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Peter Walker

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  1. Peter Walker

    Underground railways.

    Hi @boginspro, I saw that and wondered myself. Hopefully someone on here can provide an answer. @SteveHB, now you mention that, I remember the proposal but the letter infers that the 'large underground station' actually existed rather than being proposed. I wonder if it has something to do with any link between Midland stn and Victoria stn, didn't there used to be some goods terminal below Victoria (?) but I may well be completely wrong with that
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    Do you know where this is?

    It's changed a bit but I think Snig Hill, same as RichardS
  3. I believe the Yorkshire Bank used to be the Yorkshire Penny Bank
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    Sheffield Rambling Groups

    I don't know if they still do but I am sure I remember The Star (Sheffield Star) used to print an article giving full directions for a walk each week. There also used to be information in the notices section from the various rambling clubs about the walk(s) they would be doing the next weekend with time and place for meeting up.
  5. Peter Walker

    Sheffield history fair

    I missed your post, I need to go to Specsavers (other opticians are available) Many thanks for information, I have made a forward note in diary to try and remind me to look out for the next fair
  6. Peter Walker

    Greyhound Stadium

    May be thinking of Hyde Park Dog Track. There was also a dog track (Darnall Stadium) at Acres Hill (I believe)
  7. Peter Walker

    Sheffield history fair

    Looks like it would have been great. However this is the first I have heard anything about it
  8. Peter Walker

    The green police box next to Sheffield Town Hall

    Many thanks for doing the leg work, it was the second of the two threads I was remembering.
  9. Peter Walker

    The green police box next to Sheffield Town Hall

    Not exactly 'quirky', there used to be a lot of police boxes around Sheffield (and painted this colour). I am sure I have seen another thread on here with information about these police boxes, I will have a look round later.
  10. Redgates used to be on The Moor before moving on to Furnival Gate
  11. Peter Walker

    Black Swan, Mucky Duck or The Boardwalk??

    I knew it as Black Swan and the nickname of the mucky duck
  12. Peter Walker

    I'm having a guess that this is West Street!

    Is it Fitzwilliam Street?
  13. Peter Walker

    Bakers Hill, The club under the bridge and Pond Street

    Was the 'pub/club' underneath the bridge The Barrow Boys, open early for the market workers? Great video by the way.
  14. Peter Walker

    Moorfoot in Sheffield City Centre

    No it wasn't a 'ghost town'. The problem is the Manpowers Services building (or whatever it is called now) that was built straight across the bottom of the Moor cutting off direct access from the Moor to London Road. There was supposed to be foot access via an arch beneath the building which is still there, I believe, but has always been blocked.
  15. What I could never understand was why ever it was built as it did not 'fit' into any of the architecture of the area and certainly not with the town hall. It was just a designer's fancy and presumably they didn't have to work in there. A bit like Park Hill, of course a vast improvement on old back to backs etc, and now Grade II listed but was (is) there the same community spirit as before? The designers don't have to live in there. A bit like the 'new' Gaumont with the 'scaffolding' and mirror glass. In answer to complaints that it didn't fit in, especially with the City Hall opposite, there was the response that the mirror effect reflected views of the City Hall to help it 'fit in. If that was the case then why not build something more in keeping with the surroundings?