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  1. I think that was 1976, prior to demolition which I think was 77.
  2. "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
  3. 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,
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 ----------
  7. 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
  8. Could it be Four Lane Ends, the top of Meadowhead? Bicycle on the left passing Norton Hotel.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Also in a list of straight razor manufacturers here ---------- http://uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Coal Pit Lane became Cambridge Street
  20. I had actually considered that location but could not reconcile the old and modern views, but after having looked at your evidence I think you have solved another mystery RLongden , The tall gable looks quite convincing. Modern clip Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t06804&pos=7&action=zoom&id=118423
  21. Also if you go to NLS Georeference maps on the link below you can use the slider bottom left of the page to bring up a modern map over the old ones. You will see that Hartshead has changed a lot, it could be said that it has moved. ---------------- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3837&lon=-1.4676&layers=168&b=1
  22. I agree with Edmund , there is a lot of information in those two interesting books and you could possibly understand that information better by cross checking the descriptions with old maps such as the 1888 fire insurance map below which can be found at this link. ----------- http://gallery.bl.uk/viewall/default.aspx?e=Fire insurance maps and plans Yorkshire and Humber&n=20&r=10
  23. Thanks, Lemmy117 and lysander , it sounds interesting, perhaps I will see it one day..
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