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  1. Another postcard of the smash, from my collection
  2. Official report on the accident can be downloaded from the Railways Archive: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BoT_WoodhouseEastJunction1908.pdf
  3. Whereabouts in Norton?

    What a splendid image. Comparing to images in Picture Sheffield I think it is Little Norton Lane: Similar viewpoint in the 1960s Looking the other way And an old map with modern imagery, the cottages being to the left of the village name. http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=53.3313&lon=-1.4735&layers=176&right=BingHyb
  4. How much of this is left?

    Looks more like Parkwood Springs to me. If it is, then not a lot is the answer to what is still standing. Certainly all the houses in the foreground are gone. Not so sure about all the industry in the background, although I would not be surprised to find none of those building still extant.
  5. The Barrow Boys - Pub n Grub

    I have no recollection of it (pubs & bars in Sheffield are not my speciality), but several people do: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/15746-barrow-boys-shude-hill/
  6. Amazing photo of Tinsley Viaduct

    A short article about the light railway on the viaduct http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/23/Tinsley.htm
  7. Marti Caine

    According to the Public Art in Sheffield website it was to have been "opened" by Marti Caine but she passed away before that happened, so it was dedicated to her instead.
  8. Not sure about the clever bit, but: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/14541-sheffield-tramway-manhole-covers/ is presumably the topic you refer to, Calvin.
  9. The pole at the top of Prince of Wales Road can be seen in the last of the images on this post
  10. Birdseye view of Sheffield

    Most bizarre. I bought a postcard with this very image on Saturday afternoon, at about the time it was posted on here , and I haven't given it much attention yet, although I have to agree that the road in the centre is Leavygreave Road and the single storey shops bottom left are Hounsfield Road. The card I own was posted in November 1910, and it all seems rather different now.
  11. Can you identify this Sheffield street?

    Further investigation indicates to me that the gasholder in shot is the one on Back Mitford Street and the tower block on the right is Newcastle College on Maple Terrace as seen on bing maps. This would place the teddy boys in the area of Lower Cuthbert Street in Gateshead. Most of this area has been obliterated and replaced by new housing and new roads. A couple of photos of Lower Cuthbert Street as it was can be seen on this page. The houses look a bit different, but there were several streets running parallel to this one.
  12. Can you identify this Sheffield street?

    And from which I find this: https://www.mirrorpix.com/?11808328521720195614&MEDIANUMBER=00264843 which suggests that it is Gateshead.
  13. Sheffields Flora and Fauna

    Hillsborough Corner last Friday. Not my greatest shots as the camera was set up for tram photography with a street/sky background and I didn't have time to adjust for the shadows being unfavourable.
  14. The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    They were moved from St Pauls Parade to Cheney Row in 1998 according to a plaque photographed by SteveHB some time ago: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_11_2010/post-188-090150700 1288803624.jpg For some reason I have never photographed the plaque despite walking past it many times in recent years. Something else to do next time I am in Sheffield, I suppose.
  15. Butler's Cafe

    It was demolished due to the incompetence of some builders, as discussed in this topic from a few years ago.
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