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    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
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    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?
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    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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    I don't suppose they were really very fantastic to live in, as detailed maps suggest that they were back to backs. Whilst perusing some old maps to get my bearings (Wincobank not being a part of the city I now very well) I note that between the publication of 25 inch maps in 1905 and 1923 the roads in this area got renamed: School Street became Robin Hood Road Princes Street became Prestwich Street Thomas Street became Tansley Street Victoria Road became Vauxhall Road:
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    The building is on Shalesmoor and the junction of Shepherd Street, not Matthew Street. Used as an antiques centre, until recently.
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    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.
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    Demolished by ADH Demolition.
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    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.
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    We bought the roof off the rag and tag as scrap, it was made of aluminium sheeting.
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    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 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!
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    Desertion. Sheffield Evening Telegraph 27 June 1914
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    mine would be a photo of the original Wordsworth Tavern which was demolished in 1966
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    Yes, and the traffic used to flow clockwise round it. At the far end you could turn right at traffic lights to go up St Philips Road.
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    Another view - this time you can see Hillsborough the home of Sheffield Wednesday in the very top right hand side
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    What a great variety of utility bodied buses delivered during the war years, AEC, Guy and Daimler in Grey livery then.You can identify them as they did not have separate route number indicators. The 3rd from the right hand side of the picture, a Guy, has the Manchester style body. The background now is dominated by the 'Polytechnic' building.
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    Yes. If you go on picture sheffield and search Hidgson St. Some of them picture the house I used the live in and one includes my mother. If any admin people read this can they please tell me why I have to change my password every time I login even though the system says it has changed my password?
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    Here it is when it was The Pheasant or Pheasant Inn
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    Yes. The tall gable end of the building on the left still stands. The shop 'Harrolls' seems to be still there but boarded up. The trees are new! Water Lane went down between the City School of Motoring and Direct Curtains. I think Water Lane nick was down there. There were a few stumbled and fell going down there to be charged at 'the Nick'! "He just tripped, honest Sarge."
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    The houses we demolished certainly have, we were responsible for most of the demolition in that area,Kent, Tillotson, Gleadless, Richards, Anns Roads down to Brammall lane
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    Am I right here - is this correct in terms of before and after positions?
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    https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14049
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    I think the Leyland PD2 on the right was new in 1954 and I believe that tram number 296 went all the way to 1960. It narrows it down a bit if I am correct.
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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 23 October 1875 In Court 4 another good woman laid a foundation of bricks, Then she deposited her furniture upon the top.
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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.
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    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.
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    Thanks RLongden. I don't remember Mrs Lawson but I can add some more information. s20962 the building in the foreground with the debris on top I think was an air raid shelter built in the war. When I was young it was used as a storeroom by Burgon the grocers whose warehouse backed on to court 23. My mates and I used to climb on top of it and regularly got chased off by the storeman. We also had to walk all the way round this to get to our outside toilet which was in a row backing on to a wall behind Burgons. The young girl in the photograph is almost certainly Carol Hodder who lived at the first house which I think was court 23/3. The next house 23/2 was Mrs Clara Marshall who was a widow and had three sons all much older than me. She used to babysit us when my brother and I were small. 23/1 was the Whiteheads' there granddaughter Kay/Kate? was in the same class as my brother Mel at St Silas. t00498 You're right I lived at 123 the centre house at 125 were the Priests, I think Herbert and Mary it's his motorbike you can see on the picture with Mrs Lawson in it. At 121 were either the Furniss family or the Crossleys. Might have been the Furnisses as I vaguely remember them having a child and not long after they moved. Somewhere I have a photo of my brother's 7th birthday party (Feb 1959) which Rolin Crossley from next door came to.so they must have moved before then. t00497 we used to climb over the wall and play on the bomb site it was also used as a dumping site for old mattresses and other stuff.. There was also bomb damage on the other side of the street but no wall to climb over! s31826 Primitive Methodist Chapel we used to play on this. There was a family further up the street call West I can't remember what number. There oldest son, Geoff, who was a year or two older than me was mad about the navy/sea so this doubled as a submarine, pirate ship or warship depending in what took his fancy on the day. He had a brother called Trevor who was the same age as my brother Melvyn and in the same class at St Silas. s33116 Hodgson Strret meeting room used to go to Sunday School here but only to get enough points to get on the summer picnic! s25001 St Silas school attended this from 1954-60. Three of us from there passed our 11+ in 1960 Peter Levitt went to King Ted's, Kathleen? Moseley went to King Egberts and me to Abbeydale Boys (this was a major shock for the Headteacher Mr Hill, and me) who thought any school I went to would be Approved as I was always in trouble for something! And finally s17414 the woman with the blonde hair is my mother Violet Warrs (nee Machin). I think they moved onto the street when they got married in 1936 and lived there until we were moved in 1962 to Nottingham Cliff at Pitsmoor. I first came across this by accident my brother-in-law had been reading a book "More images of Sheffield" by Keith Farnsworth and this image is in there. There is also a picture of court 23 with the washing hanging out to dry. The other lady in the picture was Mrs Jackson who was quite elderly and frail at the time. Of course the Council in its wisdom moved her to a block of high rise flats. I can remember mum taking us to see her, she was very unhappy. The cars in the street all belonged to the Funeral Director.
