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  2. Jeff, Martin and Ernest are in this photo.
  3. Sure its Upperthorpe baths .
  4. I was there for a short period in Miss Metcalfes class, I failed the eleven Plus and then went on to Hurlfield S M boys. (1958) I remember Keith White, Martin Oakes, Peter Challans and Ernest Booth who all come to mind. I have some great memories of Hollinsend Park, 25 a side football, the Park was always kept immaculate and a pleasure to be in.
  5. Hi Phil, Just an after thought I have a 1911 Sheffield streets printout of Netherthorpe street and I have noticed there's a George Quixall living at number 49 Netherthorpe street, probably the same family.
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  7. The Talbot family had been long time Lords of Sheffield Manor...The family became the Earls of Shrewsbury, one of whom married Bess ( of Hardwick) Widowed the lady married Wm Cavendish whose family became the Dukes of Devonshire...and owned much of the land around and in Sheffield. There is a vast amount of information on the internet but a visit to Sheffield Local Studies library might be a good place to start...I do remember at one time there existed an Estate Office for the Devonshires in Sheffield....or was it the Norfolk's?
  8. as you say, very odd! the 46 Netherthorpe Street part fits with the records, both on census and licensee records. I'm pretty sure the licensee name on those records was Harry's father, William. I can't explain the 19 Dover Street part!
  9. Hi everyone, I am doing some research into land owned in Sheffield by the Cavendish family, in particular if they did in fact own Devonshire Green and Street and the surrounding areas rather than just being their namesake. Would be great to get pointed in the right direction or if anyone knows dates and which Dukes owned the land that would be great!
  10. Sorry Phil but I don't think it clear it up as number 19 Dover street was next door but one to me ACROSS the road from the shop' In the 1959 Kellys directory you have the numbers starting from 12 to 22 then comes Ellison street then 24 to 44 . Number 44 was the end house before the large opening to the yard, at the other side of the opening was the front of the shop which would make it again number 46 I wish I had an old picture to show you. But looking at your picture the number 19 looks a bit odd don't you think? On older type property with the dark brown wood you could barely see the numbers, this looks like a number has been stuck on to a piece of white paper and stuck on the picture. It just looks a little odd.
  11. Sheffield Archives hold reference PR73 from St Mary the Virgin, Beighton, which includes Enclosure map and award, 24 December 1799. Award includes schedule of corn rents, oaths of commissioners and index. Map gives field names, coloured. Parchment. 29 sheets. The Surveyor was W. Calvert, Darlton. Dimensions: approx. 105cm x 75cm.
  12. See this article on Wikipedia, it should help.
  13. Does anyone happen to have any photos/scans or any leads to where I could find the Enclosure Map of 1797 specifically for Hackenthorpe/Beighton?
  14. The description of the corner being also 19 Dover Street makes complete sense. Thank you for clearing that up!
  15. There isn't much of a Norton History Group these days due to not enough members. I am in touch with one if you want to DM me I can put you in touch but really Rev Geoffrey White is as good. He is part of Sheffield Indexers and his knowledge of Norton is unbeatable.
  16. I have a couple of B&W 35mm slide photos of the Wortley RDC offices taken in the early 1960's one snowy day. PM me if they are of interest to you, they are on my laptop.
  17. I remember the StoneHouse before it was turned into a "fun" house. The Landlord was a real character... Bill Hoffman...a Dutchman who once told me at the invasion of Holland he was training to be a Doctor ...He escaped the Nazis and served in the British Army.
  18. Have a watch of this video of Sheffield's famous bar The Stonehouse Are you in it? Do you recognise yourself? What do you remember about this famous meeting point?
  19. Local history exhibition at Grenoside Community Centre on July 1st and 2nd highlighting important local buildings past and present; the lives of notable local people and Grenoside’s industrial past. Refreshments will be available. Open 10am-4pm At the Grenoside Community Centre Lower Hall, Main St, Grenoside. Admission free
  20. It was a private residential country estate for the Dixon family (steel magnates). And before them another family. I want to say the Steeds? Anyway the estate covered way more than Hillsborough Park. But when the estate was sold it was broken up and the council purchased the land that we now know as Hillsborough Park and hey presto.... A park was born.
  21. Groan I think that my musical tastes are quite wide and diverse, ranging from Michael Butterworth's 'By the Banks of Green Willow' at one end, all the way through to Scooter's 'Jumping all over the World' at the other end. However - bizarre jazz - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. My own maternal grand-mother, died of Pulmonary tuberculosis, in Winter Street Hospital in 1927. I do not know a great deal about Winter Street Hospital, but it certainly seems to have been some form of isolation hospital, as it seems to have been at the centre of the major Smallpox epidemics that blighted Sheffield in the nineteenth century. It seems to be mentioned in all of the official reports of the time. One of the principle recognised sources of tuberculosis, is through the consumption of raw (unpasteurised) cow's milk, and it wasn't until milk pasteurisation became widespread that the effects of the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium were first effectively contained. In-fact, the legal definition of 'pasteurised milk' is milk which has been heat treated to a specified temperature, for a specified time, both of which together, in combination, are known to kill the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus. A number of time-temperature combinations are recognised, but H.T.S.T., or high temperature, short-term pasteurisation, (161°F (71.7°C), for 15 seconds), is still the most commonly used. T.B. testing of cow herds, and their milk products also played an important role in the control of tuberculosis, although the real change was the widespread adoption of milk pasteurisation. Does anyone remember 'T.T. Certified Milk? That essentially was tuberculosis testing.
  23. Still find them in use of football match-days. I suspect for the reason that you have given, and perhaps also for the simple reason that most pubs never carried enough glass stocks, or a big enough glass-washer to cope with the massively increased demand.
  24. The George Inn, Market Street, Woodhouse, and I still from time-to-time enjoy a drink there today, even though like most pubs nowadays, it has been 'knocked through' into one big room. I still covet the original 19th century grand-father clock, which surprisingly after all of these years is still extant and still keeping time, even though, it seems to have lost its 'spectacle-plate'. The George was the preferred 'underage' drinking-den for me and my mates, as the Royal and Angel were sometimes frequented by my father, and the Cross Daggers and Stag, by my grand-father. So essentially, we were unlikely ever to be discovered in The George.
  25. I am really sorry to hear of the impending demise of this, one of Sheffield's long-established and for me, much loved institutions. Sic transit Gloria mundi as they say. However, if you are perchance looking for that long-out-of-print book about some obscure piece of Sheffield history, then I would recommend that you should start with John L. Capes, an on-line antiquarian bookseller, now based out of Staithes, just North of Whitby. Easy to find on the internet. John was once associated with Rare and Racy himself, and I do recommend giving him a try, even though I do hold him personally accountable for the rather obscure Jazz Music that used to blare out at R & R in the 1970s and 1980s, and I have, in the past, told him as much.
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