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  2. Try SH Google custom search, and put "California Tap" with the inverted commas in the search box. https://cse.google.co.uk/cse?cx=partner-pub-3209186142524727%3A3018540469&ie
  3. No wonder I couldn't find it, I spelt Lady's bridge different I know but that's how it was spelt in a directory. I like using original spellings.
  4. In the directories below it is just listed as the Horse and Garter with different addresses in the same area. . 1825 Gell's - Crownshaw Thomas, victualler, Horse and Garter, 34, Water 1ane. 1833 White's - Lowe Isaac, Horse and Garter beer house, 54, Bridge street 1852 White's - "Whitaker Wm. vict. Horse and Garter, 32 Bridge street 1856 White's - "Whitaker Mary Ann, vict. Horse and Garter, 32 Bridge street"
  5. And this topic. "Tenancy agreement TT/128/13 31 Jan 1855 Contents: The Trustees, as landlords, to William Whitmarsh, of Sheffield, common brewer, tenant. A beerhouse called 'The California Tap' near Lady's Bridge, late the property of Andrew Ingleson, decd. From year to year. Rent of £8 15s. per quarter. Memorandum that Mary Ann Whitaker, widow, took the tenancy on 12 July 1856."
  6. RichardB has it here -------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/9463-1847-pubs/?tab=comments#comment-72282 ----------- Horse and Garter/California Tap 32 Bridge Street 1833. Issac Lowe
  7. I've just written an article on William & Lydia Vance, who lived on Clarkehouse Road in 1879, I was given great help from Edmund on this subject, anyway in the information he sent me, it mentions Andrew Ingelson who I quote"He was also the owner of the California Tap public House near Ladies Bridge, though probably not the licensee. Andrew died on 28th May 1854 at Nelson Place leaving quite a fortune - possibly £9,000. His daughter Mary (dob 25th Jan 1813) on 4th February 1836 married James Butler, a merchant". I cant find any mention of this pub anywhere, Andrew Ingelson was a tobacco manufacturer and sold cigars and tobacco from his shop at 21 Waingate.
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  9. Hi southside. JOHN still has his Traction Engine there, he also has some Vintage Cars he takes to shows as well. Everyone knows him around the area, and if he's about, is more than happy to chat about the Engine, it's brilliant to see it all fired up. There are some old photo's of that property on Picture Sheffield, as well as some other views of Norton Lees Road which are pretty interesting.
  10. Another couple of good ones: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sheffield-Forge-Dam-Shows-Numbered-Rowing-Boats-RPPC-P-M-Sheffield-1937-Bamforth/333271590710?hash=item4d9888e736:g:JuQAAOSwBlBdMhMx https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sheffield-Boating-Pond-Whiteley-Woods-Real-Photograph-Postcard-P-M-1932-Bamforth/333271589199?hash=item4d9888e14f:g:DZUAAOSwOPxdMhJ7
  11. Hi Steve, Sounds like a non-slip sanitation inspection cover which often had 'starfish' patterns for grip. I have seen William Bush on such items but it's not a very common name on Sheffield features.
  12. In the late 60s my soon to be wife lived a couple of houses up from Wright's off licence on the corner of Norton Lee's Rd, remember calling in on many an occasion for the wife's aunt! usually with an empty sherry bottle for a refill from the small casks of sherry kept on the countertop. Mrs Wright (Sheila) would ask do you want cream or cooking sherry? needless to say we were under orders to get the cheapest. (don't think the wife's aunt used it all for cooking though) Also remember a workshop type building with big green doors a little way up Norton Lee's Rd on the right hand side, where a guy kept his traction engine, you'd hear it chugging up and down the hill on the odd occasions he took it out for a spin.
  13. Sorry no photo. Today at Heeley City Farm Repair Cafe I was talking with SH member andy1702, along came a local lady who asked if Calvin or himself would have any information regarding a named oblong (star pattern) drain cover that she had found within the area of her property in Heeley. There did not seem to be any info regarding a "Wm Bush" in their book Drainspotting, or in this topic, so I had a look through the directories. Bush Wm. mason and bricklayer, 47 Radford Place, White's directory, 1879. Bush Wm. & Sons Ltd. builders, 97 Gell Street, Kelly's directory, 1925.
