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  1. Seen them at work today bringing it down. Another one bites the dust.
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  2. The church with the question mark is St. Andrew's, on St. Andrew's Road, now demolished, used to go to Cubs there in the '60's. Nigel L
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  3. The European cup, once lost, wss subsequently handed in at West Bar Police Station http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8709846.stm It was the most prized piece of silverware in European club football - but one night in a pub in the West Midlands, it went missing. Twenty-eight years later the story of how two teams of police officers played to win the European Cup can finally be told. Very few people knew about the disappearance and subsequent recovery of this famous piece of football silverware in Sheffield. A secret kept for the last 28 years. In May, 1982, Aston Vi
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  4. The main function of the building was the railway offices of course. I was on a Manpower Services Commission (MSC) Work Experience Scheme with British Rail in 1977. I started in that building. Unfortunately nobody bothered to explain the scheme to the vast majority of the staff. This caused me lots of trouble, with staff thinking I was cheap labour. There was also an agency called "Manpower" and many staff confused the agency with the first name of the work scheme provider. I was paid an allowance of about £16 pounds a week for a 9 to 5 hours job. The scheme allowed me mostly to watch the job
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  5. did me when i first saw them. brings back memories of being sat outside halfords as a kid in the 90s in my dads Peugeot 309. back and forth getting alsorts of parts because it was running like a bag of spanners 😄
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  6. across from Halfords was Somerfields supermarket. and next to it was a discount clothing store called SR Gents if i remember correctly. here are some images i found a while back off a facebook group. i cannot remember the person who uploaded these images. so if the person is on here, i do apologise for posting these and if you wish for me to remove them, then i will do so. and here is a bonus, a pic of the old superbowl/jungle jims next to halfords.
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  7. Did part of my YTS 'training' in Sheaf House in 1987 at the Area Civil Engineers payroll office. Sorting huge A3 timesheets of the track maintenance workers into piles. Highlight of the week was going to Woodburn Road to pay out with cash in little envelopes...
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  8. Direct line from the old Hallam Tower to the photo position...
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  9. They appeared to have a very succesful fire engine breeding programme running on that patch of ground a few years ago.
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  10. Wow! That's got to be a now missing section of Bard Street, looking down over the top of High Street Lane. They'd be stood on a path in a bit of parkland today (or perhaps have long since slid down into the road depending on recent weather).
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  11. Beautiful St Andrew's Church. What a sad loss. Sang in the choir when Mr Armstrong was choir master and Keith Robinson was head choirboy. Rev Robson became the Vicar whilst I was there, too. But I have to say that the unusual angle from which this photo was taken had me fooled. I thought it was St Andrew's but couldn't work out anything else. The silhouette looks a bit like another church I went to, Victoria Methodist on City Road. A real teaser!
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  12. Can confirm. Below, from a photo of 2019 of the area where they were, shows some of those yellow & black brick structures as seen in the last screenshot (with metalwork removed).
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  13. I think that may be a matter of semantics. I don't remember ever going in the Lescar, or coming out, through the "front" facing Sharrow Vale Road. The entrance from Lescar Lane could reasonably be called the front, in which case you are viewing the back and side. Instinctively I'd have placed Hallam Tower rather more easterly than it was (in relation to the viewed area) and might have expected to see the "front" of the Lescar to Lescar Lane from there. Perhaps this is similar to the perception makapaka had.
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  14. No that's the front of the Lescar, the snooker place is behind it, and Cowlishaw Road is the hill on the right going up from Sharrow Vale Road. I reckon it is from the Hallam towers. Nigel L
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  15. Yes, It is the same street but The door to Donna Hartley's fitness club was Just round the corner (opposite Dixons shop) between the top view and The Moor. It had no back door other than a fire escape because it wasn't at ground level. Donna Hartley took over the Gym which was previously known as The Gateway to Health and I used to train there in the 60's
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  16. 1st on the old Rockingham Close, just off Rockingham Street (where Primark now stands): https://www.google.com/maps/@53.376801,-1.4738505,3a,75y,36.49h,81.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHcjTTm0wGjZkHVqDGv_KjA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 2nd, the other end of Rockingham Close (between China Red/the old Plug Box Office, looking at where Primark now stands): https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3765985,-1.473929,3a,37.5y,29.36h,91.42t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1siBFStLe0xdjt3DKvYbnMPQ!2e0!5s20120601T000000!7i13312!8i6656 I believe the other two are in the same area (the old Rockingham Close/now Primark —
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  17. I would say the shots were almost certainly taken from above the Ski Village site (around the Parkwood Springs viewing platform, Mountain Bike track area).
