Sheffield, Hunters Bar c.1965

Sheffield, Hunters Bar c.1965

Neg. S108224

Memories of Sheffield

Sweetie Days

How this picture takes me back. I was born in 1944 in Ashland Road . My brother and I always spent our sweet ration at the corner shop - Frys chocolatce cream and Everton mints were my favourite. And round the corner at Gowers I remember the dark blue paper bags the sugar came in.

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

My Second Job

I worked as a junior technician in the Research Laboratory of the Sheffield Centre for the Investigation and Treatment of Rheumatism under the leadership of Dr Harry West and George Newnes, based in the Nether Edge Hospital.

Remembering Sheffield

As a long distance truck driver running up from Staffordshire I would spend five nights in Sheffield every two weeks. I would stay at the Salvation Army hostel just off the moor. Evenings were spent wandering around ...Read full memory

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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