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  2. My Dad was a foreman in said spring shop. It was closed and moved into a new factory on the "Ponderosa" ( Tinsley Park)....merged with Saml Fox's spring department upon nationalisation it eventually became Tinsley Bridge Springs....by that time they were mainly involved in the design and manufacture of car and lorry springs. I believe they are still making springs.
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  4. English Steel Corporation had a Spring Shop on Chambers Lane , GRimesthorpe when I worked at ESC in 1960's.
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  6. Kalfred

    Carrick made in Sheffield

    Thank you Edmund and Tozzin for you responses to my enquiry about "Carrick" blades and Sheffield. Hopefully there will be a clue somewhere, to who in Sheffield, made these knives. Kalfred
  7. rjcraine

    Hillsborough Corner

    Jack & Vera Clayton were my grandparents. They lived at the back/over top of the chemists for a time, my mum was born there. Does anybody have any memories of Clayton's Ice Cream Factory? It would be great to hear. Thanks
  8. How strange. A bit more detail from the 1890 1:500 scale OS maps
  9. Railway spring fitters assembled laminated leaf springs (think of a deck of cards) in the various steel works. In the mid 1870s there was increased competition from abroad, resulting in attempts to reduce their pay which was on a piece rate per hundredweight. This led to strikes and lockouts. They received between £5 and £8 10s a week, out of which they had to pay their mates (the vice men) 8 shillings in the pound. The piece rate was between 2s 9d and 3s 3d per cwt, so you can make an estimate of the tonnage they each put out per week. As a comparison in 1877 horse nail makers (less skil
  10. togger

    Where Was Number 41 ?

    Evening all, If I wanted to find out: a. When 41 Stafford Street was built b. Wanted a plan that showed rooms in 41 Stafford Street Where would I ask or would this information not be available?
  11. A couple of my ancestors were 'Railway Spring Fitters' in Sheffield in the 1861 to 1881 census. Does anyone have any further info on this occupation? Did they make the springs and/or fit them on the trains? Was this a skilled job? Any information would be appreciated.
  12. Athy

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    "Like knitting sand" was a variant, dunno where from though - I have seen it on a canal boat and asked the owner what it meant, and it was similar to what you've said.
  13. Athy

    FARGATE in Sheffield City Centre

    I have just remembered: I must have been very young indeed when my Dad started taking me there, as the barber used to put a board across the arms of the chair and I sat on the board so that he didn't have to bend over so far to reach my hair. I felt very grown up the first time I was allowed to sit on the actual chair!
  14. There are no pedigrees in the Familiae Minorum Gentium series. Borthwick presumably can (eventually) supply a copy of Edward's 1670 Will which may help. T.Walter Hall's "Sheffield Manorial Records (vol 3)"has a index of Genealogies which states that there are Saunderson "genealogies at pages 74,76 in "Sheffield Manorial Records vol 1" (William S marrying into Morehouse family) 1630 ish page 160 in SMR vol 2 (same people as above) Derbyshire Saundersons at page 147 in "The Edmunds Collection at the Public Library"1924 (not mine!) and of Sanderson at page 196 of "
  15. Tony Blackbourn

    The Top Rank Suite Sheffield

    I worked at the Southampton Suite as assistant in 1967/68. we had some of the big names on Saturday nights from Gene Pitney to Dave Clark Five and it was great to meet them, but there was other thing s on as well private dinner dances until 2 am and then we had to break down and set up for the following day. I then moved to the Leicester Suite and some time we had to help out at Sheffield or borrow stuff like wall dividers to close off some areas. it was tiring but we had a lot of fun as well.
  16. Hunter produced a pedigree of the Saundersons of Sheffield in his book on Hallamshire (page 233). In it, he shows that both Nicholas and Edward, sons of Edward of Sheffield and Grimesthorpe (died 1617) had lines of descent but provides no details. Descendants ought to include Edward, Master Cutler in 1704, Samuel, a baptist minister (died Bedford 1766) and a number of tanners of Sheffield in the 1600 / 1700s. Does anyone know of these lines of descent? Nicholas has perhaps six children between 1622 and 1636: Mary (= John Cart), John (1624-?), Elizabeth, Nicholas (1629-?), Sarah and Martha
  17. Richard Axe

    Reminiscences: 1845-1927, by Joseph Sheldon

    I'll have a look. Many thanks, Edmund.
  18. RLongden

    Friends of Ronald(Ronnie) Orr

    It could only be the Silver Blades Ice Rink on Queens Road, as first in Sheffield to open in 1965. Not aware of any others until Ice Sheffield opened on Coleridge Road in Don Valley in 2003
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  20. dublinmatt

    Kiki's Nightclub Sheffield

    Wasn't it Maximillion's before Kikis?
  21. SteveHB

    Drainspotting!

    George William Rusling, plumber, 206 Brookhill, house 44 Leavygreave Road. 1925 directory. G. W. Rusling & Co. Ltd. (G Rusling, R.P., M.I.P., director). plumbers, 175 Brook Hill 3. 1957 directory.
  22. The Arrow points to the rear of George Butlers Cutlass Works, when I worked there from 1978 there wasn’t any Pearl works it was all occupied by Butlers. Ernest Hadfield did occupy the car showroom selling Jaguar and Daimler Cars, but no Pearl works, between Hadfields and Butlers was a passage wide enough to park cars, it ran from Sidney Street down to the Porter and had a large stone block surface.
  23. Thanks Edmund that's a great lead. Seems like they occupied the building some time after it went up. It turns out I'm too late - the time for commenting is over and there's little grounds for the application to be refused
  24. Here are a few bits of information which might point you in a productive direction? Nellie was born in quarter 1 1910 in Sheffield, mother's maiden name was Gladwin. Annie was born in quarter 4 1912 in Sheffield, mother's maiden name was also Gladwin. Annie's baptism details are below: This may be the correct George in 1920:
  25. Calvin72

    Drainspotting!

    Great stuff! Narrowed it down to two places and still...
  26. Edmund

    Drainspotting!

    Looks like George William Rusling of 206 Brook Hill in 1911. In 1896 the Rusling Brothers plumbing business based at 32 Spital Hill had been dissolved and brother Charles Oakes Rusling set up on his own at 62 Spital Hill. By the time of his death in 1935 George was at 44 Leavygreave Road, though he died at 1 Rutland Park. In his spare time George was chapel steward at the Carver Street chapel and was one of the original members of the Sheffield Methodist Council. George's wife Ann helped in the shop and son George was also a plumber, in fact when George junior died in 1978 he had been a "D
  27. lysandernovo

    Local sayings from yesteryear!

    I was born in Sheffield, raised in these parts but spent time in NE Derbyshire....I have always used "duck" whether here or across the border. I think two world wars with MASSIVE military service and much more regional travel has helped mix our local expressions...One from Kent I adopted was...."It's like plaiting fog trying to reason with you"...and that was very true as far as the lady in question was concerned!!😄
  28. Hi, I'm just doing some family tree searching and have hit a brick wall. My great grandfather (who died in 1936) was George Lovatt and he and his wife Clara had two children called Annie and Nellie between 1910-1912 whilst living in Sheffield. We think he may have been married before (he was born in 1868 ish, not sure where) as my Dad remembers my Grandad taking him to Sheffield to visit some step-siblings around 1970. He can't remember any names but seems to think that one of the step-sisters/brothers had a dance and drama school at the time which used to perform at the City Hall (whi
  29. Calvin72

    Drainspotting!

    This is tricky. A Broomhill or Broomhall plumber...
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