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23-03-2009, 18:25   #1
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Does anyone know if there has ever been a train station at Heeley? My gandma seems to think there used to be one somewhere near where Pondsfords is now.
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23-03-2009, 18:30   #2
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Where the car breakers is now I believe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heeley_railway_station
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23-03-2009, 18:46   #3
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The building that the car breakers use is what was the booking office etc. If you walk under the bridge you come to some railings on your left behind these are the briked up subways giving access to the platforms



http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-...f.refno=s14710

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23-03-2009, 18:55   #4
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Thanks!
It's a shame it's not still there.
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23-03-2009, 18:57   #5
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Not enough people used it
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24-03-2009, 00:58   #6
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the car brakers was never part of the station.the station entrywas in the part that is blocked up a bit further up just past the bridge.it was used alot by people in the area and was better than going into town.the buildings you are on about used to be the post office.but the building next to the post office i cant remember now for the life of me what used to be there.lol But both buildings did used to look alot cleaner and in a better state of repair.its a very BIG shame its not in use anymore.
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24-03-2009, 01:46   #7
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Bus Man, MaggyIrene...

I'd (obviously mistakenly) assumed that the pic on the council site was looking out of the city and the station was the site that was Lavers since that was on land level(ish) with the rail line.

If you type "heeley railway station, sheffield" into Google Maps someone has put a marker close to the bridge which must be up in the air at bridge level. Is this right?

Was the station shown in the council map up in the air as well?

Where is the entrance that is blocked up?


I'm intrigued!!!!!
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24-03-2009, 03:14   #8
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The station is clearly marked on A-Z maps of Sheffield which were on sale up to the early 90s. It's not marked as being open (obviously), but it's marked. If you've an old black and white A-Z, you'll be able to see it.
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24-03-2009, 07:07   #9
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Here is the station on a map of 1965: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...ore/Heeley.jpg
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24-03-2009, 13:30   #10
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Thanks for that... I'm going to have to have a look now !!!!!!
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24-03-2009, 15:24   #11
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When I was but a callow youth living at Heeley, about 1956 /58 a gang of us used to go what was laughingly called Hiking every Sunday....
Rucksacks and big boots, down to Heeley station , train to Hope walk across the fields to Castleton then up Cavedale or Winnats pass to eat our sandwiches and chase the girls...,.....
some Magic memories.......especially of Totley tunnel....

Also remember the Teen bar being where the car breakers now are....

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24-03-2009, 15:32   #12
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TO CLARIFY

In order to get this right


The Car Breakers

The building which they now use was until around the 1980's ish heeley post office this was built for the Midland Railway and was the main station building for heeley railway station until it became the post office. The land that the car breakers use would have been part of the the station /yard / exit area

LAVERS SITE
This was until the mid 1960s sidings, may have been part of heeley goods yard, I was born in 1960 and clearly remember wagons with timber on them for lavers wood yard - as it was then and possobly greshams wood yard which was on the site of what is now heeley reatail park

HEELEY RETAIL PARK
Was the site of heeley carriage sidings where the carriages for midland station were washed kept and repaired . Whne the carriage sidings shut mid 1960s the site was used by grehams for a timber yard before been developed to its current use

TESCO ABBEYDALE ROAD/ GUYLEEs- Archer Road
Occupy the site of millhouses shed shut 1961 this was the shed which provided locos for passanger trains from midland station . On the way down the bank to midland they would pick up the carriages from the carriage sidings

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24-03-2009, 15:52   #13
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In the fifties we used to go up a little drive opposite the Heeley Palace and through a tunnel under the lines to the ticket office then up onto the platform..... The teen bar was opened around the mid fifties can't remember whether the post office was there then or after to be honest .....

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25-03-2009, 11:04   #14
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hi i was born on wolseley road in the 50s and can remember the opening to heeley station and its opersite ponsfords.just before the bend .
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25-03-2009, 11:33   #15
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In the fifties we used to go up a little drive opposite the Heeley Palace and through a tunnel under the lines to the ticket office then up onto the platform..... The teen bar was opened around the mid fifties can't remember whether the post office was there then or after to be honest .....

That's as I remember it too, but there was also a 'hole in the wall' subway entrance off London road opposite Ponsfords. The Post Office occupied the left hand side of the old station building and the Youth Club/Teen Bar was on the right.
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25-03-2009, 11:48   #16
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See it here in maps.live.com -

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...leyStation.jpg

and in Street View -

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...eyStation2.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...eyStation3.jpg

In 1876 the 'Flying Scotsman' train had an accident there.

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02-04-2009, 00:18   #17
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Google, London road south, Sheffield.
Go to the bus stop outside the new Ponsfords,
Swing directly opposite and you will see the over grown entrance we used to get up to the station ...
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02-04-2009, 06:35   #18
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The entrance to the subways oposite ponsfords:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...OMPACT3461.jpg
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02-04-2009, 12:13   #19
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Dont know if this will work, but if it has you should be looking at a picture of the station taken from a southbound train.
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/u...leyStation.jpg
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02-04-2009, 12:25   #20
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It worked elenac....Smashin
I had forgotten the big chimney, was that Skeltons ?
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