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4 minutes ago, FIRETHORN1 said:

The old shop I remember most clearly from my childhood in the mid-to-late 60's was Beckwith's on Far Lane, Sheff 6. The shop was basically just the downstairs room of a ramshackle old cottage, just opposite what was the old Dial House Working Men's Club. It was run by a friendly  old man called, (unsurprisingly), Mr Beckwith. He always wore one of those old, brown grocer's jackets - like Arkwright from that "Open All Hours" programme -  and he used to whistle a sort of non-stop tuneless tune all the time. My little brother and I only used to go in there to spend our threepenny bits on four-for-a-penny sweets on our walk to and from Malin Bridge school, but I remember our mum and dad always telling us never to go in there because the place was "loppy".  I remember that there was always loads of big, fat, shiny bluebottles buzzing around in there. Mr Beckwith used to sell old fashioned-bacon and butter, which just sat behind the counter in huge slabs. It was never covered or refrigerated in any way and was always covered in loads of the aforementioned bluebottles! Mr Beckwith also used to have an old mangey, tabby-cat in the shop, which used to actually sleep on top of the slab of bacon.  I recall that my dad was always horrified by the lack of hygiene and always threatened to report Mr B to the Council....but he never did.  

 

Another old-fashioned corner shop that I remember from my childhood was "Smelly Nellie's" in the old Wadsley Village. I think it was somewhere in the Luke Lane area, but I can't remember exactly where it was. My memories of the old Wadsley Village are much vaguer, but I remember Nellie herself as being a very cantankerous and stroppy old lady. Her main custom at the time  was little kids coming in to spend their pennies, but she acted like she hated kids - and her shop window was always full of very unappetising-looking sweeties -like melting, crystallising toffees.... and gob-stoppers with all the colour bleached out of them by the sun beating through the shop window. Oooh! - those were the days, eh? 😁

Identical shop for the old Shiregreener's Firethorn..

Maggie Goulds on Bellhouse rd.

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Junction Of Sellers Street from Aizlewood Road, Bardwells would be the first building on the right and my corner shop is just out of shot before that.

I remember as a very small child a corner shop on the opposite corner to where I lived , at the junction of Aizlewood Road and Sellers Street down Abbeydale, literally  a few doors away from Bardwells..
My mother used to send me across the road for some bread and a couple of pence for some sweets, the old lady who's name eludes me used to have a stool in front of the sweet counter so we could climb up and take our pick.
The place had a great fresh bread smell, fresh bread cakes in a tray on the counter, delivered daily, double doors into the shop where only one was ever unlocked, she sold everything from milk to washing powder.
I can't remember when she died (maybe 1975/6), but that was the last time the shop was open and it remained empty   for years.
Long, long gone, but the memory still lingers.

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On 13/12/2009 at 16:58, Clairy said:

ahhh...the little sweet shop that used to be on the corner of Nether Edge Road and Sheldon Road...sweeties in jars that had to be weighed out into little white paper bags.

Originally called 'Floods' and changed to 'Paynes.'

On 13/12/2009 at 18:35, WallBuilder said:

jennings at the bottom of brincliffe edge allotments was a sweet shop and used to sell sherbet.

Groves on Abbeydale road by Lynmouth road was a general shop and before sainsburys you'd get virtually everything you needed from that place. They even let you pay in money rready for the xmas shopping throughout the year.

More recent than that is the sweet shop at the bottom of woodseats road, I often wonder what happened to Fiona who worked there as her parents owned it and the one up in Dore for a time.

Jennings was my daily afternoon call from Carter Knowle School

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On 24/12/2010 at 08:24, normanmarina said:

In the early 70s my mum had lodge moor cafe and shop,she sold everything,opened at 6.00am until 9.00pm to catch the nurses shift changes at lodge moor hospital.Also I remember a little sweet shop at lower fulwood,just up from the shops it was right on the corner going towards nethergreen,last time I went past it it appeared to be electrical goods.

I used to live on Slayleigh Avenue and walked/drove past the sweet shop many times.  I went in a few times, but not since 1965.  Went in the cafe/shop a few times en cycling route to Wyming Brook then through the woods to Rivelin Dams.

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I thought Enzers was the chip shop on Botham St , the shop on the corner was Sullivans and could have been Halls before that?, but what about Targets on the corner of Peter St , it had a big target and an arrow painted on the wall .

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Remember Brelsfords on March Street.Next to Coleridge Road School

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On 30/10/2019 at 21:38, Padders said:

Identical shop for the old Shiregreener's Firethorn..

Maggie Goulds on Bellhouse rd.

I remember it well Padders.    🤣

There were always cats in there too.        🐈  🐈

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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