of bands who played the City Hall - additions (and ticket scans) welcomed! http://sheffieldmusicarchive.co.uk/sheffield-city-hall/sheffield-city-hall-gigs/
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    The road line appears to be the same so I would suggest the front part of the building was removed to allow the footpath to be made up to a normal width.
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    mine would be a photo of the original Wordsworth Tavern which was demolished in 1966
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    I met my wife in the Elephant, when we were a bit skint on a Thursday, the landlady put music on the juke box for us knowing we would feed it when we got paid on a Friday, plus Saturday and Sunday. It was a cracking pub and to demolish it for the sake of a Halfords store was just criminal.
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    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
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    No, that is Stanedge (Stanage) Lodge. Beautiful photo!
  24. 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?
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    Thanks, I have not seen that one before but have good reason to remember Christmas '67 (could be a year out or even miles off). I worked for Timpson's at the time. Timpson shops is next to Cockaynes.
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    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.
  29. 1 point
    Alcatraz was in the same building, in the 80s/90s sometime I suppose. I remember those shops from the 1960s, they've changed a lot over the years.
  30. 1 point
    The Mumtaz I remember was on Union Street, just down from the rear of the Peace Gardens. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s24139&pos=1&action=zoom&id=26592 Great food and was a Saturday night favourite in the 80’s, but never went to the one on Chesterfield Road....
  31. 1 point
    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.
  32. 1 point
    Ah thanks man, that is a very nice compliment! Take care and stay safe.
  33. 1 point
    I found my own answer. 😄
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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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    Check out this glorious photograph of Sheffield City Centre showing an old tram, a bus, and cars all in the same shot! Also - Woolworth & C on the right hand side of the picture Any idea what year this might have been?
  36. 1 point
    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 Old Blue Ball on Bradfield Road in Hillsborough This now gone pub on Hillsborough Corner used to be extremely popular before falling on hard times and then eventually closing down and is now totally demolished
  39. 1 point
    My guess is late 50's or very early 60's. The Bedford van is pulling out of Button Lane or Carver St. so it's before Pauldens Department Store was built. I don't have a solid date for this. Woolworths store was previously Redgates in the early 50's until Furnival Gate was built and then Redgates moved around the corner. Don't have a solid date for this either but Furnival Gate was built at the same time as Pauldens Store. So photo was taken between those 2 dates. The Old Moor was a lovely place and well supported by shoppers.
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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 23 May 1932 Worst Floods for 33 Years. Mr Arthur Hartley, an off-licence holder donned his bathing costume and went into his cellar to remove his stock.
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    Sheffield Daily Telegraph 08 August 1922
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    Sheffield Independent 12 July 1872 Mrs Lee had a very narrow escape. She had to wade through the water to the road and back again twice to save her children.
  44. 1 point
    ] The Ecclesfield East Railway Station where the actor Donald Pleasence lived with his parents whilst attending Ecclesfield Grammar School 1933-1938
  45. 1 point
    Captain T. Jackellis (real name Ellis Thompson Jackson) was staying at 206 Gleadless Road in 1932, with the Hopkinson family (Frank was a pork butcher). Frank's daughter Betty was so impressed with the Captain that she successfully took up the trumpet. Lots more information here: http://temposenzatempo.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-king-of-cornets.html
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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!
  47. 1 point
    My son is training as a barrister, and even using his access to Statute databases we can't get the text of the Act. However below is a notice of the intention to obtain the Improvement Act, and a couple of screenshots from "Statutes of the United Kingdom etc" which only list the Acts but don't have the actual text. Finally is an explanation of the contents of the Act from November 1846.
  48. 1 point
    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!
  49. 1 point
    Heres a nice old photo of the Farfield Inn, taken just after the Sheffield floods. It looked a lovely building back then..
  50. 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...
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