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  2. Probably been covered here before, but it looks like one of the ones with the Yorkshire Rose cast into the base. There were quite a number around at one time, I think some were around the Basegreen area, probably all gone in Ameys clearance programme. Nigel L
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  4. Good evening all, Emma Hirst b1849 Sheffield. Father Matthew Hirst & Mother Mary Hirst nee Schofield. I can find Emma on the 1851, 71, 81, 91, 1901 & 1911 but she evades me on the 1861 Census. Can someone please have a look with a fresh pair of eyes please? Many thanks all
  5. Being driven past in my carriage (City Cabs) on the way to one of my many appointments at the RHH, I spotted this rather delightful old lamp-post on Ashdell Road near to the junction with Glossop Road. It's at the bottom of a small lane which might well be private. It doesn't resemble the usual SCC model.,-1.5011119,3a,37.5y,309.14h,78.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJL60KRwaFcABG-Rl8OCN_g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en Has it featured before on this forum ? Hilldweller
  6. New blog post about The Leadmill in July 1980, starring Cabaret Voltaire and Mark My Words. Cheers!
  7. I thought of Wardsend, style of fencing, but of the cottages/old rolling mill off Livesey Street, Can be seen middle of picture here,
  8. Hi Everyone, My latest blog is about Cabaret Voltaire at The Leadmill in July 1980... Enjoy. Dodger
  9. The cottages I was thinking of were those described on the plan ( thanks very much for that.hilldweller|) as Wardsend Cottages.
  10. In 1970s, from memory, this business was operating above what was the old Nether Edge tram terminus. Does anyone know who operated it? A one man business as far as I am aware. Also wondering if he was related to BLONK family. Thank you for any imput possible.
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  12. If it is Sheffield (and it may well be Nottinghamshire) then I think it must be further up in the hills See the chimney in the foreground on the right - at the top of that does anyone see that line as the crest of a bank/ridge/spur ? It must be pretty steep because there's a gable end just in front of it
  13. This resembles this area Bennett Wheel or Sheffield Moor Wheel, Vulcan Dam, River Porter. St. Mary's Church in background check the drawing on Picture Sheffield. The drawing is of a different perspective but looks very similar.
  14. Having strong family connections with Wardsend and having lived there as a small child I don't think it shows the cottages. Also the smaller pond was located some distance above the level of the cottages and the mill building. The tail goit from the mill was culverted underground down by the side of the cottages and came out in the portal to the main tunnel from the big pond. I enclose a sketch I did of the Wardsend Estate as I remember it. hilldweller
  15. Including the info from dunsbyowl, I have set up a more complete listing of City Hall bands here contributions welcomed, as are any other photos / ephemera about Sheffield bands...
  16. I also did a google but came up with nothing. When I first saw the picture I was reminded of the old cottages which stood at the bottom of Herries Road ( minus the railway viaduct) which stood by the side of a pond!
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  18. Looked through the "Local Register" for 1867 - yes, the Outrages was the main topic Jan 2 Explosion at Kelham Rolling Mills – 1 killed 2 injured Mar 1 Trades Union Commission Bill passed – House of Commons Jun 18 the 11th day of Trade Commission hearings – witnesses include William Broadhead who resigned secrataryship of Saw Grinders Union on 21st Nov 5 – first sod of Damflask turned
  19. I'm assuming you don't have access to see if anything is written on the back of the frame If not then the place where you photographed it might have more information in their catalogue (I've tried an image search but today Google is insistent that I'm actually looking for paintings of the River Hudson) Can you tell what the writing at the bottom of the frame says (I suspect it's R. Hudson and a date but that's a guess) Other than that it's a number of cottages by a small river [edit to add] i think a bloodyminded search along the rivers on the NLC maps are in order... [edit again] I want to suggest Norton Hammer, but I don't think it fits (the tree line in the distance is too low) [final edit] I reckon it's a millpond not a river, therefore the view possibly looks vaguely North (assuming Sheaf or Porter, I have another theory about the number of mature trees given this was painted only twenty or so years after the great flood)
  20. I have attached the pedigree charts that Rosa had typed up for her now out of print book, as well as the siblings sheet, my link is the Stephen Staniforth that marries Alice Wragg, brother of Thomas II, he was already a freeman by the time his father passed which is why the works went to the second eldest son Thomas as he was still living at home at the time.
