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Showing content with the highest reputation on 05/04/20 in Posts

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    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
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    Pity the lorry driver couldn't read the signs!
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    The Cinema House in Barkers Pool, Sheffield City Centre
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    Here is an aerial view and a map, both also show the Pheasant pub. ------------------- https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW021906 ------------------- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.42046&lon=-1.49925&layers=168&b=1
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    From: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/148328-the-who-can-tell/ ''I was told the name came from a well used phrase in the area - 'A slice will never be missed off a well cut loaf' '' I've always found 'The Penguin' to be a strange choice of name for a pub.
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    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.
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    I vaguely remember a train set going around above my head, but to be honest I couldn't say where, possibly even Hamley's in London. It's over half a century ago now!
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    Sheffield seemed to have many mosaics back the day made out of what seemed to be tile? I too remember them fondly.
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    The picture on the corner of the Phoenix Hotel was a mosaic, it always fascinated me as a young un (born 1954), when I walked past that pub.
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    Whether it was a hotel it would still be called a pub, it was the watering hole of the artists appearing at the Empire. The Wyvern Hotel on Leighton Road never had any guests in its lifetime, you only had the name “ Hotel” if you could provide room for the traveller.
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    I can remember getting my Mamod SE2 steam engine there. I think it was downstairs in the basement. It was the most expensive present I'd ever had, but then Dad also played with it!
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    The white building on the left is Brook Shaws and the building behind it is the Phoenix public house. So Norfolk Street / Union Street it is.
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    When I was young it puzzled me that Sheffield United had its own coach company but my team didn't. It took me some time to understand that the name originated from the amalgamation of several coach operators in Sheffield who "united" as one company, hence Sheffield United Tours, nothing to do with a football team at all. Even after finding that out, for some time I would only refer to the company as SUT rather than utter the name Sheffield United 🙂. Sheffield United Tours had only been formed on 1st March 1935, so had been in existence less than 2 months when the parade took place. I wonder if the coach was still carrying the colours of Arthur Kitson Ltd. A brief history of Sheffield United Tours
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    WJ 6504, a Cravens bodied Leyland Tiger TS4 coach belonging to the recently formed Sheffield United Tours doing the honours. A few folk turned out for the parade, then. Caps and hats all round, as was normal in those days
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    You guys nailed it! record time too! Nice one - I was really struggling with this one..
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    This one shows the buildings on the right hand side of the road very clearly, looking in the same direction as the original image:
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    The white building would be the old Brook Shaw's garage
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    Norfolk Street. Little Mermaid cafe on the right hand side, was certainly on Norfolk Street
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    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"!
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    It looks to me that the chimney is part of the Sharrow Vale Laundry. There is certainly a chimney marked at the eastern end of the site adjacent to the Lescar Hotel on 1950s Map 228
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    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!
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    Here (marked with a red arrow) was one of my favourite shops in town. After Redgates (the real one on The Moor), closely followed by the Hobbies shop on St Pauls Parade was the Theatrical Supply shop otherwise known as the joke shop, no trip to town with my mum would be complete with at least a long look in its window. Its windows were full of rubber masks, costumes, tricks and jokes ........ "black eye telescopes", a packet of magic fish that squirmed in your hand, itching powder and best of all stink bombs ....... happy smelly days indeed!
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    Traffic! Here's a photo of it being moved! From "Central Sheffield" Martin Olive
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    I always used to go for the Pizza myself, which was free to staff as were all the meals in the diner. Steve K.
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