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  18. It was the centre of Hell In December 1940!
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  19. Change Alley does not appear on the 1736 Gosling map. Leonard Webster (Town Trustee 1744-73 and landlord of Kings Head) cut up the bowling green of the Kings Head for building plots, and made the throroughfare called Change Alley. That name is used to describe a way into the yard of a large inn. Although Jewish travellers and journeymen visited Sheffield from the 1650s to buy silverware and cutlery, it was not until 1786 that there is evidence that Jews lived in the town. Isaac and Philip Bright from Biarritz (1786). Jacob Gehrwin (1787) and Abraham Gershon (1797) were the first to live
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  20. I was told many years ago that the original Change Alley was where the money changers did their business, they were mainly Jewish and not allowed to ply their trade within the walls of Sheffield Castle. I’ve no evidence to support this but thought it worth posting.
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  21. I’d sort of worked out it must be between very late 60s and late 70s and Edmunds photos verify that. I notice on the last pic that the building was Seashells cafe at the time
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  22. I guess back in in 80s/90s I had a very interesting conversation with the old fella who ran what I think would be called a ‘Little Mesters’ workshop directly behind Morton’s (though I think unconnected ) where the flats complex now is. He was showing me some ‘serious’ and very expensive (non-Rambo!) hunting/survival knives which he was making and selling to selected customers only. He was situated on a narrow lane, first right down the lane in the photo, now blocked with a lamp standard and a grit bin. He said that a car load of ordinary looking guys dressed in jeans etc, had some months b
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  23. The guy who ran the train set up was confined to a wheelchair as I recall, the kids absolutely loved him, he was a real star, great memories.
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  24. Birch Road traced a straight route northwesterly from Stevenson Road to Faraday Road and the original Crown sat at the eastern junction (of Birch & Faraday). Though the north-western end was enclosed by the works expansion noted above, and subsequent. Birch Road's earlier, full course remains evident in later maps. Bessemer Road coexisted with Birch Road whilst the latter was at its full extent (as the article you quote from suggests). As an educated guess I'd say the bulk of both roads sprang up through the early to mid 1870s. The death of Hopkinson at the premises would rather indic
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  25. I managed to sneak onto the station in the late 1970 via the cattle dock bay and used the white steps to get onto the platform. We had to sneak pass the signal box when the guy wasn't looking. It was bit more intact at that point too. It always fascinated me even to this day. I suppose it was due to the fact that it was very different to Midland Station. Being raised above ground and having the electric overhead wires running through it. The style of the buildings was different to the Midland and for someone interested in train spotting there was the possibility of seeing locos that didn't go
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  26. Hi yes I remember the Low Drop it was a little pub in the middle of a load of steel firms I used to work as a wire drawer at a firm called Arther Lee & sons and used to call in there for a couple of pints after shift happy days
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  27. Well north west, but definitely towards Manchester.
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  28. There’s a bit of information on the history here: https://www.sheffieldguide.blog/2020/05/24/sheffield-ski-village-an-olympic-dreams-wasteland/ Also details plans to resurrect the site post-COVID.
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  29. The Woodside Flats were between Pitsmoor & Pye Bank Roads - the southernmost would have been roundabout where the magenta lines meet on the map section above. Looking at it again however, I think the Catholic Church spire would probably be seen virtually above the law courts when viewed from there. A bit more consideration of the sightlines (shown in blue below) suggest the photo was taken from the ground to the west (map right), though my recollection is of that being quite a bit lower than Pye Bank and I'm not sure it would be sufficiently elevated to permit the vista seen.
