The Tea Gardens outing
I'm a Burngreave-based photographer, interested in the history of cultural cities, particularly Sheffield. In addition to my own work, I have a small collection of old photographs that illustrate the landscape and people of the city.
The pictures here are from a short strip of 35mm negatives that I bought on an on-line auction. Although they came with no information, they are clearly of a coach outing from "The Tea Gardens" pub on Grimesthorpe Road circa 1960. However, beyond that, we know little and, if anyone recognises the occasion or anyone in the pictures, we'd be pleased to hear from them.
Tea Gardens public house
Story: Christina White
The Tea Gardens was a coaching inn where passengers stopped for refreshments and the horses were changed.
Once on the main Sheffield to Barnsley Road, the pub had a number of names, including The Saracen's Head, and was later affectionately known by regulars as "The Tea Pot".
In the 20th Century, it was a meeting place for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos, a men's society that undertook charitable work.
Possibly the coach trip that local children went on was paid for by the Buffalos.
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