Lyn 1

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  1. Does anyone know if this is still somewhere in Grenoside? - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s23658&pos=1&action=zoom&id=26112 The Festival of Britain 1951 commemorative stone, Grenoside Hospital Annexe (former Isolation Hospital) Saltbox Lane - a housing estate now stand on the site of the old hospital. Lyn
  2. I saw Hilda Baker there c 1949 - 'she knows yer know.'
  3. Just had a recent email with some details in if anyone is interested - apologies if already known about Lyn Joined up Heritage events *Heritage Gas Lamps* The Council and Amey are proposing to refurbish Sheffield's internationally important collection of J E Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps. It is good news that nearly all original components will be retained, that the four which currently burn gas will continue to do so, and that most of the remaining lamps will be capable of being restored to gas-burning in the future. The Council's Conservation team have done a superb job in recognising the importance of the lamps and setting a high standard for their refurbishment, Highways have responded flexibly, and Amey have produced an ingenious and innovative solution. Webb lamps are rare, those burning gas are rarer still. The Council will maintain the four gas-burning lamps, but do not have the funds to bring any others back to gas operation. Several other lamps have this capability: 18 were converted to natural gas in the early 1980s, many were working when listed in 1995, and gas is still laid on in some cases. It may be possible for neighbourhood groups to fund gas operation, if the cost is reasonable. Does JUH have contacts in neighbourhood groups with an interest in heritage who might consider this for the lamps in their area, if I can get a sensible cost estimate from the Council? Best regards, J Robin Hughes: robin@robinandsheila.net
  4. More about Workhouse history here - http://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=288&page=246 and here - http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/SheffieldIndexersSiteMap_Index.html
  5. Many thanks for that - my husband was only saying last week he wondered just how high the road level must be in relation to the houses. We tend to just drive past so only get a quick view of it all.
  6. Try Sheffield Archives and Local Studies - you can search online - I typed in Mary Hutton and this came up Biographical sketches of remarkable people chiefly from personal recollection : with miscellaneous papers and poems Hall, Spencer T Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Pub date: 1873 Pages: 450p. Item info: 2 copies available at Local Studies Library. Copy Material Location 920.042 SST 1 Reference material Reserve collection 2 Reference material Reserve collection
  7. Nor did we have freezers, fridges or long life foods in the way we do now. No throwing away of food because we had bought too much - as if! Shops had set hours of opening to suit them not the buyer. Sales twice a year usually in late Jan/early Feb and late August where we bought bargains for the following summer or winter or for growing kids to grow into. I could go on and on and on.......... Do we have a The Way We Were page?
  8. In the 60s that was simply a sort of waste ground area. A bit of a garage below on little Bolsover Rd and a wool shop. I wasn't aware of Lily Bartle having a shop but that doesn't mean she didn't.
  9. Thanks ceegee - I thought I was right as to the lady and yes I recall her name now. I can still see her very clearly in my mind as I am sure many who lived/worked/shopped in that area would if they had associated her with the later reports of the letters. She had permed dark hair, very well made up with red lipstick, very smart & well dressed looking, handbag over her arm - unusual for that area at that time - 1950s style. Not your usual housewife with head scarf etc doing her shopping. I would guess the fur coat was real fur. Lyn
  10. I seem to recall a link via a lady relative who lived at Page Hall. I remember the lady (1960s) who wore a fur coat, kept herself to herself, possibly lived on Hinde House Lane, and it was after she died that letters linking her to Christie were found in a sideboard or something that Patnick's junk shop at Page Hall had obtained in a house clearance. Does anyone else recall this? Maybe she was cousin or something.
  11. The Star unfortunately just do not seem to have the same calibre of reporters they used to have or even the same way of finding things out. Like schoolkids doing their homework they just seem sit at their laptops/phones and pick up bits of items of interest. A bit like watching channel 5 news - for those with a short attention span who struggle with digesting real news.
  12. Vin It is amazing how quickly SCC/Amey lose items from their compounds. Break in or no break ins. Maybe if SCC/Amey were made to replace anything stolen or missing with bought in old paving slabs etc at the price they are, they might just be more careful. The old ESC clubhouse on Shiregreen Lane was recently demolished due to SCC's neglect and broken promises. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;a00726&pos=37&action=zoom&id=90212 .The Steel City Bowling Club who use the bowling green on the site asked that they be allowed to have the metal sign ESC 1937 to add to their club and keep some of the history of the area instead of it being lost. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;a00728&pos=38&action=zoom&id=90213 They club was told by Council officials yes certainly they could have it. Where is it now????????? No one knows and the club acted promptly on this at the time of demolition having been told by the workmen it had just been taken to a safe place to store for them. Those who 'okayed' this have no idea where it is.
  13. Fancy dress shop - yes there was one. I actually sold them an outfit I had made. None of the shops there seemed to last long.
  14. My Gt Gt Grandmother taken by F A Wilkinson c 1890s. Very similar pose but holding a different book and sat in a more ornate chair.
  15. On Rushby st was a herbalist shop and above was the dentists. I believe it was two brothers who ran them. Lyn