Jump to content

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 31/12/16 in all areas

  1. 5 points
    Hi all, so glad I found this site, so much history in one place. I was born at walkley in 65, moved to Bubwith rd Brightside where my mum was born and grandparents lived. From there we lived in a cottage in Roe Woods, my dad became one of the first 6 park patrollers, on motorbikes, in Sheffield while at Roe Wood. From there we moved to Shiregreen where mum still lives. Dad was born at the bottom end of Bellhouse rd. Have lived in a few places in Sheffield and now 20 years in Chesterfield. Looking forward to reading lots more and to dig up some of my own memories and photos to share with everyone. :-))
  2. 4 points
    Last year's thread and I rediscovered this 35mm slide which seems to fit appropriately into this one.Taken in June 1963 when rear loaders were favourite and steam locos much in evidence at Midland Station.
  3. 3 points
    Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12
  4. 3 points
    For your information the letters on the bridge BB & JH refer to Benjamin Blonk and John Huntsman. Blonk Street was so called because when it was made the "tilt" shown on the map on the river side of Blonk St.was "The Wicker ***" belonging to the Blonk Family. On the other side of Blonk St. was "The Wicker Wheel" also belonging to the Blonk Family. You will also see a third grinding shop belonging to the Blonks at the end of the dam to the right of "Blonk Island". Later on John Huntsman had a Huntsman Melting Furnace at the end of the Wicker Tilt building. If you look through the large window nearest to Blonk Bridge you will see the chimney of the Huntsman furnace preserved as a monument. Remember the old Sheffield saying "Down T'Wicker were t'water goes o'er t'weir" the weir on the upstream side of Ladys Bridge diverted water to the Wicker Tilt and Wicker Wheel. I learnt all about this by carrying out research for descendants of this branch of the Blonk family who live in Australia. My Blonk family come from a later branch of the Blonk family
  5. 3 points
    I've read somewhere that the flats that face Lady's bridge and Nursery Street were originally called Castle House, the windows just above the river was where the dogs were kept when it was a Dogs Home when it re-located there from the Pond Street area in c1900 I think , it wasn't used for long as it was always damp because of the river often flooding the place. The ornamental front door was the entrance and you can still make out the name. At the end of the walk on Blonk Street bridge you can see the initials of one of the men who ran the stables there plus possibly the vets initials too, the chap that owned and ran the stables also had stabling and shoeing available at 30-36 Burton Road now known as the Yellow Arch Recording Studios but the Horseshoe above the arch tells just what it was .
  6. 2 points
    As recently promised I have extracted the information relevant to Sheffield City Police contained in copies of some early Police Almanacs that I recently had passed to me. The early editions of the Almanac gave very little information in relation to the city and borough forces in a lot of cases, and sadly Sheffield was no exception in this respect. Where there was no change in the information from the previous year I have not repeated it. Note that until 1869, the chief officer was known as the Head Constable, a common feature of early borough/city police forces at that period. 1858: Force strength was 132 to serve a population of 135,310. 1859: The Head Constable was Thomas Raynor, up to January 1859 when John Jackson took up the post. The force strength had increased to 191. 1862: Head Constable - John Jackson. Population - 185,157. Force strengh - 191. 1863: Force strength - 215 1864: Force strength - 230 1865: Force strength - 240 1866: Force strength - 245 1867: Head Constable - John Jackson. Chief Clerk - M.T. England. Force strength - 250 1868: Force strength - 260 1869: Chief Constable - John Jackson. Chief Clerk - J. England. Inspectors - J. Rodgers; J. Wilson; F. Otter. Force strength - 280 1901: Population - 324,243 Force strength - 465. Chief Constable - Commander Charles T. Scott. Deputy Chief Constable - George Mackley, Esq. Town Clerk - Henry Sayer, Esq. Magistrates Clerk - C.E. Vickers, Esq. Inspector Weights & Measures - G.W. Catchpole. Coroner - D. Wightman, Esq. Warrant Officer - Superintendent J. Gilley. Chief Clerk - Superintendent G.H. Barker. Fire Brigade - Superintendent W. Frost. Superintendent Detective Department - J.M. Moody. Central Division - Inspector M. Bridgeman. Attercliffe Division - Inspector G. Moore. Brightside Division - Detective Inspector W. Smith. Broomhill Division - Detective Inspector C. Thompson. Ecceshall Division - Detective Inspector W. Jackson. Walkley Division - Detective Inspector J. Goodwin The first Head Constable, Thomas Raynor was appointed in 1844, on the formation of the Sheffield Borough Police, as it was known as at that time. John Jackson, appointed as Head Constable on 1st January 1859, was to serve until 1898. Commander Charles T. Scott was appointed as Chief Constable in December 1898, and served in this role until 1912.
