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  2. I am looking for witnesses. I have several but need more. My list starts at Norton Leas Rd then Sharrow Vale and onto High Storrs and Banner Cross and down to Endcliffe Park. My ebook if ever finished will be available on a donate what you can afford and all proceeds to RAFA. It will be full of illustrations and a timeline starting at 0800 takeoff. If you want to stay anonymous message me. Thanks
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  4. Jim2000

    Royal Infirmary Hospital

    It said, in flaking gold letters, ‘I was sick, and ye visited me’. In 2020, with Covid-19, maybe that would have been amended to ‘I was sick’! Quote is from St Matthew‘s ‘Gospel’. Ebenezer Elliott, in one of his poems, does a brilliant take-down of a local preacher (who targeted the impious - and those who had a child out of wedlock) who was a bit too fond of St Matthew and his binary Heaven-or-Eternal-Hellfire tropes. “That if unmarried, they have heirs, Or fail, when scared, to say their prayers” then, said Elliott "it’s down to the flaming lake below"... F
  5. tozzin

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    Further to this old building. Could it have been the Old Crown public house? 1879 15 Duke Street Marsden Robert, engineers' hammer manufacturer and victualler 11 Sycamore Street Marsden Robert, shoeing smith. 1893 15 Duke Street Old Crown public house licensee William marsden Robert Marsden & Sons Hammer Makers 1896 William Marsden 15 Duke Street Old crown public house & shoeing smith 13 Sycamore Street could be related to George Marsden , maybe his brother, Brass Founder at 53 Backfields 1911 15 Duke Street Marsden Mrs. Elizabeth. blacksmith 17 Duk
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  8. Very interesting finds. Hopefully I can add a little more to them. Although his address is noted as the Globe, John Rose was never the licensee there. I wonder whether he did play a role in managing it during his "gap" periods, The licensee at the Royal Hotel, Walkley during the period of interest was one Ferdinand Marsh Gillvray. I expect that his wife was named Rose Hannah and was born Cheetham (she is one of 3 candidates as spouse on freeBMD) and that this was the connection to Alice. I'm not sure precisely what relation they were to each other (possibly cousins) as it would appea
  9. Legin reltub

    Swindin House

    Thurston Swindon applied to the crown circa 1598 Elizabeth I, to buy a parcel of land in nether Bradfield, it is supposed he managed to buy the land and he built Swindon House, now at present I am unsure if the cruck barn on this site was the original Swindon house or the large house next to the barn dates from This early date, I have a copy of a document that mentioned Swindon house a slated house in nether bradfield belonging to the Marriotts of Ughillwoodside circa 1612, perhaps Thurston had died and ownership had transferred to the Marriotts ,Thomas Revil and his wife Anne Revil (nee Wilso
  10. Oldbloke

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    I don't know, we lost touch years ago and there's no one left to ask now.
  11. Dear Edmund and leksands, Some very good news. Obtained the marriage certificate of John Rose and Alice Cheetham 6th June 1936. This confirms that he is the grandfather of Mary. He is recorded as a Licensed Victualler of 107, Porter Street, Sheffield. In 1937 Ida Clixby (nee Rose) took over in this role and he and Alice moved to the Rivelin. As leksands identified there was also a John Rose, who during 1935, until May 1936, was licensee of the White Hart, Russell Street. This seems to fit all the dates covering the period 1927 to 1940. I will follow Edmund's suggested 1949 date for his
  12. John Cartwright

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    Thanks for that, The location is now at the right of the only remaining part of the lane. I have traced the route taken by the census taker in 1851 and there were 22 dwellings in Green Square with 124 residents. Considering that the area of the housing footprint was approx. 30x12 metres that gave a density of about 3 sq.m per person. Including the inner courtyard and the passageway at the side, the whole area was approx. 30 x 24 sq. metres, To put it in perspective 124 people were living in an area of about the size of a basketball court sharing what looks like on the map, a wash house
  13. andydb

    Osguthorpe Family

    Thanks RichardS, I was in sunny Greece when I posted, I found that certificate when I got home.
  14. LeadFarmer

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    I've noticed that in most old photos of Sheffield show shops with these blinds screening their windows. As for the Lucazade wrappers, I remember in the late 70's there was a shop on Manor Top called Fashion Focus, their main window had this orange plastic on the inside and it to reminded me of the glass Lucazade bottle wrappers. I wonder what year they stopped these wrappers? I guess when the switched to plastic bottles? Back then it was seen as a drink for when you were poorly.
  15. Edmund

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    The freehold of Green Square was auctioned in 1852 at Mr Nicholson's Auction Mart in the High street: But it looks as though it didn't sell - it was listed again for auction in September 1852, this time with Mr Middleton of King street:
  16. SteveHB

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    Later date, around 1890, what was Green Square appears to have become Court No.1, buildings (houses?) on the east side of the square look to have been replaced with the Don Plate Works.
  17. SteveHB

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    Off Charles Lane, between Arundel Street and Eyre Lane.
  18. SteveHB

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    Green Square, marked, map c.1853. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/435973/387740/13/100452
  19. John Cartwright

    Green Square, Charles Lane

    I have traced an ancestor living at 2 Green Square, Charles Lane on the 1851 census. The nearest I can get following the route of the census is somewhere between Eyre Lane and Arundel Street. I've used the OS 25ins 1892-1914 map & the 1906 Insurance maps but the location is not identified and I'm assuming it was developed before these dates. Does anyone have any ideas?
  20. neddy

    Scraith Wood Drive

    We filled in part of the toad hole dike with demolition rubble, the most likely place for the waterfall could be the slope down into Herries pond, end of Cookson road
  21. lysandernovo

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    The one and the same! The Royal Oak in Mosborough had quite a few!
  22. SteveHB

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    I also knew Gary, via the angling fraternity. Google street 2008
  23. John Russell

    Who remembers the POP Man?

    I remember exactly that in the '50s. It was at Bower Road, Walkley. We had the flagon of ginger beer as a special treat on occasions . I can't remember my dad buying anything else.
  24. Ratter

    Scraith Wood Drive

    Thanks everybody for the replies and suggestions. leksand ... I hadn’t noticed the Picture Sheffield ‘date discrepancy’ - must try harder - but I think you are right. Also about the original Toad Hole Dike site being the favourite place for the Waterfall. Driving up Herries Road will not be the same now ... I’ll be imagining all the Prefabs and the history that goes with them
  25. leksand

    Scraith Wood Drive

    I think the address, of Scraith Wood Drive, given for the waterfall was probably an assumption made by someone logging the photo, rather than anything originally connected to the photo itself. The indicated date range for the photo, 1900-1920, is obviously long before there was any Scraith Wood Drive and a period when Scraith Wood was of much greater extent. I would hazard a guess that the waterfall was on Toad Hole Dike. The following description comes from another Sheffield forum: "There used to be a deep ravine across the road from the Forty Foot Public House. It was later filled
  26. lysandernovo

    Van driven by blind man !!!

    It was Gary that I had a drink with...in Mosborough!
  27. Well I am grumpy and it does annoy me...I know I should get a life...but I think a lot of it's down to our friends at the good old elf'n safety
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