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10 hours ago, hackey lad said:

It’s not even on Fargate 

Burger King address is 2 Fargate

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I commenced work at the bottom of Fargate in 1962 and completed work at the top of Fargate in 2010, rest assured that a lot went on between these times away from Fargate. I thought it good to mention what I recall as my best loved place on Fargate, this being the YMCA which catered for both genders in many areas, a true God-send back in those days.

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On 07/12/2023 at 09:15, crookesey said:

this being the YMCA which catered for both genders in many areas, a true God-send back in those days.

Could you get yourself clean there? Could you have a good meal? Could you do whatever you feel?

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Just now, Irene Swaine said:

Could you get yourself clean there? Could you have a good meal? Could you do whatever you feel?

So  the song goes!

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Went past new Burger King at the bottom of Fargate, looks like it’s open now Irene.

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On 06/12/2023 at 20:37, Jim Hardie said:

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

 

 

I think what you are experiencing Jim is called 'solastalgia'. Nostalgia is the feeling of loss when you move away from somewhere, solastalgia is the feeling of loss when you stay in the same place but it changes around you and it becomes difficult to picture how it used to be. I understand why people would feel that, but I think Sheffield needs to reinvent itself - when I moved here in the year 9 BTMTM* Sheffield was, thanks to the Luftwaffe, an ugly city despite having the Winter Gardens and the Peace Gardens. There was a lot of it that just needed knocking down and rebuilding and although that happened to some extent, it was interrupted by the financial crash of 2007. Quality of life is better when we live in nicer environments - the existing grey-to-green sections, the aforementioned Winter and Peace Gardens, the area around Pounds Park, the new Cambridge Street - these all enhance my well-being when I'm in the city centre and I'm not alone.

 

The 1960s do sound like a good time to have been alive and young so I don't blame people for looking back fondly on them, but to everyone who came afterwards those buildings just look like shabby concrete boxes that have soaked up far too much late night pish and I'm not sorry to see them go.

 

*Before They Moved The Market

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18 hours ago, hackey lad said:

Owt happening ?

a wee bit of the new surface has been put down - and opened up to the public - it looks great!

 

i've heard people moaning about it already - what a ****ing surprise - warning how slippery it'll be in winter.

 

(despite it being winter, and not slippery)

 

i think they've dug all the holes that need to be dugged, now *just* a small matter of getting in the utility companies to argue over who needs to sort out all the exposed pipes.

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Fartgate was better in the 80s and 90s

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2 hours ago, ads36 said:

a wee bit of the new surface has been put down - and opened up to the public - it looks great!

 

i've heard people moaning about it already - what a ****ing surprise - warning how slippery it'll be in winter.

 

(despite it being winter, and not slippery)

 

i think they've dug all the holes that need to be dugged, now *just* a small matter of getting in the utility companies to argue over who needs to sort out all the exposed pipes.

I walked across it last week in the rain, not in the least bit slippy. And it looks great, as you say.

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1 hour ago, rogets said:

Fartgate was better in the 80s and 90s

Smells better now though!

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