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  1. Hi. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Yorkshire_Passenger_Transport_Executive
  2. Looking at the back of the image on eBay, there seems to be the word ‘Chesterfield’ written in pencil, in the top right-hand corner. So, could it be somewhere in Chesterfield, rather than Sheffield?.....
  3. Amazing what rubbish one keeps hold of!
  4. Andrews Graphics was still there in 1999, albeit that was 20 years ago! http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=Andrews_graphics&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Andrews_graphics%%3B I remember buying some tech. drawing stuff from Andrews when I was at Granville College, but that was 1982-ish.
  5. Given the top of it looks like a sycamore seed ( we used to call them helicopters as kids), maybe it has a symbolic use, rather than a practical one?
  6. 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=
  7. 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....
  8. 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?
  9. 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 ⭕️
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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=
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