  7. 2 points
    This morning I went under Bramall Lane Bridge and investigated further. The far end of the bridge's route (now under the Decathlon car park) is 100 metres from the Staples car park end already shown on this thread (the measurements are marked along the way to aid workmen). I post pictures of the other end of the bridge and an outflow inside the culvert that I think was originally from the Vulcan works dam and water power site. Although I'm happy to be wrong again
  8. 2 points
    Hi Syrup Thank you for the news article clipping. It's very tantalising close apart from one minor detail the name in the article states G Lyon not J Lyon. However, the date and stables are spot on which leads me to believe Joseph Lyon worked at Sheffield Tramway Company. Joseph (27) married Emma(22) in 1869, the two witnesses are George (53) & Ann Lyon (55). His father is named Thomas so judging by the age gap George is probably Joseph's uncle. They come from a farming background in Lincolnshire so working together with horses makes sense. In 1883 George would have been aged 67 hence the article (oldest servant) makes it more probable that it was presented to George rather than Joseph, who was only 41 at that time. Joseph died (unknown) not long after aged just 44 and was buried at Heeley Christ Church on 2nd Jan 1887. So another connection to the article (he is now going to Heeley). I can only assume that the inscriber perhaps made an unlikely error with the initial on the trophy? I can't find a record of George & Ann having children hence the trophy must have been passed down to one of Joseph's two sons. I did find a very interesting post on this site on the STC and will make contact to see if any employee records still survive and hopefully will provide the proof that George & Joseph did work together. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/154-sheffield-trams/ Again thanks for the clipping. John O.
  9. 2 points
    If my memory serves me well, it doesn't usually, I seem to remember that it was used as a stand for milk churns awaiting collection. I may possibly remember a fellow miscreant trying to get one of the lids off to quench a thirst but if pressed I would plead the UK version of the fifth amendment
  10. 2 points
    It really frustrates me that not enough is known about Sheffield Castle. We don't really seem to have any information at all on this place considering what an important Sheffield structure it was. Sheffield Castle is still an enigma. Why is that?
  11. 2 points
    modern 'journalism' at its finest. Hide behind youtube and stir some s***. It brought the city together, made us very proud to be sheffielders and remembered the lads who paid the ultimate sacrifice. who plants the bedding plants and sweeps up from time to time is of little or no consequence. I dont see what youre trying to achieve by posting it to be honest.
  12. 2 points
    Anyone living in any of these houses may be interested in this postcard on Ebay. ------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173604248815?ul_noapp=true Google Street View -------https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3837307,-1.4973794,3a,75y,81.23h,90.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s24w0G3NbxJMMlYOd7eyZgw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  13. 2 points
    Probably of no interest to anyone else, but one of the photos here shows the location of my Dad’s bench, sited and dedicated to his memory for almost twenty years now...
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Was down at Crich last week. 510 was being moved late in the afternoon and is looking very smart.
