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  2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Thursday 11 Dec 1884 states that "A Cottage at Wharncliffe" was purchased by Mr John Smith.
  3. Another remarkable Sheffield house

    I agree with that. I don't think knocking down buildings that have been around for almost 200 years is progress, especially for a car park. Before you know it Sheffield will have no heritage left.
  4. Does anyone recognise this place?

    Looks more like this, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4842771,-2.2519691,3a,16.4y,276.26h,93.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0sk1I7_GM44S6rzyXfGGBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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    The signal box in the original photo gets a mention on the old thread below where they are trying to identify and locate the arches shown on the photo. Sadly the thread lasts for 8 years without successfully identifying the location. The two signal boxes do look very similar when zooming in...
  6. Does anyone recognise this place?

    Just had a google of the Helen Wilson Settlement mentioned in your link, Dr Helen Wilson can be seen in this photo 2nd from the left. She was the daughter of HJ Wilson MP who founded the Rutland Hall settlement which was on the junction of Hick St and Rutland Rd (building is still there). Though I've read somewhere that Rutland Rd used to be called Wilson Street?...
  7. Does anyone recognise this place?

    Quite a few photos here of the hall and its uses over time. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=rutland+hall&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%rutland%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%hall%%3B
  8. Another remarkable Sheffield house

    That's an argument that could fly in the face of progress. Progress in this case being a 21st century road... fit for purpose' . Sheffield has very many listed buildings and even more for which application for listing has been made but , for one reason, or another rejected. The Council gets blame for too much for which it is not entirely responsible...but it does deserve some brick bats for its past "Philistinism"!
  9. Another remarkable Sheffield house

    Such a shame that so many charming old buildings were allowed to be demolished by Sheffield council.
  10. Does anyone recognise this place?

    The area in 1935:
  11. Another remarkable Sheffield house

    Thats an interesting photo. It looks like Swan Morton works are now at that location..
  12. Just been checking the newspapers and there is a report in the Sheffield Independent, Thursday 11th December, 1884 that may be of interest. It describes the sale of 52 of Hudson's paintings to raise money for his widow and children. The article also gives the names of the principal buyers of the paintings. The list of titles sold includes 2 paintings of cottages. The first is "A cottage at Beamsley, near Bolton Abbey" and the second is "A cottage at Wharncliffe". I'm not familiar with the area around Beamsley, so cannot comment on that. However, Wharncliffe could be a possibility - any thoughts?
  13. Does anyone recognise this place?

    That's a very good suggestion. So, not long-forgotten Hallamshire Troglodyte dwellings after all, but likely something more prosaic!
  14. The number 52 to Crookes

    Not being a bus "buff" it could well have been the 51 route...whatever, I was told it was a severe test of a bus.
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  16. It looks like he was living with his parents in 1877. White's 1879 Directory shows that he was living at 36 Victoria Road, while his father was still at 441 Glossop Road. They both had a studio in Change Alley.
  17. Robert Hudson Jr was indeed a Founder Member of the SSA as reported by the Sheffield Independent, Tuesday 24 November 1874 The SSA Catalogue of the 1877 Annual Exhibition lists six of his works (and a couple by his father) but none of them suggest cottages. Four of the six paintings were landscapes from North Wales. Companions in Age is also listed and was on loan from John F. Moss Esq. The 1878 Catalogue indicates that Robert Hudson was elected to the committee of the SSA. I haven't got access to the catalogue itself right now, but it is available in Local Studies, so will have a look at it next time I'm in town.
  18. The number 52 to Crookes

    We had quite a few buses on demonstration / trial / test at East Bank in the 70's , from vague memory they were allocated to duties / drivers who kept the bus for a whole or half of their duty. When the driver signed in he was given a form to evaluate the vehicle, I did quite a few. One I do remember was a Scania decker, it got glowing reports, it could out accelerate cars on the magic roundabout, but Alec, the chief in driving school at the time was not impressed, he thought they were too fast so I don't think anything came of them.
  19. The number 52 to Crookes

    The 51 was certainly used for the major trials in 1978: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/6633-comparative-trials-1978/ Although the 51 was less taxing before the mid-1960s when it was City to Lodge Moor only.
  20. The number 52 to Crookes

    I would have though the 51 was more challenging. Used to travel to Lodge Moor quite frequently and there was always the chance to get a 'demonstrator' from some manufacturer. Take into account Manchester Road and East Bank Road, it's not surprising some of these buses didn't last!
  21. Does anyone recognise this place?

