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  1. Not sure what it's called - tin plate, pour milk in, break two eggs in, grate cheese on top, bit of salt, plenty of pepper. Bake in oven till browned. Eat with white sliced bread with butter and marmite on.
  2. I think this cutting from 1939 should answer your questions. It was under the heading "SLIP WOULD BE DANGEROUS", which was a masterpiece of understatement....
  3. Sorry, I've not found any.
  4. Arthur fought and won at the Glossop Road Drill Hall in 1921. Two days earlier Ludlam, a catch-weight, had stated he was keen to box Young, Fagan or "Nipper" Moore 15 rounds for £25 a-side. Arthur was the timekeeper at Glossop Road in March 1931 ( Pitsmoor versus St Silas Clubs) where the prizes were presented by Chief Constable Sillitoe. In June 1931 he was the timekeeper at the amateur contests for the Clayton Cup, held at St Silas School. Arthur Edward Ludlam, a Works Manager, died aged 51 at 46 Monmouth Street and was buried at City Road on 17th November 1953.
  5. From The Making of Sheffield, I865-1914 by J. H. STAINTON 1910. ...July. Prominent men in Sheffield discuss tar macadam. Colonel H. K.Stephenson and Colonel Chas. Clifford purchase the Redmires Racecourse as a training ground for Volunteers.
  6. Osbert was my great great uncle, though I never met him, but passed the shop on hundreds of occasions without knowing he was a relative. Osbert Skinner was born on 19th August 1885, and baptised 7th October at Highfield, the 5th and youngest son of Charles Skinner. In 1891 Osbert was living with his parents at 24 South Street Moor. He was a watchmaker by 1901, at South Street working for Charles. His older brother Arthur was a keen cyclist (he was financial secretary of the Upperthorpe Cycling Club in 1892) and passed on his enthusiasm to Osbert. In July 1893 the Independent published an advert selling a cycle: "Referee, Clincher pneumatic, splendid condition, balls throughout including head, very little used. Skinner, Jeweller, Sheffield moor" and in 1895: "Before buying machine call and see '95 pattern new patent detachable Brake: best value in Sheffield Skinner Jewellers, Sheffield moor". In 1907 Osbert rode an unpaced race from Sheffield to Bridlington gaining a gold medal in a time of 5h 16min. The book of 1908 says this was his first appearance in the medals. He also won a gold standard medal for 50 miles on the road in 2h 52min 12 secs. in 1907. In 1908 he set a district record of 189 3/4 miles for a 12 hour time trial, and a district record of 2h 35 for 50 miles. This would appear to make him the 1st winner of the "Sharrow 50". As well as these 2 gold medals he also won a gold watch for the best performance of the year and a gold chain for the 25 mile club handicap. The 25 mile handicap may still have been a track race at Bramhall Lane as mass start road racing was strictly taboo with the police at this time. In 1911 Osbert was an own account Watchmaker living at 54 St Marys Road with parents Charles and Ada. On Sunday 4th June 1911 Osbert lost control of his bicycle coming down Baslow Hill and stayed at the Wheat Sheaf Inn recovering for three days (see newspaper cutting. Whites Directory of 1911 shows him at 112 Ecclesall Road. Osbert married Antonie Ferdinandine Friedrichsen on 12th September 1912 at St Augustines. Antonie was born in German South America in 1888, the daughter of a widowed German Sausage Skin Dealer Ernst Friedrichsen, in 1911 living at 61 Ranby Road, Endcliffe, but at 20 Cowlishaw Road at the time of the marriage. Their son Ernest Osbert was born on 3rd February 1915, and he died aged 88 on 6th May 2003 at 23 Hoober Avenue (a jeweller). Osbert enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 9th February 1917. He was an Instrument Repairer and Wireless Mechanic with 101 Squadron, serving in France from January 1918. No 101 Squadron formed at Farnborough as part of the Royal Flying Corps on 12 July 1917 and was deployed to the Western Front in August as a night bombing unit equipped with F.E.2b aircraft. Its main task was to carry out night attacks on German railheads and airfields. The Squadron flew during the battles of 3rd Ypres in 1917, and throughout the 1918 German Spring offensives on the Somme before supporting the final allied attacks on the Hindenburg Line. Before his transfer to the R.A.F. from the R.F.C. his rank was A. Mech. 2, Trade:- Instr. Repairer, and once in the RAF Air Mechanic 3rd Class (Inst Repairer), His pay was 2s. 0d. Terms of Enlistment:- Duration of War . In March 1919 the squadron returned to the UK and it was disbanded on 31 December 1919. The last known entry in the telephone book for Osberts Watchmaking business was 1978 - he was aged 93. His wife Antonie died on 8th February 1978 and Osbert died 3 weeks later on 5th March 1978, leaving £55,463 to his son Ernest, who was living at 112 Ecclesall Road. Ernest was still running the business in 1982 where he was photographed by Sheffield Newspapers, possibly on his retirement.
  7. It was just a gasometer,,, dull....? NO! This is Sheffield - major excitement in 1856, testing for gas leaks with a match!
  8. The Ecclesall Bazaar opened on 24th June 1829 and closed on 28th June 1852. It was on the north side of South Street (Moor) opposite Jessop Street. Moses Herring was in charge of the market in 1838 but had retired by the time of the 1841 census.
  9. The Sheffield Archives hold: Ref CA663/5/ 1 & 2 Proposed adaptations for branch library at 10 Taptonville Road, Broomhill , Scale 1 inch : 8 feet , Jun 1956 From 1873 to 1891 the library at Broomhill was a private business run by Miss Martin at 277 Fulwood Road (where the chemist is now). The premises had been a stationery and sheet music shop previously so it was a logical development, and the other businesses continued in parallel (including a domestic servants employment agency). In 1903 the Council Libraries Committee experimented with a free library at Broomhill, the chairs though were complained of as uncomfortable, and there was too much road noise.
