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  1. You'd really need to analyse what sort of stone was used, e.g sandstone, gritstone etc. There were local quarries e.g. where Homebase is now on Chesterfield Road, and where the Co-op supermarket is on Ecclesall Road at Banner Cross. I reckon they'd be sandstone. But gritstone would have come from Derbyshire I'd imagine. Distance wasn't necessarily a problem. The Normans transported stone from France for some of their castles etc. Ayfer
  2. Licensed premises used to have either an "on license" or an "off license" (or a combination of the two i.e. "on" and off"). So pubs would have an "on license" allowing them to sell alcohol for consumption "on" the premises. Shops would have an 'off' license implying that the product had to be taken away and consumed 'off' the premises. Some pubs were only licensed to sell beer, so you wouldn't be able to buy spirits in that kind of pub. So, likewise, a beer-off might only be licensed to sell beer for consumption off the premises and not spirits. There were also categories for ale, porter etc. etc . A typical license (which had to be displayed over the door) might read somethhing like "Jim Smith is licensed to sell ale, beer, porter, wine and spirits for consumption on or off the premises". Ayfer.
  3. I suspect that ts the 'main' shaft. Pits often had more than one shaft to reach the coal seams underneath. Some for extracting the coal and muck and some for ventilation. Birley pit near Frecheville had A and B shafts I think. Someone with mining experience would maybe know. regards Ayfer
  4. It was still there in the fifties, because I remember it.
  5. Same concrete lamp post, still leaning, but with a new lamp on top.
  6. I remember going to the clinic in the 1950s on North Quadrant between Bellhouse Road and Sicey Avenue. Used to get free cod liver oil and orange juice if I remember correctly. The building is still there and operating as a clinic if goggle erth is to be believed.
  7. any more clues? what's the address of the infrormant?
  8. Don't know an "Open Bridge St", just a Bridge St. Any chance it could be a different word?
  9. Looks like cooperative to me. It would be B&C cooperative at this side of the city.
  10. East Road is at the bottom of East Bank Road, but I can't see an East Street on my old maps. What date was this?
  11. That looks like the coop in the background, so aren't they turning into Sicey Avenue?
  12. Weren't they the old mill ponds, amd so would be prone to flooding? I'm not so sure about the one next to Heeley baths, just behind and below the Abbeydale cinema, though.
  13. First guess would be Wadsley Bridge. Where Penistone Road to the left, becomes Halifax Road to the right, with Wardsend Road North behind the camera.
  14. I remember it well, it was twentyfive to three on a wet January day! I'd just parked my mk10 jaguar at the top of King Street. The Christmas lights are still up. The bus shelter must be leaking cos the woman at the front of the queue still has her brolly up. Either that or the wind's whipping up Angel Street and blowing into the shelter and spoiling her hairdo! The coal man with the Thames Trader has finished for the day. Walsh's is still Walsh's. :-)
  15. That looks Like the Manor Castle pub on Manor Lane, but with some houses that are no longer there.