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I came to Sheffield in 1980 and went to the Gaumont in Barker's Pool many times. I realise this photo claims to be taken in 1966 but is this really Barker's Pool ?

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Clearly not.

The web has numerous photos of Dylan taken by the same photographer and being labeled as “taken in Sheffield on May 16, 1966.”

One such photo actually shows him leaving LSD Partners betting shop on Castle Blvd in Nottingham - which he would have likely passed between his concert in Leicester on May 15 and his concert in Sheffield on May 16. While the street in Nottingham isn’t identical to the image that claims to be Barkers Pool there is a lot of similarity with the architecture. So, best guess....

The ‘Barker’s Pool’ photo is actually a random street in Nottingham where he stopped for a lunch or toilet break on his way from Leicester to Sheffield.

 

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A couple of links that seem to be relevant --------  http://westbridgfordwire.com/bob-dylan-comes-west-bridgford/    -----------------         http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1812373_1721126,00.html          ------------          

http://westbridgfordwire.com/bob-dylan-visits-nottingham-1966-update/

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There are at least six photos online by Barry Feinstein which are annotated by him/his estate as taken in Sheffield. However, there is substantial evidence that all of them were taken on Monday May 16th 1966 in Nottingham, while he was en route (pre-M1) from Leicester to Sheffield. One shows him leaving Nottingham Castle via the gates, another two (including the one above) show his delight on leaving his Daimler, having spotted "L.S.D. Partners Betting Shop". A further two show him outside the said shop at 18 Castle Boulevard, according to https://nottinghamcityofliterature.com/blog/dylan-in-fair-nottamun-town ). And there is a further photo at the same location - it looks like the limo was parked opposite the shop, which I am old enough to remember. So, alas, Sheffield did not get this one!

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