Just like our blessed future release from Lockdown, my exploration of Sheffield’s never-ending suburbs must be cautious and taken in short doses.
Having passed Heeley’s Antiques Quarter half a dozen times this year, today I took Mrs RM to view the culture and crumbling edifices of London Road/Artisan View, one of the better names for a bus stop.
Create Coffee Shop is the central point, a long queue of Heeley-ites snaking down the 61 awaiting their curried courgette soup (you didn’t think folk here had coffee, did you ?).
Luckily for them, I understand that being outside with your mates in a queue will finally be made legal in a month’s time when the PM announces his Road Map to Oblivion on Monday.
I can’t wait to put on several stone trying out London Road’s bhaji shops and bars, and then walking off 2 ounces on the stagger home.
There’s so much to admire here, intentionally or otherwise.
“Look Mrs RM” I cried, “it’s that art thing I keep telling you about !”
But Mrs RM had fallen behind, and I had to take photos of pub called “Lion” while she caught up.
Elsewhere there’s shops that sell gold.
I think under “Click-and-Collect” rules you just bring a chisel and help yourself to some of the gold bar outside.
more nostalgic ’70s games sold ironically in Hagglers Corner.
Is it already gentrified ? Will will know. He knows EVERYTHING.