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Im the same as r.r above

I lived in the area from 1960 and I cant recall any building on that plot

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On 27/09/2020 at 13:27, Rockers rule said:

WOW Clydebank you nearly got me on this one and I wrote the following before finding something in the link below. 

and still stand by it.

I Iived and worked in the area in the 60's through to the late 80's & our lass lived there from birth and even

she can't remember what was next to the Pheasant apart from the lane that lead to the 'U boat' to the left or the 'Turtle' to the right 

If you look through the link below someone mentions the 'Paradise' bottom of London Rd & that it had burnt down in 1985.

Rather strange both of us not remembering either the Restaurant or it being burnt down, as a  fire on London Rd would have

been big news to us back then.

It couldn't have been that good of a restaurant or as good as 'the Star of Asia' (old 'Horridge & Wildgoose' motorcycle shop)

further up which was always our favourit  Indian restaurant after a good gargle in the many Pubs on London Rd. 

Best Goat Vindaloo anywhere.

 

 

https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/328-sheffield39s-first-indian-restaurant/

 

Rocker.

 

Thanks everyone it definitely was the Paradise 👍

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2 hours ago, Clydebank said:

 

Thanks everyone it definitely was the Paradise 👍

I'm not saying your wrong I just can't remember it at all.

If it wasn't there in 73 it must have been built after that.

so we are talking 74/75 pos a year to build? and less than a 10 year life span. 

What did the place look like? 2 storey - flat single storey?

 

 

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On 27/09/2020 at 11:51, Clydebank said:

I can remember an Indian restaurant which was were the gap is below Barry's bar (Old Pheasant pub) think there was a fire and got knocked down hence the gap, but cannot remember the name anyone ?

 

On 27/09/2020 at 20:04, Kelvin Phlats said:

To be honest mate I can't really pin point exactly where it was but it was on the opposite side of the road to Tiffs and further away from town. I don't think it was past Barry's Bar so I'm pretty sure it was on the opposite side of the road, further away from town but before Barrys Bar (which obviously wasn't there at the time). God, there must be some records somewhere.

 

On 27/09/2020 at 20:24, nikki-red said:

@Clydebank Was it The Paradise? Bottom of London Road, Burnt down around 1985.

 

On 28/09/2020 at 22:24, hillsbro said:

I'm afraid Hillsbro can't help! 🙁

The last Kelly's directory was published in 1973, before there was an Indian restaurant in that area.

 

On 29/09/2020 at 11:07, MICK BADGER said:

Im the same as r.r above

I lived in the area from 1960 and I cant recall any building on that plot

Yer silly buggers, we're on the wrong side of the road - LOL.

 

& just like all old people we're looking in't wrong place.  :roll:

 

Wigfall's, as us older ones who knew the area at that time had two branches on London Road,

The largest of the two was situated between 'the Crown' and 'the Barrel' (now something called 'the Stack' - or it is on google maps) 

Their other shop, slightly further down and after where 'a salt and battered' chip shop is now (former tripe shop) is now where the other part of Wigfalls was. From memory this was a slightly long rather than big shop but stretched down and included the corner position of London Road and 'Hill Street'. When Wigfall's stopped being Wigfalls this is the building that was turned into a restaurant and did in fact have a major fire in the 1980's and as can be seen was infact rebuilt not pulled down. 

Looking at google maps this is now the 'Kurdistan Char Coal Grill' and is opposite - but not 'next to the Pheasant'.

 

Further research shows that what I had assumed the reason for the waste land at the side of 'the Pheasant' being down to

wartime bombing wasn't the case. A property had been on the site but somewhere between the 1880's and 1890's that property was no longer there and since that time the land has been empty.

 

Daft thing about this, a very good friend of ours lived in the flat above the 'takeaway' (before the fire) at one time :rolleyes:

 

Sorted????

 

Are you still out there Dennis ?  

 

Keep safe.

 

Edited by Rockers rule
additional info

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a good bit of detective work there R.R

talking of wiggys do you remember the washing machine

in the window filling up with water from a tap hung abov

but there was no supply to the tap

what a good illusion

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14 minutes ago, MICK BADGER said:

a good bit of detective work there R.R

talking of wiggys do you remember the washing machine

in the window filling up with water from a tap hung abov

but there was no supply to the tap

what a good illusion

Yes (I do now). magic.

