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Does anyone have any memories or pictures of the Corner Shop on Derbyshire Lane in Meersbrook. I have looked on Picture Sheffield and found one picture but any extra info or pictures would be great. I am Assistant Producer for Wall to Wall media and we are filming the next back in Time series for the BBC in Sheffield this summer. 

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Hi CharB. Depending on which Corner Shop you want info on, I have friends who live in the area, and they were always down the one on corner of Derbyshire Lane/Norton Lees Rd, as it was a general store and beer-off. The one on the opposite side of the road a bit higher up, used to be a TV/ Radio repair shop I think, though I don't know what it was originally.

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Hi CharB, been up to my friends at Norton Lees, walked down to look at the larger 'Corner Shop' corner of , Derbyshire Lane& Norton Lees Rd. We see that progress is been made on restoring the look of the shop, the canopy trimmings round the top of the premises are brilliant, can't wait to see it when it's finished looking like it used to be.

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Does anyone remember this Beer Off when Fred and Sheila Wright had it in the early 70s?

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On 08/07/2019 at 15:35, paulhib48 said:

Does anyone remember this Beer Off when Fred and Sheila Wright had it in the early 70s?

Hi Paul. Asked my friends who live just up the road, they haven't heard their name mentioned, sorry!

There is an elder gentleman age 89 who lives on Norton Lees Rd that my friends know, his Grandfather used to run the shop, early 20th c, he might know of them, my friends will ask for you. He has been talking to the film crew, as have my friends, and I was up this weekend, and got chance for a chat and look at the shop now it is dressed Victorian, brilliant work! got a few pics. They are filming over the next 2 weeks, as they alter the shop through time. It will be most interesting for everyone who knows that shop, to see how they depict it altering over the years, compared to what it actually was like. Don't know when it will be shown, but it's a must to watch.

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Hi Heartshome. Thank you for your response.

Fred and Sheila had the shop late 60s early 70s if my memory serves me correctly. It was a traditional off licence.

I knew them cos they used to socialise a lot with friends we had that ran another corner shop in the area. It was called Husseys and was on the corner of Welby Place and CliffeField Rd. It was run by Mary Robinson and had been her mother’s shop, I believe.

Now that was a classic corner shop where they just sat in the parlour till the door bell rang and after a certain time they just knocked on the back door if they wanted anything. Literally Open all Hours.

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15 hours ago, paulhib48 said:

Hi Heartshome. Thank you for your response.

Fred and Sheila had the shop late 60s early 70s if my memory serves me correctly. It was a traditional off licence.

I knew them cos they used to socialise a lot with friends we had that ran another corner shop in the area. It was called Husseys and was on the corner of Welby Place and CliffeField Rd. It was run by Mary Robinson and had been her mother’s shop, I believe.

Now that was a classic corner shop where they just sat in the parlour till the door bell rang and after a certain time they just knocked on the back door if they wanted anything. Literally Open all Hours.

Hi Paul, there seems to have been quite a few 'corner shops'  around the area. My friends live opposite where there used to be one on the corner of Norton Lees Rd and Cliffe Field Rd. It closed late 70's, there are several photo's of it on Picture Sheffield. There was also a fab bakery and cake shop, 2 doors away from my Mum-in-law's on Norton Lees Rd, the smell from the back door was wonderful, it became a Hairdressers after the Bakers closed.

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