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The trouser bar ,a very dodgy place was that .

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3 hours ago, cuttsie said:

The trouser bar ,a very dodgy place was that .

Where was the Trouser Bar ?

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just below the Brown Cow . 

 

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8 minutes ago, cuttsie said:

just below the Brown Cow . 

 

Thank you cuttsie and why was it dodgy? I left Sheffield in 1986 so have missed a few things

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5 hours ago, cuttsie said:

The trouser bar ,a very dodgy place was that .

suits you Sir

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If my memory is correct , I bought a sheath knife from a shop in the wicker in 1946. I was 14 yrs old, wouldn't happen today.

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There was an opticians called Chadburns Lenses Ltd. I think it was 22 The Wicker but I can’t be certain. They had a factory on Meadow street.

The building had lots of floors and up at the top was the office where it was possible to look right down the Wicker.

I used to hang out the window and wave to the rag and bone man with his horse and cart.

Across the road  and a bit lower down was the Chinese restaurant and a huge furniture shop.

Freidrichs  did the best roast pork bread cake and if you were a bit hard up you could have the belly pork one or even just a dripping cake.

Looking at a video on Sheffield History the Wicker is hardly recognisable except for the arches.

 

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On 03/05/2021 at 10:10, apearson said:

Could your Nellie have been Helena Fellows, born Q2 1872, daughter of Frederick Fellows of the Omnibus Inn, mother's maiden name Smedley?

 

I think that Helena married Benjamin Fieldsend (whose sister was my great-great-great grandmother). Helena maybe died in 1956, Benjamin had died suddenly in 1912 (burst blood vessel while waiting for a tram). I could be wrong, there were a few people called Nellie Fellows and more than one Helena Fieldsend around in Sheffield at the same time.

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew P.

Yes, thank you. I have since discovered that is  so. She was christened Helena. Why would anyone prefer Nellie?! I believe Nellie died in 1949.

Chris

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I remember  Bennetts  fishing tackle shop  on the Wicker:  and I think it was near a Chinese  resturant  ?

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1 hour ago, martin441 said:

I remember  Bennetts  fishing tackle shop  on the Wicker:  and I think it was near a Chinese  resturant  ?

Yers, it was a huge shop, I recall. I bought a Barbour jacket there when I was in my 20s. 40 years on, I still wear it. Money well spent, I feel.

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2 hours ago, martin441 said:

I remember  Bennetts  fishing tackle shop  on the Wicker:  and I think it was near a Chinese  resturant  ?

Was it on Stanley Street ?

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18 minutes ago, St Petre said:

Was it on Stanley Street ?

Bennetts were on Stanley Street but also in the Wicker in the old premises of the New White Lion.

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