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Check out this glorious photograph of Sheffield City Centre showing an old tram, a bus, and cars all in the same shot!

Also - Woolworth & C on the right hand side of the picture

Any idea what year this might have been?

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That’s the Moor, Pinstone Street ends at Moorhead.

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4 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

Any idea what year this might have been?

I think the Leyland PD2 on the right was new in 1954 and I believe that tram number 296 went all the way to 1960. It narrows it down a bit if I am correct.

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17 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Check out this glorious photograph of Sheffield City Centre showing an old tram, a bus, and cars all in the same shot!

Also - Woolworth & C on the right hand side of the picture

Any idea what year this might have been?

My guess is late 50's or very early 60's.

The Bedford van is pulling out of Button Lane or Carver St. so it's before Pauldens Department Store was built.

I don't have a solid date for this.

Woolworths store was previously Redgates in the early 50's until Furnival Gate was built and then Redgates moved around the corner.

Don't have a solid date for this either but Furnival Gate was built at the same time as Pauldens Store.

So photo was taken between those 2 dates.

The Old Moor was a lovely place and well supported by shoppers.

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1 hour ago, Organgrinder said:

Woolworths store was previously Redgates in the early 50's until Furnival Gate was built and then Redgates moved around the corner.

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No it wasn't, Redgates was next door, above Woolworths.

Trams stopped running in 1960.

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Redgates - next door to Woollworths,  So it was.  Not very often I slip but you caught me.

I've now discovered that Pauldens was built in 1964 but that's now immaterial as the photo must date  from the fifties due to the trams having stopped in 1960

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Does anyone know what was there before Pauldens was built?


Anyone know where we can find photos of that spot?

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3 hours ago, Sheffield History said:



Does anyone know what was there before Pauldens was built?


Anyone know where we can find photos of that spot?

There were bombed buildings ( shops) there after the war until site was cleared  (just before 1950 I think).

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That’s Button Lane shooting down off to the left, with shop awning down.

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35 minutes ago, tozzin said:

That’s Button Lane shooting down off to the left, with shop awning down.


I definitely want to learn about Button Lane.. 

Will start a new thread on it

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