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  1. Maximillions

    Didn`t go to Maximillions! Wife two kids and a mortgage put an end to the night club scene for me. Did go to Shades though! Max Omars club located under the old Greystones Cinema on Ecclesall Road. Remember trying my first goat curry there, washed down with a pint of lager, and later on in the evening, Max inviting The Equals(Eddie Grant) to the stage with one of the big build up introductions he gave to all the Groups appearing there. Great Times.
  2. What can we identify in this photograph of Sheffield?

    Is that Norton Water tower on the horizon?
  3. On the end of Leadmill Road

    You had to be quick off the mark between group sets to get a pint in The Norfolk Arms if a big name act was appearing at the Esquire. We always went the other way along Leadmill Road to either The Rodley Inn or the Truro Tavern on the other corner of Leadmill Road. Both these pubs if my memory serves me, were licenced for beer only. We went in the Truro that often we were treated like locals. When the Landlord gave up the tenancy he invited us all down to his new venture at The Shakespeare . can`t exactly remember where it was though? We got some strange looks! 6 youth`s dressed in all the latest mod gear, standing at the bar and being given a pint on the house (64/65)
  4. Laundry

    I came across this old photograph of Snowite Laundry Where is the finger pointing? Is the building in the background part of The Snowite Laundry?
  5. Victoria Train Station

    This article from The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent gives a brief account of the construction of the Station in 1851.
  6. The Farm

    This article from the Sheffield & Rotherham Independent details a visit by the Duke of Norfolk to Sheffield in 1851, it also mentions calling at the Farm for lunch.
  7. Joseph Turner & Co

    This won`t help you with your Joseph Turner Quest John! My connection is to the Sorby Family through my 3xGrandfather. In 1854 William Turnell my 3xGrandfather placed this announcement in the Sheffield & Rotherham Independent.
  8. Not a cafe for bikers THYLACINE ! The Fav was a meeting place for the lads and lasses into the Sheffield Mod scene in the sixties. Had my first glass of red wine in the Rickshaw didn't rate it myself, the wine that is! though some of my pretentious mates thought it was the bee's knees, I'd only just got used to the taste of lager and lime. As for the meal I think i had sweet & sour chicken with fried rice, and a banana fritter for pudding.
  9. Corn Exchange Car Park

    That would be 1963. I think in the same year we started some pre construction preparation work, ie water supply for the new BHS on Haymarket, the site entrance was on Dixon Lane.
  10. Corn Exchange Car Park

    Thanks Guys. That`s the shop boginspro, though i don`t remember it being a newsagents, and i didn`t realise the road was the continuation of Broad Lane. Does that say LNER on the three wheeler truck behind the lorry in the bottom photograph?
  11. Can anyone help me put a name to the work/shop circled in these photograph`s, also the name of the road going up by the righthand side of the building. I remember going to replace a wc pan at this work/shop when i was a 17 year old apprentice, the plumber i was apprentice to parked his van in the car park, handed me the wc pan and pointed out the shop and said tec it ort rooard and then come back for mi tools. One embarressed 17 year old with his head down, carrying a wc pan across Sheaf Street. Also a photograph of the area taken before the building of the Corn Exchange.
  12. Sheffield Castle Redevelopment

    Went along with my wife to visit Manor Lodge a couple of weeks ago `well worth a visit` second time in over 50 years for me, the last time was in 67 when i was doing some plumbing work for J Stead on Manor Lane, had a walk up to the Lodge one lunchtime, not as prominent those days! "the flowers look OK to me History Dude" After our visit we walked down the fields behind Manor Lodge for some lunch at the Rubarb Cafe (nice food) , some terrific views over Sheffield from behind the animal enclosures! Behind the animal enclosures, the field slopes down towards a couple of old cottages, there`s a ditch down one side and a bog pond planted with bullrushes etc, obviosly the pond was created recently! I was told you can vist these 40s themed cottages and to look out for the open days. Out of interest did any one play in this field when a youngster and remember what it was like 60 or 70 years ago.? Who lived in the cottages (was it a farm etc)?
  13. Street Name Signs

    The first mention i can find of Scarsdale Road is for a birth at St Pauls, Norton Lees, for a Lucy Styring born at 25 Scarsdale Road in 1903. This enumerators sheet from the 1901 Census records Green Lane, at Norton Woodseats.
  14. Mill Dam South St

    You'll find information about Bennet wheel on here http://www.riversheaf.org/sheafrwp/?page_id=474
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