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  1. I was sent for a trip on the outer circular when I was twelve, a bottle of Jusoda and a packet of crisps, when I arrived back home my family had moved without telling me, if you believe that you will believe anything.
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  2. I discovered this photograph online in the collection of the Swedish Museum of Technology titled "Her Majesty Queen Victoria visiting Messrs Cammell's works in Sheffield, May 21st 1897" She's sat in the back of her horse carriage which has been ridden into the Cyclops works on Carlisle Street to see steel being rolled. She didn't get out of her carriage at the opening of the Town Hall the same day, probably due to her age. There's still a plaque on the wall to mark the occasion, the steel mill now being run by ATI
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  3. This afternoon. September 12th 2021
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  4. Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire, 1881, is available to view or download, it is in 3 parts. Part 1: County Information & Places A-K. Part 2: Places L-Y Part 3: Court & Trade Directories. http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4/search/searchterm/Yorkshire/field/place/mode/exact/conn/and/order/nosort
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  5. There are several accounts of the royal visit, including an article by The Times. HM was only in Sheffield for two hours in total, including the Town Hall, Norfolk Park and Cyclops works, so it must have been a very brief drive-through. This would have been a challenge for a modern day photographer, borderline impossible for a Victorian one. Two points in favour of the prosecution, (quoting The Times); The workers greeting HM were kitted out in some kind of uniform, including white coats. In the photograph they are all wearing typical steelworks garb of flat caps, sweat rags and waistcoats. The ingot was quoted as 56T in weight and 42 inches thick at the start of the process, that mill stand doesn't look big enough for the job. I was lucky enough to see the River Don plate mill in action, that was 48" capacity and a much bigger operation all together. Could they catch a 56T slab on that little trolley? It does look like some sort of composite image IMHO.
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  6. Think it’s both - it’s “see you” isn’t it? so “sithee later” and “that’s fixed it sithee”
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  7. I've noticed that in several supermarkets the cashier, after I've paid her, will often end the exchange with a "See you later." My response is sometimes, "Usual place?"
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  8. The photo looks to be a wet plate collodion photograph because of the ragged edges and the photographers name made in the collodion bottom left with a sharp stylus. I doubt it was edited, but due to long exposure times anyone moving would be blurred out. The photographer is Yates - must be G V Yates who had his premises in the Davy building on Fargate, now W H Smith.
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  9. The first ponds would have been fish ponds. Probably to keep Sheffield Castle stocked up with trout and salmon and other edible fish. I suspect at first they were natural ponds formed during the floods of the Sheaf and Porter joining up with the River Don. These would have been improved upon by man to stop them drying up, plus make them accessible for fishing etc. After the Castle had gone, industries used the rivers as a power source, creating dams in the Sheaf and Porter, which diverted water by small streams (mill-races) into ponds to feed water mills.
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  10. The answer can be found on this link: https://twitter.com/NancyFielder/status/1350788532835667972
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  11. Ponds forge was built in '91 - but how long before was it started? Hole in the road '67. Is that the C&A logo on the building? That became Primark ~1999. Supertram > Meadowhall 1994? Guesswork only I would estimate photo from mid 80's
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  12. It's definitely not Nether Edge BC. The club there is surrounded by buildings and is very small. Pretty much unchanged since the end of the 19th century when my great grandfather was a member. Looking at how flat and open the landscape is there, I would say it is Meadowhead.
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