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boginspro

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  1. Same here Oldbloke , I can see your post on "Activity" but when I click on it I get the blank page. I have turned off email notifications, since my last post I received another couple of hundred.
  2. Hello kidneystone , it is probably just a scripting problem on the site but if you are using Microsoft Windows, perhaps you might be safer to run a full virus scan. I use Linux so a virus wouldn't affect my computer but I am running a scan so that if I have picked anything up I won't pass it on to someone using Windows.
  3. I find today that parts of the site are not working and I have received about 400 identical email notifications about one post regarding images of Chapeltown. It appears that there may be a scripting error or some sort of virus or malware on the server. Anyone else had similar problems please?
  4. That sounds about right hilldweller , it certainly looks like it was cobbled together with spare bits, that door which looks like it is on a a level for loading but also looks like a stable door and very narrow, so not suitable for loading. Also it looks like that telegraph pole and anchor cable has been there for a long time so not possible to run up to the door. That would also explain why I didn't remember such an unusual building, though I was still in Sheffield in the 70's I would not, at that time, ever had reason to come up High House Road, my memories are mostly when all the houses were there. I did find this aerial image on Picture Sheffield of 1973 but it is not clear enough to help much. Link for full image ---------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s44021&pos=1&action=zoom&id=127701
  5. I knew the area in the 50' and 60's but can't remember that being there (doesn't mean it wasn't mind) even though it was at the top of High House Road which now seems to have vanished.,. I have so far failed to find an early picture but the Picture Sheffield image below shows the building to the right of it with the archway was still there in 1979. Both are shown on the maps of 1905 and 1950's. The drain cover can still be seen on the modern Google image, I wonder if it was cut down to that castellated building when the building with the archway was demolished.
  6. Thanks Edmund , I was Googling in the wrong place because the original post said Infirmary Road. I see it's a garage and taxi firm now.
  7. I know this is a very old post by RichardB , and neddy explains what it is/was, but I don't think I ever saw the building, so could someone explain exactly where it is/was please? Preferably on a map, thanks.
  8. Link below to a recent post with a picture from the top corner looking up Angel Street with the prefab Co-op and other pictures of the area.. ------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/17326-does-anybody-recognise-this-sheffield-scene/?tab=comments#comment-145063
  9. That gate may well have been to the pub yard, if I remember correctly the barrels were on a raised platform across the rear of the back room, that room (beer cellar) I think was a bit below the drinking area so the barrels may well have been rolled through a side door on to that platform. I remember that happening somewhere but not sure whether it was the Daggers.
  10. I thought I recognized that shop but no chance of remembering who ran it. I seem to remember a stone garden wall a bit further up, possibly the one in the old photo'.
  11. Going back a bit, but with many of the same shops from the the 60's image. Burton's have the old frontage and the Norfolk Market Hall is still there. Top left is the end of the Corn Exchange and though the background is hazy Gunstone's gable end can be seen to the right of Broad Street and I think Bard Street flats above it.
  12. Thanks BASSWRITER , I drove the number 28 buses 40 odd years ago but had forgotten all about those tower blocks, ( I am presuming they are the ones close to the bus terminus on Raeburn Road )
  13. My memory doesn't serve me well regarding that part of town so I need a bit of help here. I see that Evans Street ran parallel with Clarence Street so think that would be towards the Sheffield United ground and then possibly Norfolk Park or perhaps slightly west of that. What do you think this is please? The area doesn't look high enough for the Norfolk Park area and the only other thing roughly in that direction that I can think of would be the Lansdowne flats.
  14. Some great shots there RLongden , thanks, I was actually living at Hackenthorpe but regularly walked up Sally's to the Daggers, and other pubs.
  15. Woodhouse 1904 postcard on ebay, I think from a similar angle to the modern Google Street View image. I don't think I ever saw the area since pedestrianization but if I have my angles right my old regular local pub the Cross Daggers should be to the left of the cross, perhaps that lower roof just before the gable jump. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Market-Cross-Woodhouse-Sheffield-Yorkshire-RP-Postcard-1904/382561735834?hash=item591274d49a:g:3I4AAOSwL~FblpUq
  16. I had looked at that map earlier Edmund and wondered about the mention of number 78 Summer Street, was it incorporated into 76 or was there an error in the earlier reports?
  17. Burton's building in the centre by the buses and I think that would be the new C&A Modes to the left of it above the Co-op. I am guessing that this would be the winter of 54/55, tramlines but no trams, it looks like buses have taken over on the Middlewood route which I think happened in March 54. Also the Cockayne's building on the right was finished in 1955.
  18. Good one BenBeau , if it had not been for the Co-op sign I would not have known where I was in the latest picture.
  19. Are you sure it was the Dolphin on Edward Street that he ran, his home address seems to suggest it could have been the Dolphin Hotel, Summer Street, which was a beer house and closed 31st December 1923. The Edward Street one is in our pubs list and the Summer Street one is mentioned on a PDF at this link --------- http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiJnfbdiqzdAhVrI8AKHb7gCQAQFjAAegQICBAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ourbroomhall.org.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F12%2FOB_PDF001_OB_List-of-Licensed-Beerhouses-in-Broomhall-c.1870-c.1935-MC.7.1.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2928JaV6CLcbhFAKOX23Kf
  20. Definitely looking up Angel Street from the top of Snig Hill, B&C Castle House on the corner of Castle Street, Water Lane bottom left, new Cockayne's being built top right and the car bottom right is at the top of Snig Hill.
  21. ( I am a bit late replying, but thanks to BT's total inefficiency I have had no internet for a week.) Thanks, that's very interesting, I thought it may be something to do with the points but it's nothing like the bars I have seen before for changing the points and I never considered thinking upwards to the power lines.
  22. I can't even work out what is holding it on the pole.
  23. Postcard sent from 98 Sandford Grove Rd, Sheffield to Miss Doris Allen, 32 Chesterfield Road, Dronfield. This location of the picture may be too hard to identify, even for some of the experts on here, but who knows? Also do we have any descendants of a Miss Doris Allen of Dronfield, or anyone with an interest in Sandford Grove Road? ------------------ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382550706513?ul_noapp=true
  24. An interesting post card picture of the Wicker but what is this thing on the nearest pole? My apologies if this has been posted before but though I seem to remember seeing this object before I can't find the post or remember an answer. ------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382550153334?ul_noapp=true
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