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  1. This photo taken from Pinstone Street, shows a carrier and his lad waiting for custom, the tower in the background is part of the ventilation system of the Albert Hall, the smoking chimneys in the foreground belong to the Yorkshireman Arms, soon to be raised to the ground under a false pretext.
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  2. Here is one I remember............."Well I'll gu to ar ouse. Whilst I know this is from Sheffield, I am not sure if it is exclusively from there. However the way we pronounce it is a world away from "proper English................"Well I will go to our house" That does not work for me.............................comments?
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  3. The restaurant at the junction of Harmer Lane and Pond St was a Civic Restaurant, one of several in the city built during WWII to provide cheap, nourishing meals "for the workers". I recall going there with my mother in what would have been 1946/47 and enjoying such "treats" as brown windsor soup. Another was later to become the car tax office in Eyre St near the Graves Art Gallery and there was one at the top of Boston St/London Road. Another was opposite the back of the City Hall in Holly Green. There must be many memories associated with these places. I don't recall the rest of that triangle being a timber yard. I rather recall it as something of a steel works. But I can not be sure. The piece of land shown as a car park remained an unsurfaced car park for several decades. I always had the impression it was a bomb-site. Across Pond St was another bomb-site surrounded for many years by tall hoardings. It then got swallowed up the the never ending expansion of the College of Technology/Polytechnic/Hallam University.
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  4. I haven't lived in Sheffield for 46 years but remember Chapel Walk. We often used to go down there on a Saturday morning and I had a friend who worked at Cann's the music shop. I also remember taking part in services and concerts at the Victoria Hall at the bottom of it. It's brought back many happy memories hearing about it again!
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  5. Howlin' Wind, Graham Parker and the Rumour..........it's me !!
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  6. Apart from food/drink/petrol I tend to buy very little these days...but when I do I prefer to actually see what I am buying in reality and, importantly, be served by a person... even if its just at the check out. Meeting people ( lockdowns permitting) is a part of my life. Many people I know live on their own and a quick pleasantry might be the only human contact they have all day. Back to topic....Wasn't the scaffolding erected on the Walk part of the work needed to convert some of the buildings into into student flats?
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