  16. 2 points
    This is a recommendation for a book available from Amazon (£8 well spent) - an edited and updated version (with corrections and new information and pictures) of James Hayton Stainton's "Past Chapters in Sheffield History". It was originally published in 1918 for the benefit of prisoners of war. It's very good on old street layouts and especially the background to the High Street widening. There is a "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon site that allows skinflints to read some of its pages: Past Chapters in Sheffield History - Amazon Link
  17. 2 points
    There was a pub called the Rising Sun on Hunshelf Road at Stocksbridge directly across the road from the billet mill. In the billet mill large ingots were rolled at yellow heat down into blooms of say up to 4" plus square, and then cut up on a hot saw into lengths to suit the customers. In an early application of technology the blooms were measured for length and a very early computer made by Elliot Automation determined the best cuts to make out of a given length to suit the various customers. The computer use first generation germanium transistors and had a 1K magnetic core store for it's memory. The pub was obviously very (too) convenient for the parched workforce and I was told the Fox's had bought out the licence and closed and demolished the pub in 1967. My connection with this came in the early nineteen seventies when I parked my A35 van (Wallace & Gromit Mobile) on the cleared ground of the pub in order to carry out the " Redex Treatment". This consisted of running around until the engine was hot, parking up, removing the air filter; and pouring a can full of Redex engine detergent/cleaner into the top of the carb. This was supposed to clear the valve stems and piston rings and restore performance. It also produced huge quantities of black smoke. When I started this procedure I had failed to notice the large billet mill high voltage substation downwind just a few yards away. I'd also forgotten that large substations often used photo-electric ray fire detection in case of fire in the oil-filled switchgear. I'd just got about half the can of Redex in the engine and couldn't see a hand in front of my face when there was a loud bang from the substation and the loud whine from the billet mill opposite wound down to a worrying silence. The penny dropped ! I flung the air filter inside the car, shut down the bonnet and was speeding back down the hill in the opposite direction to where I knew the high voltage gang would be approaching within about ten seconds. My stealthy departure was not helped by a smoke trail that the Red Arrows would have been proud of. I think I got away with it 'so don't tell anyone. hilldweller.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    The demolition of Sheffield in the 1960's, 1970's & 1980's a blaze was the sky with fires from the demolition sites there were only a few known Sheffield Companies at the time A.D.H Demolition Limited (contracted to Sheffield Council) A. Whites Demoliiton Ltd Childs Demolition Ltd Demex Ltd J. Whites Ltd and later T.D.E (Rotherham) (ancestors of A. Whites demolition) i remember as an only child going with my parents to the demolition sites, i remember the black sooty days crooks moor was ablaze with fires and being situated on a hill you could look across Sheffield and see other contractors lighting the sky. The forgotten demolition men and woman contractors that made Adolf Hitler assault on sheffield oblivious. The Sheffield Council pillaged property with compulsory purchase took peoples homes and business for pittance of monies, i remember sometimes wed pull houses down leaving the odd one still standing whilst the owners or tenants were fighting for their legal rights to stay or be given a better deal. Sheffield Council insisted on the demolition of what we would see today as historical buildings but to the council they was drab, nuisance and needed to be pulled down our sheffield architecture of centuries past were stone masons are not of what is today ended up a pile of rubble and down the tip it went. Odd pieces will have survived and relocated without knowing and the next generation losing site. I know the red set that lay on the floor in kelham island were taken from the Sheffield Abattoir and re laid in the museum yet a piece of history is lost again and no mention of where they arrived from they just part of the decor of the museum yet in truth is part of a bigger history. i attach a stone fireplace my parents built in a property still in the sheffield area, the new owners of that property will never know the history of that house or where that huge fireplace with its ornate archway came from. The archway formed the door way to the GAS HOUSE on commercial Street its were you paid your account (its historic significance to Sheffield is when sheffield turned from Candle Light to Gas. i attach another photo of a font that was part of the St josephs convent, common side htpp://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/environmental-health-part-park-hill-slums-1-5 I'm hoping a log can be made on this site for anyone to upload demolition photographs and maybe if theres any demolition men left that worked on these site can contribute before history is lost. I was a fortunate person i know much of sheffield i lived the era and a breathed it with my family. Im trying to see if we can make a single page where all the data of the lost (demolished) can be found, before it is too late. I want to see what the public holds before i update this site again with All the 1000 pictures and documents i hold of Sheffield
  20. 2 points
    171 on corner of Alfred Street and Dane Street https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/437500/389500/13/101329
  21. 2 points
    I remember as a child in the '70s being so proud of that fountain because my Dad had told me that it had been made (partially at least) at Bramahs, which he worked at as a fabricator for some years Cant honestly remember if Dad had actually had anything to do with its construction, but in my head 'My Dad made that!', and I told anyone that would listen !