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  30. Hi. Some of this (if not all) was filmed in the workshops of Sanderson Kaysers on Newhall Road, Attercliffe. My dad worked there for 40+ years and was still there when filming took place.
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  31. Alamy reckon this engraving is from 1844 but more likely from an edition of the Illustrated London News in 1851 when the Victoria Station opened.
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  32. The referee in the film was John Key. My Dad. He was a premier league referee and a huge Wednesday fan. Sadly he’s no longer with us, but I know he’d be proud of the fact this film is still getting talked about.
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  33. Lived at No.7, which is the house to the left of the gennel at the side of the van. That is in fact my dads old van. Spent many a Sunday off to Brid and Skeggy in that. Dare say the kids playing on the pavement are me and my brothers, I must have been about 5 when that was taken. Behind the camerashot, in the the right hand corner, was a scrap yard. Halfway down the road,on the right hand side was the rag and bone mans house. To the bottom of the road, fronting Broughton Lane, was the corner shop.
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  34. If you go inside the hotel you can see they have preserved an inscription on a wall which if memory serves correctly details the opening of the building.
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  35. The big hitters usually entered for free, whilst mere mortals had to pay an admission charge that was quite expensive. It wasn’t that difficult to con them by walking in with the favoured few. However my mate borrowed his dad’s Rambler Rebel and parked it bang opposite to the entrance, we never had any further pay requests . I saw Cocker appear there, it was perfect for him, he was superb, the trouble was that the bar takings were very poor, who wanted to drink when they could enjoy Joe strutting his stuff? His heavy smoking habit finally saw him off six years ago, strangely enough I alwa
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  36. The major problem with the old Great Central was that its London extension served lots of "cabbage patches" and, having been built at great cost, scarcely ever made a satisfactory financial return. Its line into the capital had not a single level crossing and was built to the Continental loading gauge. Its best locomotives were second to none...as was its best rolling stock, signalling and safety measures Sheffield Victoria was doomed as soon as the system became part of the Midland Region....who had no time for another line into London... especially as freight and passengers returns we
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  37. Some of the crosses mentioned in this thread appear in this 1736 map of Sheffield city centre.. https://www.picturesheffield.com/maps.php?file=008
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  38. Memory Dance: Local History History - Parks And Leisure Trailer (Ep 1) Parks and Leisure, showcases two home movies shot in the Peak and the Park (courtesy of the Andy Horsfield 60's archive), alongside a beautiful trip to a sweltering 1970s Sheffield Summer in the documentary, Free For All. Full broadcast begins 7PM, Wed 25 Nov 2020! Watch on Sheffield Live! TV (Freeview 7, Virgin 159, www.sheffieldlive.org/tv ) Stay updated by attending our online event > HERE < Another fantastic Sheffield Video! Watch video here 👉 Anyone remember the sweltering
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  39. When I first joined this brilliant forum it was just a new thing to me and I suppose it was for the other members too, but over time the forum has developed and come of age, the appearance and general lay out is very good, I especially love the old Sheffield coat of arms, a bit of colour in these dark times does bring some comfort to my old heart.
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  40. An ancient street completely lost in the name of progress.
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  41. Am almost certain my Mum said this was where she met my Dad for the first time :-)
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  42. Yes I remember the Penny farthing it was what I would call a Discotheque, all ordinary blokes like me waited patiently outside, quite often in the rain before the doorman let you in, whilst nice looking girls and the Sheffield football fraternity Owls and Blades players like Eustace, Badger, Shaw etc were whizzed to the front and allowed free entry, if that wasn’t bad enough the footballers then had the pick of all the best looking girls! Without getting too bitter and twisted though I remember some great dance music as they were always playing Tamla Mowtown, most of the guys used to sta
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  43. Was it Banners that had the tube system, Where you paid for your goods and the assistant put the money in a plastic container placed it in a tube and it sucked it through some pipes then returned with your change and receipt or am i thinking of some other shop??
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