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Sheffield slums and Crofts, 'orrible buildings before demolition etc in one place ... the older the better, obviously - Victorian Slums are the best !

Links only for PictureSheffield images please; if you currently live in a slum (or aspire to !) those pictures are welcome.

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Starter for ten ...

http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/i...9&hl=bailey

at least it was well paved ...

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Famous image, 1920's
Sambourne Square (junction of Edward St & Scotland St)

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Residents of a Court, School Lane off Duke Street, Park (1920's)

Picture Sheffield

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Unnamed/ unnumbered Courtyard, Townhead Street between Court No. 4 and Sims Croft, 1890's.


This is more like it. Someone was looking for Townhead Street, go to PictureSheffield, enter slum in the advanced searching of the complete database box then search; 466 hits in an instant; handly if you are snowed in and don't like Soaps, Repeats, Russell Brand etc - the perfect way to keep warm on a Winter evening - typing stops the fingers freezing ... apparently biggrin.gif

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File Cutlers Premises, Court No. 9 Cross Smithfields, 1900s

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s09946&pos=1&action=zoom&id=13039

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Court, Hollis Croft, St. Vincent's Church in background (Footprint Works now on site of Court)

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s06120&pos=1&action=zoom&id=9455

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House on Hollis Croft, formerly a manufacturer's house next to his saw factory converted to tenaments around 1900/10

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Looking up Court 21, Scotland Street, 1900s

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How would you fancy living here?

Ex-railway type van in a deplorable condition, placed on waste land and housing a man and wife and their child aged 1 year and 9 months, and another adult female, both females were pregnant. Occupants were eventually found accommodation by Social Care. (1950's)

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u01685&pos=1&action=zoom&id=37022

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u01686&pos=1&action=zoom&id=37022

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The number of houses demolished or closed in Sheffield under slum clearance powers in each of the years from 1964 to 1969 is as follows:

1964 - 1,366

1965 - 1,089

1966 - 1,187

1967 - 1,785

1968 - 1,623

1969 - 1,610

So there ...

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A few 'not fantastic quality' images from the Park area,

prior to demolition in the early 50's

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Great images, kids and washing and gradients and steps and grotty looking buildings - bet they weren't troubled with half the stuff that seems to concern us these days [Entering Grumpy Old Man-mode] :

"Careful Pomplemousse and Tarquin, that brouchetta may be past its best by date"

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Looking through your posts on Sheffield slums and I was fascinated by the old photo of Sambourne Square. I checked out the location on an old Sheffield map (corner of Scotland Street and Edward Street) I was amazed, a good friend of mine lived just round the corner in Furnace Hill flats in the 1960's. He had 3 sisters. I spent a lot of time there!! We were both motorbike fanatics, he kept his bike parts in the bath. There was a tiny motorbike shop on the next street, could have been Copper Street. Great times, great memories. Is anyone familiar with this area? Are Furnace Hill flats still there? Is the Shakespear still there on West Bar?

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Looking through your posts on Sheffield slums and I was fascinated by the old photo of Sambourne Square. I checked out the location on an old Sheffield map (corner of Scotland Street and Edward Street) I was amazed, a good friend of mine lived just round the corner in Furnace Hill flats in the 1960's. He had 3 sisters. I spent a lot of time there!! We were both motorbike fanatics, he kept his bike parts in the bath. There was a tiny motorbike shop on the next street, could have been Copper Street. Great times, great memories. Is anyone familiar with this area? Are Furnace Hill flats still there? Is the Shakespear still there on West Bar?

I don't think the flats are still there, but the Shakespear is still there

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Looking through your posts on Sheffield slums and I was fascinated by the old photo of Sambourne Square. I checked out the location on an old Sheffield map (corner of Scotland Street and Edward Street) I was amazed, a good friend of mine lived just round the corner in Furnace Hill flats in the 1960's. He had 3 sisters. I spent a lot of time there!! We were both motorbike fanatics, he kept his bike parts in the bath. There was a tiny motorbike shop on the next street, could have been Copper Street. Great times, great memories. Is anyone familiar with this area? Are Furnace Hill flats still there? Is the Shakespear still there on West Bar?

