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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
  4. 2 points
    Remaining photos from above and full article about Sheffield
  5. 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
  6. 2 points
    Pity the lorry driver couldn't read the signs!
  7. 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:
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  11. 2 points
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
  16. 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
  17. 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
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  19. 1 point
    The Cinema House in Barkers Pool, Sheffield City Centre
  20. 1 point
    My GG Grandfather, George, lived at 17 Robin Hood Row / Road / School Street between 1881 and his death in 1909. The family stated their address as number 37 in 1909, so I'm not sure if they moved into the rear half, or more likely knocked through and lived in both halves of the back to back. The road name changed from Robin Hood Row to School Street after the new Board school was opened in 1884, but later returned to Robin Hood Road. The rent for the houses in School Street was £80 12s 0d and the ground rent £10 19s 0d (per year) in 1892. My grandfather, Joe, was the lollipop man at the school in the 1960s/70s.
  21. 1 point
    Sheffield seemed to have many mosaics back the day made out of what seemed to be tile? I too remember them fondly.
  22. 1 point
    The picture on the corner of the Phoenix Hotel was a mosaic, it always fascinated me as a young un (born 1954), when I walked past that pub.
  23. 1 point
    Whether it was a hotel it would still be called a pub, it was the watering hole of the artists appearing at the Empire. The Wyvern Hotel on Leighton Road never had any guests in its lifetime, you only had the name “ Hotel” if you could provide room for the traveller.
  24. 1 point
    I can remember getting my Mamod SE2 steam engine there. I think it was downstairs in the basement. It was the most expensive present I'd ever had, but then Dad also played with it!
  25. 1 point
    WJ 6504, a Cravens bodied Leyland Tiger TS4 coach belonging to the recently formed Sheffield United Tours doing the honours. A few folk turned out for the parade, then. Caps and hats all round, as was normal in those days
  26. 1 point
    You guys nailed it! record time too! Nice one - I was really struggling with this one..
  27. 1 point
    Norfolk Street. Little Mermaid cafe on the right hand side, was certainly on Norfolk Street
  28. 1 point
    By comparison with the Midland the Vic had a ticket area which was spacious and quite modern...unlike the former which always seemed as if "run down" was the norm...perhaps that because it was once a part of the "Long, Meandering and Slow Railway"!
  29. 1 point
    Historical Sheffield directories available online 1781 Bailey: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (transcription of Sheffield portion of directory only) 1787 Gales and Martin: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (transcription only), historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1797 Robinson: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (transcription only) 1822 Baines: Google Books (scan & transcription—may not be available in all countries) 1825 Gell: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1828 Blackwell: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (images of adverts only), archive.org (scan & transcription), Google Books (scan & transcription—may not be available in all countries) 1829 Pigot: genuki (transcription only) 1833 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1837 White: Google Books (scan & transcription—may not be available in all countries) 1839 Robson: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1849 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1852 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1854 Kelly: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (images of adverts only), Google Books (scan & transcription—may not be available in all countries) 1856 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1862 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1871 White: SheffieldHistory.co.uk (images of adverts only) 1879 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1881 Kelly: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1901 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1905 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) 1911 White: historicaldirectories.org (searchable page images) http://www.sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk has complete transcriptions of the following: 1787 Gales & Martin Directory of Sheffield 1791 Universal British Directory 1811 Holden's London & Country Directory 1822 Baine's Directory & Gazetteer of Yorkshire 1828-9 Pigot's Commercial Directory 1833 White's History & Directory of Sheffield 1841 Pigot's National & Commercial 1849 White's General Directory of Sheffield 1852 White's Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield 1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield & Rotherham 1911 White's Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham 1919 White's Sheffield District Directory 1925 Kelly's Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham http://www.sheffieldindexers.com has complete or partial transcriptions of the following: 1787 Gales & Martin Directory of Sheffield 1791 Universal British Directory 1825 Gell's Directory of Sheffield 1828-1829 Pigot's Commercial Directory 1833 White's History & Directory of Sheffield 1837 White's Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham 1841 Henry & Thos. Rodgers Sheffield & Rotherham Directory 1846 Slater's Directory of Sheffield 1852 White's Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield 1862 Drake's Directory of Rotherham & District 1871 White's Directory of Sheffield & District 1905 White's Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham 1911 White's Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham
  30. 1 point
    Part of the gibbet were found in the backyard of the Yellow Lion when it was being demolished, can’t recall the year.
  31. 1 point
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  32. 1 point
    The church stood between Infirmary Road and Penistone Road next to the graveyard. It was closed in 1940 and demolished about 10 years later: A very old thread on St Philips Church: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/674-st-philips-church/ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.39002&lon=-1.48012&layers=168&right=BingHyb
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    Park Hill infant and junior school.
  35. 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.
  36. 1 point
    The videmat machine on the 20, 33 and 34 from Newfield school photocopied lots of buttons and washers ... allegedly.
  37. 1 point
    Probably my favourite shop in Sheffield. Spent plenty of time in there whenever I was visiting, and although I never bought many books I spent plenty of money on CDs. The classical music was interesting, but the jazz & free improvisation selection was the best I have ever come across. A few photos I took not long after Rare & Racy closed.
  38. 1 point
    All I can remember, as an old Firparnian, was that, by and large, fellows who had done their "cramming" to pass the 11 plus at Oakwood tended ( at least in the first year)to be looked down upon. As we grew older the distinction faded and by the time we left no one bothered where we had done our primary education.
  39. 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/
  40. 1 point
    The Old Toll Bar House on Langsett Road as it looks currently
  41. 1 point
    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.
  42. 1 point
    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
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  44. 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.
  45. 1 point
    No it wasn't, Redgates was next door, above Woolworths. Trams stopped running in 1960.
  46. 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
  47. 1 point
    Heres a nice old photo of the Farfield Inn, taken just after the Sheffield floods. It looked a lovely building back then..
  48. 1 point
    Here (marked with a red arrow) was one of my favourite shops in town. After Redgates (the real one on The Moor), closely followed by the Hobbies shop on St Pauls Parade was the Theatrical Supply shop otherwise known as the joke shop, no trip to town with my mum would be complete with at least a long look in its window. Its windows were full of rubber masks, costumes, tricks and jokes ........ "black eye telescopes", a packet of magic fish that squirmed in your hand, itching powder and best of all stink bombs ....... happy smelly days indeed!
  49. 1 point
    Traffic! Here's a photo of it being moved! From "Central Sheffield" Martin Olive
  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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