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Haymarket Sheffield City Centre

Was Haymarket really this busy back in the day?

It looks packed! Is this normal shopping day or do you think it was a special occasion?

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2 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Haymarket Sheffield City Centre

Was Haymarket really this busy back in the day?

It looks packed! Is this normal shopping day or do you think it was a special occasion?

a normal shopping day, sheffield is big but it was a community of people that knew and helped each other when times were tough,, don't think that would happen today, or taking in other peoples kids to look after

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Yes town was thriving back then. Tram lines but no trams or wires that I can see, new Woolies being built, it must be about 1961.

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and two policemen helping people cross the road.

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Picture Sheffield gives date as 22 July 1961 ( spot on boginspro!) which was a Saturday. The AEC Regent III  - VWJ 541 was one of nine Roe bodied vehicles out of 85 AEC's delivered in 1956/57 for tram replacement services, seen here on Route 24 to Tinsley. Used to love the smell of Ground coffee which drifted out of Davy's.:rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, Voldy said:

Picture Sheffield gives date as 22 July 1961 ( spot on boginspro!) which was a Saturday. The AEC Regent III  - VWJ 541 was one of nine Roe bodied vehicles out of 85 AEC's delivered in 1956/57 for tram replacement services, seen here on Route 24 to Tinsley. Used to love the smell of Ground coffee which drifted out of Davy's.:rolleyes:

Sorry to be a bit off topic but was that AEC Regent fleet number 741 please or is my memory failing me?

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VWJ541 was indeed numbered 741, according to the sources I have, the batch of nine being 736-744. 

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A boomtown and a much nicer place than it is today.

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15 minutes ago, madannie77 said:

VWJ541 was indeed numbered 741, according to the sources I have, the batch of nine being 736-744. 

Thank you.

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