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The map also shows several other pubs: Norfolk Arms - bottom of Norfolk Street  Black Swan - corner of Flat Street and Little Pond Street  Tankard Inn - Little Pond Street  Barrell

Another 2 pubs in the area. The Falcon Inn stood on Flat Street and would be lost to the Post Office extension. The Palace Inn stood where the Post Office was built in the late 19th century. Both are

The Fitzalan Square toilets were upgraded in 1901 but it was realised they were inadequate and for the next six years the council hummed and harr'd about where to build more town centre toilets.  In J

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Ah, the 1890s. Them were the days when you couldn't put one foot in front of the other without stepping in horse-muck lol

Don't know how the women put up with it, - their skirts trailing on the ground as they did.

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Here are a couple of photos of Fitzalan Sq

1899

1970's (nearer guess please)

pre 1973, as the buses are in the beautiful old blue-and-cream livery.

*goes back to scrutinise the pic more closely*

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Here are a couple of photos of Fitzalan Sq

1899

1970's (nearer guess please)

Another photo of the Square, this one even has a pub in it

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Yes in the corner between what was Wigfalls and The GPO building

This is the corner (1974), but in the wrong place to view those steps. However GPO building and Wigfalls clearly visible

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Fitzalan Sq looking down Haymarket

Easiest question ever posted on this site

Who is this guy?

There must be one person who does not know

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Yep - remembered where I saw the article - was on the 'other' Sheffield Forum - mentioend a couple of times. Looks like it was always breaking down - so thats probably the reason it was removed - certainly dont remember it when I was a kid back in the fifties - but on the other forum they do have some quite senior citizens posting so they may recall something if someone asks.

l spoke about this on the other forum, it was a service lift from the GPO garage at the side in Bakers hill to the floors of the GPO and Fitzalan square at one time, before the blitz Skeets.

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Easiest question ever posted on this site

Who is this guy?

There must be one person who does not know

It's the toilet attendant because he is stood on top of the public toilets!

So he has to go in the throne room

Ah, - that's a clue then, if he sits on the throne it must be the King

Could it be Edward VII by any chance?

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It's the toilet attendant because he is stood on top of the public toilets!

So he has to go in the throne room

Ah, - that's a clue then, if he sits on the throne it must be the King

Could it be Edward VII by any chance?

I said it was easy, he has been there a few years.

Unfortunately there was not a prize, not like the great prize for finding 10 differences on the same photo.

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I said it was easy, he has been there a few years.

Unfortunately there was not a prize, not like the great prize for finding 10 differences on the same photo.

Not even a day trip to Fitzallen Square?

So how long has his statue been there?

He was King from 1901 to 1910

His short reign was mainly due to the fact that his mother (Queen Victoria) had such a long reign that he was quite old when he finally got to be King in 1901, having spent most of his adult life as the Prince Regent to the the throne, - a bit like Prince Charles now!!

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l spoke about this on the other forum, it was a service lift from the GPO garage at the side in Bakers hill to the floors of the GPO and Fitzalan square at one time, before the blitz Skeets.

This is the door that has been mentioned, also the Electricity sub-station

Bakers Hill 27 November 2008

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Fitzalan Sq looking down Haymarket

I remember the old Haymarket. At the back was the old open market. Also I remember an open shed which sold the livestock, rabbits, cats, puppys etc.

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Here is one of Fitzalan Square digitized from a glass slide taken by my Grandfather.

Fitzalan sq.jpg

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