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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
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    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?
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    Yes, and the traffic used to flow clockwise round it. At the far end you could turn right at traffic lights to go up St Philips Road.
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    I am not sure whether this one is on Picture Sheffield or not. At one time I called in most evenings on my way home from work for a quiet pint in the snug. Always a Black and Tan or a Guinness for me as I could never take to John Smith's bitter.
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    No, that is Stanedge (Stanage) Lodge. Beautiful photo!
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    My grandad used to own a butchers shop in Sheffield name Fred Phillips going back to the 30s 40s 50s any information be most grateful
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    My grandparents Joseph and Doris Pryor ran the shop at the corner of Parkwood Road and Neepsend Lane opposite Andrews Toledo steel works. My mother (also Doris Pryor) tells me that her father’s shop was destroyed by the bomb that killed a large number of the Breedon family and two members of the Clarke family. She also recalls two boys were blown into the 60-foot crater caused by the blast but were rescued, shocked and scratched to pieces and in a terrible state. The pub you mentioned I think was called the Victoria Pub and nicknamed the Monkey. There is further information about this pub on the Sheffield Forum I believe. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/92439-anyone-remember-the-monkey-at-neepsend/#comments Mum remembers family names of people on or around Parkwood Road were: Mary Milner who ran a sweet shop next to the Monkey pub, Pugh family, Herbert, Frank, and Harry, (nick named happy Harry as always smiling), Mary, Ivy, Doreen, Evelyn & Vera. Other names were the Scotts, Wiberleys, Archboulds, Crooks, Blagdens, Haythorns, Haddingtons, Watsons and Ashby’s. Mum also mentioned Ike Crookes was the man who was the person on blazing Neepsend gas tanks trying to extinguish the fires caused by bombing. Apparently this brave gentleman also saw action in the Navy in the battle with the German Graf Spee battleship. See also: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/250622-crookes-family-from-neepsend-in-the-1920-60s/
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    Good call boginspro! That would bring back some fond memories of my time attending night school classes at the old College of Technology on Tudor Way (previously Arundel Street) The plumbing workshop didn't have anywhere to mash, the tutor would allow us out two at a time to take our 10 minute break at the Adelphi, remember Elvis always playing on the jukebox, we'd make jokes about it, Elvis being so uncool to teenagers in 64.
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    Inside of the Adelphi pub, Arundal Street, best pub in Sheffield and a regular call for me.
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    Thanks, I have not seen that one before but have good reason to remember Christmas '67 (could be a year out or even miles off). I worked for Timpson's at the time. Timpson shops is next to Cockaynes.
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    Thank you everyone that has been very helpful 🤗
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    Alcatraz was in the same building, in the 80s/90s sometime I suppose. I remember those shops from the 1960s, they've changed a lot over the years.
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    Opposite the bottom of the graveyard, next to the modern looking office block think that was Geo. Clarke rolling mills, the end of which can be seen in your last pic.
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    Another view - this time you can see Hillsborough the home of Sheffield Wednesday in the very top right hand side
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    Ah thanks man, that is a very nice compliment! Take care and stay safe.
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    What a great variety of utility bodied buses delivered during the war years, AEC, Guy and Daimler in Grey livery then.You can identify them as they did not have separate route number indicators. The 3rd from the right hand side of the picture, a Guy, has the Manchester style body. The background now is dominated by the 'Polytechnic' building.
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    Used to go in there every Saturday night in the 60's. Brilliant music from The Bill Hogan Trio with guest singers. Later becoming The Conways, a 5 piece band with Barry and Barbara Mullen as main singers. The place used to be packed solid. Was in there when we learned of President Kennedy's assassination.
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    I found my own answer. 😄
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    Enlargement of air photo of Woodthorpe Colliery 1927. It was still in operation as you can see smoke coming out of the chimney.
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    Some enlargements of air photos Stand House farm 1927 it was demolished a few years later to make room for the school. Nunnery Farm 1935 showing around it MASSIVE excavations connected with the colliery. Springwood Cottage wasn't really a farm but probably connected to the Woodthorpe Colliery. It stood near Queen Mary Road. Access was via Pit Lane.
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    The fines office was down there too.
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    Remember my son buying the Gremlin Graphics computer game "Monty Mole" for his Sinclair Spectrum, the computer games of the time required a cassette tape player to load onto the computer, a bit hit and miss! sometimes taking several goes to load. Calendar the local ITV news program did a feature on Gremlin Graphics and their "Monty Mole" game (said to be inspired by the miners strike of 84) featuring King Arthur's castle And from the Times of 84 this article!
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    Yes. The tall gable end of the building on the left still stands. The shop 'Harrolls' seems to be still there but boarded up. The trees are new! Water Lane went down between the City School of Motoring and Direct Curtains. I think Water Lane nick was down there. There were a few stumbled and fell going down there to be charged at 'the Nick'! "He just tripped, honest Sarge."
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    Check out this glorious photograph of Sheffield City Centre showing an old tram, a bus, and cars all in the same shot! Also - Woolworth & C on the right hand side of the picture Any idea what year this might have been?
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    https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14049
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    No it wasn't, Redgates was next door, above Woolworths. Trams stopped running in 1960.
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    The Old Blue Ball on Bradfield Road in Hillsborough This now gone pub on Hillsborough Corner used to be extremely popular before falling on hard times and then eventually closing down and is now totally demolished
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    My guess is late 50's or very early 60's. The Bedford van is pulling out of Button Lane or Carver St. so it's before Pauldens Department Store was built. I don't have a solid date for this. Woolworths store was previously Redgates in the early 50's until Furnival Gate was built and then Redgates moved around the corner. Don't have a solid date for this either but Furnival Gate was built at the same time as Pauldens Store. So photo was taken between those 2 dates. The Old Moor was a lovely place and well supported by shoppers.
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    Sheffield Independent 04 May 1822 Kings Head Coach Office, Change Alley.
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    Do these scenes of Moorfoot bring back any memories for people? Do they look familiar?
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    Sheffield Daily Telegraph 28 August 1902 The Rufford Road Sewer is to small to carry away the contents that the larger sewers pour into it.
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    Sheffield Independent 12 July 1872 Mrs Lee had a very narrow escape. She had to wade through the water to the road and back again twice to save her children.
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    ] The Ecclesfield East Railway Station where the actor Donald Pleasence lived with his parents whilst attending Ecclesfield Grammar School 1933-1938
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    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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    I came across a photo of the station concourse dated to 1969. There clearly is a kiosk here, though you can't make out the owner it clearly looks like a Smith one. Interestingly too during my research I came upon several items that have survived the demolition of the site. There are a number of notice boards from the station at the National Railway Museum. However there are no images on line of them, probably not on display either. And a signal box name plate that went up for auction and sold to an unknown bidder. And to round it all off a train spotters note book for May 1965!
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    Jon performing at the Green Room on a Tramlines Sunday in 2013
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    Original post might be incorrect and should be Pack Horse Inn Pack Horse Inn, No 2 West Bar, junction of Newhall Street (later became Snig Hill). Grand Theatre of Varieties, West Bar, in background Found this photo of the building - fantastic looking place!
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