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  1. Amazing place just an hour or so outside of Sheffield!!
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  2. It’s probably closer to 2 hours away, but if you’re planning on visiting North Yorkshire, it might be worth a look. Druid's Temple Knowle Ln, Ripon HG4 4JZ https://goo.gl/maps/wVZvwMfa1cc3hWni7 https://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/things-to-do/the-druids-temple-p1237221 Nothing to do with Druids and not a great deal of mystery about it either. Built in the 19th C as a folly by a wealthy landowner, he used the labour of the local unemployed to have it built, paying them just 1/- a day. Probably so he and his pals could run around in bedsheets playing druids, as they had nothi
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  3. Don't think Henry Boot has made his way into this thread yet. A nice 'starfish' style non-slip cover too.
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  4. Sheffield's legendary bars, clubs and venues in wearable form, designed by Sheffield Guide! Can see some delighted Sheffielders walking round their towns and cities in these! You can get one here - https://www.sheffieldguide.blog/product-tag/pubs-clubs/?fbclid=IwAR1rasCObWlMUMSjNXOhIengfTMWVZrSRtE5v-J_OeQG_0VggMaESVOtoMY&v=79cba1185463
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  5. Of course feel free to use anything I post on this site - great pic above
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  6. Hello All, On Abbey Lane near the junction with Abbeydale Road South is this marker. It's close to the railway and I've seen similar railway company property markers. Is that what this is? I could only see one.
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  7. Joining in a bit late here - only just joined the group! As others have said, these are indeed GPO cable joint marker posts, dating from the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian reigns. There are many remaining around the country, yet they are under-reported and (I think!) under-appreciated. Like many people, it was only on my "local" walks during lockdown that I first noticed these, and it took some detective work to rule out fire hydrant, benchmark and various other options. I've now set up a website dedicated to these relics, at gpo-markers.derektp.co.uk where I give some historical backgrou
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  8. Work has been going on some time and it really looks like they're making solid progress digging down to the castle ruins and bringing it to the surface.
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  9. Same area as above (Ughill), but on Tinker Bottom https://goo.gl/maps/BMDiNvGgUWpYfVrL9 Circa 1901 https://maps.nls.uk/view/125650441 paddling pool for geese
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  10. Thanks Heartshome. https://goo.gl/maps/NAwJtcsuYFWXGdat9 Circa 1901 https://maps.nls.uk/view/125650441
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  11. Hi Steve, found another 'double trough' on UGHILL ROAD, opposite Upper House.
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  12. I've added some newspaper cuttings below. Also there's a nice photo of the Cheetham family (Clara, Doris, Harold, Alice Cheetham on the back row Grandma & Granddad Cheetham in front) here: Cheetham family (Picture Sheffield)
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  13. Thank you so much to Rich, and Peter/Steve/Keith, for this thread. The reason being: Mr Hiram Cheetham is my Great Grandfather and I linked into this thread having searched the photo on line. It is brilliant to know where his store was exactly from this thread. His daughter Claire was born around the turn of the 20th Century in Darnall. She married my grandfather and their son Nigel, my late father, was born in 1935. My father was brought up with his three siblings at the top of City Road in a terraced house knocked down 20-30 years ago right next to the police s
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  14. Leksand, Thank you for the information. I am pretty sure of the location now, being in the near proximity of the Steam Clock. I have been looking for photographs but I think 1871 was a little before photography became popular and that the properties around there did not survive much after the turn of the century to leave them available to be a subject of the photographer.
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  15. Was looking at other properties in this area a little while back and it would appear that the address of your GGF was mistated on the census! There is actually a conventional numbering system applied to Brightside Lane (Brightside Bierlow) which begins from (or directly after) the Junction Hotel, with that (or an otherwise unnumbered, adjacent property) being the inferred #2, and numbers allocated 4, 6 &c increasing in the direction of Brightside. I'd guess the row of houses numbered #1-7 to the SW of the Steam Clock was probably known as something or other Terrace, but that this was not r
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  16. The watermarking on the Old-Maps website is much less intrusive and a reasonable job of removing it can be made using the free Photofiltre program - example below. Old-Maps link: Heeley 1950
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  17. Sheffield Markets History Between 1499 and 1786, Sheffield had a Market Cross which stood at the top of what is now Angel Street. The cross marked an area where farmers’ wives sold eggs, butter and grain from baskets. An Irish cross stood at the top of Snig Hill, and was probably where people from outside Sheffield were allowed to sell their goods.
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  18. Yes, a well known name but not a common feature. It's at the top of an alley near the beginning of Glossop Road/West Street. On the right looking towards town opposite the Somme Barracks.
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  19. Thearticle makes it quite clear that it is the Inspector and not the Council who has approved the scheme. SCC has fought ,long and hard, to tetain the building. At least on this occasion our Council cannot be accused of being "Philistines" as happened too often in the past!😷
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  20. The premises at 20 Fitzwilliam Street had been used by artist George Hodgson, but by in the late 1870's were occupied by Hum and Bishopp, photographers. Their partnership was dissolved in November 1879 and David Hum ran the studios until at least 1882. By 1890 F.A. Wilkinson was running his photography studio there, but in July 1893 had not paid his rent and his property was auctioned off "by virtue of Her Majesty's writ". In February 1894 John Barker advertised that he had taken over from Wilkinson, and all pictures that Wilkinson had already been paid for, could be collected. By 1901 the st
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  21. I've answered my own question! Found this picture on picturesheffield.com It is a Ball Court! Next question, what ball games?
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  22. Thanks for the video, very enlightening to me who hasn't seen Sheffield for many years. I suppose I am just an old fogey and younger people may disagree but to me they have made a real pig's ear of The Moor and many other parts of Sheffield. Concrete and glass is not the Sheffield I loved.
    1 point
  23. I am not in a position to wander far from Hilldweller Towers, but I wonder if you are refering to a structure in the field over the wall on the left as you drive down what has at this point becomes Stockarth Lane. Just over the wall in front of it is a little five bar gate gizmo which gives the clue to what it is. The gate is the marker to show the line of the oil pipeline which forms part of a national pipline network connecting oil refinaries and depots all around the country. The pipe is of a considerable diameter and depth and contains oil products at very high pressures. Because it is not
    1 point
  24. One of my first jobs was at Rogers Upholstery which was on Mary Street way back in 1976.
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  25. Saturday 2 Aug 1851 (Sheff & Roth Independent) 10 Jul 1852 (Sheff & Roth Independent) Rebecca died 24 Feb 1860, aged 65; 'formerly of Leavygreave' (Sheffield & Rotherham Independent)
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  26. Those high speed coaches were Leyland Leopard`s, one of the finest vehicles ever to be manufactured in this country at that time. They were at home in towns and motorways alike. We used the later examples on Coachline, and though they were getting rather tired by then they could see off many of their rivals on steep motorway inclines etc. PS. It was 90 MPH and at times with standing passengers when White Rose first operated. Ex driver 3002.
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