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8 hours ago, DavidFrance said:

I have a recollection that Sutherlands were the first peacetime occupants of the former National Fire Service building in Ecclesall Road, alongside the Tesco/Shopping Centre. That would be from about 1946/7 .  When they moved from there it became, eventually, that parade of shops that includes the Sheffield shop.   Does anyone else recall that? 

Im sure that was hartleys beef spread factory not sutherlands

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Must admit I remember Sutherlands Spreads from Alistair Sutherland winning the 1986 British Rally Championship in his 3litre Metro 6R4. What a car!
After Sutherlands Spreads, he set up Granny Mary’s. As per the name of the OP.

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Didn’t they sell the company and the name at one stage and then two of the grandchildren started a similar company/product but couldn’t call it Sutherland’s ?
Also, didn’t Peter S at some stage own the Millstone at Hathersage ?

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On 23/02/2021 at 18:46, MICK BADGER said:

Im sure that was hartleys beef spread factory not sutherlands

Correct Mick.

 

In the 1960s my mum drove a van for them from Ecclesall Road, delivering potted meat and maybe other products to shops in and around the city and also in Derbyshire.

In the very bad winter of '62 she was on the home run descending from Owler Bar towards Totley when the van skidded, hit a dry stone wall and flipped over it into a field, landing on its roof.

Pity she didn't work for Martini 'cause she was shaken but not stirred!

The potted meat must have had a good reputation because I came across an article on Grindleford.com written by Alan Jacques describing how 'customers would wait at his parents' shop front in the village for the Hartley's potted meat van to arrive. Many brought their own bowls to be filled from the large basins that it came in'.

They had deliveries twice a week and that driver could well have been my mum.

 

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On 23/02/2021 at 18:46, MICK BADGER said:

Im sure that was hartleys beef spread factory not sutherlands

You are right. Thank you for putting my memory straight.

On 24/02/2021 at 23:39, echo beach said:

Correct Mick.

 

In the 1960s my mum drove a van for them from Ecclesall Road, delivering potted meat and maybe other products to shops in and around the city and also in Derbyshire.

In the very bad winter of '62 she was on the home run descending from Owler Bar towards Totley when the van skidded, hit a dry stone wall and flipped over it into a field, landing on its roof.

Pity she didn't work for Martini 'cause she was shaken but not stirred!

The potted meat must have had a good reputation because I came across an article on Grindleford.com written by Alan Jacques describing how 'customers would wait at his parents' shop front in the village for the Hartley's potted meat van to arrive. Many brought their own bowls to be filled from the large basins that it came in'.

They had deliveries twice a week and that driver could well have been my mum.

 

echo.

But in Sharrow and Nether Edge I think the "home made" potted beef created by Winnie, the shop assistant at Topham's Bakery on Wostenholme Road, was far superior. Made a couple of times a week, it filled the back room with delicious aromas of slow cooked beef. I delivered bread  (on a bike with a basket) for them for a couple of years and it was one of my "perks" along with a bagful of cakes etc most nights.   

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I used to do the mail collections from there in the 70s/80s and each Friday there would be a tray of mixed variety pots, 12 I think, on the top of the mail bag.

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Hi everyone

 

I recently had a free sample of Granny Mary's potted beef, left by my milkman.  The accompanying leaflet gave the  background of this, orginating and now made again by the Sutherland family.  I remember, being born on Britannia Road in Darnall,  the building on the corner of Catcliffe Road and Senior Road which is now ATI Tyres as being something to do with Sutherlands.   My parents and grandparents  all lived at one time or another in Ashworth Cottages on Britannia Road and potted beef ( or 'potted dog' as my family called it!)  was a family favourite.  It tastes as good as I remember it.    My grandma and great grandma had a shop on the other corner diagonally opposite the Halfway pub, on the corner of Britannia Road and Catcliffe Road.  This was before I was born but they used to make their own ice cream and it is quite likely they would have sold Sutherlands products.     

 

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