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    Thank you so much for all of this, which gives me a great deal to go at. Fantastic to see where My great aunts lily and mary lived (i think they were operating as a shop at No 8, certainly when their mother was arrive (she died in 1939).
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    Original post might be incorrect and should be Pack Horse Inn Pack Horse Inn, No 2 West Bar, junction of Newhall Street (later became Snig Hill). Grand Theatre of Varieties, West Bar, in background Found this photo of the building - fantastic looking place!
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    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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    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!
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    Four revolving lights for session changes if I remember rightly, Red Yellow Green and Blue. As each session ended the corresponding colour would flash, with a sound of a siren. This would then get all the kids singing Blockbuster by the Sweet. lol
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    Just found this site today and homed in on the Limit section immediately! I was a regular from the very early 80's going twice, sometime three times a week from Rotherham. Many great times had ... One for your list was "Death Cult" on 15th September 1983 (source: http://www.cultcentral.com/Tours1983.html). I was a big Southern Death Cult fan at the time and they had supported Bauhaus in Sheffield then split up. Ian Astbury then formed Death Cult with Billy Duffy (which later became "The Cult") and I went to see them at the Limit. I saw them many times over the years, but this was a gig that I remember fondly as the venue wa small and they hadn't become a "big" band at that point so it felt kinda personal. They were still had a very unique sound, unlike their later music which just sounded like any other rock band (which is fine if you like that sort of thing). Can anyone else remember when Fosters lager first came over from Australia? On the layout picture marked "Stella Bar" I'm sure I remember it selling Fosters. I'm talking earlier 80s... Keep up the good work! Cheers Nobsworth (aka Nobby for those that might remember me )
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    Here's a photo I took whilst experimenting with my camera on an open shutter You'll also find a copy here: http://www.rocknroll.force9.co.uk/cinemas/...o7.html#kingdom I used to frequent the Gaumont a lot towards it's latter years , mainly to use the video library that they installed at the back of the foyer. The Manager at that time was Paul Archer, a smashing fella who loved the building and would tell you all about it. He once took me to the little lane around the back (where the mini in the previous posting was) and pointed out a row of windows that could no longer be looked out of since the stairway behind them had been blocked off during the conversion to multi screens. When the cinema was converted from 1 to 2 screens he pointed out that they had a JCB in the building, digging out to make screen one deeper and that when the 3rd screen was added, an extention was built on the roof which at first wasn't insulated, so in winter the audience froze and in summer it was boiling. He fought to keep the name Gaumont, because the Rank Organisation called the majority of their cinemas "Odeons" and he told them that Sheffielders associated the name "Odeon" with the cinema in Fitzallan Square (which was by now the Top Rank Bingo). I also asked why were they pulling it down, was it due to poor attendances? He said "No. If we get the right films the place would still pack out, but when a development company offers the owners a few million pounds for the site and will incorporate 3 moderns screens into the bargain, how could they refuse?" As I said, a smashing & interesting fella.
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    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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