    There was a gateway to the signal box through the sleeper wall, most of the houses were demolished and just the end few remained in the sixties, the Plant family lived there.
  22. Does anyone recognise this place?

    This image from Britain from Above shows Manners Street (LHS of the image) to be a row of terraces with the wall against the embankment and, with some zooming in, what look like outside toilets built against that wall. I wonder how effective putting the washing out to dry was when Neepsend Engine Shed was on the other side of the tracks! There are several other images on Britain From Above showing this area, but I think this one is the clearest. Not sure if it is just my computer, but the link to Britain from Above doesn't work properly in Opera. It is fine in Chrome and Firefox, however.
  23. Does anyone recognise this place?

    The map I linked to earlier shows buildings on that side of Manners Street which look like terraced houses. Unfortunately the Sheffield History maps which show rather more detail do not cover this area. I would guess that there is a wall abutting the embankment and the remains of what look like buildings were perhaps the "outside facilities" of these houses.
  24. Does anyone recognise this place?

    Once seen, never forgotten I should think - I can't remember seeing one as tall as that! The buildings (?) to the left intrigue me. Were they some sort of railway arches or caves let into the embankment? If so, what for?
  25. Heard back from the Royal Scottish Academy. Robert Hudson (Junior) exhibited with the RSA on three occasions:1) 1878 Showery day on the moors, Derbyshire 2) 1882 The valley of Edwenstone [I *believe* this is probably Edwinstone in Nottinghamshire] 3) 1883 Fluelen Lake, Lucerne - eveningAt the time of these three exhibitions, RHJ was living in Sheffield. I have been approached by an art collector in Japan who is interested in acquiring the painting, although I have no wish to sell it. But good to see that the work of Robert Hudson (Junior) has international appeal.
  26. Game of Thrones

    If you haven't watched this yet, especially if you haven't got sky buy the DVD of them. You will not be disappointed. For one thing though set in a fantasy world, the series recreates what a medieval battle would be like in full glory detail. It's also got a cast list to die for, including Sheffield's own Sean Bean. And if you don't like him then you are in for a treat! The special effects are brilliant. The storylines fantastic. One thing I can say it's no use waiting for it to come to the main Freeview channels. As even if they could afford it they would serious problems getting it past offcom and the like. As they contain gory details, sex and really bad language. Strictly 18 rating. My only advice is to not watch it with your meals and don't get attached to any character in it.
  27. Bottom of Dykes Hall Road in Hillsborough

    Except for the mini and the bus it even looked like that before WW2. The grandparents lived on Airedale Road and if Father was with us it was tram to Middlewood and up Langsett Avenue. Mother had other ideas. One way was a Wisewood bus to the school and a long level walk. I suspect this is a Wisewood bus on it's way back to city. Better was to get the Worrall bus which lurked round the corner. It came down to just short of where the bus is standing, offloaded and did an awkward move backward across into the stand at the end of Clarence Road. Quick look from the tram and if there was one there, off and sprint. Then came the fun bit. Even at age seven or so I felt sorry for the driver. The start was on the level then a hairpin turn left and immediately onto the slope. Bottom crash gear, over to the right towards the pavement, hard left round the corner, over to the right on Dykes Hall Road, come back over on the grade and hopefully change up at a walking pace. As I understand there was no power steering in those days either. Not the best way I always thought but it was the era of country bus routes only coming to the nearest tram route. Ultimately we reached Wadsley church and an easy final walk. There is another point which is a leftover from the war. Even in the 1960s there is a queue at the shop. Some things were still short and old habits died hard. Force of habit by then, to the extent that people had queued without necessarily knowing what for.there might be at the end. There was a report of one forming at a closed shop doorway. A tram arrived, the lady at the head walked out to it, took the driver's lunch out, handed it to him on the front platform and walked away. Even in the war nobody thought it improbable. Nice reminder of what used to be there..
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