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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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    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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    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.
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    They were great for kids, since the fare was only 2p. But I guess the adults used to drop a smaller amount and go a lot further. Mind you the fares were that cheap it wouldn't hardly make a difference! During busy times, the videmat users would get a seat faster than someone needing change, especially if the passengers didn't know the fare, or wanted to know if the bus went to this or that place. They were only used on double door buses, which tended to be selective routes. I don't think the 95 ever had them on for example, but the 2 and 59 outer circular did. I also remember them being broken down a lot.
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    Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative Society Ltd., Parkwood Springs Branch (Neepsend Branch), No. 20 Boyland Street and the corner of Manners Street
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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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    Photograph taken from Grove Square (off Penistone Road).
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    That looks like White's Fiat digger.
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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
  21. 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.
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    T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
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    I am not sure whether this one is on Picture Sheffield or not. At one time I called in most evenings on my way home from work for a quiet pint in the snug. Always a Black and Tan or a Guinness for me as I could never take to John Smith's bitter.
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    Change Alley, Cupola on the old bank on Commercial Street can be seen far left, further timber framed buildings lost to road widening schemes. Kings Arms on right alongside Blackshaws, Charles Dickens stayed here when he visited the town.
  31. 1 point
    The Mumtaz I remember was on Union Street, just down from the rear of the Peace Gardens. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s24139&pos=1&action=zoom&id=26592 Great food and was a Saturday night favourite in the 80’s, but never went to the one on Chesterfield Road....
  32. 1 point
    Opposite the bottom of the graveyard, next to the modern looking office block think that was Geo. Clarke rolling mills, the end of which can be seen in your last pic.
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    Another view - this time you can see Hillsborough the home of Sheffield Wednesday in the very top right hand side
  34. 1 point
    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?
  35. 1 point
    It was 48/49 when Austin and Morris launched new models of family cars and petrol coupons became available, though it was around 4 shillings a gallon. The Suez crisis in 1956 put a shilling a gallon on the pump price,so I would say once the new models came through prices began to normalise.My first car in 1956 (a 1938 Austin 10) cost £110.
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    Used to go in there every Saturday night in the 60's. Brilliant music from The Bill Hogan Trio with guest singers. Later becoming The Conways, a 5 piece band with Barry and Barbara Mullen as main singers. The place used to be packed solid. Was in there when we learned of President Kennedy's assassination.
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    Here it is when it was The Pheasant or Pheasant Inn
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    Enlargement of air photo of Woodthorpe Colliery 1927. It was still in operation as you can see smoke coming out of the chimney.
  39. 1 point
    The fines office was down there too.
  40. 1 point
    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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    The Royal Exchange Buildings, Lady's Bridge, Sheffield Built in 1900 by John Henry Bryars they originally housed a home for "the lost dogs of Sheffield" and a veterinary surgery for the working animals of early industrial Sheffield, particularly horses, for which there are ramps to every floor. Photo : Charlotte Tollyfield https://www.pinterest.co.uk/CTSilversmith/
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    The Old Blue Ball on Bradfield Road in Hillsborough This now gone pub on Hillsborough Corner used to be extremely popular before falling on hard times and then eventually closing down and is now totally demolished
  45. 1 point
    My guess is late 50's or very early 60's. The Bedford van is pulling out of Button Lane or Carver St. so it's before Pauldens Department Store was built. I don't have a solid date for this. Woolworths store was previously Redgates in the early 50's until Furnival Gate was built and then Redgates moved around the corner. Don't have a solid date for this either but Furnival Gate was built at the same time as Pauldens Store. So photo was taken between those 2 dates. The Old Moor was a lovely place and well supported by shoppers.
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    THE CUTHBERT BANK The Cuthbert Bank pub was situated on Langsett Road, Sheffield
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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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    I came across a photo of the station concourse dated to 1969. There clearly is a kiosk here, though you can't make out the owner it clearly looks like a Smith one. Interestingly too during my research I came upon several items that have survived the demolition of the site. There are a number of notice boards from the station at the National Railway Museum. However there are no images on line of them, probably not on display either. And a signal box name plate that went up for auction and sold to an unknown bidder. And to round it all off a train spotters note book for May 1965!
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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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