The next section shows Clarence Street which was a street that George used a lot and has mentioned in a lot of different stories.
The first painting from By George! shows how the street sloped up and then the Picture Sheffield picture below that shows evidence of the way that the street sloped up and down. The picture below that is the W.E. Franklin shop which is on the corner of Clarence Street and is shown as a close up taken from another of George’s paintings.
George explains that, ‘Clarence Street seemed long, dark and narrow with black wet shiny cobbles, but it was home.’
P. 10, Chapter 1, By George! (courtesy of Paul Hibbert-Greaves/Hibbert Brothers).
The fourth picture below shows Clarence Street with the Primitive Methodist chapel in the background on Hodgson Street, also showing the Lincoln City Arms. Then a Picture Sheffield picture below shows the Lincoln City Arms on Clarence Street.
Clarence Lane was another street that George used to explore and a Picture Sheffield photograph shows Oxford House one of the public houses talked about through some of George’s stories.