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  3. Thanks Edmund , looking closer at the thing on the tower there is something under it at an angle which could possibly be a staircase/ladder.
  4. Probably a beacon for celebrations, as the location is visible for miles around. For the Diamond Jubilee in 1898 two bonfires were set up - at Mount Zion and Sky Edge - each 20 to 30 tons, 19 feet high, 20 feet in diameter, made of timber, tar barrels and 2 tons of coal. Another possibility is a cage for sightseers to stand safely with their telescope. Lincoln cathedral at a distance of 40 miles was visible. The building was previously called Cross Hill, (note Cross Lane still leads towards Crookes) but after alterations in 1865 which added the tower, was renamed Wesley Tower. Mr Howlden made this change in reference to his mother Ann Howlden's meeting with John Wesley. In 1782 Wesley was preaching in Norfolk Street Chapel, and on leaving he saw a little girl in the crowd, who he spoke with and gave a sixpence. She was Ann Howlden and she became a lifelong Methodist until her death in 1867.
  5. Armed with his soldier number, this medical record comes up:
  6. Found it! His service number was 27667 - it’s on the back of one of the medals - might splash out and order it, treat myself for Christmas! Thanks very much.
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  8. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
  9. If you want to risk £3.50 there is a medal card available from the National Archives here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2295683 There's not a great deal of information on them, but you can see a preview of the card before you buy it. Maybe if you have his medals you could compare them with those listed? There's no guaranteeing it's the correct William Garner but it relates to soldier number 203913, East Yorkshire Regiment
  10. Thank you very much for researching for me - unfortunately I don’t think the William Garner you have found a surviving record for could be my great grandfather - he was born in 1895. Thanks for your advice - I’m glad I asked and didn’t just start forking out hand over fist! If I can’t find anything more, then I’m happy to have found a photo of him, much appreciated.
  11. Voldy

    Chapeltown

    This was an early morning 35mm slide photo taken on 16th June 1962 by Voldy, at the start of a holiday to Majorca. The bus was an AEC Regent 111 No.1258 in the B fleet UWE 758. Two batches of these Roe bodied vehicles were delivered in 1955 (22 & 12) and gave 14 to 18 years service.
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  13. Most of the WW1 service records were destroyed by German bombing in WW2. Before spending money purely to access the records, I would check that the records you are interested in survived the Blitz. I have had a look at Find My Past and there are no WW1 service records found for William Garner. However - there is a record for a William Garner who joined as a regular aged 17yrs 6 months in 1898. He would be likley to have been recalled to serve in WW1 and his Regiment was the East Yorks. So if this was your great grandfather you would be able to see any records of his first stint that survive. This fellow lived at 9 Backfields, Walkley and was a moulder at Osborne and Co. If he is your great grandfather, send a private message and I can forward copies of his service record.
  14. Would you be able to recommend which of the many ancestry/genealogy websites it be worth paying for, to access information about my great grandfather’s service record - is forces war records any good? Thanks in advance, Heather
  15. RLongden

    J Stead & Co.

    As a buyer for my company in the 80’s, I used to purchase from Steadfast Tools, who used to specialise in screwdrivers, many of which we had own-branded.... https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/J._Stead_and_Co i never realised their origins and I think they were eventually swallowed up by Neill Tools?
  16. boginspro

    J Stead & Co.

    There is currently an invoice for this firm on Ebay dated 1931 - EDIT Just noticed that the date has been changed to 1931, possibly from 1921. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352533107027?ul_noapp=true
  17. Thanks so much - the photo is of my great grandfather! I recently had his medals cleaned and mounted, so to have a photo of him to accompany them is just awesome.
  18. Edmund

    E M Dickinson

    Edwin Murray Dickinson started recruiting managers for his new cutlery firm at 11 Cambridge Street in 1882, soon followed by recruitment of workers. The original premises ( warehouse, offices, cutlers shops with steam power) were offered to let in November 1887, and new premises at 51 Division Street were occupied early in 1888. By October 1883 Dickinson was advertising the Division Street premises to let, ready to move into another new works (still called Murray Works) at 122 Rockingham Street. It was probably a good location for the company close to the fire station, as they had several fires over the years On 12th October 1901 notice was given that the firm was to be converted to a limited company: By March 1908 the Rockingham Street works were for sale: In 1909 the deeds for their new premises at 203 Arundel Street were deposited to secure a £3,000 loan from the Sheffield Banking Company. On Christmas Eve 1926 several hundred pounds worth of damage was caused by a fire at the Arundel Street works. The founder, Edwin Dickinson died on 21st October 1930 aged 81 at his home at 449 Crookesmoor Road. On 23rd May 1939 the firm went into voluntary liquidation
  19. There appear to have been at least 2 William Garners from Sheffield who served in WW1. Private Garner of the East Yorkshire Regiment was wounded in July 1916 - his photograph from "Photographs from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 1914-1917 vol. 2" (reference Local Studies 940.43 SSTQ) is here: Private Garner of the Notts and Derby Regiment was discusssed in the article below from the Daily Telegraph 30th April 1917, though no photograph.
  20. Check out the http://www.sheffieldsoldierww1.co.uk/Home.html site set up by Dean & Stuart
  21. rob123

    E M Dickinson

    Any info on the above would be appreciated. They were based at 51-57 Division St, Murray Works, and in business from 1889 - 1923. Cheers.
  22. Hi, I’m new to this and stumbled across the listing of images whilst googling my great grandfather William Garner. Have tried to send a message to deansgirl/trefcon but was unsuccessful. Sent Richardb the message instead but if you are unable to help me then I would be grateful if can you point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance. Heather.
  23. Sue Pitt

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    I am staggered to have received such comprehensive replies so very quickly! Thank you all so much.
  24. Edmund

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Here's a selection of press cuttings etc. They are in chronological order and I think tell the story of the firm. I haven't found a mention of a strike, but there was a huge fire in 1893 quickly followed by bankruptcy proceedings. John Baker died aged 82 on 29th January 1927 and was buried in Walkley cemetery.
  25. boginspro

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Also in a list of straight razor manufacturers here ---------- http://uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html
  26. RLongden

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Wheeldon+&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Wheeldon%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%%%3B#rowNumber15
  27. boginspro

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Here are a couple of their marks :-
  28. RLongden

    Bunker Hills, Wadsley Bridge

    I’d agree with that and I’d hazard a guess at the hill that is shown in the blue circle on the 1905 map below. Using the details from the 1901 census enumerator above and marking the buildings that we can identify, by process of elimination, I reckon that Bunkers Hill must be here or abouts? Railway Hotel Penistone Road Crossley Mount Crossley View Trafalgar Place Rose Bank May Buildings Bunkers Hill Vine Cottage Fishers Building Rock House Mount Pleasant Bunkers Hill Pheasant Inn Fairest Houses Of course, I’d welcome anyone’s opinion otherwise....
  29. Does anyone have any information, please, about this cutlery firm? Apparently there was a strike at their works some time between 1892 and 1900 which led to the closure of the firm, and I am trying to find out more. I'd also be interested in any photos of the Wheeldon Works (on Wheeldon Road). Thanks!
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