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Old and new side by side.

Anyone remember this old house in Sheffield 6?

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Such a shame that so many charming old buildings were allowed to be demolished by Sheffield council. 

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That's an argument that could fly in the face of progress. Progress in this case being a 21st century road... fit for purpose' . Sheffield has very many listed buildings and even more for which application for listing has been made but , for one reason, or another rejected. The Council gets blame for too much for which it is not entirely responsible...but it does deserve some brick bats for its past "Philistinism"!

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7 hours ago, dalewoods8 said:

Such a shame that so many charming old buildings were allowed to be demolished by Sheffield council. 

I agree with that. I don't think knocking down buildings that have been around for almost 200 years is progress, especially for a car park. Before you know it Sheffield will have no heritage left. 

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Sheffield council dererves all the flack it gets, plus some more besides! It's all very well listing a building (or anything else for that matter) but as soon as somebody from the university comes along with a brown envelope full of money listing doesn't seem to matter any more.

Evidence 1. Hessops Hospital (knocked down)

Evidence 2. Sewer gas destructor lamps (systematically vandalised by Amey (on behalf of the council) as part of their Streets Behind programme!

It's time the Labour council was demolished and consigned to the anals of history!

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17 hours ago, andy1702 said:

Sheffield council dererves all the flack it gets, plus some more besides! It's all very well listing a building (or anything else for that matter) but as soon as somebody from the university comes along with a brown envelope full of money listing doesn't seem to matter any more.

Evidence 1. Hessops Hospital (knocked down)

Evidence 2. Sewer gas destructor lamps (systematically vandalised by Amey (on behalf of the council) as part of their Streets Behind programme!

It's time the Labour council was demolished and consigned to the anals of history!

Ask yourself andy 1702 !   how many listed buildings will be demolished to make way for HS2

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On 19/12/2017 at 19:26, andy1702 said:

Sheffield council dererves all the flack it gets, plus some more besides! It's all very well listing a building (or anything else for that matter) but as soon as somebody from the university comes along with a brown envelope full of money listing doesn't seem to matter any more.

Evidence 1. Hessops Hospital (knocked down)

Evidence 2. Sewer gas destructor lamps (systematically vandalised by Amey (on behalf of the council) as part of their Streets Behind programme!

It's time the Labour council was demolished and consigned to the anals of history!

Agreed the council is not perfect, but unfortunately money talks, and when the budgets have been consistently cut for 20 years or more something has to give.

1) Not all of the Jessop hospital was demolished, the original Victorian parts still stand and are being reused.

2) As for the gas lamps, well we've been here before, but they are redundant and have been for many years, they haven't carried outs their intended function since the 1960's, remember they were never classed a 'street lights'. Some have been refurbished, and they look okay, but it costs money

I'm not defending Amey (left them after 8 weeks!) but as a city we have to attract investment, it has always been the case and in years past, and great swathes have been cleared in the name of progress. Should we have not done a slum clearance programme because the houses were 'part of our heritage'?

Was it any better when the Lib Dems were in charge?  Of course if you don't agree with how Sheffield is run, you can always put up for election and try and change it yourself.

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I remember these houses. They were 2 up and 2 down back to back houses. We played in the yard with some of the other kids. The next row down towards Penistone road there was a shop who sold all most things but being kids we went in for sweets and ice creams.

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