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  1. I know that feeling, we were twice split up from friends and neighbours when they pulled our houses down in the area. It would have been great had they considered more renovation / modernisation instead of demolition for this and many other parts of Sheffield.
  2. Welcome KateR , I think you will find that you have come to the best place for Sheffield history and memories. I have fond memories of the Heeley and Meersbrook area having lived and worked round that area in a few locations from the late 40's to the late 70's . I have not got a picture of the front of that house but if I am right in saying that it was just past Brooklyn Road I think you will be able to pick it out on this 1935 aerial shot.
  3. There were many different things happening at the Victoria Hall, I did go to a small private exhibition of sorts which was linked with a prize giving related to the trade I was in., I also remember going to a kid's party there and in later days a conference. Here is an exhibition about 1948 of church furniture made in the SSAHS workshops at Dundee. (C) Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;arc00337&pos=1&action=zoom&id=94466
  4. This spoon on Ebay has an unusual design which I don't think I have seen before. It's good to see that this firm, established in 1870, is still going strong at the Aberdeen Works on Trafalgar Street. Any observations on the spoon design please and I also wondered how the works got it's name? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254105075622?ul_noapp=true
  5. Something about that here, but just a forum so make of it what you will, -------- https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=11466
  6. Here is a favourite picture I have of the bank and Electra Palace, such interesting buildings, it's a shame we have lost both.
  7. That must be a reference to the Chequers Pub just past Weigh Lane going up Rough Bank. Plenty of Simonites around the area in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, here are just some from directories of the time and below is Simonite Lane on a 1935 map. 1833 Simonite Joseph, table blade forger, Rough bank, Park 1845 Simonite, Joseph, table knife maker, Rough Bank Park 1854/6 Simonite Isaac, grocer &c. 63 Broad Street, Park 1862 Simonite Isaac, 59 Broad Street, beeerhs 1879 Simonite Arthur,13 Bernard Lane, table knife ctlr 1879 Simonite Mrs. 1 Rough Bank, Eliza Shopkecper 1879 Simonite Isaac, coal dlr. & carter, 3, Court 10, Park Hill Lane. 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth Lane, cart owner 1901 Simonite Herbert, 22 Talbot Road, labourer 1901 Simonite John, 73 Weigh lane, shopkeeper, coal dealer & beer retailer, 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth lane Pk. cart owner, 1905 Simonite Leonard, 33 Rough Bank, shopkeeper
  8. Looking at this post again I wondered how many of the stone carvings / gargoyles etc. were saved before the flooding. For instance, Peeping Tom from Derwent Hall stables is / was displayed at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel. There must have been many other pieces of stone work saved but where are they all?
  9. 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" --------
  10. 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=
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. I think that was 1976, prior to demolition which I think was 77.
  14. "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
  15. 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,
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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 ----------
  19. 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
  20. Could it be Four Lane Ends, the top of Meadowhead? Bicycle on the left passing Norton Hotel.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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