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I was walking on Abbeydale Rd this morning and I saw this remnant of a more leisurely time, the pointing hands look great, indicating that Chippinghouse Rd continues on the other side of Abbeydale Rd. You don't see helpful signs like this anymore.

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Nice isn't it ? Well spotted tozzin.

Edit: which leads one to wonder if it is/was the only one, or are there more to find.

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I pass this sign every day too - never seen another like it, not even on the other side of Abbeydale Rd!

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Nice isn't it ? Well spotted tozzin.

Edit: which leads one to wonder if it is/was the only one, or are there more to find.

I'm pretty sure I 've seem a similar one elsewhere but I can't think where. I'll keep my eyes open!

Peter Harvey uses a photo of the one above in his book, but there's also one of a sign in the same style for Spital Street. According to his list, East Spital Street became part of Spital Street in 1890. Given the two hands, perhaps this one dates from that change?

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Superb example of one of these on Graham Road off Hangingwater Road. It is at eye level and some effort has gone in to it's making! I have a pic but can't upload at the moment - Street View will reveal a great piece of street furniture in all it's glory :)

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Here's the one on Graham Road that Calvin referred to. It's cast iron and very much in 3 dimensions.

I'm thinking about making some replicas of this style of sign out of aluminium. If anyone would like one to nail to their wall let me know.

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The Chippinghouse Rd sign has 'disappeared' after a recent conversion. The Graham Rd sign survives as does one on Spital St (crossing Spital Hill).

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I rember that sign well, has it been stolen or is it the council who are responsible for it's removal, these old signs should be looked after. I did notice that in Cumberland Street new signs have been placed just over six foot above the pavement, just within reach of the  grafitti fraternity, you couldn't make it up.

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Have you had a look in Heeley Bank Antique Centre? Last time I looked there were quite a few old street signs in there. No doubt Amey / whoever has replaced them these days get a few quid for them, like they did the lamp posts! Not to mention the hefty cash payout for providing a plastic replacement.

 

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If the sign for Chippinghouse Rd has been removed illegally, the council and the police should be involved. As for the old street lights loads of them were delivered to farm just outside Sheffield to be sold on, not by Amey but by their employees, when the Wicker was being improved ? the work took far longer than planned for because the workers were removing the old tramlines to be sold as scrap. The little lane at the rear of the Rutland pub hundreds of cobbles were removed and sold on instead of replacing them.

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I hear there is a general election coming. This would be a good time to get rid of some of the corrupt Labour and Liberal politicians that have destroyed Sheffield so comprehensively over the years. Amey should be forced to return and reinstate evrything they have removed.

Over in Derbyshire I have been keeping a close eye on some cast iron lamp posts, similar to the ones Sheffield had until a few years ago. I'm pleased to report the council in Derbyshire have simply removed the non original electric swan-neck and replaced it with a modern LED one. This is something Amey and Sheffield council said was impossible to do.

Everyone at Amey / Sheffield City Council should be done away with immediately. The producers of Threads had the right idea of what to do with the council chambers!

 

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