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  1. 4 points
    Weston bank. That's Wards Universtity bookshop ahead.
  2. 3 points
    The St Vincent's area is where the crofts were sited, what i find sad about any old photos like this one is the thought that even though they look happy their lives were a day to day battle and worse of all they are all dead. The photo shows Queen Street leading to Scotland Street.
  3. 3 points
    The Black Horse was put on the "Compensation list" to be closed down, in February 1926, hearing to be held on 22nd June, on the grounds of redundancy and unsuitability of the premises. The owners' brief argued that it had been in the family for three generations (though I suppose not necessarily the licence holders). A sale of all the pub's fixtures and fittings was held on 8th January 1927 - these included an upright pianoforte, a 4-pull beer machine, inlaid mahogany top tables, spittoons and a copper hot water urn. The compensation for the loss of the licence was agreed as £1,105. Between 1905 and 1927 53 public houses and 191 beer-houses were put on the compensation lists and the total amount of compensation paid was £291,262. In July 1933 Frank Robson (the licensee of the Black Horse from 1905-1910) was granted discharge from his bankruptcy. He owed his unsecured creditors £424 and he paid a dividend of 7s 10 3/4 d. The bankruptcy had taken place in 1911, 22 years previously. He now intended to go into the building business with his two sons.
  4. 3 points
    Covers more than just Penistone. Includes: Stocksbridge, Langsett, Thurgoland, Midhope, etc. Includes a photo gallery. https://penistonearchive.co.uk/
  5. 3 points
    Some recent finds A lone 16 ton mineral wagon left on bay line!
  6. 2 points
    The tram was originally built in 1874 by Starbuck and Co in Birkenhead for the Brightside route and numbered 15. In the early 1900's it was mounted on an electric truck and used as a works car. The picture shows it mounted on its electric truck. It is now preserved at Crich where substantial work was required to restore it back to a horse tram. It is used on several days a year with a hired in horse, although if it will be used this year remains to be seen. Nigel L
  7. 2 points
    It was the roof of that building behind the tram which told me straight away where it was. The building on the right is the Nelson Hotel. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3531-pubs-n-to-s-keepers-picture-links/?tab=comments#comment-18098 I believe the picture was taken on 11th July 1946, when the 50th anniversary of the corporation tramways was being celebrated. The tram is works car 166 restored and renumbered 1. There is some footage of this event at the Yorkshire Film Archive website
  8. 2 points
    A major archaeological dig to reveal Castlegate's "hidden history and landscape" and reconnect it with the nearby canal basin at Victoria Quays Uncovering of the underground River Sheaf, which gave Sheffield its name Designs to turn "redundant road space along Exchange Street and Castlegate into colourful meadows" - the Grey to Green corridor currently runs past the city's law courts on West Bar Empty shops and buildings on Exchange Street and Waingate transformed and used for new shops, cafes, arts and music spaces, and start-up tech businesses. Castle House Co-op, the former Sheffield Stock Exchange, Hancock and Lants stable building and Canada House will be brought back to life Museums Sheffield, commissioned by the University of Sheffield, has begun the first professional evaluation of the Castle Remains collection Preventing further deterioration of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed derelict Old Town Hall on Waingate A new conservation area to protect the historic townscape Security patrols to protect the castle site
  9. 2 points
    Yeah fingers crossed it happens The procedure A Castlegate Partnership including the Friends of the Old Town Hall and of Sheffield Castle, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the Culture Consortium, local hoteliers and traders as well as ourselves has been formed to promote a collaborative and innovative approach to regenerating the area. Several key place-making interventions are proposed including: Archaeological and structural investigation of the Castle Market site, aimed at creating a new green space on the Castle site and defining potential small development sites. Removing the structurally unsound River Sheaf culvert which runs under part of the site and the creation of a new riverside pocket park to be known as Sheaf Field. Funding bids to progress this project are expected to be determined in June 2016. Reclaiming areas of redundant former ring road for public space, sustainable drainage and other uses with improved connection to Victoria Quays through the next phase of the Grey 2 Green Corridor Restoration. New uses for the historic Old Town Hall. Completion of the office and mixed use development on Broad Street. West/Exchange Street known as The Square. Imaginative new uses for other buildings such as the listed Castle House Co-op Department Store, other vacant shops and the former multi-storey stables on the riverside.
