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  1. 4 points
    Weston bank. That's Wards Universtity bookshop ahead.
  2. 3 points
    The St Vincent's area is where the crofts were sited, what i find sad about any old photos like this one is the thought that even though they look happy their lives were a day to day battle and worse of all they are all dead. The photo shows Queen Street leading to Scotland Street.
  3. 3 points
    The Black Horse was put on the "Compensation list" to be closed down, in February 1926, hearing to be held on 22nd June, on the grounds of redundancy and unsuitability of the premises. The owners' brief argued that it had been in the family for three generations (though I suppose not necessarily the licence holders). A sale of all the pub's fixtures and fittings was held on 8th January 1927 - these included an upright pianoforte, a 4-pull beer machine, inlaid mahogany top tables, spittoons and a copper hot water urn. The compensation for the loss of the licence was agreed as £1,105. Between 1905 and 1927 53 public houses and 191 beer-houses were put on the compensation lists and the total amount of compensation paid was £291,262. In July 1933 Frank Robson (the licensee of the Black Horse from 1905-1910) was granted discharge from his bankruptcy. He owed his unsecured creditors £424 and he paid a dividend of 7s 10 3/4 d. The bankruptcy had taken place in 1911, 22 years previously. He now intended to go into the building business with his two sons.
  4. 3 points
    Covers more than just Penistone. Includes: Stocksbridge, Langsett, Thurgoland, Midhope, etc. Includes a photo gallery. https://penistonearchive.co.uk/
  5. 3 points
    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
  6. 2 points
    Green, Julius (, Hair dresser). Address: 128 Queen Street, in 1911. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1911.
  7. 2 points
    I worked at The Tinsley Rolling Mills Co. Ltd. throughout the entire period of its construction. Our billet yard was partly covered by it and many a "near miss" was had by our workers as bits of metal ( bolts in the main) tumbled onto the ground from a great height. A small diesel loco pushed the large rectangular hollow sections along a track to be lifted by a crane and then securely bolted to an earlier section. Whilst this was happening the structure dipped quite visibly under the weight. The whole thing was, sadly, a typically British "cheap" alternative to that originally planned and,after several failures of similar designs in other countries, the whole had to be... at great expense and inconvenience... strengthened ....and corrosion ( caused it was said by its hollow structure being used by workman as a quick alternative to a long walk to the loo) rectified.
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    Remaining photos from above and full article about Sheffield
  10. 2 points
    Alexandre Ltd, Tailors and before the closure of all the retailers on that side of The Moor, was a branch of River Island I believe? Also a coincidence on two counts, in that they were both clothing retailers and both had/have branches on The Moor and Fargate. Photos show current building, but believe it now may have been gutted, along with all the others, although I understand all the limestone frontages had to be retained? Will be good to see the results of the rebuilding and the regeneration of The Moor, as it was getting really quite shabby? link to Picture Sheffield, showing both locations of Alexandre in different eras.. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Alexandre+&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Alexandre%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%%%3B#rowNumber6
  11. 2 points
    Pity the lorry driver couldn't read the signs!
  12. 2 points
    I reckon it is Western Bank, looking down towards Brook Hill. The single storey shops are at the top of Hounsfield Road. From the trams then and now topic:
  13. 2 points
    I personally would rather have what we’ve lost to what we have now, too many flats and apartments, the Peace Gardens have been ruined, it’s now just play area, the well set out flower beds and calm almost serene atmosphere has been lost.
  14. 2 points
    Here's a rather older advert, from 1929.
  15. 2 points
    Heads-up... new video incoming next Wednesday: The Sheffield Guide to Stoneface's Secret Sculpture Park premieres at 7pm on Wednesday 8 April on YouTube! Filmed last year at Stoneface Creative's beautiful woodland sculpture park, this is one of my favourite videos so far (you'll see why!)... and will hopefully be a nice bit of relaxing escapism for you to watch in the current climate. Set a reminder here: https://sheff.info/stoneface
  16. 2 points
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  17. 2 points
    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.
  18. 2 points
    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.
  19. 2 points
    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.
