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  1. Sheffield Local Studies Library, Surrey Street have a copy, ref 331.8 SQ. If you're not local, give them a ring they may be able to help with a copy (tel 0114 2734753)
  2. So where was the Birley Wheel relative to the Phoenix Works, presumably they took work there for grinding?
  3. Just out of devilment... heres an extract from Taylers map of 1832:
  4. I hope this series of maps help. In 1823 Radford Place doesn't exist, but it shows the steep bank which it will ascend. The 1838 map shows Radford Place and the layout of the houses at the top of the bank in the gardens. The "To Let" advert from 1857 gives details of a house next door to Radford House, being let by William Hancock - one of yours? - if so that may pinpoint it. There was a William Hancock 2 years younger than your Thomas, possibly a brother?, living at Daisy Bank in 1851 1823 1838 1890 To Let 1857
  5. Yes!! I think No 16 is just the other side of the archway, behind the car
  6. Try here: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u03925&pos=2&action=zoom edited - Link doesn't seem to work, Ref No for the photo is u03925, use google and search on picturesheffield u03925
  7. Picture/thousand words etc - is this the place? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u01628&pos=2&action=zoom&id=36971 The Crossbeats (Bootle Christian pop group) played at the Mustard Seed on Saturday 25th June 1966, as a follow up to the Billy Graham crusade, and then at least another eight times. But the first gig was at a previous version of the Mustard Seed at the ex-Athol Hotel (later to become Sexy Rexy's) on Charles Street. They were booked by Brian Hollocks, who attached an explanatory note to the following website: http://www.crossbeats.co.uk/y68mustard.htm
  8. Here's a link to a Photo of No 84 Langsett Road (right hand side, 5th property back from the corner, with upper floor sign), opposite the Methodist Church http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17580&prevUrl=
  9. Thomas Leslie was baptised by his own father at the chapel in the Barracks. He was baptised by his father again in August 1864 at the Sheffield Parish church (now cathedral) (see baptism records below) The parish of St John the Baptist, Owlerton, was formed out of St Philip's (Infirmary Road, Sheffield) and became a separate parish in 1876 The Sheffield Barracks on Langsett Road, Hillsborough, fell within the parish, hence their records include a register of baptisms performed in the Military Chapel of the barracks. Both this Military Chapel register and the general series of registers for St John include entries for soldiers and their families. The church of St John the Baptist, Owlerton, is situated on Penistone Road and is in the Deanery of Hallam. From Wikipedia’s entry on the Barracks: “There was also a Fives Court, a Riding School, a school for 80 children and accommodation for the schoolmistress, married quarters flats for 50 families provided outside the walls…” So where Thomas Leslie went to school relies on when the family left Sheffield – if still there when he was school age he probably attended the Barracks school. However his father did appear to move around as would be expected, but his mother may have remained in Sheffield? In June 1870 Milward was promoted from Chaplain 3rd class to Chaplain 2nd class. In June 1874 “His Excellency the Duke of Abercorn has been pleased to appoint the Rev. Milward Crooke M.A., Senior Chaplain to the Forces in Ireland, one of his Excellency’s Chaplains”. As at August 1878 Milward was Chaplian 1st Class, based in Cork. Rev Milward Crooke was placed on retired pay on 23rd June 1887. His retired pay record (from 1st Lancers Regiment, administered by the Royal Hospital Chelsea is below: His probate record is next to that of his son also named Milward, somewhat tragically for his wife Emily. The death notice of one of Thomas’s brother’s sheds a little light – Milward served in the Crimea. He was in the Eastern Campaign, serving in 1854-55, was present at the siege of Sebastopol, and was awarded a Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.
