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Report - Shoreham Street Depot - Sheffield - June 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by WildBoyz, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Shoreham Street Depot was constructed in 1910, on the former site of an 18th century leadmill. The site served as one of eight main tram depots, which collectively allowed for the service of a fleet of over 400 trams. However, by 1952 The Sheffield Tramway Corporation, the owners and operators of the system, began to close two sections of the network. Between 1954 and 1960, Sheffield subsequently witnessed the closure of the rest of the system. Following the large-scale closures, Shoreham Street Depot was re-established and used as a Mainline bus garage, up until the 1990’s when it finally closed its doors for the last time. Today, only the main entrance survives as the rest of the structure was demolished to make way for student apartments. It is rumoured, unsurprisingly, that remnants of the tracks still rest beneath the road, as Sheffield City Council simply resurfaced the road over much of the extensive tramway.

    What better way to end a day than to find an old explore that was once a central part of Sheffield’s early transport system? This is precisely what we did. The street was exceptionally busy as we waited for a quiet moment to enter the premises, but eventually, after watching countless staggering partygoers, we made our attempt. Inside, other than the mountains of pigeon shit and many carcasses, the building is completely stripped, which was somewhat disappointing. However, we persevered and eventually ended up on the rooftop, which offered some excellent night-time views of the city.

    Shoreham Street Tram Depot Showing Early Daimler Buses

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    1: Inside Main Entrance

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    2: Upstairs Side Rooms (Main Roadside)

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    3: Staircase to Main Roadside Tower

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    4: Upstairs Side Room (Leadmill Side)

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    5: Upstairs Room (Rear View)

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    6: Rooftop Facing Student Accommodation

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    7: Rooftop Facing Main Entrance and Towers

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    8: Shadows in the Darkness

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    9: Night-Time Street View

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    10: Tower

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    11: Inside Tower

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  2. pirate

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    Pretty bare but I'm liking the 2nd shot
     
  3. georgie

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    nice one thanks for sharing
     
  4. jazzywheelz

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    Nice one. Didn't even know what this place was to be honest. Looks very empty but actually quite a nice little building.
     
  5. Ojay

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    Looks alright does that, like the use of the old pic as a comparison too :thumb
     
  6. WildBoyz

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    Same here. It's been there, in the corner of my eye for years, so in the end I figured it deserved a look in. Even though it's empty it was quite cool being in one of the final remnants of Sheffield's famous tram history. Shame it's not put to better use really.
     
  7. WildBoyz

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    Thought it added a nice touch :) Glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    Always wondered what the inside of this looked like, could never be bothered to find out though! :thumb
     
  9. WildBoyz

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    All revealed :) Bit disappointing that there wasn't even a single chair, or odd shoe lying around the place. There was a letter though, but there was so much pigeon shit on it, I didn't bother picking it up to read who it was addressed to.
     
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