  10. Here is the obituary of Mr J.F Littlewood: OBITUARY printed in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph on 21st January 1904 MR. J. F. LITTLEWOOD. Many Sheffielders, especially those of the older generation, will hear with regret of the death of Mr. John Fanshaw Littlewood, which occurred yesterday afternoon at his residence, 10 Taptonville Road, in his 82nd year. Mr.Littlewood had for some years been laid aside from active pursuits, and had been ailing for a considerable time. On Wednesday in last week he was seized with a stroke from which the worst was feared. Happily he suffered no pain, and after lingering just a week he passed away very calmly. The late Mr. Littlewood was a native of Sheffield and may fitly be described as one of the old school. In later years his great feature was his recollections and anecdotes of Sheffield in the thirties, forties, and fifties of the last century, but he was also known for his activity in politics and his warm interest in the Church. As a youth he was brought up under the old apprenticeship system to the trade of a cooper and he made his way through a partnership to the ultimate possession of the business - itself over 100 years old but from which he retired many years ago. His interest in politics dated from early life. He became a great admirer and supporter of John Arthur Roebuck, and came thereby to be associated with the Conservative Party. He had many stories of his election experiences in those lively times, when rioting and public disorder were the regular accompaniments of appeals to the voters. After Mr.Roebuck's death he was one of those who promoted the first candidature of Mr Stuart Wortley, and he always continued his warm support of the gentleman who is now senior Member in the representation of Sheffield. He was a member of the old Conservative Association of the West End when it met at the York Hotel, and later he became with the late Mr.J.B.Jackson (one of Sheffield's Mayors) a founder of the West End Conservative Club. Of this institution he became president, and still retained the position up to the time of his death. He was held in great esteem by the members. Of late years they had not seen much of him at the club, but that was solely owing to his advancing age, as the club was always one of his principal interests. His portrait hangs on the walls of the club, and is a striking and faithful representation of a man of fine features and commanding presence. As a staunch Churchman, he numbered among his friends the clergyman who afterwards became Bishop Moorhouse. More than 50 years ago he attended the old iron church which preceded St.Mark's; and he was, with the late Mr. Butcher, the instigator of the present church being built. Mr. Butcher gave the site, and he and Mr. Littlewood were very active in canvassing for the subscriptions for the church building. Mr. Littlewood's own generosity should not escape mention, though in Church matters and in other directions it was always unostentatious. During one period Mr. Llttlewood was a member of the Sheffield Board of Guardians. That however, was his only experience of public office; he could never be persuaded to offer himself for election to the Council. He was a member of the Britannia Lodge of Freemasons, No. 139, and also a Mark Mason (Rouge Croix). For about 25 years he served on the committee of proprietors of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, in the times when that institution was made to pay: and though no longer on the committee, he retained his holding until the transfer of the Gardens to the Town Trustees a few years ago. His chief recreation in middle life, was bowling; he was a member of the Broomgrove Bowling Green. Mr. Littlewood, as has been said, delighted to recall the Shefiield of his early days, and in his anecdotes one heard of a town which extended no further than the top of the Moor, and of cornfields in which he had gleaned in the neighbourhood of St.George’s Church. He had a memory for the street disturbances and rioting which figure so largely in the annals of Sheffield, political and otherwise, and often recounted the exploits of the soldiery who, on these occasions frequently came into violent contact with the populace. His reminiscences even went back to the time before there was a police force, and when watchmen used to go round calling out the hours of the night as they passed. Mr Littlewood leaves a widow and two sons. The fact that he had another son brings back to mind the shocking accident which killed that son and the son's wife on Froggatt Edge in 1882. They and other members of the family were out driving, when the horses took fright at an over-driven traction engine, flinging the party under the wheels of the engine. Mr. and Mrs. Littlewood, Junior were killed on the spot. The time of the funeral has not yet been fixed. It will probably take place at the General Cemetery.
  11. Siddalls at Monmouth Street in 1939 eg William date of birth 29th August 1880
  12. The Peace Gardens, which in 1720 was the building site for the new St Paul's Church. In 1725 Robert Downes, a goldsmith who provided the land for the construction of the new church, sold a piece of Oxley Croft which was probably not required for the church, to Edward Cheney for £95 7s 6d. Downes sowed the seeds of the church's later problems by retaining the right to appoint the minister as a condition for the provision of the land. Further information on the church is here: St Pauls - Chis Hobbs site The Sheffield Archives have a copy of a deed ( PR139/F1/2/1a) giving details by which Robert Downes of Sheffield, goldsmith, and Joseph Downes of Stockport, clerk, grant authority to trustees to build new Chapel-of-Ease on land known as Shaw’s Close or Oxley Croft. It recites how: ‘Robert Downes out of his pious zeal for carrying on that good and charitable work had subscribed and served one thousand pounds for the building of such structure and had settled thirty pounds per annum or thereabouts for the perpetual use of a perpetual minister or preacher…’
  13. Sheffield Archives hold reference PR73 from St Mary the Virgin, Beighton, which includes Enclosure map and award, 24 December 1799. Award includes schedule of corn rents, oaths of commissioners and index. Map gives field names, coloured. Parchment. 29 sheets. The Surveyor was W. Calvert, Darlton. Dimensions: approx. 105cm x 75cm.
  14. The bone haft business went bust by 1874. The Signage business was started by Edwin James Woollen who was Rotherham born, the son of a Rotherjam painter.