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  2. boginspro

    English, circa 1895

    I totally agree with your comment about Sheffield industry. I think the knife in the Norfolk Market Hall was the Year Knife by Joseph Rodgers and Sons, the same firm produced the Norfolk Knife, (they don't make them like that anymore). Pictures of those are available on Picture Sheffield, here are a couple of them -------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s10101&pos=3&action=zoom&id=13186 ---------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s10107&pos=3&action=zoom&id=13192
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  4. southside

    Ladybower and Ashopton

    No chance of touching the arches this week rover1941
  5. Organgrinder

    English, circa 1895

    Don't know if this is the same knife but there used to be one similar, on display in the old Norfolk Market hall in the forties and early fifties. At that time, a new blade was added every year and it often got a write up in the Sheffield Star from time to time. Those were the days when Sheffield was a great and very important city with industry which led the world in so many ways.
  6. Doe anyone remember the name of the 'Red' vicar of Attercliffe. So called because of his political leanings? Think it was in the 1960s.
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  8. boginspro

    English, circa 1895

    From what I can see this advertisement only infers that this is Sheffield made c1895 and the rhetoric on the page is interesting. Observations on this would be interesting please? ----------- https://www.nugentappraisal.com/multi-blade-exhibition-knife-english-circa-1895/
  9. boginspro

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    I believe the Chantrey terminus was only the end of the track for a short time in 1903 until the track was extended to Abbey Lane and that the caption inserted on the original postcard has obliterated the track in the foreground, but the overhead wires are still visible. I would appreciate expert help here, first to correct me if I am wrong and secondly to say when car 24 got it's covered top deck.
  10. I'm not really into politics, but from what I understand many of the heritage schemes have been eroded away by Central Government. If a developer comes along with a scheme, which is linked to some special funding scheme, then the planning officers can't stop them. In the past you could get the Council Planning Officers on your side if they were sympathetic to your ideas. However the Planning Department Councillors have many voices in their ears. So if they have been briefed by groups or bodies who want to see new build in Conservation areas, then they are going to listen to them. It rather depends on the heritage lobby sticking together. But some don't want to do that, for financial reasons. One thing that happened to me was the loss of control that happened with the Norfolk Heritage Trail. It was original set up by all the groups and projects and people connected with the Trail. However Green Estates took it over, because they wanted to make money from charging people to go on the trail. They excluded members from the trail and stop the meetings. They even set it up as it's own group, electing members from projects closely connected to Green Estates. The whole idea of the Trail was for the different groups and projects to come together to discuss with equal say the ups and downs of the Trail. I don't know how it's now operated, since I haven't heard a thing for years. However if that's how community groups operate connected with heritage, then you can see how easy it is for those not concerned with heritage to bypass any of the concerns of heritage groups or bodies and individuals.
  11. boginspro

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Could be, it's very blurred, but zooming in it just looks like a young lad on the same type of trolley that myself and friends made as kids. Possibly someone smaller behind him facing backwards as a means of leg propulsion, we did that too, but that could be just blur on the photo'.
  12. ....another Open Day will be arranged around June/July next year Peter - i will update when the date is confirmed !
  13. Edmund

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    And in 2017 via Google:
  14. southside

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    These Picture Sheffield Photographs show the same scene 10 or so years earlier,spot the changes? The other photograph shows the view in the opposite direction.
  15. SteveHB

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Person could could have been disabled and had mobility problems? No NHS issue walking aids or wheelchairs back in those days.
  16. boginspro

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    I like the lad on the trolley, bottom left. I wonder do kids still make trolleys in Sheffield ?
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  18. Nick Higton

    Sheffield HIGTON Men in World War 1

    Thank you so much for the information. I will upload it to my website in the next few days, and let you know when it has been done so you can extract what you need. I'm afraid his Army Service Record does not appear to have survived, but I have enough information to place him in my family tree, and trace his HIGTON ancestry through quite a number of generations.
  19. RLongden

