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  1. Old Wednesday Picture

    Here's a print of the 1890 Cup Final, played at Kennington Oval, London on Saturday 29th MArch 1890, available from Grosvenor Prints for £850 (plus VAT). The teams are listed below that. " Photographic print, very scarce. Size: 240 x 400mm. (9½ x 15¾"). Glued to sheet. A photographic print of the late Victorian monochrome photogravure by Goupil & Co entitled 'A Football Match, Association Game', after the original painting by W. H.Overend and L .P. Smythe. This print shows the action from the 1890 F.A. Cup final between Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday. Blackburn Rovers defeated Sheffield Wednesday 6-1, the second widest winning margin in Cup final history. " and a colour version from Encyclopédie des Sports 1925:
  2. Bridge Inn Brightside

    Hello cousin! My great great grandfather was Abraham (born 1836). One of his daughters, Sarah Jane married John Thomas Wilkinson, who were my great grandparents. Here's part of my Bamforth line. I'd be happy to share the information I have - if you want me to do that, just send a personal message.
  3. Mr Waterfall

    In 1836 John Waterfall senior was Acting Constable (of 3) for the Shambles, and John Waterfall junior was an Assistant Constable (of 3) also for the Shambles. Joseph Fearnehough (born 1808) dictated in his reminiscences that in about 1814 the only constable was Hinchcliff who kept the Greyhound Inn near Cooper Street, followed by "Jerry" Senior, and then Mr Waterfall, who was known as "Longfoot" and kept the Leg of Mutton and Trimmings at Smithfield.
  4. From picturesheffield.com: W H Adsetts: Archie Brammer:
  5. A history of Sheffield street names