  22. 2 points
    Picture Sheffield gives date as 22 July 1961 ( spot on boginspro!) which was a Saturday. The AEC Regent III - VWJ 541 was one of nine Roe bodied vehicles out of 85 AEC's delivered in 1956/57 for tram replacement services, seen here on Route 24 to Tinsley. Used to love the smell of Ground coffee which drifted out of Davy's.
  23. 2 points
    A stunning bit of film. Anyone seen this before?http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/environmental-health-part-park-hill-slums-1-5
  24. 2 points
    Not sure if we already have a drinking fountain thread, but this image posted by Aiden Stones on his Twitter account is fantastic. It shows the drinking fountain that was at the junction of Gibraltar St, Allen St and Bowling Green Street, and todays view from Moorfileds facing towards Penistone Rd.. https://twitter.com/OldSheffield
  25. 2 points
    One of my husband's hobbies is collecting transport tickets, and occasionally in the bits of paper he buys something interesting turns up, such as this one. It is a ticket for the City Clopper, a horse bus which operated in the city in the early 1980s: I remember reading about the horse bus but I wasn't living in Sheffield at the time and I don't think I ever saw it operating. A short film about the service:
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    If you follow the supertram which is blurred above to the road, is where the church would have been. Possibly where the big tree is now. Also I note that Midland Station has now lost it's first foot bridge.
  28. 2 points
    Hi Folks, I wrote a new blog about seeing I'm So Hollow at Romeo's & Juliet's in February 1981. Link - http://www.mylifeinthemoshofghosts.com/2017/08/26/im-so-hollow-atmosphere-at-romeos-juliets-bank-street-sheffield-wednesday-11th-february-1981/ Enjoy. Dodger
  29. 1 point
    Here are the old houses that were behind that trough, Unfortunately it is not a very wide view, I think this photo' was taken in the late 60's or early 70's. The houses and the well that fed that trough are shown on 1850's maps standing all on their own, no other houses on the road.
  30. 1 point
    Hello no spoons for me again today. Not all bad though. What do you think? The blades on these scissors are about 3 inches long. We see the "I.XL" mark clearly. On the the other side of the blade pivot area is a less clear mark that I believe says that the scissors are chromium plated.I supose dating the scissors is difficult, but they may well be from the same period as "SteveHB's" Kelly directories ad. Kalfred
  31. 1 point
    Thanks for posting this, I've been aware myself of some of the 'differences' in Tony's memory of the event and of those who feel their noses have been put out of joint through all this. It's useful to have them brought together. I'm not a supporter of an honour from the Queen either and I suspect there will be the expected outcry when he doesn't, but the reasons you catalogue will be the reasons the Palace, or whoever, decide not to include him I suspect. I too enjoyed the fly past, who doesn't, and it was a great day for Sheffield. I'm concerned however that it had more to do with 'great' telly than anything else, along with BBC Breakfasts battle with ITVs alternative. There's no hiding the one-upmanship between Dan and Piers. A journalist bumps into an old man tending to a memorial with a great personal back story and bingo !!! No need to check it out. At some point people will start to get fed up with all this and the one to suffer will be Tony. It's what society likes to do for some reason - build someone up then knock them down? And where will the BBC be. You say in your report that Tony hasn't benefitted from any of this - well in many ways he has, it's quite painful to see some organisations fall over backwards to be seen to support him on the back of the BBC publicity - free pleasure flight, Upgrades to 1st class, Stars etc.... And I now hear that he's telling everyone the memorial is 'HIS' ???? and that he's upsetting certain members of the military by planting yellow flowers around it - I know I didn't think that was a problem myself until it was pointed out it's a symbol of cowardice in such circles. And please don't start me on that flag pole... the entrance to Butlins springs to mind.
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    From 1893 to 1895 Jarvis Milner held the licence of the Green Man at No 23 Broad Street.
