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popadodge

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  1. It doesn't matter where the pub stood what's more important is the beer was shite. it was still my favourite pub ever tho during the 70's Terry Steeples..landlord.
  2. The Hairdressers was alfredo's The merry england bar etc is the doorway below that.
  3. I think it was built to carry the m1 without disrupting other major roads in the area and to carry m1 over river Don and Sheffield canal and railway I think...it was opened 1968 the year I left school and couldn't wait to go down it on the back of my mates 250 Yamaha.
  4. Does anyone remember a doorman/bouncer called Mick Crich.
  5. Roxy Music...Mick Ronson...Ian Hunter...Bowie...Lou Reed...etc
  6. Used to love this pub in the 70s Saturday afternoon start at The Saddle west street then through to The Albert usually had to cut through the cannabis smoke not 100% but pretty sure Frank White the Blues singer guitarist worked behind the bar too. Then down Cambridge street to the Barleycorn from there down to The Nelson now The Rocking chair then race back to The Black Swan for last couple. GOOD TIMES great pubs usually full Sat dinner.
  7. Remember seeing EXORCIST there around 74 and there were church people outside asking you not to go in.
  8. Used to go in quite a bit during 70's and early 80s landlord was called Brian always stood outside with just a white vest on. he kept a great pint, it was one of those inbetween pubs like most on Penistone road you just had 1 then moved on or across to Barrack tavern in this case.
  9. I used to go in Butlers all through the 70s Steve the owner was about in his 50s at the time he said his father Steve had started the business in the 1800s. Anyone who remembers Butlers will remember the Desperate Dan meat and potato pies that were in the window in aluminium bowls about 15" across and 12" deep, they used to be several in the window and the assistants used to take them from the window to give you a portion with peas or veg etc. There was no where else like Butlers in Sheffield a truly original café. The kitchens where underneath in the basement and the counter assistant would shout your order down a miniature lift shaft that worked with a rope and weight from kitchen upto serving area.. If you needed the toilets you had to go down stairs and through the kitchens where you would see all the ancient hand machines etc. etc for making pastry etc. yeah a brilliant place to visit and memories I've never forgotten. Steve was a great guy who never turned away a less fortunate elderly person and would give them a serving of soup in the back room. I was sad to see it pass on to an Indian restaurant but I have to say in my opinion the new Butlers Restaurant just down the road is truly superb food and owners..Great that they carried the name on.
  10. It was Alfredo's hairdressers under the black swan in the 70's great pubs to go in during early 70's for me was Black Swan dinner time session with topless dancers landlord was Terry Steeples most popular band/acts at the time was Bitter Suite fronted by Barry Marshall. The Disco's or aka Three mimes,,great act. O'Hara's playboys, joe cocker marty cane etc. Another great heavy music dive was The Nelson now known as The Rocking Chair..there was no pop music on that juke box only led zep Hendrix deep purple pink Floyd etc. The Albion was good too. That sood on the corner across the road from coles and city hall at the end of division street. For me tho The Black Swan...Mucky Duck Boardwal whatever name you want to call it had an atmosphere in the 70 not to be matched by any other town pub and I'm sure anyone else who went in there in their 20s in the 70's would agree.
  11. Is it the street that used to go down to Hillfoot Bridge near farfield pub before Penistone road widening.
  12. I remember the Ball well bikers used to meet there and use the road at the front of it like a drag strip to show off. late 60s
  13. Don't ever remember Horridge & Wildgoose name but I do remember all the other...leather and simpsons was on langsett rd I think, The two old guy's on scott rd where brothers I used to visit them regular in the early 70s I remember them buying a brand new range rover v8 when they first came out. ha good memories cheers for your input Lou.
  14. The one's I remember...Grays, bridge street. dc cooks west street. Tom's copper street. Smiths spital hill. Smiths Attercliffe common. smiths ecclesfield, wilf greens abbydale road. bill beavers firth park. pollards dinnington. My favourite was Grays in the sixties...solo's in the front combo's further back and three wheelers at the back used to take me about an hr to sit on every one..hehe I did some miles then without even leaving the shop.
  15. I can so relate to this video..Back then went to Hope valley in identical Sunblest van with Dave Baldwin a mate of mine at the time, a bit earlier than this video. Worked in forge at Browne Baileys 1968 on train wheels similar to that on video. Got married at that old register office in 1970, Worked on the abatour roof in 78 scaffolding then went inside to meet the workersand saw all the slaughter area with the cows getting the hilti spike in the top of the head, ...that rumbler with the sheep in was to remove the hairs of the body, it was like sand paper lined inside the rumbler...and The Black Swan part is brill...I posiibly was in the Swan that day watching the dancers... i used to frequent there most dinner times after the morning shift in the rolling mills where i worked near Town..I,m sure that girl was called either Tina or Kathy..AKA tantilising Tina And curvacious Kathy...if the footage had have gone on a bit longer it would have shown her topless, ha them shows were regular in the week in the afternoons and saturday dinnertime too...they also included Mighty Melvin the male stripper and resident topless Booby Ann a giant of a girl. Great times and def the best times of The Black Swan when Terry Steeples was landlord...The days of Joe Cocker and Marty Caine and the Fabulous Disco's...(three mimes) and not forgeting Top covers band fronted by Barry Marshall superb vocalist..."Bitter Suite" sheffields Best at the time. Yes This video was great to watch. Took me back 45 yrs in a blip. Thanks for putting it on here. Made me feel 20 again. Picture is me and mate Done Savage back then.
  16. i worked at hyde park flats during the 80's. I worked for sheffield works dept and it was a sub depot under the flats with no windows. i have had numerous jobs and trades through my life and can honestly say that was by far the worste place I have ever worked. each time that you came out off the exit you feared objects on the head after being thrown over the balcony's. This is just my opinion from the outside. I dare say there will have been families that loved living there.
  17. My mother was a diamond in brown paper from 14 yrs old to her death at 63 yrs old. Her name was Elsie Goodwin...anybody out there know her or of her, she worked at lathem and owens and Hiram Wilde's @ five Arches for most ofher career.
  18. Yeah had great times from mid 70's to 1980...used the pub regular great atmosphere. Sadly like all the other great pubs now a fragment of our memories.
  19. When I was there in the 60's I saw 11 and 12 yr olds beaten with slippers..shoe's Sticks on football field and arses caned in front of all till arse cheeks bled. <removed> evil place. ------------- Edit: SteveHB.
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