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  • Birthday 05/04/1964

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    Sharrow, Sheffield
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    history, and referee-educating lol my dog, and my cats

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  1. Brilliant, UL:- I detest "Drorrre-ing" for "Drawing" however,you left out "Pumpchurr" for "Puncture" and my personal bugbear, that young lady, "Laura Norder" ("Law and order") ;)
  2. Sturge Street, in Heeley was renamed "Sturge Croft" On old maps of Sharrow, Croydon Street (between Fentonville St and Langdon St) is called "Beverley St. The street my grandpa was born onto, in Netherthorpe, the "Canada" was renamed Blythe Street. (no longer there, it ran parallel with the Winter Street Hospital end of Mushroom lane) however, on the 1922 map of central (linked to on here) it's not shown, (neither is Martin Street) Terry Street at attercliffe used to be less than a hundred yards long, only running the length of Carbrook School, it now runs right round where the Recreation ground used to be. The "notorious" Havelock Square is now Holberry Gardens....
  3. I remember the "emgas" (East Midlands Gas) showrooms at the bottom of Fargate where the HSBC bank is now, I remember going downstairs with my mother to pay the bills. I also remember the Pound Shop on the moor as the gas showrooms. The "YEB" (Yorkshire Electricity Board) had showrooms on Arundel Gate and at Moorfoot where the "BrightHouse" shop is now.
  4. this one doesn't seem to have been mentioned... Infirmary road sheffield http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.390904,-1.46616&spn=0.014844,0.05888&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=53.390879,-1.482507&panoid=782Kv72KafDtZIPGNeVHyg&cbp=11,271.39,,0,10.78
  5. The Blackstock, on Newfield Green shops is similar age/ style to the Jervis Lum, that may be the one you may be thinking of . The Bayard's is similar,too, but the Wyvern, The Gaunt and The Horse and Groom were all built in a "house" style rather than the 1960s block-y style of the Jervis and the Blackstock. Blackstock, here:- http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.355516,-1.448999&spn=0.000724,0.00092&t=h&z=20 not much to see of the Bayard's, and its window but here's a pic http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.357456,-1.447395&spn=0.000724,0.00092&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=53.357456,-1.44765&panoid=dNbrNOJMs_udBAIXWw8ahA&cbp=12,45.47,,0,1.25 (what an utter eyesore!) looking at the pics, on first glance, I would say that the Blackstock and the Bayard's were more alike, compared to each other, than they were to the Jervis Lum, although they were all built around the same time, with almost identical housing around them (remember the three blocks of maisonettes around the Bayards, on Daresbury? same architecture as the maisonettes on Newfield Green shops, and behind the Jervis Lum). The Jervis was really just a "bay-windowed" version of the Blackstock and the Bayard's.
  6. Only last week, my father and I were talking about Butler's Cafe, (before all this gubbins happened!) Dad said that he and his younger brother really disliked the school lunch that was served on a Monday, at their school in Crookesmoor. They would take their 2d and go over to Butlers and have a MASSIVE nosh-up there with a pie for main course, and a steamed pudding for dessert.
  7. looking at the mess made of the building, some corner-cutting idiot who knows nothing about accroes and RSJ's, it would seem.
  8. Fabbo! That's interesting. Incidentally, that large pool of water is still there..... .... it's just moved further down, to the tram stop opposite Nandos! edit to add it's grown a bit, as well!!!
  9. Amazing work, Vox, that you managed to get your van into that little building! Well done ;)
  10. just one little problem, It's t'wrong way round!
  11. round about my place, when the bills arrive! ;)
  12. What a lovely old house, and what a state that shiplap stuff has made of this property. Such a pity. I love the fancy stone column in the corner on the original picture
  13. A Arbourthorne B Birley C Catcliffe D Dore E Ecclesall F Firth Park G Grenoside H Hackenthorpe I Intake J Jordanthorpe K Kelvin L Langsett M Manor N Netherthorpe O Owlerton P Pitsmoor Q Queens Road (ouch, I know!!) R Ridgeway S Stannington T Totley U Underbank (out Stocksbridge way!) V Vaughton Hill (again, Stocksbridge) W Woodhouse X~ ~ ~ nope, Stumped... Y York Street? Z ~ ~ ~ nope, Stumped...
  14. Sorry, no, there's nothing left,. It was all filled in because the supertram track was to run over the top of it, so the rubble from the demolition of Hyde Park Flats was used to fill in the void. This was the H-I-T-R under construction. You can see the tunnels which led to the underground shops and entrances to Walshes, C&A and the Co-Op etc. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v03422&pos=28&action=zoom&id=44676 These images were both taken from the same place (Walshes/ TJ Hughes store) overlooking the H-I-T-R being filled in:- Before:- http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s02399&pos=52&action=zoom&id=6082 After:- http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s02398&pos=51&action=zoom&id=6081 Ask away, by the way, Busy lizzie, pretty much any question about "old" Sheffield can probably be answered by most of the members on here, they are a wealth of information. (God! I feel so old, now... ! the HITR was only just over 40 years ago! )