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  1. That certainly fits, W.E., but the tram's destination is Walkley. Did the Walkley route ever service Saville Street? Someone will know. :rolleyes:
  2. Humour

    Three men were sitting together boasting about how they had given duties to their new wives. The 1st had married a woman from Greece. He said he had told his wife she had to do all the dishes and housework. He said that it took a couple of days but on the 3rd day he came home and saw a clean house and the dishes were all washed and put away. The 2nd had married a woman from Italy. He said he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and cooking. He told them that on the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day it was better. By the 3rd day he saw that his house was clean, the dishes were done, and he had a huge dinner on the table. The 3rd man had married a Yorkshire girl. He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house clean, dishes washed, laundry and ironing twice a week, lawns mowed, windows cleaned and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said on the 1st day he didn't see anything, the 2nd day he didn't see anything, but by the 3rd day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, just enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and call a handyman. lol lol
  3. Don't know what Steve uses, but the 'transparency' button can give this effect. Love the idea of an open air cinema, but doubt it would ever be possible due to the climate!
  4. Nice one Dave! Sorry, Steve!!!!!
  5. Can't say if it was there when it was a cinema, but it's certainly the right shape for a CinemaScope screen, but I can't see why it would be on the outside! Two thoughts. It may have been used to cover a painted sign or advert. Or....to reflect light into what looks like a pretty dark loading bay.
  6. From Saturday's Star. 29.08.2009 http://www.thestar.co.uk/letters/City39s-e...rket.5598866.jp
  7. The Empire Theatre

    Sure can OCSK, The Empire closed on Sunday 2nd of May, 1959. This from Cinema Treasures. http://cinematreasures.org/theater/25498/ With the impact of television, Moss Empires decided to close the Empire Theatre and in 1959 it was sold to an Edinburgh Real Estate Company, closing on Saturday 2nd May with Albert Modley in a variety show sponsered by the Smedleys Food Company. It was demolished two months later in the July and replaced with shops, which still stand on the Empire Theatre site today.
  8. Mysterious Numbers

    Probably the sign number itself. The recorded number will tell them the size and type of sign if a replacement is required. Probably wrong........but sounds good.
  9. Only if she first changes you into a frog! (She might think that is an improvement!)
  10. Yes available here: http://www.archive.org/details/recordsburgerys00enggoog Assume you were refering to "Records of the Burgery" and not the "Book of Days".
  11. From The records of the burgery of Sheffield, commonly called the town trust (1897) Link: http://www.archive.org/details/recordsburgerys00enggoog Was this the first time Sheffield had set up a pillory ? A story is told in "Chambers' Book of Days/* v. i, p. 832. of a man in Queen Elizabeth's reign who was condemned to undergo the punishment of the pillory. While doing so the platform on which he stood gave way and left him hanging by the neck in danger of his life. On release he brought an action against the tovm for the insufficiency of its pillory, and recovered damages. The burgesses of Sheffield may have taken the hmt, and got a new one. Today the stocks would be banned due to an infringement of Human Rights, but at least we know the 'sue' mentality is not such a new thing!
  12. Can anyone help?

    You're both right. This can't be Firth Park. The tower was what confused me. Serves me right for jumping to conclusioms!
  13. The Rex

    Thank's for the complement, Biggles, the site is what the contributer's make it! Welcome to SH.
  14. Can anyone help?

    Mickjj will recognise the building in the distance as being in Firth Park.....at least I think it is....!
  15. SheffieldHistory

    We're looking into that, Dave, but the other project is so secret that Richard has insisted we do the work in the back room of Mrs Miggins Pie Shop. Problem is that because it's so secret, he won't tell me where the pie shop is! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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