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Anyone old enough remembers these quite fondly and they're a minor design classic. I created a Facebook page devoted to them during the first lockdown, The Yellow Bin Appreciation Society (Sheffield Branch). Feel free to join and if anyone has any photos of them to post, please do. They will be much  appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/201279054513672/

It's a light hearted group, but there are many old photos from the 60s to the 80s when they gradually disappeared. There's also the location of the four remaining Yellow Bins in the Sheffield area.

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Except they're not always so easy to spot...
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Good grief, until looking at your FB page out of curiosity, I had totally forgotten these ever existed. I do remember them from my much younger days !!

Thanks :)

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Bottom of the Moor, pre-Manpower Services building.

The overhead Christmas lights spell out SANTA'S WORKSHOP. Was it a regular thing to have that on the waste ground down there?


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Santa's workshop was on the waste ground on the right hand side going up The Moor when I was a kid in the early sixties, and for several years.

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2 minutes ago, SteveHB said:

That's my dad on the left, the bloke with the flat cap on 🙂

Wow, quite a coincidence. The photo was taken by Mark Wrigley, son of J R Wrigley who did a popular series of picture books of Sheffield.
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I can see three David Mellor bins in this photo. There should be a fourth one outside the old ABC cinema, but it's not visible.
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There's been a new discovery in Chapeltown  bringing the number of remaining David Mellor bins in the Sheffield area up to 6 now. Unfortunately it has recently lost its yellow insert so only the galvanised frame remains.

This is from Google streetview in 2019 when it was complete.

 

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The largest congregation of Yellow Bins known. There are six visible in this postcardimage.thumb.png.f00b66be95b1a340fb4bc9639ae7b4cf.png

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You would think that performing intimate sexual acts with Antonia de Sancha and Penelope Lyttelton would have been sufficient for this goofy toothed MP. But never to be daunted, he is now remembered for a yellow bin that is now named after him, what a man. 😁

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Well David Mellor the designer was born before David Mellor MP, so maybe he was named after the bins! 😄

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For the avoidance of doubt, the right David Mellor the Sheffield cutlery manufacturer and designer outside his Broomhall house  vs the wrong David Mellor, disgraced Tory politician.



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5 minutes ago, Alastair said:

Snig Hill Yellow Bin, but what year?image.png.63a3f429cb0d1f4ea3115d760b6bc68a.png

Mark 1 Ford Escort, circa 1970

 

 

 

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