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Photo here of The Crucible Theatre being built on the site of the old Adelphi Hotel

Anyone remember this far back and remember this famous theatre being built next to The Lyceum Theatre?

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The year was 1970 and the excavation in the immediate foreground shows the basement level of the former Nether Chapel (built 1828 on the site of the earlier 1715 chapel) which site is now occupied by the Central United Reformed Church ( built in 1971 as the new Nether Chapel). There were a number of graves within this site particularly adjacent to Chapel Walk and the Victoria Hall (bottom LH corner of picture).

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Makes me think of The Playhouse.   We very much missed its intimacy when it closed I had to  move out of Sheffield  up to Teesside & we have the Middlesbrough Little Theatre which reminds me very much of The Playhouse.

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gippeswyc
On 13/09/2017 at 20:38, Sheffield History said:

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Photo here of The Crucible Theatre being built on the site of the old Adelphi Hotel

Anyone remember this far back and remember this famous theatre being built next to The Lyceum Theatre?

I did a 3 year full-time OND Building course at Shirecliffe College 1968-71 & as part of it my industrial training was working at the Gleeson's headquarters then on Chesterfield Road road for several months. In the offices worked in a draftmans & material quotes office . Worked on the Crucible site doing several roles from assisting a surveyor, a little pricing, working in the wages office, and making tea for the workers & general dogsbody! I was only 18 so a little intimadating quite often. Get their tea wrong and I was in trouble. The window above the street sign was the wages office. Get their overtime wrong and I would cop for it! Didn't finish the course, I ended up in I.T.

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