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  1. Definitely Newhall Road/Attercliffe. Baffles me why so many buildings were demolished to be replaced by weeds and shrubs.
  2. The Park Hill slums

    Totally agree. Buildings with character and charm.
  3. The Hallam Tower Hotel in Sheffield

    I went in once in the 80s for a wedding reception. Can't remember it being anything special inside.

    Pictures I took last month.
  5. Mary Ann Rawson's grave

    That's great news.
  6. Mary Ann Rawson's grave

    Can't believe how some people can be so disrespectful by putting up a fence across a grave. No surprise to hear that the graveyard might turn into a carpark. I hope it never happens. Enough history has been destroyed in Attercliffe already. Unfortunately it's becoming a trend to demolish old and historical buildings /places in and around Attercliffe. The Duke of York on Main Road and The White Hart on Worksop Road have now been pulled down to make way for car parking thanks to Sheffield city Council.
  7. Toll Gate pub, Pitsmoor.

    My father was gutted when it closed down. If ever he disappeared in the evening The Toll Gate was the place to find him.
  8. Pond Street shops and cafes have all gone

    Yep, popped in there a few times myself. Wasn't there a charity or second hand shop there as well. I can vaguely remember a electrical shop.

    I moved from Pye Bank in 1999 so I wouldn't know about the army helicopter. It could be because of the Sheffield Sea Cadets on Rutland Road. Mainly footballers
  10. Colorised photo of Sheffield

    I knew it was Glossop road, just couldn't pinpoint exactly where on Street view.

    I use to live on Pye Bank and I'd see helicopters land there occasionally during the 80s and 90s. Me and my pals would ride our bikes around the helipad and up towards the sky village. Once we saw two helicopters had landed there, we approached them to have a look inside out of curiosity. Two blokes jumped out of them and chased us away. Great times! I'll be back up there on the 7th on the playing fields as my U14's football team are playing away there. The home team manage we're playing against is one of my pals who was with me when encountered the two helicopters back in the day. Should bring back a few memories.
  12. Sheffield Castle - new evidence uncovered

    An interesting video about Sheffield Castle on YouTube which I'm guessing most of you have seen. Will be interesting know the findings of the excavation. Is the publication available?
  13. Carfield Infant And Junior School

    I went to Carfield in the early 80s. Didn't have many fond memories as I was bullied a lot and girls always wanted to fight with me after school. All repeated itself when I went Newfield some years later.
  14. Construction of the town hall

    Great pictures, thanks