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  1. Great stuff! They are indeed often placed for an underground water course.
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  2. Remnants of Watery Lane. Inspection chamber covers along the course of Watery Lane on what is now The Ponderosa which survive as markers of where the street was originally laid. I recorded them in the following order walking east to west and estimate them to be situated near the following positions in comparison with the old streets that also existed at the time. 1 = Watery Lane/Adelphi St/Fountain Square 2 = Watery Lane /Adelphi St 3 = Watery Lane 4 = Watery Lane near the junction with Hammond St. Watery Lane originally existed as a track that ran from Port Mahon
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  3. Another Sheffield disused railway explore. I found this old line fascinating. So much lost history along it. It must have been such an assault on the senses at its peak. Some great old stuff left behind too. I really do have lots of fun making these videos. Right from researching, to filming, to editing. Learn so much about an area.
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  4. Just a suggestion, there are 14 Sheffield’s in the USA, why don’t you investigate this avenue? Good luck for the future.
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  5. Hi Leksand I've tracked down Mike Pidgeon...he has told me he left the Miners Arms just before the Miners strike... so early 1984, The Sheaf View had been empty for quite a few years and was derelict when he bought it. The land was owned by David Baldwin and former footballer Bronco Layne, they had the plans done to build a function suite there but opted to go to The Omega instead. Mike sold the pub to Marston's as part of their plan for an acquisition drive in Sheffield, which never really materialised. If I hear any more I'll let you know.
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  6. Hi Leksand, I met my GF, now my missus, in 1982/3...ish, so would have started passing the Sheaf around that time, I visited the pub only once after Mike had opened it when a group of us who were regulars at his previous pub had a run over, I was very impressed with the high standards of decor and it was clear a lot of money had been invested, that visit must have taken place before the end of 1987 as I took my own boozer at that time and wouldn't have had the time to visit elsewhere, so I think it might well place the 1984 extension into Mike's period of stewardship. As to actual ownership of
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  7. The bottles rattling in their crates heralded the milk floats approach.
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  8. The Beer Matters article has got it partly at least, wrong, the pub was roofless for many years until it was taken by a chap called Mike Pidgeon, who had previously breathed life into the Miners Arms in Low Valley, Wombwell. Mike sold the Miners and took and refurbished the Sheaf View, I assume Mike borrowed some finance from Marstons as their beers were the only ones on sale during Mike's time at the pub. Mike sold up and moved to Bradford to become the landlord of the brewery tap of The Trough Brewery in Idle.
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  9. This attached photo of the Boston Hotel / Derby, 10 Lansdowne Road, on left of the Lansdowne pub at 2-4 Lansdowne Road. Apart from the Quixall family with Harry & Annie, it makes sense as it is a Stones pub which they got based on the success of the Stones brewery 'beer-off' on Charlotte Street which was pretty much run as a pub. Harry did the cooking and Annie ran the beer.
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  10. I went to DLS 1966-73 and have also read the posts on Sheffield forum, many of which are negative. Personally, I enjoyed my time there; there were ups and downs as at any school, but I believe it instilled in me a mantra of 'life-long learning' and by stretching the pupils such as me, gave them a valuable step up in life. Attached is a group of school photos from 1972 for anyone interested. I am Andy Cotton on Q1972d.
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  11. Violet May - Sheffield's legendary record shop
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