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  2. RLongden

    Royal Hospital "MAY WARD"

    Can’t see much online, but if you have the time and the inclination, looks like there is a lot of documentation at the Sheffield Archives? https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/8f56d50d-82a3-4d66-b477-594cd9609509
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  4. togger

    Royal Hospital "MAY WARD"

    No the old thread did not produce anything around my question concerning "MAY" although you are correct I was in it? The question I asked was around a specific ward that I am researching as you will have read in my original question? Ta for the link
  5. tozzin

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    Where did “ acting the goat “ come from?
  6. Hi all, I recently (around 3 years ago) moved to the corner of Derbyshire lane just as it turns into Hemsworth Road. The Mrs's mother says she remembers visiting our house and the one next door on way to and from school as they were both a sweet shop and a flower shop. Would anyone have any photos of this? My neighbor says she does have photos which are in loft and I've pestered quite a while to see them but i don't want to keep going on. I've tried searching on here but with no luck so far. I really would love to see these photos to show the mother in law and perhaps get them printed and placed somewhere in the house. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  7. Lyn 1

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    Not familar with that but there was an Ashes of Roses perfume in the 1950s so a twist on that
  8. RLongden

    Royal Hospital "MAY WARD"

    Here you go for starters. Member ‘pepsi134’ lists the ward names and ‘May’ is in there. It might give you some clues for further research.. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/82695-the-royal-hospital-where-was-it/?do=findComment&comment=4372521
  9. RLongden

    Royal Hospital "MAY WARD"

    Did this old topic from 2007-2013 not yield any clues or links to find the names of all the wards? Seems you were in that old thread?
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  11. Hi Everyone, I am looking for information around the 'MAY WARD' at the Sheffield Royal Hospital. I am born & bred a sheffielder and have never come across this ward before. I have recently seen this image https://www.alamy.com/may-ward-royal-hospital-sheffield-image68571668.html and was intrigued. Does anyone know the history of why this ward was named 'MAY' and whom after please? Thank you
  12. Does anybody have any idea where this is, or fancy a guess? (A very small prize for the first correct answer --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 2nd
  13. RLongden

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/mines/coal/yorkshire/1854/S.html
  14. RLongden

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    http://www.mosboroughhistory.co.uk/category/local-history/charles-w-lee-and-the-brunt-family/page/5/ http://www.mosboroughhistory.co.uk/2020/04/24/the-history-of-the-alma-inn-mosborough-by-john-rotherham-april-2020/ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xo8xAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA750&lpg=PA750&dq=silkstone+main+mosborough&source=bl&ots=hkB9wh90rC&sig=ACfU3U0jxr9Yp6UyDaSFH5IbIKdsousvCQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwinkM2o5sD0AhWK2qQKHZuPCdoQ6AF6BAgLEAM#v=onepage&q=silkstone main mosborough&f=false
  15. RLongden

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    Remember this from 2013? You’re in the thread @miamivice Ken Wain (author of my excellent book) quotes it as Silkstone and yes it is also the name of one of the seams. Although granted, on later maps it does start to bear the name Swallow’s Colliery. Maybe so as not to confuse it with the seam, or other collieries of the same name? I’ll keep looking. It keeps me off the streets and nothing doing on the plot this time of year. Next time you’re there and see the car on, feel free to pop down for a cuppa and a natter about this. 😁👍
  16. miamivice

    Birley collieries

    Moorside I have the bulk of the data on, the Adits were left untreated by Moorside and were filled in by Hassells in March 1992 who built the houses on the site, according to my calculations the adit is/was where the driveway to the new house is. Any information on Swallows has been anecdotal from friends who lived round there in the seventies/eighties that simply recall a cage over the shaft that kept caving in. I can find no other information that that.
  17. Lemmy117

    Electrification

    Remember travelling on the Maglev from Birmingham International. The journey to the airport was only a few minutes and made at quite a slow speed. Just as well really, as on the return journey it "fell off" the magnetic wave and we ground to a halt, something it did quite regularly apparently. We ended up walking back the few hundred feet.
  18. MartinR

    Electrification

    Perhaps it's not for Northerners wanting to get to London 20 minutes earlier, but for us poor sods "down south" trying to escape up north!
  19. rover1949

    Electrification

    I'm lucky enough to have been on the Shanghai Maglev train, it is a very short run to the airport and back. It runs mostly at slow speeds because of the high operating costs. My impression is that it is a technical success but a commercial white elephant. You can save a few minutes at tremendous cost which is of no benefit to the average person. I felt the same over the whole HS2/electrification issue; - do I really want to get to London 20 minutes earlier? Probably not.
  20. miamivice

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    I’m unsure if Silkstone referred to the seam of coal? Various evidence suggests that the pit shaft was between 146-160m deep - the coal authority suggests the latter. At some point in recent time the Coal Authorities website gave much more detail but now it’s basic in its information. Various sources have said the Moorside Colliery passed through Swallows workings in the early 90’s which may or may not suggest when it was filled in and capped. There is an inspection cover there but I’m afraid I’ve not got the apples to be lifting that up to check if there’s an abyss below...
  21. miamivice

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    Some fascinating shots there of the pit just after it’s closure. The area with the concrete and the old coal tub looks as if it was just beyond the pictures. I’m assuming they dragged all the waste up out the way once they built the houses. About 15 years ago I do recall there being a pile of bricks in the same area which seems to have disappeared, again presumably from one of the numerous brick small sheds located in the area.
  22. RLongden

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    I believe that Swallows Colliery may have originally being called Silkstone Main, when first sunk? See this link with reference to it being sunk in 1839 by Richard Swallow and other references to neighbouring collieries http://www.staniforthfamily.com/MosboroughBook.html
  23. RLongden

    Swallows Colliery Mosborough

    @miamivice Have you seen this excellent album on Flickr? It has some excellent shots of Moorside and I remember it being like this when I used to venture over that way in the 90’s or maybe even early 00’s? https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWnGPtd
  24. Hopman

    Electrification

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eric+laithwaite+maglev Although it's good to see that maglev trains are in use, I sense frustration that we never used the idea for long distance travel.
  25. RLongden

    Birley collieries

    @miamivice Half a dozen or so sources, some info online, some in Ken Wain’s excellent book and I agree that there is so much data on our local collieries scattered about online and elsewhere, it’s difficult to piece together. Is it info on Swallows and Moorside you are looking for? Let me know what and I’ll see what I can find.
  26. leksand

    Pub name in years gone!

    Sorry, I should have specified that the construction mentioned was a reference to the construction of the photo and not the physical construction of the building pictured. The roof at the rear of the pub is, to the best of my knowledge, mounted upon remnants of the original structure. As stated above, the pub was extended forward toward Clarkson Street. Prior to extension it was a bay fronted property. The frontage in your photo and the google map view are the same. If I remember correctly some of the earlier internal structure lasted well into the last century but was lost as the pub interior was opened out, though the back tier is raised because the original site is/was higher than the extended section.
  27. MartinR

    Electrification

    World's first commercial MAGLEV system: Birmingham, UK 1984 I've ridden it myself many years ago. Laithwaite was propounding his ideas back in the 1970s, possibly earlier. There was a copy of his book in the Physics library at school and a few of us had ideas about creating "LIMP" the Linear Induction Motor Project. A lack of funds, lack of official (ie teaching) support and an absolute ruling (headmaster) that we couldn't use the supports for the fence around the all-weather hockey pitch put paid to it though.
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