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  1. TASK TEAM NEWS We have been concentrating our efforts on Upper Cut Wheel. This is just to the left of the S Bend driving towards the Rivelin Post Office. The Sheffield City Council have made a significant contribution to the footpath and goit retaining wall to make it safe for passers-by. The goit is the manmade waterway which fed the old water wheel and is currently an interesting little waterfall where the old wheel pit used to be. The RVCG have also made significant repairs to this wall further down towards Hind Wheel although our repairs used the original stone. The Council have used stone chippings in wire mesh cages. I’ll leave you to decide which looks best. The RVCG have continued improvements at this site with the use of heavy machinery thanks to Frank Revitt, our resident farmer, which was used to dig out the old millpond. The following Sunday, 28th Nov saw a lovely autumn morning welcome lots of volunteers and their young families. This involved cutting back lots of trees and shrubs and creating a huge bonfire. Others waded around in heavy mud to reconstruct parts of the old millpond wall so that it could once again hold water as a wildlife pond. This was a thoroughly enjoyable day although still an ongoing project. The area is to be grassed, planted with specimen trees and have benches installed all for the pleasure of local ramblers and passing public.
  2. There are a number of flood reminders at various locations along the flood trail. A memorial plaque hangs on the side wall in St Polycarps church, Loxley Road (bottom of Wisewood Lane), in memory of the victims of that area. A similar one exists in St Nicholas Parish Church at High Bradfield. On the 'Public Footpath' leading to the current Dale Dyke Dam (see item above) stands a small memorial plaque/stone 'erected with donations from The Bradfield Historical Society in 1991': also at this location, is one of the four 'CLOB' stones which span the valley and mark the 'Centre Line Old Bank'. At Hillsborough, The Shakespeare and The Old Blue Ball public houses have recently had symbolic plaques fixed to their walls (outside) by the Hillsborough Community Development Trust, to mark their part in the flood. At the junction of Bardwell Road with Neepsend Lane is a small brass plaque, mounted on the building wall (directly on the corner) and indicating the height that the flood water reached at that location (about 8' from ground).
  3. Samantha's all nighters Firth Park "donkey hill" Blue sky only seen in sheffield during the works weeks The Claymore Top Rank under 16s Tuesdays Watching Yorkshire at bramall lane
  4. THE OXO FACTORY LOCATION Joiner Street S3 8GW INFORMATION I have recently found that there used to be an Oxo building in Sheffield. The building was completed in the mid to late 1930s, with the Sheffield Refreshment Houses being next door. The building was in Joiner St down the Wicker and closed in 1968 They didnt actually make anything there, the oxos etc came from somewhere else. The Oxo Building was offices and a distribution centre. All the well known OXO products were made elswhere. (Van-Den-Bergh Foods then Batchelors made Oxo cubes in the early '90s. Factory was on Gateford Ind Este Worksop.) The building fronted on to Joiner Street with a very large loading dock on the side, in Nursery Lane. For many years, it had the "OXO" name in large letters at the top of the building. There was a glass and concrete building on Joiner Street that was the "newer" part of the L. Harrison cutlery works. This was where most of Harrisons' production work was done. The main entrance to this section of the works was on Joiner Street; however, most of their workers used to use the entrance on Nursery Lane , across from Oxo. There used to be a transformer/substation right next to this entrance to the Harrison building (corner of Nursery Lane and Wicker Lane) The older part of the Harrison works (which included the corporate and works offices, plating shops, shipping, etc.) was on the corner of Joiner Street and Stanley Street. The current owners are trying to revive the building - we'll nip along for some pics.. PICTURES
  5. I'll try anything once! 1. Merton Lane Wincobank 2. Daniel Hill, Kelvin. 3. Again, maybe behind Kelvin. 4) Near Burgoyne Rd. 5) School near bottom of Carr Rd. 6. 7.8. Struggling. 9. 10. Fiesta Club
  6. Barkers Pool was one of the original town resevoirs and still runs under the area today. I worked at the Gaumont in the first half of the 1960s and had to check the water levels on a daily basis. During a stage production of the Bruce Forsyth Show the pump controlling the water level failed. The orchestra pit quickly flooded and the band played the first house with their feet in three inchs of muddy water. The show must go on......!
