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About RichardB

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  • Birthday 11/03/62

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    Upperthorpe, Walkley, Hillsborough, Walkley, the North East since 1981.
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    Making this place the best of its kind. Free, polite, helpful.

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  1. His father, Arthur Middleton, known at the George IV from 1919 to 1924.
  2. Closed Shop lost its license for a period of time; someone forgot to renew it.
  3. Vern (Vernon) and Wyn (Wynnie) Hookway - keepers in late 70's - early 80's would be mortified, as am I. Loved the Queens.
  4. Signed from West Ham; used to show up wearing a long, dark leather trenchcoat; can't remember 'im playing in the trenchcoat mind you ...
  5. Could I request a map of Hillsborough from the 1950's showing The Rose and The Cambridge public houses please ? Bit sad since I'm the guy that owns and scanned all those maps.
  6. Joseph Johnson 1818-20 (Directory covers all the range from 1818 to 1820, so no specific year), William Berresford (Beresford) in 1821.
  7. The original link doesn't seem to work now, but go to and search for s00812 Happy to help, even though it was a while ago ! ======================================== Edit: link repaired, SteveHB.
  8. Hopefully that's Joseph, not me !
  9. Best I can see is my original data - 1854 Frederick Wybourn is the keeper. The A-Z may have been updated by UkeleleLady but I can't get into it.
  10. 92A (to the right) was probably workshops and 92 the Masters House - maybe.
  11. 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
  12. 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 ...
  13. Chelsea Road previously Palmerston Road; changed by the Council 10th September 1886. (Information from HughW at some dim and distant point in the past).