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  1. An enlargement of the platform building as depicted in the above image. Unfortunately, some of the fine details that the photographer captured for posterity have been lost in this compressed download. Copyright to this image is retained. However:- The classic MS&LR, cast-iron, platform signage, above the three visible doorways, from left to right, read GENERAL WAITING ROOM, LADIES WAITING ROOM and GENTLEMEN. Unfortunately, the full details on all of the five exhibited posters cannot be discerned, even at a very high scanning resolution, but the following text can be noted:-
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  2. The Sharrow Cycling club used to organise "The Sharrow Sports" bicycle track racing on the track that used to be around the cricket pitch at Bramall Lane in the late 1800's Here are a few pictures from the club album.
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  3. Thorntons were a Sheffield brand ....a pleasant childhood memory in the days of sweet rationing.... They were a welcome diversification from the City's staples of steel and engineering. Sadly, they moved out of the City into Derbyshire some years ago. It would seem a combination of the fairly recent take over by a multi-national ( whose products , in my humble opinion, are not in the same league as are Thorntons )and the disastrous commercial affects of Covid 19 seem to have put the seal on those little shops, with staff wearing a distinctive uniform, selling the best chocolates ( with or wi
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  4. Hi Derek, here are pictures of the 'Wire Mill Dam' marker post on the footpath running between Whiteley Wood Road and Waggy's Field in S11. I've filled in the report form on your website, (which is very informative), so details there, hopefully.
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  5. Well, what ever it is, it appears to be contagious 😁
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  6. That sounds like a challenge, why not post the details and give us a chance to help!!!!
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  7. Tuesday I went searching for relatives graves at Abbey Lane Cemetery. I went via Graves Park. The first thing I noticed was a lot of dead trees in the park. Also there were workmen in the woods felling a lot of them as well as taking a lot branches off, back to the trunk. Now if this is to do with the spate of tree killing bugs that are around I don't know. Or it could be to do with general woodland maintenance, creating more light etc for new trees to grow, or a combination of the two! The first image however shows I think wind action, with some afterwards pruning. The chap isn't a woodman,
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  8. I remember this - we did a print of it recently. https://sheffield-personalised-prints.myshopify.com/products/henry-s-bar-sheffield-at-night?_pos=1&_psq=henry&_ss=e&_v=1.0
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  9. Back in the early postwar years my father worked for a company by the name of Sheffield Steel Products (SSP) Can anyone tell me if this company is still in existence today, or what became of it?
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  10. Yes, sad indeed. I went here after nights at Roxy’s in the ‘80s as a teenager. Then moved away from Sheffield in 1988. When I moved back here in 2018, and went wandering round the now much changed town centre, it brought a smile to my face, the fact that it was still there after all this time.
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  11. Hello, I saw on line what I thought was an interesting image of a spoon box. The original contents of the box had been supplied by J.H.Potter of Sheffield and I thought I could just add this nice image to another post featuring JOHN HENRY POTTER or J.H. POTTER & SONS, the very well known and productive Sheffield flatware, cutlery and holloware manufacturing "company". Well I thought they were well known but seemingly not in our Forum. The only reference I found was was concerning a house belonging to a "silversmith", John Henry Potter that was on the site where the Hallamshire
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  12. They were on BBC2 last night....on a Pop music history of 1981....!!!
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  13. Booker, Thos. (, town's husband & collector of rents & debts). Address: 14 Change Alley, in 1833. Recorded in: Whites History & Directory of Sheffield - 1833. Booker, Thos. (, accountant, appraiser and collector). Address: 4 Change alley, in 1837. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1837.
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  14. Woolworths on the Moor used to be very good for its selection of Airfix models. Grandparents used to take us into town on a Saturday morning, park on Matilda Street and use the side entrance, my recollection is that the cafeteria used to be on the right from that entrance. We would be given a timescale which was enough to go round Woolworths then pop into Redgates a few doors up.
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  15. There's a bit on this site. Looks like it was disused by 1888.
