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HIGH STREET SHEFFIELD

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Sheffield City Centre

 

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SHOPS/CAFE'S OF THE PAST

What was the (record shop in Aldine Court)

C&A

House Of Fraser

The Old Blue Bell

Geisha Bar

The Crazy Daisy

Legends

Cooplands bakers

GT News

Please list below any we have missed

 

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Here's a really old postcard - undated but looks to be at least before the 2nd world war..

Published by "PHOTOCHROM Co.LtD, LONDON AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS".

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High Street - circa 1940's

(from an old postcard)

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Guest tsavo

That's the Marples Hotel on the left of picture so must be pre 1941 and the Blitz.

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You're right

Pretty snazzy sports car turning out of Fitzalan Square too

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Guest tsavo

Could be an MG sports, but more likely the popular, (and cheaper) Austin Seven Chummy.

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mickjj

An undated picture but am guessing by the trams around 1940

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syrup

Hi fellow SH's found this post card of the High Street please take note of the back of the card.

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Trams (and horses!) on High Street in 1914

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Sheffield High Street in 1908

Main change is that the big white building on the left where the Star Newspaper used to be.

Therefore we need to try and find out what the buildings on the left hand side were, what businesses were there etc

Anyone know?

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madannie77

High Street at some time between 1901 and 1905, with Walsh's and the Westminster Hotel prominent.

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From my collection

 

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The large building on the right looks magnificent

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madannie77

John Walsh's building on High Street certainly was a fine looking building. Unfortunately it was destroyed in the Blitz.

I like the man up a ladder reflected in the glass of the Walsh's building.

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SteveHB
On 05/05/2020 at 08:19, madannie77 said:

John Walsh's building on High Street certainly was a fine looking building. Unfortunately it was destroyed in the Blitz.

I like the man up a ladder reflected in the glass of the Walsh's building.

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Obviously rehearsing premature death lol

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Gamal
1 hour ago, SteveHB said:

Obviously rehearsing premature death lol

Reminds me of Harold Lloyd for some reason. 

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boginspro

Here is another one from a postcard, dated 1908. Big curve in the tram tracks to Church Street.

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Crikey - that bendy tram track looks mad!

Wonder why they did it like that?

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madannie77

I think it might be due to the church (now Cathedral) grounds extending further out than they do now, which made Church Street narrower than High Street. Hence the tracks had to curve somewhat to attain the centre of the road.

1903 map from NLS: https://maps.nls.uk/view/125651209#zoom=5&lat=3862&lon=2921&layers=BT

 

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EDIT:

This 1890 map (before the tramway was built) shows the extent of the church grounds in that year very clearly.

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https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/387500/13/100453

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Photo showing Sheffield High Street, York Street, Campo Lane and others taken in 1926

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1893 High Street showing Preston's Chemist who had two other shops in Barkers Pool and West Street. Pipe shop to the left and then a pub selling Ward's beer.

What was the name of the pub?

 

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9 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

 

1893 High Street showing Preston's Chemist who had two other shops in Barkers Pool and West Street. Pipe shop to the left and then a pub selling Ward's beer.

What was the name of the pub?

 

Seen on the right, is the Thatched House Tavern, 2-4 High Street.

 

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10 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

 

1893 High Street showing Preston's Chemist who had two other shops in Barkers Pool and West Street. Pipe shop to the left and then a pub selling Ward's beer.

What was the name of the pub?

 

Pub seen on the left is the White Bear, I think the "Ward's" may be referring to the keeper at that time (1893 Mrs Martha Ward Burgess / Davis).

https://www.picturesheffield.com/s00285

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