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  2. I'm having difficulty in accessing this site through Firefox. I'm not the only one as several others have reported the same thing on Sheffield Forum. I'm getting the following message: I've now come to the site via the Opera browser.
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  4. Athy

    Woodhouse, Swallownest, Killamarsh

    I hope you'll be including Woodhouse Grammar School, where my Dad was Head of English from 1948 (approx.) to 1962. The headmaster at that time was Frank Pinion. I sometimes went with my Dad to a barber's which I think was near the school. It was run by Henry Wheeler who always cut Dad's hair brutally short at the sides, I think he must have learned his trade on soldiers.
  5. Thanks for that clarification. I know that the Chunnel was already being discussed in the 1960s, obviously, as is the way with committees, those discussions took a LONG time!
  6. Calvin72

    The Old Spa Well on Cuthbert Bank Road

    The pub has now been demolished and the well building is visible from Langsett Road.
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  8. History dude

    The Wicker

    I used to go to the shop in the 70's. They had lot of tropical fish stuff and tanks at that time.
  9. seanstav

    The Wicker

    Forgive me if this has been answered previously. On bus journeys under the Wicker Arches my Grandad used to tell me about both the 'bomb hole' & the metal 'T' on the opposite side of the arch in the picture attached. He used to say that the 'T' marks the height of the flood water of the Great Flood of 1864. Is that true?
  10. Hi Karin I don't know if you're still out there (!) but your Henry S Hobson is my Great Grandfather on my mother's side. Married to Elizabeth Wicks in 1878, their daughter Irene Elizabeth Hobson was my mother's mother. I'm interested in learning more of this Sheffield connection as we're all from down south. Particularly interested in photos of Henry, lizabeth and their children. Best wishes Robert.
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  12. Guest

    Tapton School

    Hi, just found this site while looking for old photos, I was at Tapton in the 60's I think I left in 64. I was one of the first 1st years to go to tapton . I remember Mr North as head teacher, Mr May as deputy head. The French mistress I remember was Miss Richardson and she was "involved" with Mr Wainwright one of the sports teachers. Although I didn't have her as a teacher I do remember Mrs Taylor, she didn't like me because my brother Tony who was a couple of years above me made her life hell. I also remember Miss ??? who was a PE teacher and there was some gossip about her and Mr Clark on
  13. Edmund

    Bell Hagg Road

    I would agree with you, it's Bole Hill Road, looking towards Hagg House Farm with the wall running down to it from the road, and the tree on the left hand side, as shown on the map. and Hagg House:
  14. SteveHB

    Bell Hagg Road

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/RIVELIN-BELL-HAGG-ROAD
  15. ElmoEldridge

    Bell Hagg Road

    A postcard for sale on ebay, which can also be seen at PictureSheffield https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13464&prevUrl= is entitled "Bell Hagg Road, Rivelin", but looks more like Bole Hill Road from the top of Hagg Hill. Does anyone know where it is actually is? Did Bellhagg Road, Walkley ever go further towards Bell Hagg?
  16. leksand

    Imperial Hotel

    In it's application for licence it was stated to contain "46 bedrooms and on the first floor were commercial, dining, smoking, and coffee rooms, and on the ground floor a first-class luncheon bar had been fitted up. The furniture and fittings of the house were of a most superior character and had cost £3,500. The site had cost £3,400, the building £5,000."
  17. leksand

    Imperial Hotel

    There were two Imperial Hotels in Sheffield in 1897, though your artefact does refer to the one on Castle Street. It was a relatively short lived establishment, first licensed in 1874 as a "first class hotel". During WWI it was used (and seemingly taken over) by the Ministry of Munitions. The licence was not renewed in 1918 after it had ceased to operate as a licensed premises in September 1917.
  18. johnm

    Construction of the town hall

    Thanks for the terrific video about St Paul's . Really informative !
  19. boginspro

    Imperial Hotel

    On the far left of this 1905 picture. (C) Picture Sheffield --- https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14170&pos=19&action=zoom&id=16993
  20. boginspro

    Imperial Hotel

    1 Castle Street. In 1881 William Shaper and by 1901 Thomas Browning. (Kelly's and White's directories) 1881 1901
  21. Thank you for the additional information. I have now clarified his relationships and he was married 3, not 4 times. I went all over the place as on the 1901 Hasland census, just after his first wife, Isabella Barraclough, had died it showed his father-in-law and mother-in-law (George and Rose Bacon) being there. Technically correct but Rose(ina) Bacon had previously been married to George Rose and was actually John's mother! makes sense as with his wife dying he had a 1-month old child (George) who sadly died shortly after.
  22. Anyone any info on the Imperial Hotel ?
  23. I have a leather wallet embossed showing Harry Browning as Proprietor of the Imperial Hotel , Xmas 1897 and the phone number 1476. I had it sent into my Auction House some years ago, I would love to know more about the Hotel and Him, and feel it belongs to someone associated with either.
  24. kidneystone

    Construction of the town hall

    I think you can just see the start of construction of the Town Hall on the left of this photo.
  25. Jackie Carnall

    Jackie Carnall

    Hi, Does anyone have a picture or details of the houses on Rock street? I lived at no. 22 1947 to 1952 and have seen loads of pictures of Rock Street but nothing about the bottom end. Also the playground next to the railway wall. 

  26. Guest

    E M Dickinson

    I have a pair of barbers scissors with the INVICTA E. M. Dickinson SHEFFIELD brand. They still cut quite well. I am seeking any further information about the E. M. dickinson manufature and export of scissors. Does anyone have any information ?
  27. Lemmy117

    Tram Locations

    First picture is definitely Vulcan Road, taken during the war, as the front fender is painted white and the tram has a headlamp mask. Looking at the second picture, it looks like a posed photo so I don't think the destination blinds will help. The tram seems to be on reserved track to one side of the road, so that makes it either Abbeydale Road near Millhouses Park, or Abbey Lane, but a quick look on Google maps doesn't immediately throw up anything obvious. Nigel L
  28. boginspro

    Another "Where Is This?"

    It must be Sheffield Transport canteen on Castlegate, I had many meals in there, but over 40/50 years ago, those ladies cooked some fine food but non of the modern foreign stuff.
  29. boginspro

    Tram Locations

    Vulcan Road was a tram terminus, I sometimes caught trams from Millhouses to there, and later worked works special routes from there with buses after the trams finished. At the end of the steelworks shifts there were a long line of trams and later buses, perhaps only second in number to those at Steelos, (Steel, Peech and Tozer). There are plenty of pictures on here or Picture Sheffield of trams on Vulcan Road including the last trams. The modern Vulcan Road seems to be have moved a bit.
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