Bayleaf

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  1. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Bents Green Open Air School.   

    Hi kath, which farm do you mean, the present Hangam Lane  Farm or a diffent one?
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  2. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Sheffield Corporation   

    The problem is if you have full-time councilors on a salary it becomes a career, whereas part-time councillors bring some kind of work experience with them. That's the problem with MP's today. In the old days they would probably have some kind of career or job, then become a Councillor, then an MP, with a background of work experience, community work etc. Nowadays they are either barristers, or go straight from school (often public) to university where they study politics and economics, then become Parliamentary researchers and advisers, then become elected MP's, with no experience of real life outside politics, or understanding of the lives of the vast majority of the population, hence the 'disconnect' that leaves people disillusioned with the process. And so you get a choice between candidates of different parties who are so close together in experience (or lack of it) and beliefs that people don't see any point in voting.
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  3. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: A Quite Difficult Question   

    That's right, the Dixon family who lived at Hillsborough Hall. Originally the park attached to the hall stretched up to where Wadsley Lane runs along the top of those streets. They sold off the land in several parcels, and that area was sold for building land, and the roads named after the members of the family. There's a topic about it somewhere on here.
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  4. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Sheffield Corporation   

    The printing printing dept also had a book bindery.
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  5. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Magical Mystery Tour   

    Courtesy of Ron Clayton
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  6. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Happy 8Th Birthday !   

    I recently made contact with a college friend I hadn't seen for over 40 years. He told me he'd taken early retirement to become full-time carer for his mum. She was 105. I said that was quite an age and he said they were having a family party for her. Unfortunately her brother, aged 95 was unable to come as he had a prior commitment - he was talking part in a ballroom dancing contest in Weston super Mare!
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  7. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Coffee House   

    Blacksmiths Arms, Fulwood Rd
    In 1888, the licence lapsed. The Reverend J.H. Hewlett, Vicar of Fulwood, with the assistance of the Church of England Temperance Society had opened a small coffee house or room at the last house on the left-hand side at the bottom of Brookhouse Hill. A hook from which in winter a lamp hung to light the entrance can still be seen.
    It was proposed that the inn’s lapsed licence be surrendered, and on the 30th July 1888 it reopened as a Temperance Inn, also known as the Coffee House, which it remained until 1936. Present at the opening was the Mayor of Sheffield, Alderman William J Clegg, who became chairman of the British Temperance League and a leading member of the national movement. It closed in 1936 and became a private house.(Can't find a date for the original coffee house.)
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  8. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    Thanks Neddy
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  9. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    Thanks Edmund, much appreciated.
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  10. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    Can I impose on you good folk again please? VS Simpson was one of 3 children of George Joseph Simpson of Warleigh House, 19, Southbourne Rd. Could someone please have a look at 1911 and see who is listed? Thanks for the photo tip Hugh, I've seen the house but not the wedding.
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  11. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    Crikey, hadn't noticed that Hugh!
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  12. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    Thanks Edmund that's very useful. It would appear that he left Travis Place once they'd settled in at Redmires, and on occasions wrote from Rossleigh, presumably staying with the Belcher family, whose daughter May he was engaged to. Several birds with one stone, excellent! Thanks everyone for the help.
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  13. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: 1911 Census Lookup Please Anyone?   

    I'm trying to trace the occupants listed at 3 Travis Place, Broomhall, and at Rossleigh, Broomfield Road Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is in connection with the transcribing of Capt. VS Simpson's letters.

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  14. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Beware: Phone Scammers At Large!   

    According to the Guardian yesterday there's a variation cropped up. Worryingly these are aimed at Talk Talk customers and the caller claims to be from Talk Talk, quotes their name and account number as proof. It is suspected but not confirmed there's been a breach of security at an Indian-based call centre. In all other respects it's the same scam, 'there's a problem with your computer and we need access to fix it'.
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  15. Bayleaf added a post in a topic: Picture Sheffield: Unidentified Walkey(Sic) / Hillsborough Area - T07566   

    Following the interweb address on the flower bowl next door, the website says 33 Middlewood Rd
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