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  1. 2 points
    The tram was originally built in 1874 by Starbuck and Co in Birkenhead for the Brightside route and numbered 15. In the early 1900's it was mounted on an electric truck and used as a works car. The picture shows it mounted on its electric truck. It is now preserved at Crich where substantial work was required to restore it back to a horse tram. It is used on several days a year with a hired in horse, although if it will be used this year remains to be seen. Nigel L
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    It was the roof of that building behind the tram which told me straight away where it was. The building on the right is the Nelson Hotel. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3531-pubs-n-to-s-keepers-picture-links/?tab=comments#comment-18098 I believe the picture was taken on 11th July 1946, when the 50th anniversary of the corporation tramways was being celebrated. The tram is works car 166 restored and renumbered 1. There is some footage of this event at the Yorkshire Film Archive website
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    A major archaeological dig to reveal Castlegate's "hidden history and landscape" and reconnect it with the nearby canal basin at Victoria Quays Uncovering of the underground River Sheaf, which gave Sheffield its name Designs to turn "redundant road space along Exchange Street and Castlegate into colourful meadows" - the Grey to Green corridor currently runs past the city's law courts on West Bar Empty shops and buildings on Exchange Street and Waingate transformed and used for new shops, cafes, arts and music spaces, and start-up tech businesses. Castle House Co-op, the former Sheffield Stock Exchange, Hancock and Lants stable building and Canada House will be brought back to life Museums Sheffield, commissioned by the University of Sheffield, has begun the first professional evaluation of the Castle Remains collection Preventing further deterioration of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed derelict Old Town Hall on Waingate A new conservation area to protect the historic townscape Security patrols to protect the castle site
  4. 2 points
    Yeah fingers crossed it happens The procedure A Castlegate Partnership including the Friends of the Old Town Hall and of Sheffield Castle, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the Culture Consortium, local hoteliers and traders as well as ourselves has been formed to promote a collaborative and innovative approach to regenerating the area. Several key place-making interventions are proposed including: Archaeological and structural investigation of the Castle Market site, aimed at creating a new green space on the Castle site and defining potential small development sites. Removing the structurally unsound River Sheaf culvert which runs under part of the site and the creation of a new riverside pocket park to be known as Sheaf Field. Funding bids to progress this project are expected to be determined in June 2016. Reclaiming areas of redundant former ring road for public space, sustainable drainage and other uses with improved connection to Victoria Quays through the next phase of the Grey 2 Green Corridor Restoration. New uses for the historic Old Town Hall. Completion of the office and mixed use development on Broad Street. West/Exchange Street known as The Square. Imaginative new uses for other buildings such as the listed Castle House Co-op Department Store, other vacant shops and the former multi-storey stables on the riverside.
  5. 1 point
    Old? I was watching a Youtube film this afternoon 3 years old (to the day!) and that was historical.
  6. 1 point
    New video - this time looking at one of Sheffield's true hidden gems; Stoneface Creative's little woodland sculpture park at Storrs Wood. Artist Andrew Vickers takes us round this incredible location - which holds many of his sculptures - and tells us about his life, work and the amazing hisstory of his bond with these woods. There's also breathtaking memorials to war victims, victims of the Great Sheffield Flood, David Bowie and more. Definitely somewhere for everyone to visit when the current situation has blown over!
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    That takes me back to the city I remember as a teenager. I spent far too much time around the Hole in the Road watching the buses going round. I never thought that it would disappear and trams would re-appear. It doesn't seem like old film to me as I remember the scenes so well, but It is historical film as it is 40 years old. Those bendy-buses are from the first batch used on the City Clipper in 1980 and 1981. Oh dear, now I feel old ☹️
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    I do realise that your doing great by posting all the queries on BUT I wouldn’t call the video as Old Sheffield City Centre, as old it’s in my recent memories. But some members will like it I’m sure, I’m not being a spoil sport it’s just what I think.
  9. 1 point
    So why is there a horse tram on the road? I'm guessing this is c.1930s although I'm sure someone will be able to identify the car
  10. 1 point
    Heartbreaking to see what's become of our city centre.
  11. 1 point
    Normally the books are available for sale in the hospitals charity shop in the Huntsman entrance of the Northern General hospital but I am not sure if it is open at the moment. 2 on the workhouse and one about the on and off site children's homes too.
  12. 1 point
    The market is somewhat in the background of this shot (which I bought as a photo of the trams). It is from March 1960 and shows the new market under construction
  13. 1 point
    Used to have a guy called Tommy come in to the Hammer and Pincers.
  14. 1 point
    I think the council finally managed to get the owners to see sense (or forced them), so it should be developed nicely now..
  15. 1 point
    Am just trying to find mockup's of what the area will look like. The above image is the intended final thing!
  16. 1 point
    I'm not 100% I think it's going to be opened up as an open space for relaxing - a bit like The Peace Gardens, and hopefully with some of the castle features on show. I think that's what I heard - I'd need to check up and find out
  17. 1 point
    Lynn Howsam wrote a book enititled Life in the Workhouse & Old Hospital at Fir Vale: The Story of the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield available on Amazon
  18. 1 point
    Back in the 1960's I attended a one night a week driving course there. Sadly at the time there was no skid pan in Sheffield so couldn't do any practical. Quit a good course through !
  19. 1 point
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-50157693
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    I'm wondering if the place you are recalling was here at Tinsley Rooling Mills? There's a Wharf Road here, some locks and a small wharf / basin. Are these Tinsley Locks, as opposed to Tinsley Flight, or Tinsley Bridge Lock? Do the photos ring any bells, or am I in the wrong place? There's certainly a brick bridge and and unmetalled road. The colour photo is 1971 and the B&W 10 years later.
  21. 1 point
    My mother worked here in the late 50's a as a kind of housekeeper. Sense it was a place for the business and army men to have a place away from home. She had very fond memories of guys coming in very late and worse for wear after a party and there was al ways a bed for them.
  22. 1 point
    That was the biggest lie ever to be inflicted on the citizens of Sheffield many stalls are still empty ,I know one bloke that actually broke down in tears ,the reason he was refused a stall because he did not know how to forward a business plan. A business plan to run a Market stall I ask you.
  23. 1 point
    Here's few photo's I unearthed today, some are the view from Gran's flat window,she lived on Long Henry for many years. The rest are random shots of the building. Forgive the quality..they are old ! Note the trains leaving the station...any idea's which they are ? Jan
  24. 0 points
    This is now demonstrated unfortunately. Another one of the Council's great ideas.
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