  34. 1 point
    Quick update for you folks. I've continued to chip away at the corner (lower-left on this new image). Still no sign of a gap, nor "hole" - but I'll keep going! (a few inches down / in now). Also.. as another tactic, I've started clearing away more of the grass / earth (see top left section of this picture). This is (now) roughly where the concrete seems to end. The picture still does show the "mound" nature of this (though it is fairly subtle) - with that rectangular section higher up than the rest, which is the "mount" bit (the rectangular area being flat). I'll keep chipping away and update accordingly! Next part (weekend coming) will be to find the outer edge of the concrete are all the way around (continuing from top-left corner). John.
  35. 1 point
    ? Did I mistakenly hit a link to “www.tudorhistory.co.uk”, somewhere along the way? Whatever happened to deciphering the location of old photos, family history mysteries, reminiscences of old industry, steelworks and other associated interesting stuff about Sheffield that makes this site a regular look-in? I may be a lone voice here and with all due respect to the contributors to this thread, but do I really care if ‘Good Queen Bess’ was a traffic-stopping stunner, or had a fizzogg like a slate-hangers nail bag?...... Nope I’m also not losing any sleep over whether Bill Shakespeare was the Tudor Royal ‘studmeister’, incredible as it may seem? I always thought it was Lord Flasheart, who was sowing more oats than Quakers?! WOOF WOOF “Painters don’t show eyebrows”, yet every portrait in this thread has a cracking pair... unless they are all expert slug balancers (Baldrick)...... or was that moustaches?! I’d rather read about some previously undiscovered facts and details about Sheffield Castle, rather than if someone had been banged up in it, or was a guest in it? Just thought I’d pitch in and try to lighten the mood a little?!...... ? p.s. why do all the emojis now show as question marks???
  36. 1 point
    I rather think that Mary Walton was a bit biased. Possibly maybe even a Catholic in views. Like many historians before she went on the latest thinking and did not have access to all the information. It is very clear that George Talbot wanted the task of looking after Mary Stuart and went over the top in treating her as a Queen. Mary Stuart also requested the treatment to keep her safe, then changed her mind afterwards. Oddly if she needed to she would have ceased being a Catholic if it suited her needs. She had already married the Protestant Bothwell, even though he was already married, much to the annoyance of the Pope in Rome! She was prepared also to marry the Duke of Norfolk who said to her that he was a Protestant, to which she replied that she would change her religion. George Talbot's relationship with Bess broke down during the custody of Mary. However it is very clear that it was just a cooling of their relationship which was a love match, as well as property match. One of the reasons he got the task of looking after the "Scots Queen". The reason this being important due to the fact that the first member of the court to see Mary sent back information to Elizabeth about how Mary was all over any man. She was the type of woman who would be right up in the face of any man, probably with lots of touching in a flirty way. This is further backed up by the fact as soon as she had landed in England, she had proposed marriage to the local Lord's son! She was also advised by her officials to go to France - not England, but ignored them. Anyway it was clear to Elizabeth that only a married man, which was a love match, not the arranged property deals marriages of most of the court, could look after Mary. Mary had a generous amount of money from her own sources. But she gave George nothing of it. Instead she used it it to stir up trouble in England. He was forced to pay for her. Such as bathing in wine! All she did was complain to the Queen about everything. Once she even complained about the midwife coming into her room in the castle by mistake! George didn't have an affair with Mary, though it's likely she did spread rumours about it, then of course was outraged by them! However George's relationship with his wife did break down. I think it was because he had taken up with the servant (cook) at Handsworth Hall. For he left her something in his will! Mary wrote a nasty letter to Elizabeth, which is probably twisted tales of the truth. It is highly critical of Bess, so Mary had fallen out with her too. I don't know if Elizabeth ever saw the letter. Had Mary escaped she would have been killed probably by a Scottish person and the blame would have fallen on the English. In the end after Elizabeth was shot at during the Babbington plot. She had her arrested and tried - which by the way was a "fair" trial. So when Mary admitted that she had plotted to take the Queen's life. They would find her guilty. Even then Elizabeth would not sign her death warranty. When she finally did, Elizabeth's thought that would put an end to any plots on her life, because she would send the warranty off and execute her. She did NOT intend to execute her straight away. Only if someone tried again to kill Elizabeth or hatch another plot with Mary. However one official at her court attached the great seal to the warrant without permission from the Queen. So she played hell with him. He then took the warrant to Cecil, with his knowledge of the law he got to the privy Council together and explained to them that they could send off the warrant under the law and there was nothing the Queen could do against them. So they did. And Cecil was right. She could do nothing against them. But Cecil lost all his favour with the Queen. Walsingham the spy-master also went to his grave penniless. Mary went to her execution a martyr to the Catholic cause. But actually was in a panic and shook uncontrollably like hell and shook so much they had to hold her down. Even then the executioner didn't hit the right place, so chopped several times to take the head off. He lifted the head up and because she was in a panic the lips were still moving. The head fell to the floor as the wig detached from it. The scene was that horrific that several of the people watching were sick or in shock from it.
