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    High Street now Attercliffe Road, Baker Street left, Shirland Lane right. The bank building is still there, as is the Queens Head building and a few more further down but what a shame we have lost the buildings just past Baker Street, which were still there when I was in Sheffield, though not in that condition. I often look at then and now type images and wonder why our street scenes are so bland and boring now, but I think the answer to that would be very long and complicated.
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    Hi rover1949, There's a bit more about about the Abbey in this preview from Google Books, it's from the book, A Monastic Community in Local society:The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary. Edited by David Hay, Lisa Liddy and David Luscombe https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=favCAQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
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    I have servised equipment at a few of these factories. The company I worked at was started in premises belonging to Flame Hardeners on Bailey Lane. We used to service Flame Hardener's induction Hardeners and their M.D Mr. Conrad Bramhill acted our metalurgist. After he died there was a bit of a split and we moved into our own factory Flame Hardeners still exist. Dormer's drill factory was on Cemetery Road. They also had factories in Worksop and Nottingham making taps & dies. They used to make drills by heating the blanks then passing them through dies that rolled the flutes into the blank. Some pundits claimed this was an inferior method of production and that flutes milled into the blank was better. Dormer was bought by Sandvik, a Swedish company. Eventually they closed the factory and sent the machines to Brazil.
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    Some adverts for Sheffield based businesses from "A Technical Survey of the Iron & Steel Works of Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company", published by Iron & Coal Trades Review, 1955. Some are to be expected, as the companies are part of The United Steel Companies Limited, but plenty are not. Abrafact Brightside Foundry& Engineering Cooper & Turner Darwins Group Davy United (this advert was across two pages) The Sheffield Twist Drill & Steel Company
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    And some more: S Rhodes & Co Samuel Fox Thomas Marshall & Co Thos W Ward Ltd The United Steel Companies Limited F H Wheeler William Wild & Sons Ltd G P Wincott Limited Yorkshire Engine Co
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    Some more: Edgar Allen & Co Flame Hardeners Ltd General Refractories Ltd Hadfields Merrill Pumps John M Moorwood Ltd - this advert was across two pages, so there is a dodgy join in the middle Newton Chambers Nitralloy Limited Rapax Limited
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    This video might gives some indication of what buildings survived on Attercliffe Road 15 years or so after the war. My conclusion is that the council did a better job of destroying buildings than the Luftwaffe.
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    Good evening all, Looking for information and an image (not holding my breath), of the BARRELL INN, Anson street sheffield which is the last road at the bottom of South Street, Park. Anyone got any information please?
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    I hope 2020 sees a halt on the destruction of our old buildings, especially the Victorian factories, we’ve lost far to many for the sake of terrible flats and apartments for students and new buyers. The Croft’s are unrecognisable from what they were to what they are now are, the council should hang their heads in shame, how can anyone blue pencil the total obliteration of such an historic area.
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    But I've heard it said that it's a 'dieing ' trade.
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    I also often look at then and now pictures and videos, but after looking I get a sence of sadness and anger because of what's been lost. Attercliffe Road is a fine example of great and grand buildings demolished for what?! To be replaced by shrubs, weeds and carparks.
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    Have a look at this set of 44 high resolution photos of Sheffield in the 1970's https://flashbak.com/44-snapshots-of-sheffield-in-the-1970s-397359/
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    Eva Darwent, daughter of Francis Inman and Florence Darwent was born on 22nd July 1903 and baptised at Carbrook. Her grandfather Frank was an experienced publican (Hare and Hounds Bradfield 1871, Sportsman's Inn, Stannington in 1873, Commercial Hotel, Tinsley 1895) and died in 1895 at the Commercial Hotel, but was buried in Stannington. His son, also Francis Inman Darwent (born 1873 died 1940) went on to run the Commercial Hotel and was Eva's father. F.I. Darwent number 3 was born in 1895 but died the following year, F.I.Darwent number 4 was born in 1911 and died in 1951) George Salt son of William and Mary Jane Salt was born on 3rd October 1900. His father William was licensee of the Pheasant from 1908 to 1922 They married on 30th July 1923 In 1939 Eva was running a sweetshop at 661 Attercliffe Common Eva died on 14th February 1969 at her shop at 661 Attercliffe Common, not far from the junction with Weedon Street. Possibly this was the shop from where she sold drinks?
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    Sheffield Road, east side, as seen on map. Published 1957.
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    No listing of 681-683 Attercliffe Common in Kelly's, published 1957.
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    Was a pub at one time. Garner Geo. Dalton, beerhouse, 683 Attercliffe Common. 1925 Kelly's directory.
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    Sheffield City Centre used to be magical at Christmas. The lights, the fountain, the huge Christmas tree and the hoards of happy shoppers with smiles on their faces. The kids loved it too. Everything from the Santas Grotto in the Co-Op or Debenhams through to the carol singing and the shops all lit up with Christmas lights What's your favourite memories and moments of Christmas gone by in Sheffield City Centre?
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    This is well worth watching all the way through. The £10,000 they spent on the Christmas lights in 1971 is equivalent to £152,000 now. https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/2528136420734381/
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    Personally I’m all for any plan that saves the building, the alternative is for it to fall into a more severe state of repair.
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    I finally found a photograph of my grandfather as a fireman, second from right. Not sure of the dates when he served though
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    501 was the prototype for the Roberts class (502-536), and was built at Queens Road in 1946. It's first trial run was on 11th July 1946, before the separation of the Sheffield and Rotherham systems. The picture is taken at the Templeborough reversing triangle at Temple Street, which was specially constructed so the single ended Rotherham cars could turn here and operate short workings. The photo was taken on 22nd September 1946 (two months after 501 first ran) and it was a Light Rail Transit League tour, cost 3 shillings. The tour started at the LMS Station and ran to Handsworth, then back to Attercliffe and Templeborough, where a change was made to the Rotherham car for a trip to Rotherham and back, Sheffield 501 taking the tour party to many parts of the tram network before returning to the LMS Station. Too much detail, methinks
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