  7. Foundation Sheffield was not historically a rugby league area but in 1984 Gary Hetherington, at that time in the later stages of his playing career, decided to start a new professional club in the city. Hetherington was both manager and player in the first season, building the team using experienced players from traditional areas. He also began signing up promising young players, one of whom was Mark Aston, later to be a critical part of the Eagles' survival as a club. The first games were played at the Owlerton Stadium, but after stadium safety became an issue the Eagles began their nomadic journey around South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, playing at several temporary venues including Hillsborough, Bramall Lane, Saltergate and Oakwell. Finally in 1991 the World Student Games was held in Sheffield and the newly built Don Valley Stadium became home for the club. Progress On the field the club progressed steadily, improving their league position until in 1988/89 they finished third in the league table and made it to the Premiership final at Old Trafford. In the final they outplayed Swinton, beating them by 43-18 and gaining promotion to the top flight of rugby league. They survived one season but were then relegated. This was a temporary decline as they immediately regained their place in the First Division, winning the second division title and Premiership. In 1992 they reached the Yorkshire Cup final, losing to Wakefield Trinity. Despite this, the Eagles became a fixture in the top flight over the next few seasons, with notable firsts including being part of the first game of the SuperLeague era (against the ill-fated Paris Saint Germain franchise in 1996) and being the first English team to beat an Australian team on English soil in the World Club Challenge in 1997. When a Rupert Murdoch-funded Super League competition was first proposed, part of the deal was that some traditional clubs would merge. Sheffield were to merge with Doncaster to form a South Yorkshire club that would compete in Super League. This, along with other proposed mergers, were strongly opposed by supporters and never materialised. Wembley 1998 May 2, 1998 is the greatest day in the history of the Sheffield Eagles. Having beaten Leigh, Egremont, Castleford and Salford the Eagles faced the mighty Wigan at Wembley Stadium in the final of the Challenge Cup. Wigan were overwhelming favourites with a side containing some of the best players of the modern era, including Andy Farrell, Jason Robinson and Henry Paul. Sheffield coach John Kear devised a game plan that was executed perfectly by the team on the day. Star of the show was scrum half Mark Aston, who won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match. The Eagles led from start to finish, running out 17-8 winners in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition. Dark days Just as the club seemed to be on the verge of its greatest period, following the win in the Cup Final, things began to go wrong. The expected increase in attendances didn't happen and the team didn't perform well, finishing close to the relegation zone only one year after the Wembley triumph. In late 1999 the club accepted an offer from the RFL to merge with the Huddersfield Giants, making a new team Huddersfield/Sheffield Giants, playing games in both Sheffield and Huddersfield. This team (known disparagingly within the rugby league community as Shuddersfield) lasted only one season before reverting to the Huddersfield name. The main reason for this was the lack of acceptance of the new venture by both sets of supporters, but in particular in Sheffield. Between the end of the Super League season and the start of the next semi-professional season (only 3 months) legendary player Mark Aston reformed the Eagles from scratch with the support of the Super League clubs and Barrow and entered the Northern Ford Premiership taking Bramley's vacated place. Rebirth From 1999 to the present the Eagles have played in the semi-professional leagues, first the Northern Ford Premiership and then the second division of the LHF Healthplan National League. Mark Aston assumed the role of player manager, continuing on the field until 2004, when he officially retired from playing. After the 2004 season Mark replaced his father Brian as Chief Executive, bringing in a new head coach in Gary Wilkinson at the end of the following year. As soon as the new club was reformed, it vowed to never overstretch its finances to achieve success. This made life difficult as the Eagles were denied the money received by other clubs in the NFP for TV rights as part of the deal that allowed them to re-enter the professional leagues. In 2003 the team finished top of National League Two and reached the Grand Final, agonisingly losing 13-11 to the Keighley Cougars. Victory would have sent the Eagles into National League One, but this was not to be and a second play-off against the Batley Bulldogs ended in failure for the demoralised squad. Until 2006 the team struggled to match this effort, with key players retiring or being signed by bigger clubs - young players Mitchell Stringer and Andy Raleigh went on to sign for Super League clubs. At the start of the 2006 season Gary Wilkinson was brought in as coach and the team finished in second place, qualifying for the play-offs for the right to join champions Dewsbury Rams in National League One. On September 22nd 2006 they beat the Celtic Crusaders at the Don Valley Stadium to qualify for the Grand Final for a second time. In the Grand Final on October 8th they beat Swinton Lions 35-10 to be promoted to National League One. To the surprise of many Wilkinson resigned as head coach on October 15th 2006, citing personal reasons. National League One is a springboard to a potential return to Super League, although this may also be dependent on the RFL's adoption of a franchising or licensing system. As Sheffield Eagles' chairman Ian Swire, remarked, after the 2006 Grand Final victory, "We showed on Sunday that we can compete, and that in the near- to not-too-distant future we will get back into Super League".
