RichardB

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    Upperthorpe, Walkley, Hillsborough, Walkley, the North East since 1981.
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  1. 92A (to the right) was probably workshops and 92 the Masters House - maybe.
  2. Mottram, Thomas & Sons, Merchant & Manufacturer of Saw Files & Edge Tools, Steel Refiners &c, 92 Arundel Street & 47 Eyre Lane, in Henry & Thomas. Rodgers Sheffield & Rotherham Directory - 1841. (from SheffieldIndexers.com)
  3. 14 Sheaf Street, Park. First known keeper 1825, closed 1901. Thomas Vickers landlord 1859-1868. Sold remarkably tasty monkey-nuts or maybe I just made that bit up ...
  4. Chelsea Road previously Palmerston Road; changed by the Council 10th September 1886. (Information from HughW at some dim and distant point in the past).
  5. Source Nice map, Rudyard, Kipling Roads etc etc
  6. Provide the evidence about The Albert please Mr Imposter and we'll have a rethink. Though it was originally posted by Dobberd, he (and Tsavo) were doing me a favour. I'm to blame ...
  7. Rightie-ho. Mitchell Street existed in 1849, but no sign of a boozer or indeed Mr Allen. John Allen, springknife manufacturer and beerhouse, 4 Mitchell Street is however shown in 1852 directory, which to my mind means 1851 (since directory data is collated prior to the publication year).
  8. Thanks for the update Hugh. I'll check my data, if I can't find any proof to the contrary, I'll update the original data. Always willing to be proven wrong with supporting evidence. That was kind of the original plan, Tsavo and me worked on my data for nearly a year then thought "we could carry on like this forever, or post the lot and hope people will understand it's not a work of 100% accuracy, more this is what we think, what do you think ?" Now updated to 1851.
  9. Source Jonathan Eastwood.
  10. https://books.google.com/books?id=lcYYAAAAMAAJ Ralph Edmund Turner - 1934 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions In Sheffield — "Sheffield the Black! in ugliness supreme" — about Paradise Square, in Silver Street, down Pudding Lane, beside ... there were the ale-houses, the streets, and the square; in the last were exhibitions of bull-baiting, bear-baiting, ...
  11. Botanical Gardens If the gardens opened in 1836, how likely is it that Runcorn (Ladsley) was the last bear ward ??
  12. " This, I believe, was the last bull-bait in Sheffield. As a sad. though fitting sequel, I may add that this man, Runcorn, was eventually (May, 1824), so fearfully worried by his own bear, in a field on the Intake road, that he died in consequence, in the Sheffield Infirmary." LEIGHTON: Runcorn's real name was William Ladsley. I believe the circumstances of his death were these. He had the bear, which -was usually a very peaceable plain," near his residence in the Park. In some way, never explained, the bear becoming suddenly enraged against its master, turned upon him, knocked him down, and worried him on the spot. The poor man's body was taken up in a shockingly mutilated state, though it was with difficulty it could be liberated by slipping dogs at the bear. The murderer was shortly afterwards shot; the hind paws of the animal were fourteen inches long. "REMINISCENCES OF OLD SHEFFIELD" Leader This out of copyright material has been transcribed by Eric Youle, who has provided the transcription on condition that any further copying and distribution of the transcription is allowed only for noncommercial purposes, and includes this statement in its entirety. Any references to, or quotations from, this material should give credit to the original author(s) or editors.