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  1. On 03/04/2008 at 07:46, RichardB said:

    Cannon Spirit Vaults / Castle Wine Vaults

    30 Castle Street

    Open 1774 Closed Span 234

    Comments now The Cannon



    1837 J Whaley (Spirit Vaults)

    1845 Sarah Bunting (Vaults)

    1851 to 1854 William Naylor

    1856 William Naylor

    1861 to 1864 William Naylor

    1868 William Naylor

    1871 William Naylor

    1876 William F Gillott

    1879 Richard Darwent [ Castle Wine Vaults ]

    1881 Richard Darwent

    1883 Henry Beck

    1887 John Tym [ Castle Wine Vaults, 30 Castle Street ]

    1889 Mrs Ann Tym

    1890 Richard Marshall

    1895 -6 R. Marshall [ Castle Wine Vaults, 30 Castle Street ]

    1898 Frederick Alcock [ Castle Wine Vaults ]

    1900 to 1903 Henry Beaumont (Castle Wine Vaults)

    1905 Vernon H Ryde

    1907 Nathaniel Mawby [ Cannon Spirit Vaults, 30 Castle Street ]

    1910 to 1913 Fred Evans Stones [ Cannon Spirit Vaults ]

    1916 Arthur Jackson [ Cannon ]

    1917 Arthur Jackson

    1919 to 1925 Arthur Jackson [ Cannon ]

    1929 Arthur Jackson

    1933 Arthur Jackson

    1936 to 1939 John Frederick Garnett

    1942 John Frederick Garnett

    1944 John Frederick Garnett

    1948 Thomas Benjamin Bolton

    1951 John Arthur Bradley


    Picture Sheffield Image


    1851 census image - William Naylor

    Advertising postcard on Ebay pertaining to the 1905 entry Cannon Hotel -  Vernon H. Ryde.




  2. I sometimes called in the Athol, the pub was interesting but the beer was awful so I drank Guinness. I also stood under the Pepper Pot a few times, I used Faie et Cie for my motor bike and car insurance, they were above the tailors shop and right under the Pepper Pot with their door being on Cambridge Street.

    As for the new development, it is said that the frontages will mostly be kept but if this picture has anything to go by the street level will not be in keeping with the upper floors and there is going to be a very tall monstrosity over shadowing everything. Also the whole thing is going to be broken up by a boring building where the Athol was, surely the common sense thing would have been to take the fake Tudor cladding off the Athol and restore the Victorian frontage which must be almost intact underneath, therefore keeping some kind of symmetry . I often wonder about the sanity of architects and town planners.


  3. 1 hour ago, Lemmy117 said:

    Looks more like controlled demolition for future re-building.

    Looks to me more like someone is making a lot of money by destroying what is left of old Sheffield. I have seen, often through this site, a lot of the new constructions in Sheffield and dread to think what might appear on this site.

  4. 12 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

    The map in the first post might be showing  Brunswick Chapel, South St,Moor -  which was renamed The Moor in 1922.



    That's looking from the bottom of Ecclesall Road, so the opposite direction to the picture put on by  southside, to the left of the chapel is the gap where the Porter ran under the culvert  and the Vestry Hall is far left. It will be the same building shown on the first map, the Chapel was built in 1833 and demolished 1956. 

    EDIT - The site of both the Chapel and Vestry Hall are now under the end of St. Mary's Gate.



  5. To me the over sized glasses were not necessary, it was always the quality that counted and anyway if you thought it was short ( I think we called it a duck-egg) you could always ask the landlord to top it up. One of the best pubs I ever knew was the Cross Daggers at Woodhouse where the landlord  came round with a jug of bitter straight from the barrel and kept you topped up through the session, adding it to the slate. When you left you paid him and wouldn't dream of questioning the slate. Apart from that the old hand pumps with the big pipes were the best as long as the landlord knew his job, the best pint out of these to me would have been in the Adelphi or the Lord Nelson at the corner of Arundel Street and Earl Street.

  6. I haven't a machine to play VHS tapes but this one was on Amazon on DVD, now unfortunately "Currently Unavailable".     I see that it says " Online Video " that seems to suggest that it may be, or has been, viewable on a website somewhere, if that is the case does anyone know where?

  7. 6 hours ago, southside said:

    Also a Picture Sheffield Photograph of the Porter Brook in 1956, you can just about make out the name Yorkshire on the wall of the building in the background, anyone any idea where we are looking towards?1520862514_PorterBrook3.jpg.5f1ecf4bcdaf6bc64301b1267c082b6a.jpg


    I think that is the culvert that went under the bottom of The Moor, back of Ellin Street, so through the gap would be the Yorkshire Penny Bank at the bottom of The Moor, now long gone. Brunswick Chapel on the left and to the right where the bike is parked is a gennel to Ellin Street by the side of the vestry hall where we had to go for chest x-rays in the 50's.. Map 271   --  



  8. 13 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

    From a different angle..

    You don't see that angle so often, it's a shame it's all gone.  Curtis music shop is in the background at the top of Porter Street, they had a few shops around. When the Porter Street shop was demolished they opened up on The Moor.  Karen Young who sang with Johnny Tempest and the Cadillacs worked for them about that time.

  9. 57 minutes ago, Calvin72 said:

    the area could not have changed much more. I'll get photos over the next couple of days of the site.

    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.


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  10. 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.



  11. 1 hour ago, Paul Worrall said:

    For all the steam buffs out there, on Saturday morning the Yorkshire Man is running along the Hope Valley line.

    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.

  12. 2 hours ago, hilldweller said:

    I think that the stairway is located at the far end of the gardens where the advertising hoardings are located.

    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' ?




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  13. 4 hours ago, hilldweller said:

    I recall walking up and down them many times in the fifties and they certainly had a dog - leg in them halfway down (or up).

    The corporation had used surplus "wavy tin" sheeting left over from Anderson Shelters, The sections that form the bits on each side of the entrance door, to make fences/walls on each side of the path, These were erected with the angled edges facing upwards presenting a sharp saw-tooth appearance to the fence top. I recall seeing a photo somewhere, probably on Picture Sheffield.

    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.