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Briggate and Duncan Street


Briggate and Duncan Street
Description:
1937, View of Briggate with Duncan Street to the right. A tram can be seen, travelling on the no 1 route to Lawnswood from Roundhay. At the junction, premises of Walker and Hall of Sheffield silversmiths and cutlers. Reid Brothers outfitters occupy the ground floor.

User Comments:

Name:
rayd

Comment:
I would suggest this tram is on what would have been the Headingley/Roundhay route. The second shop on the right with the sunblinds was the Home & Colonial, a national grocery chain, and next door is McConnells bar. I remember going in early 1950's, it was the original spit and sawdust on the floor, bare floorboards ofcourse, and beer was drawn straight from the barrel. As I recall it was very strong ale.

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Name:
Raymond Jones

Comment:
My brother John Jones worked at McConnells in the forties the landlord would only have x navel men behind the bar in those days. Raymond Jones.

Email:
raynmavis@btinternet.com

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Name:
Raymond Jones

Comment:
Sorry X NAVAL Men. Hit the wronge key.

Date:
23-Oct-2009

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
I have only a vague recollection of McConnell's Bar. Am I right in saying that it was just one long narrow room, with the bar on the left as you walked in, and a row of benches along the right-hand wall. I don't remember ever seeing any tables.

Date:
07-Dec-2009

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
brian hall

Comment:
to add to the comment by rayd mc connels was also a men only pub sold no cigarettes and the beer was served in half glasses not pints i am at this moment trying to remember its original name its on the tip of my tongue if you look in the doorway of the building today it is spelt out on the floor in mosaic

Date:
31-Aug-2010

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Name:
Peter Lyon

Comment:
@Brian Hall, My buddies and I used to call in McConnells often, I don't think it was amen only bar as there was often an old lady sat in there having a drink. I think rather it was a place that a woman would not likely patronise. They generally sold beer in pint glasses if you asked for them but I think the drink you are thinking of was "McConnells Old", which I suspect was William Youngers No. 1 which was generally served in half pints. I believe it was around 7% alcohol by volume. Strong stuff

Date:
18-Sep-2015

Email:
peterlyon@rogers.com

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