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    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
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    The Old Toll Bar house at 329 Langsett Road between Woodland Street and Victor Street This building still stands but the front extended part was removed when the road widened Also shown on the extreme left is The Victoria Hotel, later called Victoria Vaults. This pub closed in the early 1970's.
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    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
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    Redevelopment of Pond Street showing (left) the possible construction of Fiesta nightclub, (right) Pawson and Brailsford, printers, and (centre) Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street
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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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    Yes Videmat machines on double door OMO buses. They would have been OK if people could have been trusted. Unfortunately some passengers put all sort of rubbish in them and we had to frequently radio for the Videmat van to come and unjam them. It was amazing how many passengers would jump up and alight at the site of an inspector at a bus stop that the bus was approaching.
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    The long low building was erected in 1933. The taller addition was completed in 1939.
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    Photograph taken from Grove Square (off Penistone Road).
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    That looks like White's Fiat digger.
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    We bought the roof off the rag and tag as scrap, it was made of aluminium sheeting.
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    The old bankers house was built in 1728 and the date is on the hopper on the right hand side of the frontage. It is believed to be the oldest brick built house in Sheffield. St Peter's Close is worth a short explore. Immediately on the right as you enter is a former door to the old bank and a little further on lies the small, old, water works pavement feature that is my avatar on here, and which I think is rather lovely
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    The road line appears to be the same so I would suggest the front part of the building was removed to allow the footpath to be made up to a normal width.
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    The Old Toll Bar House on Langsett Road as it looks currently
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    Presentation of Cup. Sheffield Evening Telegraph 26 April 1939
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    I wrote an article on pubs and I indicated that Wrekin Pub was indeed the one in the photo, all my research pointed to it, with entries and names in local directories.
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    mine would be a photo of the original Wordsworth Tavern which was demolished in 1966
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    I met my wife in the Elephant, when we were a bit skint on a Thursday, the landlady put music on the juke box for us knowing we would feed it when we got paid on a Friday, plus Saturday and Sunday. It was a cracking pub and to demolish it for the sake of a Halfords store was just criminal.
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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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    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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    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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    The Mumtaz I remember was on Union Street, just down from the rear of the Peace Gardens. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s24139&pos=1&action=zoom&id=26592 Great food and was a Saturday night favourite in the 80’s, but never went to the one on Chesterfield Road....
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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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    Yes. If you go on picture sheffield and search Hidgson St. Some of them picture the house I used the live in and one includes my mother. If any admin people read this can they please tell me why I have to change my password every time I login even though the system says it has changed my password?
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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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    Am I right here - is this correct in terms of before and after positions?
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    The Royal Exchange Buildings, Lady's Bridge, Sheffield Built in 1900 by John Henry Bryars they originally housed a home for "the lost dogs of Sheffield" and a veterinary surgery for the working animals of early industrial Sheffield, particularly horses, for which there are ramps to every floor. Photo : Charlotte Tollyfield https://www.pinterest.co.uk/CTSilversmith/
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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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    I think the Leyland PD2 on the right was new in 1954 and I believe that tram number 296 went all the way to 1960. It narrows it down a bit if I am correct.
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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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    During the Blitz (night of 12th December 1940) Neepsend Gas works received a cluster of incendiary bombs. The Gas Works exploded as firemen were trying to put out the flames. Then a parachute mine landed between the gasholders, and there was a further mine which landed (probably on number 15 Parkwood Road, per a reminiscence on Britainfrom Above site) ( but see the “bombs map” below) The dead were: Breedon Anita 3 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Cyril 35 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Eva 32 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon George 11 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Terence 5 months 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Clarke John 45 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road but in 1939 was an unemployed mill labourer, and living at number 22 Parkwood Road with mother Lettice. Possibly they were sheltering with the Breedon family? Clarke Lettice 69 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Munks Frank 52 13 Dec 1940 Parkwood Road The 1939 census (via FindMyPast) shows the Milners at number 8 Parkwood Road: Frank Hides Munks was a Police War Reserve Constable. Frank was a market trader who lived at 36 Rockley Road with his wife Marjorie, and their children Frank H junior (a tram conductor, later to die on 31st January 1942 when HMS Belmont was sunk by a torpedo from U-82 off Nova Scotia), Marjorie junior (an assistant teacher), Reginald (a market trader) and Daphne (a shop assistant). The Victoria Hotel, in whicj Frank may have been sheltering, was at 248 Neepsend Lane, at the corner of Parkwood Road, run by Ernest and Edith Dyson in September 1939. It was nicknamed “the monkey”, as one of its landlords once had a pet monkey. The Dysons were not killed on the night of the Blitz, and the pub seems to have survived. Photos of Neepsend Lane and the gas works are available on PictureSheffield https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Neepsend_Gasworks(%24|+%2B)%3B A pre-war photo shows Parkwood Road going between the largest gas holder and the other four. The odd numbered houses are the nearest and number right to left. A post war map of 1954 shows that the even numbered houses had been demolished due to damage by incendiaries, along with the odd numbers up to 19: There's an overview and research guide of the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-local-studies/research/Blitz study guide v1-3.pdf There are stories about the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1151/ See the comment right at the bottom of the page here: https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW015598 The Britainfromabove site has many aerial photos of the Neepsend area Various photos of Parkwood Road here: https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Park_Wood_Road(%24|+%2B)%3B Further info here: https://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffield/pitsmoorwardead.htm
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    I used to be a barmaid in Sinatras as I knew the owner and his girlfriend Jean. It was a great place and it used to get packed on Fri and Sat night. I remember helping to get it open, all the clean up and wet paint just an hour before the doors opened. Great times. Used to work the bottom bar and get drenched in beer as we used to have to change the barrels under the bar as there wasn't a cellar and the barrels were changed at an amazing rate and I remember the bar being 10 deep all night long! Totally exhausting but real fun. I remember Aileen, she was amazing and we all thought she was really old because she was 38!! but she looked really good and was a really nice gal!
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    Hey!!!! I think I was there that day! I remeber having the machine freebies, we tried it again when we went back a week later, but it didn't work, so we went and told the cafe assistant that we had put our money in and haven't received our crisps (bones, remeber those?) so we also got a freebie that week!
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    Just found this site today and homed in on the Limit section immediately! I was a regular from the very early 80's going twice, sometime three times a week from Rotherham. Many great times had ... One for your list was "Death Cult" on 15th September 1983 (source: http://www.cultcentral.com/Tours1983.html). I was a big Southern Death Cult fan at the time and they had supported Bauhaus in Sheffield then split up. Ian Astbury then formed Death Cult with Billy Duffy (which later became "The Cult") and I went to see them at the Limit. I saw them many times over the years, but this was a gig that I remember fondly as the venue wa small and they hadn't become a "big" band at that point so it felt kinda personal. They were still had a very unique sound, unlike their later music which just sounded like any other rock band (which is fine if you like that sort of thing). Can anyone else remember when Fosters lager first came over from Australia? On the layout picture marked "Stella Bar" I'm sure I remember it selling Fosters. I'm talking earlier 80s... Keep up the good work! Cheers Nobsworth (aka Nobby for those that might remember me )
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    More on the Town Hall, including our best chance at a representation of it ! First Goslings map of 1836 (town hall is number 12) Secondly Thomas Oughtibridges view of Sheffield (town hall has a number 3 above it, immediately to the left of the Church). The view appears to be from somewhere out at West Bar, we're looking at the back of the current Cathedral. Number 2, could be the Vicarage, any other ideas? Finally a map from 1780, shows where Orchard Street got its name, also that New Street and Figtree Lane were once, one and the same place ...
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