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  1. Park Hill Flats

    Wasn't it English Heritage who placed the Grade ll listing on Park Hill ? The piece in this Historic England article about the building specification of the flats may spark some memories for former residents! https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1246881
  2. Orchard Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Seeing the Grand Hotel in the photograph brings back memories. The plumbing firm where I worked as a apprentice won the contract in 1964 to refurbish 17 of the Hotel bathrooms. Some of the rooms in that end block had windows overlooking the City Hall stage door, standing by the door was a crowd of girls with autograph books in hand waiting for their favourite pop group to appear after rehearsals. Some of the girls looked up towards the Grand Hotel, saw two lads looking out of an open window and gave out an almighty scream, needless to say two apprentices milked the situation for all it was worth with a few deft waves of the hand. That same year I attended a night school course in plumbing theory at The Central Tec just opposite the Hotel on Orchard Lane. The row of shops in the photograph would have been demolished to make way for the construction of the City Hall.
  3. A birds eye view of old Sheffield

    This aerial photograph gives a rough idea where the shot could have been taken from!
  4. Norfolk Park

    Lots of familiar landmarks/buildings to pick out in this 1857 William Ibbitt painting of Norfolk Park. Anyone have any idea what`s going on in the foreground?
  5. New book about the history of Nether Edge

    One of my favorite Sheffield Panoramas! Norton Hammer/Forge with its dam in the foreground, Abbeydale Road and Abbeydale House with it`s smoking chimney on the opposite side of the dam, The Ecclesall Union Workhouse with its gables over to the right.
  6. High Street in Sheffield City Centre

    Any one know the year the stature of Ebenezer Elliott was removed?
  7. 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.
  8. Is that Norton Water tower on the horizon?
  9. 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)
  10. 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?
  11. Victoria Train Station

    This article from The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent gives a brief account of the construction of the Station in 1851.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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