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    Hi all, so glad I found this site, so much history in one place. I was born at walkley in 65, moved to Bubwith rd Brightside where my mum was born and grandparents lived. From there we lived in a cottage in Roe Woods, my dad became one of the first 6 park patrollers, on motorbikes, in Sheffield while at Roe Wood. From there we moved to Shiregreen where mum still lives. Dad was born at the bottom end of Bellhouse rd. Have lived in a few places in Sheffield and now 20 years in Chesterfield. Looking forward to reading lots more and to dig up some of my own memories and photos to share with everyone. :-))
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    For your information the letters on the bridge BB & JH refer to Benjamin Blonk and John Huntsman. Blonk Street was so called because when it was made the "tilt" shown on the map on the river side of Blonk St.was "The Wicker ***" belonging to the Blonk Family. On the other side of Blonk St. was "The Wicker Wheel" also belonging to the Blonk Family. You will also see a third grinding shop belonging to the Blonks at the end of the dam to the right of "Blonk Island". Later on John Huntsman had a Huntsman Melting Furnace at the end of the Wicker Tilt building. If you look through the large window nearest to Blonk Bridge you will see the chimney of the Huntsman furnace preserved as a monument. Remember the old Sheffield saying "Down T'Wicker were t'water goes o'er t'weir" the weir on the upstream side of Ladys Bridge diverted water to the Wicker Tilt and Wicker Wheel. I learnt all about this by carrying out research for descendants of this branch of the Blonk family who live in Australia. My Blonk family come from a later branch of the Blonk family
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    I've read somewhere that the flats that face Lady's bridge and Nursery Street were originally called Castle House, the windows just above the river was where the dogs were kept when it was a Dogs Home when it re-located there from the Pond Street area in c1900 I think , it wasn't used for long as it was always damp because of the river often flooding the place. The ornamental front door was the entrance and you can still make out the name. At the end of the walk on Blonk Street bridge you can see the initials of one of the men who ran the stables there plus possibly the vets initials too, the chap that owned and ran the stables also had stabling and shoeing available at 30-36 Burton Road now known as the Yellow Arch Recording Studios but the Horseshoe above the arch tells just what it was .
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    Hi Syrup Thank you for the news article clipping. It's very tantalising close apart from one minor detail the name in the article states G Lyon not J Lyon. However, the date and stables are spot on which leads me to believe Joseph Lyon worked at Sheffield Tramway Company. Joseph (27) married Emma(22) in 1869, the two witnesses are George (53) & Ann Lyon (55). His father is named Thomas so judging by the age gap George is probably Joseph's uncle. They come from a farming background in Lincolnshire so working together with horses makes sense. In 1883 George would have been aged 67 hence the article (oldest servant) makes it more probable that it was presented to George rather than Joseph, who was only 41 at that time. Joseph died (unknown) not long after aged just 44 and was buried at Heeley Christ Church on 2nd Jan 1887. So another connection to the article (he is now going to Heeley). I can only assume that the inscriber perhaps made an unlikely error with the initial on the trophy? I can't find a record of George & Ann having children hence the trophy must have been passed down to one of Joseph's two sons. I did find a very interesting post on this site on the STC and will make contact to see if any employee records still survive and hopefully will provide the proof that George & Joseph did work together. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/154-sheffield-trams/ Again thanks for the clipping. John O.
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    If my memory serves me well, it doesn't usually, I seem to remember that it was used as a stand for milk churns awaiting collection. I may possibly remember a fellow miscreant trying to get one of the lids off to quench a thirst but if pressed I would plead the UK version of the fifth amendment
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    It really frustrates me that not enough is known about Sheffield Castle. We don't really seem to have any information at all on this place considering what an important Sheffield structure it was. Sheffield Castle is still an enigma. Why is that?
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    modern 'journalism' at its finest. Hide behind youtube and stir some s***. It brought the city together, made us very proud to be sheffielders and remembered the lads who paid the ultimate sacrifice. who plants the bedding plants and sweeps up from time to time is of little or no consequence. I dont see what youre trying to achieve by posting it to be honest.
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    Anyone living in any of these houses may be interested in this postcard on Ebay. ------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173604248815?ul_noapp=true Google Street View -------https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3837307,-1.4973794,3a,75y,81.23h,90.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s24w0G3NbxJMMlYOd7eyZgw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
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    Probably of no interest to anyone else, but one of the photos here shows the location of my Dad’s bench, sited and dedicated to his memory for almost twenty years now...