  8. The Cemetery Riots At Sheffield - 1862 The Sheffield Magistrates were engaged for several hours on Saturday in investigating the extraordinary proceedings at Wardsend Cemetery, near that town. It will be remembered that on Tuesday night a large crowd of people, exasperated beyond all control by the horrible disclosures that had been made of the manner in which human remains were desecrated, broke into the sextons house and set it on fire, Mrs Howard narrowly escaping with her life. Damage to the extent of £500 was done at the house and at the cemetery. The mob searched for the sexton, but could not find him, fortunately for him. As the news of the discoveries spread through the town the parents and relatives of many of the persons buried in the ground proceeded to the place, and numbers of them began excavating the graves in order to satisfy themselves that the remains had not been tampered with. In several cases no trace of the coffins could be found, and this, of course, greatly increased the excitement. The most revolting discovery of all, however, was made in an unused part of the cemetery grounds, where was found a large hole, roughly covered with earth and planks, and containing about twenty coffins, and a box in which were the remains of a man who had been dissected at the Sheffield Medical School. It was found that underneath the coffins was a mass of human remains several feet in thickness, which were alleged to have been accumulated by the throwing of dissected bodies into the hole without coffins, and the emptying of bodies from coffins removed from graves in the cemetery. A number of coffins, and twenty four coffin plates, removed from coffins which had been placed in the ground within the last three years, were found in the stable. The examinations of the place which were made in the course of the week disclosed such a state of things, that the Bench were loudly called upon to interfere to punish the offenders and secure the future protection of the public. Mr. Jackson, chief constable, said he had to apply to the magistrates to aid him in the investigation of the circumstances which had notoriously occurred at Wardsend burial ground and at the sexton's house, he stated that on going to the cemetery he found in the side of the hill a large hole. It had the appearance of having been arched, but there were boards driven in at the side to support it. The hole had been covered with planks and earth, but this the people had removed. He saw a square box containing what evidently were the remains of a man, as also a number of coffins, twenty inches broad and fifteen or eighteen inches deep. By the directions of one of the magistrates he had the square box removed to the cemetery stable. Having got another box made sufficiently large to hold the one taken from the hole, he had it and the body put into this new box and brought to the police office here. It was a deal box, about three feet six inches long, twenty inches broad, and fifteen or eighteen inches deep. The box did not appear to have been buried. The body had evidently been dissected, the flesh having been removed from the bones. Evidence was given to show that the body found in the box had been received from the Medical School in the ordinary way, and that an interment certificate had been given by the incumbent, although the remains had not been interred. Mrs. Harriet Shearman was sworn, and said,--I am the wife of William Shearman, miller, Philadelphia Mill-Yard. My little boy, Edward Charles, died about eight months ago ; he was then two years and one month old. He was interred at the St. Philip's ground on the twenty third of September last. The grave was made on the left hand side over the hill, on the lower side from the railway. I paid ten shillings for the fees of burial to the sexton, Isaac Howard. I only saw a little bit of earth put on the coffin at the time. He told me I could have a family grave by paying a further sum of twenty two shillings within the year. In consequence of what I heard I went up to the ground on Wednesday, a little after noon. I went to a large pit there was in the cemetery, and saw some coffins there. Some of them had the lids off, and in one of these I recognised the features of my own child. I got it taken out of the pit with the coffin, and caused it to be taken to my own house. When I got it home I examined the coffin, and found it was the same wood. I found the piece of "bump" sheet which I had placed beneath the head of the child. I am quite sure from the features, and from this sheet, that it was my child. When I left the grave at the funeral the sexton was there. He had the care of the grave at that time. We have another child there, or it should be there. The hole where the body was found is about two hundred yards from the grave where we left my child. I looked into the grave, but cannot recollect whether the soil was firm or soft, as it had been previously dug. There were funerals going on in the ground at the same time. I don't know who performed the service. My first child was interred in the ground three years ago. This child was not buried in the same grave, because we had not bought the ground. We have not looked for the coffin of the first child. Mr. Jackson.