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  1. Hi Heartshome. Thank you for your response. Fred and Sheila had the shop late 60s early 70s if my memory serves me correctly. It was a traditional off licence. I knew them cos they used to socialise a lot with friends we had that ran another corner shop in the area. It was called Husseys and was on the corner of Welby Place and CliffeField Rd. It was run by Mary Robinson and had been her mother’s shop, I believe. Now that was a classic corner shop where they just sat in the parlour till the door bell rang and after a certain time they just knocked on the back door if they wanted anything. Literally Open all Hours.
  2. Does anyone remember this Beer Off when Fred and Sheila Wright had it in the early 70s?
  3. Great stuff, James. Its been a few years since we used to do the Riverside, Kelham and Gardeners on a regular basis. Probably stopped going round about the time of the flood when the Gardeners was completely trashed. Heard from our kids about the great scene that had developed in our absence, Cutlery Works in particular. Having seen your vid we’re definitely going to give it another shot.
  4. Me too, mate, and I was still going in Michels !
  5. It’s the most frustrating of sites. It’s the only forum I know where someone asks a question and if you respond to it, you can wait a lifetime for any further activity on that thread. I’ve more or less given up on it now. Good job you weren’t desperate for a quick answer, Zeb.
  6. The burger bar on Glossop Rd was Bartons. Im pretty sure it was in the premises that were previously VAT 1 wine bar.
  7. Living in Totley in the 50s, the main source of all our provisions was the Coop on Baslow Rd. It was the classic old style building with 3 separate shops. General groceries, butchers and greengrocers. Can still smell the sawdust on the floor and our Coop number and my date of birth are about the only 2 combinations of numbers I can still always remember.
  8. Michels was a trendy place to meet back then and it continued as a bar under various ownerships till it finally succumbed a couple of years ago. Sadly Beauchief Hotel is now being converted into flats and the car park an upmarket housing development. When I first moved to the area in the 60s it was a bowling green. Can anyone remember, comparatively recently, the ‘ party nights’ that were held in the bar on Friday/ Saturdays that got shut down after a short period cos of the noise and general mayhem they caused. A heady mix of cougars, ten bob millionaires and lads from the boozers on Woodseats ?
  9. There’s a small thread on Fanny’s in Sheffield Nightclub section
  10. This reminds me of the old story that someone requested a local radio station to play the song ‘ Wide eyed and Legless ’ by Andy Fairweather Low but thought it was called ‘ Wybourn and Gleadless ‘
  11. The Waggon was a popular hang out for people going to Dobcroft Youth Club back in the late 60s. I think it’s fair to assume that there would have been a fair amount of underage drinkers being served on a regular basis. Would the pub on Chesterfield Rd have been the Abbey?
  12. Went regularly to the Abbeydale Rd ‘ Sass Shop’ Often after a trip to Abbeydale Pictures, Heeley Baths or trainspotting at Millhouses Sheds. Never seemed to have enough go buy a six penny one which was served in a dimpled, handled beer glass. i remember years later taking my kids to an early McDonalds and saying you’ve got to try the Root Beer cos that’s Sarsaparilla like I used to have. It was vile. Tasted like mouthwash. I once bought some cordial but that was nothing like it either. The taste of real draught Sarsaparilla is now consigned to tastes of my childhood never to be experienced again.
  13. Wasn’t Harrington’s originally on Waingate in the 60s opposite Castle Market or was that another clothes shop?Didnt go there much but went to Winstons on Snig Hill and Harry Fenton on Chapel Walk for my really trendy gear
  14. Hi Ginger. There’s a photo on Picture Sheffield of that very row of shops ( S00213 ). Sorry I’ve not got the nous to reproduce it on here. Sharps, Schofields, Lewis Leathers, Theatrical Supplies, Thornton’s and Isidore Newman’s is all I can make out. Wasnt Red Circle Libraries in that block across from there or was that further up?
  15. That’s right dunsby. In many ways it was better than playing in that awful kit that we’ve managed to recreate for this memorable season! I think they were happy to play in all white and considered it lucky. I went to every round bar the first match at Reading. I think if Mobley hadn’t got injured in the semi v Chelsea that they’d have gone on to win it. They were on the cusp of being a great side but when the freescoring David Ford got injured in that fatal car crash the season after they seemed to lose their way
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