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  1. My wife and I had a walk up to Barkers Pool and on to Fitzwilliam Street, god what a change, Division Street and Devonshire Street has changed, less and less independent shops, in fact I couldn’t see anything but bars and eating places, just what’s going wrong in Sheffield? My walk was a sad, sad thing to experience because I remember when it was a thriving area fulfilling the needs of the people of the city but it seems it’s been turned over to the student contingent, most people won’t see my point of view but they haven’t seen the area as I remember it.
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  2. Pause and remember
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  3. God bless them all and also subsequent generations who have died or been maimed in the service of their country. It's a disgrace that our Governments don't look after them as well as they should and think that wreaths and lip service on remembrance day is enough.
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  4. If it had any names besides West End & Doctor's Orders then they can not have lasted for long. Licensing records do not note any change of name from the West End up to 2001 (and this is the name it had used since 1850 at the latest). It was on my running routes through most of the first 2 decades of this century and I can't think I saw it under any other name (though admittedly may not have been paying the greatest attention). Back in the depths of history there was another West End in Broomhall and there still is one in Killamarsh and, I think, until relatively recently another around Eckington. There have been no other "Doctor's Orders" that I'm aware of. It may also have been noted as the Little Critters Tap whilst named the Doctor's Orders for the (very recent) period that that brewery ran it. Nice photo, but the accuracy of construction, aligning the brick lines of the front & back sections is a little misleading. The main extension to the pub was forward toward Clarkson St and is shown above.
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  5. https://heritage.woodcraft.org.uk/archive/item/sheffield-supporters-council-garden-party/
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  6. The house was called the Beeches and demolished c 1969 due to safety concerns.
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  7. Hi yes, that's right about Bill. Many Woodies were Woodies for life after their kids grown up. I was a local group "leader" along with other families and we had great walks and gatherings in S6 and area. Kids games weren't about winning. Lots of singing, exploring nature, messing about. Do read the history page (link given) re Woodcraft. It was formed in a spirit of cooperation after devastating war .. but no formal link to Communist Party, as far as I know!!! Still no/poor mobile signal up there...? So you really feel a long way away when up there, but just a short but steep 15 min. walk up from Fairhomes. . View from farm is fantastic!
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  8. I seem to recall that a “chab” or “chabby”was a baby….so the training workshop was for kids. My late father in law who came from Carbrook was a regular user of said word.
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  9. Sadly Amey/SCC decided to convert the four remaining sewer gas lamps to LED lights last year, having previously promised to maintain them running on gas. Even though they are listed. All the lights now have fake looking modern lanterns with LED lights that no longer work, having previously run forever on gas. I had some correspondence with them when I found out my local lamp was due to be converted. They blamed it on a danger to life. When I asked for details my email was ignored - this was at the beginning of the first lockdown and I didn't pursue it further as it seemed a trivial problem compared to what was happening to the world at large. This is the lamp on Brincliffe Edge Road that seemed to have run forever. It turned out that they hadn't been running on sewer gas for decades, but were connected to the gas mains.
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  10. Have a look on here http://alancordwell.co.uk/Legacy/misc/webb.html There is a thread here that may be of interest One here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4184561,-1.4345955,3a,75y,92.33h,87.42t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCPo7XwPdHyb8JwDbOy0-Zw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DCPo7XwPdHyb8JwDbOy0-Zw%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D105.69898%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en-GB&authuser=0
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  11. Well for once we have something that London doesn’t have all they have is one or two replicas, up yours London.
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  12. But it's probably not the long distance trains that are overcrowded. It's the short distance ones that are overcrowded. Sending one of these (below) to move passengers that would fill a football stadium is often typical. From watching the YouTube driver videos I have noticed that many platforms in the Yorkshire area have sections in place to accommodate longer trains, these platforms are simply not in use and often overgrown with weeds. Network rail for example reduced all the tracks coming into Sheffield creating a bottleneck. Trains using the Hope Valley line have to wait for express services coming in from the South to get into Sheffield. These are simply cost cutting measures on track maintenance. Many times I have seen the line reduced down to a single track, but there's done with the empty space. It's just cheaper to have a single track. Of course that's where trains are more likely to hit each other on the single track. Rather than a two way system and of course if the thing breaks down. The line is blocked. Putting back lost tracks is much cheaper than building new railways. The high speed train to London you mean? Cuts off 30 minutes of the current time. Tell you what lets tax the pensioners to pay for it. It costs a few billions to build and will not start operating till half the population is of pension age, so they can save 30 minutes to go to London to watch the investiture of one of the current royal brats.
