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  2. Fulwood Termius, Canterbury Ave 501 looks brand new in this shot so I’m guessing that means it was taken in the late 40’s.
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  4. More a question than an answer, and from a very vague memory but before the 53 route took over from the tram route was the Thorpe Hesley route not number 53. If so I can't remember what the number was changed to in the 60's. Also did the 53 before going to Parson Cross at some time turn at Grenoside or somewhere close, I seem to have memories of reversing somewhere up Halifax Road or further out.
  5. The Nov 1970 bus timetable shows the 42 Foxhill and 53 Parson Cross jointly working the through route. An undated picture in Chas C Hall's book of Leyland Atlantean 889 shows " One of the first Atlanteans being inspected by the Mayor and other officials...." the front indicator shows the number 53 and 'Private'. This was one of a batch with fleet numbers 881-899 Leyland PDR1/1 MCW bodied 78 seaters received in mid-1959.and with WJ registration letters after the fleet number. At the time of publishing the book (1977) no disposal dates are shown for any of that batch. The model (I think) came out in the early 90's made in China for EFE (Gilbow (Holdings) Ltd -Hemel Hempstead).Model No. 16506. it carries no Registration Plate details, front or rear, but has the other decals. Daimler Fleetline versions used the same chassis.
  6. Southern and Richardson was formed in 1828 by Francis Southern and Samuel Richardson, their partnership being dissolved in February 1869 and Mr Richardson continued alone, at their Don Works in Doncaster Street. In 1928 Samuel Gray Richardson retired as Chairman after 60 years, and serving as Master Cutler in 1889.
  7. White's directory, published 1911. Kelly's 1957.
  8. Hello is I was trawling through Ebay’s scissors looking for a scissorsmith when I saw the scissors shown below. I was intrigued and I had to have a bid, all be it, ultimately unsuccessfully. I felt I must post a photo, as these grape scissors are certainly “Sheffield”. These mixed metal scissors are easy to date using the date letter associated with the hallmark on the silver finger holes. The unembellished letter “o” without a Monarch’s head, together with the crown (for Sheffield) indicates the assay at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1931. The maker of the silver part of the scissors is indicated by the “S.H.&Co.” but I will reference that later. We can see from the rear pivot area of the scissors that the blades are made of Sheffield England stainless steel and from the pivot front we a clear pictorial probable trademark with lettering below it. The “nest” with eggs in was the trademark of Sheffield’s Southern & Richardson and I think you will be able to “fill in the spaces” to confirm that makers name. These cutlery makers were known at the “Don Cutlery Works” from the middle of the 19th century and there are several images of knives spread around the forum. One of these did suggest the trademark was a “thistle” or has this been a mis-interpretation of the image on a much older and tarnished knife compared to these 20th century scissors. From a reference I think I read on line, technically, the grape scissors may not have been made by “Southern & Richardson” as in the 1920s that named company had been incorporated into a larger Sheffield concern and the latter continued with the trademarks. Hopefully the “forum” can clear this up. Returning to the “S.H.&Co.” maker’s mark now. The website www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk that I always confidently use for identifying British silversmiths, identifies the silver finger parts as having been made “probably, by Sydney Hall & Co”, and gives them an address of “Birmingham”. If there is other information regarding the maker please enlighten us, as there will be would be many interested to know. I hope there are others on the forum, like me, who like and wish they owned the grape scissors. Kalfred
  9. Yes, not sure of the exact dates but I remember it was one of the first Atlantean buses in the area. Used to catch it roughly where the new Asda is today.
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  11. Was the 53 Bus to Parson's Cross running between 1966 to 1969? There's a model of one and I'm trying to pin it down
  12. 25 years ago today Supertram was officially opened by Princess Anne. A plaque was unveiled on Park Square, anybody know where it is now? Nigel L
  13. After leaving school at 15 l worked in the tool room as apprentice diesinker & toolmaker from early1963 till about late 1966.I remember most of the men in the tool room Allen Warren (apprentice) Trevor Stone, Graham? Harry ? (Toolmaker) Tony Damms (apprentice) & and one we called Mad Mountain sorry forgot his real name.Those men & women that work in the forge making the knifes really had a hot,dirty job & were on piecework so had to work hard to earn a living,but they all seemed a good crowd
  14. That's something I never would have though of Adrian , it certainly looks like it would do the job of stylus with a thin braille slate. I thought of a tracing stylus, if that is the correct term, for tracing patterns using carbon paper, but for both purposes it would be a bit cumbersome to use and there would only be a very small market for one on a knife. But Richards seem to have been a very forward thinking company who were always looking for new ideas / marketing techniques.
  15. Hi boginspro,about my two (pen)knives ,the one that unscrews to take a birow ink pen is the S/S one but the other faux m.o.p one doesn't unscrew but the pen end looks solid steel,Was wondering if anyone knows if it could have been used to write brail for blind people or would that be totally out of the question.?
  16. I haven't found any maps that seem to show exactly the same field boundaries or tree lines. so went for that location only because I can't see anywhere else it could be.
  17. I agree with you boginspro the photograph was taken from the lane coming down from Pedigree Woods! Looking over to the left the lane climbs up the hill past Holmhurst Farm(circled) and onward to meet up with Holmhurst Road. Camping Lane winds over to the right,climbing up the hill on its way to Abbey Lane.
  18. It's interesting that Coffee Cup also mentions getting kinkoff if you sit on cold stones. My Mum and both Grannies used to say that, I once told a pal who was a GP and he said that despite six years at medical school and years of practice he'd never heard of kinkoff! Wazzie Worrall
  19. Yes it would be interesting to know who first made one of these, of course it could have been someone different entirely, we may find out one day.
  20. Thats brilliant boginspro, so I wonder if imperial copied Richards or if it was the other way round,but all the same thankyou so much for stumbling onto this ,and solving another mystery.adrian. L
  21. Well I did come across this advertisement today of an American knife with the description " VINTAGE IMPERIAL POCKET KNIFE WITH INK PEN & BLADE " https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-imperial-pocket-knife-ink-pen-473939320
  22. No boginspro, still can't find out what they were used as, I haven't any knives with display cards I will have a look at eBay but as you say there are scratches on this knife as if it has been used,I do have one like this and a William Rodgers one also,Good to hear from you ,Adrian
  23. Hello Adrian , did you ever find any information about the pen things ? Also have you any Richards knives with their display cards / packaging ? There is one on Ebay at the moment, only a smokers knife but starting at 40.00 because it is described as new and has it's display card. Looking closely it looks like the knife has some scratches. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323811533259?ul_noapp=true
  24. Thank you, although that sad story shows how important allotments and the pigeon lofts were to many people. So many changes to that area, I had noticed that part of Camping Lane is marked on many 20th century maps as a footpath or shown as a track. I found the maps on the link below showing the works and the allotments with the crematorium shown on the overlay. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.3444&lon=-1.4907&layers=193&b=1
  25. I left Laycocks in 1972. Camping lane originally terminated just past the camping lane works and went into a rough track serving the allotments that went up the hill, it certainly was not a made up road as shown on the side by side map . Later on the allotments were closed and a tarmac road leading to the crematorium was made. The tragedy was that one of the labourers named Edgar had a pigeon loft on his allotment. When he got notice to quit he killed all his pigeons then hung himself in his pigeon loft. Regarding the stream it was only really visible at the side of the footpath. I cannot remember any evidence of it in the Camping lane factory car park.
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