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    Was down at Crich last week. 510 was being moved late in the afternoon and is looking very smart.
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    This is a recommendation for a book available from Amazon (£8 well spent) - an edited and updated version (with corrections and new information and pictures) of James Hayton Stainton's "Past Chapters in Sheffield History". It was originally published in 1918 for the benefit of prisoners of war. It's very good on old street layouts and especially the background to the High Street widening. There is a "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon site that allows skinflints to read some of its pages: Past Chapters in Sheffield History - Amazon Link
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    There was a pub called the Rising Sun on Hunshelf Road at Stocksbridge directly across the road from the billet mill. In the billet mill large ingots were rolled at yellow heat down into blooms of say up to 4" plus square, and then cut up on a hot saw into lengths to suit the customers. In an early application of technology the blooms were measured for length and a very early computer made by Elliot Automation determined the best cuts to make out of a given length to suit the various customers. The computer use first generation germanium transistors and had a 1K magnetic core store for it's memory. The pub was obviously very (too) convenient for the parched workforce and I was told the Fox's had bought out the licence and closed and demolished the pub in 1967. My connection with this came in the early nineteen seventies when I parked my A35 van (Wallace & Gromit Mobile) on the cleared ground of the pub in order to carry out the " Redex Treatment". This consisted of running around until the engine was hot, parking up, removing the air filter; and pouring a can full of Redex engine detergent/cleaner into the top of the carb. This was supposed to clear the valve stems and piston rings and restore performance. It also produced huge quantities of black smoke. When I started this procedure I had failed to notice the large billet mill high voltage substation downwind just a few yards away. I'd also forgotten that large substations often used photo-electric ray fire detection in case of fire in the oil-filled switchgear. I'd just got about half the can of Redex in the engine and couldn't see a hand in front of my face when there was a loud bang from the substation and the loud whine from the billet mill opposite wound down to a worrying silence. The penny dropped ! I flung the air filter inside the car, shut down the bonnet and was speeding back down the hill in the opposite direction to where I knew the high voltage gang would be approaching within about ten seconds. My stealthy departure was not helped by a smoke trail that the Red Arrows would have been proud of. I think I got away with it 'so don't tell anyone. hilldweller.
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    The demolition of Sheffield in the 1960's, 1970's & 1980's a blaze was the sky with fires from the demolition sites there were only a few known Sheffield Companies at the time A.D.H Demolition Limited (contracted to Sheffield Council) A. Whites Demoliiton Ltd Childs Demolition Ltd Demex Ltd J. Whites Ltd and later T.D.E (Rotherham) (ancestors of A. Whites demolition) i remember as an only child going with my parents to the demolition sites, i remember the black sooty days crooks moor was ablaze with fires and being situated on a hill you could look across Sheffield and see other contractors lighting the sky. The forgotten demolition men and woman contractors that made Adolf Hitler assault on sheffield oblivious. The Sheffield Council pillaged property with compulsory purchase took peoples homes and business for pittance of monies, i remember sometimes wed pull houses down leaving the odd one still standing whilst the owners or tenants were fighting for their legal rights to stay or be given a better deal. Sheffield Council insisted on the demolition of what we would see today as historical buildings but to the council they was drab, nuisance and needed to be pulled down our sheffield architecture of centuries past were stone masons are not of what is today ended up a pile of rubble and down the tip it went. Odd pieces will have survived and relocated without knowing and the next generation losing site. I know the red set that lay on the floor in kelham island were taken from the Sheffield Abattoir and re laid in the museum yet a piece of history is lost again and no mention of where they arrived from they just part of the decor of the museum yet in truth is part of a bigger history. i attach a stone fireplace my parents built in a property still in the sheffield area, the new owners of that property will never know the history of that house or where that huge fireplace with its ornate archway came from. The archway formed the door way to the GAS HOUSE on commercial Street its were you paid your account (its historic significance to Sheffield is when sheffield turned from Candle Light to Gas. i attach another photo of a font that was part of the St josephs convent, common side htpp://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/environmental-health-part-park-hill-slums-1-5 I'm hoping a log can be made on this site for anyone to upload demolition photographs and maybe if theres any demolition men left that worked on these site can contribute before history is lost. I was a fortunate person i know much of sheffield i lived the era and a breathed it with my family. Im trying to see if we can make a single page where all the data of the lost (demolished) can be found, before it is too late. I want to see what the public holds before i update this site again with All the 1000 pictures and documents i hold of Sheffield
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    171 on corner of Alfred Street and Dane Street https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/437500/389500/13/101329
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    I remember as a child in the '70s being so proud of that fountain because my Dad had told me that it had been made (partially at least) at Bramahs, which he worked at as a fabricator for some years Cant honestly remember if Dad had actually had anything to do with its construction, but in my head 'My Dad made that!', and I told anyone that would listen !