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  13. Presumably you have the same view of words in regular use imported into our living language from places such as India?….”bungalow” being one such example. Locally, our use of words and phrases imported from other parts of the country increased dramatically with the industrialisation and growth of the City….my own family tracing its roots in Victorian times from places as far apart as Drogheda to Grimsby….each bringing with them vocabulary and phrases to add to the rich mix of language.
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  14. Why not? After all many words we consider to be “Americanisms” actually stem from the English regional dialects and language that was spoken by early immigrants.
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  15. I can remember a few years ago now the D.I.Y. shop on Campo Lane, it was called Silverstones, it was a very popular shop for home improvement enthusiast but probably because of big stores opening up it took its toll on Silverstones and the shop closed, it stood empty and boarded up for a while - but - a film crew arrived and Silverstones was chosen to be dressed for scenes in the film and here’s my problem, I can’t for the life of me remember what the film was called or who starred in it, can anybody enlighten me?
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  16. “GRANVILLE! How many P’s are there in Per-Per-Per-Per-PayPal now welcome ‘ere?” 🤣🤣🤣
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  17. My old man ran the Crabtree & Nicol branch in Doncaster (Racecourse Garage), they were Rover dealers and I remember coming through to the main dealership in Sheffield several times....Pinstone Street if I remember rightly.
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  19. I imagine a lot has to do with ones age. I use words and phrases which were commonplace in my youth but which my grandkids have never heard in their daily life.
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  20. p.s. you might also find some more unfo in this old topic
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  21. But it could mysteriously burn down, be blown down by the wind, it wouldn't be the first time...
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  22. Probably to be demolished and another block of student flats put in it's place.
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  23. The Old Horns at High Bradfield looking resplendent!
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  24. I remember the house on Barnsley Road….the bus from Shiregreen into town passed the place. I never came across anyone who was a member…Scouts and Boys Brigade being the norm back in the 1950s.
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  25. https://woodcraft.org.uk/about-woodcraft-folk/our-history/
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  26. My husband was born in Netheredge Hospital and lived with his mum and grandparents at 63 Button Lane. Went off to live in Canada with his mum and returned to the UK 5 years later and was raised in the house next door to his Nanan with his mum and brother.
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  27. My granny used to live on Verdon Street from before the war until they pulled down the old houses in the 60s. Everything has changed so much around there. Sutherland Baths has long gone and the old shops/houses on the left going up Gower Street are just a memory. The ex-policeman talking about his beat brought back one memory. I used to spend the weekend with my granny and did not want to go home on the Sunday night so I locked myself in the outside toilet and refused to come out. My parents got the local beat bobby to come and get me out. I thought I was going to prison. I never moved so quick in my life!!!
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  28. There used to be a police box on that corner. I had my mealbreak there on many occasions when walking 7 and 8 beats in the early 60s. Often it was a cheese and onion sandwich from a shop further up Gower St. Walked up there a couple of years ago with my wife and we had to get the hell out of it after being racially abused and harassed by young Asians. What a change from the welcoming community that Burngreave used to be.
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  29. Just found this in the wounded section of the casualty lists...he will have been wounded sometime in the previous three weeks.
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  30. Don't apologise MJ. Records I'm looking at suggest 238957 Bryan was previously in the Durham Light Infantry...he could also have been York & Lancs before that as troops were often put where they were needed....actually there is a tree on Ancestry ( is it yours?) showing a photo of him wearing the York & Lancs cap badge. It's unfortunate but his Service Record is amongst the 60 % lost in WW2. Since you originally posted a lot of information has gone online, SWB records, Pension Records, casualty records etc. If I were you I would post a query on greatwarforum.org....Soldiers and their units. I'm a member on there but don't have the expertise that many others do. Make sure to read the forum rules first.... and post giving as much information as you know...age, date and place of birth, next of kin, children any addresses you know., plus the service numbers. You may ( although I don't want to get too many hopes up) well be surprised by how much information the forumites can come up with. With the service number it's often possible to track down exactly when he signed on and by tracing other soldiers round him you can somehow track his movements through the War Diary...although as a Private soldier he will not be named. The SWB roll shows he attested on 17th/10/1914
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  31. I have watched several Sheffield videos and am always amazed at the lack of civic pride. Look at the rubbish strew in the gutters, look at the graffiti on 50% of the buildings, look at the chewing gum on the footpaths indeed look at the footpaths and the general state of disrepair. Surely a building slated for demolition should be demolished not boarded up and left as a blackboard for graffiti artists for want of a better word. I have friends in Sheffield (where In was born) who now wont even go into town because of the state of things, the only semblance of cleanliness and pride in this video seems to be outside student housing.
