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1904, Formerly 'E Freidrich & Son' corner of Willey Street and Wicker.

this image courtesy of Dunsbyowl ...

SteveHB .Had a few pork sandwiiches from that shop Steve, l also worked at their preporation factory in Fitzalan st [i think that was the st] had to do a job in the blackpudding shed, what a stink and sight, l think a lot of people would not eat it if they were to see it made, but it never put me off , and l love it here in France, Boudin its called but expensive. Skeets
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It's an M

Don't know how this got there twice

I thought I'd deleted one

HI Vox where was this stone it looks like LMS to me Skeets

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Here's another newish one. 2002

Not a stone, but the modern equivalent in this Plastic Age.

Church conversion - Corner of Walkley Road and Walkley Bank Rd

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Here's another newish one. 2002

Not a stone, but the modern equivalent in this Plastic Age.

Church conversion - Corner of Walkley Road and Walkley Bank Rd

Interesting observation of the madness of the modern world, -

A uPVC date stone!!!

:blink::o <_<

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Found this cutting in a rescued copy of the Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society Vol IX part 3 dated 1967 property of one M O'Mullane

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Found this cutting in a rescued copy of the Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society Vol IX part 3 dated 1967 property of one M O'Mullane

Interesting Chris1943,

looks like it survived after all,

now the Rubylounge (spotted by plain talker)

Image from Google Street View

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Vox took the picture of Uncle Sam's Chuck Wagon Holme Lane for the Mystery Location, this date stone is at the side of it.

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Hang on a minute, who are we talking about here "Young Men" lol lol lol lol

Those were the days, - think we can just about remember being young men before we became "owd codgers"

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All these three are side by side on Middlewood road or " Little Hillsborough " as we call it.

Prospect Terrace 1890

Albert Terrace 1889

Victoria Terrace 1889

[ It looks like Victoria to me ]

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Thanks UKL.

Very Off topic I know,

but the enamel sign above the Middlewood pet stores, 'Spratt's Bonio' is quite old.

Not sure when the Bonio name was first used (may have been mid 50's)

but the American James Spratt goes back to 1860.

In 1860 when James Spratt took a sea voyage to England his purpose was to sell lightning conductors to the British.

But, by the time he returned home, he had embarked on a new career.

The turning point in James Spratt's life - and in the lives of countless millions of pets - came when his ship docked in England. His attention was caught by the sight of dogs scavenging for discarded ships' biscuits on the quay side.

James Spratt, in that moment,

saw the need for specially prepared food for animals and turned his efforts to the production of dog biscuits.

Early Customers were English country gentlemen who bought for their sporting dogs.

Spratt’s Patent, Limited, an English public company, was registered in 1885 to continue the business founded by James Spratt.

I see another "challenge type" topic coming up here

Enamel Signs on Sheffield buildings.

We have got one somewhere about painted signs

I am currently in Reims in france so can't get out into Sheffield with my camera ;-)

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