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Take a look at this photo of Snig Hill in Sheffield City Centre. Are we basically looking over at where the Police Station is now?

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ayfer

Yes. The tall gable end of the building on the left still stands. The shop 'Harrolls' seems to be still there but boarded up. The trees are new!

Water Lane went down between the City School of Motoring and Direct Curtains. I think Water Lane nick was down there. There were a few stumbled and fell going down there to be charged at 'the Nick'!

"He just tripped, honest Sarge."

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Oldbloke

The fines office was down there too.

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A really old photo of Snig Hill in Sheffield City Centre. This looks like being at the top of the hill? 

Castle Inn - Anyone recognise/know about this pub?

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Snig Hill in 1895 showing Boots Cash Chemists

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Snig Hill might get it's name from the wedges that were put behind the horse carts wheels when they stopped on hills, to stop them rolling backwards. The wedges were called 'snigs'.

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A walk down Snig Hill to West Bar

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On 26/03/2020 at 18:54, Sheffield History said:

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Take a look at this photo of Snig Hill in Sheffield City Centre. Are we basically looking over at where the Police Station is now?

 

12 minutes ago, Sheffield History said:

 

A walk down Snig Hill to West Bar

Direct curtains Junction of Snig Hill and Angel street. My mother Minnie Cressey was the manageress there for many years. it was demolished and news paper booth stands or stood on the spot after. They made the curtains for the cinema across the road. Just out off sight on the right of the shop the gable end now has the portrait of a steelworker made from with the bricks. She was heart broken when they got notice of demolishing. The owner was a kind man. He kept it open to the very end and my mother was given a great final pay packet. He kept in touch for many years until he passed away .The buildings where the motoring school is and the rest going down were demolished and Snig Hill Police HQ built in there place

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Snig Hill in 1905 showing H.H. Schofield, and the London and New Zealand Frozen Mutton Company that was relocating from 50 West Bar.

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WestTinsley

Snig Hill / Bridge Street Bus Station. 

No idea when it was closed down tho

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