Lyn 1

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  • Interests family/social/local history, gardening & wildlife.

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  1. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Pheasant At Sheffield Lane Top   

    Precisely my thoughts given that it is shortly school holidays too. The old ESC club house on Shiregreen Lane has been badly vandalised after being left empty for only a short time.
    Pressure is needed to get the security fencing back up around the Pheasant.
    I have already made my local Councillor aware of it if anyone else is interested in adding their twopenn'orth
    Lyn 
    aka Mrs Cynical 
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  2. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Pheasant At Sheffield Lane Top   

    Update on the Pheasant. Metal railings have been taken down so the pub is vulnerable. The demolition request was made by QFM group who are here http://www.qfm-group.com/  
    http://publicaccess.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
    So KFC are still attempting to get permission to demolish on the grounds it is to dilapidated and uneconomical to refurbish but with a decision of 8th July 2015 and it was refused yet again. They have been trying for nearly two years now. 
    Worrying they have taken down the security fencing such as it was.
    Lyn 
     
      
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  3. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Barkers Pool   

    Think it is mentioned in the J Edward Vicker's books - ? Old Sheffield Town and Popular History of Sheffield I think they are called. 
    Lyn
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  4. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Unknown location, maybe Sheffield   

    Come to think of it though by the Edwardian period I  think they had trams running down there but it does look very like that road. 
    Higher up than this http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13970&prevUrl= 
    or photo s13970 if the link won't work. 
     
    Lyn 
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  5. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Unknown location, maybe Sheffield   

    Immediately it came to my mind that it was walking down Burngreave road away from Abbeyfield park and the old toll house at Firs Hill. Whit walks  and Edwardian? 
    I'm probably way out though.
    Lyn 
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  6. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Glass Lantern Slide   

    I thought it possibly looked like Burton Street Board school on the banner!
    Lyn
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  7. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: The Farfield Inn / The Owl pub in Neepsend, Sheffield   

    It looks very lonely, boarded up and forlorn now and in a very sorry state. I'll see if I can get a photo this week. 
    Lyn
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  8. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: FIR VALE INFIRMARY   

    This photo is in the collection held by the Sheffield's Historical Hospitals Group at the Northern General Hospital. It is from an old photo album possibly dated between 1930 - 1950 and has written underneath the photo -
    Commemorative Plaque  
    Fir Vale Infirmary
    (after covering)
     No one in the group can say where it was within the Fir Vale Infirmary or when it disappeared. I wondered whether anyone on the History forum who worked at or visited the Fir Vale Infirmary can tell us any more about it as the group is curious to know what the plaque had written on it as well as where it was actually situated. From 1930 until 1967 the Northern General Hospital was two separate hospitals situated on the same site, the City General Hospital and the Fir Vale Infirmary. 
    Thanks
    Lyn 

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  9. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Looking for a picture/painting   

    Some on here - 
    http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=crucible&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%crucible%%3B
    http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s31129&pos=1&action=zoom&id=103386 
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  10. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Redesign Problems   

    Works okay for me on Google but not on Yahoo. 
    Lyn 
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  11. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Scattered Homes Fir Vale Workhouse   

    Thanks Steve
    Lyn
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  12. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Redesign Problems   

    Sadly when you start talking about the various ways around the problem you lose me. I am not at all technically minded - I am just computer literate enough to post messages and do what I want to on the computer. But as someone who has contributed here and there on Sheffieldhistory, I do feel very disappointed that the site is not working as well as it was before.  I have searched for various things on the site that I know should be on but cannot find them. I do keep checking back with you in the hope the problems are resolved. It was an absolutely brilliant site I recommended to several people but I do not feel the same way now. 
    Lyn
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  13. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Scattered Homes Fir Vale Workhouse   

    There is to be a programme on Radio 4 at 11 am on Friday, 10th April, on the subject of the Scattered Children's Homes at the old Fir Vale Workhouse, now the Northern General Hospital. 
    Lyn
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  14. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Redesign Problems   

    I have been trying to post a message all week on this site using Internet Explorer with no luck whatsoever. I've attempted to send private messages - again no luck. It recognised me as I stay logged in. The site seemed to be all messed up with text only partly showing here and there. I'm now only able to access this via google chrome; I prefer IE but don't intend to do as others suggest and risk losing stuff. Like History Dude I think the old style was much better and easier on the eye.  When I try to access via IE - there is no signing/log in point. To try and send a message, clicking on Reply to topic brings up a box but it would not allow me to write a message in it at all, only my name.
    If it ain't broke - don't fix it is my motto. Wished you ain't fixed it! 
    Lyn 
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  15. Lyn 1 added a post in a topic: Scattered Homes   

    A very interesting article in today's Star Retro about one of the boys in the homes being sent to Canada.
    Lyn
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