--I have other women who have similar cases to this, but they are not here today. Robert Dixon.--I am a labourer in the service of Mr. Oxspring, of Wardsend. I know Isaac Howard, the sexton of this cemetery. I agreed with him to go and live in his house in the graveyard. I cannot tell exactly the day of the month, but it was some time in March last. Shortly after I had gone there I observed a curious smell in the room above the stable. I thrust some knots out of the deal boards, and looked down into the stable. We had then been there two or three weeks. I saw about twenty coffins- some of persons about fifteen and sixteen and ten years old--others were those of stillborn children. None of them appeared to be the coffins of grown up persons. I had seen Howard lock and unlock this door, and knew he had the key. The coffins were not covered over with anything, and were lying on the ground, piled in heaps on the top of each other. I saw some broken up coffins piled in a corner by themselves--the wood appeared to be new. Those pieces are there now. The day I flitted ( last Monday ) I and several other men saw in the stone shed near the house four or five sides and lids of coffins. they were in a dark corner of the shed. Did you ever really see a body, or only coffins in the shed? I lifted up the lid of one coffin, in the shed, about six weeks ago. The night following the body had been removed from the coffin, but the coffin remained in the shed. I lifted the lid with my toe, and saw the face of the body. It looked very fresh, as though it had been buried a week or two. It looked like the face of a boy about fifteen years of age. I looked at the coffin the same night, after Howard had set off to Sheffield. Had seen him go. He put two corpses into a box. One appeared to be ten, and the other fifteen, I saw the same coffin empty in the shed the same night. I afterwards went and looked through the holes in the floor. Tell the magistrates what you think you saw him doing.-- I came home earlier than usual. I thought he looked very ***** and "sheepish" in my eye. I had had suspicion of him before. I saw him go in and out of the house and go up the burial ground. I went upstairs and looked through the holes in the floor, and waited till he came back into the stable. He appeared to be cutting off the leg of a child about ten years old. The child lay on two planks, and he had a carving knife in his hand. I saw him put the bodies into a box. He put the lid on and went outside the door, and came in again immediately. He put the box on a barrow, and went to the river side. I saw him put two bodies into the box. The stable is not so large as the room overhead, in which I was. The holes were large enough to admit my finger. There is a small slide window in the top of the stable, with only four or five panes in it. I once found the stable door unlocked, about three weeks ago, and saw about twenty coffins and twenty four coffin plates. I took the plates away and gave them to Mr. Oxspring. They are the same he has given to the chief constable. I had previously told Mr. Oxspring, and was acting under his advice in what I did. The sexton asked me to take the house. We have had a quarrel, but were good friends before I left the house. I met him on the burying ground. I asked him if I could cultivate a bit of ground, and he consented on condition that the ground should be given up if there were any Catholic funerals. He spoke very angrily to my wife about the place, and I wished to see him, and told him he had better take those bodies out of the coach house before he said anything to my wife. We parted good friends. I have once been in trouble for stealing some corn, four years ago, at Ellerby Hall. That is the only thing I have ever been in to my knowledge. I had married just before. Mr. Jackson.--He was tried and sentenced to six months imprisonment. Witness.--Mr. Oxspring and Howard have been good friends. I don't know anything about an action for impounding cattle. I told Mr. Oxspring about six weeks ago what was going on, and he advised me to go into the stable if I had an opportunity. Bethia Dixon wife of the last witness---We went to live at the house in the graveyard on twenty-fourth of March. When we first went I noticed a peculiar smell in the room over the stable, and it got worse. I spoke to the sexton about the smell, and he said he would remove it--it would go away. The smell made me ill, and I had a miscarriage in consequence. I have seen the porter from the Medical School go up the burial ground. He came more than once. I first saw him there on the Thursday in the second week we went to live there, which would have been on the third of April. I told the sexton that the man had been to see him, and the man came again on the Friday morning, but he did not see the sexton. I told the sexton again, and he said he had seen him, but he (the porter) had no money for him, and until he got some money he (Howard) should