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    When did the pub cease to be the Blue Bell? I thought it was the Blue Ball for years!
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    Was this building a court house?

    Am going to eat there tomorrow evening.
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    Chapel Walk

    Until recently I would walk though Chapel Walk to get the 52 bus. One morning in August I noticed a guy taking pictures of a shop doorway, and it turned out he was photographing the bloke slumped in the doorway who was surrounded by drug paraphernalia. Our amateur photographer had a shop on Chapel Walk, said that this was affecting his business, and he bombards the council and the police with these pictures and will continue to do so until the "zombie problem" is resolved. I remember Monsoon, Accessorize, Oasis etc down there. Older people talk about record shops, Richard Shops, a model shop and so on. I find Chapel Walk scary now. It is very sad; it smells of wee and it doesn't feel safe anymore.
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    Baileys nightclub on Bank Street Sheffield

    I never went to Bailey's - I probably wasn't born. But I do have a tenuous story about the DJ Ray Stuart mentioned in that flyer. There was a sports reporter at Radio Hallam in the 70s and a lady I worked with encountered him in the Blue Ball in town, and he invited her to a party at Ray Stuart's house which I am just down the road from as I write this. There turned out to be no party, and indeed nobody in the house at all, he got her drunk and wheedled her into bed. The bounder!
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    The Grand Hotel

    I find this place fascinating. It was pulled down the year I was born so I have no recollection of it and the pictures amaze me. Trying to get my head around where it actually stood - from looking at the pictures, I would guess it is now where the Pig and Whistle/Bessemer pub is? One of those old pictures above (in the middle) makes it look like it is part of the Leopold Square/Leopold Hotel complex but I don't think it is.
  6. My ancestors lived in that house in the 1930s and 1940s. My great great grandmother died in it. It is 54 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh.
  7. Cairo's and the Leadmill
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    Photo of Cairo Jax nightclub Sheffield

    I remember going there when I was still at school. When did it close down? I'm 43, and would have been well under age when I went in, about 15 or so - aarrgghh!! Silks that is. Cairo's was a haunt of ours when I was a student.
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    Luv Affair

    I remember it as Uropa but from looking at other posts on here it might have been Scamps before that?
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    Bailey's Or Romeo's?

    This is (was) Cairo's isn't it?
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    Main Memories of Sheffield - The List

    My main memory is Wednesday winning stuff. Let's hope it is no longer a memory after this year! :)
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    Main Memories of Sheffield - The List

    The Nameless Restaurant!