11 February 2015

Scenes

Well, I've not get anything of note to say today so instead I will just share some more pictures of Sheffield - all taken within the city's boundaries. Above there's an old stone gatepost looking out over The Limb Valley. Remnants of last week's heavy snowfall are still hanging about in the fields, Below you can see Sheephill Farm's farmhouse at the top of a long straight road called Long Line.
Above - yet another sad sight for anyone who loves The English Pub. This is "The Fleur de Lys" at Totley. It's all boarded up and round the front of it there's a big "For Sale" sign but I very much doubt that it will ever be a pub again. Once it was busy with locals and with other Sheffielders who fancied a pint or two on the edge of the city. There were bands and special nights, comedians and singers. That kind of thing is becoming like a chapter from history. Below - All Saints Parish Church in Totley. Compared with other parish churches it is very modern having been opened in 1924 - partly in memory of several local men who lost their lives in World War One.

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  1. The farm house looks as if it has different levels on the ground floor; that "bay" window is much higher than the window next to it. I like houses with quirky features like that.
    The first picture is beautiful and once again has me longing for nice, long walks in the country.
    Sad to see such a beautiful building as the Fleur de Lys unused. Where do the people who used to go there go now when they want a pint or a fun night out?

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    1. They stay in and watch TV or surf the internet or they go to "The Cross Scythes" which is just round the corner. The nearby "Cricket Inn" also remains a popular pub.

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  2. It's sad to see the Fleur de Lys abandoned. It used to be packed in my youth when the Teacher Training College was still open.

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    1. I took the picture from the rear car park because the front of the pub was in shade. It's always sad to see a pub one once knew shutting its doors forever. It will be interesting to see what happens to it as there is a public right of way running right through the car park.

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  3. I'm very sad about the Fleur de Lys, we used to drink in there occasionally back in the day.

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    1. I hope you didn't get tiddly MaC!

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  4. Very interesting, Mr. Pudding. I wondered why such an interesting old pub is up for sale. So I visited the real estate firm and looked at the brochure. There is no price listed for the property. That is strange in itself. 0.77 acres, over 3,000 square feet in the downstairs pub and living quarters upstairs with a couple of old stone structures and a barn as well on the land. But, then if you look further, the site is zoned in the local plan for housing. So, I wonder if the owners are being pushed out to make room for more single housing?

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    1. You are like Miss Marple! A friend told me that the plan for the site is indeed new housing so I expect the pub to be demolished some time soon. Nothing stays the same Mama, nothing. You would have made a great landlady and Big Bear could have thrown out any unruly drunkards.

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  5. Seems you have a lot of readers who have supped in the Fleur de Lys. Add me to the list.

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    1. Perhaps we should club together to buy it and rename it "The Blogger Arms". Tetley's bitter will be £1 a pint.

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  6. Sometimes pictures say it all...as they do in this instance. Have a wonderful weekend, Yorky. :)

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