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Before the Hole In The Road roundabout was constructed in Sheffield city centre here's how the area looked.

Question is what buildings were removed to make way for it? Was was there and what did they sell?

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2 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Is this a view from another angle?

It is. Looking along Change Alley towards High Street, before Change Alley was lost in the creation of Arundel Gate.

Thorntons Chocolate Kabin on the corner with Norfolk Street 

 

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On ‎31‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 19:24, madannie77 said:

It is. Looking along Change Alley towards High Street, before Change Alley was lost in the creation of Arundel Gate.

Thorntons Chocolate Kabin on the corner with Norfolk Street 

 

I believe there was a Blaskeys wallpaper shop on Change Alley where my friend used to work.

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25 minutes ago, ukelele lady said:

I believe there was a Blaskeys wallpaper shop on Change Alley where my friend used to work.

There was certainly one in the new building at the High Street/ Change Alley junction (Picture Sheffield) built after Hitler flattened the previous buildings.

Later shot of Blaskeys after that building had become part of Castle Square

 

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Didn't Tandy's (Radio Shack) used to be in one of this row of shops in the late 70's / early 80's? I seem to remember that you could access their lower ground floor from inside the Hole-in-the-Road and it was packed with DJ Gear, decks, amps, lighting, etc. Upstairs (on the ground floor) was where all the electrical / electronic stuff was, but I don't think there was ever an 'upstairs'?

I had a brief interest in amateur radio at that time and this was the place to go for some of the kit they seemed to specialise in.

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The single story flat roofed building adjoining the Walsh's - Rackham's building used to contain the gent's outfitters Willerbys at the end nearest to Walshs (of which it may have been a franchise) and next-door - Morris's (I think).

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Nice postcards Richard.

Todays view of the second postcard would be this..(does anyone know anything about the sculptured figure on the Co-Op building?)

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8 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

Nice postcards Richard.

Todays view of the second postcard would be this..(does anyone know anything about the sculptured figure on the Co-Op building?)

(snip)

 

The figure is Vulcan by Boris Tietze, made in 1962.

Click on the small image on the linked page for larger images of the work.

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On 12/01/2017 at 07:08, Unitedite Returns said:

The single story flat roofed building adjoining the Walsh's - Rackham's building used to contain the gent's outfitters Willerbys at the end nearest to Walshs (of which it may have been a franchise) and next-door - Morris's (I think).

There was also a Marsdens  cafe a bit like a Wimpy. Had many a " frothy" coffee served in a glass cup and saucer.

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On 16 January 2017 at 16:37, LeadFarmer said:

Thanks

The Vulcan effigy was on Hornes Gents Outfitters, people seem to forget that, it's always called Castle House, ok it was but Hornes is never mentioned.

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On ‎07‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 21:16, EmmaJNation said:

Here is a view looking across High St from the Walsh's side towards C&A. Photo is dated 15-6-57

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To the left of this image can be seen, the still gutted and boarded-up, former retail premises of Montague Burtons Limited, tailors, 51-55, High Street, which had been destroyed in the Sheffield Blitz of 12/12/1940. The premises remained unoccupied and in this dilapidated condition for many years, until eventually demolished and replaced with new development, circa 1960. Montague Burtons Limited relocated to alternative premises, at 20-22, Haymarket, where they were to remain for many years. The C&A Modes Limited, department store, first opened on 22/09/1952, as an originally, two-story replacement for their original premises, which had been destroyed in the Sheffield Blitz of 12/12/1940. The remaining four floors were added to the original two-story building in 1954.

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On 10/03/2017 at 16:47, Unitedite Returns said:

To the left of this image can be seen, the still gutted and boarded-up, former retail premises of Montague Burtons Limited, tailors, 51-55, High Street, which had been destroyed in the Sheffield Blitz of 12/12/1940. The premises remained unoccupied and in this dilapidated condition for many years, until eventually demolished and replaced with new development, circa 1960. Montague Burtons Limited relocated to alternative premises, at 20-22, Haymarket, where they were to remain for many years. The C&A Modes Limited, department store, first opened on 22/09/1952, as an originally, two-story replacement for their original premises, which had been destroyed in the Sheffield Blitz of 12/12/1940. The remaining four floors were added to the original two-story building in 1954.

I have just thrown 3 x shirts and 4 Tee Shirts away that I purchased at C&A's in 1970s. (The labels had the exclusive name of Canada, Made for C&A on it). Apart from the size being too small now, the quality of the shirts were still unbelievably good. 

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1 hour ago, Paul Watkinson said:

I'm new on here can't find answer when was the hole-in-the -road built&why?how did it come to be in the first place ?



Good question (welcome to the site by the way)

Our willing Sheffield History readers should easily be able to solve this one for you so stay tuned!

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