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  1. They are horrible chips from there aren't they, shame as Robs used to be very good.
  2. But what harm has it done to you? I don't see the problem.
  3. The Dolly Mix shop next to the chippy in that photo was a sandwich shop around 1988, owned by the same owner as the chip shop, a guy called Al. He introduced me to bacon and cheese sandwiches with brown sauce. Thanks Al In one of the pictures on this site https://www.dhi.ac.uk/mobile-tours/sheffield-music-map/tour/location.php?app_id=1&tour_id=1&marker=6&n=1 you can see the name Big Als Fish and Chip shop.
  4. I left school and started work on West St in 1988, for four years, which is the period where i have my memories. From my work place (which was actually the next block up from these shops) I watched the chip shop, sandwich shop and other shops on the other side of West St being pulled down for a large new government office block to be built, next to The Limit. Maybe even The Limit wa puled down for this office block, I can't recall.
  5. Yes, Conway Taylors. From where I worked (just a few shops up) I would walk down to the sandwich shop and back numerous times each day, getting everyone breakfast & lunch. I would walk past Conway Taylors and he would often be stood in the doorway having a fag. I always thought it must be an old fashioned tailors and the place never appealed to me at the time (not that I could afford a made to measure suit back then), but I guess they would have been good quality suits. I wonder what happened to him, and why he closed? Slightly further up and across the road was a fish n chip shop and a sandwich shop next door, they were owned by the same bloke who I think was called Big Al? He was a big bloke with black hair and looked Greek or Turkish. He was a nice bloke but for some reason I hardly used his sandwich shop and always felt guilty when he saw me leave the office and go to Hallam Bakery instead. So when the new pub opened next door - Barkers, was it knocked through into the Red Lion from the start, or was that later? I also remember Millionaires opening on Carver St and went in for lunch on its open day. I'd be about 16 back then in 1988.
  6. I remember when the tattoo sop was a sandwich shop, back in 1988 when I left school and started work in a business in the same block of buildings. I was the office buttie boy, back and forth with everyones orders. On Friday afternoons the ladies in the shop would give me all the buns that would otherwise be going to waste over the weekend.
  7. My dad worked for him for a while, some years ago. Said he was a nice bloke. Joe turned up at my dads funeral which was unexpected, but very nice. I always promised that if ever the time came I would return the favour, but I can't now due to restricted numbers at funerals.
  8. The Admiral in Crookes is a great chippy, and much better than the other Admirals Ive tried.
  9. Would that have been Huddarts next to the petrol station?
  10. My current favourites.. Kelham Friary, Gibraltar St Trawlers Catch, Castle St I like the Jolly Frier on Egerton Rd Dronfield, behind Alfred Dunhams.
  11. Public transport is of no use to me when finishing work at 3:30am and trying to get home.
  12. To be fair to the authorities, i don't see that they can do anything.
  13. Sheffield town centre was an awful dump of a place to walk through today. The beggars were everywhere, most smelling strongly of cannabis. A few clearly on spice. Shouting and swearing aloud. What a dump of a city centre we now have.
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