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Stuart0742

It has said "Coach Entrance" up there for many years.

But what about that white bit in the middle that appears to be broken with a number 14 on it (the address? 14 Holme Lane?)

Whats that bit all about?

No the address is 61 Holme ln. so there's a mystery what is the broken sign?

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No the address is 61 Holme ln. so there's a mystery what is the broken sign?

Yes, it may be a painted sign but its obvious what "Coach Entrance" means

What we want to know is what was that mysterious number 14 on the white broken sign saying?

Another mystery, - why do you keep calling vox "white van man"?

OK so he drives a white van, but the term "white van man" usually refers to one of those crap, irresponsible law breaking van drivers that continually get away with breaking all the rules of the highway code and driving dangerously.

I'm sure vox isn't like that as he has revealed in another thread that he has done the Advanced driving Course.

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Stuart0742

Yes, it may be a painted sign but its obvious what "Coach Entrance" means

What we want to know is what was that mysterious number 14 on the white broken sign saying?

Another mystery, - why do you keep calling vox "white van man"?

OK so he drives a white van, but the term "white van man" usually refers to one of those crap, irresponsible law breaking van drivers that continually get away with breaking all the rules of the highway code and driving dangerously.

I'm sure vox isn't like that as he has revealed in another thread that he has done the Advanced driving Course.

I think the there is more than just 14 looks like there could be at least 3 more digits after the 14

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I think the there is more than just 14 looks like there could be at least 3 more digits after the 14

And a 2 after the 4, making it 0142 .................?

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Stuart0742

And a 2 after the 4, making it 0142 .................?

probably the remains of a more modern sign, so could be part of a telephone number.

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probably the remains of a more modern sign, so could be part of a telephone number.

If its Hillsborough area it will probably be 014234........

Hang on Stuart, - you're supposed to be the telephone man lol

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ukelele lady

If its Hillsborough area it will probably be 014234........

Hang on Stuart, - you're supposed to be the telephone man lol

I remember reading it as a phone number of [ I believe ] a taxi/coach company that

use to be there. I can't think of the name of it now but I have used it in the past for mini buses.

p.s 01142 3 etc

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Stuart0742

I remember reading it as a phone number of [ I believe ] a taxi/coach company that

use to be there. I can't think of the name of it now but I have used it in the past for mini buses.

p.s 01142 3 etc

That's a good start, choices would be

0114 231****

0114 232****

0114 233****

0114 234****

or the equivalent 0742 3***** etc

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No the address is 61 Holme ln. so there's a mystery what is the broken sign?

1911

Mrs Charlotte Creswick, Coal Dealer 61 Holme Lane

& 1919

Mrs Charlotte Creswick, Cart Owner & Farmer 61 Holme Lane, Hollins Farm, Rivelin Park Road, Malin Bridge

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That's a good start, choices would be

0114 231****

0114 232****

0114 233****

0114 234****

or the equivalent 0742 3***** etc

Narrows it down to about 1 in 40,000 then :huh:

Haven't you got on old phone directory somewhere or did you rip it in half when you were practicing for Britains strongest man contest lol

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Another mystery, - why do you keep calling vox "white van man"?

OK so he drives a white van, but the term "white van man" usually refers to one of those crap, irresponsible law breaking van drivers that continually get away with breaking all the rules of the highway code and driving dangerously.

Thanks Dave but my sense of humour is robust. I quite like being "The White Van Man" :)

In fact I've not long since elevated myself to "White Van Man" from "Red Van Man". B)

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Just to add confusion to the phone number question:

The phone number of Hawleys which is in the yard behind the arch (so obviously in the same area as far as numbers are concerned) is 0114 2721096 :blink:

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Stuart0742

Just to add confusion to the phone number question:

The phone number of Hawleys which is in the yard behind the arch (so obviously in the same area as far as numbers are concerned) is 0114 2721096 :blink:

That is confusing, that's the Bridge St Tel No. <_<

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ukelele lady

In the 1940s 50s and 60sit use to be Hirst & Sweeting coach company but the latest

mini bus company I can't recall.

I must empty all my handbags for their card and number, I've got it somewhere. he he

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That is confusing, that's the Bridge St Tel No. <_<

I got that number from an internet "List of Sheffield Tyre Dealers" site. They're all notoriously inaccurate. I should have known better.

Here's what's more likely to be the correct one.

0114-232 2676.

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Stuart0742

I got that number from an internet "List of Sheffield Tyre Dealers" site. They're all notoriously inaccurate. I should have known better.

Here's what's more likely to be the correct one.

0114-232 2676.

Think that would fit with the photo

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Think that would fit with the photo

So that would sort out the rest of the phone number which goes over the word "entrance".

Now the hard bit, without any clues remaining in the picture what did it say in front of the phone number over the word "coach"?

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ukelele lady

So that would sort out the rest of the phone number which goes over the word "entrance".

Now the hard bit, without any clues remaining in the picture what did it say in front of the phone number over the word "coach"?

Phone he he

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Phone he he

I think it needs to say a bit more than "Phone 0114-232 2676" unless the business was a rather dubious and quite sleazy "escort agency" :o

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ukelele lady

I think it needs to say a bit more than "Phone 0114-232 2676" unless the business was a rather dubious and quite sleazy "escort agency" :o

There's little room for much else bearing in mind there's a 01 infront of the 14

and if it is of the same size print. If I remember right I think there use to be a name sign

above the arch. :unsure:

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There's little room for much else bearing in mind there's a 01 infront of the 14

and if it is of the same size print. If I remember right I think there use to be a name sign

above the arch. :unsure:

Was the sign as wide as the arch

Underneath the words "Coach Entrance" is a white strip, which looks more modern than the wording.

Is the remaining numbers and the white strip part of the recent sign you mention U/L

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ukelele lady

Was the sign as wide as the arch

Underneath the words "Coach Entrance" is a white strip, which looks more modern than the wording.

Is the remaining numbers and the white strip part of the recent sign you mention U/L

I believe it is part of the sign that use to be there a few years ago.

I'll have to ask around to see if anyone remembers it.

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A couple here that are within a short distance of each other

Staniforth Rd at Darnall,

one clearly says Gold Flake cigarettes.

While other double sign is not as easy to make out,

something builders?

Images from Google SV

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While other double sign is not as easy to make out,

something builders?

Images from Google SV

I think that used to say:

Maxfield Bros

Builders &

Contractors.

The other bit on the left looks like:

--- NKER

--UILDER

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I think that used to say:

Maxfield Bros

Builders &

Contractors.

The other bit on the left looks like:

--- NKER

--UILDER

I PM's Steve the Maxfield one, but I know the other one now also (keeping quiet, so everyone can have a go, since people will still be coming in from work etc).

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