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  1. Norfolk Hotel - what do you know about this place?

    Good one neddy, I knew this was a pub but didn't remember it's name, though not the same building, could the one in the picture be the one pulled down for road widening? The picture Sheffield link has a description. The map shows it at the bottom of Finchwell Road which was previously Park Lane. --------------------- (c) Google Street View https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3748172,-1.3921616,3a,75y,13.58h,93.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHiiHQEj8Wgqypz9kfdupbg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 ----------------------- Picture Sheffield http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;a01819&pos=35&action=zoom&id=113674 ---------------- and NLS http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=53.3750&lon=-1.3923&layers=171&right=BingHyb
  2. Norfolk Hotel - what do you know about this place?

    Yes I agree that it is similar to the Norfolk Arms at Grenoside but I can't see any matching stone work, and the chimneys, though same in number are at different angles. What do you make of the landlord's name on the sign. I have zoomed in as best as I can and it looks like George Finly / Inlby or something like that.
  3. Norfolk Hotel - what do you know about this place?

    Picture Sheffield say it is Upperthorpe Road but the address they give is I think the same as the Upperthorpe Hotel. Gordon's post about the tree and the wall looks quite convincing, the tree and wall look very much like those at Handsworth. Expert research needed.
  4. I think that may be Ellesmere Road, if so the church is All Saints on the corner of Sutherland Road.
  5. First council housing

    That's a very interesting subject, have you any date for council housing on Button Lane please? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the first council properties for rent were flats on Townhead Street about 1904, I think to rehouse people from the crofts that were starting to be cleared. I think the same source / book claimed that the first council estate was built at Wincobank as a garden suburb estate built about 1918, possibly the Flower Estate. I can't find the source of this information so not at all sure but thought I would chuck this in in case anyone on here has a detailed history of any of these three places or any other early council housing in Sheffield.
  6. This is how Leopold Street used to look

    This is the Leopold I was referring to QUOTE Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, KG, KT, GCSI, GCMG, GCStJ (Leopold George Duncan Albert; 7 April 1853 – 28 March 1884) was the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. He had haemophilia, which led to his death at the age of 30. UNQUOTE Link here ------------ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Leopold,_Duke_of_Albany
  7. This is how Leopold Street used to look

    Leopold Street surely, was it not named after Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria? EDIT - I think it may have been due to him opening Firth College on the corner of West Street.
  8. The Hole in The Road opened on 27 November 1967, from memory it was the time when the council had a plan for a fast moving circular traffic system and thought that pedestrians were best to cross roads underground, hence subways all over the place.
  9. The Cambridge on Penistone Road

    "Situated at the rear of Hillsborough Barracks & named after Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, 7th son of King George III" from Picture Sheffield --------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s22158&pos=8&action=zoom&id=24638
  10. How much of this is left?

    I think you have it, the pub looks like The Douglas on Douglas Road. If it is and you keep going down hill to the left you would go under the railway through the low bridge.
  11. On the end of Leadmill Road

    I didn't mention that he was a footballer because I wasn't sure my memory was correct, thanks.
  12. The gloves were a part of the free uniform and so was a first class overcoat. I can't remember how often the uniform was replaced but when you left you only had to return one piece each garment so I managed to keep a very good overcoat and gloves which I had for about 20 years after leaving.
  13. On the end of Leadmill Road

    As I pointed out above I was one of those transport workers who regularly used Dodgers. I think we called it Dodgers (with an r) not Dodges. When your explanation was put to the landlord at the time he would say that everyone thinks that but he believed it was named after the nickname of a previous owner who I think (but not sure) was Dodger Fielding. I don't claim either to be correct because I have heard both explanations many times but never seen proof of either.
  14. Yes that's it Lemmy117 , a Clayton Dewandre saloon heater that was fixed to the bulkhead of many pre and post war buses, including the Sheffield B and C fleet single decker half cabs. I remember them mostly from the Manchester routes where in winter passengers would try to be at the front of the queue in order to get the front seats. Clayton Dewandre were probably best known for their heaters and braking systems but made many things including the Verometer ticket machines which were used round their local area of Lincoln. There is a bit of information about them here ----------- http://oppositelock.kinja.com/for-those-of-you-who-like-old-ad-stuff-clayton-dewand-1593378174 --------- and the picture below is of one on a Sheffield AEC Regal where you can just see the corner of the front seats to give an idea of the size.
  15. On the end of Leadmill Road

    Known to anybody on the buses as Dodgers, inspectors came through the back door , we went out through the front or vis versa. I remember that conductor with the Ultimate box. I think the Dodgers name may have come from a former landlord.