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  1. Does anyone know what year the Royal Oak shut? Mid 80s???
  2. Hi,


    I saw your post about the Wordsworth Tavern and I am also looking for a picture of it for my book. Do you have a picture of your mum from when she was the landlady there? If so I may be able to use it in the book. Also I see she was at the kelvin grove- I assume after 1956 as I have the name Charley Beach as the landlord. 


    Would be good to hear from you so I can include any info in my upcoming book




    1. allowls


      Hi Jamie,

      Im sorry I dont have pictures of my mum and dad at either the Wordsworth Tavern or Kelvin Grove Hotel. It is a shame as we would have liked on for the family tree.They were at the Kelvin for 2 years, leaving in 1963, they then left the Wordsworth in November 1966.



  3. Tozzin- will let you know. Im going through rewrites at the moment
  4. HI Tozzin- would I be able to use your picture of the Queens in my pub book?
  5. I am seeking names of landladies of Sheffield pubs during the above period. I have been working on a book for a few years and nearing completion and whilst I have a good breakdown of licensees (usually a man) the wife/ landlady has been lost in the midst of time as they do not appear on licensing records as it tended to be the male that held the licence. Can anyone share their memories of landladies either on here or by pm or emailing me sheffieldpubs at outlook.com - thanks in advance!
  6. I understand the former pub under the 'Black Swan' is due to reopen at some point this year as a sports bar. Does anyone know if it opened when the Black Swan was built in the 60s or only opened in 1976 when I believe it became the Sam Smith's 'Old Brewery Tap'...if so what was the downstairs used for before this?
  7. I'm trying to find out about the history of the Stone House. I understand the 'themed' Stone House opened in 1971 with the earlier pub being around on the same site before that. Now this is the bit I'm not sure about- was the old pub heavily remodelled to incorporate/ extend the new pub with the famous cobble street scene etc or completely demolished and rebuilt? I know further changes came when Orchard Sq was built but I'm struggling to find any info about the earlier Stone House and what happened when the new themed one was opened. Can anyone help?
  8. Hi- Could I use your picture of the Old Bowling Green tiling in my upcoming book on Sheffield pubs? 

    1. kidneystone


      Hi. Yes of course you can use it.

    2. theimposter1979


      Cheers! How did you get the picture? What name shall I credit the picture to? 

    3. kidneystone


      Hi. The place is now a care home. My brother went to visit someone there a took the photo on the way out. He then sent me the picture by WhatsApp, I then uploaded it to this site. Although my father was not a regular drinker, this was his local when he did. That was over 60 years ago. You can credit it to Ian Dickinson, thanks.

  9. Hi Wednesday1991 were your mum and dads surname Davis? I have Kenneth Davis at the Lord Nelson from 1966. Did they move anywhere else after? Also if you have any other info or any pictures of their time running the Crown & Lord Nelson id love to see them. Pm me or email sheffieldpubs@outlook.com . I assume they moved from the Crown when it shut down?
  10. Cheers Mike. I'm making the assumption that the George & Dragon shut when the Strad opened as the council limited the number of licences it issued. It wasn't uncommon for more than 1 licence (usually a beer house licence to have to be given up when new premises were built) to have to given up so thats why I think the George & Dragon would have shut when the Strad opened. The Talbot, Highfield was also surrendered at the time and upon checking my records the first landlord at The Strad was William Pennington. It would be great if you do come across a picture as I have very little information on the George & Dragon... Thanks Jamie
  11. Thanks Neddy- this is a cracking photo.
  12. Hi Neddy, If you could check or let me know who has the photos i'd love to see them/ potentially use them. My email is sheffieldpubs@outlook.com Cheers Jamie
  13. Neddy- is that the Oddfellows at Attercliffe? Would love to see the photos