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  1. Ryle Road look as though it may have been an access road for the Prince Imperial Villas, which were occupied in 1879. In November 1880 Mr Riley Robson was advertising for a general servant to work there, for a family of two, wages £18 per year, on day off a week. Not sure where the name "Ryle" came from? Below is a map and sale details from 1890:
  2. Information from the London Gazette, Sheffield Daily Telegraph and Graces Guide (further information available via links from Graces): In 1875 a High Court case was reported between plaintiffs James Morrisson, William Hunter, and Hilton Philipson (all Newcastle) Alfred Allott (Sheffield) and Henry Tennant (York) - Appleby and Co of the Renishaw Ironworks , who owned land and coal seams at Barlborough at the Cottam colliery. The defendant was Margaret Morton who claimed to own 6 acres of adjacent land. In 1873 the Cottam had "got" coal from the adjacent land, and various actions for trespass, offers for purchase had been going on. The case was agreed out of court. In November 1876 the failure of Alderman Allott was announced - liabilities amounting to £210,000. This was the biggest Sheffield failure since Parker, Shore and Company's bank, but luckily most of the creditors were not local. In March 1882 Bankruptcy proceedingswere still proceeding against Alfred Allott Public Accountant of Sheffield (Alfred Allott and Company – partners Thomas Hadfield and John Kidner), an Iron Master at the Renishaw Ironworks (Appleby and Company – partners James Morrisson, William Hunter, Hilton Philipson, Henry Tennant, William John Hutchinson deceased), also at Woodford Northampton (Newbridge Iron Ore Company), also an Iron Mine Proprietor at Saint Austell (Ruby and Trethurgy Iron Mine Company) also formerly a colliery proprietor at Brightside (Pitsmoor Coal Company – partner John Crossley), In November 1887 the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway gave notice in Parliament that it intended to apply to make a number of new railways, including a branch into the premises of Messrs Appleby and Company at the Renishaw Ironworks. 1888 Certainly operating before this date as Emma, the 87 year old widow of James Appleby (of Renishaw Iron Co) died then. 1920s-30s Difficult times for the company as demand for pig iron fluctuated with consequent firing and shutting down of furnace and hiring/firing of workers. 1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Pig Iron Brand "Renishaw" Foundry Iron, Derbyshire quality , for general engineering castings and light castings. Special Low Phosphorous and High Manganese iron for all grades of high class castings. (Stand No. D.821) In March 1937 a notice was published advising that the High Court had made an order for a meeting of the shareholders of the Renishaw Iron Company to consider a Scheme of Arrangement of their shares. 1938 Loan from Tinsley Park Colliery Company in exchange for agreement that control of the company and right to supply coke were secured by Tinsley Park 1941 Patent - An improved wheel attachment for prevention of wheel spin. 1945 Patent - Improvements in or relating to chairs for railway lines. 1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain. 1956 Purchased by Tube Investments for its complementary pig iron facilities. 1968 British Steel announced that pig iron production would cease with 225 out of 420 losing their jobs. This was a consequence of closing the open hearth steel making plant at Park Gate Iron and Steel Co's works which would reduce demand for pig iron from Renishaw to below economic levels.
  3. Try here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/research-guides/mental-health.html There are several pdf files in this format:
  4. Ash grove appears to be the correct residence for Mr Stones (see 1893 Kellys entry below). The 1890 map shows the area, with lots of new building around the time so it's difficult reconciling census. directory and maps at different dates. And Google street view shows that the chimney is still in place at the rear of Ash grove. The details of the sale of various property following William Stones' death were printed in the Sheffield Evening Telegraph in 1895: And from 1871, sale details of the house before Mr Stones bought it:
  5. Their liquidator (Matthew Sheppard, Leopold street) was appointed on 29th December 1976. Lodge's business was "Cutlery, Silverware and Pewterware Manufacturer", and their address was 216 Solly Street (the Cambridge Works in 1911)
  6. This composite photograph is on ebay at the moment (£50+). The Pomona Hotel is at the center, and I presume many of the other places shown are at the destinations of runs out.
  7. Toga Tools were made by Buck and Hickman, who were based in Whitechapel. There is a Sheffield connection though. Matthew Buck (1776-1865) a Sheffield sawmaker went to London, his daughter Ann married John Roe Hickman (1806 - 1847), hence the tool making firm. They moved their headquarters from Whitechapel to Sheffield in 1974, and were bought by BSS in 2007.
  8. The house was the experimental transmitting station of the Sheffield and District Wireless Station. New Years Eve messages were transmitted on the eve of 1923 from the Bishop of Sheffield, Mr Cecil Wilson, ex Alderman Cattell, Mr Arthur Neal and the Rev. G.H.McNeal.
  9. Hi togger, Her's a link to a jpeg file on Dropbox As I've pasted the link in it displays the map, maybe you can see it also? Maybe the upload facility has been altered to allow display of links content but not allow files to be uploaded to the site? By the way - avoid putting "Plumpers" into a Google image search, unless you're keen on seeing lots of photos of naked fat women...... A Plumper was a voter who cast an election vote for just one candidate instead of the two which were allowed (ie he plumped for just one)
  10. Corner with Crown Alley, but the system won't allow me to attach the map from Work, will try when not being paid to do other things.
  11. Mary Ann Nowill was the widow of Edward Nowill, who was one of the "sons" in the partnership of John Nowill and Sons. Edward married Mary Ann Willis of Grindleford in December 1850 and they lived for many years in Broomspring Lane. Mary Ann was living at Hyde Place at the 1871 census. Edward had died on 7th February 1871 aged 48. I've not found any proof that the Nowills built Hyde Place but it seems likely. However it appears to be a semi-detached building, so may have been built as a rental investment. Mary Ann did in fact offer it out for rent for many years after her husband's death.
  12. According to an interview with Tony Richards ( here: Interview Tony Richards ) it closed in July 1955, and at that point "had Twice Nightly Variety; so there were two performances each evening; about six o’clock and 8:30, so the show would be about two hours." "not that I particularly went for the nudity, I just - it didn’t mean very much - well I knew that it was a bit daring – but of course that was only part of the bill; and the rest of it was, you know, comedians and singers and acrobats, that’s what variety was. I even remember one act was a woman who used to do paper tearing and made things out of all sorts."
  13. No, it appears to be a hardcover book from way back when. Hope so anyway!