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  1. 2 points
    The new series of Doctor Who is to be filmed in Sheffield.
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    A great view of Sheffield on this 1915 post card currently offered on Ebay. Taken I think from Norfolk Park, that is certainly The Farm with I think possibly the park entrance and lodge on Norfolk Park Road bottom left. Plenty of famous Sheffield buildings across the middle including, (left to right) St. George's, St. Matthew's, The Albert Hall, St. Paul's, the Town Hall, Walker and Hall's and the Cathedral. ------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382568503293?ul_noapp=true
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    Yep, I’d agree with that @boginspro Lovely shot and lots of details of “Sheffield - At Rest”. However, I suspect it might prove a little trickier, identifying the location of the antithesis view of “Sheffield - At Work”? However, if you look just left of centre in the image, just above the three stubby chimneys, is that the Town Hall we can see through the murk? If it is, where would be within this distance and elevation? Pond Street area? Too close for Neepsend, but how about Moorfoot area? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RP-Postcard-Sheffield-at-Work-Judges/382568503669?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D08a9591ae0884af28b0bc03c16778356%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D382568503669%26itm%3D382568503669&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507
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    We found these photos in my grandmothers old photos whilst researching the family tree. The first one is 1920-1 the others are earlier . We have no idea which football team it is (they seem very well dressed for a pub team in those days) or who the people in the photo are. Any help would be very much appreciated Thank you Tania
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    My Grandad William Morris had the gold medalion below on his pocket watch chain.Its hsows he won the batting prize at EWSCC (ie EWS Cricket Club) for season 1902 at the age of 18. IN 191 he was working as a heating engineer & lived at 61 Sellers Rd. Between then & 1911 he went to work at Sheffield Gas Company as a gas fitter . Doieds anyone know please what Club EWSCC was ? Thanks, John
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    Thank you for your reply, My Grandmother was from Attercliffe as were all the family, Rippon Street, Bowen street, Clune street and nearly every other street !! most worked in the steel works. I did wonder if it was Woodburn Road football club ( If they had one) I can't find anything. The photos were found safely stored in an old white envelope. I think there must be an ancestor in them.The goal keeper seems to be same in all photos although it's hard to see in the oldest photo. Thank you once again
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    Hi I am researching the life of my great grandad Edoardo Ruggia (mis spelt Eduardo Ruggea on marriage certificate ) he came from Italy circa 1907 and went to live in beighton which at the time was derbyshire on his marriage certificate he is living with a mr Carlin at Allen road on his marriage certificate 1908 and first child’s birth certificate 1909 he is working as a lobourer on the coke ovens and I was wondering if any body would have a clue as to which colliery he may have worked at he left beighton in about 1910 to live with other Italian relatives in Ashton under lyne We only have very patchy history for him and I am trying to piece together his life he did not appear to be living with or working with other Italians in these early years any information would be really welcome thankyou linda
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    Attercliffe Hall was a Methodist Mission Hall (Wesleyan originally before the various Methodist churches merged). It was opened in 1926 on the east side of Attercliffe Road on the site of a former Wesleyan chapel. The attached picture is from the 1927 first anniversary services. My parents were married there in 1931 and I was baptised there in 1935. One organisation that was run from there with which my father was associated was the 'Sick and Dividing Society.' Men paid a small subscription each week and would get a grant if off work through illness, or if there was a bereavement. This lasted until the welfare state began to function after the 1945 election.
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    Compare the two photos below - especially the streetlamp, chimneys and the guttering arrangements - Bowdon street Here's a 1952 map of the area - it shows the Jews Burial Ground at the right on the photograph, also the two entrances are marked in the right places.
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    Looks like I have been proven wrong. I did write to Picture Sheffield and make them aware of the location of the mystery image. This morning I received a nice email back, thanking me for the information and telling me they would update their records accordingly. I for one get so much out of P.S. that it’s nice to be able to contribute back the other way, whenever possible...
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    I suppose it also solves one of the ‘Mystery Images’ on Picture Sheffield too? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t01207&pos=22&action=zoom&id=31660 “Postcard depicting 'Sheffield at Work'. Unidentified works, building on left has words 'Forge' on gable” ......... Ponds Forge! I’m tempted to email them with the answer, but it often goes unacknowleged.... Funny how things fall into place sometimes?!
