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God this is hard, its usually my empty brain asking your full brain lol

My brain thought it knew this one but then changed its mind, the cottage rings a bell

Perhaps you should go with the brain's initial idea - it could be right.

The problem with my full brain is it is full to overflowing with lots of stuff to do with Sheffield, particularly transport, which is great for this Forum but not for any other purpose.

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Just for a change, I thought I would post a few tram pictures. I am fairly sure of the location of most of them, just looking for confirmation (or otherwise).

So, picture number 1:

Its a good one that. It can only be the bottom of Parkside Road. Used that crossing many a time going to a match with my dad. W/E.

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Its a good one that. It can only be the bottom of Parkside Road. Used that crossing many a time going to a match with my dad. W/E.

I think it is the bottom of Parkside Road as well, although it took me a while to be convinced. I have never seen a photo taken from that angle before, which is why I bought it, along with the others I might post. The barriers were one of the deciding factors for me, along with the stonework on the wall (comparing it to a photo of the Parkside Road Toll Bar on Picture Sheffield).

As the poster of the photograph, do I have to provide a suitable section of map with arrow to illustrate the location, or do I leave it to the "map and arrow" wizard?

Edited by madannie77
fixed broken Picture Sheffield link

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Perhaps you should go with the brain's initial idea - it could be right.

The problem with my full brain is it is full to overflowing with lots of stuff to do with Sheffield, particularly transport, which is great for this Forum but not for any other purpose.

Quote from The Simpsons in an episode where Homer decides to further his education to better himself, -

Homer

"It's no good Marge, I just can't learn any more, my brain is so full of stuff that when I try to learn something new I forget some of the old stuff,

just like the time I learned how to brew my own beer and I forgot how to drive the car"

Marge

"You didn't forget how to drive the car Homer, you were just drunk"

he hehe he lol

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I think it is the bottom of Parkside Road as well, although it took me a while to be convinced. I have never seen a photo taken from that angle before, which is why I bought it, along with the others I might post. The barriers were one of the deciding factors for me, along with the stonework on the wall (comparing it to a photo of the Parkside Road Toll Bar on Picture Sheffield).

As the poster of the photograph, do I have to provide a suitable section of map with arrow to illustrate the location, or do I leave it to the "map and arrow" wizard? lol

Here's a Special Offer DIY kit.

OS MAP of Parkside Rd.

(Number 6 is at the bottom)

PLUS - Multi-purpose arrow to position on any map, as, when & where required. lol

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Here's a Special Offer DIY kit.

OS MAP of Parkside Rd.

(Number 6 is at the bottom)

PLUS - Multi-purpose arrow to position on any map, as, when & where required. lol

Thought this wonderful DIY offer was going to be just right, but something seems a little bit amiss with my first attempt :o

Hopefully practice makes perfect :blink:

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Thought this wonderful DIY offer was going to be just right, but something seems a little bit amiss with my first attempt :o

Hopefully practice makes perfect :blink:

Is that better

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Is that better

Just a bit! You've obviously been practising more than me, and you've got thinner arrows. Perhaps I should leave it to the experts while I go and find some thinner arrows of my own and get another photo ready for uploading lol

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Just a bit! You've obviously been practising more than me, and you've got thinner arrows. Perhaps I should leave it to the experts while I go and find some thinner arrows of my own and get another photo ready for uploading lol

The secret is to use Photoshop.

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The secret is to use Photoshop.

SteveHB uses photoshop to forge phoney phone box then & now pictures :o

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The secret is to use Photoshop.

I do have suitable editing software, it is just that I rarely use it for these overlaying things, and I am (for some reason) in a silly mood tonight :wacko:

Perhaps another tram photo is needed: this one should be easy, but it's worth posting for the cars. Anyone know what they are?

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I do have suitable editing software, it is just that I rarely use it for these overlaying things, and I am (for some reason) in a silly mood tonight :wacko:

Perhaps another tram photo is needed: this one should be easy, but it's worth posting for the cars. Anyone know what they are?

The location is easy as you say, the cars are a little trickier

Is the one on the far side of the rd an old Citroen, just an initial thought

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Just a bit! You've obviously been practising more than me, and you've got thinner arrows. Perhaps I should leave it to the experts while I go and find some thinner arrows of my own and get another photo ready for uploading lol

I said before on here somewhere.

I always thought that trams had these fitted on top so you could always see where they were on the map. lol

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The location is easy as you say, the cars are a little trickier

Is the one on the far side of the rd an old Citroen, just an initial thought

A bit like this one, perhaps, seen at the Redhill Steam Fair in 2007. Not being particularly interested in cars (although I like seeing these old ones) I have no idea what model it is.

