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Old February 4th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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considering our city has had some substantial development over the past few years i thought it would be good to look back at the old sheffield that we knew. especially photos of buildings that have been demolished or recently restored.

in case anyone can find any i have a special picture request:

The eggbox, old redvers house, and possibly the construction of Arts tower/Park hill flats.

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from english heritage:







Meadowhall under construction...










some more recent ones of winter gardens/peace gardens construction



old redvers & wedding cake:



park hill...


from a tram website:





the hole in the road


on the website someone calls these the kelvin flats.. i dont remember them...


you can kind of see park hill flats u/c in the background




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Is that Banners building in Attercliffe.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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the university opening in 1905:



wicker arches 1905:



the station 1905 - before park hill flats are built it looks really odd :)



old peace gardens - boring..



city hall u/c!!!!!!!!!



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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #4
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Nice pics!

Anyone remember the old Hyde Park Stadium that was visible up on the hill from all over the city centre? I think the words 'Hyde Park Stadium' were painted in big white letters on the side. I can't find any pics on the nt, even at the excelent Sheffield libraries archive comes up short.

BTW remember Kelvin well.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #5
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Wow, some quality pics there. When did Kelvin flats get knocked down?
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Old February 4th, 2006, 04:40 PM   #6
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I think that pic of the city centre and Kelvin must have been taken from the top of a crane, possibly while Ponds Forge was being built.
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Haymarket, 1930



Haymarket 1959



C&A with tram, 50's



Haymarket 1930



Fitazlan Square, 1960

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Love the double decker trams. I'm not old enough to remember them, but can certainly remember the SYPTE 'official colour' of creme. When I was growing up there were no private buses, and every bus was the same colour, save for the occaional glimpse of a w. yorks or derbyshire bus.

Traces of the old tramlines can stll be spotted in the roads around Sheffield

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Theres some great old sheffield pics here

http://citysnapper.org/dm/otherpics/pu/
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Like i've said before, the re-cladding of Redvers was architectural vandalism in the modern era. The copper cladding was superb, complimenting the white tiling on the rest of the structure. All it needed were a few replacement windows. Scandalous.
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love looking back at old pics of cities :cheers:

This pic was taken in 1940 and shows the Marples Hotel on the left just a few months before it was destroyed in the Sheffield Blitz


The Marples Hotel after the Blitz :uh:

The most accurate estimate is that 77 people were in Marples at the time of the explosion and 70 died as a result of the injuries they received. It was without doubt the worst single incident for loss of life in Sheffield during the whole war


There is a photograph that was taken in 1950 that still shows the damage that occurred ten years earlier. The cleared area to the left of the gutted building is where the Marples once stood
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Like i've said before, the re-cladding of Redvers was architectural vandalism in the modern era. The copper cladding was superb, complimenting the white tiling on the rest of the structure. All it needed were a few replacement windows. Scandalous.
Agree that the reclad is crap, and makes it look stunted. It certainly needed *something* doing to it though, as it looked very shabby throughout the 1990's.
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The most accurate estimate is that 77 people were in Marples at the time of the explosion and 70 died as a result of the injuries they received. It was without doubt the worst single incident for loss of life in Sheffield during the whole war


There is a photograph that was taken in 1950 that still shows the damage that occurred ten years earlier. The cleared area to the left of the gutted building is where the Marples once stood
Tragic, I didn't realise that many people were killed.

p.s. what ever happened to that Barclays building in the photo, looks like a grand building much better than the concrete one where cooplands now stands.
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aaah.. the glorious days of the hole in the road...









park hill flats - pre rennovation - 1982



the Eggbox - even though it was a disgusting building, i find myself liking it now its gone.









an old view - now much different..





a very dirty looking lyceum in the background;



old memories - gaurmont cinema



fire station under construction.



the eggbox & wedding cake



the kelvin flats:

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kelvin flats & park hill flats





all of these huge complexes of flats really did add density to the skyline...
its a shame they were all knocked down and not rennovated.
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They're Hyde Park / Park Hill flats, I'm sure.

Regarding the old Barclays building, as a kid I used to watch movies at a cinema on the site - the Classic. Dunno what happened to the Barclays building that stood there before though. Maybe it took a hit too.
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ive just remembered, half of the hyde park flats were demolished. so some of the old ones appear on these photos.
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OMG is this where mothercare and Kingdom Nightclub now stand?? I knew it used to be a cinema but didn't think it was that different. Thanks for the pics!
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OMG is this where mothercare and Kingdom Nightclub now stand?? I knew it used to be a cinema but didn't think it was that different. Thanks for the pics!
I queued to see the first Star Wars there. The queue stretched right round behind the cinema, back almost to Pinstone Street. And it was only 65p to get in.

Them were't days.
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