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    "Vinny" is still active and singing around the pubs in Pitsmoor.
  2. The Marples and high street in Sheffield City Centre

    It was not called the "London Mart" until many years after it was built.. Standing on the corner of Fitzalan Square and High Street, the site was occupied during the 1870s by the Wine and Spirit Commercial Hotel. By the late 1880s it was known as Market Street Wine Vaults. The owner was a John Marples, and the licence held in the name of Edward Marples. Despite a further change of name to the London Mart, regulars always referred to the pub as Marple's. It's official name was still the London Mart in 1940. The building itself was seven stories high comprising of guests bedrooms, concert rooms, bars and lounges with a network of cellars - it was thought of as a solid and safe building.
  3. Quiz, What is this and where would you find one ?

    Looks like a vent from a "Meat Safe" ???
  4. Tom Cross Lane..

    I know Brunswick Road. Pitsmoor, (AKA localy "Champs Hill") was once called "Tom Cross Lane", But who was Tom Cross, and when / why was the name changed to Brunswick Road.? Does any one know ?
  5. Pye Bank School, 1954 - 1960 Ish

    Hi Darra, I may be able to get some info about Ian Lemons whereabouts, I will let you know when I have any info via this site.
  6. What school did you go to ?

    Pye Bank from around 1954 I was born 1949. then Burngreave "High school". (I call it "High School" because it's on top of a hill, lol)
  7. Sheffield Map from 1870ish

    Now "Burngreave Road" & "Brunswick Road" respectevly, Brunswick Road known localy as "Champs Hill"
  8. Pye Bank School

    ​Hi, the Two guy's in this photo are familiar, especialy the one stood up at the back. Has any one got a name for these two ?
  9. Window Tax 1696-1851

    Is this where we get the saying "daylight robbery" from?
  10. Pubs F to M - Keepers, Picture-links

    Many thanks for that bit of info.
  11. Closed Pubs

    Where was this? and why no photo
  12. Pubs F to M - Keepers, Picture-links

    does any one know when this closed
  13. Closed Pubs

    Sat here in tears !!!!
  14. Now that's what I call a fine view!

    The bridge in the background is Blonk Street, and looking South the overhanging workshops were the swing grinders.
  15. Mystery photo

    I thought so, Harry Brearly. I believe he lived in one of the cottages across from the top of Oborne St. J. S. lived in the same area down Fitzallen St. Along with another famouse face, (now gone) the mother of D.W.