I

I'm a self confessed hoarder and i'm sure i've a (boxed) balsa wood plane with plans etc in't attic

bought from the little model shop that was in the same block. (could have been next door to the tripe shop). 

Think it was bought for one of our sons but never got made.lol.

I daren't go in't attic to find it, the lost tribe of Hoarders might get me)

There was a sweet shop there as well.

Happy daze buying Caramac's.  

 

I'd nearly convinced myself there had been a building on that spare land next to the Pheasant because I could almost visualise

a burnt building and white boarding being in place after it had been mostly pulled down but in the back of my head I couldn't 

commit to letting that memory convince me.

Good job because while the memory was right (in a way) it was of the 'Chuck Wagon' on Holme Lane Hillsbrough.

E' the 'Chuck Wagon' even better than 'Uncle Sam's' in our minds, long gone and still boarded up as far as I know.

 

Keep safe.

 

Next ! 

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I have no recollection of anything on the spare land next to

   the Pheasant and as a ladI used to go to the butchers (savages)? on the other side of the lane

a couple of times a week

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1 hour ago, MICK BADGER said:

I have no recollection of anything on the spare land next to

  the Pheasant and as a ladI used to go to the butchers (savages)? on the other side of the lane

a couple of times a week

You should have called in 't Disc Jockey i'd have given you a cup o' tea.

Very nearly went to work for Harold.

and did the odd jobs for Harry (fruit and veg stall in't gap between the Disc Jockey and Dennis's butchers).

 

Happy Daze.

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I never went in disc jockey no particular reason a guy I knew 69 ish called Tom rode a

Vincent shadow he lived on the middle block on Lansdowne flats

he parked it in a garage just below the Tramway its a car park now.

I remember the fruit and veg stall in the gap opposite

T.C.Harrison's.

oddley enough I worked for John WENINGER

and a tv shop Hewitts 3 doors down from top of woodhead road.

also Foxon and Robinson bottom of randall st

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3 hours ago, MICK BADGER said:

I never went in disc jockey no particular reason a guy I knew 69 ish called Tom rode a

Vincent shadow he lived on the middle block on Lansdowne flats

he parked it in a garage just below the Tramway its a car park now.

I remember the fruit and veg stall in the gap opposite

T.C.Harrison's.

oddley enough I worked for John WENINGER

and a tv shop Hewitts 3 doors down from top of woodhead road.

also Foxon and Robinson bottom of randall st

T,C,Harrisons sales men were some of our best customers at the D,J.

Hewitts, remember it well.

Weningers 3d bacon off cuts - happy daze.

If you were going down Randall St towards Foxon & Robinson

it was my BSA A10 (with sidecar & L plates) parked infront of our house about 1/2 way down on the right.

 

Happy Daze indeed.

 

 

 

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and I bought my first A10with sidecar just off london road

the road that runs from londod road to Sharrow street

with ted williams tailors at the bottom

opposite the cremorne.

Itoo was on L plates it was 1974

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On 02/10/2020 at 12:21, Rockers rule said:

Yes (I do now). magic.

I

I'm a self confessed hoarder and i'm sure i've a (boxed) balsa wood plane with plans etc in't attic

bought from the little model shop that was in the same block. (could have been next door to the tripe shop). 

Think it was bought for one of our sons but never got made.lol.

I daren't go in't attic to find it, the lost tribe of Hoarders might get me)

There was a sweet shop there as well.

Happy daze buying Caramac's.  

 

I'd nearly convinced myself there had been a building on that spare land next to the Pheasant because I could almost visualise

a burnt building and white boarding being in place after it had been mostly pulled down but in the back of my head I couldn't 

commit to letting that memory convince me.

Good job because while the memory was right (in a way) it was of the 'Chuck Wagon' on Holme Lane Hillsbrough.

E' the 'Chuck Wagon' even better than 'Uncle Sam's' in our minds, long gone and still boarded up as far as I know.

 

Keep safe.

 

Next ! 

the burger place on Holme lane

was called the chuck ranch

it was owned by a guy called Tan

and yes it is still boarded up for the last 35 years

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