  37. 1 point
    Just wanted to make people aware, if you’re researching the Staniforth surname there is a new society, the people behind this group are very knowledgeable and have spent time with the Archives and people from the family history group to bring this together: Http://www.staniforthfamily.com
  38. 1 point
    Up to 1939 if fine we went every Saturday evening round the rag market. My recollection is a little different; an elderly lady with her highly polished scales on the town side of the main cross aisle somewhere near the middle. Certainly not under cover, which even then made me wonder what happened to them if it rained and were they left out all night. Altogether it still looks an awkward thing to have to move. I remember the bright light over the weight pan. As Lysander says the tank and vertical pipe are the upper part of a light, a naptha flare, a simple device advertised as being intended for fairground and market use. Liquid naptha flowed down the pipe which was heated by the flame to vaporise it, ending up in a ring burner with with about a dozen horizontal holes.Dead simple, with only a stop tap under the tank, huge ring of open flames, something of a fire risk and more or less gone by WW2. Effective but obsolete..
  39. 1 point
    Any one got any pictures of Alfred road ?? Esp 171 my great great grandad Fredrick smith lived there in the 1880's..he would have been in his 30's and worked in the iron works.
  40. 1 point
    Love this photo, so beautiful, thanks for sharing. My favourite gem in town has to be the beautiful town hall building, I have never fully had a tour round here though, has anyone else? I have seen the odd room when I have had meetings but not a full tour. I also like the old town hall building, this looks interesting. Has anyone been in here? Both buildings have wonderful architecture, its a shame the council doesnt look after the Old town hall as much as the new.
  41. 1 point
    Tina- Crown 1860-1970s Carlise Rd 41 Hope & Anchor Brewery Landlords include -1951 Alfred Luckman BO 1960s Ken & June 1960s Mr & Mrs Massey
  42. 1 point
    i know people have tried to locate the Howard Hotel that was on walkley it was near birkendale view,
  43. 1 point
    Just saw this on social media. We all know the Old Queens Head right? But take a look to the left at the road but also the corner shop/pub type building? Anyone know what that was?
  44. 1 point
    My Conductor and I got reported for singing on route to Totley she said that we shouldn't have been enjoying ourselves while working so we both got carpeted but Miss Moncur thought it funny.
  45. 1 point
    Assuming we are talking about the Queens Head at 40 Pond Hill at the junction of River Lane, it is marked as a pub:
  46. 1 point
    Q: Why is the 52 bus like a trip to a council meeting? A: They both involve a vist to Crookes!
  47. 1 point
    I used to work with ammonia refrigeration plant. A very effective refrigerant, but wicked stuff to work with. The ammonia gas, was fed from the compressors into coiled tubes which sat in the bottom of a brine (water-salt solution) filled tanks, and it was this chilled brine solution which acted as the secondary coolant, as it was pumped from those tanks through plate heat exchangers and shell and tube heat exchangers. A very similar kind of set-up, I would imagine to the one described in the brewery. We had very few problems with running the ammonia compressors themselves, or indeed the ammonia condensers. After-all, we were all too well aware as to the nature of the beast that we were dealing with. The problems, when they came, always came with the brine-tank-coils, as after-all, brine-solutions, like sea-water, can be particularly corrosive, despite any amount of anti-corrosion agent used, or planned preventative maintenance employed. Fortuitously, the brine solution itself, seemed very effective at 'mopping-up' ammonia, so, if you did have a leak in the brine-tank-coils, it was still detectable, but not so much as to prevent a hasty evacuation. Being overcome in an enclosed room with ammonia gas exhausting directly into the air however, must have been a particularly unpleasant way to die.
