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  1. SOUND ADVICE electrical and hi-fi shop

    Yes, Superfi rings a bell with me so you may be right. I know I've seen the shop before in the old days and often looked in the windows so I will have to think further about this.
  2. SOUND ADVICE electrical and hi-fi shop

    I think it was at the bottom of Rockingham Street - left hand side going up from The Moor, facing the side of Roberts Bros old shop.
  3. Athol Hotel in Sheffield City Centre

    I used to go in there in the late 50's early 60's - my grandmother worked there at one point. The Athol tried to be more up-market than most pubs and the most notable and unusual thing was that they had a very good pianist playing a grand piano and he was immaculately attired with dress shirt, dickie bow etc. and when he took a break, he walked around the patrons and offered them all a pinch of snuff out of his snuff box. When I declined, he told me to try dipping my next cigarette in it before I lit up and yeah, it was quite nice. Don't know when it closed down - at a guess I would say in the 70's.
  4. Station Hotel Wicker

    Hi Wayne, I left facebook because of the amount of notifications I was getting so I can't get on properly now. Lovely to see the photo up here - that was a great day. Such a shame that those times have gone forever. All the best mate. Tony
  5. Very interesting Meersbrook, I'm trying to find out more about Joseph Berley as I have great personal interest in the Wagon & Horses in particular (sadly, just closed down for good) besides history of Heeley and it's people in general. I wondered how a young man like Joseph, who died at 31 years came to own the old Wagon & Horses and to afford to demolish it and build the imposing Wagon we see today. Also seems strange that he lived on Well Rd. when he owned The Wagon. I also noticed that the concert room of The Wagon appears to be the original part of the old Wagon building which must have been left standing and added to when the new Wagon was built.
  6. Thanks Lyn, but have already visited that site many times before. No reference to such documents as RichardB gave us.
  7. Hi Richard, That was very useful to me. Can you tell me where you find these on the internet please? As a Heeley lad I am always trying to find new info about the past. Many thanks
  8. Joseph Berley Waggon and Horses

    Landlord in 1951 was Jack Bingham - was there around 40 years or thereabouts
  9. Station Hotel Wicker

    Hi Wayne, It was your Mum & Dad, Linda & Tony, I played the organ for in 1977-78. I was playing there when the Jubilee party took place. A very busy and successful pub in those days. Tony
  10. Searching for TRIXIE

    In the early 70's, there used to be a lady called Trixie living on High Broomspring on the Broomhall Flats. She was a regular in the lounge of "The Domino" pub She was a very small lady with very dark hair and always very smart and was married to a guy called Dougie who suffered very poor health (I knew their surname but can't recall it now). After Dougie died, she moved to an address on John Street. Last heard of (by me) in the 1980's
  11. Help needed - Sheffield Victoria Station entrance

    Well done. Your assumption is correct. In the photo which I'm posting, you can see the clock tower from the side and the wall, timber cladding and lights are shown to be the same.
  12. Help recognising these Sheffield places from 1902

    Starts on London Rd, Lowfields then carries on up to Highfields and down to the bottom of Ecclesall Rd. It then travels up The Moor, on Pinstone St., and down Fargate. Then down High St. to Fitzalan Square and turns left down Haymarket to the Old Court House. Lovely old bit of film. I wish there were more such as that.
  13. The Bell Pub, Fitzalan Square

    I used to drink in the bell in the 60's. Quite a busy little house both noon and night and sold a good pint. Didn't need to rely on the cinema for trade - a lot of the customers were too far gone to watch a film by the time they left. There was a piano and sound system in the back concert room and a good friend of mine called Bill Hogan played the piano and sang there. Club comedian & singer, Ronnie Delta often came up from the Travellers on the Moor, where he had a residency, and joined in the fun and we had some hilarious times. I know the landlords name but can't bring it to mind at the moment. I think this landlord previously kept the Mucky Duck in the 50's.
  14. Station Hotel Wicker

    Hi Oldbloke, I played the organ there 1977-1978 - maybe our paths crossed and what a co-incidence - my son works at the Victoria Hotel now
  15. Station Hotel Wicker

    Hi Imposter - sent you a private message