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  32. Not sure how long the 1:500 scale OS town maps have been available on NLS, but some really useful, detailed images here, zoomable right in, with none of the restrictions of the old-maps site https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=15&lat=53.38220&lon=-1.47656&layers=70&b=1&z=0&point=0,0 It says ‘in progress’, so hopeful of more maps and more years to be added, yet these turn of the century street maps show some interesting detail….
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  33. Went in one night prob early 2000s - saw a big brawl. went in again a few months after that - saw another big brawl. never went in again.
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  34. Oh happy days when after a good drink…urinals were plentiful and an overstretched bladder might be released with impunity.
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  35. This was cleaned up by Wilson's demolition back in the 70's, looks like it hasn't been looked after since, it had dozens of old jack knives dumped in it bigger than normal perhaps a failed project for the army they were too big to fit in any pocket.
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  36. I'm not even surprised by people walking close by that don't realise the tram is going to run over them 😄
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  37. One of the business supplies firms that we used to go to when doing the community newspaper Manor Mercury in the early 1980's is still operating, which surprised me. But other places have gone. The Tropical Marine Fish place has gone, plus I couldn't see the small Hobbies shop that was up there. Curious that the old conical chimney is gated and locked up. Another of those historical things that Sheffield Council pretends to care about, but doesn't do anything with. Will those empty spaces become even more student accommodation I wonder?
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  38. The mechanism and metal rail is still in situ at the very bottom.
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  39. Sometimes pop in here for a pint if we are out on a weekend stroll. Nice ale and lovely atmosphere with beautiful surroundings but the foods abit hit and miss 🤔
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  40. I have fond memories of this place and was a regular at the weekend for years i would spend the latter part of the night on the dance floor after drinking at the Nelson or the Dove and Rainbow. I remember it being very hit and miss you could go in one night and it was the best night ever but then go in again the same time next week and it was utterly dire or empty. I remember the DJ was a Manics and Clash fan and would always play your song requests no matter what you requested but obviously if your requested a song by manics or the clash he would whack it straight on. The toilets were well maintained compared to most rock and indie themed establishments in town at the time apart from one night when they flooded.... Water and sewage ran out of the mens and started to make its way downstairs as a result they had to close the upstairs room for awhile. I think in its later years it struggled to compete with Corporation which is were everybody seemed to be going alot of the Casbah crowd migrated to Corp and it started to decline. I say this because i went in the Casbah one night around 10:30pm and was the only person in there other than the bar staff i left and went corporation and had to wait in line for forty minutes to get in.
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  41. Surname Hall, Andrew was born 1981 as he was at school with my Daughter
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  42. Part of the Sheffield Hallam University "Where Bombs Fell" mapping project http://shura.shu.ac.uk/15051/ There is a pdf download/preview available on the site http://shura.shu.ac.uk/15051/1/WBF_ SHURA_16_17_sm.pdf
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  43. This map shows the location of the mines better. Birleymoor Farm would be located where the community centre is, the farm pond having survived. The unnamed lane just below it with a quarry at the end is Fox Lane, still there.
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  44. I think this will be the place. I don't know where Birleymoor Farm is/was, but you can use the same technique if you find it.
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  46. July 16 1793. Mr. Peech, of the Angel, having been very successful in getting in his harvest, treated his mowers, etc. with a plentiful dinner, at his farm at Carbrook, and brought them to his house in coaches drawn by four horses each, with bands of music.— The cavalcade proceeded to the Angel, where a cold collation was served to the company, and Mrs. Peech gave half a dozen very large bowls of cold posset. -------------------- Posset ???
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