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neal m

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  1. Hunters Bar School

    Couldn’t tell you about the 60’s, but I was there (Junior school side) in the early 80’s. Head teacher was Mr. Wilson. Also remember Miss Carter, Miss Holmes, Mr. Berry (music), Mr. Powys, and Mr. Smith.
  2. Interactive map of today and yesterday

    That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Sheffield 1939

    Ranmoor and Broomhill were still very affluent back then. Much more central than Dore (within walking distance or a short tram ride to town) and home to educated professionals like Lawyers, Professors, Medical Doctors etc.
  4. Yeah. Looking at the livery of the bus either late 80’s or very early 90’s. Very, very early 90’s given no sign of the tram or the prior roadworks.
  5. Wonder when this was taken? Most obvious landmarks are the Midland Station, Lyceum, Catholic Cathedral. But no Poly. No Hyde Park/Park Hill. No bus station.
  6. A history of Sheffield street names

    On the topic of street names. Anyone know how some of the streets in Sharrow got their names? Particularly the little grid near the Sharrow Lane/Washington Road crossroads. (Langdon Street, Fentonville Street, Penley Street, Stemp Street, Croydon Street, Mackenzie Street). I do know that Croydon Street was originally called something else. I'm particularly interested in Langdon Street. Cheers!
  7. Barker's Pool/Bob Dylan

    Clearly not. The web has numerous photos of Dylan taken by the same photographer and being labeled as “taken in Sheffield on May 16, 1966.” One such photo actually shows him leaving LSD Partners betting shop on Castle Blvd in Nottingham - which he would have likely passed between his concert in Leicester on May 15 and his concert in Sheffield on May 16. While the street in Nottingham isn’t identical to the image that claims to be Barkers Pool there is a lot of similarity with the architecture. So, best guess.... The ‘Barker’s Pool’ photo is actually a random street in Nottingham where he stopped for a lunch or toilet break on his way from Leicester to Sheffield.
  8. Help needed - what was the name of this record shop?

    I liked the New Yorker.
  9. Recognise this Sheffield scene?

    Victoria Station. And the war memorial to railway workers who died in the Great War.
  10. Birdseye view of Sheffield

    Yep. Pretty sure the weathervane in the foreground is on the roof of Firth Court. So the photo was likely taken from the tower on the west side of the Firth Court building.
  11. WILSON PECK music shop

    I don't remember that location. But by the early 80's they were tucked away near Atkinsons on the back of the Moor.
  12. Joe Cocker

    It didn't sell. The MLS listing (9199722) is still live. They are currently seeking $4,295,000 - but it's been up for sale (on the current listing) for over a year now. So you might be able to low ball them!
  13. Joe Cocker

    Marketing video from the estate sale that followed his death. His mansion on Colorado's western slope. I like that he had a proper snooker table. None of that pool rubbish.
  14. Josephines Nightclub Sheffield

    No. The Dicky that worked there in the early/mid 90's would have been at school in 84-85. Plus he was (still is) an Arsenal fan with dark hair. PS - Neil's swear filter seems to be the same on here as it is on Owlstalk. "Wee pipe"!