  10. 2 points
    I am hundreds of miles away but it looks like those to the North West of Mushroom Lane ( marked ) have gone. ------------ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.38542&lon=-1.48964&layers=168&right=ESRIWorld
  11. 2 points
    I'll take a stab at it, the flats were built on Martin Street so first houses to the right of them look like one side of Wentworth Street. To the right of that the shop that can be seen at the bend was on Bromley Street.
  12. 2 points
    Green, Julius (, Hair dresser). Address: 128 Queen Street, in 1911. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1911.
  13. 2 points
    I worked at The Tinsley Rolling Mills Co. Ltd. throughout the entire period of its construction. Our billet yard was partly covered by it and many a "near miss" was had by our workers as bits of metal ( bolts in the main) tumbled onto the ground from a great height. A small diesel loco pushed the large rectangular hollow sections along a track to be lifted by a crane and then securely bolted to an earlier section. Whilst this was happening the structure dipped quite visibly under the weight. The whole thing was, sadly, a typically British "cheap" alternative to that originally planned and,after several failures of similar designs in other countries, the whole had to be... at great expense and inconvenience... strengthened ....and corrosion ( caused it was said by its hollow structure being used by workman as a quick alternative to a long walk to the loo) rectified.
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  15. 2 points
    Remaining photos from above and full article about Sheffield
  16. 2 points
    Alexandre Ltd, Tailors and before the closure of all the retailers on that side of The Moor, was a branch of River Island I believe? Also a coincidence on two counts, in that they were both clothing retailers and both had/have branches on The Moor and Fargate. Photos show current building, but believe it now may have been gutted, along with all the others, although I understand all the limestone frontages had to be retained? Will be good to see the results of the rebuilding and the regeneration of The Moor, as it was getting really quite shabby? link to Picture Sheffield, showing both locations of Alexandre in different eras.. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Alexandre+&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Alexandre%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%%%3B#rowNumber6
  17. 2 points
    Pity the lorry driver couldn't read the signs!
  18. 2 points
    I reckon it is Western Bank, looking down towards Brook Hill. The single storey shops are at the top of Hounsfield Road. From the trams then and now topic:
  19. 2 points
    I personally would rather have what we’ve lost to what we have now, too many flats and apartments, the Peace Gardens have been ruined, it’s now just play area, the well set out flower beds and calm almost serene atmosphere has been lost.
  20. 2 points
    Here's a rather older advert, from 1929.
  21. 2 points
    Heads-up... new video incoming next Wednesday: The Sheffield Guide to Stoneface's Secret Sculpture Park premieres at 7pm on Wednesday 8 April on YouTube! Filmed last year at Stoneface Creative's beautiful woodland sculpture park, this is one of my favourite videos so far (you'll see why!)... and will hopefully be a nice bit of relaxing escapism for you to watch in the current climate. Set a reminder here: https://sheff.info/stoneface
  22. 2 points
    St Philips Church Sheffield
  23. 2 points
    I remember kids throwing in plastic money they had stolen from math lessons in those machines. Sometimes washers if you could get hold of them. More money to spend on spice after school.
  24. 2 points
    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.
  25. 2 points
    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.
  26. 2 points
    A Pub Crawl by Coach. Sheffield Independent 14 May 1836
  27. 2 points
    Redevelopment of Pond Street showing (left) the possible construction of Fiesta nightclub, (right) Pawson and Brailsford, printers, and (centre) Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street
  28. 2 points
    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
  29. 2 points
    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.
  30. 2 points
    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
  31. 2 points
    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?
