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  1. My Aunty who lives across the Rd from the old school took photos just before it was being demolished.
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  2. Sunshine Cafe, Orchard Street. Sheffield Independent 07 November 1936
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  3. I have sent them a message asking why they are closing and what will happen to the map collections. I will let you know if they respond.
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  4. Many thanks to everyone for all your helpful replies. The newspaper article is very helpful. However, it appears, there were two of the cottages (ref. 1939 register) one being Carr Lane which I now think is no. 88, and Main Road, Dronfield Woodhouse which refers to Holmesfield. These both belonged to the same family I believe. Question - were they affluent enough to own two? Mary Brown, the daughter of James Morewood, (who was present at her father's death) stated her address, and his, as The Cottage, Main Road, Dronfield Woodhouse., which suggests she may have lived with her father albeit temporarily during his final illness. The 1939 Register shows this lady to be in ~The Cottage, Carr Lane, Dronfield Wodhouse. Are we to assume that upon her fathers death, she was merely a visitor at another address? Complicated - anyone got any more ideas? Regarding Moorwood's Lane, Holmesfield. Every time I have travelled up and down there I have wondered if there is a connection and would love to know more. Comments please? thank you so much for your imput.
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  5. Thanks to you both!!!!
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  6. I've found the National Library of Scotland site a useful place for maps. Try https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=53.37477&lon=-1.70450&layers=1&b=1 This has old maps overlaid with aerial shots. By using the slider you can fade from one to the other. There is a wide range of maps to choose from.
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  7. It's very difficult to see how the inside of the Shakespeare (Brothers) could have been made up to look like that. There were several possibilities with the "sawn off" corner though the internal layout knocks out many from consideration. Checking some older external photos pretty much fixes it, not unreasonably, as the Fox House, Darnall (cnr Shirland & Ardmore). The windows are interesting, quite similar in form to a number of other former Tennants properties, though using colouration you only now see in their most elaborate surviving designs. The bar paraphenalia looks in keeping with it's later status as a "Stones freehouse", too.
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  8. I don't really want hints a tips, I was quite happy as it was.
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  9. The site was always terrible, only the council could improve it by making it worse.
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  10. I suggest everyone should email them, I’ve already done it, there’s to much navigation required, they have around 200 of my photos and I want people to get them easily.
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  12. J S Worrall was left £1000 in the will when Joseph Hall the boss of the company died in October 1927 Check the Sheffield Daily Telegraph for Tuesday 31st January 1928. Page 4, column 1. The company may have been S and J Hall, of Hereford Street Sheffield.
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  13. There was definitely a branch of Bradleys on Chapel walk, i used to supply them. There was also another 'chart return shop' at Firth park, Road Runner records. This shop was instrumental in hoisting 'Renee and Renato' to the Christmas No 1 slot with 'Save your love'. It was quite simple to manipulate the charts in those days with lots of 'freebies' in return for extra entries on to the chart lists. Happy days!
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  14. Thanks RichardS, I was in sunny Greece when I posted, I found that certificate when I got home.
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