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  2. duckweed

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Jervis Lum is quite a magical spot I think.
  3. duckweed

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Arbourthorne primary school are going to love that story.
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  5. History dude

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Has I said Scurfield is going on what has survived and that hatched area was Jervis Lum, which is still there and forms part of Norfolk Park. I did a much better map of the 1637 survey.
  6. Edmund

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Here's the Key for Scurfield's maps. Does the crosshatching (woodland) just west of the text "Arbourthorn Hurst 10" indicate that this was the only remaining wood belonging to the Hurst at that time? Then there's Sidney Addy....if it's not icelandic nouns, it's Robin Hood:
  7. Any history and photos would be brilliant. My mum and dad, Bill and Joyce Swift were Steward and Stewardess respectively, from 1957 to around 1980. I lived there with my older brother from the age of five to 28.
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  9. Hi Steve. He is listed in deaths as:- BRIAN MICHAEL LYNE, age 15, born 1938 ( death listed in 3rd quarter which is July - Sept ) To get the personal details you want, it's best to contact the Coroners Office about the inquest details, and send for a Death Certificate from the Sheffield Register Office for those details. ( You can do that online ) You can also go to the Research Library at the Central Library, and request to look at Newspapers from JULY to SEPTEMBER 1953. You may find a news report on the accident or his obituary. Ok Heartshome.
  10. Hi again duckweed. I have found a mention under Norfolk Park that simply says :- " between 1912 - 1954 Bowling greens and tennis Courts were added " I am waiting to hear back from a lady who lives at Norfolk Park, and is on the Res Assn, she is most informative, so will let you know if I get any more details, regards Heartshome.
  11. Heartshome

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Hi duckweed. this was a good post! you put on, the info found for you is most interesting.
  12. SteveHB

    Swift No 3 Lino Knife

    Could be a clip point, leather craft, shoe making, bookbinding, cobblers or leather working knife. Take your pick 🙂
  13. Arif

    Swift No 3 Lino Knife

    Great shout Edmund, that looks very promising, thank you for taking time to look that up.
  14. Edmund

    Swift No 3 Lino Knife

    I think the Swift Tool Set was introduced by Spear and Jackson in the early 1950s.
  15. SteveHB

    Swift No 3 Lino Knife

    Came across this on an auction site, may or may not be connected? www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/lot/-lot-508/
  16. Edmund

    Swift No 3 Lino Knife

    My suggestion is William Swift, a little mester, who operated from 139 Crescent Road, Walkley (later named Walkley Crescent Road). He died 21st January 1886 and didn't advertise anywhere so far as I can see. He employed one of his sons, Elijah, as a blade forger plus one other man part time. Elijah died aged 32 in 1889.
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  18. History dude

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    Check out Tatton.
  19. An uncle of mine, Brian Lyne, was killed cycling home from work in (we think) 1953. He was 16 at the time. The accident happened on Staniforth Road at or near it's junction with Balfour Road. Apparently, Brian was struck and killed by the spare wheel of a lorry he was following. If anyone can provide any official documentation, news reports, inquest details etc his remaining family would be very grateful. thanks Steve Clifton
  20. ewanarm

    When was this built and when did it close?

    Think the original idea was to have an urban motorway encircling Sheffield similar to Coventry but this was downgraded to a dual carriageway which was then further downgraded in the early 2000s when this was filled in. Remember the underpass and used to stand on the footbridge watching the cars speed underneath
  21. Alastair

    When was this built and when did it close?

    "The town is being torn down and rebuilt at an immense speed." George Orwell on Sheffield in 1936 from his diaries when he visited the city on his travels for The Road to Wigan Pier:
  22. Matt Fitzpatrick beat some of the worlds best golfers to win the US open Championship at Brookline USA last Sunday.The Sheffield born golfer claimed the title by just one stroke. He joins Danny Willett also born in Sheffield who in 2016 was successful in beating all comers to win The US Masters Championship at Augusta Georgia USA. The "Trophy" in this case is The Green Jacket, which is awarded by the previous years winner.
  23. Does anyone have any information on this Swift Lino Knife? My most burning wish at the moment is whereabouts did Swifts operate from? I've tried and tried looking online but I can't come up with anything concrete. Thank you all
  24. I have seen on a map of 1954 that there were toilets and a bowling green. Did the Council install them when they were given the land in 1930? And when did they go? Was it when they built Clay flats?
  25. duckweed

    How Old is Arbourthorne pond?

    This is great. I am trying to work up a history of the areas along a proposed walk. South Sheffield Woodland Walk and the pond is on the route. https://www.facebook.com/groups/303109837952309 What a pity they lost Cherry Pond.
  26. rojoblanco

    Gatefield WMC

    It was up a hill so could well be.
  27. Edmund

    Gatefield WMC

    Have a look at this thread:
  28. rojoblanco

    Gatefield WMC

    Are there any photos of this place off Abbeydale Rd? I frequented it with my grandparents in the early '80's.
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