  21. As far as I know, her son Leslie now has all of her paperwork, he's into Geneaology himself obviously and I've had him send me a few things but I'm not sure what he'll do with it all, it was really odd because when I told him my link to the main line of Staniforths he suddenly invited me to see his Ancestry tree and he literally added in my whole line without any help from myself, right up to me and he had even gone as far as adding in my mothers last known address before she passed, I was blown away
  22. You might have a look at the Sheffield Outrages. These occupied the locals in 1867!
  23. Demand for sickles and scythes may have fallen during the post War period and the numbers of companies rolling the profiles fell dramatically. Tinsley Rolling Mills was one of the few left and when Hadfield's took them over they ceased production. This may well have contributed to the cessation of sickle production.
  24. I am really sorry to hear about Rosamund, as I spoke to her and corresponded with her some years ago. In fact, she was the only source from which I could obtain a copy of her book, which has you state, is now quite hard to come by. She did have quite an extensive archive, much of which never made it into publication, but I have no real idea as to what became of that. I do know that she did sell off some of the less specific stuff, trade directories, etc., (I bought an 1840s trade directory from her myself), but I would imagine that she either retained the specific stuff, or perhaps donated it to some trust worthy depository. My own family history research revealed that my Great-Great Grandfather, George Dannatt [1824 - 1891], a scythe-grinder moved from Belton, Lincolnshire to Hackenthorpe, and it seems probable though not certain that he would have worked at the Staniforth Works. He and his family variously lived on Occupation Lane and Main Street and most of his grand-children were baptised at Hackenthorpe Church.
  25. CJ thank you very much for sharing your experience, I loved reading your post, other than a couple of other people I've really not heard from any former workers and nobody has ever gone into as much details as you. You are right in saying the pond is still there in the back. It's funny you brought up the building being used as a museum because that's always been at the back of my mind, it would've made a brilliant museum and great for the local area. It's such a shame it's just a shell of it's former self these days, if I ever won the lottery (fat chance) I think that would be top of my list although I don't think the current tenants would take too kindly to being evicted
  26. I came across this web page, whilst idly browsing around: I'm not sure if you have a copy of the book or not, but there are some copies on Amazon and AbeBooks for £35-40 ish, or maybe you could ask nicely for the museum at Handsworth to lend you their copy? I also read that Sheffield Central Libraries Reference Section have one to take out?
  27. I remember the works at Hackenthorpe from passing it each day 1961 -1966 on my way to school at the Carter Lodge School. now renamed Rainbow Forge. In June 1966 I worked at the factory for one week on works experience followed by a week at the education office on Campo Lane in Sheffield. It was a complete self contained factory, with everything from a forge to finishing department. It even had its own fishing pond inside the grounds, which I believe is still there. I worked in most department during the week and sat on the managers table for my dinner. His wife was the sister of the owner of a Sheffield Accountancy practice. I wanted to go into accountancy, so she arranged for me to have an interview, and I got a job there as a trainee accountant. Things went from there, and I have run my own accountancy practice for the last 35 years. Most of the building is still there, but the wooden steps that were inside the building which went up to a wooden building, have long since gone. On Main Street there was a door were the employees entered and clocked in and off. I remember an old man sat just inside the door in front of an open fire to keep his eyes on things. Just through the door and to the left was the forge. The thing I really remember of my week there was one department with older women in it. They were real oggers, and the other workers at the firm took great delight in sending the young trainee lads to them to be tormented. Possibly the equivalent of fetching the glass hammer trick that were played on new workers in those days. Fortunately, only being there for a few hours I was left alone by them. But I will always remember the fear of the lads as they game it. It was a shame that the property was not kept in tact to act as a museum as I have always felt that it was more of an interest that Abbeydale Museum, being a self contained works
  28. As a football historian, I have noted that this year is the 150th anniversary of important dates in Sheffield football history. The first every football cup competition in the World - The Youdan Cup was played in February/March 1867. The Sheffield Football Association was formed on 7 March 1867 and Sheffield Wednesday were formed in September 1867. I am trying to put an article together about this, so does anybody know of any other important Sheffield event, sports or other things, that took place or started in that year, which I can include in the article
  29. Here's an article on Walter Staniforth who I mentioned in my post above, the paper goes into great detail regarding his suicide.
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