Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lost pubs of Sheffield

While cataloguing the records of South Yorkshire County Council, the Archivists came across a box of photographs taken by the Estates Surveyor in the 1970s and 1980s.  These largely document the deterioration of buildings which were destined for demolition.  Among the photographs are views of the Wicker, Victorian terraced houses on St Mary’s Road, St Mary's Wesleyan Reform Chapel and the Tramcar Inn formerly at 851 Attercliffe Road.

The images of the Tramcar Inn are particularly notable, not least for the striking period d├ęcor!

Once we have scanned these photographs they will be uploaded to Picture Sheffield.

For more information on old pubs, the Registers of Beerhouse Keepers and Licenced Victuallers (1870 – 1935) which are kept at Sheffield Archives offer a rich source of information about owners and licensees (and any convictions such as allowing drunkenness or gambling on the premises).  An index of the beerhouses in Sheffield is available to search on our website:  https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/collections/sheffield-magistrates-court-records.html

Pictured: Tramcar Inn, c.1970s (Sheffield Archives: SYCC/CB/11)