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    Picture Sheffield gives date as 22 July 1961 ( spot on boginspro!) which was a Saturday. The AEC Regent III - VWJ 541 was one of nine Roe bodied vehicles out of 85 AEC's delivered in 1956/57 for tram replacement services, seen here on Route 24 to Tinsley. Used to love the smell of Ground coffee which drifted out of Davy's.
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    A stunning bit of film. Anyone seen this before?http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/environmental-health-part-park-hill-slums-1-5
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    Not sure if we already have a drinking fountain thread, but this image posted by Aiden Stones on his Twitter account is fantastic. It shows the drinking fountain that was at the junction of Gibraltar St, Allen St and Bowling Green Street, and todays view from Moorfileds facing towards Penistone Rd.. https://twitter.com/OldSheffield
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    One of my husband's hobbies is collecting transport tickets, and occasionally in the bits of paper he buys something interesting turns up, such as this one. It is a ticket for the City Clopper, a horse bus which operated in the city in the early 1980s: I remember reading about the horse bus but I wasn't living in Sheffield at the time and I don't think I ever saw it operating. A short film about the service:
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    If you follow the supertram which is blurred above to the road, is where the church would have been. Possibly where the big tree is now. Also I note that Midland Station has now lost it's first foot bridge.
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    Hi Folks, I wrote a new blog about seeing I'm So Hollow at Romeo's & Juliet's in February 1981. Link - http://www.mylifeinthemoshofghosts.com/2017/08/26/im-so-hollow-atmosphere-at-romeos-juliets-bank-street-sheffield-wednesday-11th-february-1981/ Enjoy. Dodger
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    Hello no spoons for me again today. Not all bad though. What do you think? The blades on these scissors are about 3 inches long. We see the "I.XL" mark clearly. On the the other side of the blade pivot area is a less clear mark that I believe says that the scissors are chromium plated.I supose dating the scissors is difficult, but they may well be from the same period as "SteveHB's" Kelly directories ad. Kalfred
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    I knew the area in the 50' and 60's but can't remember that being there (doesn't mean it wasn't mind) even though it was at the top of High House Road which now seems to have vanished.,. I have so far failed to find an early picture but the Picture Sheffield image below shows the building to the right of it with the archway was still there in 1979. Both are shown on the maps of 1905 and 1950's. The drain cover can still be seen on the modern Google image, I wonder if it was cut down to that castellated building when the building with the archway was demolished.
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    Volume One of the book Ribble by T. B. Maud contains the following ".... in July 1973 it was agreed that Ribble would take over the 'local' express services between Manchester and Bradford (X12) , Barnsley (X19) Sheffield (X48) and Mansfield" Although no specific date is given by implication some time during the month of July is presumed as when Ribble replaced North Western Road Car..
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    These were certainly a feature of my early days in Sheffield. The bubble gum machines in particular! I have rescued a few over the years, one for bubble gum, one which gave out Kit Kats (best not used on a hot day), and a couple of old cigarette machines which I found in the Orchard Square when they were pulling it apart for redevelopment. Hard to imagine how a tin box full of fags could survive on a wall these days. I did take some snaps recently as they've been in my garage for years. See what you think!
