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Sheffield in the 70's, What memories!

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I remember Top Rank on a Saturday from 12am and on a tuesday night for under 16s .If my memories still working .The City Hall to see Mungo Jerry ,Wizard ,and loads of groups .Fantastic Times

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hay if you want real 70s rock nights go down the nelson they play records in there once a month

 

And we play the best of classic rock too at the weekends.....it will bring back a lot of happy memories as I dig up some long forgotten stuff if requested...

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then u go to the corporation,for some real rock music after---:D

 

and eye up the skirt?

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Memories of the 70s

Chips 2p a bag, bus fares 2p a ride, punk rockers were new and scary, Slag Rags at Hunters Bar, Sweet shops that only sold sweets and tobacco (10 B&H and a

packet of Polos please)

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I remember putting a sixpenny piece in the chocolate machine outside the corner shop, the cadburys choc bar seemed really thick then, not like now

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I remember that awfull smell of TCP everywhere i went ,does anybody else ??Its the stinky stuff mummy put on our knees and hands when we had a tumble.Never smell it now thou thank god.

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I remember going for a job interview at Arthur Lees in the late 70`s. I was out running this morning and went over the bridge where it used to go over the factory on woolly wood bottom. It`s sad to see it all demolished now. Even the ornimental garden is still there, it`s more like a jungle now though.

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What do I remember about the 70's?

 

Plenty of industry (steel works, cutlery works, breweries) etc. Plenty of work around - you could literally leave one job one day and be in another the next.

 

Fiesta Club

Silver Blades Ice Rink

 

I used to live on Broomhall flats which was great as it meant I could go to Top Rank Suite in the evenings and walk back home - very often on my own - and feel entirely safe.

 

Getting married (now that was a mistake!:gag:):hihi: :hihi:.

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Catching the 52 bus from Crookes, paying 2p (kids fare) and getting of at Hight Street. All the shoe shops on Fargate... Department stores like Rackhams... Schofields (next to the Mucky Duck)... C&A (cheap & awful?)... Watching the trains thunder past Millhouses Park on balmy Sunday afternoons. Anyone remember Bar Rio that was always packed (near the Wedding Cake)? Halford's bike shop. The Limit on West Street where I used to see The Human League before they became famous. Ice skating on Saturday afternoons at Silver Blades. Those awful platform shoes! Buying a Walls icecream or an ice lolly at the Rivelin Valley paddling pools and then being swarmed by wasps.

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The "umbrella" cafe in the Sheaf market where the birds used to be able to get in and sit on the tables (and poo.... :hihi:!)

 

You had to go upstairs to it and from there you could see the dusty bin stall!

 

Health & Safety would have a fit now!

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Ahh the 70s, in 1976(The Hot summer) I was 26,living at Guildford View flats , norfolk park on the 15th floor, that was when the flats were a great place to live, our caretaker kept the Lift spotless,the kids used to call him Thumper,because thats what they got if he caught them messing about.

Also the Fun Fairs in Norfolk park during the summer, does anybody remember the King Kong Tent, you paid to enter, and it was quite dark inside,there was a large cage with "King Kong" prowling up and down, when they got about thirty in the Tent, "King Kong" would pull the bars apart and escape!!!!!!!!!, the crowd went barmy, running everwhere, I ended up on my back, outside the Tent having been pushed through a gap in the Canvas.My mate commented after, that "King Kong" had a Yorkshire accent, In case you're wondering that was before "Health and Safety" and compensation claims were invented.

Ahh yes the 70s, Monday night Discos at the "Captive queen", and Games nights at the "Vulcan" we just went for the free sarnis, and we never saw much trouble,not even in the "Horse and Lion" or "Fellbrigg"

Just learn't recentley that the Flats are no more, quite sad really, as I was quite Happy living there in the good old 70s.

Its been nice to have had a chance to reminisce about my time in the 70s :-)

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