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  1. Favourite view point in the peaks

    Mam Tor summit, looking east across the Hope Valley. A winter sunrise, with the mist still hanging in the valley bottom.
  2. Metro-Vicks

    Apologies for dredging this old thread up from the archives, but there's a unidentified photo on Picture Sheffield, which I'm thinking may be the AEI / Metro-Vicks factory, on the corner of Greenland Road and Shepcote Lane? AEI / Metro-Vicks Factory - Greenland Road, Shepcote Lane, c. 1960-79 The curve of Shepcote Lane and junction with Greenland Road looks right. The building matches the current aerial views, as does the gatehouse, with that distinctive egg-shaped roof. Also that looks like Tinsley Bridge Spring Works at the top of the shot and Tinsley Park Cemetery on Barleywood Road, just visible at the top right? Looking for more clues, there are some more photos that further reinforce my opinion:- Clocking Off time at AEI c.1963 Planning Application at AEI (Change of use by Whitbreads maybe? Looks like a 'For Sale' board, right of shot?) Not so sure about the additional buildings between the main factory and Greenland Road (Training Workshops maybe, but can't have been in use for long?) I've always known it as the Whitbread Brewery distribution centre, but if someone else has any other views on where it is, or thinks it is one and the same, I'll suggest it to Picture Sheffield, get it annotated properly and taken out of the 'Unidentified' bucket?
  3. The Stonehouse in Sheffield city centre

    Was it the 'Pig and Whistle'? If I remember the sequence of our Saturday night pub crawl 'up town', it was out of the back door of the Stone House, dodging the lads (and a few classy lasses) utilising Orchard Place as an alfresco urinal, left on to Orchard Street and if 'The Museum' was heaving, it was a hop across Leopold Street and down the stairs, into the 'Pig'. It ran the length of basement of the building, which was overlooking Leopold Street, between what it now 'The Bessemer' at street level. I'm not sure what The Bessemer was then, but I'm thinking it was a hifi shop? Laskys maybe? Does the 'Pig and Whistle' ring any bells?...
  4. The Stonehouse in Sheffield city centre

    I'm not sure, but I'm guessing this footage must have been shot in the late 80's, after Orchard Square was opened in 1987? Until I saw the branch of Lloyds Bank on Church Street through the front windows, I was questioning if it was The Stone House, as the end sequence (03:35-03:54) shows the lads exiting the pub into a pedestrian precinct, which was neither the front or rear entrance as I knew it? As I remember, the front door led straight on to Church Street and the rear was on to Orchard Place (a little cobbled street), which led on to Orchard Lane and then on to Leopold Street? Rear of Stone House c.1983 The rear of the Stone House must have been rebuilt, so the doors would face out on to Orchard Square? Not in my era of drinking there, so not sure? update...... this seems to answer my own question: New rear entrance to Stone House on to Orchard Square c.2005
  5. Ever the optimist ...

    There's mention of all three inns and the relative rateable values here..... http://www.omnesamici.co.uk/MemoriestRELeaderChapter13.html ".....Of greater im- portance‹for it was one of the most heavily rated properties in the town, higher than the " Angel " or the " King s Head " ‹was the " Coach-and-Six"; yet, curiously enough, it has " left not a wrack behind." When projects were afoot, in I785, for rebuilding the markets, it was proposed to add the ground of the late " Coach-and-Six," and the slaughter-houses, to the Market Place, and to build corner-shops. In I808 the name " Coach-and-Six " had been applied to an inn in the Hay- market, for one Sarah Hodgson succeeded her husband in a house so called in that year....." The two maps are from 1771 and 1808, showing the area around the Market Place, the dates presumably 'pre' and 'post' the rebuilding of the Markets? It talks about using the "ground of the late 'Coach-and-Six' and the slaughter-houses" for the rebuilding of the markets in 1785, which maybe meant the building no longer stood and it was bare ground? Looking at the two maps, the slaughter houses and open ground to the right seem to have been incorporated into 'Market Street' and a small square at the north end, maybe for the corner shops? In the 1808 map, it shows a 'Commercial Inn' as part of the new buildings, but even though the text says the 'Coach-and-Six' name had been applied to another Inn in the Haymarket (prev. Bull Stake), it is not marked on the 1808 map? So, the 'Coach and Six' may have stood on the north or south side of the 'Swine Market', where the map shows a widening of the thoroughfare (open ground?). It also appears from the text that the ground it stood on was used in the rebuilding of the markets, which is probably why the later map appears to show a different layout of streets and buildings? is that a fair assumption? It doesn't answer the question, but it maybe narrows down the location?
  6. Sheffield's Pinfolds.

    Pinfold Street, Sheffield - 1771 Pinfold Lane, Pitsmoor - 1855 Pinfold Street, Eckington - 1870 All either showing the label of 'Pinfold', or an adjacent area of land that could be used as such? The modern aerial shots show the outline of where these could have been....
  7. TULCHAN Import Export Business

    Some information here to work with, such as dates of incorporation/dissolution, SIC code and activity, directors names and profiles, registered office, etc. No references to the name Blonk, but the other names may be related by marriage, etc. https://www.yorkshirecompanies.com/uk/00800326/tulchan-limited https://www.companieslist.co.uk/00800326-tulchan-limited https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00800326/TULCHAN-LIMITED/companies-house-data http://www.ukcompanies-directory.co.uk/categories/wholesale/5190_other_wholesale/tulchan_limited.html The definition of the word 'Tulchan' is a little odd, as applied to the name of a business and if the last sentence of the wiki entry is to be believed, someone needed to have a word with their marketing department?! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulchan
  8. Old Gaslamp Post

    Looking on PS of Ashdell Rd and surrounding, they seem to have been of the same pattern, albeit in their full glory and not the stump that is left? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=ashdell_road&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%ashdell_road%%3B#rowNumber20 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13104&prevUrl= http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t01545&prevUrl= http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13102&prevUrl=
  9. Staniforth Works - Hackenthorpe

    I came across this web page, whilst idly browsing around: https://mydarlingjanie.wordpress.com/tag/darnall/ I'm not sure if you have a copy of the book or not, but there are some copies on Amazon and AbeBooks for £35-40 ish, or maybe you could ask nicely for the museum at Handsworth to lend you their copy? I also read that Sheffield Central Libraries Reference Section have one to take out?
  10. George Bassett

    You're welcome! At the risk of information overload, if you look on 'Britain From Above', you can get a peek at the 'big house' and cottage - still standing in 1950 http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw031274 http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw031399 Check the green circles on the attached photos and zoom in as far as it will let you. The are hi-res and show lots of detail, like the gardens of the houses, Fulwood Road behind and lots of other features you can assimilate to the maps. (you need a sign-in to enable the zoom feature on BFA) Same colour scheme as before. Red for big house, Blue for cottage
  11. George Bassett

    I have a slightly different theory, based on the entries in 1881 White's Sheffield directory and the 1893 map of the area. The address entries show George Bassett living at the second house on the West Side of Endcliffe Crescent, which would make his the house circled in red on the enlarged 1893 map (see the entrance drive in green, which is off Endcliffe Crescent). It appears that Endcliffe House (also on the 1893 map) is actually an address on Fulwood Road (no. 335 Joseph Brailsford) and Endcliffe Cottage, circled in blue, is also shown as an address on Fulwood Road, also having access off that road I'm suggesting that George Bassett was advertising the letting of Endcliffe Cottage in 1872, as it was in the grounds of his 'big house', as you can see from the various maps? It's a little difficult trying to find a map of the exact period, as there was a frantic building program in the latter part of the C.19 in that area, where the great and the good of Sheffield were having their empires erected....... on the good side of town! It's also a real pity that the 'big house' has not survived, but I'm not sure about the cottage? I've shown the red and blue circles on a modern aerial view and the house is where the end block of flats stand. I think the cottage may be the white building, circled in blue? Just a theory mind.....
  12. Does this road still exsist?

    Depending upon when it was that your relative passed away, if it was after the old housing clearance and when the first lot of flats were built in the 50's, you can clearly see No.32 on the building in the island of New Street Lane (labelled 32 to 25). In fact the little left turn at the top of the modern Bard Street is what used to be the other end of New Street Lane. However, if it pre-dates that and was during the time of the previous housing layout of 'courts' and 'yards', the numbering was all over the place, so it's a case of sticking a pin in.. Have posted extracts from maps of 1905, 1935 and 1954, so you can see the changes in the layout. There are a few old photos of New Street Lane on Picture Sheffield, to show the type of housing and road in that location - link below: Picture Sheffield - New Street Lane
  13. Renishaw Ironworks Nr Sheffield

    Interesting to see what was in and around the Ironworks, with the 1898 map showing both the iron works site itself and the colliery at Renishaw, with the canal, road and railway infrastructure providing access to and from the sites. The map from 1877 also shows the area before the GCR line was laid... https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/444900/377910/12/100613
  14. It's been a while since I've been into 'town', but as I drove up Furnival Gate today, towards Charter Square, with the intention of parking up in the Wellington Street P&D, I wondered where all the dust was being generated from..... and then I looked up....... Ugly, decaying, eyesore, whatever (anti) superlative you care to use, but that's another Sheffield landmark that's gone forever.....
  15. James Lodge Ltd, Solly St

    http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=James_lodge&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%James_lodge%%3B
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