  32. 2 points
    This barn (situated on Clodhall Lane near Baslow) crops up 3 times in the film, including when Jane (Ruth's daughter) is accosted by a pair of youths (Gaz and Spike) and shortly afterwards where she's seen grappling on the floor. Its also seen silhouetted on the horizon as Ruth struggles to find cover to give birth. Sorry that there's no cinematic serenity to associate with this peaceful spot but that's the nature of the film. I watched it aged 14 when it was first aired on Sunday 23rd September 1984 and have been equally fascinated and terrified of the whole thing ever since.
  33. 1 point
    I'm not 100% I think it's going to be opened up as an open space for relaxing - a bit like The Peace Gardens, and hopefully with some of the castle features on show. I think that's what I heard - I'd need to check up and find out
  34. 1 point
    The Cinema House in Barkers Pool, Sheffield City Centre
  35. 1 point
    From: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/148328-the-who-can-tell/ ''I was told the name came from a well used phrase in the area - 'A slice will never be missed off a well cut loaf' '' I've always found 'The Penguin' to be a strange choice of name for a pub.
  36. 1 point
    My GG Grandfather, George, lived at 17 Robin Hood Row / Road / School Street between 1881 and his death in 1909. The family stated their address as number 37 in 1909, so I'm not sure if they moved into the rear half, or more likely knocked through and lived in both halves of the back to back. The road name changed from Robin Hood Row to School Street after the new Board school was opened in 1884, but later returned to Robin Hood Road. The rent for the houses in School Street was £80 12s 0d and the ground rent £10 19s 0d (per year) in 1892. My grandfather, Joe, was the lollipop man at the school in the 1960s/70s.
  37. 1 point
    Sheffield seemed to have many mosaics back the day made out of what seemed to be tile? I too remember them fondly.
  38. 1 point
    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/
  39. 1 point
    New video exploring the Megatron and the culvert tunnel system - contains history of the rivers and plans for the future of the culverts:
  40. 1 point
    Hi and welcome to the site. Thanks for your post and appeal for help. I'm sure there will be many along soon to help you out! (I wasn't in that industry).
  41. 1 point
    I don't suppose they were really very fantastic to live in, as detailed maps suggest that they were back to backs. Whilst perusing some old maps to get my bearings (Wincobank not being a part of the city I now very well) I note that between the publication of 25 inch maps in 1905 and 1923 the roads in this area got renamed: School Street became Robin Hood Road Princes Street became Prestwich Street Thomas Street became Tansley Street Victoria Road became Vauxhall Road:
  42. 1 point
    The Penny Farthing in Sheffield City Centre Does anyone have any more info on this discotheque?
  43. 1 point
    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.
  44. 1 point
    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?
  45. 1 point
    The houses we demolished certainly have, we were responsible for most of the demolition in that area,Kent, Tillotson, Gleadless, Richards, Anns Roads down to Brammall lane
  46. 1 point
    There were bombed buildings ( shops) there after the war until site was cleared (just before 1950 I think). photo attached
  47. 1 point
    Sheffield Register, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, & Nottinghamshire Universal Advertiser 25 April 1794 Could Lot 1 be the four story building in the centre of the photo ?? ( Left of centre )
  48. 1 point
    Sheffield Daily Telegraph 08 August 1922
  49. 1 point
    As a newcomer to the forum I've only just seen this thread. Earlier SteveHB (19 March 2014) queried why some drains had "TRAFFIC ->" cast on them. It really did mean to align them in the direction of the vehicular traffic. The way narrow wheels rolled over a series of narrow slots and didn't go down the gaps. Not an issue with modern cars, but I well remember the infamous Royds type covers around Millhouses. If you didn't spot them in time on your bike the front wheel went down and stopped dead. The result was always scabbed knees and elbows!
  50. 1 point
    Hi Everyone, I wrote a new blog about They Must Be Russians at the Blitz club at the George IV pub, in January 1980. http://www.mylifeinthemoshofghosts.com/2016/03/25/they-must-be-russians-blitz-club-at-the-george-iv-pub-tuesday-29th-january-1980/ Enjoy. Dodger
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