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Where's this the entrance to, should be able to get a pint or two in here, or a bottle or two for our younger members

The Surrey? It was originally a Masonic Hall.

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I had a few pints in here one evening,

but glad I wasn't paying for them!

Never noticed the bust set in the stonework,

until I took this shot from a distance

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I had a few pints in here one evening,

but glad I wasn't paying for them!

Never noticed the bust set in the stonework,

until I took this shot from a distance

Sure I know this one, but will let it run

As we are proving, the Top Tip is to always look up you don't know what you will see, generally something you have not seen before

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The Surrey? It was originally a Masonic Hall.

If this building was originally a Masonic Hall, does this explain these carvings above the windows

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If this building was originally a Masonic Hall, does this explain these carvings above the windows

Not being a mason I can't tell you the significance of all of them, but they are all masonic in origin. The one of the square and compass is the best known.

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I had a few pints in here one evening,

but glad I wasn't paying for them!

Never noticed the bust set in the stonework,

until I took this shot from a distance

Steve's Mystery location seems to have got stuck behind my Masonic symbols

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Steve's Mystery location seems to have got stuck behind my Masonic symbols

Holiday Inn Victoria Station Approach

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Mystery Location, this time without a photo

In the Then and Now Topic, 3 pubs/hotels are mentioned in Howard St;

The Howard

The Cossack

The Globe

There was a 4th, what was its name?

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Holiday Inn Victoria Station Approach

Well done siren,

The prize was a Christmas Pudding

but I don't seem to be able to get into the post box,

so I will have to eat it myself .. sorry lol

Since 1862 the Royal Victoria has been offering high quality service in a relaxed Victorian, period setting for all of it's guests.

History of the Royal Victoria The Hotel added the ‘Royal’ prefix following a visit in 1875 by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

The hotel has enjoyed further royal patronage including visits from Queen Victoria in 1897, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra again in 1905 and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in 1947.

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company assumed management in 1893. The comparatively local railway became more ambitious and forged a link South to a new London terminus at Marylebone. On completion of this main line the company changed its name to the Great Central Railway and to this day, one of the hotel’s meeting rooms bears the name ‘The Great Central Room’.

In 1923 The Great Central Railway was absorbed by LNER (London North East Railway) and the Royal Victoria Hotel became one of 25 hotels operated by the company. LNER were later nationalised and the hotel operated under British Transport Hotels.

Now a Grade II listed building.

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Mystery Location, this time without a photo

In the Then and Now Topic, 3 pubs/hotels are mentioned in Howard St;

The Howard

The Cossack

The Globe

There was a 4th, what was its name?

I'm sure I have the answer to this one,

once went in the place

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I'm sure I have the answer to this one,

once went in the place

The prize for this one is jug of custard to go with a christmas pudding

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Mystery Location, this time without a photo

In the Then and Now Topic, 3 pubs/hotels are mentioned in Howard St;

The Howard

The Cossack

The Globe

There was a 4th, what was its name?

Could we be talking about the County Hotel..

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Ahaa,

but I have the Christmas Pudding! lol

(that's not a clue by the way)

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Ahaa,

but I have the Christmas Pudding! lol

(that's not a clue by the way)

Don't like Christmas Pudding much, might just stick to my custard on this one at the moment :mellow:

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Don't like Christmas Pudding much, might just stick to my custard on this one at the moment :mellow:

It's a pub or was, I can just see the " licence to sell above the door.

Is it the one at the side of the Co-op in town? Opposite the old court house.

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It's a pub or was, I can just see the " licence to sell above the door.

Is it the one at the side of the Co-op in town? Opposite the old court house.

No it's not the Cannon PH

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Ahaa,

but I have the Christmas Pudding! lol

(that's not a clue by the way)

I think It's "Walkabout", on the corner of West St and Carver St which used to be the beautiful 1802-built Methodist church.

I'm pretty certain, as I was involved in the campaign to prevent it being turned into a pub.

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I think It's "Walkabout", on the corner of West St and Carver St which used to be the beautiful 1802-built Methodist church.

I'm pretty certain, as I was involved in the campaign to prevent it being turned into a pub.

Yes you're spot on 'plain talker'

Have a Christmas Pudding lol

What year did it become a pub please?

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I think It's "Walkabout", on the corner of West St and Carver St which used to be the beautiful 1802-built Methodist church.

I'm pretty certain, as I was involved in the campaign to prevent it being turned into a pub.

You did right PT, I use to work just round the corner from there and was allowed to use the churches little car park.

Now they have got tables and chairs on top of the grave stones not to mention the spilt beer and broken glasses.

Inside it still looks very much like a church, they had some sort of black curtain around the alter.

That was a few years ago but I came out, I thought it very insulting to all the funerals which have taken place there

when every one were drunk and effing and blinding.

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You did right PT, I use to work just round the corner from there and was allowed to use the churches little car park.

Now they have got tables and chairs on top of the grave stones not to mention the spilt beer and broken glasses.

Inside it still looks very much like a church, they had some sort of black curtain around the alter.

That was a few years ago but I came out, I thought it very insulting to all the funerals which have taken place there

when every one were drunk and effing and blinding.

...makes a change ! its usually pubs turning into churches (Fellbrigg and Captive Queen , Norfolk Park) but i agree , it seems very odd and somehow just doesnt feel right ;-)

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Not so much a mystery location but a mystery item, I suppose the location comes into the second part of the question

Two questions

What is it?

Where is it? (within Sheffield)

DaveH I think I told you the other day, you can't have a go yet

Photo taken today 14/12/08

Before somebody else says it no I have not lost an umbrella

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Not so much a mystery location but a mystery item, I suppose the location comes into the second part of the question

Two questions

What is it?

Where is it? (within Sheffield)

DaveH I think I told you the other day, you can't have a go yet

Photo taken today 14/12/08

Before somebody else says it no I have not lost an umbrella

Is it some sort of water standpipe? Some where near the fat cat?

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