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13-10-2014, 11:29   #1
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Remember eating in the downstairs area and them having a bowl of cucumber and onions soaking in vinegar,delicious.
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13-10-2014, 11:56   #2
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Harry Hart used to own it, I think he also had the café in Pond Street bus station. His stepson David Lidgard ran the Carousel café on Main Road Darnall, and later the Plumtree café at Heeley.
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13-10-2014, 12:29   #3
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Used to go in there most afternoons in the sevenths always someone you knew there I used to like the iced coffee they did camp coffee and sugar round the rim a favourite with the lads hot sausage rolls chips and beans any body else remember these?
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13-10-2014, 19:43   #4
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a favourite meeting place in the 60's.Often visited by the likes of Stringfellow and his gang,Cocker was often to be seen there too!Frothy coffee and loads of talent are my memories!
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13-10-2014, 19:56   #5
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used to ogle birds in the sidewalk every saturday,and listen to music at canns-the music man---with a old mate of mine George Hill--where are you now gud
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13-10-2014, 20:51   #6
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Early 70's I worked at Johnson Electrics on Eccelsall Rd. Thursday afternoon early closing so down to the Buccaneer for a few pints and then when it closed (3pm in those days) we went down to the Sidewalk for coffee to sober up a bit. Great place cus we used to bump into some of our shop customers down there - members of the local bands etc. Great atmosphere.
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14-10-2014, 12:54   #7
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This had to be the meeting point for most Sheffield groups in the sixties, Dave Berry & the Cruisers, The Bitter Suite, Glyn Barry, Joe Cocker who occasionally sang with the Bitter suite.It was a great atmosphere but difficult getting in if the groups were there but well worth it...A
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14-10-2014, 14:53   #8
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................I will add to the list, Johnny Tempest (RIP) I used to go there after a couple of drinks at the Stonehouse on a Saturday afternoon, ('60's) mostly downstairs. A good regular crowd at that time.
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14-10-2014, 23:55   #9
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I used to go there often in the 60's, my favourite memory is chatting to Michael Gough, anyone remember him from the Hammer films, he was appearing in a play in Sheffield. My OH used to love their Gooseberry Pie.

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15-10-2014, 00:18   #10
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Remember eating in the downstairs area and them having a bowl of cucumber and onions soaking in vinegar,delicious.
Heaven (up) & Hell (down) Certainly a good place at the time.
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15-10-2014, 01:02   #11
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I used to work there in the early 70's as a Saturday girl. Anyone remember the square scones?
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15-10-2014, 14:01   #12
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My mum worked downstairs in the late 60s I used to help on Saturdays washing pots !!
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18-10-2014, 21:11   #13
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I used to work there in the early 70's as a Saturday girl. Anyone remember the square scones?
I do. I thought they were lovely and very filling. The butter nearly always melted when you use to spread it on the scones. I am sure they were fresh out of the oven. I use to have one for my lunch most days. Oh I wish I had the recipe.
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19-10-2014, 17:56   #14
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Many happy memories of The Sidewalk when Chapel walk was thriving like a mini Carnaby St. It's in a sorry state now.
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I seem to remember really nice artists materials/craft shop there ? I can't remember the name of it though.
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I seem to remember really nice artists materials/craft shop there ? I can't remember the name of it though.
Whiteheads.
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Was it ? Thanks anyway!
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Was it ? Thanks anyway!
I think so. I used to go in there with my mum to buy bags of felt and other crafty bits and pieces. Small shop, but packed to the rafters with all sorts of stuff. It moved to the bottom of London Road, as I recall.
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I think so. I used to go in there with my mum to buy bags of felt and other crafty bits and pieces. Small shop, but packed to the rafters with all sorts of stuff. It moved to the bottom of London Road, as I recall.
H. R. Whitehead, handicraft supplies, 21 Chapel Walk. (1965 directory).

I also remember the London Rd./St.Mary's Gate shop, I used to buy polystyrene balls for fishing from there.
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Yes I remember going with my mum and getting raffia and paints it was a lovely little shop.
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