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A bit like this one, perhaps, seen at the Redhill Steam Fair in 2007. Not being particularly interested in cars (although I like seeing these old ones) I have no idea what model it is.

Any steam engines at that steam fair madannie?

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Any steam engines at that steam fair madannie?

There were a few, although because of the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in that area in 2007 not as many as usual, apparently. Those I saw were

CRL 110, a Fowler 13 ton roller "Hermes"

AA 5014, a Wallis & Stevens 5 ton oil bath tractor "Tinkerbell"

WX 2682, a Foden 5 ton steam lorry

SM 9983, an Aveling & Porter tractor "Orinoco"

PW 8905, a Burrell traction engine "William the Second"

BE 7988, a Fowler road locomotive "City of Hull"

HO 6438, a Wallis & Stevens road roller

Quite a sight to see some of these storming up the hills on the fair site.

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I do have suitable editing software, it is just that I rarely use it for these overlaying things, and I am (for some reason) in a silly mood tonight :wacko:

Perhaps another tram photo is needed: this one should be easy, but it's worth posting for the cars. Anyone know what they are?

The Citroen is a Traction Avant.

First ever front wheel drive car.

Look closely - this one is a right hand drive.

Probably a conversion because I don't think they would have produced any RHD.

I recognise the car on the right as well, but I can't for the life of me put a name to it.

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That's a Vauxhall, probably a Wyvern. If you watch Heartbeat, that's the taxi that David drives.

The Citroen is a Traction Avant.

First ever front wheel drive car.

Look closely - this one is a right hand drive.

Probably a conversion because I don't think they would have produced any RHD.

I recognise the car on the right as well, but I can't for the life of me put a name to it.

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That's a Vauxhall, probably a Wyvern. If you watch Heartbeat, that's the taxi that David drives.

Wyvern that's it.

Did the 40's Velox have the same body?

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The Citroen is a Traction Avant.

First ever front wheel drive car.

Look closely - this one is a right hand drive.

Probably a conversion because I don't think they would have produced any RHD.

I recognise the car on the right as well, but I can't for the life of me put a name to it.

I am doing a bit of research on that model of Citroen at the moment as I am after one myself. In the 1950s Citroen had a factory in Slough and built RHD models there for our home market. The Vauxhall is either a Wyvern 4 cylinder 1442cc or a Velox 6 cylinder 2275cc of 1948/51 vintage, both used the same bodyshell. W/E. The attached photos are of my 1949 Velox that I owned in the 1980s.

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Great stuff, gents. I suppose it was inevitable that there would be people on the Forum who had the requisite knowledge of old cars. Now, about that motor bike in the background........ :olol

The period detail helps make these old photos fascinating to me - sometimes more so than the tram in the centre of the shot. Things such as the Gunstone's Biscuits advert on the tram at Parkside Road and the Ovaltine advert on the Exchange Street picture.

Back to the trams: another fine shot for your perusal.

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Great stuff, gents. I suppose it was inevitable that there would be people on the Forum who had the requisite knowledge of old cars. Now, about that motor bike in the background........ :olol

The period detail helps make these old photos fascinating to me - sometimes more so than the tram in the centre of the shot. Things such as the Gunstone's Biscuits advert on the tram at Parkside Road and the Ovaltine advert on the Exchange Street picture.

Back to the trams: another fine shot for your perusal.

Frederick Borwell fruiterer 24 Abbey Lane Woodseats 1942 Kelly's Directory.

HD

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The Citroen is a Traction Avant.

First ever front wheel drive car.

Look closely - this one is a right hand drive.

Probably a conversion because I don't think they would have produced any RHD.

Ford made a Escort in the 1950s, it was a 100E van with side windows and rear seats. W/E.

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Ford made a Escort in the 1950s, it was a 100E van with side windows and rear seats. W/E.

The BSA, made by a well known British motorcycle and firearms manufacturing company may be front wheel drive but is it classed as a car or a motor tricycle?

I have outlined what the legal & technical differences are, other than the obvious only having 3 wheels, in another thread somewhere, possibly "what was your first ever car?" (LINK FAIRY)

The design of this BSA model looks very muck like the Morgan except that the Morgan had no bonnet, the engine was open.

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Ford made a Escort in the 1950s, it was a 100E van with side windows and rear seats. W/E.

Digging deeper WE

Alvis claim the 1929 Alvis FE FWD to be the first FWD production car by any reasonable sized manufacturer.

(They had a Front Wheel Drive racing car in 1928.)

Also, I agree with Dave that the 3 wheeler is cheating a bit. lol

A friend of mine had a 100E Escort in the 70's. A bit of a rarity even back then.

Must be very rare now.

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