Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
pitsmoor

woodside

Recommended Posts

Just thought you would like to see the picture of woodside being built dont know what year it was but it dosent look anything like it now , you can also see stanleys parkwood and other surrouning areas, does any one know what year this was taken.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just thought you would like to see the picture of woodside being built dont know what year it was but it dosent look anything like it now , you can also see stanleys parkwood and other surrouning areas, does any one know what year this was taken.

Can't see the Highway PH.

late fifties?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats a brilliant photo, I love aerial shots, but ... major admission time, I'd never even heard of an area called Woodside ! Had to look it up in my A-Z, still I've learnt something there . Thank You. :rolleyes:

You'll be telling me next there's a place called Arbourthorne ........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah i reckon 50s myself i noticed the highway ph wasnt on ive had many a good nights in there but thats history

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where exactly is this place ?

(apologies - like Richard I too wasnt' aware of such an area !)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once woke up in Pitsmoor after a good night out, Lenny Lunch and the Sandwich Wrappers at the Limit, I believe. I awoke, alone in a double bed, opened the windows and didn't know what planet I was on, never mind here I was. I'd never viewed Sheffield from Pitsmoor before, thought I was in Leeds for a while ..... he he

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What was the name of the pub which seemed to specialise in selling cider? Maybe the Tollgate? anyway

I was invited by a pal to attend a discount cider night many many years ago, cider was something like 20p a pint for Westons Old Rosie at 8.5%.

Not being a cider drinker I recall leaving after the last bus to town was well gone... my mate almost got run over crossing the road... I walked from Barnsley Road to lower Manor after the last bus, to this day I don't recall which way I walked. Amazed I ever got home, sure it was a Wednesday or Thursday night so I was at work the next day

Never again, and I haven't

Phew!

Youth hey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say 1960, give or take about a couple of years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pitsmoor

That is a terrific pic, I've never seen was as clear although I have got several aerial pics. Have you got any more or can you tell us where you got that one from. I moved from my house on Helen Terrace just after the Sheffield Gale, to one of the "Dutch" houses which are not yet finished so I would say the date is early 60's

Siren

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...just after the Sheffield Gale...

When was The Sheffield Gale? First I've heard of it.

I was born during the freezing cold long winter of 1962/3.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grinderbloke

The Sheffield Gale was in Feb 1962. Thousands of houses were damaged and 3 people killed,the wids were said to have reached over 90mph

Siren

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woodside from the 1971 AA Guide to Great Britain. The photo must be from either Park Hill or Hyde Park flats.

Woodside.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just before the Sheffield gale. My house on Helen Terrace is still intact. The house we moved to after the gale, which destroyed the roof of Helen Terrace, was  Pye Bank Close, which is not finished. The gale was February 1962.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember the Sheffield Gale very clearly. Our house was on Bower Rd, Walkley, and I was awakened in the night by the house shaking as the gusts hit it. The next day I caught the No12 Circular bus to school from Crookesmoor Rd to Nether Edge, and the roads were littered with broken slates and the occasional brick. Many houses had lost chimney stacks and every so often you'd see whole roofs slateless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×