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    I've got several locations with pictures, but never seen an exposure as big as this one. 4 lines into 2? Any other geeks might want to keep an eye out down there, as they are redeveloping it, so more might be uncovered. Exchange Place into Blonk Street
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    Fitzalan Square exposed Jun 2019
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    Many thanks for the comments on the maps we have been uploading to Picture Sheffield recently. The City Archives and Local Studies Library has a wonderful collection comprising thousands of maps dating from the 16th century onwards. We are trying to give the collection a higher profile and make it available to as many people as possible. The maps are scanned at exactly the same resolution as the photographs. The difference however comes from the need to compress very large maps down to a size where they fit on a computer screen. In the light of recent comments however we have reviewed how we process the map images. The zoomed image is now larger and presented in a higher quality format. Hopefully this allows you to see more detail without slowing down the performance of Picture Sheffield. We are currently working our way through all of the map images on Picture Sheffield to improve them. The series prefixed ‘arc’ is complete. The other main set of maps (prefixed ‘y’) should be complete within a few weeks. As well as viewing the maps on Picture Sheffield the originals remain available at the City Archives and at the Local Studies Library in the Central Library should you wish to consult them. We welcome everyone who wishes to use the service in person or online. If you have any further comments or suggestions feel free to contact me via archives@sheffield.gov.uk Peter Evans, Archives and Heritage Manager
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    Fitzalan Square this morning. Nice section exposed.
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    1883 Sheffield, Yorkshire. Renewal of a Beer License. George Beeley, Eyre St Pub https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1883-Sheffield-Yorkshire-Renewal-of-a-Beer-License-George-Beeley-Eyre-St-Pub/392281450350?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D006d32d975ef41fe88b26578eda198b4%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D372679726840%26itm%3D392281450350&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
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    Hi Everyone, The first 4 episodes of my new My Life In The Mosh Of Ghosts podcast have just gone live. Featuring The Runaways, Be Bop Deluxe, After The Fire and Rokka, all live in Sheffield in 1977-78. You can listen on Apple/Spotify/Stitcher here - http://smarturl.it/MyLifeInTheMosh Or on TuneIn - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Music-Podcasts/My-Life-In-The-Mosh-Of-Ghosts-p1224570/ Or on Blubrry - https://www.blubrry.com/mylifeinthemoshofghosts/ Or on Buzzsprout - http://mylifeinthemoshofghosts.buzzsprout.com/ Hope you like it! Thanks Dodger
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    This picture is of my father, Cyril Russell (later an arts and crafts teacher at Myers Grove), and his youngest sister, my aunt Alice Russell (later Linley), probably around 1946 when my father was on leave from the army. I have assumed it is at Forge Dam, though in those days municipal rowing lakes were a plenty. He'd have been about 25 at the time and had survived North Africa and the Italian landings. He went back to Italy and Yugoslavia and spent the next three years taking up mine fields in his role as a Royal Engineers Sapper.
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    If you are looking for an event to visit this JULY, there is :- GLOSSOP CARNIVAL in Manor Park, SAT 6th & SUN 7th, with allsorts of attractions including, Live Music, Displays, Fun Fair, Mini Train Ride, Classic Cars, Tea Tent, Bar, Stalls. STANNINGTON CARNIVAL Pavillion Field, SAT 13th, Lots of Assorted Stalls to Browse, Live Entertainment, Arena Displays, Assorted Refreshments. https://www.eventyas.com/GB/Sheffield/Stannington-Carnival-2019
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    The small bit exposed the other day at Exchange/Blonk now more exposed.
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    They are narrow, I am sure they are just modern inspection pipes for something. The spring that fed this pump goes down into the park, running from higher up I believe, where there was another trough and pump near some cottages, I think not far from the Church.
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    Hi History dude. No it's not the same hedge, sorry! When my friend Judith lived there, the garden lawn came almost to the wall, with just a small flower border all the way round the edge. From where the trough used to be, the spring water runs under the road to the opposite side, coming out of a pipe in a high wall, and drops down into the field below.
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    Hi boginspro, went to investigate the area of the well & pump for you. Re your 2nd photo:- just over the short bit of wall, a few feet down the pathway, among the grass & weeds, are 2 tall black pipes. One has a top on it, that is obviously to screw off to inspect something. Standing at that point with a copy of old photo in-hand, I think it could have been the location. I have left it with my friend up there, to try and get more info from the residents for you.
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    Had time to look at the pictures now, and it's this bit here exposed this time:
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    Another part of the junction is exposed. It's the part in red
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    The brewer was Stones: The Cannon Brewery was originally in Acorn Street, see map below. Stones put in a claim after the 1864 Sheffield Flood: In 1827 Green and Hatfield were brewing at the Neepsend (Burton Road) Brewery, by 1862 they were Shepherd and Hatfield, in 1865 Henry Strouts (originally an East Kent hop family) and Thomas Harryman purchased the brewery - then run as Strouts and Harryman, later Strouts, Harryman and Waterman, but when Charles Waterman left the name reverted to Strouts and Co. Strouts amalgamated with Tennants in 1918. By 1965 the Burton Road buildings were used partly by Stones as garage premises, and partly by Turton Brothers and Matthews as their Magnet Works. In 1867 Stones built the Rutland Road brewery, across the road from the Neepsend / Burton Road Brewery, taking the established Cannon Brewery name for it. The Acorn Street site was disposed of by early 1868.
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    The trough was located on the corner where Brookhouse Hill becomes Whiteley Lane, Fulwood.