  10. Hope this helps: At St Silas church on 28th January 1911 Leonard Lawrence Lobb aged 22 and living at 7 Aberdeen Street, the son of Henry (“Harry”) Richard Lobb, married Nellie Ryalls aged 21, of 20 Egerton Street, daughter of James Ryalls. When they completed the 1911 census they were living at the Aberdeen Street address (3 rooms) and Leonard was a warehouseman and packer of engineers tools. At the 1901 census Harry Lobb (42, Iron turner born in Manchester) and his wife Jane (35, a Sheffield lass), were living at 12 house 2 Egerton Street with their offspring Harry junior (16 also an Iron Turner born in Manchester), Albert (14 an errand boy, though girl is written), Leonard (12), John (7),and Fred (4). In the 3rd quarter of 1907 Leonard’s younger brother Albert Edwin Lobb (dob 26th July 1886) married Edith Ryalls, and in 1939 he was a knife packer living with Edith at 35 Wath Road. Albert Edwin died aged 78 at Winter Street Hospital and was buried on 4th January 1965, in the same grave as his brother Leonard. The grave was used for Albert's wife Edith, who died at the Royal. aged 88 and was buried on 18th February 1976. On 8th February 1916 at the Sheffield Munitions Tribunal "Henry Richard Lobb, 51 Crookesmoor Road, a machinist, lost 298 1/2 hours while employed at Hadfields. Defendant said he had been ill, and had sent in several doctor's certificates. His foreman denied receiving any certificates. Sir William Clegg said it was a very bad case, and imposed a penalty of £3" Leonard Lobb, a grocer, died aged 37 and was buried on 5th August 1926 at Abbey Lane. His widow Nellie Lobb (dob 27 May 1889) was re-married to Ted Davy (dob 1 Nov 1888), in the 1st quarter of 1929. Ten years later they were living at 7 Sheldon Lane, Stannington. Ted worked as a motor engineer. Ronald Lobb ("mother maiden name Ryalls") was born in the 2nd quarter of 1920 in Sheffield. His brother Lawrence was born on 8th September 1912 and baptised at the Sheffield Parish church on the 22nd, the family were living at 30 Allerton Road and his father Leonard was a warehouseman. Lawrence married Gladys M Crownshaw in 1934. Ronald's sister Nellie was born in the 3rd quarter of 1915, and married Cyril Crownshall on 2nd March 1935 at St Philips. A Ronald Lobb joined the Royal Artillery in 1937 (service number 876571) though it's not certain that this was the Ronald we are discussing - however he is not found on the 1939 census so could well have been on military duty. A Ronald Lobb married Edith Harrison in Sheffield in the 2nd quarter of 1945. A Henry R Lobb married Alice Longley in Sheffield in the 2nd quarter of 1934. On 5th April 1939 Mr & Mrs Ronald Lobb atttended the funeral of John Robert Watts, governing director of John Watts cutlery manufacturers, at Fulwood church. They were listed as family mourners, John Watts died aged 80 at 8 Oakholme Road.
  11. I'd suggest you contact the Royal Humane Society and ask them for details of his award. Contact details are: http://www.royalhumanesociety.org.uk/html/research_request.html
  12. After an outbreak of scarlet fever in Crookes in 1887 the Council decided that the existing arrangements for disinfecting clothing, bedding etc were inadequate (a hospital porter did it). A contract was awarded in 1888 to build a disinfecting station at Plum lane.
  13. The Finance of Manufacturing Industry in the Sheffield Area c 1850 - 1885 Here is a link to a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Lucy Newton of the Department of Economic and Social History, University of Leicester September 1993 in pdf format. From the introduction: “A study concerning industrial finance and business structure in Sheffield is of importance because of very particular local developments from the mid-nineteenth century. Between 1850 and 1880 an almost uniquely large number of companies emerged, financed and organised locally through the adoption of limited liability in the city, contrary to the general national pattern.” The thesis is naturally very academic, but it does include very detailed information in case studies about firms such as Yorkshire Engine, Samuel Fox, Steel, Peech and Tozer and the large steel firms generally.
  14. Up for debate: At 1m27s H.G Williams, Chemist 118 South Street Moor At 4m04s Great Northern Railway Booking Office 58 Fargate At 5m21s Sheffield Goldsmith 11 Fargate