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Paul Worrall
2 hours ago, madannie77 said:

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Hi,

When I was a young Sheffield teacher in the mid-70's we had an Environmental Education Advisor called Mr R Rodges - Bob. Bob was years a head of the times. He used to say, 'If you want to get an idea of what a building was, look up to at least the first floor'. We once went on an environment field study around the City centre looking up at the shops and other buildings. I learned such a lot from that walk and still think about what Bob said. Shops come and go, but the upper fabric of buildings changes very little!

Wazzie Worrall 

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tozzin
14 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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The blank space in the stone just behind the lamp-post Head is where the name Post Office was removed when the General post office was up and running.

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madannie77

I really got into the habit of looking up when I joined Sheffield History and began hunting for datestones on buildings!

And then along came Calvin72 with the drainspotting and I started looking down at the ground as well.

Now I sometimes don't know where to look on my infrequent visits to Sheffield :wacko:

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LeadFarmer

If you look up when stood looking at the Wh Smiths building on Fargate, there are stone carvings of farm animal heads. I seem to recall the building was originally built for, or by a butcher?

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SteveHB
9 hours ago, LeadFarmer said:

If you look up when stood looking at the Wh Smiths building on Fargate, there are stone carvings of farm animal heads. I seem to recall the building was originally built for, or by a butcher?

Davy’s, 38 - 40 Fargate

 

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Don't miss the Pawson and Brailsford 'P&B', carved into the stonework between the ground and first floors of what is currently Lloyds Bank on the corner of High Street and East Parade

 

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Calvin72
On 12/06/2020 at 21:53, LeadFarmer said:

If you look up when stood looking at the Wh Smiths building on Fargate, there are stone carvings of farm animal heads. I seem to recall the building was originally built for, or by a butcher?

Then and now :)

 

38-40 Fargate 1888.jpg

38-40 Fargate now.jpeg

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