  14. Hi Folks, This post is now available as a podcast, if that is your kind of thing! Link to listen here - http://smarturl.it/MyLifeInTheMosh Here are Ray and The Push in Mr. Kite's Wine Bar, photo by Pete Hill. Thanks Dodger
  15. The Sheffield Newspapers available on line stop at 1950, so there's plenty of information on the preparations, but nothing when the Festival was underway. Here's the 1939 Census with many of the people still in the area.
  16. Hello nosy nellie , a bit off topic but here goes anyway. your gran would probably have known some of my family, the Broadheads, who lived and worked in the area, it was a lovely friendly place at the time. I think one of my uncles worked at the Port Mahon works at the side of court 13. I couldn't resist having a look to see what was there now and was surprised to see on an aerial view that you can see the outline of the streets etc. at times of dry weather. There also appears to be a path that now follows the line of Burlington and Hammond Streets just above Court 13. https://zoom.earth/#view=53.387527,-1.484314,18z/layers=archive1,labels https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_09_2008/post-188-1220941618.jpg
  17. I remember buying a flat pink packet at a School Fete of what I thaught were sugar crystals. Put my finger in to suck the flavour! turned out it was 'Pink Blancmange Powder' UGH! - Once blew a giant pink 'Bubble of Bubble Gum'. The wind blew the bubble back into my hair. Oh what a mess! took ages to get out, with quite a bit of my hair by being cut. My Mum told me, that when visiting her cousins who lived near the railway in Chesterfield, they would put old 'Pennies On The Line', sit and wait till a train had gone past, then go and pick up the 'Flattened' coins. - She also told me that she ate 'COAL' as a little one. Wonder if that's why she lost all her teeth at 18.
  18. Thanks all. https://goo.gl/maps/Hvg3NwkjwBCdfnJR7
  19. Hi Heartshome I've had a look at the trough on Google Earth! it looks like an old galvanized water storage tank albeit a big one, big cisterns like this were installed in some of the bigger houses around Sheffield, these big tanks were used in the steel works for quenching tanks and by farmer's for horse and cattle troughs. The biggest cistern I came across during my plumbing career was located in the roof tower of Endcliffe Hall, it was a huge construction made from slabs of slate held together by metal connecting rods.
  20. I remember Wrights shop,i was a salesman for Mcvities cakes in early 70s and they were one of my customers,nice people.
  21. Thank you "Steve.HB" for this extra snippet of info. Cutlery manufacturers then at least to the late 1950's. Kalfred
  22. That's right the new houses on the Manor are being built by the BBC! Got you
  23. Tinsley and the Modernisation of Sheffield's Railways This is a recently published book by Chris Booth and Alex Fisher. Priced around £34 Amazon Link
  24. Thanks, I try to buy any book about Sheffield, at the moment the total is around 360.
  25. SAT 7th SEPT, 12 till 4, is The Langwith Show, it is held at Rhubarb Farm and the recreation ground next to it. The Farm helps and gives support to the disadvantaged and people with learning difficulties, they do a most wonderful job, and it is well worth supporting them. There will be plenty of stalls, offering a wide range of items for sale, as well as Games with Prizes. The Fun Dog Show, is always an attraction, and there is a brilliant live band, playing nostalgic favourites from yester year.There will be other live fun entertainment for all to enjoy, as well as the Show Tent, with all entered produce on display. There is a sit down Cafe at the Farm, and outside they sell their own grown produce and plants. Entry is £1 with a programme, ( under 14's free ) location:- Hardwick Street, Langwith, NG20 9DR
  26. Thanks Heartshome , looking again at maps and the pictures I think that if the pump is marked accurately on the old maps it looks like any clues available would be very close to the boundary wall. It surprises me that the property owner doesn't know of the old well/pump, perhaps not as nosey as me.
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