Jump to content

Leaderboard

  1. Sheffield History

    Sheffield History

    Sheffield History Team


    • Points

      23

    • Content Count

      5,087


  2. madannie77

    madannie77

    Sheffield History Admin


    • Points

      14

    • Content Count

      1,927


  3. tozzin

    tozzin

    Sheffield History Member


    • Points

      12

    • Content Count

      1,239


  4. SteveHB

    SteveHB

    Sheffield History Admin


    • Points

      10

    • Content Count

      10,208



Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 30/03/20 in Posts

  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.
  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
  17. 1 point
    From: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/148328-the-who-can-tell/ ''I was told the name came from a well used phrase in the area - 'A slice will never be missed off a well cut loaf' '' I've always found 'The Penguin' to be a strange choice of name for a pub.
  18. 1 point
    I vaguely remember a train set going around above my head, but to be honest I couldn't say where, possibly even Hamley's in London. It's over half a century ago now!
  19. 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.
  20. 1 point
    When I was young it puzzled me that Sheffield United had its own coach company but my team didn't. It took me some time to understand that the name originated from the amalgamation of several coach operators in Sheffield who "united" as one company, hence Sheffield United Tours, nothing to do with a football team at all. Even after finding that out, for some time I would only refer to the company as SUT rather than utter the name Sheffield United 🙂. Sheffield United Tours had only been formed on 1st March 1935, so had been in existence less than 2 months when the parade took place. I wonder if the coach was still carrying the colours of Arthur Kitson Ltd. A brief history of Sheffield United Tours
  21. 1 point
    The white building would be the old Brook Shaw's garage
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    There was a Hillsborough Garage on the corner of Bramall Lane and John Street, it’s still a garage / shop but the Hillsborough name went years ago.
  24. 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
  25. 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?
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 1 point
    Two views of Hillsborough Corner taken in June 2007:
  29. 1 point
    The two “ W” on either end of the building are still there despite a new store now being on the site.
  30. 1 point
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  31. 1 point
    Woolworths on the Moor had a side entrance near to the cafe. This came out opposite the Golden Dragon. On another thread I've posted a picture of the carved W on the front facade. I remember the Haymarket branch had a doughnut machine which was a fascinating watch as ring doughnuts were dispensed into hot oil which cooked them on one side. Somehow they flowed away towards a flipper which turned them over to do the other side. I think at the end there was a mechanism which took them from the oil and dropped them on to sugar to coat them. Incidentally the original Woolworth, Frank W Woolworth, had the middle name of Winfield - which became the name of the own brand products.
  32. 1 point
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    Photograph taken from Grove Square (off Penistone Road).
  36. 1 point
    We bought the roof off the rag and tag as scrap, it was made of aluminium sheeting.
  37. 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/
  38. 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!
  39. 1 point
    mine would be a photo of the original Wordsworth Tavern which was demolished in 1966
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Came across Nora most Saturday nights in Pond Street on my way home from the Esquire club in the early sixties, Nora died in 1981!
  44. 1 point
    No, that is Stanedge (Stanage) Lodge. Beautiful photo!
  45. 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/
  46. 1 point
    Heres a nice old photo of the Farfield Inn, taken just after the Sheffield floods. It looked a lovely building back then..
  47. 1 point
  48. 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...
  49. 1 point
    I used to be a barmaid in Sinatras as I knew the owner and his girlfriend Jean. It was a great place and it used to get packed on Fri and Sat night. I remember helping to get it open, all the clean up and wet paint just an hour before the doors opened. Great times. Used to work the bottom bar and get drenched in beer as we used to have to change the barrels under the bar as there wasn't a cellar and the barrels were changed at an amazing rate and I remember the bar being 10 deep all night long! Totally exhausting but real fun. I remember Aileen, she was amazing and we all thought she was really old because she was 38!! but she looked really good and was a really nice gal!
  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.
×
×
  • Create New...