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  1. Good luck with it, I look forward to seeing it, I really like then and now images, many areas of Sheffield have changed so much and so many times.
  2. If it's not for profit and you credit Google I think you are OK but check here for the full terms. ---- https://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines/
  3. It certainly has changed, even in my time, I had a look on Google Street View but couldn’t recognise much other than St. Mary's. I will be very interested to see the modern photo's. Have you seen Patrick Dickinson "Walking Through the River Porter Culverts" on YouTube, I haven't time to look at it again at the moment but he must have gone through that one.
  4. Here is another map from the middle of the 19th century. https://maps.nls.uk/view/102345217
  5. I think this is the bridge I referred to above looking from the St Mary's Lane end in 1949. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17137&pos=50&action=zoom&id=19810
  6. I may be wrong here as I have never seen the Decathlon car park or the former Staples car park, but your description sounds like the Bramall Lane Bridge over the Porter. I just wondered if the Vulcan Works Bridge may have been over the goit from the dam shown on your map.. EDIT - I have found this map showing what I think is the Bramall Lane Bridge, you could perhaps use the slider on the web page to overlay a modern map to see if I am in the right place. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3738&lon=-1.4740&layers=168&b=1
  7. Can't call myself a steam buff but I would love to see a film, if anyone gets one, of it passing through the Sheffield area . I did travel all over Britain on the railways when we still had steam engines and it was the easiest and most relaxing form of transport for very short or very long journeys. I am not overly fond of the modern railways, the last time I was on a train I found the seat uncomfortable and could hardly get my legs under the table even though I had paid what I considered a very high price for the ticket.
  8. "Galatea Storms Wigan - 09th September 2019" - YouTube "LMS Jubilee Class 45699 "Galatea" storms Northward through a very damp Alfreton station.Destination Carnforth Steamtown with empty coaching stock. 9th September 2019"
  9. I think you are right there, but if that is the case I can't work out what that other landing with the railings is. I seem to remember the steps being almost opposite the 71 stand when the new bus station was built. There was a zebra crossing at one time and when you crossed it you had to go a bit to the left for the steps. The area changed so many times and so quickly it's hard to remember but is this the steps and landing on this photo' ? http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s15872&pos=44&action=zoom&id=18623
  10. I was going to say something similar but thought I may have been mistaken, your description really jogged my memory, I also walked up the steps at least once a week for many years, often from the bus station to my favourite pub, the Adelphi, until both the steps and pub vanished. Early map here, but it does show the steps with a dogs-leg. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3806&lon=-1.4656&layers=168&b=1
  11. Interesting item doog. Probably miles off but I will kick of with a first guess, perhaps some kind of fancy serving fork. It looks a good quality item, what is the handle made of please?
  12. I just realised that we have another topic with exactly the same title (Brightmore Street), though it started with a different question. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/14247-brightmore-st/?tab=comments#comment-121059
  13. Brightmore Street would now be under those flats. If you go to this link and use the slider bottom left you can bring up a modern map over an old one. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3831&lon=-1.4847&layers=6&b=1
  14. Hello Adrian , this one is by Atkinson Bros but looks like it may be the same pattern and said to be a scarce pattern British WW2 two blade Army clasp knife that were produced by several manufacturers in small numbers during WW2. Full description here ------ https://www.fieldserviceantiquearms.co.uk/british-ww2-army-2-blade-clasp-knife--refd1865-2164-p.asp
  15. Could it be Sheffield Tramways Company , Under the legislation at that time, local authorities were precluded from operating tramways but were empowered to construct them and lease the lines to an individual operating company. Tracks were constructed by contractors and leased to the Sheffield Tramways Company, which operated the services. The first horse tram routes, to Attercliffe and Carbrook, Brightside, Heeley, Nether Edge and Owlerton opened between 1873 and 1877 and the Corporation (City Council) took over the tramway system in July 1896 and quickly went for electrification.
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