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    Here are the old houses that were behind that trough, Unfortunately it is not a very wide view, I think this photo' was taken in the late 60's or early 70's. The houses and the well that fed that trough are shown on 1850's maps standing all on their own, no other houses on the road.
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    Brookhouse Hill trough location then and now (Google Earth)
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    A few wells/troughs in the Walkley Bank area, not intended to be an answer just a possibility. Google street: https://goo.gl/maps/FjctKqPnKVn8KTGe7 Side by side map https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=53.3941&lon=-1.5131&layers=6&right=BingHyb Circa 1903.
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    A new project I'm working on about Sheffield Stuff... This first full one is a look at the up-and-coming Kelham Island area. The full video Premieres on YouTube live tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7pm here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiCQN77R1go In the meantime, here's a brief trailer: Watch the first showing live at 7pm on Wednesday on YouTube where there'll be a live chat to discuss the video, places, facts and any possible mistakes(!) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiCQN77R1go (If you have a YouTube account log in on that page and click the button to set a reminder for when it goes live - and feel free to subscribe to the channel for more as they are made).
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    Steps down to Monks well and trough on Beauchief Drive! reputedly used by the Monks of Beauchief Abbey. There is also a trough on the road to the left of the Smithy Garage in Low Bradfield!
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    Hi Steve. There is a 'Double' water trough, on Harrison Lane, opposite Bennet Grange, at Fulwood.
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    Hi Paul, I remember John Pursehouse. It was Fulford photographers who used to take the individual photos each year, but as you said, never a class photo. Cheers, Bob
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    Sheffield Transport and Joint Omnibus Committee - 1958 Tram & Omnibus Time Table - 360 pages - £8 + free postage - for sale here: https://biblio.co.uk/book/sheffield-transport-joint-omnibus-committee-1958/d/1180689279 also lots of Sheffield Telegraph Year Books (industrial and commercial directories) for various years - £10 each
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    These Photographs taken in 1946 of the old gaol on Bishop Street/Thomas Street show some construction work going on in the background! Anyone any idea what was under construction?
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    In fact, looking at google maps, it went past too when this was exposed! You can see the tracks on the right, this pinpoints the picture
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    talking of Paternoster Row/Brown St, there was another slight exposure further along, almost outside spearmint rhino, you can see it got in the way of the new pavement...
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    There have certainly been a lot of changes round there, I don't recognise much on your photo's though I worked night buses out of Leadmill Road garage and sometimes walked straight across there and up Charles Street. Have a look at the then and now by Stuart0742 just below half way down this page featuring car 503 at that location. ---------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3030-tram-locations/page/21/
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    Not sure where you took this picture from but I think it must be at the end of Paternoster Row, It was a lovely sight seeing trams from all directions crossing these junctions and I never remember seeing anything going wrong apart from general traffic accidents. ------ https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/437500/388500/12/100747
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    "where is the site that this is from please?" The map can be found here "Os Maps Of Sheffield And District (1950's) - Over 300 Of Them"
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    The first map (25" to a mile) was revised in 1920 published 1922. The map below (also 25") was revised in 1935 published 1937
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    Topic here ---------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/14851-tenter-street-tram-depot/ ----------- and here -------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/12616-tenter-street-depot-38-townhead-street-garage-official-opening/?tab=comments#comment-105275 ------------ about Tenter Street
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    @SteveHB Looking at your ordinance survey map, where is the site that this is from please?, as I want to see if I can see the tramlines map, to identify another of my pictures. (I use the 1900 ordinance ones, but often the lines are not shown/split up, due to road names etc. I think I posted it last time. It's on Paternoster, and clearly 2 lines converging. I'll post the picture here:
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    The Rotherham and Lane Top via Attercliffe tram termini were on Exchange Street, Here is a tram turning up there and a Rotherham single ender further up. EDIT There is a "Then and Now" on this page -- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/5996-then-amp-now-sheffield-trams/page/7/
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    Britain From Above 1950 https://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/EAW031292
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    Crop of OS map 1 - Castle Markets and area https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/4008-os-maps-of-sheffield-and-district-1950s-over-300-of-them
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    This is a very interesting topic SteveHB , hopefully members will add to it and it may take off like the drain spotting one did. I do remember a few wells and troughs but have no pictures of them so can I add, please, a couple from Picture Sheffield of two on Wharncliffe Craggs, a place on which I spent many an happy hour before I left Sheffield. The Dragon's Well and Wharncliffe Rock Water Troughs . http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04193&pos=94&action=zoom&id=7711 http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04204&pos=1&action=zoom&id=7722
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    That's a great film and as I live in Kelham Island especially fascinating. About the building on the corner of Green Lane and Dunfields... the original plan was to restore it but the developers decided it was in too poor condition. However, they've since taken it down and rebuilt it entirely and if you see it now it looks almost exactly as it did before. Behind the old bricks it's a concrete structure but you wouldn't know. They've done a great job.
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    To begin at the beginning: Official opening of Tenter Street tram depot and the new Townhead Street Bus Garage It occupied the whole of a site bounded by Tenter Street, Hawley Street and Lee Croft. The tram entrance was at the junction of Tenter Street and Silver Street Head. Although the official opening was in September 1929, Kenneth Gandy (in Sheffield Corporation Tramways - ISBN 0 86321 032 5) has the first date of use as 23rd October 1928. It remained in use as a tram depot until the last day of service in October 1960. The bus garage survived as such until 1968. The site can be seen on Map 3
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