    Newton Square was on Arundel Street, possibly Court 7 near the Matilda street junction.
  6. The will of: RAWSON, Thomas, of Barley Hole, in the Chapellry of Wentworth, tanner, written 18 May 1728. Beneficiaries: daughter Mary VICKERS (£50), her husband Edward VICKERS “a Broad peice of Gold”, and their children Thomas VICKERS, John VICKERS, William VICKERS & Anne VICKERS (£5 ea.) (all under 21 years), daughter Sarah RAWSON (£200), daughter Hannah RAWSON (£200, “except if she marry Marmaduke FOX of Sheffield...I hereby give her 5 s”), son James RAWSON and his wife Elizabeth RAWSON (5 s ea.), son Thomas RAWSON*, (remainder of real & personal estate). Witnesses: Thomas YELLOTT, William HOLDEN & Paul PARKIN. [Proved 4 Jul 1728]. (Marmaduke Fox must have had an interesting reputation?)
  7. Below is the key for the Apprentices records. "sc" is scissorsmith, 7 was the length of the apprenticeship in years, started in 1769, he took his freedom in 1776 (often delayed as there was a fee to pay, it also could restrict their activities)
  8. According to the Familiae Minorum Gentium Vol 3 (researched by Rev. Joseph Hunter, transcribed by John Clay, and published by the Harleian Society in 1894) the first John Vickers' father was Edward Vickers, originally from Wakefield, who married into the old and well to do Rawson family of Sheffield (tanners at Wardsend). Edward married Mary Rawson at St Mary's Ecclesfield by licence dated 12th July 1716 - he was 28 years old and she was 22.
  9. Here is part of an article giving some details of deaths and relationships in the Vickers family. This Benjamin was buried on 6th October 1880 aged 83 at Ecclesall All Saints (hence year of birth 1797).
  10. From J. Edward Vickers' "A Popular History of Sheffield" pp83-84: Edward Vickers. The history of the Vickers family connections with Sheffield (the author is a descendant of this family) commenced when John Vickers came to Sheffield in about 1710 and took over the Town Mill at Millsands. This was a corn mill, situated at the side of the River Don, and when John died the mill passed to his son, another John. This John married Gertrude Rodgers, of Sheffield, and they had nine children, four sons and five daughters. The eldest son, Edward, was born on 21st March 1804, and he carried on his father's trade as a miller, until he married Anne Naylor, the daughter of George Naylor, the senior partner in the firm of Naylor and Sanderson. In 1829 this firm was dissolved and there arose two new firms, Sanderson Brothers and Company and Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Company.The Vickers in this company was William, one of Edward's brothers. This new firm began their business at Millsands and in 1837 the works were estimated to be worth over seventeen thousand pounds. As time passed William Vickers became extremely interested in the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway and he gave less and less time to the works at Millsands. Edward therefore withdrew from the Town Mill and took over control of the steel firm, sending his two sons, Thomas and Albert, to receive a technical education in Germany. The firm, which had now become Naylor, Vickers and Company, prospered and in 1867 the large Don Streel Works of Vickers, Sons and Company were erected at Brightside. section on bell making missed out In 1846 Edward Vickers had been elected an Alderman and in the following year he was Mayor of Sheffield. When a Commission of the Peace was granted to the city in 1848, he was made a Justice and for many years afterwards he was a prominent member of the Bench. Edward Vickers lived at Tapton Hall, which he erected in 1853 on the site of the old Tapton House. This had been the home of Mrs Shore, who was the grandmother of Florence Nightingale....Edward died on 10th March 1897 in Oxfordshire, to which county he had retired. He left two sons and two daughters. Thomas Edward Vickers. One of the sons of Edward Vickers was Thomas Edward who was born on 9th July 1833, and was educated in Sheffield and Germany. He became a Justice of the Peace and was Master Cutler in 1872. He was also the Hon.Colonel of the Hallamshire Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment. Queen Victoria later conferred upon him the Order of the Companionship of Bath. Thomas Edward Vickers controlled the now great firm of Vickers Ltd for more than fifty years, eventually dying in London on 19th October 1915, at the age of eighty-two
  11. I think this may be the obituary for your GGgrandfather, though the article incorrectly states his father as Benjamin, miller rather than John , miller:
  12. Here is the Gales and Martin 1797 entry for Vickers (the "silversmith" transcription may be in error for scissorsmith - have you seen the original document?) Here is the Vickers entry from Leader's transcription of Apprentice and Freedom records (again, it points to Benjamin being a scissorsmith, unlikely for a silversmith to become Master Cutler?) A 1771 map of the area (Spring Croft became Spring Lane / Spring Street): and in 1808, note how hand the town mill would have been for a brother running a scissorsmith enterprise in Spring Street: From Crossley's "Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers" ; Town Corn Mill and Wheel In 1740 Thomas Ford took a lease to the Town Mill, and built the cutlers wheel adjacent. In 1761 there began the association of the Vickers with the mill and wheel. John Vickers took a 21-year lease of the mill and 'that cutler wheel of one end and ten troughs standing near the said corn mill and erected about ten years since at the sole expense of Thomas Ford late lessee'. In the 1794 list Vickers held the mill and the wheel, with 34 troughs employing 38 men, and in 1805 the wheel and the mill were sold to Vickers by the Norfolk estate. From 1825 the area was developed as a steel works, with the erection of a rolling mill and the beginnings of the use of steam; by the middle of the century Naylor, Vickers were steel manufacturers on some scale. The grinding wheel is shown empty in the 1845/6 rate book, and although advertised to let in 1849, it had disappeared from the rate books by 1855. In 1877 the Vickers sold the site of the grinding wheel and part of the mill dam to the brewers Tennant and Moore. Although John Vickers was described as a miller in 1876, soon after his death , it is clear that his interests had moved towards the iron and steel trades: the corn mill is shown let to Samuel Price in the rate books of the 1850's to the 1870's. The 1895 list of wheels states that water power had been abandoned in 1877.
  13. 120 Dam Lane Sheffield

    Joseph didn't live at number 120, that was the census schedule number. It may be possible to narrow down whereabouts on Dam Lane he lived by retracing the enumerator's footseps via the description he wrote of the route (see below). He left Summer Street, went and did Dam Lane then returned via Billy Fleming's Beer House (also known as the Sunny Bank Hotel, census schedule no 178, and which was at 74 Powell Street, parallel to Summer Street) and returned to Summer Street. A good map of around 1860 would be useful as there was much construction going on at the time.
  14. Norfolk Park

    Possibly crowds assembling for the May1856 Crimean peace march, which started at Norfolk Park, went through the main streets of the town, and finished in the Wicker. There were many cricket matches played in the Park, but the crowd look too spread out to be watching a match.