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#1 RichardB

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:55 PM

Some nice views, could have been about an hour longer !

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:57 PM

Very nice video, shame there was no mention of the chapter house :(

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

Historic Images of Sheffield Cathedral

Sorry if this has been posted before.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:26 PM

Historic Images of Sheffield Cathedral

Sorry if this has been posted before.

I've not seen those before, Thanks Steve.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

I've not seen those before, Thanks Steve.

A truly magnificent building and place of worship.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?
It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?
It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

cathedral.jpg

A great find Bayleaf, if you compare it with a modern day Google Earth image, it demonstrates just how the Cathedral has grown.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

Maybe cos the most distinctive reference point is the spire and google have knocked it flat!

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view

Flash Earth is a better option.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

I thought it was another Campo Lane somewhere on an industrial estate somewhere near Swindon.

How is it that I recognise the Cathedral instantly in Bayleafs 1920's picture

But it took a while, even with the roads labelled, to recognise the same building in the Google Earth view



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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

At least that view isn't Swindon ...

Flash Earth is a better option.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

Build on the north side because the north side is associated with the devil ...

Came across this recently, taken early 1920's?
It shows 1. just how crammed with burials the churchyard was, and

2. just how much the churchyard has been altered on the Campo Lane side.

cathedral.jpg



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:43 AM

Maybe cos the most distinctive reference point is the spire and google have knocked it flat!


Even the luftwaffe didn't manage that in 1940.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Build on the north side because the north side is associated with the devil ...


Historically correct Richard, but in this case I suspect to preserve the aspect from the other side!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

Lighting A Church Steeple.

The steeple of the Sheffield parish church was illuminated on the 10th.
On three sides of the octagon, says the Independent, the lighting was perfect, but on the other five sides it was found impossible to carry the lights beyond some taps which have been inserted about the centre of the tower.
The result was very satisfactory, however, so far as the lighting was carried,
the only thing wanting were larger torches to reach above the taps.
The mayor is determined to make the illumination a success,
and the steeple will be lighted again on the first favourable opportunity.

April 1863.

What were/are Taps ?


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

On the congestion of the burials in the churchyard, anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many burials took place in the last year before the churchyard was closed (remembering it was still the parish church)?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

Some Fairbank fieldbook entries;


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

I was christened in the Catheadral in 1936,I re visited it a few years ago to see the font,



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

I was christened in the Catheadral in 1936,I re visited it a few years ago to see the font,

Here it is. And again. And some details about it .



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:50 PM


Sheffield Cathedral The Nave in England



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

In the will of Maramaduke Wreakes who was buried there in 1781 he left -

To his son Marmaduke he left his silver tankard, his seat or pew in the loft in the Parish Church on the north side above the one commonly known as the Lord's Closet and £60.

and

To his daughter Jane wife of Jonathan Crookes a pew called Coudwell's pew on the south side of the church and £60.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

I often visit the Sheffield Cathedral when I am in town as I do when I'm in any other town

in other countries, the older the church the better.

 

     I went into the Sheffield Cathedral  last month and I couldn't believe my eyes, it was so

stark and bare.

      All the pews had been taken out and replaced by cheap metal chairs,  yuk this didn't

look nice at all. At first I thought that this was just  temporary because I knew they were going

to have work done shortly.

 

I was told by one of the staff that the pews were dismantled but a few of them were sold , 

[ I wish I'd had known, they would make a nice garden seat ]

The kneeling cushions were stacked up for anyone to have , I bet the homeless outside had a

birthday.  I took one myself of course, heaven knows what I will do with it.

 

Then a group of Chinese visitors came in looking round and I felt a bit embarrassed, I wanted

to tell them it didn't use to look like this , it used to look like a proper Cathedral.

I was told by the member of staff that all Cathedrals and churches are doing this now to be

more modern. They are also having the floor ripped up , isn't there bodies down there?

I know there are some graves near the altar.

   

 You can visit churches in our country and abroad and they have never been

touched from year dot. still as beautiful as the day they were built.

You don't find cheap metal chairs in the Cathedrals in Italy and places.

Why does Sheffield have to strip every thing old out to be replaced with cheap tic tak?

 

So what will be the out come of the  outside alterations?



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

Interesting post UKL. Originally, the cathedrals and minsters we know didn't have seating at all except rows of stone seats along the bottom of the walls. The common folk stood in the space during the services, and only the sick, the old and the infirm sat on the seats, hence the expression " Going to the wall".



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:48 AM

"The Gateway project is an ambitious attempt to renew the interior of the Cathedral to create a brighter more welcoming building which is fully accesible to all"

 

It will be completed in early summer 2014 and includes, new heating, seating,lighting, flooring( which will include the levelling of certain areas for wheelchair access) and a new entrance,

 

(taken from Cathedral website)

 

As Bayleaf says, all churches and cathedrals originally, were without permanent seating...and the modern way is to do the same. The Cathedral is a widely and well  used building and this re-ordering will make our Cathedral more "useful" in the future. I attend services at the Cathedral and I feel very happy with the changes as no doubt do other regular worshippers.

 

The intention in the 1920s was to change the Cathedral around and some of the extensions were built with this in mind. The War intervened and the project was abandoned...thus allowing the Cathedral to still retain much of its "friendly", local church feel.