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  1. RLongden

    J Stead & Co.

    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!
  2. 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
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    Book - Brinsworth and Tinsley

    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...
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    Shop on Loxley Road

    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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    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    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.....
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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
  12. @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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