not let anything else go. I have seen a man named "John" who assisted Howard, remove coffins from graves, and put them in the open shed. The sexton afterwards put them in the stable. The men opened the graves and removed the coffins from them. These graves were not distinguished by mounds of earth. Judging from the size of the coffins which "John" and Howard removed, I should say that they were those of children about ten or twelve. About a fortnight ago I saw Howard remove some coffins from the stable into a large pit. He took some in the day time, and towards evening he got the assistance of another man. I saw a man named Coldwell helping him. Before I was married I lived four years in service in Mr. Warhurst's of Ecclesall Road. I never saw any other person at the pit than Howard and the two men assisting him. I never saw any funerals performed at that pit. There was one small place open, so as they could slide a coffin into it, but it could be made larger. The pit was covered with planks, and a thin layer of earth. There were planks placed against the hole when they were not using it. I remember the holes being made in the floor of the room over the stable. I looked down and saw coffins there. I have looked on several occasions when my husband has been away. Mr. J. Barber, surgeon, was examined, and stated the manner in which bodies were obtained for the purposes of dissection at the Medical School from the workhouse. No bodies were obtained except by legitimate way. The inquiry was then adjourned until Friday next
  9. 60's for me....long afternoons and evenings in the Summer holidays chilling in Hillsborough Park....... Penguin Cafe across from park Cinema at night when I was 16/17.....Squirrel on Middlewood road and Mussoms ( the arab owned cafe on Holme Lane)...where all the bikers hung out
  10. THE BALL INN LOCATION Ball Street/Green Lane INFORMATION Used for many years as a paint store-cum-decorators suppliers PICTURES
  11. There is one, yes. You follow Livesey Street round the back of the stadium, until you get to the scrapyard (and the lane goes off to the right towards the Farfield Inn, but you don't follow it round there). There is a footpath up the hill right in front of you, follow that and the graveyard is just up there - I remember going there as a kid and getting freaked out by it!! It is hidden by trees on Google Earth/Flash Earth, so follow it round to get to: Latitude: 53, 24, 31.1 N Longitude: 1, 29, 22.6 W (ish)
  12. A few more for your list. Taking trains from Victoria Station and the steps that went from the Wicker up to the platforms. SUT tours in Pond Street where we always got the coaches to away games. A number of Department Stores, Cockaynes, Walshes,Robert Brothers and Pauldens(which became Debanhams) The Sidewalk Cafe on Chapel Walk. The Centre Spot Cafe on Snig Hill Longley Park Swimming Baths The Kop at Hillsborugh without a roof. Watching Yorkshire play Cricket at Bramall Lane. Buse on the Moor and Fargate. The original Trams. Sexy Rexy The original Mullberry Tavern. The Old Blue Bell The Haufbrauhauss. The Wapentake More to follow as I remember them.
  13. The flood was way before the picture. The river does run stronger nowadays in the absence of the Niagara Dam and weir -but the road was pretty much raised for the building of the bridge, and connecting Middlewood road to it. If you go there now, you'd see how raised Middlewood Road/Catchbar Lane was raised in relation to Leppings lane by looking from the bridge towards the old Cinema/bingo hall - that was built on the level of those roads and Leppings lane was below it. Also, If you look at the river nowadays too, to prevent flooding, everything around it was built to a safe level above, so effectively the area was built up.
  14. Imagine you're stood where the Gas shop is now, on the corner - looking down Leppings Lane. The bridge will be now where the river is.
  15. Prominent in the area are the Burgon and Ball buildings, which run quite a distance along Holme Lane, to the River Loxley. This picture shows the edge of the huge Burgon and Ball building by the river:
  16. A host for many cup Semi-Finals, Hillsborough was the venue for the 1977 match between Manchester United and Leeds United. This picture shows a spot of bother between the two at the Leppings Lane end, where mounted police begin to move in. Notice Quinns old shop being the last of the terrace.
  17. WOW ! Fantastic pictures -especially the one of Holme Lane which looks sooooo different now !!
  18. A couple more Sheffield Tram pictures: This tram, destined for Nether Green, is on the route frequented by Steve in his post above - this one is passing by Hillsborough Park. Heading down 'Barrack Hill' (Langsett Road), this tram has just passed Hillsborough Barracks and is heading fowards Hillsborough Corner. A picture viewing along Holme Lane (From Hillsborough Corner, towards Malin Bridge), a number of houses on the right of this scene have been demolished, but you can make out the Tram Sheds (disused and abandoned during the time of this picture) about in the centre of the picture.
