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  1. 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?

  2. 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   --  



  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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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  8. 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.



  9. 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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  10. 2 hours ago, hilldweller said:

    If my memory serves me well, it doesn't usually, I seem to remember that it was used as a stand for milk churns awaiting collection. I may possibly remember a fellow miscreant trying to get one of the lids off to quench a thirst but if pressed I would plead the UK version of the fifth amendment

    That brings back memories  hilldweller  , there were stone ones, brick ones and wooden ones but I can't remember another galvanised metal one.  I thought of starting a "Milk Churn Stands" topic but the only ones I may remember would now be under new developments. If anyone knows of any more that still exist this one would be a good start for that topic.

  11. Children’s Corner, Firth Park. Just above where the bowling greens and tennis courts were, Firth Park Road in the background. I think that is the same park keeper’s lodge that I remember from my time in Sheffield, but looking at Google Earth it appears to have gone, I wonder when that happened?

    I like the sign on the swings “ FOR BOYS UNDER (?) STANDING UP NOT ALLOWED”.



  12. Embassy Court really stood out as a landmark on The Park, we considered the place rather posh even in the 50's. Here it is in 1935 looking over the Midland Railway line. Full picture here   ----  Britain From Above   ------  https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW047988

    EDIT - Working from a very dodgy memory but I think they must have been pulled down in  the 80's, not sure but I think the flats above and most of that area was cleared again about '85 so I think they couldn't  have lasted much longer. I seem to remember Embassy Court still standing with rubble all around and was surprised that they were finally demolished but there were rumours structural defects..


  13. Quite a few John Y Cowlishaw items appear on Ebay, This lovely silver pocket button hook is on at the moment for 48.00 including postage and described as   ------  

    " A fine antique Sterling silver Folding Pocket Button Hook ,the Mother of Pearl polished and engraved to one face polished flower handle side , the hook silver with hallmarks has signs of use , this beautiful item is hallmarked sterling silver for John Yeomans Cowlishaw ,Sheffield Sterling . L = 1903 Cowlishaw killed himself late 1890 s ,the mark continued to be used by his son ,the Silver with small use marks need a clean in the details , the spring action fine and tight the mother of pearl in good condition ,sold as shown , the size approx 5.5 cm long x 1.2 cm wide , it will improve with a clean, lots of high quality items listed . New to the market from House Clearance . "





  14. 10 hours ago, frechylass said:

    old no 12 (market tavern) berni inn steak house on orchard st

    Hello   frechylass , The Old No 12 (Market Tavern) Berni Inn was on Exchange Street. I may be wrong here but I think the Dore Grill on Church Lane,  Dore was a Berni Inn. There are a few posts on here mentioning Berni Inns, There might be the odd comment in one of those that helps, link below  . ---------- EDIT I think the one on Orchard Street was just called Berni Steak Bar or something like that.