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12 hours ago, Bowls said:

Beehive pub at Reform Chapel had a football team and they played on Wincobank grounds in the 60s didn’t Grimesthorpe Rd finish at Gower St and wasn’t Sadan St near All saints church 

Billy walker had bowling green for years all pubs shut now Ball Arms and bowling green all closed football pitches have gone and boys club all cast into historic memories 🙏

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17 hours ago, Bowls said:

Beehive pub at Reform Chapel had a football team and they played on Wincobank grounds in the 60s didn’t Grimesthorpe Rd finish at Gower St and wasn’t Sadan St near All saints church 

Yes Bowls, Grimesthorpe Road ran from Gower Street to Upwell Lane and Sedan Street (still there) runs from Lyons Street (opposite the now St. Peters church) to Carwood Road. Incidentally, how many pubs are still open in Grimesthorpe, just the Ball Inn ?

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Hi I don’t think there’s any pubs open in grimesthorpe that I now  off 

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9 minutes ago, Bowls said:

Hi I don’t think there’s any pubs open in grimesthorpe that I now  off 

Makes me wonder what is the nearest open pub to Grimesthorpe. Brightside, Wincobank or the Normanton on Grimesthorpe Road, Pitsmoor ?

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Any one lived in pre fabs wensley st and area I lived at 77 wensley st  that was top end not far from tip as we called it had gate on think belonged to esc  but could walk round gate to wincobank hill also short cut to flower estate used to play footie back of our house as was bit grass there road curved round down to hinde st

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Hi Bhomer.  I lived at no 47 further down hill.  I remember there were lots of little escape routes alongside hill.  You had to know where they were because they weren't obvious.  We thought the hill was countryside.  Never entered our heads we were in the middle of factories!! Still had happy lives though.

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18 hours ago, St Petre said:

Makes me wonder what is the nearest open pub to Grimesthorpe. Brightside, Wincobank or the Normanton on Grimesthorpe Road, Pitsmoor ?

Yes saddly, all the pubs are gone, Grimesthorpe Rd/Upwell st area.  Nearest  pub Upwell St area is the 1812, Arena Square, or the Railway, at Brightside,   and Grimesthorpe Rd is the Ellesmere .

The Ball was the last to close, and that was 2 christmas's ago.

So sad when you think how many there were.

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Is the little pub opposite rileys shut down now as well? 

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Hi wensley 1 nice to hear from another pre fab Dweller yes great times wincobank hill I could walk over from pre fab to my old house on wincobank lane grimesthorpe funny as as a kid I lived each side on wincobank hill gun search light stands reseavior sledging down slope's on cardboard great days

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2 hours ago, gaz 786 said:

Is the little pub opposite rileys shut down now as well? 

Sheffield Arms? It’s been a supermarket for a few years now.

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On 30/03/2021 at 22:11, Jim Hardie said:

Sheffield Arms? It’s been a supermarket for a few years now.

No the one bottom of jenkin Road opposite the river Don neer to. Where Bridge Inn was used to go in with Dave Bevan now an then? Wonder if he's still around 🤔

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On 24/03/2021 at 14:32, gaz 786 said:

Just googled Ludlow St grimesthorpe and saw  Burngreave messenger advert 20 plots of land adjacent to Botham St Ruthin St and Ludlow St but still cannot recall it! 

If you know anyone who has a copy of Alan Billam's book "Grimesthorpe|", you'll find the map on page 96.

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