  19. PETER HARRAP When asked his age, Peter replied somewhat uncertainly, 'Ooh, er, 20'. The son of a mining training officer, Peter studied at Sheffield University and was doing quite well until a Currah Microspeech unit decided to destroy his Spectrum and thus plunged him into a life of games designing. Like so many other young programmers, Pete started with 'a little ZX81' and then skipped a big ZX81 by selling some camera equipment to buy a Spectrum. He taught himself machine code programming on the 81 and 'basically transferred that to the Spectrum'. Until meeting Ian Stewart and Kevin Norburn in Just Micro, Pete used to do some hacking and design programs to alter existing games. His city redesigner for Ant Attack was sent back because Quicksilva told him they were already developing something themselves; although this never appeared, Zombie Zombie did allow the player to rebuild and change the city. Peter Harrap hit the headlines (literally) with his first game, the CRASH Readers Award winner, Wanted: Monty Mole. A wicked sense of humour was apparent in the game, and it is this angle that is most noticeable in the follow up. Apart from programming entire games, Pete is responsible for many of the Spectrum graphics in other Gremlin games, he has designed the main character in Beaver Bob, for instance. This led to some ribald comments on Bob's suggestive style of walking - the irrepressible Harrap humour sometimes verges on the - well, naughty. Monty on the Run is the true successor to Wanted: Monty Mole. Like its forerunner, it is a platform game with many and varied elements. Perhaps the most significant is the fact that Monty can now somersault rather than just jump. When asked whether the Commodore game Impossible Mission might have been a (forgive the pun) springboard, Pete just smiled. The story, as we know, so far: Monty Mole, suffering from a shortage of coal owing to the miners' strike, enters a mine to steal some. After many misadventures he meets Arthur Scargill and is sent to prison for theft. His friend, Sam Stoat, has a go at rescuing him, but fails in the attempt, so Monty is left to complete his sentence. With time on his hands he takes to the prison gymnasium and becomes super fit, learning to somersault in the process. He gets out of gaol and tries to flee to Brazil. This is where the action of Monty on the Run takes place, as he boards a ship and tries to escape to France. Money is of the essence, and fortunately there are gold sovereigns to be collected, but in order for the ship to sail, Monty has to perform several tasks, all of which require the right tool for the job. On top of that there are hosts of malcontents trying to stop him. The 'orrible 'arrap has programmed in numerous devious traps, some of which are so mind-bogglingly cruel it's mind-boggling. There are lifts with nasty habits, teleport beams which are only safe if they are a certain colour and some of which can deposit you in a lethal situation. Objects to be collected are placed in almost impossible positions, and often, after hours of trying to reach them, they turn out to be useless or, worse still, positively dangerous. This is not a game for the squeamish! Peter, who is quietly spoken, tends to a calmness that is belied by the mischievious delight he takes in setting the hapless player up for a pratfall. But I've no doubt that thousands will be queueing up for a custard pie in the face by October when Monty on the Run is released.
  20. More info on Broughton Lane: Opposite the new Sheffield Arena, the sports and concert venue in Broughton Lane, there stands a public house with the name, ' The Noose and Gibbet ' Outside the pub there is a replica gibbet containing an effigy of the highwayman Spence Broughton,after whom the road was named. Broughton was a gentleman farmer from Lincoln who married well and was in receipt of a large dowry which he squandered through gambling at cock fights. To recoup his loss he turned to crime becoming a member of the Hatters Club, a local band of Attercliffe villains. His life of crime was not to last for long, he was hung in 1790 for the robbery of the Sheffield Mail on Attercliffe Common. He was hung and gibbeted in chains close to the site of the present day pub, his remains were left for 27 years as a deterrent to other would-be thieves. He was the last man to be treated this way in England. Today the pub contains several depictions of Spence Broughton and the Hatters Club, and allegedly the highwayman's hand !
  21. The pop man used to come round when I was in my teens....from Goddards which was down on Park View Road. Also gone but never forgotten from the late 50's and 60's were: Rag and Bone men with their horse drawn and also hand pulled carts The Knife Sharpener The Gas Man who would turn off and on the gas lamps up and down Clarence Road with a long pole with a T bar on it Gypsies going door to door selling pegs, pins and "lucky" heather The Coal Man ( Charllie Hollingsworth) The Calor Gas man Window cleaners with their ladders on long barrows Cobbled streets..........sigh ;)
  22. Used to catch the tram from the bottom of Dykes Hall Road to top of Leppings Lane for about one old penny ( or was it a halfpenny) when I used to go and visit my grandparents.... There used to be Trolley Buses in Sheffield as well
  23. Right next to where The Flower Bowl used to be before it moved across the Road. Walk down from the Freemasons and over the bridge....it was bang on your right where the road meets Holme Lane
  24. There also used to be one at the bottom of Walkeley Lane..........been in it a couple of times in the mid 60's...............they aren't really as big inside as the TARDIS though