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Hi I came back to Sheffield mid to late August this year to visit the meat and fish market to get what was once the best place for fresh crabs and shellfish.

All most of it has gone, I walked towards wher the Sets was all I could see was street traders outside what was shops very dissapointed as a Sheffielder born and bred.

 

I decided to go for a pint all the local pubs were boarded up around the Castel Market, so I walked towards what was Marpels, what a depressed place the main Post Office Building all boarded up and falling into an eyesore, The iconic Red Telephone Boxes removed the square was Betting Shops and Gold Shops.

 

I finished up at the Penny Black at Pond Street and it was just a changing room for people who were due in court.

 

I parked in the car park under what was the Top Rank and paid £8 for less than 2 hours.

 

I will allways defend my home Town, but it is difficult when I see what it has become.

Maybee I am looking back to the late 60's to the 80's when it was a City to be proud of sadly it is turning into a neglected place.

I doubt I will think again of returning to the City that was the Capital of Yorkshire.

 

Sandie

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Part of the reason the Market was so deserted is because of the new market development on the Moor, which is opening in the next few weeks.

 

The pubs like the Cannon etc were closed down because of the criminal activity going on there.

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Part of the reason the Market was so deserted is because of the new market development on the Moor, which is opening in the next few weeks.

 

The pubs like the Cannon etc were closed down because of the criminal activity going on there.

 

Hi Plain Talker,

 

Thanks for your reply, but regardles of the new development on the Moor the rest of we all remember as the Town Centre "Hole in the Road" and the market area or has that part of town now become not worth cleaning up and putting back to how it was.

You talk of the Cannon and others closed down due to criminal activity, but is so close to the police headquarters and it would appear to have be overlooked.

 

You go to the Moor, The Pump, Nelson and as you get to Moorfoot along side the Goverment DWP or what it is called the pubs there are not one's of type you would find in a Famous and City such as Sheffield.

 

My comments are based on the visit I made and I was not impressed with what I saw. I will and always defended the City I was born and will continue to do so, but that does not stop me passing comment.

 

Take Care Plain Talker

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So not on my own then. I totally agree it's dump.

 

The last time I was in the centre it looked more like a war zone than a shopping centre and its a total dump .....................we had some good times shopping in the centre and I remember the hole in the road

 

---------- Post added 01-09-2013 at 17:58 ----------

 

Part of the reason the Market was so deserted is because of the new market development on the Moor, which is opening in the next few weeks.

 

The pubs like the Cannon etc were closed down because of the criminal activity going on there.

 

Was that the same of the hen a chickens then lots of solicitors and policemen went in there didn`t stop the odd deal going on .............x

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Like they say sandie, 'Never go back.' What you experienced has and still is happening all over the country. Build an out of town shopping center, shopping mall, call it what you will, and eventually it will suck the life out of the original town or city. I used to visit the U.S frequently in the past and I saw this happening there all over and that was 35 years ago.

Malls are convenient if you can get there with their free parking, cleanliness, and being under cover but it's not the same.

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Well, the city council seemed to think that taking shoppers away from the city centre wasn't a bad idea when one of the first of the new tram routes opened was the one from the centre to Meadowhall !

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Hi I came back to Sheffield mid to late August this year to visit the meat and fish market to get what was once the best place for fresh crabs and shellfish.

All most of it has gone, I walked towards wher the Sets was all I could see was street traders outside what was shops very dissapointed as a Sheffielder born and bred.

 

I decided to go for a pint all the local pubs were boarded up around the Castel Market, so I walked towards what was Marpels, what a depressed place the main Post Office Building all boarded up and falling into an eyesore, The iconic Red Telephone Boxes removed the square was Betting Shops and Gold Shops.

 

I finished up at the Penny Black at Pond Street and it was just a changing room for people who were due in court.

 

I parked in the car park under what was the Top Rank and paid £8 for less than 2 hours.

 

I will allways defend my home Town, but it is difficult when I see what it has become.

Maybee I am looking back to the late 60's to the 80's when it was a City to be proud of sadly it is turning into a neglected place.

I doubt I will think again of returning to the City that was the Capital of Yorkshire.

 

Sandie

 

You went for a day out in the worst run down trampy part of town.

 

If you had walked 5 mins up to the peace gardens there are lots of nice restaurants, bars & coffee shops.

 

You only have yourself to blame.

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It makes you wonder how many dodgy deals have been done in Sheffield .

I mean how can millions be spent on Buildings ,Don Valley.The Town Hall extention, Sheaf Valley Baths,The Wedding cake, The Sheaf and Castle Markets, The centre for popular Music,Park Hill, The Moor etc these along with countless council estates all pulled down or transfered into the hands of multi nationals and spec builders.

 

Socialist Council don't make me laugh they make Del Boy look like a saint.

 

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You went for a day out in the worst run down trampy part of town.

 

If you had walked 5 mins up to the peace gardens there are lots of nice restaurants, bars & coffee shops.

 

You only have yourself to blame.

All built at the expense of the Market, Fitzallen Sq, Wicker,King St, parts of Town and the people who work and shop in em!

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All built at the expense of the Market, Fitzallen Sq, Wicker,King St, parts of Town and the people who work and shop in em!

 

Maybe its the people of Sheffield that hold this city back. They fear change and just want everything to stay the same. :roll:

 

The sooner they flatten that area the better.

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Maybe the council should have kicked the hard core criminals out of the cannon and held the council meetings in there then there would have been more dodgy characters than ever and more shady deals done.The cops like their friends in the cannon because they knew were they could be contacted for a job doing.I loved Sheffield town but give me Meadowhell any day now because my old town doesnt exist now, only a dump that was once great it really saddens me to walk round it.if I go looking smart I stand out like a sore thumb whereas 30-40 yrs ago everyone looked smart now the majority look like dossers,like my mother used to say ,soo up and watter cost nowt.

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Maybe the council should have kicked the hard core criminals out of the cannon and held the council meetings in there then there would have been more dodgy characters than ever and more shady deals done.The cops like their friends in the cannon because they knew were they could be contacted for a job doing.I loved Sheffield town but give me Meadowhell any day now because my old town doesnt exist now, only a dump that was once great it really saddens me to walk round it.if I go looking smart I stand out like a sore thumb whereas 30-40 yrs ago everyone looked smart now the majority look like dossers,like my mother used to say ,soo up and watter cost nowt.

Or tuck thi shirt in!

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