Millhouses memories

The cutlery has been plated and the final part of the process is to hang it out to dry ' a bit like washing, really! This picture was taken at a Sheffield cutlery manufacturers in the late 1950s.
The cutlery has been plated and the final part of the process is to hang it out to dry ' a bit like washing, really! This picture was taken at a Sheffield cutlery manufacturers in the late 1950s.
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IT’S A Christmas dinner from another age.

Club banners and pictures line the walls, trophies stand on tables as the winners sit back proudly for photographs.

This, pictured left, is Millhouses Motor Club in the 1930s in an upstairs room at The Millhouses pub before the food arrives for their festive dinner.

The pub has been used as a base by various clubs and organisations over the years and the venue has just turned over another page in its 170-year history with a relaunch after refurbishment.

The Millhouses, on Abbeydale Road started life as the Millwright’s Arms, and newly displayed pictures of old Sheffield reflect the pub’s and the area’s history.

Images of workers in the old cutlery industry, posters advertising Sheffield’s finest products and transport and historic general interest pictures complete the collection.

The pub re-opened last week with a new restaurant, real ales and re-established links to the city’s past heritage.

Chris Windle, a director of WL Leisure who redeveloped the pub said: “The Millhouses is an exciting development at a time when we are seeing so many pubs closing down. We think the pub is the perfect place for people to eat or enjoy a drink.

“We have a fantastic team in place with landlady Carol Baines and her family who have run pubs right across South Yorkshire and a highly skilled and creative chef in Stuart Mackenzie, who joins us from West 10 in the city centre.”

In a separate project, WL Leisure has relaunched The Pomona on Ecclesall Road under the new name of The Ecclesall.