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    Failure to restore animation at Morecambe. If the title sounds like something from the likes of Pixar or Aardman Animations, the truth is far from amusing. It refers to a tragedy which took place 150 years ago at Morecambe. It was a reference to a futile attempt to escape from a sandbank at Morecambe which alerted me to this tale. There is, in the Zion Churchyard at Attercliffe, a memorial to Frank Giles and his brother- in-law William Coldwell who both drowned on August 17th 1868. Having researched this via contemporary newspapers, I can tell the story in greater detail. We begin in Attercliffe, at the Giles home on Shortridge Street (by the side of the John Banner building). John Giles, the head of the family worked as a foreman at the nearby Sheffield Smelting Works. Also employed there were his son Frank, aged 17 and his son-in-law William Coldwell. William had only been part of the family for just over a year, having married Ellen Austin Giles the previous year. According to one source, William at 26 was a clerk in the factory and Frank was a Trade Mark Maker. Frank had a brother, Henry, and on Saturday 15 th August 1868 the three set off from Attercliffe to travel to Morecambe on the Lancashire coast, arriving in the evening. Here they met up with 40 year old Richard Wilkinson, a dyer’s labourer from Tumbling Hill Street, Bradford who was there with his brother in law Isaac Ackroyd, a blacksmith, and Wilkinson’s two nephews, John William White and John Henry Ackroyd. According to what Isaac Ackroyd told Lawrence Holden Esq., the Coroner, on the Monday evening, they had left their lodgings at around half past five, and had made their way to a sandbank known locally as Skeer Bank or Old Scar Bank where they undressed and began to bathe. (Skeer is a local dialect word, derived from old Norse meaning a ridge of rocks, a bed of rough gravel or stones or a spit of sand.) The sandbank was easily reached at low tide, but is surrounded by channels. Their danger was spotted by a shooting party who fired their guns in an attempt to warn the bathers but to no avail. Around seven o’clock they noticed the tide was rushing in and surrounding them with water. They returned to the bank and began to dress. They tried to reach the shore but the combination of the fast incoming tide and the channel they attempted to cross proved too much. White, Frank Giles and Coldwell immediately disappeared under the water. Wilkinson tried to reach the shore, but it proved too much for him. Although he was in an exhausted condition and insensible state when he was dragged ashore and taken to the Queen’s Hotel, where attempts were made to revive him, in the words of the report, “means were adopted to restore animation”, but without success and he died half an hour later. Of the seven, it was only Isaac Ackroyd who had been able to swim. A local boatmen, by the name of William Woodhouse made a gallant effort to reach the party in the water and rescued Henry Giles and the Ackroyds. All this was witnessed by the people on the pier who were powerless to act. The body of Coldwell was recovered close to the rescued, but the body of Frank Giles was found in the afternoon closer to Heysham. The inquest, which took place before Lawrence Holden, Coroner, on the Monday evening in the Queen’s Hotel, complimented Woodhouse for his speed at attempting a rescue. The inquest was told that the bodies had all been recovered on the Monday afternoon a little distance from where they had gone down. The bodies had been nibbled by crabs and the faces were scarcely recognisable. One’s eyes had gone and another had his nose eaten away. The bodies were identified by relatives. The local boatman, William Woodhouse told the inquest that his attention was drawn to a party of bathers on the Old Skeer Bank, but he believed this to be a mistake. Again he was told about them, in the words of the person who had alerted him, “I’m sure they must be bathers, as I have seen one naked go into the water.”. Woodhouse responded with an “Oh dear, they’ll all be drowned!”. He ran down to the beach and obtaining a boat from a pleasure party, proceeded as quickly as possible to the aid of the unfortunate bathers. At this time the bank was not covered, but there was about ten feet of water in the channel. When he arrived, the bathers were all struggling in the water. He was successful in picking up four people but one, presumably Wilkinson, “never moved again”. Three had disappeared and were not seen alive again. Woodhouse believed the party would have been saved had they all stayed on the sandbank. At this time there was only two feet of water covering it. One of the jurymen stated to the Coroner that Woodhouse had been instrumental in saving these lives. The Coroner, for his part, said that he was minded to forward an account to the Royal Humane Society as he believed Woodhouse to have been a suitable candidate to receive the society’s medal. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. The paper reported that Mrs Coldwell was in a most distressed condition and that Mr Giles who had endeavoured to save his brother was also in a very weak and dejected state. Following the inquest, the bodies of the deceased were released and those returning to Sheffield were taken on the Midland train where they were met by an undertaker. It is highly probable that just over a year after conducting the marriage ceremony of William and Ellen, John Calvert was called on to conduct his funeral. On August 30th in the morning service, the preacher’s text was Ephesians Chapter 5 verse 17: Understanding the will of the Lord. That evening an eloquent and impressive discourse was delivered from the words, “When Thy judgements are in the earth then will the nations learn righteousness. ' (Isaiah ...) They were not the only deaths on the sands of Morecambe Bay that year, A matter of a few weeks later saw two more deaths and in the years since then, more have died. Today the RNLI have a hovercraft to save lives here. This September, the Zion Churchyard is one of the locations for the popular Heritage Open Day scheme.
