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  1. Can’t find any photos, references or evidence of a kiosk on the station itself, but as they were based at the bottom of the approach on Exchange Street, it’s seems feasible? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s20227&action=zoom&pos=69&id=22744&continueUrl=
  2. I’m assuming you haven’t seen this already, which may be of some use? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Central_Technical_School No mention of ‘intermediate’, but plenty of background and refrerences to elsewhere....
  3. Out walking at the weekend and had the opportunity to take some photos of the ‘dairy distribution’ building, as I’d noticed when driving past most days on my way home, they’d cleared the site. Looks like either redevelopment, or demolition so thought I’d take some photos for posterity..... not that the building has any historic or architectural significance I suppose?
  4. The Green Man was a Public House (Bar) and ‘held the licence’ means he was the publican or landlord. 1890 map of the area with The Green Man ⭕️
  5. This account of the destruction by fire, goes into some detail about the interior of the building, the decoration etc. which mIght be useful in your narrative? https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_12_2012/post-11866-0-26249300-1356032935.png It enlarges quite well and is very interesting.... an extract is attached with some of the details.
  6. To clarify, a ‘confectioners’ would have been a shop selling sweets (a candy store), rather than a bakery. The buildings on Olivet Road look to have been extended substantially in the photo attached, which was in 1966, if the different coloured pointing is anything to go by? At this time it was a place of worship. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s26146&pos=2&action=zoom&id=28573 Also, a photo of the Sheaf Market (Rag-and-Tag) from the 1920’s, which is of the period you were looking for, but sadly no clue as to which is stall #11? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s07466&pos=9&action=zoom&id=10667 Hopefully they will give a sense of the period and the surroundings?
  7. Obviously pre-Tippex days, as the poor lass in the typing pool couldn’t spell ‘Thornton Road’ correctly either? Nice to see list and chain discount pricing. With over 30 years in purchasing of industrial supplies, it was always slightly baffling that we would buy say nuts and bolts at list -25% -10% -73% and in pre-computer days, working out a stock order of 100+ lines was a pain in the backside!
  8. Here’s a photo of the Old Brewery Tap. Perhaps this will be familiar to some? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t09575&pos=139&action=zoom&id=130741
  9. Does it have an ISBN number anywhere on it? If it’s a published works and carries this reference, you could search the numerous online booksellers, to see if anyone has a copy. However, if it’s privately published, it may not have the reference...
  10. There doesn't appear to be any photos of the actual shop front, although I found one looking back up Loxley New Road to the junction with Loxley Road on 'Yew Tree corner'. The shop is on the left, just beyond 'Reliance Rewinds' (now a bespoke conservatory builder) and the black lettering on a white background appears to read 'AUTOCONOMY'? If that's correct, was it a motor spares discount shop, similar to Fred Hartley's of the same era? Looking at the 'Y' reg Fiesta (1983), it's within the period you were looking for I've pasted the link below, added some photos and enlargements, so see what you think..... http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t04145&action=zoom&pos=11&id=34438&continueUrl=
  11. I reckon the photographer was stood just about here, when he took the photo in 1959. Looking down Granville Lane.... X marks the spot, the arrow the direction of the photo..... hard to visualise I know.....
  12. The last stretch of Turner’s Hill was always a footpath and some steep steps, as the photo attached and link below: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s02658&action=zoom&pos=2&id=6299&continueUrl= Granville Street is the Supertram Route, with footpath, all the way from Shrewsbury Road, to City Square Island, where it turns up Commercial Street, across ‘Hammer Bridge’. The footbridge is still open, but the ratings you see in the photo is to stop idiots trying to scale the bridge and jump onto a passing train! The bridge is covered over with wire mesh all the way across, which just adds to the ambience!! Hope this answers the queries?
  13. The bridge is most certainly still there (red) and what’s left of Turner’s Hill is a path (blue) and series of steps, which lead from Shrewsbury Road, down to the footpath that was Granville Street. You can see the ‘kink’ in the line of Turner’s Hill and the bridge in the map, which matches the perspective of the photo. I also remember using the bridge to get to the railway station from Granville College, before they opened the ‘new’ station top entrance, after the Supertram line was built. The ‘town’ side of the bridge came out almost at the station entrance, almost unchanged to how I remember it. The building at the top of the hill on Shrewsbury Road was once a sweet shop, wasn’t it? I’m sure that’s the same building where we used to buy 2oz (or if feeling flush a 1/4) of whatever was on offer. The smell of the place was fantastic and once inside was like an olde-worlde kitchen, which I bet the food standards agency would have had a field day with, these days!!! Anyone else remember that sweet shop / factory???
  14. Two maps, matching the two images, 25 years separating them, say 1940 and 1965... earlier image, taken from location indicated by red arrow, wooden hoardings probably bordering the building site of the garage (latterly Alan Pond’s! - who remembers that?!) later image taken from blue arrow, with the tree lined central reservation that marks the dual carriageway down past Lowedges, to join the Dronfield bypass. anyone noticed they’ve kept the topstones on the wall of the Norton Hotel? Lowered the wall, painted them white and plonked back on! Look at the later photo and the street view link provided by @boginspro
  15. At last! http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17876&pos=100&action=zoom&id=20472 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17884&pos=127&action=zoom&id=20480 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17883&pos=126&action=zoom&id=20479 and today’s view?..... not possible as all but obliterated by Meadowhead roundabout! Nice one @boginspro your suggestion set me off on that line of enquiry!
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