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  1. The time captured in one small paragraph, my Dad took me into the fish market on Saturday Afternoon for a plate of cockles or mussels, the place was heaving so I had to hold his hand all the time we were in there otherwise I could be swept along with the crowd, it was the only place I’ve ever seen a deer hung up ready to be butchered. All gone, Sheffield is a shadow of what it use to be, the Market is a poor substitute for what we lost. I hate the supermarkets, I would much rather see the small independent shops, grocers, butchers, green grocers, clothes shops, shoe shops, toy shops but their
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  2. I started work in 1955 at the Wicker Goods Station, Saville Street and can confirm that wagons such as these were still in very common use in the 50's. I also recall Bogies amongst them too - some I think were used by National Benzole petrol & oil company who were based at Lumley Street.
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  3. Well DaveJC , unfortunately the 48 is the giveaway and I’m 73 this year. Ive also looked at some of the pictures on the 50s thread and can well remember the bombed out buildings in the process of being rebuilt. C&A Modes always sticks in my mind as the tram stop to Firth Park was outside and is a reminder of trips from Totley to visit my grandparents. There were temporary buildings at the bottom of the Moor where it had been flattened. I watched it all being rebuilt but didn’t warm to a single redevelopment, Those blackened substantial buildings that remained and were th
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  4. This must be after the war, the film Two Men and a Girl in the last photo wasn't released until 1947. Nigel L
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  5. The answer can be found on this link: https://twitter.com/NancyFielder/status/1350788532835667972
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  6. Too many really Just part of the journey in the decline of the Sheffield we’d all known and loved
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  7. The adjacent block was Dyson House, which was owned by the Poly.
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  8. I know this is from a few months ago but I've only just come across it. I worked at Ralstons for a couple of years in the early 70s. Hard, mucky work but have some good memories
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  9. A walk down town on a Saturday morning was a snapshot of life in its entirety. People everywhere. And you always bumped into someone you knew! Not like now ! Both my mum and dad worked on Saturday mornings so it was up to me to do a regular trip round the various bills to be paid......the estate agent in Norfolk Row for the rent, Burnett and Hallamshire in Change Alley to pay the coal bill, the YEB in Commercial Street and so on. Dodging the crowds, hearing the hawkers, the whine of the trams....absolute joy! Not so much fun when coal was in short supply, though. The wheelbarrow trip to
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  10. I've never been in so don't know whether the interior is (or has been) that austere, but the patterning of the glass that the bloke is peering over appears a close match to that at the Rivelin, Under Tofts.
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  11. Full film up here on my vimeo alongside all other Sheffield Film Co-op titles https://vimeopro.com/alexglenwilson/sheffield-film-co-op digitised from original material with blessing of SF
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  12. I well recall, periodically, spending Saturday afternoons in BGs sumptuous tailors shop, shown here. I was only a kid, 10 or so but even at that tender age couldn’t but be impressed at premises ...the spaciousness of the place - big soft leather couches, piles of expensive ‘coffee table magazines’ which probably cost a chunk out of an average working persons wage, though mainly directed at men in those days, so no ‘Hellos’ or ‘Beanos’ for long - suffering wives and kids waiting for husband or dad to be measured up, fitted, or whatever. Tea, Coffee provide in a civilised way - NO confounded, v
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  13. Hard to believe we had at least two hospitals dedicated to chest diseases and a full time mass X Ray centre in Ellin St at the bottom of The Moor. (Winter St hospital; King Edwards, Rivelin and I seem to recall there was a dedicated chest unit somewhere around Queens Road/ Olive Grove area but also Nether Edge Hospital, Fir Vale and Lodge Moor all had chest units. My own father died of lung cancer in Lodge Moor.)
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  14. The only happier times I can remember are before Park Square Roundabout was built 😉 !!
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  15. It was a beerhouse (on licensed) at the time of the auction referenced and until it's demise. I can't say definitively what happened to the licence at present (it falls within ongoing research), but can suggest a probable chain of events. The long term licensee left in 1880 and is known to have run other premises after that date. It is likely that he transfered out close to the time the property came up for let in the middle of the year, however, by September, when fixtures and fittings were advertised for sale, he was named as seller. The sale in itself doesn't necesarily indicate closure (i
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  16. Not sure about "Her parents were called Robert and Edith (nee Bowen)." and born 1887? Edith was born 15th of either Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 1889. The 1939 Register is badly written and transcribed. Edith's birth was registered in quarter 2 1889 her mothers maiden name was Lee, she was baptised at Carbrook on 15th May 1889, daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann Laver. Edith's marriage certificate age agrees - she was 26 in 1915. Her father Robert Laver married her mother Sarah Ann Lee at Wath-upon-Dearne on 14th October 1872 - he was a widowed coalmine engine tender, son of Thomas Laver, als
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  17. Great views from Smithcroft Wood / Shirecliffe Allotments. Brought back memories of the later 40's when the "White Bridge" was a popular vantage point to see the steam trains slogging up to Penistone, and to get a free long distance view of the Speedway on match nights! A further frame to the right would have revealed another popular spectator venue
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  18. I was a barman at the railway for a time. Was a great traditional pub with plenty of characters.
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  19. https://www.picturesheffield.com/search&St_Nathanael_Church St. Nathanael's Church, Roebuck Road, Upperthorpe
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  20. As a sufferer of Acrophobia I can’t even imagine living in the business end of a high rise building. It’s nothing to do with council accommodation, I would feel just the same in a multi million pound penthouse, remember Richard Gere in Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts all but hanging over his penthouse balcony and him attempting to melt into wall farest from it, well other than for the Julia Roberts deficiency, that was me to a tee. I’ve often wondered if folk with my fears are identified by the council prior to being housed in such buildings, in the private housing market it’s easy, don’t
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  21. Yes, Looking across High Street towards Change Alley !