  20. 2 points
    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
  21. 2 points
    Redevelopment of Pond Street showing (left) the possible construction of Fiesta nightclub, (right) Pawson and Brailsford, printers, and (centre) Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street
  22. 2 points
    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
  23. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    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
  25. 2 points
    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?
  26. 2 points
    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.
  27. 1 point
    Loved that place. The guy who ran it ended up at another shop in Attercliffe - Zaika on Chippingham Place. Not sure if he is still there or not after all these years?
  28. 1 point
    No, I'm guessing it was like a double fronted corner shop with beer on one side and groceries on the other. Walter and Harriet started out at no 19, ct 2 and worked their way up the street as they prospered. I intend to try to map out who lived where using census records and the street map, which was kindly shared with me on a previous post. What I’d really like is to buy a print of the map to work from. Walter was killed by a tram in 1909. I think he either had a stroke or was affected from years of being a grinder. He was a friend of William Broadhead. They used to drink together with my uncles in the Red House at the top of Solly Street
  29. 1 point
    This one I have seen before. I suspect some of the kids would be my relations.
  30. 1 point
    Some rather depressing images from April 2019 on Flickr: Images by ScrappyNW, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/scrappynw/48045377823/in/album-72157709038993358/ There are other images taken in 2019 on various Urban Explorer sites, but they are all as depressing as these
  31. 1 point
    My GG Grandfather, George, lived at 17 Robin Hood Row / Road / School Street between 1881 and his death in 1909. The family stated their address as number 37 in 1909, so I'm not sure if they moved into the rear half, or more likely knocked through and lived in both halves of the back to back. The road name changed from Robin Hood Row to School Street after the new Board school was opened in 1884, but later returned to Robin Hood Road. The rent for the houses in School Street was £80 12s 0d and the ground rent £10 19s 0d (per year) in 1892. My grandfather, Joe, was the lollipop man at the school in the 1960s/70s.
  32. 1 point
    The white building would be the old Brook Shaw's garage
  33. 1 point
    By comparison with the Midland the Vic had a ticket area which was spacious and quite modern...unlike the former which always seemed as if "run down" was the norm...perhaps that because it was once a part of the "Long, Meandering and Slow Railway"!
  34. 1 point
    Part of the gibbet were found in the backyard of the Yellow Lion when it was being demolished, can’t recall the year.
  35. 1 point
    The church stood between Infirmary Road and Penistone Road next to the graveyard. It was closed in 1940 and demolished about 10 years later: A very old thread on St Philips Church: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/674-st-philips-church/ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.39002&lon=-1.48012&layers=168&right=BingHyb
  36. 1 point
    Woolworths on the Moor had a side entrance near to the cafe. This came out opposite the Golden Dragon. On another thread I've posted a picture of the carved W on the front facade. I remember the Haymarket branch had a doughnut machine which was a fascinating watch as ring doughnuts were dispensed into hot oil which cooked them on one side. Somehow they flowed away towards a flipper which turned them over to do the other side. I think at the end there was a mechanism which took them from the oil and dropped them on to sugar to coat them. Incidentally the original Woolworth, Frank W Woolworth, had the middle name of Winfield - which became the name of the own brand products.
  37. 1 point
    Photograph taken from Grove Square (off Penistone Road).
  38. 1 point
    We bought the roof off the rag and tag as scrap, it was made of aluminium sheeting.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Came across Nora most Saturday nights in Pond Street on my way home from the Esquire club in the early sixties, Nora died in 1981!
  41. 1 point
    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.
  42. 1 point
    I think you are right, though my last visit to this part of the city was in the previous century! My initial reaction to the black & white picture was "Act 1 Scene 1 - 'Macbeth' "
  43. 1 point
    Sheffield Register, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, & Nottinghamshire Universal Advertiser 25 April 1794 Could Lot 1 be the four story building in the centre of the photo ?? ( Left of centre )
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    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.
  46. 1 point
    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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  49. 1 point
    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...
  50. 1 point
    Hey!!!! I think I was there that day! I remeber having the machine freebies, we tried it again when we went back a week later, but it didn't work, so we went and told the cafe assistant that we had put our money in and haven't received our crisps (bones, remeber those?) so we also got a freebie that week!
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