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    I must admit to not knowing exactly where I was on The Moor at times in this film, so much has changed, but I think this building from the film looks more like the post war Woolies that I remember. In the 50's it seemed to stand almost on it's own amongst the bomb damage not far from the Crimea Monument at the Moor Head.
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    trouble is seen many great bands in there under both proper names, i'll have to say the black boardwalk
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    Sheffield Independent 17 August 1869 Beck and Candlish, of Sheffield.
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    I rather think that Mary Walton was a bit biased. Possibly maybe even a Catholic in views. Like many historians before she went on the latest thinking and did not have access to all the information. It is very clear that George Talbot wanted the task of looking after Mary Stuart and went over the top in treating her as a Queen. Mary Stuart also requested the treatment to keep her safe, then changed her mind afterwards. Oddly if she needed to she would have ceased being a Catholic if it suited her needs. She had already married the Protestant Bothwell, even though he was already married, much to the annoyance of the Pope in Rome! She was prepared also to marry the Duke of Norfolk who said to her that he was a Protestant, to which she replied that she would change her religion. George Talbot's relationship with Bess broke down during the custody of Mary. However it is very clear that it was just a cooling of their relationship which was a love match, as well as property match. One of the reasons he got the task of looking after the "Scots Queen". The reason this being important due to the fact that the first member of the court to see Mary sent back information to Elizabeth about how Mary was all over any man. She was the type of woman who would be right up in the face of any man, probably with lots of touching in a flirty way. This is further backed up by the fact as soon as she had landed in England, she had proposed marriage to the local Lord's son! She was also advised by her officials to go to France - not England, but ignored them. Anyway it was clear to Elizabeth that only a married man, which was a love match, not the arranged property deals marriages of most of the court, could look after Mary. Mary had a generous amount of money from her own sources. But she gave George nothing of it. Instead she used it it to stir up trouble in England. He was forced to pay for her. Such as bathing in wine! All she did was complain to the Queen about everything. Once she even complained about the midwife coming into her room in the castle by mistake! George didn't have an affair with Mary, though it's likely she did spread rumours about it, then of course was outraged by them! However George's relationship with his wife did break down. I think it was because he had taken up with the servant (cook) at Handsworth Hall. For he left her something in his will! Mary wrote a nasty letter to Elizabeth, which is probably twisted tales of the truth. It is highly critical of Bess, so Mary had fallen out with her too. I don't know if Elizabeth ever saw the letter. Had Mary escaped she would have been killed probably by a Scottish person and the blame would have fallen on the English. In the end after Elizabeth was shot at during the Babbington plot. She had her arrested and tried - which by the way was a "fair" trial. So when Mary admitted that she had plotted to take the Queen's life. They would find her guilty. Even then Elizabeth would not sign her death warranty. When she finally did, Elizabeth's thought that would put an end to any plots on her life, because she would send the warranty off and execute her. She did NOT intend to execute her straight away. Only if someone tried again to kill Elizabeth or hatch another plot with Mary. However one official at her court attached the great seal to the warrant without permission from the Queen. So she played hell with him. He then took the warrant to Cecil, with his knowledge of the law he got to the privy Council together and explained to them that they could send off the warrant under the law and there was nothing the Queen could do against them. So they did. And Cecil was right. She could do nothing against them. But Cecil lost all his favour with the Queen. Walsingham the spy-master also went to his grave penniless. Mary went to her execution a martyr to the Catholic cause. But actually was in a panic and shook uncontrollably like hell and shook so much they had to hold her down. Even then the executioner didn't hit the right place, so chopped several times to take the head off. He lifted the head up and because she was in a panic the lips were still moving. The head fell to the floor as the wig detached from it. The scene was that horrific that several of the people watching were sick or in shock from it.
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    I can remember being taken to Davy's for tea in the 1960's. The waitresses wore black dresses with white aprons and white caps. It looks like how I remember it.
