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Davys in Sheffield - Paternoster Row


cal1943

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Hi,

Is there anyone out there that used to work in the offices at Arthur Davy's.

I worked there from around 1960-1963.

It was a lovely old place to work...very old fashioned. Every one had their full title of Miss...or ...Mrs.... and Mr....

 

The Manager at that time was Mr Willows. Other top people were Mr Street,

Mr Scholes, Mr Beresford...can't bring anymore to mind just now!!

 

I remember the Christmas parties...good times.

 

I still have the wedding gift that everyone gave money towards for me.

 

Cal.:help::help:

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Do you mean "Davys"?

If so, "yes" - especially the big one in town, approximately where W H Smith is now, and the small shop at the bottom of Middlewood Road, just round the corner from the Hillsborough Inn - however, my mum and my Nan preferred Styans (?) across the road, so we didn't patronise that Davy's very often.

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does anyone remember Davies Bakery and shops in sheffield

I remember Davys very well in the late 50s I was a driver-salesman at the Don Bakery who along with Davys were bought out and swallowed up by Sunblest.For a time we sold a lot of their products,sausage.polony,black pudding,potted meat and of course their famous pork pies,it wouldn,t be allowed now as we didn,t have refridgerated side cupboards.Like all buy outs everything was spoiled and gradually the business went down the pan,which was the intention buy out the competition and prosper!.:roll::huh:

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Do you mean "Daveys"?

If so, "yes" - especially the big one in town, approximately where W H Smith is now, and the small shop at the bottom of Middlewood Road, just round the corner from the Hillsborough Inn - however, my mum and my Nan preferred Styans (?) across the road, so we didn't patronise that Daveys very often.

 

Exactly where W H Smith is now. It's the same building.

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I once worked at Davy's (correct spelling, I think) bakery located nr the Midland Station as a student during the Christmas vacation. Early 60s. Students worked the night shift, filling pork pies with liquid gelatin. To do this, you filled the pies one at a time using a large metal hypodermic syringe device. What automation.

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I remember being talen to Davy's main shop in Sheffield and also the one in the square in Rotherham. My Grandmother was an ardent fan of Davys, and on her weekely visits from Swallownest to either Sheffield or Rotherham, I always sent to one of them for lunch with her. If she was still shopping by late afternoon we went again for coffee and cakes. That would be about 1945/6 to about 1951, by which time I hade found ,ore interesting thinghs for a 11 year old to do. My specific memeory of that time, and later years, being the beautifull smell of the coffee beans roasting, and wafting down the street. Probably explains my continuing love of strong full flavoured coffee from then until now. Grey Eminence - Subang Jaya, State of Selangor, Malaysia

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