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A great view of Sheffield on this 1915 post card currently offered on Ebay.
Taken I think from Norfolk Park, that is certainly The Farm with I think possibly the park entrance and lodge on Norfolk Park Road bottom left.
Plenty of famous Sheffield buildings across the middle including, (left to right) St. George's, St. Matthew's, The Albert Hall, St. Paul's, the Town Hall, Walker and Hall's and the Cathedral.            -------------------              https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382568503293?ul_noapp=true

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Yep, I’d agree with that @boginspro Lovely shot and lots of details of “Sheffield - At Rest”.

However, I suspect it might prove a little trickier, identifying the location of the antithesis view of “Sheffield - At Work”?

However, if you look just left of centre in the image, just above the three stubby chimneys, is that the Town Hall we can see through the murk? If it is, where would be within this distance and elevation? Pond Street area? Too close for Neepsend, but how about Moorfoot area?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RP-Postcard-Sheffield-at-Work-Judges/382568503669?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D08a9591ae0884af28b0bc03c16778356%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D382568503669%26itm%3D382568503669&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

 

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Good one RLongden  , I thought of adding that picture, but not noticing what you did I thought it may be  too hard to find the location.

My first thoughts on that one were that it may be looking over the railway from Granville Street, Park, I am not sure what made me think that though.

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What about stood at the junction of Granville Street and Granville Hill, looking straight over Ponds Forge and line of sight with the Town Hall? Which buildings in 1915 would obscure the view in between? 

Tenuous I know, but look at the tapered top chimney and the flanged topped one. I can’t find a photo with the correct perspective, but it seems to line up, so any opinions over whether this could be the view?

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10 hours ago, RLongden said:

What about stood at the junction of Granville Street and Granville Hill, looking straight over Ponds Forge and line of sight with the Town Hall?

Great work RLongden , I am sure you have it, the three short funnel like chimneys are there as well.

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I suppose it also solves one of the ‘Mystery Images’ on Picture Sheffield too?

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t01207&pos=22&action=zoom&id=31660

Postcard depicting 'Sheffield at Work'. Unidentified works, building on left has words 'Forge' on gable”

......... Ponds Forge! :)

I’m tempted to email them with the answer, but it often goes unacknowleged....

Funny how things fall into place sometimes?!

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Yes I had not realized it was on Picture Sheffield, it might be worth emailing them , though I did it once and nothing happened.

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Looks like I have been proven wrong. I did write to Picture Sheffield and make them aware of the location of the mystery image. This morning I received a nice email back, thanking me for the information and telling me they would update their records accordingly.

I for one get so much out of P.S. that it’s nice to be able to contribute back the other way, whenever possible...

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