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    Hi rover1949, There's a bit more about about the Abbey in this preview from Google Books, it's from the book, A Monastic Community in Local society:The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary. Edited by David Hay, Lisa Liddy and David Luscombe https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=favCAQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
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    Some adverts for Sheffield based businesses from "A Technical Survey of the Iron & Steel Works of Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company", published by Iron & Coal Trades Review, 1955. Some are to be expected, as the companies are part of The United Steel Companies Limited, but plenty are not. Abrafact Brightside Foundry& Engineering Cooper & Turner Darwins Group Davy United (this advert was across two pages) The Sheffield Twist Drill & Steel Company
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    I have servised equipment at a few of these factories. The company I worked at was started in premises belonging to Flame Hardeners on Bailey Lane. We used to service Flame Hardener's induction Hardeners and their M.D Mr. Conrad Bramhill acted our metalurgist. After he died there was a bit of a split and we moved into our own factory Flame Hardeners still exist. Dormer's drill factory was on Cemetery Road. They also had factories in Worksop and Nottingham making taps & dies. They used to make drills by heating the blanks then passing them through dies that rolled the flutes into the blank. Some pundits claimed this was an inferior method of production and that flutes milled into the blank was better. Dormer was bought by Sandvik, a Swedish company. Eventually they closed the factory and sent the machines to Brazil.
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    And some more: S Rhodes & Co Samuel Fox Thomas Marshall & Co Thos W Ward Ltd The United Steel Companies Limited F H Wheeler William Wild & Sons Ltd G P Wincott Limited Yorkshire Engine Co
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    Some more: Edgar Allen & Co Flame Hardeners Ltd General Refractories Ltd Hadfields Merrill Pumps John M Moorwood Ltd - this advert was across two pages, so there is a dodgy join in the middle Newton Chambers Nitralloy Limited Rapax Limited
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    High Street now Attercliffe Road, Baker Street left, Shirland Lane right. The bank building is still there, as is the Queens Head building and a few more further down but what a shame we have lost the buildings just past Baker Street, which were still there when I was in Sheffield, though not in that condition. I often look at then and now type images and wonder why our street scenes are so bland and boring now, but I think the answer to that would be very long and complicated.
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