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    Does anyone ever remember looking for the odd bargain at these places down't Attercliffe Common? That elusive piece of Hornby rolling stock, or a replacement for that missing Britool socket, or spanner perhaps? Took these on 16/09/1972. You got funny looks when wandering the streets with a camera back then.
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    Assuming we are talking about the Queens Head at 40 Pond Hill at the junction of River Lane, it is marked as a pub:
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    Q: Why is the 52 bus like a trip to a council meeting? A: They both involve a vist to Crookes!
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    I came across this article by R E Leader published in 1909 and thought it deserved a wider audience, It gives some details about the keeping of the Attercliffe birth, marriage, death registers, and also some history of the parish clerks.
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    Join David Templeman for a fascinating look into the origins of central Sheffield street names through images, maps and text. Hear how the town’s rural roots are still remembered and journey back through Tudor, Medieval times and beyond to discover where the street names originated. Mon 9 October 2017 - 10:30 – 11:30 Carpenter Room Sheffield Central Library Surrey Street Sheffield S1 1XZ Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-history-of-sheffield-street-names-tickets-36895704044
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    Zoom in on this photo and see how many different things and places you can identify from this Sheffield scene. What is still left? What are we looking at? Where will this have been taken from?
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    It was the ending of cheap bus fares that I will remember. The adult fare of just 10p.
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    Victoria opened in 1851 as part of an extension of the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne & Manchester Railway (which previously terminated at Bridgehouses station), and eventually closed early in 1970. I believe trains serving the route to Penistone continued to pass through Victoria (without stopping) till some time in the 1980s however, reversing to go down the ramp to Midland station - a hassle which was eventually cancelled out by the reopening of the line from Barnsley to Penistone as exists today.
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    I would be surprised if you can't buy oatcakes in a grocers shop or supermarket, though they will not be as nice as home made like the recipe above. In Scotland they are traditionally made on a girdle, (girdle not griddle as in England and Ireland). The girdle would originally have hung over an open fire. Picture here of one brand of oatcakes and a girdle. (c) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oatcakes&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKqYyFp-LSAhWKLMAKHcKdCGoQ_AUIBigB&biw=1025&bih=384#imgrc=-QmESgXL_7SGPM: and https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=scottish+girdle&safe=off&tbm=isch&imgil=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM%3A%3Bm_Hv6CEKAQNVEM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Foakden.co.uk%252Fproduct%252Fscottish-irish-girdle-griddle%252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM%3A%2Cm_Hv6CEKAQNVEM%2C_&usg=__gvnAP3SWDe8rNQhpj-5_Q8AjsPo%3D&biw=1025&bih=384#imgrc=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM:
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    For most of the period the farm / estate / manor would be passed on by copyhold, where the manor court records were used to record details as there were limited literate people and secure storage for documents. We are lucky in Sheffield that T Walter Hall has transcribed many of the Court Rolls. I'd guess that the court that administered Herdings was Eckington, and H.J.H. Garratt edited a series of books (volume 5 "Eckington 1964-1804 volume 5 - The Court Rolls, previous volumes dealt with earlier periods). The Local Studies library has volumes 4 and 5 and also a copy of a T Walter Hall book of assorted records including some from Eckington. A visit to the Sheffield Archives could also be productive, for example late 13th century documents reference JC/4/13 deeds from the Jackson collection - charters regarding land in Norton including the manor of Heyridding (manerium del heyridding) includes for example: Charter confirming a grant from Thomas Chaworth knight lord of Norton to John Luterel son of Sir Alexander Luterel, and to Rose his wife, younger daughter of Thomas Chaworth, of the manor of Heyridding (manerium del heyridding) in Norton, which Alice Castelayn had of his gift, with grazing rights in Rohawe and the wood thereof. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Furnyvall [Sir Thomas de Furnival], Sir Adam de Everingham and Sir Walter de Gaushull knights, Sir William de Fulkyngham then abbot of Beauchamp [Beauchief], Sir Roger de Brailesford then rector of Dranesfeld, John Ayncourt, John de Brymington
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    When I was a young teenager I mostly shopped at C & A. Once mini skirts hit town, things changed! What fashion shops were around in the late 50s, early 60s?
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    The top picture above. Was this where the tracks did not cross over with a "regular" junction but the wheels had to bump over the Chesterfield Road line? Must have been quite a jolt.
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