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    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.
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    Hello I was recently (and not unusually) in a charity shop looking at some teaspoons in an open cutlery sized cardboard box. I was “umming and ahing” about buying these 6 Victorian electroplated spoons that lacked any “meaningful” maker’s marks. That was until I turned the box lid over. I paid the money and the box (and the spoons) were mine. The image of the box lid is below, and that box had nothing to do with the contents. I was going to tack my photo on to somebody else’s thread, but I was astounded to not find that neither “Debesco Works” or the “Lewis Rose” concern that was based there, or “Roses” renowned owner are referenced on the forum. I already knew “stuff” about the “Debesco trademark” and “Lewis Rose Company Ltd” from another forum and the below illustrated spoon (that once might well have been covered by a box lid like that in my photo) is one of my own favoured spoons for making a coffee with. It seems from a Sheffield museums reference that the “Lewis Rose Company Ltd” was set up in 1922 by Isadore Lewis starting in the Mappin Buildings in Norfolk Street. Debesco was their trademark and Debesco Works was the name of a possible expanded workplace on Norfolk St. and Norfolk Lane (a P.S. about this later). There is elsewhere a reference also to a Debesco works on Eyre St. More clarification required please. My interest in Lewis Rose was with spoons and forks but below is some bladed interest. It is speculation on my part to suggest that the “Firth’s Stainless” knives in the photo may be pre WW2 while the knives with what appears to be a “Larko” Lewis Rose trademark could be post WW2. By the way who know what "whitening" is? My wife told me 1 option. The Spear & Jackson Company acquired Lewis Rose in 1969 but since the post WW2 period Lewis Rose had been using the “Ashberry” name in its production, as it had acquired Sheffield’s “Peter Ashberry&Sons” prior to WW2. I have given some ideas about Lewis Rose but any observations that can add to the story or contradict things are definitely required. But now why is there no reference on the forum to “Isadore Lewis, described by Sheffield’s Museums as Sheffield’s first Jewish Lord Mayor. Reference http://collections.museums-sheffield.org.uk/view/people/asitem/items@null:415/0?t:state:flow=34948cb9-a938-479b-b915-8bf7884dffb2 That was in 1963 and below is my last photo to show some of what his company was doing in the War years. That’s it fulfilling War Department broad arrow contracts facilitating our Army to march on its stomach. If there are any more “anoraks” like me, the 1942 item was a spoon and the 1944 item was a fork. The L.R.& Co. Ltd. has also been attributed elsewhere to Lewis Rose. Kalfred P.s. A little question here about Norfolk Lane. It does not appear on Google maps, but a Norfolk Row is there. Norfolk Lane addresses are to be found in “Sheffield Indexers” but latest address was 1925. Picturesheffield.com photos “shows rear” Howard Street and Norfolk Lane and Norfolk Lane from Howard St. I hope “Edmund” of cartography fame can help again.
  3. 2 points
    I have added some notes and finding aids to the first post in this thread, including a complete list of the insurance maps.
  4. 1 point
    I think that was 1976, prior to demolition which I think was 77.
  5. 1 point
    Could this have been taken in November on the Day of the Rag procession? Heavy police presence and many people lining the street not seemingly going anywhere plus Christmas decorations along the route. The 'NO ENTRY' signs have an additional plate beneath them which may read "Except for Buses" so what looks like a procession of floats is the reason for the large turnout of spectators. Why not 1977?
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    Sorry, but this is nowhere near 1977. The Moor was pedestrianised in around '74. The Manpower Services Commission building was already being built across the bottom end of The Moor a year or two before that - maybe those cranes at the bottom of The Moor are for exactly that. But the biggest giveaway, is the bus. It's still in the old Sheffield Transport livery - pale cream and navy blue. They became South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), in maybe '72 or '73. 1974 at the very latest. That's when the livery became the pale cream and dirty brown colours. My best guess for this photo would be 1972. The old Suggs building and covered arcade on Pinstone Street has been demolished in this photo - LHS. Again, my guess would be 1972 for that. But if you want to be sure, that's where to begin. EDIT: I take it all back. MSC Building did not open until! 1981, and The Moor was last used by traffic in 1979. In the mid 70s, as school kids, we used to catch the number 4 bus back home from Paternoster Row, sometimes we walked up to Pinstone Street, or The Moor, where we could also catch any one of the 17, 24, 81, 82, or 83 bus routes. I was quite certain that it was during my school years that buses down The Moor began taking that ridiculous detour around Manpower Services, and then later, the full detour down Charter Row. I later worked in the city centre for several years, and had the same choice of bus routes, so I am conflating the two periods and memories.
  7. 1 point
    The newspaper articles below possibly illustrate the reasons that the Mormons were suspected by the family:
  8. 1 point
    William Clarkson died in September 1920, and on 29th September his widow was appointed to his old job, the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Ecclesall North Sub-District. He was buried on 30th September at St Mary's, Walkley.
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    Two maps, matching the two images, 25 years separating them, say 1940 and 1965... earlier image, taken from location indicated by red arrow, wooden hoardings probably bordering the building site of the garage (latterly Alan Pond’s! - who remembers that?!) later image taken from blue arrow, with the tree lined central reservation that marks the dual carriageway down past Lowedges, to join the Dronfield bypass. anyone noticed they’ve kept the topstones on the wall of the Norton Hotel? Lowered the wall, painted them white and plonked back on! Look at the later photo and the street view link provided by @boginspro
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    Meadowhead Crossroads photographed from above in the winter of 1928 (Britain From Above) Coal Aston Aerodrome circled yellow, Painted Fabrics circled blue.
