Sheffield, Hunters Bar c.1965

Sheffield, Hunters Bar c.1965

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Memories of Sheffield

Raf Norton

I was posted to RAF Norton in 1960 and told by the powers that be to catch a bus (number ??) from the railway station to the camp. I asked the conductor to tell me when I got to the stop. He said "RAF Norton, I've not heard of ...Read full memory

Elizabeth

It doesn't seem to be on the photo , but a motor boat ( Elizabeth ) used to run around the lake from the boat house , bottom right

A memory of Sheffield by Ken Lindsay

The Manor Estate

A description of growing up on the Manor Estate in the 1930's and the Blitz is included in the new best selling book The Tragic Romance of Africa

Magic And Mischief

When it was new , the changing colours of floodlights that swept round the fountain and tinted the sprays looked so futuristic and bright, You could stare at them waiting for the cycle to run over again. At times it froze ...Read full memory

A memory of Sheffield by Mike Toohill

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.

History

As Sheffield expanded, a number of turnpike toll bars which had once been in the country were now located within built-up areas. Between 1875 and 1880 the council bought out tolls on the Chesterfield, Langsett and Worksop roads; Hunter's Bar itself was removed on October 1884. The last surviving toll bar in Sheffield was at Meadow Hall - the council paid £1400 for the rights in February 1911.

This is an excerpt from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy