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  1. 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....
  2. 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
  3. 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=
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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.....
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.....
  10. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=James_lodge&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%James_lodge%%3B
  11. Came across this photo, whilst browsing through the book 'Sheffield - Emerging City' and remembered the post from last month. The narrative has some dates of both the formations of YCCC and SWFC
  12. Good old Picture Sheffield, always delivers with a suitable photo..... Apollo 10 - Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Looks like it was housed in a tent and on some sort of modular gantry. Mind you, it was 46 years ago, so no wonder I'm a bit hazy on the detail.
  13. I see where you are, but that's the bottom side of the railway tunnel/cutting. That building was there on the 1890 map, but the Plumper's is higher up Duke Street. Try changing the number to 84 Duke Street, Sheffield. The Plumper's Inn would have been where those trees are, behind the phone box. I'm getting a bit cheesed off with this 'upload failed' issue - anyone any idea what's wrong and is there a fix on the way???
  14. Anyone else have any memories of this? http://www.simt.co.uk/blog/an-amazing-visit-to-abbeydale I remember being taken by my mum and dad and the capsule was displayed in the main courtyard of the site, with some wooden steps built around, so everyone could climb up and file past. I vaguely remember this and the hatch to the capsule was open, to reveal an almost impossibly tiny space for the astronauts to fit. I recall it smelling a bit 'fusty' inside (like the smell of an old TV set - probably the same components ) and the seat belts and buckles, looking like those in a racing/rally car. They might have been bright red or bright orange, but I don't quite remember? Anyone else have any memories, or maybe any photos from the event? It reads that it was the Apollo 10 capsule, but I could have sworn it was one of the capsules from the Mercury program?
  15. Buck & Hickman 1830 – 2010 ..... and in 2011 they were bought again by Brammer plc and still under that ownership.