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    At last! http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17876&pos=100&action=zoom&id=20472 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17884&pos=127&action=zoom&id=20480 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17883&pos=126&action=zoom&id=20479 and today’s view?..... not possible as all but obliterated by Meadowhead roundabout! Nice one @boginspro your suggestion set me off on that line of enquiry!
  12. 1 point
    Could it be Four Lane Ends, the top of Meadowhead? Bicycle on the left passing Norton Hotel.
  13. 1 point
    Hello, I have been attracted here by Boginspro's reference to the “Era Works” but after my first picture of an ad from a Graces Guide dated 1951 I will need to take the edge off the conversation. Below is a composite photo featuring marks on 2 kitchen items I will loosely describe as spoons. “Era Silver” can easily seen on both items and it is not unusual for the name of the “works” name to become the trademark or vice versa. Unfortunately we do not see the “Barber” name at all in my photo. We see “E.G&Co” on the older spoon and “Homesneeda” on what was a large drainer spoon. We do not see either abbreviation for Thomas Ellin or Joseph Elloit. The “Homesneeda” item has the possible makers mark, “H.S” in the triangle, as I do not think that the triangle mark represents “nickel silver” electroplate. Is there any guidance anywhere to indicate what companies are using the “Era Silver” name? Kalfred
  14. 1 point
    Recognise any of this scene?
  15. 1 point
    I would like to wish you all a happy New Year and look forward for more historical memories in the years to come
  16. 1 point
    I can add a little about the shops at the top of Ridgehill Avenue as I lived on that road from the age of 4 in the 50s. Baumgart’s had a clean and bright feeling to the grocery shop, complete with the glass lidded tins of biscuits at the front of the counter. I always found it somewhat exotic as Mr Baumgart spoke English with his German accent. Next door was a hardware shop where I was once sent to buy extra squash glasses, decorated with coloured frosting, for one of my birthday parties. The wool shop also sold socks and stockings, even a few clothes. Priestly’s newsagaent also sold a few groceries. The parade across the road had the hairdresser, next a fruit and veg shop where you had your own shopping bag filled with your purchases, the muddy potatoes always going in first. The butchers was next and Billingham’s grocers at the end, complete with bacon slicer and I think the butter and sugar were loosely packed too. You could order your groceries before the weekend and he would deliver them to you.
  17. 1 point
    Lets try and get it sorted out. The main pictures are of Woodbourne Hotel who played in the Attercliffe Alliance League. There are 2 sets of medals on display - being runners up in the Attercliffe Alliance Charity Cup and the runners up of Division "B" of the Attercliffe Alliance League in season 1920/21. The picture obviously was taken outside the pub as can be seen by the sign on the right-hand side of the pub. There was a Woodbourne Road WR (Wesleyan Reform) team that played in the Bible Class League. To play in the Bible Class League, the team had to be connected to a Church or Church youth club. Pub teams, like Woodbourne Hotel, were not allowed in the Bible Class League. The Attercliffe Alliance league started in 1917/18 season as the Fowler League (Named after the person that started it) For season 1918/19 it changed its name to the Attercliffe Alliance League, before dissolving at the end of the 1922/23 season. The Attercliffe Charity Cup started in season 1917/18. At the end of the War, it was a prime time for the setting up of Charity Cup Competitions with the Darnell Medical Aid and Tinsley Charity Cup being two other local competitions that started that same season. The Alliance Charity Cup ran until 1940/41. Like so many other Football competition, the loss of players to the war effort saw the end of the Competition. It would be nice to know if the cups played for in the Attercliffe competitions are still around somewhere.
  18. 1 point
    @boginspro have you visited this site? There’s some interesting stuff and occasional references to some Sheffield locations. http://britishpostofficearchitects.weebly.com/ Worth a scan through, over a cuppa and a biscuit!
  19. 1 point
    As you`re saying tozzin! looking on the bright side(no pun intended) at least it will get some well deserved maintenance and lets hope any work carried out internally compliments the original decor. Just working from the early census records the Hall became an Inn sometime between 1851 & 1861. Carbrook Hall in 1851 was the home of George Bradford a farmer of 100 acres employing 2 men, by the time of the 1861 census it was trading as the Carbrook Hotel in the ownership of publican William Bunting and his wife Elizabeth.
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  21. 1 point
    A few more pictures of Hyde Park flats .. http://shefeld.tumblr.com/tagged/hyde-park-flats
  22. 1 point
    Bus stop out side Northern General Hospital...Herries Road End
  23. 1 point
    I remember this same view, again for similar reasons. Didn't often get the chance to take photographs from this location, as I was usually, either late and rushing off to a lecture, or racing back down to the bus station in order catch a number 93, or a number 23. Incidentally, it wasn't me with the brick. I would never have been so wasteful as to throw away a perfectly good brick. Have you seen the price of those things?
  24. 1 point
    This is a terrific photo of old Sheffield. Been trying to work out where it was taken from and the buildings in shot at the front? Any ideas?
  25. 1 point
    In the 1881 census, my G.G.Grandfather (Isaac Longden) was living at the above address, with a given occupation of Blacksmith and Innkeeper. The address is at the corner of Pinstone Street and Cross Burgess Street, opposite the Salvation Army citadel and is currently Morris Bywater the jewellers. Maybe the numbering of the road has changed since 1881, but it's there or abouts? Despite searching for maps / images for this address on Picture Sheffield and oldmapsonline etc. I cannot find any record of either a photograph, detailed map, or the like. All the maps show the 'new' parade of shops under construction (as at May 1896) or nothing at all (1888) and all the photo's I can find must post date the building where the Smithy / Inn once stood? I'm hoping someone else can suggest some sources that may provide another avenue of research? Thanks in advance
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