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  22. This set is around the end of Sheffield Road and Shepcote Lane, with some photos taken from top deck of Tinsley viaduct. 3rd one down is the transport cafe, next door to the Plumpers, now American Golf. If you look on Google maps aerial view, you can still see the ‘CAFE’ letters painted on the roof.
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  23. My grandparents and other relatives are buried in St Thomas' and I've visited several times. There has never been any problem except the amount of brambles and ivy covering parts of the graveyard. I'd suggest wearing long sleeved gardening gear, heavy boots, heavy duty gloves and taking secateurs and long handled cutters. You can park on the site near the building, or plenty by the side of the road. One relative was the twelfth burial in the graveyard, one grave away from the church wall and despite having a copy of the plan (pasted inside the front cover of the register), I've still not fo
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  24. Answer in this thread, which surely must be connected? Huge coincidence if not?
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  25. I just wonder what the shelf life of these buildings will turn out to be, I was the landlord’s representative in respect of Fargate Court back in the 1970’s. This was built circa 1960 and was in a terrible state less than 20 years into it’s life, basements constantly flooded, cracks had started to appear in it’s fabric, all windows were single glazed in metal frames, I assume that at least these have been upgraded. I have no idea of your age paulhib48, but hazard a guess that you will outlive many of these buildings.
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  26. It looks very miserable weather wise doesn’t it? However other than for the two weeks works shutdown this is just how It was, with the haze of the steelworks waste hanging over the city centre. Don’t be fooled by the standard of dress, this could easily have been Spring or Autumn, people wore coats and hats when stepping out of their homes in those days. All the stone buildings were black due to the ingrained soot from the works chimneys, buildings like the Town Hall and the Post Office looked like things out of a Hammer House of Horrors movie. Come the Clean Air Act along with the MASSIV
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  27. Beat me to it! Poundland now and A Library iirc
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  29. FBT was based on Carlisle St. East AND Saville Street (Jncs Windsor St to Princess St) I don't recognise the building, but there WAS a similar building just on Harleston St, (?) where shear bl**es were made (Can't say that can we Neal?) Also look for bessemer house just townside of Harleston St, I'm sure that was FBTs too. I left in 1981.
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  30. Wow thank you so much for these - they've brought back so many memories The Dog And Partridge!! Forgot all about that!
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  31. Had a walk in attercliffe earlier and took these photos with comparisons
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  32. Castle Market from 1965 - remember this?
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  33. This amateur film gives a revealing picture into top flight football in England, the old First Division, in the mid-1960s. The film shows action from Sheffield Wednesday playing at home at Hillsborough Stadium to Arsenal, possibly the match in March 1964: the Scottish centre half Ian Ure looks to be playing for Arsenal. The other two games have quite small crowds, so are probably both reserve team fixtures, possibly against Manchester United and Blackpool. These films were taken by keen Sheffield Wednesday supporter Harry Wilson of Barnsley, who also filmed around the same time the w
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  34. Thanks for a great photo. Great to see it whilst it still looked like the Sheffield I loved, nice and tidy with the markets and proper roads & open spaces & car parks. I can't bear to see it with all the high rise buildings blocking out all the light and nothing but hotels and apartments. Looks more and more like America and very little that's nice, ever came from that place.
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  35. Extremely hard one to choose. Loved Sheaf and Castle Market. But one place stands to mind is a second hand shop on Infirmary Road which I loved going to.
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  36. The main function of the building was the railway offices of course. I was on a Manpower Services Commission (MSC) Work Experience Scheme with British Rail in 1977. I started in that building. Unfortunately nobody bothered to explain the scheme to the vast majority of the staff. This caused me lots of trouble, with staff thinking I was cheap labour. There was also an agency called "Manpower" and many staff confused the agency with the first name of the work scheme provider. I was paid an allowance of about £16 pounds a week for a 9 to 5 hours job. The scheme allowed me mostly to watch the job
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  37. For absolutely no reason other than I was looking something up in it, I decided to scan the pub pages from the directory and upload them. Co-vid times of boredom maybe??!!??
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  38. Glossop Road Baths-spent many happy hours there in the late 1950s.
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  39. Must say in my life time it's always looked much the same ,from the exterior that is. Much demolition/dismantling was done in the past with materials being reused for new construction in the area.
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  40. I recall Manor Lodge, when there was far more of it standing, the council have a curious habit of deciding to preserve something when there’s little left of it. I further recall it having a resident couple who charged folk to show them around the remains, whilst telling fanciful tales of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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  41. I at first thought of two that have already been mentioned the Norfolk Market Hall and the Fish Market but I finally decided on my fathers and later my favourite pub the Adelphi.
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  42. In 1993 I was on holiday in the Isle of Man, and visited Murray’s Motorcycle Museum. One of the exhibits caught my attention – it was a framed AutoCycle Union Certificate of Performance for the Wilkin motorcycle which I noted had been made in Sheffield at Onslow Road, a couple of roads away from where I grew up. I took a poor photograph of the certificate. In 2005 Peter Murray announced that the museum was closing and asked for people to register their interest in buying the exhibits. I asked to buy the ACU certificate, but never heard anything. I presume there was insufficient interest in
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  43. According to the technical info released with the movie the locations given are:- Burbage Rocks, Derbyshire, England. Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Heavygate Road, Crookes, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Millstone Edge, Derbyshire, England. The Vine Pub, Cemetary Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Thorpe Marsh Power Station, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Plus a couple more I noticed Tinsley cooling towers(RIP) Fox & Duck, Sheffield Road Tinsley The Country and Western nigh
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