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  1. In the last few years someone posted recent photos of the plush interior of English Steel Corps offices on Brightside Lane on a Sheffield History website. Does anyone know if they were posted on here? Thanks, John
  2. Victoria Hall

    A Boys Brigade company (1st Sheffield) was formed in 1889 at Norfolk Street Wesley Chapel. This chapel was replaced on the same site by the Victoria Hall in 1908. The BB company there continued for many years until being closed sometime in period 1960 -1980. The Sheffield Battalion of The Boys Brigade held an Annual Battalion Parade to the Victoria Hall for many years.
  3. Philadelphia

    The Wesleyan Reform church on Upperthorpe Road has always been called Philadelphia WR Church
  4. During a visit to Sheffield yesterday we went to the National Emergency Services Museum at West Bar. Had a great visit taking about 2 hours & currently includes a good Sheffield Blitz exhibition. Most of the staff are volunteers & It doesn't seem to get enough publicity . Give it a try !! http://www.emergencymuseum.org.uk/index.html
  5. Tony Morton at this email address may be able to help. ablade@btinternet.com Best of luck John
  6. Brightside

    I spent a lot of time trainspotting at Brightside when I was young & had a friend who lived on Sanderson Rd which backed onto the station.. Can you recall where you were in relation to the station or Brightside school?
  7. You will probably need to go & look at old copies of the Telegraph & Star at Local Studies Library if you live in Sheffield (I don't but have been once to look at papers).
  8. Schools - Brightside & Burngreave Areas

    Yes, there is almost nothing on the net about Carlisle street east school. I once found a picture of it but can't seem to find it now except for an artists drawing available on ebay.
  9. Cant find on 1861 Census?

    Hi Togger, An Emily Hurst age 15 is listed as servant a 1 Caldwells Yard off Sutherland Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield at home of Samuel Caldwell age 66 roll turner & wife Sarah age 62. Ref (I think because its not too easy to read) RG 9 3498. Could this be her? There is also an Elizabeth Hirst born abt 1849 with parents Matthew (48 a stonemason) & Mary Ann (45) with siblings, Ann, George , John Joseph & Ambrose at South St, Sheffield Park ref RG 9 3495 (again difficult to read though). Hope that helps, John
  10. Dress Code

    When I worked at BISRA, around 1970 I remember the Directors secretary (who sat in the next office to me) arriving for work in a trouser suit . Her boss told her trousers were not proper attire for secretaries & she must go back to skirts!
  11. Thanks Voldy - found it. Don't know how I missed Dunsbyowls reply earlier!!
  12. Hi Voldy, Thanks for replying. I have managed to find the old Local cricket heroes thread but his answer must have ben on page 2 of it & I can't get it to load . Can you (or anyone) manage to find it for me please & post Dunsbyowl 1867 answer?
  13. My grandad had a gold medallion on his watch chain. The inscription was "EWSCC Batting Prize 1902". He was aged 18 at the time & described his job as heating engineer. He went on to work for the Gas Board as a gas fitter. Anyone any idea what EWS Cricket Club might have been please? I have tried to find out for some years but had no success. Thanks John
  14. Petre Street - origin of name

    Many thanks Tozzin
  15. My dad lived at 309 Petre Street from 1931 until his marriage in 1941 & my bgfrandparents continued to live there until the houses were demolished around 1975 I think. Does anyone know the origin of the name Petre please? Thanks, John