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madannie77 last won the day on December 31 2016

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  1. Amazing photo of Tinsley Viaduct

    A short article about the light railway on the viaduct http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/23/Tinsley.htm
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The pole at the top of Prince of Wales Road can be seen in the last of the images on this post
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Butler's Cafe

    It was demolished due to the incompetence of some builders, as discussed in this topic from a few years ago.
  11. I don't think I ever bought Jap Desserts but my granddad always had some for me & my sister when we went to visit him. I loved them then but I probably wouldn't like them now.
  12. Footprint Tools

    And I took this view looking up Hollis Croft in early August 2017
  13. Footprint Tools

    A few photos of the Footprint Works on Hollis Croft which I took in August 2016. When I was young I was fascinated by the factory having a bridge over the road and my father would divert that way on my behalf whenever we were in the area.
  14. Street Name Signs

    The maps I have looked at have an annoying gap from 1906 (Green Lane) to one revised in 1914 but not published until 1924 (Scarsdale Road). Even with the time lag often seen with maps it looks like the renaming was in the early 20th Century.
  15. W. H. Parkin & Sons

    Still standing empty and rather forlorn last week: