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Looking for as much information as possible about Button Lane in Sheffield City Centre.

The shops, businesses, houses there and as many photographs as possible!

 

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Moorhead from Grapes Hotel, looking across to Button Lane. Nos 18-22, Angel Inn can be seen in background

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Premises on Button Lane from Furnival Street, Moorhead, centre, The Moor, left, (foreground), No 2, Moorhead, Roberts Brothers Ltd., General Drapers, Nos 18-22, Button Lane, Angel Inn, No 24, Evans and Green, Confectioners, No 26, Skidmores, Pork

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The Moor, looking towards Button Lane, Moorhead and Pinstone Street showing the effects of the Blitz, rear of Hippodrome Theatre on Cambridge Street, in background

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Button Lane looking towards junction of Fitzwilliam Street, No 210-216, Fitzwilliam Street, Jn Bleakley, Provision Merchants

August 1960

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Button Lane at the junction with Rockingham Street showing former Wentworth House P.H. (later tailors premises) looking towards Nos 61-73 Sheffields' first Council Houses

 

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Rockingham Lane and Button Lane, No 56 and 58, Button Lane, P. Hewitt and Co., Electrical Engineers

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Rockingham Street and Button Lane, former premises of Harry Polan and Co. Ltd. lead pipe manufacturers, 262 Rockingham Street (Wentworth Lead Works), No 268, Sheffield Theatrical Supplies, left

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Button Lane from Rockingham Street, No 268, Rockingham Street, Sheffield Theatrical Supplies, Theatrical Costumiers

 

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13 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Button Lane at the junction with Rockingham Street showing former Wentworth House P.H. (later tailors premises) looking towards Nos 61-73 Sheffield's' first Council Houses

 

A bit off topic! Can anyone identify for me the makes of the cars in the line up on the left? starting with the one with the L plate.

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On 27/03/2020 at 10:48, Oldbloke said:

VW Beetle, Jag, Standard(?), Ford and Austin I think.

Thanks Oldbloke. Like you i also identified it as a VW Beetle! Got a text from a mate of mine, he says it's a Renault 4cv, don't remember seeing any of those knocking about in the 60s.

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8 minutes ago, southside said:

Thanks Oldbloke. Like you i also identified it as a VW Beetle! Got a text from a mate of mine, he says it's a Renault 4cv, don't remember seeing any of those knocking about in the 60s.

I'd say it was a Renault 4CV, rather than a VW Beetle of the era in question (o/a 1960).

Attached are images of a 1958 Renault 4CV (the outdoor shot) and a 1960 VW Beetle (the showroom shot). Compare the rear engine cowl vents, the rear lights, the rear window....... which one do you think it looks most like???

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1 hour ago, RLongden said:

I'd say it was a Renault 4CV, rather than a VW Beetle of the era in question (o/a 1960).

Attached are images of a 1958 Renault 4CV (the outdoor shot) and a 1960 VW Beetle (the showroom shot). Compare the rear engine cowl vents, the rear lights, the rear window....... which one do you think it looks most like???

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It could well be, I've never seen one of those before. They must have been pretty rare.

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On 26/03/2020 at 21:02, Sheffield History said:

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Button Lane at the junction with Rockingham Street showing former Wentworth House P.H. (later tailors premises) looking towards Nos 61-73 Sheffields' first Council Houses

 

My husband was born in Netheredge Hospital and lived with his mum and grandparents at 63 Button Lane. Went off to live in Canada with his mum and returned to the UK 5 years later and was raised in the house next door to his Nanan with his mum and brother.

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Why the name “ Button Lane” was there Pearl button makers here or metal button makers ? It’s not just a name plucked out of the air, it must have an explanation.

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