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    What about stood at the junction of Granville Street and Granville Hill, looking straight over Ponds Forge and line of sight with the Town Hall? Which buildings in 1915 would obscure the view in between? Tenuous I know, but look at the tapered top chimney and the flanged topped one. I can’t find a photo with the correct perspective, but it seems to line up, so any opinions over whether this could be the view?
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    They have now found a tiny medieval metal ear wax and teeth cleaner!
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    w3.org do report 3 CSS errors on the home page at the moment. I keep a few browsers on my operating systems to check that my own websites are never browser specific. I tried this site on nine different browsers and found similar problems to those you describe on two of them and one browser which froze. The browsers that gave problems for me on this site were not popular main stream browsers. (Cyberfox, Midori and Vivaldi) I could not try any Windows only browsers because I have not got a Windows operating system installed on any of my computers at the moment.
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    Seems to working ok now, Thanks.
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    Went to have a Subway bacon butty Friday and I was shocked to find only one piece of bacon on it!! There was more ketchup than sauce!! £2.20 for bread and a piece of bacon with ketchup, oh a drink as well!! One piece of bacon? What do you think? I will be going elsewhere from now on!!
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    If memory serves me right so popular was "Costa del Clee" that the Star published an edition for Cleethorpes during works weeks when tens of thousands of Sheffield and Rotherham workers visited and Grimsby Town FC even tried to recruit supporters from our region. Certainly in the 1940/50's Sheffield Victoria was the station to use for Bridlington, Scarborough, Skegness and Cleethorpes ,whereas the Midland had services to both Blackpool and Morecombe. Victoria may have served Blackpool directly...I can't be sure...but the only time I went by train there ( late 1960s) we caught the civilised and much lamented electric service out of Victoria and changed stations in Manchester where we then caught a bone shaking DMU.
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    I haven't been to Scarborough for years but Wallis's Holiday Camp, Cayton Bay was the first place I ever saw, and used, a Juke box, had my first Knickerbocker glory...both in the snack bar at the side of the camp office, and their Rendezvous Club was "out of this world" for this simple Sheffield school lad back in 1956.
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    Christmas 1940 Seventy-one years ago, the approach of Christmas in Sheffield was very different from today. In December 1940, Sheffield suffered two ‘blitz’ attacks, one on the night of Thursday, 12th and again on the night of Sunday, the 15th. The attacks were not unexpected, as other large cities had already suffered, and Professor J.B.S.Haldane had written that “There is a half square mile of Sheffield which is more vital for the production of munitions than any other part of Britain”, so it seemed inevitable that sooner or later the city would be a target. The first raid left the city in a state of shock, but it recovered quickly. On the 15th, there was, as for many years previously, a performance of The Messiah in the Victoria Hall. There were a few gaps in the choir and orchestra, but the performance was attended by between 200 and 250 people. That day, people went to churches in the middle of town, not in normal numbers, but sufficient to make a congregation both at morning and afternoon services. In the suburbs, congregations were also smaller, but “a heartfelt thankfulness for deliverance rendered the services most impressive”. In fact in the raids, eighteen places of worship were completely destroyed or rendered permanently unusable, and a very large number seriously or slightly damaged. After the raids, the city resumed something approaching normal life, but nevertheless, Christmas came and many people who had lost their homes and belongings were still being cared for in centres. And so came the strangest Christmas in Sheffield. A few children dared the now total blackout to sing carols door to door in the traditional way. It was a period when people found themselves doing things they had never done before, such as getting up in the dark to be sure of a seat at the Lyceum pantomime at 11 o’clock in the morning! Despite some of the cast having lost everything when their lodgings were destroyed, the show opened on Christmas Eve as usual, with performances at 11 am and 2 pm. Individual reaction to the keeping of Christmas varied. There were two kinds of people, those who obstinately and defiantly sent cards, bought presents and invited relatives to dinner, and those who forgot the traditional activities altogether, either because they were working too hard or because they did not like the dramatic contrast with actual conditions which pleased others. Private generosity and public responsibility alike were drawn upon to provide the homeless with quite a merry time. Turkey and a party were provided in most places. In one district, the wardens abandoned a party planned for themselves and offered