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  1. I don't know whether it's to do with the lockdown & Covid precautions and we are mainly staying at home but much of the site recently, has been taken up with photo's, videos etc of what's happening in the city centre now. Others may feel differently but I personally am not the slightest bit interested in today's modern Sheffield because I feel that the council and planners have ripped the heart out of everything this city meant to me. There was a bit of chat about the old Coles Bros etc but many seem not to care too much about the resulting demise of John Lewis and think it was t
    5 points
  2. I'm afraid that I disagree with that Dave, as my family and fore bears, like all those around us, shopped in the Rag & Tag, Castle Market, and Norfolk Market Hall, all their lives without dying of food poisoning or anything similar. We didn't battle for expensive parking places as we walked from Heeley to town, did our shopping and walked home again. In the old days there were no suburban supermarkets so we did much of our shopping at our local shops but always went to town on Saturdays and at holiday times besides works lunch times. I, personally always enjoyed shopping in town
    3 points
  3. Well Fairthornroader, long time no see, hope you're still enjoying retirement. Sorry I'm not Gwenda. Last time we met was when you were visiting from Canada aged about 14. You must have attended for a brief time the boys part of my Grammar School and broke strict ranks from the boys dinner queue, daring to come to speak to an extremely shy teenager. Looked for you again but saw you only the once, you charmer! Mr Clarke, our teacher spotted me in a crowded department store in the 70's, with a smile and speaking with a much softer tone. He'd replaced Mr. Garner and then Mr. Smillie (who used to
    1 point
  4. Thank you very much for posting your video. I really enjoyed watching the same. It’s a very long time indeed since I last visited the L. D &. E. C. R., and I am both, amazed and saddened by how much this long defunct line has changed so much in the past 40+ years. I have taken the opportunity of sharing with you, some images taken by myself in “happier times”. I hope that you can relate them back to the remains and locations shown in your video. LDE001-Upperthorpe and Killamarsh Station Site, Looking North Towards Beighton-16/06/1977 LDE003-Upperthorpe and Killamar
    1 point
  5. I am from a very, very working class background and I never found the shared experiences of our lot to have created "community". My parents ( and I don't think they were untypical) wanted us children to get away from the "hard life" they and their ancestors had experienced for generations.....The "new" Sheffield was a start....as was full employment... the Social Security system, , better housing and, of course education...especially the Grammar schools which allowed a kid like me from "darkest" Shiregreen to widen his horizons. Post War Sheffield was a grim place with fogs, soot and
    1 point
  6. You really would have to have been born into a certain class of society and in a certain period to really appreciate the benefits of the rag n tag, Norfolk Market Hall and Dixon Lane. It wasn't about prices (which were as low as they could get), nor was it about quality (which was as varied as you chose), it was about COMMUNITY. A community that travelled together on trams and buses, not cars, that walked long distances without thinking it extraordinary, that faced hardships such as coal rationing, very long snowbound winters and basic foodstuffs and which above all related to one another. Th
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  7. There is a 9 mile stretch of the Chesterfield Canal that is "missing" between Staveley and Kiveton Park. Right through the heart of Killamarsh. There have been ambitious plans to restore if for a number of years. I walked the entire missing section to see the size of their task. Some wonderful remains and history too including the old Norwood Tunnel. My favourite section was the older section between Renishaw and Killamarsh before the canal was realigned with the railway line. Some lovely old stonework and evidence from the 1700s there. Edit: SteveHB
    1 point
  8. And just south of the bridge over the River Rother. Take a look at the National Library of Scotland's Georeferenced maps.
    1 point
  9. I don’t remember the last time I could have lemon on my kebab, nowhere I go to these days does it ! Great pic - a future historical gem
    1 point
  10. I can believe that, they were just putting their name on these projects, for future c.v.s, the present clowns in the big top they call the Town Hall, cannot stop littering, vandalism and worse of all graffiti but they can quite happily brag about the improvements to the city, I.e. closing streets to traffic in favour of cycles.
    1 point
  11. I can never ever remember any kind of vandalism in the Pinstone Street shelter, no graffiti, the roof was secure no lead just honest to goodness putty, it was removed because they, the council, could.
    1 point
  12. Well, what ever it is, it appears to be contagious 😁
    1 point
  13. That sounds like a challenge, why not post the details and give us a chance to help!!!!
    1 point
  14. Looked long and hard at the original image and I must say that it is intriguing. I can't help with any actual definitive information, that would confirm it's purpose, or location, but I would make the following observations:- Looks like a railway embankment in the background, and looks like it might be electrified (are those vertical lines, power traction gantries?) which would limit potential locations. Railway boundary looks to be of dry stone construction and therefore likely to be either North Sheffield, or Barnsley, or Rotherham. Probably somewhere on the Pennines. Installa
    1 point
  15. Yes, sad indeed. I went here after nights at Roxy’s in the ‘80s as a teenager. Then moved away from Sheffield in 1988. When I moved back here in 2018, and went wandering round the now much changed town centre, it brought a smile to my face, the fact that it was still there after all this time.
    1 point
  16. Gravestones and the like are becoming increasingly unlikely to be a permanant memorial to anybody. With vandalism and the weather doing the best to destroy them. However even those set up to maintain them are pressed by money concerns or issues such as keeping them tidy. Closed burial grounds of long dead people have no-one intrested in protecting them and the public (due to the connection with death) don't want to provide charitable funds to keep gravestones in good nick. As we have seen with many graveyards in inner city areas, these can be re-used as public parks for ball games etc. But the
    1 point
  17. I think I'll have my little brass epitaph engraved now, - DaveH Remembered ALWAYS NEVER forgotten Well, not for 25 years Then we will forget he ever existed. Something seems a bit wrong about that to me <_<
    1 point
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