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  1. This is an observation, not a rant, but I n my view, Sheffield City Centre is gradually becoming one gigantic University campus. Between Sheffield Hallam and ‘Uni of’, they are buying up more buildings in the centre and extending their sites (e.g. GPO Fitzalan Square), which in some cases is not such a bad thing you may say? What is very noticeable is the areas of the city that are being turned into student accommodation and when you think about it, they are almost every where you look.In the centre. The ones that immediately come to mind are the old Redvers House and Telephone House buildings. On the periphery, if you start on Suffolk Road, across Leadmill Road, Shoreham Street, Sidney Street, Bramall Lane, London Road. Up Hanover Way and down between Netherthorpe and Broad Lane. Green Lane, Shalesmoor, Corporation Street, across to Wicker and Blonk Street. Back across Broad Lane and Park Hill Flats, gets you back full circle. Just try doing a Google Map view and see how many label of ‘Student Accommodation’ There are The saddest thing is there are virtually no shops, nor venues worth going into town for any more. Any shop worth visiting has closed, or relocated out of town. Headline bands would rather play at The Arena, than City Hall and probably only The Crucible and Lyceum theatres are still managing to cling on, as there are no out-of-town alternatives.If any open up, the days of those two are probably numbered. Try and park in town to see a show, or go for a bite to eat and you are charged a FORTUNE in the car parks closest to where you want to be. Between NCP and Q Park, they have some exorbitant rates. Fortunately we live close to one of the tram routes, but it’s not always convenient. The centre is almost devoid of any decent shops, but crammed with bars, clubs and restaurants, which all seem to be always packed with aforementioned students, every night of the week and overflowing at weekends. Maybe it’s just my bad luck, but on the few occasions when I’ve been invited to a ‘do’ in town, it really does feel like you are stepping back into ‘studentville’. Mind you, it wasn’t like that in the 80’s, as I recall it 😆 So, would I welcome a new ‘hole in the road’? Why bother? It will cost us the taxpayers a fortune, be no use whatsoever, as pretty soon the whole of the centre will be a huge pedestrian precinct anyway…
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  2. Sunshine Cafe, Orchard Street. Sheffield Independent 07 November 1936
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  3. I have sent them a message asking why they are closing and what will happen to the map collections. I will let you know if they respond.
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  4. Many thanks to everyone for all your helpful replies. The newspaper article is very helpful. However, it appears, there were two of the cottages (ref. 1939 register) one being Carr Lane which I now think is no. 88, and Main Road, Dronfield Woodhouse which refers to Holmesfield. These both belonged to the same family I believe. Question - were they affluent enough to own two? Mary Brown, the daughter of James Morewood, (who was present at her father's death) stated her address, and his, as The Cottage, Main Road, Dronfield Woodhouse., which suggests she may have lived with her father albeit temporarily during his final illness. The 1939 Register shows this lady to be in ~The Cottage, Carr Lane, Dronfield Wodhouse. Are we to assume that upon her fathers death, she was merely a visitor at another address? Complicated - anyone got any more ideas? Regarding Moorwood's Lane, Holmesfield. Every time I have travelled up and down there I have wondered if there is a connection and would love to know more. Comments please? thank you so much for your imput.
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  5. Here's some information on them from my note book.
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  6. My Aunty who lives across the Rd from the old school took photos just before it was being demolished.
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  7. I've found the National Library of Scotland site a useful place for maps. Try https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=53.37477&lon=-1.70450&layers=1&b=1 This has old maps overlaid with aerial shots. By using the slider you can fade from one to the other. There is a wide range of maps to choose from.
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  8. It's very difficult to see how the inside of the Shakespeare (Brothers) could have been made up to look like that. There were several possibilities with the "sawn off" corner though the internal layout knocks out many from consideration. Checking some older external photos pretty much fixes it, not unreasonably, as the Fox House, Darnall (cnr Shirland & Ardmore). The windows are interesting, quite similar in form to a number of other former Tennants properties, though using colouration you only now see in their most elaborate surviving designs. The bar paraphenalia looks in keeping with it's later status as a "Stones freehouse", too.
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  9. J S Worrall was left £1000 in the will when Joseph Hall the boss of the company died in October 1927 Check the Sheffield Daily Telegraph for Tuesday 31st January 1928. Page 4, column 1. The company may have been S and J Hall, of Hereford Street Sheffield.
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  10. There was definitely a branch of Bradleys on Chapel walk, i used to supply them. There was also another 'chart return shop' at Firth park, Road Runner records. This shop was instrumental in hoisting 'Renee and Renato' to the Christmas No 1 slot with 'Save your love'. It was quite simple to manipulate the charts in those days with lots of 'freebies' in return for extra entries on to the chart lists. Happy days!
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  11. Thanks RichardS, I was in sunny Greece when I posted, I found that certificate when I got home.
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