    Attercliffe Remembered

    http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=Attercliffe_police_station&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Attercliffe_police_station%%3B
  20. Lola

    Attercliffe Remembered

    Anybody got a picture of Attercliffe police station. My dad was a policeman there all of his service and was station sergeant at the end. He was also Town Hall policeman for a short while and used to have his 'mash' in the blue police box there. He loved the people of Attercliffe, all doors always open and you knew where all the criminals lived. The mothers made their job easy for them as a lot of the mothers used to march their sons in to the station for a good talking too and then give them a 'good hiding' in front of who was on duty and March them out again.
  21. My Dad was a policeman at Attercliffe police station and when I was very young took me to see Tommy Wards elephant, I couldn't believe my eyes !
  22. Edmund

    Sheffield HIGTON Men in World War 1

    Albert only so far:
  23. tozzin

    BBC2 - Made in Great Britain

    Corin Mellor is NOT a cutler, he designs things, a Cutler is man who shapes to be handles out of Stag, Wood, horn etc. and fits them to knives. His father and himself brought an Italian collapesable drinks table onto the shop floor one day, it was dis-mantled with the hope they could improve the design, they couldn't , the only thing they altered was the handles on each end of the table, I polished the prototypes, David Mellor was happy with these new handles and from that day on it was sold as a Mellor designed drinks table, the poor bloke who fully designed it was gone in the wind. David Mellor, like his son wasn't a cutler, he designed cutlery and had other people make it, any cutlery worker of any experience would laugh at the way they made cutlery at the Hathersage factory, it was archaic, inefficient and costly in production. No coatings were ever made on the production of cutlery, one man could produce say, 100 knives per week making them cost at least £5 each to produce, while I could produce 950 per week, that's shows the experience of their workers. Please don't call it a state of the art factory, there were no health and safety procedures, museum piece polishing machines had broken safety bars, which when hit should have cut off power if the operator touched the bar, they were death traps,useless dust extractors, I had safety knock off switches fitted to double end spindles while the other workers, four in all, were to scared to approach David Mellor on safety issues. He stole a design from a Danish female student who produced a prototype in the few weeks she worked there, when she returned home after a few months she asked if she could come back to Hathersage but was told it wasn't convenient, the real reason her design was in production and named "Paris" I polished her copper prototypes, she was call Katterina.
  24. boginspro

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Opened to trams on 14 April 1927 if the information I have is correct.
  25. Old rider

    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    I wonder when the loop from Millhouses was built to join up with the tracks at Woodseats?
  26. I am researching the HIGTON diaspora see .. http://higton.one-name.net/index.php and at present, the lives of the nine HIGTON men who died in the war. Two of them are Sheffield men, and both have previously been mentioned on Sheffield History. They are: Private ALBERT HIGTON, Service Number 9704, 1st Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Died 02/03/1915, Aged 28, Son of George and Hannah Higton, of 99, Norton Lees Rd., Meersbrook Bank, Sheffield, and Private JOSEPH ANTHONY HIGTON. Service Number 242564, 1st/5th Bn. K.O.Y.L.I. 36 Plymouth Road. Died 19/07/1917, Aged 29. Son of Anthony and Lilian Higton. Although they both lived in Sheffield, they were only distant cousins. I believe photographs of both of them are available through Sheffield History, and I would very much appreciate a copy, together with any further information on their lives. I already have what remains of their Service Histories.
  27. Smithkei

    Attercliffe Hall

    Many thanks Gordon. My ancestor appeared on the census there in 1871. So before it was converted fully back to a Methodist church it must have had some residential element. I know way back it was a chapel and educational institution. Do you happen to know the full address.
  28. Lemmy117

    Giants on Fargate

    Would agree with 1991. I've got some pictures of the bridges being built dated 92/93, (worked on the project), must get them scanned sometime! Nigel L
  29. A postcard on Ebay with an interesting picture of Woodseats tram terminus, posted just twelve weeks before the end of The Great War. ---------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352486327999?ul_noapp=true
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