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at a guess around the early 70's, I remember going to the Wimpy opposite and going down the arcade towards the bus stop, probably 1974 ish.

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Well if the dates are correct in these picturesheffield images, it looks to be boarded up by 1977 ..

Union Street s24400

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That's an interesting photograph, The tall black-stone building on the end (next to the Nelson) is still standing, in 2012, it's a chippy these days! I can't believe they knocked down the arcade to build that modern carbuncle!

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That's an interesting photograph, The tall black-stone building on the end (next to the Nelson) is still standing, in 2012, it's a chippy these days! I can't believe they knocked down the arcade to build that modern carbuncle!

Totally agree.Can't believe it was still there as late as '75.Thought it was much earlier.

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1957 occupants :

2 J. Kalman & Sons, expert vermin destroyers (Telephone 72021 & 48919)

2 Ward & Co., estate egents

2 Allen Rolane E. & Co., typewriter repairers

2 A. White, turf commission agent

2 Midland Artists Ltd., commercial artists

2 Jn. W. Marsden, manufacturers agent

4 Averill, costumier (in picture)

5/7 Hodgson's photographic suppliers, dealers

6 Hallet and Slater, hairdressers

7a (flat) R. E. Bamford

8 & 9 J & K Jones, jewellers

10 The Dale Clinic, electrolysis and excess nasal hair-removal clinic

11 Walker & Senior Ltd., Signwriters

14 Ofrex Ltd., knitwear specialists

Not much there ... I may have made up the bit about the nose hairs ... possibly ...

As promised

First one, May 1964 from Pinstone Street. Suggs Sports to the left, Barney Goodman's to the right, Cambridge Arcade written over the Archway, Sheffield United Tours sign visible inside the Arcade, and the blind man who sold packets of lavender and matches to the left of the entrance.

Second one, Union Street end, Arcade sign much more prominent, Copper Coin Cafe and Lamb's newagents.

Third one, the Arcade itself, this is looking down the Arcade, from Pinstone Street towards Union Street. Hodgson's camera shop situated to the left of this picture.

Source : Remember Sheffield in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies - David Richardson

Credits - Picture 1 D. J Richardson

Pictures 2 & 3 C. J. Farrant

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The Sweeny hairdressing salons ..

"The first Sweeny salon opened in 1970, it was in an arcade off the moor opposite Cambridge Street. formerly called John Fanthoms ................ "

" After about 3 years we recieved notice from the council that they were going to redevelop the Arcade and we had to find somewhere else to trade ........"

www.sweeny4.co.uk/History.

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J. Fantham, hairdresser, 6 Pinstone Street in 1968.

The Sweeny hairdressing salons ..

"The first Sweeny salon opened in 1970, it was in an arcade off the moor opposite Cambridge Street. formerly called John Fanthoms ................ "

" After about 3 years we recieved notice from the council that they were going to redevelop the Arcade and we had to find somewhere else to trade ........"

www.sweeny4.co.uk/History.

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As a matter of fact, 1968 Cambridge Arcade, even less in there than before ...

5/7 Sheffield United Tours Ltd., motor coach proprietors

9 J & K Jones Ltd., jewellers

6 J. Fantham, hairdresser

6 Leadbeater H. D., ladies hairdresser

8 Averill, gowns.

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I think I remember the Cambridge Arcade.  Was there a large shop at the other end of the parade of shops called Stewart and Stewart?

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1 hour ago, Enid said:

I think I remember the Cambridge Arcade.  Was there a large shop at the other end of the parade of shops called Stewart and Stewart?

Not sure, but there was a Stewart and Stewart outfitters on Pinstone Street it stood opposite St. Pauls Parade, on the corner of Cross Burgess Street,  the building is still in existence ...

 

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It was demolished for improvements? look what we have in its place.

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20 hours ago, Enid said:

I think I remember the Cambridge Arcade.  Was there a large shop at the other end of the parade of shops called Stewart and Stewart?

I think the outfitter's shop opposite St Pauls Parade was Greville & Steward. My mother worked in their offices that backed on to Paradise Square.

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Stewart and Stewart were on Pinstone Street ... near the now disused Salvation Army Citadel.

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On 18/05/2007 at 06:36, pete_s said:

I think there was a cafe at the bottom of Cambridge Arcade. In the fifties its name was "EL MAMBO".

The ground floor was called Heaven and the basement (which had a loud juke box) was called Hell. They sold frothy coffee from a noisy machine!

It was "cool" to be seen there!

I remember el mambo there. I learnt to smoke here .....it was cool then .....also learnt the words to "hit the road. Jack."  God thats a life time ago ...

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What a catastrophe..why was that section of Pinstone Street demolished (??).. seems Sheffield Town Planners  have learnt nothing through the decades.. that section of Pinstone Street / Union Street has been more than half empty since the late '90s and an awful building to boot

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The El Mambo was at the end of the arcade on Union Street.  No if ands or buts about it.  I used to work there.  I sold coffee behind the bar downstairs from a Gaggia Espresso machine.  That was located right at the bottom of the stairs in the middle of three rooms.  The manager at the time was a tough Irishman name Hugie.  I met my future wife there (amongst many other lovely ladies!).  Quite a bit of gambling took place on the pinball machines.

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11 hours ago, BudBuck said:

The El Mambo was at the end of the arcade on Union Street.  No if ands or buts about it.  I used to work there.  I sold coffee behind the bar downstairs from a Gaggia Espresso machine.  That was located right at the bottom of the stairs in the middle of three rooms.  The manager at the time was a tough Irishman name Hugie.  I met my future wife there (amongst many other lovely ladies!).  Quite a bit of gambling took place on the pinball machines.

We used to have to go to a different school one afternoon a week to do woodwork. We were given plastic bus tokens and expected to travel there after eating our school dinner. One day 2 naughty boys (myself and another) decided to play truant using the bus tokens to get to town then spending the afternoon drinking cappuccino and listening to the jukebox in the El Mambo. We panicked a bit when we saw a policeman talking to the barman but in the darkness of Hell he didn't see us trying to hide. Our school seemed never to have found out about our afternoon of truancy.  

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