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  2. St Annington

    50 Howard Street

    I worked on the Science Centre as an apprentice electrician in late 1987 early 88
  3. tozzin

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    I think daft as a brush doesn’t really gel, whereas soft as a brush does have credence as the bristles on a house brush were soft and easily manipulated, daft just doesn’t fit even though I’ve heard the expression myself.
  4. Athy

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    Interesting. I certainly remember hearing it in Sheffield. In Gleadless, my Auntie Betty used to come across the road and say to Mum "I've mashed" and they'd go and drink their tea together. Since then I've lived in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Brum, Hertford, St. Albans, London, South-Western France, Surrey, Sussex, Heanor and now the Fens, and I have never heard the expression used in any of those places. It's always been "brew". My Essex-girl wife doesn't use it either. "Wet" in this sense is, I think, military usage.
  5. Athy

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    ....or, as I remember hearing in Sheffield, "Daft as a brush", which is illogical but rather picturesque.
  6. Lysanderix

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    I used the footbridge on the odd times I needed their admin. I understood they were “partners” by virtue of their sharing in profits.Recent management changes seem to have changed this concept…as indeed the very nature of shopping at John Lewis.
  7. Charles Gilson

    Howard Hotel, Howard Street

    The building The Howard was made up from many smaller buisenes there were six cellers and a 7th which was a coal cellar also a well in one them which my father found when the flag stones gave way revealing a 70 ft drop into a stone encased well The building next to the Howard was also of simular size but remained unrenovated and only rented to a guy who sold T shirts this was also owed by the proprietor of the howerd and the reason why the university could not purchase as it had grade 2 listing in regard to its windows sold in the 90s to my knowledge to either Mansfield or Marston brewer for an undisclosed amount . Great memories or growing from boy to man here staff were excellent like family to us but I think we were seen as the slave maser sometime best wishes to all who worked, drank and stayed with us
  8. DaveJC

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    It always amused me that JL staff members are classified as ‘Partners’, they’ve recently closed 15 stores that were staffed by many hundreds ‘Partners’, they must feel a lot better than would have if they had been just ‘staff members’.
  9. rover1949

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    I see that the high level footbridge was taken down recently. But where did it go to? I never met anyone who actually went over it.
  10. DaveJC

    Davison family tree from sheffield

    There is a Jewish Davison lineage in Sheffield, however I hazard a guess that this was created from an Eastern European name.
  11. tozzin

    Davison family tree from sheffield

    I think these are your ancestors living in what is now Cambridge Street from the 1841 sadly Henry isn't at the address on the day of census. These may or may not be the people you are searching for but I believe that they are as they are all seem to be some kind of purveyors. Only you can verify this. Davison, George of 65 Coalpit Lane, Sheffield South. Aged 50 years. Davison, Mary of 65 Coalpit Lane, Sheffield South. Aged 45 years. Davison, William of 65 Coalpit Lane, Sheffield South. Aged 13 years. ========================== 1852 George Davison, Carter & Greengrocer 5 Pinfold St 1862 Henry Davison, Poultry Dresser 16 Fargate ( I did find a Henry Davison living at No 7, court 2 Eyre Street in 1875 but as to whether its your Henry I couldn't say. ) William Davison, Greengrocer St Marys Road 1893 George Willis Davison, 60 Cemetery Road, sadly this house has gone. John Henry Davison, 93 Shirebrook Road, Heeley ( this John maybe Henrys son ) No 93 Shirebrook Road Heeley, the one with Solar Panels.
  12. DaveJC

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    I hazard a guess that it will face demolition, if JL can’t trade there then it is unlikely that anyone else can. If it were to be let out piece by piece this could be horrendous, I favour some sort of theatre complex, Sheffield is sadly lacking in this area, what do you guys think?
  13. Hi I'm doing my davison family tree and looking for davisons from sheffield I've got 935 people in one of my trees I'm looking for davison above george davison 1791- and his wife Mary pinder 1796- they had 2 sons William davison 1827-1899 any and Henry davison 1826-1882 any info would be great and willing to help anyone
  14. Melvyn Baxter

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    End of an era as John Lewis closes in Barkers Pool in Sheffield City Centre Often spoken about as the heart of Sheffield City Centre, John Lewis (previously Cole Brothers) will not be here anymore Did you shop here? I remember well when the building was finished in the late 60s working from a cradle [see the cradle hooks around top edge] cleaning down all the white tiles before handover to Cole Bros.
  15. Paul Worrall

    Brickworks in Sheffield ?

    Hi, Please find attached a handwritten copy of a list with addresses of Sheffield Brickworks. I'm not sure where the original came from. This copy was given to Me years ago by Trevor who used to run 'Swifties' re-cycle yard on Abbeydale Road. Wazzie Worrall.
  16. SteveHB

    Print History

    1856 White's Townsend Wm. (paper ruler and account book manufacturer. and pager), 12 Surrey Street.
  17. SteveHB

    Print History

    1881 Kelly's. Townsend William & Son, printers, etc., Cadman Lane. Townsend William & Son, book binders, etc., 16 Surrey Street. Townsend William, jun. book binder, ; residence, Oakdale Road, Nether Edge.
  18. SteveHB

    Print History

    1879 White's Townsend Wm. & Son, 16 Surrey Street.
  19. SteveHB

    Print History

    1901 Kelly's Townsend W. & Son, account book makers, Cadman Lane (off Norfolk Street). Also: 82 Surrey Street.
  20. tozzin

    Print History

    I’ll have a look tomorrow.
  21. lismarie

    Print History

    I am looking for 19th c. print shops. Anyone know of a William Towsend & Sons job printers? Estimate of how many print houses there might have been?
  22. DaveJC

    John Lewis department store in Barkers Pool

    Albeit from the Fargate store.
  23. tozzin

    Brickworks in Sheffield ?

    These are the brickworks that operated in Sheffield in 1862 and 1905, the 1905 list gives the letter "R" at the side of some which indicates Rotherham. 1862 1905
  24. johnm

    Brickworks in Sheffield ?

    On the general topic of brickworks its interesting to note that a brickworks could often be a very small enterprise eg a single kiln with around 6 cells which were used for a single company. This was the case with mines which used a lot of bricks so it made sense for the mine owner to make his own bricks. I live in North Yorks now, where most ironstone mines were like this & I guess Sheffield coal mines would be the same too.
  25. tozzin

    Brickworks in Sheffield ?

    You may be surprised at the amount of brickworks that operated in Sheffield, if I wasn’t in the middle of packing for a house move I would look through the 19th century and early 20th century Kelly’s directory’s.
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