  48. 1 point
    I can so relate to this video..Back then went to Hope valley in identical Sunblest van with Dave Baldwin a mate of mine at the time, a bit earlier than this video. Worked in forge at Browne Baileys 1968 on train wheels similar to that on video. Got married at that old register office in 1970, Worked on the abatour roof in 78 scaffolding then went inside to meet the workersand saw all the slaughter area with the cows getting the hilti spike in the top of the head, ...that rumbler with the sheep in was to remove the hairs of the body, it was like sand paper lined inside the rumbler...and The Black Swan part is brill...I posiibly was in the Swan that day watching the dancers... i used to frequent there most dinner times after the morning shift in the rolling mills where i worked near Town..I,m sure that girl was called either Tina or Kathy..AKA tantilising Tina And curvacious Kathy...if the footage had have gone on a bit longer it would have shown her topless, ha them shows were regular in the week in the afternoons and saturday dinnertime too...they also included Mighty Melvin the male stripper and resident topless Booby Ann a giant of a girl. Great times and def the best times of The Black Swan when Terry Steeples was landlord...The days of Joe Cocker and Marty Caine and the Fabulous Disco's...(three mimes) and not forgeting Top covers band fronted by Barry Marshall superb vocalist..."Bitter Suite" sheffields Best at the time. Yes This video was great to watch. Took me back 45 yrs in a blip. Thanks for putting it on here. Made me feel 20 again. Picture is me and mate Done Savage back then.
  49. 1 point
    It was shown as separate addresses on the OS map in the 50's 4, Burgoyne Rd and 87, Langsett Rd. It must have been split at some time, and then knocked back through more recently. OS Map 31 Edit: I think it still has the dentists sign in the stained glass panel over the side door.
  50. 1 point
    Can anyone help with some queries about the local operation of WW1 “On War Service” badges, please? I’m researching the activities of the Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War. This operated via the University of Sheffield, and its remaining records are fairly detailed about contracts with local companies (around a million steel helmets, half a million shells and so on). But many points are far from clear. A summary report of October 1918 says: “For many months the issuing of War Badges required constant care and work, all applications for badges in the City were submitted to the Committee for enquiry and recommendation, thus saving the Badge Department in London a vast amount of work as they came to understand that an application carefully considered and recommended by men on the spot could be granted without further enquiry. The Committee issued a report on the subject of recruiting and the need of exemption for certain branches of the Sheffield Steel Trades. In this connection the return of skilled and necessary men from the colours formed a most important part of the Committee’s work . . . . The enquiry made and reports given in these cases were judged to be so reliable that altogether over 2,000 men have been returned from the Army.” Elsewhere in the records it is indicated that nearly 20,000 badges were issued. It would be great to learn more. For example: Question 1: Why is there a focus in the first words above on “for many months”? The Committee might have been busy with this over several years, but it seems as though one period caused special problems. Reading the helpful account by Tom Tulloch-Marshall (http://www.btinternet.com/~prosearch/OWS.html), I wonder if this period was the middle of 1916, when the first set of official badges was replaced by more stringent assessment. Does anyone have knowledge/ideas about what was going on in Sheffield at that time? Question 2: The records of the Sheffield Munitions Committee contain no other documentation about this side of their activity. Are any badge applications, acceptances or other forms or letters available, please? Question 3: Each issued badge was accompanied by a certificate naming its holder and presumably prohibiting misuse. It would be good to see one of these certificates; are any available? Question 4: Are examples of Sheffield’s unofficial badges still in circulation? I see (from the article above and elsewhere) that from the early days of the war some companies issued their own badges to employees. Do you know of Sheffield examples? Are there any images of them? These badges must have been part of everyday life in Sheffield, and they need to be properly documented. If you can comment on any of these questions (or anything else about the badges), that would be great. With many thanks.
  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
×