the supplies and funds they had collected for it to the principal rest centre. There was a centre at High Storrs School, and much of the cooking for it was done by the staff of Penrhos College at Chatsworth House, and Christmas dinner at High Storrs was courtesy of venison sent by the Duchess of Devonshire! In rest centres, hospitals and nursing homes, holly and crackers appeared as in happier times. Some people who had seen their homes destroyed or rendered uninhabitable went back for Christmas Day, and defiantly ate their Christmas dinner in their Anderson shelter or the remains of the kitchen, returning to the rest centres at night with a feeling of having defied Hitler. But for many people, it was a working Christmas. Some managed at least one day off, but there was no respite for the Council workmen toiling to restore the essential services, water, light and heat. For them there was no time off. After Christmas, life quickly returned to what passed for normal in the damaged city, and although there were further alarms, the city was spared more major attacks. I particularly like a story from the aftermath of the first raid. Life was made hazardous by a number of unexploded bombs around the city, and on the Saturday following the first raid, a house on Myrtle Road was destroyed by an undiscovered bomb. An elderly lady who was rescued unhurt was cared for by a warden who gave her a cup of tea and asked whether she had noticed anything the morning after the raid. She thought for a moment and said “Well, there was a hole in the roof,...and there was a hole in the sink...and yes, there was a hole in the floor under the sink as well.” “Didn’t you do anything about it?” asked the warden. “Oh yes”, was her reply, “I put a board over it so that the cat wouldn’t fall through!” So, a Christmas very different from the one we celebrate. In St Gabriel’s Church, Greystones, there is always a poignant reminder at the back of church, where there is the memorial to two local men, Thomas Wilson and Thomas Paramore, wardens, who lost their lives in the first raid, helping others. We remember them in November on Remembrance Day, but perhaps we could spare a thought as we celebrate Christmas, seventy-one years after the one they didn’t live to see. (Much of this information is taken from the book “Raiders over Sheffield” by Mary Walton and J.P.Lamb)
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    Firth Park and its Surroundings Bell Houses demolished c 1925 - I am currently researching local history and collecting material with a view to writing a book about the Firth Park area and its surroundings. Firth Park did not exist before the opening of the actual park in 1875 and was totally rural. Since then the whole area around has changed rapidly over the years, more so in the last 40 or 50 years. If you any information, photographs, memories or stories you would be willing to share with me about the past, please get in touch. This can be about school, work, play, church, the way we lived, housing, the people we knew or simply some story or memory handed down. Photographs can be copied by myself and returned to the owner if required. The main area of coverage will be Firth Park, Page Hall, Fir Vale up towards Firs Hill, Longley, Sheffield Lane Top, up towards the Flower Estate though anything of particular interest just outside these areas may be included. If there isn't sufficient material for a book then everything collected will be deposited in the Local Studies Library in Sheffield so it isn't 'lost'. Thanks
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    As far as I am aware this patern was originally issued to royal navy sailors in the late 1800's boer war period, the marlin spike being used to undo wet rope knots. Sailors of the time were known as jack tars, hence the term jack knife. Of course I could be completely wrong, but its a damn convincing story! zorro the grey blade
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    The sheer amount of 'stuff' on Sheffield streets is ridiculous now Street furniture, poles, traffic lights, signs, stumps I'm not grumpy but my god do we need to re-evaluate the sheer volume of stuff in our way on Sheffield pavements
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    The UK Subway isn't a patch on those I have had in Canada. UK prices are extortionate by comparison...especially as the bun is only about half the size. I don't buy them anymore
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    Hi History dude, you are absolutely right, it is totally crazy. For one thing, not everyone can drive to get there, or they don't have the money for a taxi there and back, if they live over the other side of the City. And getting there by bus, apart from trying to find out which bus/busses you need, the length of time it takes when you are in pain, is a nightmare. Really, something should be done about it, at least have another one serving people at the opposite side of the City.
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    I first went to Scarborough age 8 in 1952 although we actually stayed in a caravan at Wallis' camp at Cayton Bay. Here are some photos from that holiday. The caravans were fairly early versions. The bill for a 4 berth caravan (see photo ) was £20 3 shillings !! Have gone to Scarborough on & off ever since & now over 50 years later we go twice a year generally but now stay in a hotel!
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