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  16. Church of St Mary, Ecclesfield or Ecclesfield Church as I call it
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  17. I remember once having a fantastic beer in the style of a proper Yorkshire bitter from Spire of Chesterfield there. Sadly thats the only good memory & just about the only time I got a drinkable pint there. On one occasion I had three consecutive pints of vinegar pulled and the mate who was with me had the same experience, having ordered different beers. I have the feeling that if it ever reopens they'll try & flog what was left in the cellar before it shut. (They'd probably be plenty in the Sheffield CAMRA consignetti who'd sup it up too!) By contrast the Brewhouse, the little place of
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  18. Didn’t Obsorne’s (Clyde Steelworks) used to back on to the river? The frontage was on Wicker (now SADDACCA) and it used to go all the way back? I’m sure one of the old maps will give us the answer?.... yep..... https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12215&pos=73&action=zoom&id=15141
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  19. The other pub near the Royal Hotel was the sportsman
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  20. That looks like the area near Arroyo de Miel , but could'nt quite pick out a part I recognised. Been there several times and it's a nice part of the world.
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  21. Check out the new King Mojo web site at http://www.kingmojostory.com
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  22. This is a response to two recent posts I, too, benefitted from the cheap student tickets. There were two series- one Fridays and one Saturdays. I was in my teens and after concerts I would go round to the Green room to get my programmes signed. I still have many of them. We would often be invited in. Sir John Barbirolli usually did and talked at us - a string of hilarious anecdotes told with the timing of a professional comic. Then Lady Barbirolli came to say time to go. Some, as did JB did this as a way of winding down after the intensity of the concert. George Weldon was usual
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  23. Working Men’s Club Day Trips – 1950s/1960’s Has anybody got any memories or memorabilia from the annual 1950’s/1960’s Working Men’s Club Day Trips for Children? My Dad was a member of the Aqueduct Working Men’s, Darnall so My late brother and I got to go on the annual trip to either Cleethorpes or Mablethorpe in the early 1960’s. These outings were legendary. Participants met in the Club Car Park, were given a 10 Bob Note, a voucher for a Fish and Chip Lunch in a set Café, a Stick of Rock and then were allocated a seat on a coach. The coaches always stopped at that large pub wer
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  24. Have you looked in here for Kikis? I remember it - met my wife there - but no pics alas https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dirty-Stop-Outs-Guide-Sheffield/dp/1908431253
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  25. These look great - as a former DJ at the Palais, will you be re-creating that iconic looking club? Thanks green
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  26. This short film from the Yorkshire Film Archive, was made by the Sheffield Transport Department to promote their bus services around the city, brought back some fond childhood memories. https://www.yfanefa.com/record/8653
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  27. I went there from 1956. My Uncle had intruduced me to classiucal music through records he had (bought from classics Club which you joined & they sent a record every month) . He bought us both a Saturday season ticket at City Hall & I loved it. Grdeatr memories of JB & the Halle live with me & I have a large collection of recofrdings of JB & Halle. In the 1960's I worked at ESC with 2 men in Sheffioeld Philharmonic Choir & I went with them in coaches for annual Messiah in Belle Vue. .I also recall a family visit (mum ,dad, grandma, Grandad & Uncle to the Free Trade
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  28. I much prefer Benalmadena Pueblo, situated below Mijas Pueblo, it’s far les of a tourist attraction, and parking is plentiful. The square is lovely, we actually spent a week in thr La Fonda Hotel which is close to the square.
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  29. Oops missed a '0' out jn my reply, should have been £300,000.
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  30. The cheap seats were also a bonus for those of us who enjoyed popular music. I well remember sitting behind Joan Baez....who turned her back on the auditorium and sang a song especially for we "poor" folk! My earliest recollection of the Halle Orchestra was going ,with school, to an afternoon concert especially for schoolchildren....that would be mid 1950s.
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  31. "Kabin".... a trade name for its shops?
