Seed" Coffee Bar, Norfolk St, Sheffield
Flyer for Mustard Seed
||According to our
records (the bookings list), it would seem that
crossBeaTs played at the "Mustard Seed" at least 9 times.
The person responsible for the booking of most of these is noted as being a guy
called Brian Hollocks. The dates were:
Saturday 25 June 1966
(follow-up to the Billy Graham Crusade)
Saturday 12 October 1968
12 April 1969
Saturday 20 September 1969
Saturday 13 December
Saturday 31 January 1970
Saturday 2 May 1970
Saturday 20 June
Saturday 15 May 1971
In August 2004 I received this e-mail
from Brian Hollocks
24 August 2004
Hi! I've just come across your website. It takes me
In fact there were two generations of Mustard Seed
coffee bar (I booked the bands for both). The first, in 1966 (in parallel
with Billy Graham relays to the City Hall) was in a converted (!) pub - the
Athol Hotel. It was a great set up but we were not allowed its use for
longer than a few weeks or so. I certainly remember the Crossbeats there
- including a song called "I'm only me", which didn't appear on record.
Subsequently, for the next Billy
Graham campaign, a vacated stationary suppliers shop was transformed into a
coffee bar - and it's that that features in your picture & flier.
That site was supposed to be for a few months but, thanks to Sheffield
Council dithering over redevelopment of the area, it was available for years!
That Mustard Seed led, because of the problems of placing new converts in
churches, to the emergence of "Sheffield House Church" (still going).
If you can help to supply any extra information, please get in touch.