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    Sat in a chair on Gleadless Valley
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    The history of Sheffield and the production of cutlery

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  1. Sheffield Church photos

    The Church hall was much smaller than this, it's entrance was on Baseldene Rd, looks more like the Vicarage
  2. Cambridge Arcade

    It was demolished for improvements? look what we have in its place.
  3. So sad

    When I first joined Sheffield History the posts would be thick and fast but when an upgrade to the site was decided upon, it was a in hindsight a terrible decision. Posts are days or even weeks apart and I suspect it's because of frustration of some of the members having to refresh or possible new members not being able to join. A once cracking site Is now failing .
  4. Anyone remember Sarsaparilla ?

    I think the shop you are thinking of was roughly opposite the Roundhouse / Victoria Pub, the shop was still there in the sixties and besides Sassparilla they sold other drinks and warm salted peanuts and cashew nuts. Happy days.
  5. Rag and bone man

    Collins are now in the Skip hire trade.
  6. I spent quite a bit of my youth either in or outside the Manor, there was a very spacious Snooker Hall beneath the cinema run by an old chap named Tom, if I recall correctly it had twelve tables with two rooms off the main hall. We used to go into the cinema halfway through as the lady in the ticket office let us in for half price, I seem to think she was a German lady but I can't be sure on that. Happy days.
  7. Any Ideas

    I'm satisfied that it DOES mean Valve, so problem solved, thanks to unrecordings.
  8. Any Ideas

    That was my first thought but what's the significance of the "V".
  9. Staniforth Works - Hackenthorpe

    Here's a Trade Union certificate of one of Staniforth`s workers, Mr Samuel Darwin dated 1908.
  10. Any Ideas

    Went to Eckington today and had cause to pass what was the Prince of Wales Pub and I spotted this informative sign on the wall above the door but I don't know what it indicates, anyone have any idea what it points to?
  11. Is there any information on landlords of the Haigh Tree Inn after 1951? I'm looking for one called Groobey.
  12. I'm trying to find out just who had 46 Taptonville Road built, even though it's datestone says 1852 I cannot find and reference to it in my 1852 directory, I know in 1878 a gardener was living there, the property may have been part of a long gone bigger house. Has anyone any clues about the history of this building and the Taptonville name itself.
  13. Turf Tavern West Bar

    Would it be ok to use this information in my article?
  14. Turf Tavern West Bar

    I wanted the information for my next pubs article but the year I'll be doing is 1852 which is a few years before the Turf Tavern was opened so I will have to omit that one and put in the Union on Furnace Hill.
  15. Turf Tavern West Bar

    This explains a lot, thanks very much.