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10 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

Most of the people living in Sheffield don't know it as Coles Corner either, cos they're under 60. 

 

The local newspaper should be educating them then.

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3 hours ago, Jim Hardie said:

The chabbies on the Star don’t know it’s Cole’s Corner.

'chabbies'???   

 

For everyone under retirement age, they would have only ever known Cole Brothers in it's Barker's Pool location. That got renamed over 21 years ago and its been shut for nearly three.  

 

God sake, I understand people having happy memories, but this city really does like to go wallowing in it's nostalgia and pining for the return of days gone by.

 

It's a shop, a long defunct location of a shop what some people just happened to use as a meeting place over half a century ago.  The building has been took over and repurposed multiple times in that 60 years and doesn't look anything like It's original design.  It's hardly a location of great historical or national importance. It's hardly a major part of the industrial heritage or uniqueness of the city. It's not blue plaque worthy.

 

We are now four entire generations on since Cole Brothers moved from its original to Barkers Pool and subsequently closed. Is it really so hard for some people to accept the city evolves, times move on, and prominence, interest and relevance in things evolve with it.

 

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1 hour ago, Bargepole23 said:

Most of the people living in Sheffield don't know it as Coles Corner either, cos they're under 60. 

 

Anyhow, check this out, should get some on here agitated 🤣😚

 

 

Ah ,so thats what a pocket park is . Basically big planters .

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56 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

'chabbies'???   

 

For everyone under retirement age, they would have only ever known Cole Brothers in it's Barker's Pool location. That got renamed over 21 years ago and its been shut for nearly three.  

 

God sake, I understand people having happy memories, but this city really does like to go wallowing in it's nostalgia and pining for the return of days gone by.

 

It's a shop, a long defunct location of a shop what some people just happened to use as a meeting place over half a century ago.  The building has been took over and repurposed multiple times in that 60 years and doesn't look anything like It's original design.  It's hardly a location of great historical or national importance. It's hardly a major part of the industrial heritage or uniqueness of the city. It's not blue plaque worthy.

 

We are now four entire generations on since Cole Brothers moved from its original to Barkers Pool and subsequently closed. Is it really so hard for some people to accept the city evolves, times move on, and prominence, interest and relevance in things evolve with it.

 

It’s a local landmark and not everybody below retirement age wants to consign it to history.

 

 

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1 hour ago, ECCOnoob said:

'chabbies'???   

 

For everyone under retirement age, they would have only ever known Cole Brothers in it's Barker's Pool location. That got renamed over 21 years ago and its been shut for nearly three.  

 

God sake, I understand people having happy memories, but this city really does like to go wallowing in it's nostalgia and pining for the return of days gone by.

 

It's a shop, a long defunct location of a shop what some people just happened to use as a meeting place over half a century ago.  The building has been took over and repurposed multiple times in that 60 years and doesn't look anything like It's original design.  It's hardly a location of great historical or national importance. It's hardly a major part of the industrial heritage or uniqueness of the city. It's not blue plaque worthy.

 

We are now four entire generations on since Cole Brothers moved from its original to Barkers Pool and subsequently closed. Is it really so hard for some people to accept the city evolves, times move on, and prominence, interest and relevance in things evolve with it.

 

Don't you know that Cole brothers changed the name years ago when they were taken over and became part of the John Lewis partnership? Most people won't know what you are on about, come on, keep up to date and stop living in the past. 

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Just now, RollingJ said:

But.... I didn't know Fargate suffered from flooding - except when someone smashes a water main.😕

Needs a bridge.

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1 hour ago, Jim Hardie said:

It’s a local landmark and not everybody below retirement age wants to consign it to history.

 

 

Oh well, if Richard Hawley sings about it, that's completely changed my opinion 🙄.

 

Bit rich to be making a song when someone was born 4 years after the thing had closed and moved to Barkers Pool anyway.

 

Perhaps it will have been better for him to be warbling on about the building being split into different units, partly occupied by a building society and a cafe and the gas board at the time - will have been more accurate.

 

Given the album named "Coles Corner" was brought out in 2005, 3 years after the store itself stopped calling itself that, and the album cover shot didn't even feature the bloody location (being a shot of the SJ theatre in Scarborough) all seems like a bit of desperate nostalgia cash grab to me.

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7 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

Oh well, if Richard Hawley sings about it, that's completely changed my opinion 🙄.

 

Bit rich to be making a song when someone was born 4 years after the thing had closed and moved to Barkers Pool anyway.

 

Perhaps it will have been better for him to be warbling on about the building being split into different units, partly occupied by a building society and a cafe and the gas board at the time - will have been more accurate.

 

Given the album named "Coles Corner" was brought out in 2005, 3 years after the store itself stopped calling itself that, and the album cover shot didn't even feature the bloody location (being a shot of the SJ theatre in Scarborough) all seems like a bit of desperate nostalgia cash grab to me.

It’s about the name, not the shop.

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16 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

Oh well, if Richard Hawley sings about it, that's completely changed my opinion 🙄.

 

Bit rich to be making a song when someone was born 4 years after the thing had closed and moved to Barkers Pool anyway.

 

Perhaps it will have been better for him to be warbling on about the building being split into different units, partly occupied by a building society and a cafe and the gas board at the time - will have been more accurate.

 

Given the album named "Coles Corner" was brought out in 2005, 3 years after the store itself stopped calling itself that, and the album cover shot didn't even feature the bloody location (being a shot of the SJ theatre in Scarborough) all seems like a bit of desperate nostalgia cash grab to me.

It’s not even on Fargate 

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