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  1. deejayone

    Leppings Lane

    Leppings Lane is one of those stand-out road names in Sheffield, mainly becoming famous for being the road to the away-end of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium (and later, the venue by which the Hillsborough Disaster occured). The name of the road came about from around the end of the 19th Century, when it was simply a dirt-path which had to cross the River Don that runs through Sheffield. In order to get from one side to the other, you had to navigate the 'Leaping' (Or 'Lepping') stones. in the picture below (dated 1881), you'd be looking from what is now the Catch-Bar Lane junct
  2. deejayone

    Malin Bridge

    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:
  3. Law Bros. Roundabout is situated at the junctions of Penistone Road, Penistone Road North, Herries Road North and Leppings Lane and is known locally as 'Law Bros. Roundabout' due to the name of the large Esso garage situated on the Leppings Lane-Penistone Road North corner. The petrol station area now features a small convenience store with post office, garage, car wash and Burger King franchise - in the past the corner featured a curved terrace of houses, including the old local Wadsley Bridge Post Office, Sandwich shops and travel agents (also part of Law Bros.). However, the junction has
  4. 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.
  5. Sheffield History

    Sheffield Trams

    WOW ! Fantastic pictures -especially the one of Holme Lane which looks sooooo different now !!
  6. deejayone

    Sheffield Trams

    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
  7. HILLSBOROUGH CORNER The juction of Middlewood Road, Holme Lane, Langsett Road and Bradfield Road is known locally as 'Hillsborough Corner'. Some people refer to Hillsborough Corner as being this whole shopping area district, however the term historically refers to the very junction itself. This is almost the gateway into Hillsborough, with it's shops and amenities, it is almost a town-within-a-town. The face of the actual junction itself has changed many times over the years, most dramatically so in the late-80's, early-90's as developments took place to accomodate the Supertram
  8. Sheffield History

    Down Broadway

    Apparantly there was a Peter Stringfellow opened/owned bar called Down Broadway that was an underground place on High Street near where Cavells bar is now. It didn't have a licence and instead served coffee's, but did have live bands on After a year or two the Stringfellows decided to go upmarket and it closed down. They then opened the Penthouse Nightclub on Dixon Lane In the late 60s and early 70s Down Broadway would not let anyone in who was wearing jeans including denim skirts. The DJs used to take their jobs very seriously at Down Broadway. As well as Motown, they also pi
  9. Sheffield History

    Just Micro/Gremlin Graphics

    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 N
  10. Sheffield History

    Just Micro/Gremlin Graphics

    A GREMLIN IN THE WORKS Interview with Gremlin Graphics from CRASH magazine, July 1985. Quietly sitting at home one evening last summer, watching the evening news and with computer games far from my mind, the peace was shattered when this platform game suddenly appeared on the screen. Startled with injured surprise that some upstart new company should dare to feature a new game on telly before letting CRASH know, all I caught of the item was that it had something to do with Arthur Scargill, flying pickets and a mole. It seemed trendily topical - another cheap bunch jumping on th
  11. THE PENTHOUSE NIGHTCLUB LOCATION Dixon Lane - Sheffield City Centre PICTURES picture - jason pictures and artwork - Paul Norton INFORMATION Opened by Peter Stringfellow ? We dont' have a lot to go on so it's over to you guys for information about the club when it was 'The Penthouse'. Did you go ? Do you know anyone that worked there ? Do you have any pictures ? LINKS Penthouse Page - http://www.rockreunited.co.uk
  12. Sheffield History

    Broughton Lane

    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 w
  13. Sheffield History

    The Beatles In Sheffield

    Sheffield is the largest city in Yorkshire, England, with a population of more than half a million people and during the 1960s there was extensive redevelopment in the city centre. All of the Beatles appearances there took place in 1963 and 1965. Sheffield was also the original home of Brian Epstein's mother Malka, nee Hyman, who was known as Queenie. Synagogue, Wilson Road At the age of 18, she married the 29-year-old Harry Epstein at the Synagogue, Wilson Road Sheffield 11, on September 6 1933. A five-bedroom house in Queen's Drive, Childwall, Liverpool was given to the couple as a
  14. HILLSBOROUGH PARK CINEMA LOCATION Middlewood Road/Catch Bar Lane It is now a supermarket (currently Netto) PICTURES
  15. Guest

