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If anyone is passing, I'd love to see a full-frontal picture of the "stripey-building" at the lower end of Lady's Bridge, if you've come along from the Manchester Arms, it's in front of you, near the lights, top of the Wicker, right hand side heading across the bridge (as you can tell I've left my A-Z at work again !). Any information as to what this building currently is, or, more importantly, was, gratefully received, as always.

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Are you talking about the building which housed Handcock & Lant the furniture people, also a fishing tackle shop? Near where they knocked a big hole in the buildings on The Wicker to alter the path of the A61 road :(

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Are you talking about the building which housed Handcock & Lant the furniture people, also a fishing tackle shop? Near where they knocked a big hole in the buildings on The Wicker to alter the path of the A61 road :(

I do seem to recall a fishing tackle shop at one corner. Come along Nursey Street, ignore the lights and the bend onto Blonk Street, keep going straight ahead, you'll run into the building :rolleyes:

How long ago did Handcock and Lant have the place ? I don't recall them, though a vague memory of "stuff" outside is forming ...

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Is this the building you're talking about on the right of my picture taken in 2001.

http://citysnapper.org/dm/sheff2001/08/2001081006wicker.jpg

That's the one, fancied seeing if anyone had a "full on" picture, showing the top of the building. Many Thanks, at least people know which building it is now :rolleyes:

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Are you talking about the building which housed Handcock & Lant the furniture people, also a fishing tackle shop? Near where they knocked a big hole in the buildings on The Wicker to alter the path of the A61 road :(

In the early 60's there used to be a record shop in this building. My mate and I used to go and listen to the latest records in a booth with a speaker with holes in the cone. HiFi I don't think so.

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In the early 60's there used to be a record shop in this building. My mate and I used to go and listen to the latest records in a booth with a speaker with holes in the cone. HiFi I don't think so.

Well, I certainly didn't know that !

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The building is Royal Exchange Buildings - I'm sure someone will tell me why they are called this. They were

(and probably still are) flats (or luxury apartments as they are now usually called) Except they were anything but luxurious. In the 50's my best friend from junior school lived in one of the flats and I remember watching the Rag Day boat race finish at Lady's Bridge from their window. They were tiny - 2 very small bedrooms and one room that served as lounge,kitchen, dining room and hallway. Ah happy days - not. Four people lived there. Hard to imagine today. I don't know how they look today. Last year I tried to have a look in but was put off by a scowling face from one of the windows. I took my snaps and left.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/pl...xNov2006053.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/pl...xNov2006054.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/pl...xNov2006055.jpg

The architecture looks really interesting and ornate - not something I would have considered when I was younger. The record shop? Was it Philip Cann - the music man? I know they had a place on Dixon Lane where I bought the theme tune to Z cars (Johnny Todd by Norrie Parramor) in 1962. There you sat in a booth to listen to your record.

I came across this when I was trying to find out why they called it Royal Exchange Building. Didn't find out but still interesting.

In July 2005, HSE sold a Crown freehold building known as Royal Exchange Building, Sheffield for £530,000, the same as the net book value of the property. There was therefore no gain or loss on disposal. The cash sale provided additional capital spending for HSE

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Great pictures and fantastic information

Some really different angles that show some buildings that I've seen a thousand times in a way I've never seen them before..

Good work Plonko - much appreciated!

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More recent photos for you.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April015.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April021.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April025.jpg

and a stone carving from above the side door overlooking the river (cant make out whats been chiselled off)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...y29April029.jpg

ps. Incidently the Manchester has had a name change and I can't remember for the life of me what its been changed too ........ somebody tell me!

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More great pictures

The members on this website are just FANTASTIC !!!

Thanks guys

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According to the new edition of Pevsner, the Royal Exchange Buildings (built 1899-1900) were built for Henry Bryars, an animal breeder and vet, and comprised 20 two-bedroomed flats, houses for a vet and a groom, shops, veterinary surgery, and dogs' home. Over the surgery doorway is a snake and a sword, symbols of Asclepius, Greek god of medicine. At the rear was accommodation for sick horses and the entrance to the dogs' home and hospital, the dogs being housed in kennels under the walkway.

Oh, and the Manchester is now the Harlequin I think!

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According to the new edition of Pevsner, the Royal Exchange Buildings (built 1899-1900) were built for Henry Bryars, an animal breeder and vet, and comprised 20 two-bedroomed flats, houses for a vet and a groom, shops, veterinary surgery, and dogs' home. Over the surgery doorway is a snake and a sword, symbols of Asclepius, Greek god of medicine. At the rear was accommodation for sick horses and the entrance to the dogs' home and hospital, the dogs being housed in kennels under the walkway.

Oh, and the Manchester is now the Harlequin I think!

This photo I have taken looks at the building from a different angle, compared to the excellent ones posted on here by other SH members.

On close inspection I seem to have unknowingly captured the door to the 'Dogs Home', the writing is just about recognizable, well I can make the word 'Dogs' out.

Thanks to Bayleaf whose post mentions this, otherwise I would not have given it as much as a thought.

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