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  2. lysander

    Mosborough - The Physical Plan

    Thanks RL...I too am a resident of our "New Town" and the plan is very interesting...as is the fact that the "New Town" was built without the convenience of an Act of Parliament...or so I was told when studying urban development at the time the area was being developed and Crystal Peaks was still in the planning. I like the areas of housing and those scheduled for "more expensive housing"
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  4. My Aunty Flo who lived on Platt St told me that funerals were taking place all night, she saw them going up Rutland Rd to Burngreave Cemetery. Her maiden name was Ward, her married name, Appleyard! Don't know of any connection though.
  5. I believe that governments suppressed the news of deaths from flu as it was bad for moral in the final weeks of WWI. It is often referred to as 'Spanish Flu' because the Spanish government didn't censor the news of deaths as they were not involved in the Great War making them appear as more widely affected. It's such a shame that so little is remembered about one of the greatest, if not the greatest, tragedies of our time. I believe that all of our families will have been affected.
  6. lysander

    Brickwork

    I haven't seen a curved brick in a piece of modern construction for very many years...I wonder, are they still made?
  7. southside

    Brickwork

    I'm not a bricklayer! but I guess the curved brickwork is to gain a bit of space at ground level, and the fancy transition brickwork is a way of getting back to regular brickwork.
  8. Oldbloke

    Can you do this?? Mobile phone users a challenge!!

    If I ditched my mobile, nobody would even notice, I only use it to listen to cricket when I'm on the move.
  9. Walter

    Unidentified Attercliffe Street - Help Needed

    Almost 100% sure it's Belmoor road because I lived just off it. The two roads going off the left were first Scofton Place (iirc) and then Thurley Place which I lived on. The next road to the left of Belmoor (can't recall the name atm) was a similar straight terraced road, but had front gardens on one side iirc. Belmoor was the only road I can recall leading directly up to Brown-Baileys in that manner with two side-roads off to the left that ended in railings next to the Rec. The only thing that jars the memory is the large (bricked?) entrance like shape set into the side of Brown-Baileys. I can't actually recall that, as in my memory it was entirely flat - or corrugated - black from the Rec along Blaco Road to the 'tip' (demolished houses at the end of Brown-Baileys). Hth. :)
  10. RLongden

    What year do you think this is?

    Ha! I did see the jaywalkers, but the council soon fixed that little problem..... http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s23054&pos=1&action=zoom&id=25512 probably the last time the council actually ‘raised the bar’?....... 1972
  11. rover1949

    What year do you think this is?

    In the distance you can see some pedestrians crossing the the new road, even though they have to climb over the barriers on the central reservation. This was a common problem when it first opened, - some people didn't want to use the underpass.
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  13. RLongden

    What year do you think this is?

    I would not bet against it? In fact, I’d probably have a tenner (each way mind) on it!
  14. tozzin

    China Square

    I suspected Cheney Square and you have confirmed it, thank you.
  15. lysander

    What year do you think this is?

    So the original dates, as suggested, are correct...or thereabouts!
  16. RLongden

    What year do you think this is?

    It says 1969 on the fly leaf...
  17. Schumac

    Brickwork

    A nice bit of brickwork by the bricklayer at the broad field pub.
  18. lysander

    What year do you think this is?

    When was the brochure first published?
  19. SteveHB

    China Square

    More .. Published: March 1900.
  20. SteveHB

    China Square

    Published: May 27, 1889.
  21. Masons Arms corner of Pearl Street and Cliff Street, Sharrow, in 1962
  22. tozzin

    China Square

    Right another poser for you, I'm having a bit of trouble finding just where China Square was, I know Paradise Square was nick-named pot square but not China Square. Was China a corruption of Cheney?
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  24. southside

    Date-Stones on Sheffield Buildings

    Sorry SteveHB, I'm ashamed to say I've not done any research into my old School, the only thing I did know is what lysander says in his post about how the National School's came about. One local benefactor to the village of Greenhill was property and land owner Isaac Shepherd, leaving in his will (1811) a sum of 80 Pounds to the Norton Free School for the education of poor children from Greenhill. In 1839 this sum enabled six scholars to be taught reading.
  25. Looking through my copy of ‘Sheffield - Emerging City’, I was drawn to the map of Mosborough and the surrounding area. During the post-war regeneration programme of the 50s and 60s, this is how our council planning department visualised how the City of Sheffield could be expanded to the South and East, once the county boundary with Derbyshire was redrawn in 1967. By developing the ‘Mosborough Townships’ (god, I hate that terminology, it sounds like the South African ghettos!), an area of essentially green belt and farming land could be developed to provide housing, shopping, leisure, education and industry, whilst still retaining a ‘garden city’ feel. This area had Woodhouse, Killamarsh, Eckington and Mosborough to the North, East, South and West respectively, zoned out into the areas shown in the map key. Being a native of this area, it’s very interesting to see which areas were developed according to the plan, which were developed for different uses and how many of the roads, footpaths and other elements of this vision of the future, made it off the drawing board?! The map as of 1969 is visible in the background as a watermark and may not show through on this image, but it’s really interesting to see how the area could have been so different. Lake Crystal Peaks as a centrepiece? Just dam up Ochre Dyke!
  26. RLongden

    What year do you think this is?

    Sad though it may seem, it’s been bugging me where I’ve seen this photo before...... BINGO!!!....... Mystery solved and I can call off the search......
  27. lysander

    Date-Stones on Sheffield Buildings

    National Schools were built by the National Society for the Promotion of Religious Education itself founded in 1811 with a bias on Church of England practices rather than those of the Non -Conformist churches. Latterly, the Society received some income from the Government.
  28. lysander

    What year do you think this is?

    Lots of buses but not many potential passengers around!
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