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  1. Somewhere around 1970 sounds about right to me.I can still smell Ogley's from here.
  2. Oldbloke

    Spital Hill in 1970

    Like a vintage version of Cash Convertors. They bought stuff from desperate people for peanuts and then sold them for roasted cashews.
  3. Oldbloke

    What shops do you remember on London Road?

    Frank B Roper, Maces pet shop, Blaskeys.
  4. Oldbloke

    Scarborough - Sheffield's favourite seaside town?

    We camped in Burniston, about 4 miles out of Scarborough on the Whitby road, every summer from 1959 until 1975 (Except 1967 when we went to Mablethorpe to my Aunt & Uncle's caravan). Last time I went, about ten years ago, it seemed to be a shadow of it's former self, run down and dirty.
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    Moorfoot in Sheffield City Centre

    Virgin appears to have opened at 137 The Moor in 1973! Where does the time go?
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    Moorfoot in Sheffield City Centre

    When did Hudson's Music shop close? And Crane's music shop a bit further up on the corner? I remember them both in the early 80s.
  7. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t02415&pos=2&action=zoom&id=32783
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    SADACCA building on The Wicker in Sheffield

    I think SADACCA was the only one with a bar.
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    Sheffield's Underground Rivers

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCotAaGWMZeAJ5Mj_pCj94CQ/videos?disable_polymer=1
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    Lady's Bridge and the buildings there

    The main building fronting the Wicker was called the Royal Exchange building, or Royal Exchange Flats. Built sometime around 1900 I think. Castle House was the headquarters of The Fellowship Of The Services for many years. If picturesheffield.com and it's search wasn't so useless these days I could post links to some interesting photos.
  11. There was a lift and stairs leading up to the station.
  12. Oldbloke

    Who has played Sheffield City Hall?

    More like who hasn't. I saw Zep, Sabbath, Hawkwind, Motorhead and so many more I can't remember them all.
  13. Oldbloke

    Sheffield's Underground Rivers

    Excellent. Being very local, I walked some of that myself with friends, when I was a teenager, but we bottled out when it got really low.
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    Old Sheffield Shops...

    As I remember, 50 years ago the tailors was in the same place as it is now.
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