    The Alpine pop man

    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 ;)
  16. Guest

    Sheffield Trams

    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
  17. Guest

    The blue 'police box' next to the town hall

    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
  18. Sheffield History

    The blue 'police box' next to the town hall

    Whereabout on Walkley Lane ?
  19. Guest

    The blue 'police box' next to the town hall

    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
  20. Sheffield History

    Sheffield Trams

    SHEFFIELD TRAMS Sheffield Tramway was an extensive tramway network serving the city of Sheffield and its suburbs. The first tramway line, which was horse-drawn, started in 1873 with the opening of a line between Lady's Bridge and Attercliffe. This line was subsequently extended to Brightside and Tinsley. Routes were built to Heeley, where a tram depot was built, Nether Edge and Hillsborough. In 1899, the first electric tram ran between Nether Edge and Tinsley. By 1902 all the routes were electrified. By 1910, the Sheffield Tramway network covered 39 miles, in 1951 the network was ex
  21. Sheffield History


    HEELEY Heeley is a former cluster of villages now a suburb in the south of the City of Sheffield, England. The village has existed at least since 1343, its name deriving from Heah Leah, High Lea then Hely, meaning a high, woodland clearing. Originally Heeley was divided into three: Upper Heeley was around the intersection of Myrtle Road and Heeley Green, Middle Heeley was on the Gleadless Road at Well Road, and Lower Heeley was on the London Road around Artisan View. History Heeley Methodist Church was built in 1826. In 1833 Heeley there were 47 householders living in Nether, Middl
  22. Sheffield History

    Sheffield Cafe's Of The Past

    SHEFFIELD CAFE'S OF THE PAST Here's a large and growing list of cafe's you could have found in Sheffield in the past - please add to this by posting a reply with the name of the cafe and a few memories ! The Minerva, Flat Street Joe's Cafe - next to Jessops Hospital, at the top of Regents Street (with a painting on the wall titled WHO SAID PIE) Granelli's Balcony Bar - in the Sheaf Market Kath's Cath on Infirmary Road (opposite Kelvin Flats) It was run by a fiery irishman and is now a snowboarding shop ? David Layne's New Squirrel cafe on Middlewood Road opposite the librar
  23. Sheffield History

    The Grand Hotel

    Summer 1957 at The Grand Old favourites Albert & Les Ward are at the Empire, went to see them, but sadly, now find their act very dated. Near the Empire, there's a coffee bar called the El Mambo, we love going in there, drinking Espresso coffee and watching to see who is going to come in, it's a great meeting place for young people, and there's a small juke box which is kept very busy playing the hits of the day. 'When' by the Kalin Twins is my favourite, and I show off that I know all the words!! Frankie Lane is here, he's not at all 'starry', he's really friendly, he gave me his au
  24. Sheffield History

    The Grand Hotel

    SHEFFIELD GIRL After I started work at The Grand Hotel in the centre of Sheffield, I began to write in my tiny, handbag size, 'Film Star' diary, all the daily happenings. I was meeting 'Stars' almost every day, and I felt it all had to be carefully documented. I also kept my autograph book close to hand! I was able to meet many stars on a one to one basis, thanks to the manager of the Sheffield Empire, Johnny Spitzer, who lived at 'The Grand'. He was very kind to me, not only giving me two free tickets, in the best seats, almost every week, but also making sure that I met the performers tha
  25. Sheffield History

    The Grand Hotel

    THE GRAND HOTEL LOCATION The Grand occupied all of the Fountain Precinct site opposite the bottom side of the City Hall, Orchard Lane and the part of Leopold St up to what now is the Yorkshire Building Society. It was Sheffield's most prestigious hotel. PICTURES advert from sheffield empire programme 1911 OWNERS The Russell Hotel Group in London STAFF Manager of the Grand - Frank Rendall (until 50's/60's) Head Porter - Les Gretton Head Waiter - 'Mister Bert' (Italian who had been interned on the Isle of Man in World War II) Head Receptionist - Miss Bogan Night
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