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  1. On 28/04/2019 at 10:05, tozzin said:

    I was recently in receipt of these photos, two are of pubs, The Woolsack Inn on Upper Allen Street and the Queens Hotel sadly I don't know the exact location but I think it may have been on Dun Street, No 37, the other photograph is of a beer off shop on Flora Street just off Infirmary Road.

    Woolsack Inn, Upper Allen St..jpg

    The Queens Hotel  1902 unknown location.jpg

    Off Licence Flora St off Infirmary Rd.jpg

    HI Tozzin- would I be able to use your picture of the Queens in my pub book? 


  2. 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! 

  3. 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? 

  4. 20 hours ago, wednesday1991 said:


    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? 

  5. 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...





  6. On 25/12/2017 at 09:57, Mike O said:


    I’m doing some research into my family history and wondered if anyone has any information on the “George and Dragon” that used to stand at 93 Broad Lane.

    I believe it operated as a pub between 1825 and 1958. The building was later demolished and the site where it stood now seems to be a car-park.

    My family connection is that in about 1903 it was taken over by my Great-Great-Aunt Norah and her husband Thomas Crosby (they had previously run the ‘Union’ around the corner on Scotland Street) Thomas died in 1906 and Norah was remarried to a man named John Gaffey, John died around 1918 so Norah then ran the pub with her daughter Eileen. Norah died in 1942, at which point Eileen ran it herself until it closed in 1958.

    Norah was from Glenamaddy in Co. Galway and “Gaffey’s” as it was generally known was always considered to be an ‘Irish pub' and I believe there was a back room where they had Irish music and dancing

    My dad would be taken there as a young boy by his father and remembers Norah as a very ‘large’ and somewhat intimidating lady who’s fingers were always adorned with several big rings. I’ve attached a photo of Norah and Eileen, Norah is second from left and her daughter Eileen is on the right.

    If anyone has any info, memories or photographs of ‘Gaffey’s (or indeed the Union on Scotland St.) it would be much appreciated.

    Mike O’Farrell

    FT 4.jpg

    Hi Mike,

    I am working on a book on Sheffield pubs and I don't have much info on this place other than the name of your relative Eileen Keaveny as the licence. I understand the licence was surrendered to build the new pub The Strad at the Stradbroke estate....which opened in Nov 1953. Do you have any pictures of Eileen from her time as landlady.

  7. On 4/14/2008 at 12:01, RichardB said:

    Union Inn

    651 Attercliffe Common

    Open 1871 Closed 1951 or later Span 80 +




    1871 William Collier

    1937 to 1939 Tom C Barber

    1942 Tom C Barber

    1944 Tom C Barber

    1948 Tom C Barber

    1951 William Downs


    Pre-1956 picture of William Downs in back yard of the Union


    and 1978 photograph, Thanks to Phil Geary :





    Hi Richard- great pictures. Do you know if the people who provided these pictures are active on the forum? Im interested in using them...



  8. On 10/11/2016 at 14:18, Ray Blackwell said:

    1925 Tom Blackwell, That's my Grand dad, I still have some of his business cards.


    Hi Ray


    i am working on a book on Sheffield pubs is your Grandfathers business card for when he for was the landlord of this pub? I'd love to see it...