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Pinstone Street - Anyone work it out?


dunsbyowl1867
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An old postcard - I can't get my bearings - can you?

I'm assuming that's as good a picture as we can get ...

I can't see that as being Pinstone Street at all, I can however "see" that view from Union Street ....

attachment, Moorhead and Pinstone Street, early 1900's. In this picture the building to the left foreground is T and G Roberts Department store (built in 1882, destroyed by German bombing Thursday 12th December 1940), beyond that (nearer the Church) are the towers of the Salvation Army Citadel and Hostel (opened in 1894).

So, since neither are on the postcard, the view is probably not of Pinstone Street OR predates the buildings. Judging by the angle of St Paul's in both, I'd say the postcard caption is incorrect, and its from Union Street ....

Indeed, the close up of the 1849 map, seems to show a mystery-triangle of shops in just that location ....

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Further evidence comes to light

Extract from "A walk from Sheffield to Beauchief in the Early Nineteenth Century" - Author unknown

... about noon on a delightful September day when we departed from the King's Head in Change Alley to walk to Beauchief.

My companions, Mr and Mrs Williams, relatives of my late dear wife, were in the course of spending a few days in Sheffield and I had promised to escort them, during tir short stay, to see some of the country-side which is adjacent to our small town.

After bidding farewell to mine host, we passed along the busy High Street, Fargate and Pinstone Lane, then turned down Union Street, where my guests greatly admired the fine erections now being built in that area.

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So the picture is Pinstone Lane, not Pinstone Street. I have read somewhere of this being written "Pinston" ...

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Further evidence comes to light

Extract from "A walk from Sheffield to Beauchief in the Early Nineteenth Century" - Author unknown

... about noon on a delightful September day when we departed from the King's Head in Change Alley to walk to Beauchief.

My companions, Mr and Mrs Williams, relatives of my late dear wife, were in the course of spending a few days in Sheffield and I had promised to escort them, during tir short stay, to see some of the country-side which is adjacent to our small town.

After bidding farewell to mine host, we passed along the busy High Street, Fargate and Pinstone Lane, then turned down Union Street, where my guests greatly admired the fine erections now being built in that area.

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So the picture is Pinstone Lane, not Pinstone Street. I have read somewhere of this being written "Pinston" ...

Thanks Richard - I came across this postcard in a book of old photos last night. The view is actually looking towards the moor and the buildings on the left is where the town hall is now. I assumed it was from the other direction and accounts for the positioning of St Pauls!

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Guest tsavo

Seem to remember reading somewhere that Pinstone Lane became Pinstone Street. Probably wrong and I can't remember where I read it....irritating ain't it?

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Seem to remember reading somewhere that Pinstone Lane became Pinstone Street. Probably wrong and I can't remember where I read it....irritating ain't it?

We both have the same thought on this one, so it appears, I still favour the mystery triangle of shops as per previous posting ...

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