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DaveJC
  • Going back to Frank and Kath Drabble’s tenure when it was a proper pub. They were family friends so I am obviously very biased, however it was everything that an English city centre pub should be, is was spotlessly clean, the beer was well kept, Frank and Kath were very friendly with their customers and staff whilst still retaining their business heads, the top city centre pub of it’s day IMHO. 

 

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lysandernovo

Back in the late 1960.s it was a regular "early bar"meeting place for a group of quite high ranking Sheffield steel works metallurgists...a couple of whom were members of a committeee re writing the BS970 steel specifications.

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DaveJC
45 minutes ago, lysandernovo said:

Back in the late 1960.s it was a regular "early bar"meeting place for a group of quite high ranking Sheffield steel works metallurgists...a couple of whom were members of a committeee re writing the BS970 steel specifications.

As against the current definition  of ‘high ranking’, as my old pal who specialised in British Aerospace contracts would classify as ‘manhole cover makers’. 😂

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lysandernovo

Don't forget that the original jet engines relied on special steels developed in Sheffield...and Rolls Royce now has a factory ,off the Parkway, "growing" turbine blades  Whatever, it was better than being known as a producer of "clog iron"....which was the reputation of the Birmingham steel makers.🙄

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DaveJC
4 minutes ago, lysandernovo said:

Don't forget that the original jet engines relied on special steels developed in Sheffield...and Rolls Royce now has a factory ,off the Parkway, "growing" turbine blades  Whatever, it was better than being known as a producer of "clog iron"....which was the reputation of the Birmingham steel makers.🙄

He was based in Sheffield, sorry to cause confusion, he wasn’t taking the micky of his employers, just the type of steel making that Sheffield is heading for.

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Perchpole

I actually lived here as a young teenager in the early 80s. It was a great place to be - especially being so close to Beatties model shop just around the corner. However, during the middle of my family's tenure of the business, we experienced a truly appalling episode. A young man jumped to his death from Cole Brothers' car park directly opposite the pub. This would have been in 1981/82. I still remember watching things unfold from my bedroom window on the third floor. I'll never forget people walking around him as he lay on the pavement, as if he were some sort of drunk who'd collapsed in the street.

His parents came into the pub some weeks later. Apparently he and his best friend had just graduated from uni and had ended up going for the same job. His friend got it.

 

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