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  32. Another "potted dog" manufacturer....Binghams! A friend, who knew the founder of Fowlers Pickles, tells me he once remarked...." I made a fortune out of pickled onions....but the cost was I lost my sense of smell" Whilst checking on Burdall's Dandelion and Burdock drink I find we went over this topic back in 2018!🙄
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  33. There were several instances of loco's running through the buffer stops, but they were in the Tinsley shed, not the yard, which was at a higher level. At least one ended up on the Parkway.
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  34. STD was first made available in Sheffield in late October or early November 1966 with the opening of the new exchange on Charter Row. The STD availability was rolled out to the rest of the Sheffield exchanges over the course of the next few years. The last one was Woodseats in 1970. 0SH2 was indeed the Sheffield code initially but those sort of alphanumeric codes fell out of favour shortly afterwards. I don't think there was an interim code of 01742.
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  35. eBay £600. Cut and paste of information supplied, because it is a lovely piece of work. ITEMS ONCE BELONGING TO 19th CENTURY LEAGUE FOOTBALLER, LEONARD J. CLEGG. Including Clegg's Sheffield Football Club 1886-87 Membership Card & Fixture List. Clegg's 1891 Condensed Diary & Engagement Book. His Daughter Theodora's Marriage Certificate, Witnessed by Clegg, and his two Brothers - Charles, Sheffield Wednesday Footballer & President of the English Football Association, as well as being Chairman of both Wednesday and United (being a co-Founder) - and William, Sheffield F.C. &am
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  36. IIRC, 1970 +/- a couple of years.
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  38. It was about the actual SQUARE but it doesn't have life without the people who used it.
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  39. I much preferred it with people going about their business, such as visiting the GPO, having a pint at the Elephant/Bell/Marples, visiting the News Theatre (Classic), waiting for a bus, hiring a cab or just passing the time of day with each other. The current square would be better named Nothingness Square IMHO, but everyone to their own.
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  40. Saw another of these today on Meadowhead, just past Graves Park heading out of town.
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  41. Hi John Great to hear from you and yes definitely call when you are next in Sheffield! Yes the pond is still there. When we moved in it was completely silted up and that part of the garden was really overgrown and a bit of a wilderness. We have dredged and desisted the pond and planted a wildflower meadow down there - I’ve attached a couple of photos. The original Thryft House is still two houses, I live in the first one as you come round the corner of the lane. Really look forward to meeting you! Rosie
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  42. I can't remember seeing one with a crown on before but the map symbol is for an Ordnance Survey Bench Mark, They were erected / cut by Ordnance Survey leveling staff to provide a network of points at which height has been precisely measured above sea level. There used to be about half a million bench marks in Great Britain but they are not needed any more due to GPS mapping and many have now disappeared. If that is GR on it I hope it survives. EDIT How about a new post something like "carved broad arrow marks in stone".
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  43. My brother is buried there, but haven't been down in ages. I don't want to, really, looking at these awful scenes.
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  44. When these stones have all been bought and paid for surely someone should be paid compensation for their vandalism ? Do they not inform the relatives before they begin their destruction? And surely before the destruction of the stones they should be offered to the family as it belongs to them not the graveyards keepers.
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  45. Really sorry that many of your ancestors graves are in such a state. My wife has a number there too , thankfully not as bad as some of yours. Also as far as I can see no one has ever photographed the gravestones there or recorded the MI's. Most of my ancestors are in Burngreave. My gt grand parents grave was removed by the council asome years ago & the stone detstroyed in what can only be called an act of public vandalism. Their reason was said to be "health & safety" but the site is not overly steep so I can't see why. Anyway, why smash up the stone rather than keep it at the side o
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  46. I think its been like that for a good few years now darren. As a child my dad would often pick me up at "home time" from Hillfoot School, we would then follow the waterside to the power station. At the time the last cooling tower was still under construction and the overhead buckets were still in use. Further on we would cut through Wardsend, have a look at the old chapel then go up and over the concrete railway bridge, there we would stop and wait for the express trains steaming to and from Sheffield Victoria then make our way home for tea. [ I still miss my dad.] Happy days. W/E.
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