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  1. Swimming Baths - Can you guess where this is?

    Though it never had a ramp when I knew it I think it is Upperthorpe baths.
  2. Deadman's Hole Lane is still there at the Rotherham end of Tinsley, or were there two of them? I have changed the spelling to that on the map which I presume is correct ( now days at least) as there is/was also a Deadman's Lock. EDIT - Sydney Oldall Addy M.A., in his "A Glossary of Words Used in The Neighbourhood of Sheffield 1888" has it as follows. ------ Dead Man's Lode, i.e., Dead Man's Lane, adjacent to the Roman camp at Templeborough. ------------ https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4182623,-1.3926484,3a,75y,334.31h,88.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJCRC8aZcZAW1Vhz73OcaHw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  3. I agree with you lysander , regarding the houses. I see dronnyman that you went as far as Deadman's Hole Lane but I can't remember any streets like the other pictures on the Rotherham side of the motorway. I wonder if you can remember, did you walk back down the Common because (though I could be miles off) the houses remind me of the area between Weedon Street and Carbrook Street. The road with the wall at the end is very distinctive, there were many decorative lintels like that in the Attercliffe area but those are slightly more decorated than most of the ones I remember.
  4. That Dunford Hadfields sign faced the motorway between about 1967 and 1977. The photo' below is labelled on Picture Sheffield as lock 9 but I think it may be lock 10 so you must have been between locks 9 and 10, on the Sheffield side of the motorway. The pylon in the Picture Sheffield picture is still there. EDIT - As you appeared to be about level with the roof I think you must have been on the road, possibly on the canal bridge. Images Picture Sheffield ------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u06087&pos=3&action=zoom&id=41070 and Canal and River Trust ------------ https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8Ck7NDk2AIVzLvtCh3zaw3MEAAYASAAEgIWjPD_BwE
  5. Burnt Tree Tavern

    I see that this is a very old post but have just come across it and surprised nothing came of it. From my own records :- ---------- CENSUS 30th March 1851 WILLIAM BROADHEAD (of the rattenings) saw grinder, now 34 living there with his wife's sister shown as head of house (at 24). Burnt Tree Tavern, 83 Hoyle Street Caroline Wilgos, Age 24, Licensed victualler His wife Mary Jane age 31 Ann Jane age 14 Martha Jane age 12 Thos Wilgos age 10 Caroline age 8 Catherine age 6 Joseph age 13 ? William age 1 ---------
  6. The Goodwin Fountain

    Thanks for that picture southside , I have never seen it like that. It looks very quiet even if it is Sunday, from the angle of the sun I think the photo' was taken close to mid-day. One thing that dismays me when I see modern pictures of Sheffield is that most of my favourite pubs have gone, in this case the Albert.
  7. VIDEO : Sheffield City Centre in 1960

    Here is one of my favourite images from Picture Sheffield showing plenty of vehicular an pedestrian traffic on Fargate in 1937 ------------ http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s00257&pos=30&action=zoom&id=4231 .
  8. If you click on the link you can use the slider to bring up a modern overlay on top of the old map. (c) NLS -------- http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.3874&lon=-1.4776&layers=168&b=1
  9. The Goodwin Fountain

    The most noticeable thing to me in the first picture is that the glass and concrete building that replaced the Cinema House looks out of place and spoils the view.
  10. Castle Street in 1964

    Not only cars but parking places and without meters. The Ford looks like it is almost on the bus stop, a problem that was not unusual there. Some interesting vehicles but the one that gets my attention is the sidecar outfit. Could that bike be a Panther (Phelon & Moore). That's a bike I always wanted but I could never find one at a price I could afford, a neighbour of mine pulled a caravan with one.
  11. South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield

    I think this would have been on the corner of Gilbert Street diagonally across the cross roads from the Sun Inn. I believe the people were moved out of that central area in to the new estates before the war, though the pub survived into at least the 60's. Also in the 60's there were still occupied houses at the top and bottom of South Street, and from memory of before the flats were built, which may be wrong, I think there were some industrial or storage units in the middle bit.
  12. Hendersons Relish

    There were a lot of pie shops in Sheffield and like vinegar in a chip shop that stuff went down very quickly. I am making my own mouth water now, thinking of the lovely pies, covered in Henderson's, from the shop on Duke Street near Park Baths.
  13. The Golden Ball in Sheffield

    Not sure exactly what date but I am sure the old one was there in the 60's, it was on our West Street pub crawl and it was a far better pub than the new one. If my memory serves me correctly the bar in the corner room was very high up.
  14. The Golden Ball in Sheffield

    Yes you can see on the photo' the B&C opticians to the right of the pub which was the number 8 Townhead Street. 2,4 and 6 were no longer there at this time so the next building up would be St. James Chambers on Church Street. After the war for a short time you would see the bomb damaged St. James Church through the gap.
  15. The Golden Ball in Sheffield

    Yes, at the junction of Townhead Street and Campo Lane, a new building replaced it a bit further down Campo Lane at the bottom of Vicar Lane.. From the maps section ----------