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Heartshome last won the day on August 24 2018

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  1. Heartshome

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

    Hi there, I support 'surrjohn' in his findings, as I have just looked up for sure the TYSON STEEL and FILE CO, it is DEFINITELY FITZWILLIAM ST.
  2. Heartshome

    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Thanks boginspro for the info. I was only little at the time of the photo, only thing I do remember is the 'Flower Seller' seen at the top. If going to Gran's on a Saturday, Mum and I would buy some from him to take up to her.
  3. Heartshome

    Summer on Fargate!

    I agree with Thorntons girl that it is a lovely photo of the fountain and island. This was one of the most photographed town center attractions at the time, especially in summer, loads of visitors could be seen stood around the pavements, trying to get a good view point. When it was planted up with the vibrant coloured flowers it was fab during the day. Then at night, with it's alternating coloured lights reflecting in the water, it was quite a stunning attraction.
  4. Heartshome

    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Thanks tozzin. I don't remember it myself, but I remember seeing an old card record sleeve with that quote on, and was sure the address was Dixon Lane.
  5. Heartshome

    Today's smile

    Yea, I agree with Gamal. Peace Gardens (or Millenium Gardens.)
  6. Heartshome

    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Am I right in thinking that 'Cann Cann the Music Man' shop used to be on Dixon Lane ?
  7. Heartshome

    Heart of the City 2

    Hia. Would say the old photo of Pinstone Street, is 1910-1915, going by the fashion styles.
  8. Heartshome

    Do you know where this is?

    Snig Hill upto the Co-op, Angel Street up from there. The derelict looking shops middle left, I remember used to have a Cafe there in the 60s. If we had missed our bus, being half an hour till the next one, Mum would take me in there for a drink.
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    Hi simon.r, nice pics of the machines. Good on you for the rescue of them. It's amazing to start a topic that gets everyone talking, and thinking of things from their past, and to know they remember what you do and more. It's also nice to find out that not everything has 'disappeared' entirely.
  10. Do you remember the 'Slot Machines' that were fixed to walls all around town. As a little one, Mum would put a 'Sixpenny Bit' in a Chocolate machine, that was on the curve of a wall going up the hill from Pond Street, on the left. It was on the corner of a street where the 'Bingo' place was built There were many others, where you could aquire not only Chocolate, but Cigaretts, Stamps and Chewing Gum. The indoor wall ones, would also supply you with Soap, Toothpaste, Condoms, and Tampax. I don't know why, but they seemed to suddeny 'disappear'. Just recently, I have noticed that some Motorway Service Toilets, have had some installed.
  11. In direct answer to the question, NO THEY ARE NOT. The planning panel are mostly unqualified to make an individual true assesment of the plan put forward in a sensitive conservation area. They read the paperwork proposals, but unless they have actually been to the area, and investigated how a planned building will affect the 'neighbouring properties', and talked to 'local people', directly taking on board the issues they have, they truly are NOT respectful of the reason WHY it is a CONSERVATION AREA. It was made a CONSERVATION AREA for a REASON. We all know of heritage buildings and areas lost to this WONDERFUL CITY, by past planning panels shocking decisions.
  12. Heartshome


    Yes, it is a real treat to see the art of a good bricklayer. Features like this often go unobserved, till some good person notices one day, that a skilled hand has created something unique in our midst. Good on you Shumack ! I was told years ago, by a Sheffield Historian, that 'people don't look up enough, and see what beautiful work is on our buildings'. He was absolutely right, it made me start to take notice, of the incredible and intricate artwork and detailed patterned facades around some of our vintage buildings. The modern buildings in comparison are rather boring.
  13. Heartshome

    What year do you think this is?

    I would agree with RLongden, and say 1968/1969.
  14. Heartshome


    Hia all. If you want a place to visit on SUNDAY 12th AUG, the LOWEDGES FESTIVAL is on from 12 noon till 5pm. It is in GREENHILL PARK, off GRESLEY RD, S8 7HN. Loads to see and do, something for every age group, from Vintage, to Fun & Games, Entertainment to Stalls. Plenty of food choices as well.
  15. Heartshome

    I am looking for a Sheffield historian

    Ah! now that gives me a better focus on ideas for details for you.- My Mother was 18 in March 1938, before her 19th Birthday, she had to have all her teeth out due to a gum infection, apparently this happened to many younger people as there was not the medication available as there is now. She was so consious of the fact, she never had a photo taken that showed her teeth. - My Mum was the 2nd of 3 sisters. The elder was married in June 1939. Her dress was made by her best friend, who was a seemstress, and the sister sat of an evening hand covering 39 buttons, in white satin for the back of her dress. ( all 3 sisters wore this Wedding Dress ) My Mum and younger sister were bridesmaids, their dresses were of 'Rainbow Striped Taffeter' Lavender, Pink, & Lemon, & the stripes were 1inch wide, they were sewn on the slant, which made it very effective. ( my Mum had saved this dress, and made me a party dress out of it when I was 7 ) - My Mum's Fiance joined a cycling club in the late 1930s, they were quite a popular thing at that time. I am not sure of the Cycling Club name, but I know it was based somewhere around the Fulwood area, there are photo's I am sure I have seen on Picture Sheffield. - That is another place for you to get ideas from, as there are pic's from all walks of life.- See how you go with this info, I will be glad to help you more if I can.