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  1. The Nelson at Moorhead in Sheffield City Centre

    I don't know about the old Nelson Pub but the Nelson Bar on Furnival St. was definitely a rough old place in the late 60s.. I saw several fights there and there was a stabbing.
  2. This is how Leopold Street used to look

    I see there is another thread about the Buccaneer bub, presumably the Hotel bar I remember became the Captain's Cabin. The photo shows a Blue Gillette sign in the cellar windows, so this was probably a barber's shop when the photo was taken?
  3. This is how Leopold Street used to look

    We would occasionally go into the Grand Hotel late 60s. I recall there was a bar on the first floor called the Gold Room (??) As callow youths we would be trying to impress the young ladies, much to the amusement of the regulars. Later it became the site of the Buccaneer, - but was that in the cellar of the old hotel?
  4. I think the name plate was Clayton. Am I getting warm?
  5. In that case, I think it would have been found downstairs but not upstairs ?
  6. Jew Lane (Fitzalan Sq)

    Some years ago we lived in Melbourne Australia, where all the big stores had a 'Manchester' department which sold household linen. Apparently the original term was 'Manchester goods', so a Manchester warehouse would make sense. Textile factories were also built to be fire-proof using iron frames and masonry. Roger
  7. I used to go the the 'Fav' mid sixties, - I recall it more of a coffee bar than a restaurant. Never saw any pasta or pizzas. It was a handy meeting place before going onto city centre clubs and pubs. It was also open after closing time. Inside was trendy sixties decor and a jukebox, probably a bit smarter than the old Sidewalk cafe. It would be packed at times with queue to get in. Happy days. Roger
  8. John, Not seen any photos but I do recall the plush parts of the office block. I served my time mid sixties in the Apprentice Training shop then in the maintenance dept. Then we had dinner in the works canteen. As I got promoted we had lunch in the staff canteen, apparently there were also separate dining rooms for managers and directors. There was a grand entrance onto Brightside Lane which was never used all the time I was there, - lots of polished brass and marble. Roger
  9. BO DIDDLEY (nearly)

    No idea what was said but it only lasted a few minutes. Waiting outside was a good place to see the bands arrive, most of them were still unknown in the early days. A taxi came up one evening and two men literally fell out onto the ground, obviously high on something. It was Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - playing with Brian Auger that night. Whatever happened to them?
  10. BO DIDDLEY (nearly)

    1964?. Bo Diddley was one of my favourite American R&B singers at the time and I was quite excited when we heard that he was coming to the Mojo. As usual, we waited outside in good time and saw the band arrive in a minibus and troop into the main entrance. A few minutes later there was a bit of a commotion, they all came out again and drove away. I don’t remember if we were given any explanation at the time but Pete Stringfellow confessed the true story in his autobiography. Apparently he had over-estimated the popularity of Bo Diddley and the queue was too small to make a profit, so he pulled the fuses and pretended there was an electricity failure.
  11. The Cavendish Nightclub on Bank Street Sheffield

    I went there for a while in the late 60s, it was quite exotic for Sheffield at the time. There were two separate entrances, one for the casino (no booze) and one for the night club. The night club had a stage, dance floor, bar and a restaurant. I remember seeing Bitter Suite on stage. For me it was a step up from the Mojo. Roger
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