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  1. boginspro

    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    I remember it well, it was Walkers sweet factory . It was mentioned in this post regarding mysterious Sheffield places. On that post I said I was " just wondering if there is any sign of Turners Hill left" --------
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    The Moor in 1977

    Thanks Voldy . I am sure you are right. Looking at some Picture Sheffield images and Google Street View some of the frontages between Charles Street and Cambridge Street seem to make it conclusive. I think I was going too far back by only remembering the crossing being below the arcade. In both the Picture Sheffield view looking the other way and in the current Google view the crossing is up by Charles Street. Also I couldn't work out where the bottom of Cambridge Street was in the original, but it is still very hard to see in the modern view. The camera can do funny things. Thank again ------------ http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v00324&prevUrl=
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    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Hello Kalfred . I have not seen Sheffield for a long time so have little idea of what buildings belong to the university but you can check that out by going back to the NLS link and there is blue button on a slider bottom left of the page to bring a modern overlay up on top of that map. You can also find side to side maps and other useful things on that site.
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    The Moor in 1977

    Well spotted, I missed the sign, so perhaps not a very temporary thing like site entrance. I am sure the name of the arcade is related to Cambridge Street (previously Coal Pit Lane) but have never seen any evidence of an earlier road just where the arcade was. Pinstone Street as we know it didn't appear until after 1880 and I think the arcade was built soon after that. Up to 1960 Cambridge Street lined up just about directly with the top of the Moorhead triangle that surrounded the Crimea Monument and I may be wrong but think the addresses on that bit were Moorhead. This photo' from an earlier post probably explains better what I mean ---------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/16570-a-birds-eye-view-of-old-sheffield/?tab=comments#comment-139917 ------------------ and this other early post has some good information about the general area --------------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/15327-68-pinstone-street-in-1881/?tab=comments#comment-131019
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    SUGG SPORT on Pinstone Street

    I think that was 1976, prior to demolition which I think was 77.
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    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    "Entrance to Mappin Buildings, Norfolk Street showing the offices of Lewis, Rose and Co. Ltd., cutlery manufacturers" ----------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u11110&pos=2&action=zoom&id=131313
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    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    There are a few pictures inside the Lewis, Rose and Co.Ltd. Debesco Works Bowling Green Street on Picture Sheffield and the outside of what is probably a later building and appears to be still there. ------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Debesco+Works&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Debesco%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%Works%%3B&page=1 This one labeled " Expert at producing carving knives with buffalo horn handles at his work bench, Lewis, Rose and Co.Ltd., cutlery manufacturers, Debesco Works, Bowling Green Street. March 1957 " EDIT : The whitening referred to above I think may be a whitening powder, a cleaning powder, In the works blade were smoothed and corrected on whitening stone, to remove any deviatons or marks left after rough grinding,
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    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Norfolk Lane here, I think there may be some more pictures on Picture Sheffield ------------ https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3797&lon=-1.4688&layers=168&b=1
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    The Moor in 1977

    I agree Voldy , I think you may have it there , I think Suggs moved out in 76 and here are the empty buildings around the Cambridge Arcade said to be October 77, it never seems to take them long to pull down Sheffield's nicer buildings. That zebra crossing was just below the Cambridge arcade but the only thing I can't remember is what appears to be a give way sign on the far left near the police woman. Even though I would be going up and down there almost every day I can't remember anything between Charles Street and Furnival Street that had give way markings on the road.. Perhaps someone can shed light on that? ---------------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s24079&pos=6&action=zoom&id=26532
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    The Moor in 1977

    Not sure what year this is but the Moor was only pedestrianized as an experiment in 1979, before being formally redeveloped. The Manpower Services building was opened in 1981 and buses were diverted around the bottom bit of the moor a few years before that. From memory the bus repainting took many years to complete and many buses, at least at my garage (East Bank), saw their life out in Sheffield Transport colours, Better and more precise informative is available on this earlier post regarding The Moor. I worked that Jumbo frequently and would have known and probably occasionally worked with the crew working route 75 ----------
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    I couldn't resist having a look and I see what you mean. I can't say that I am impressed with the name Bochum Parkway either. I passed there and used the Norton Hotel many times in the 60's. If I was there now I think I would just drive past, the pub and car park area look awful now. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3274953,-1.4740221,3a,37.5y,165.55h,88.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDFqPRxWx8KfCkcGzq9qPPA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    Could it be Four Lane Ends, the top of Meadowhead? Bicycle on the left passing Norton Hotel.
  13. If I am reading the postmark correctly this was franked at the west district sorting office on Turner's Lane which I think was there until the early 70's. Can anyone please confirm or otherwise that the building in the third picture was the post office building? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303004857915?ul_noapp=true ----------------------------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3782535,-1.5001276,3a,90y,79.88h,95.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D107.981674%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  14. Thanks, I'll have a look at that.
  15. Thanks RLongden , I couldn't find a photo' of the building when it was the post office, but I don't think it looked as plain and boring as it does now. I wonder how many of the other old district sorting office or even sub post office buildings are still in existence? Regarding the postcard photo', Rails Road has also changed quite a bit. I frequently walked through that valley many years ago.
  16. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
  17. Thanks Edmund , looking closer at the thing on the tower there is something under it at an angle which could possibly be a staircase/ladder or perhaps there is access round the back between the two shaded uprights.. ---------- EDIT Looking at a different angle the second looks like the staircase/access.
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    J Stead & Co.

    There is currently an invoice for this firm on Ebay dated 1931 - EDIT Just noticed that the date has been changed to 1931, possibly from 1921. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352533107027?ul_noapp=true
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    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Also in a list of straight razor manufacturers here ---------- http://uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html
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    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Here are a couple of their marks :-
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    Barnes Green Hospital

    I see that this is a very old post by ex cavator but just in case anyone is still interested I came across this post card on Ebay. The writer certainly wanted to get her money's worth but does mention the Alms Houses. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302979693930?ul_noapp=true
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    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    I am a long way away from Sheffield but it appears that it might be still open , the shop still appears on Google Earth, looking a real mess. and the 'phone number is still listed.
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    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Perhaps this one, T Bates, 16 Dixon Lane. In the 50's it was next to Woolworth's side entrance and later in the 60's after Woollies moved in to the new shop it was next to the Home Stores side entrance. I was more likely to take a jug to the pub for bitter. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s42112&pos=50&action=zoom&id=122725
  24. It may be just me, my eyes are not what they were, but on some posts/comments I struggle to read them without zooming the page. I just wondered if the default font size could be increased slightly, I understand that this can be done using the size button when posting or editing but members with good eye sight will not think of doing so.
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    Coal pit Lane

    There are many posts on this very site mentioning Coal Pit Lane and containing probably more information in one place than you will find anywhere else EllisSearcher . Here is a link to search results I have just done, I hope you find something useful in that lot --------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/search/?q="coal pit lane"&sortby=relevancy