Yes there was a motorcycle shop on copper street and it was small, - you had to clamber over all these bikes in the shop to get to the guy on the sales counter. In the 1970's and 80's they specialised in cheap eastern european models like the CZ and MZ ranges. Seem to remember he had a CZ 350 2-stroke twin with a sidecar in the shop at one time.

This area is part of "Little Italy" where some of my mothers relatives lived at one time. Acording to her the Cuneo's owned a place on copper street at one time.

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In the 1970's and 80's they specialised in cheap eastern european models like the CZ and MZ ranges. Seem to remember he had a CZ 350 2-stroke twin with a sidecar in the shop at one time.

And the sidecar was on the "Wrong side" as in left hand drive. I remember seeing it about at that time. A very odd sight.

Here's a story I just found about a Sheffield student who had an MZ combo.

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/mzcombo07111300.html

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Yes there was a motorcycle shop on copper street and it was small, - you had to clamber over all these bikes in the shop to get to the guy on the sales counter. In the 1970's and 80's they specialised in cheap eastern european models like the CZ and MZ ranges. Seem to remember he had a CZ 350 2-stroke twin with a sidecar in the shop at one time.

This area is part of "Little Italy" where some of my mothers relatives lived at one time. Acording to her the Cuneo's owned a place on copper street at one time.

Tom's, used to do Villiers spares.

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My friend John, who lived in 'Little Italy" bought this Sunbeam from Tom's on Copper Street, he had to climb over all the bikes to get to the counter. I bought it from him and rode it to the Isle of Man for the TT races. This is me in the IOM. Thanks to everyone for filling in all the gaps, I'm happy now.

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Tom's, used to do Villiers spares.

Thanks for reminding me neddy, it was Tom's Motorcycles on Copper Street.

As I say it was a strange little shop, almost competing with Wizard Motorcycles who's establishment was built into one of the Wicker Arches (on the left as you approach the arches from town, the Spital Hill side) for strange styling.

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My friend John, who lived in 'Little Italy" bought this Sunbeam from Tom's on Copper Street, he had to climb over all the bikes to get to the counter. I bought it from him and rode it to the Isle of Man for the TT races. This is me in the IOM. Thanks to everyone for filling in all the gaps, I'm happy now.

Nice picture Phil.

I used to have a CZ 250 2stroke twin when I was skint as a student.

It was cheap, got you about but tended to be unreliable unless you were forever adjusting the contact breaker and cleaning those oily silencer baffles.

Regularly needed spares and the main dealers were Richardsons, Toms and Wizard.

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Looking through your posts on Sheffield slums and I was fascinated by the old photo of Sambourne Square. I checked out the location on an old Sheffield map (corner of Scotland Street and Edward Street) I was amazed, a good friend of mine lived just round the corner in Furnace Hill flats in the 1960's. He had 3 sisters. I spent a lot of time there!! We were both motorbike fanatics, he kept his bike parts in the bath. There was a tiny motorbike shop on the next street, could have been Copper Street. Great times, great memories. Is anyone familiar with this area? Are Furnace Hill flats still there? Is the Shakespear still there on West Bar?

Hi Anita here, Phil,Your 'good' friend is my brother John, one of 3 brothers and 4 sisters, John is currently living in Spain, with his wife, Linda. Many happy memories of furnace hill, great biking adventures, great times, great family and great friends. Mum was re-located to Upper Greave street, off infirmary road, the family visit Mum, and I get to visit whenever I take a trip back to the UK, from Oz. Looking forward to sharing more sheffield stories.

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Fascinating reading - never realised naively that there were so many slums in Sheffield. :(

Great picture references too.

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