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    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    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?
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    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    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???
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    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
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    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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    Does anyone know where this was?

    I’d have had a tenner on the exact image being on PS. 4th December 1956: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17150&pos=59&action=zoom&id=19823 One looking back up the hill too.... http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17151&action=zoom&pos=60&id=19824&continueUrl= .... and one across the road, looking up Norwood Road http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s34089&pos=77&action=zoom&id=108384
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    Tripe

    https://sheffieldmarkets.com/traders/moor-market/waterall-brothers-ltd http://waterall.co.uk/ http://waterall.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Waterall-Quality-Pork-ButchersPDF.pdf probably others in and around the markets and elsewhere in town, but these were top of a google search
  7. @boginspro have you visited this site? There’s some interesting stuff and occasional references to some Sheffield locations. http://britishpostofficearchitects.weebly.com/ Worth a scan through, over a cuppa and a biscuit!
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    J Stead & Co.

    As a buyer for my company in the 80’s, I used to purchase from Steadfast Tools, who used to specialise in screwdrivers, many of which we had own-branded.... https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/J._Stead_and_Co i never realised their origins and I think they were eventually swallowed up by Neill Tools?
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    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Wheeldon+&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Wheeldon%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%%%3B#rowNumber15
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    Bunker Hills, Wadsley Bridge

    I’d agree with that and I’d hazard a guess at the hill that is shown in the blue circle on the 1905 map below. Using the details from the 1901 census enumerator above and marking the buildings that we can identify, by process of elimination, I reckon that Bunkers Hill must be here or abouts? Railway Hotel Penistone Road Crossley Mount Crossley View Trafalgar Place Rose Bank May Buildings Bunkers Hill Vine Cottage Fishers Building Rock House Mount Pleasant Bunkers Hill Pheasant Inn Fairest Houses Of course, I’d welcome anyone’s opinion otherwise....
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    Butchers in the 1950s

    Boom Boom! Wouldn’t that be eight legs though?!....
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    Makers Mark O&W

    Owen Williams & Sons? - Sheffield silver hallmarks example of items for sale... http://www.leopardantiques.com/object/stock/detail/848
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    .... and yet there’s always the mindless contingent that cannot just look and leave? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-46316985
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    Tram 132 on Ebay but where exactly?

    Finally! I found an image showing the building that was shown on the far left of the original photograph. The white gable end with the double chimney appears to be connected with the Abbeydale Mill. At least I think that’s what the signage above the door reads? So, I believe this is the building that was shown with the purple circle in my earlier photo. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u03677&action=zoom&pos=6&id=38830&continueUrl= Some more images of the area, in both directions, in different decades.... http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12848&action=zoom&pos=41&id=15752&continueUrl= http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12951&action=zoom&pos=43&id=15850&continueUrl= http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s16449&action=zoom&pos=48&id=19166&continueUrl= http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12850&action=zoom&pos=57&id=15754&continueUrl= http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;w00051&pos=7&action=zoom&id=45420
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