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On 15/11/2020 at 09:54, DUFFEMS said:

I used to live on Alexandra Road until I married in 1970, the Myrtle was my family's local.

Eric and Ellen Staniforth were landlord and landlady with their children, 3 girls if I remember correctly.

As a child I spent many happy hours in the back room with their children whilst the adults were in the pub.

We attended the Coronation celebrations there in 1953 where there was a big party for the kids in the upstairs room.

The family adults  usually spent New Years Eve there whilst us kids were looked after at home then the adults would arrive in time for the letting in of the New Year.

They came home carrying crates of beer between them, pop and crisps for the kids and we all had heaps of sandwiches, homemade pickles etc. whilst the party including neighbours continued until the early hours.

My uncle arranged a charity "do" there in the upstairs rooms where there was a stage, lots of musical acts and a sort of pantomime, this was in the 50's. 

There was never any trouble, bad language or ill feeling in all the years I lived there from late 40's to 1970.

Regards,

Duffems

I think by my time there 1976 onwards until she moved up the road when the house was demolished it may have changed.

Now if only I could remember the name of the Chinese on the corner of Myrtle road 🤔

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When I lived there the chippy on the bottom of Myrtle Road was called 77 Sunset!

Regards,

Duffems

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What about the fox on pyebank road in front of the loco W M C 

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Reading some of these posts about the pubs long gone made me think back to when I was in my teens in the 1960's. I used to frequent the wicker quite often in those days and I remember that in the Wicker alone there were 7 pubs and one fast food shop (Tony's chip shop I think) These days there is one pub and countless take away shops.

The pubs were, The station, The Viaduct, Brown cow, White Lion , The new White Lion, The Big Gun and another which name escapes me, it was situated next to the Brown Cow roughly where Derek Dooley Way cuts through the Wicker. Then there were a couple of pubs on Nursery Street and a couple on Lady's Bridge.

On a nice warm summers evening people would stroll from pub to pub and if you had a half pint in each pub you would be well on your way to being drunk by closing time.

Happy days as they say.

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2 hours ago, lakerman said:

Reading some of these posts about the pubs long gone made me think back to when I was in my teens in the 1960's. I used to frequent the wicker quite often in those days and I remember that in the Wicker alone there were 7 pubs and one fast food shop (Tony's chip shop I think) These days there is one pub and countless take away shops.

The pubs were, The station, The Viaduct, Brown cow, White Lion , The new White Lion, The Big Gun and another which name escapes me, it was situated next to the Brown Cow roughly where Derek Dooley Way cuts through the Wicker. Then there were a couple of pubs on Nursery Street and a couple on Lady's Bridge.

On a nice warm summers evening people would stroll from pub to pub and if you had a half pint in each pub you would be well on your way to being drunk by closing time.

Happy days as they say.

The missing name is the Bull and Oak. Where was the White Lion? I only remember the New White Lion. There was the Lion just around the corner on Nursery St where the Riverside Court is now but that was before my boozing days.

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12 hours ago, Jim Hardie said:

The missing name is the Bull and Oak. Where was the White Lion? I only remember the New White Lion. There was the Lion just around the corner on Nursery St where the Riverside Court is now but that was before my boozing days.

Yes the Lion hotel was on the Nursery Street corner so counted as a Wicker area pub, also on Nursery Street were the Hare and Hounds and Manchester Hotel (now New Harlequin) and just off the Wicker were The (old) Harlequin (Stanley Street/Johnson Street) and there was of course the Stanley Street WMC.

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20 hours ago, St Petre said:

Yes the Lion hotel was on the Nursery Street corner so counted as a Wicker area pub, also on Nursery Street were the Hare and Hounds and Manchester Hotel (now New Harlequin) and just off the Wicker were The (old) Harlequin (Stanley Street/Johnson Street) and there was of course the Stanley Street WMC.

Wasn`t the Grosvenor Hotel next to the Lion on the corner of Nursery street?

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33 minutes ago, Kidorry said:

I think this shows they were different?s20595.jpg (800×519) (picturesheffield.com) I am certain that we went into their cellar during the air raids in the war.

The map seems to show they had the same footprint. Could the Grosvenor have been on the floors above the Lion?

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I will get in touch with my older sister to see if she can throw some light on this.

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40 minutes ago, Kidorry said:

I will get in touch with my older sister to see if she can throw some light on this.

One building four addresses 2 Lion--6-8 Sheffield refreshment Houses Ltd.--  10 Grosvenor Temperance Hotel.1925.

2a. as I remember Mortimers camping.

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