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  1. Maybe this 1939 census entry will help? Frank was at 7 Winster Road, working in a wire mill. His future wife and her son were lodging there. According to this they married on 27th February 1946 (not in 1945) Here's Mabel burial record, she died at Firvale Hospital and was buried on New Years Day 1925
  2. Here's an account of the "dispute" between Horatio Bright and T.B.Matthews (of Turton Brothers and Matthews, steel makers), mentioned on the Chris Hobbs website. It also includes the text of the postcard with "gross language" that Bright sent. Warning: includes lots of sticking tongues out, blowing raspberries and thumbing noses.
  3. Thomas Heaton, an they cost 5 bob - any fule no that
  4. I'm sure you're right - PictureSheffield have this photo taken in October 1949 of the Broadfield Road/ London Road junction. The Flood photo is older though - in 1925 Boots Cash Chemists (Eastern) Ltd had a branch at 514,516,518 London Road and they'd been there since 1891.
  5. At the start of the war many of the sirens were the existing "Works" sirens 13 of which had been installed and tested in March 1939. When police headquarters received warning of a raid, their telephonists rang round the works telling them to sound the alarm.
  6. It's the White Hart Inn, Worksop Road, Attercliffe, now demolished. On the above picture you can make out that it's a Stones house and the landlord is C. I. Needham. EDIT His wife Bertha died 3rd April 1921 not Charles Isaac - my error. However, Charles Isaac in July 1921 moved to the Plumpers Inn at Tinsley so we still have a guide as to the date. He moved to the Stag Hotel, 111 Wickersley Road, Herringthorpe in September 1933 (the pub is still there on the Stag roundabout). He actually died in 1942, buried on 24th September. I've added an extract from the 1939 Census More info here:
  7. The earliest reference in the papers to Canning Street was January 1834 when Willliam Hutchinson had his table cloth stolen. In 1835 the Kings Head in Canning Street was a substantial business: Oliver Cromwell Turner ran the Springfield Ropery on Broomhall Street. In 1841 he was a ropemaker living on Shalesmoor, but by 1851 he and his family had moved to 65 Division Street. He died at Division Street on 12th Augsut 1865.
  8. It was Bookless Brothers, a Standard Cars dealer in 1924. Still there in the 1960s. T.C. "Cuth" Harrison raced a 12 year old supercharged E.R.A. finishing in sixth position at the European Grand Prix in Monza in 1949, and he won the RAC Trials Championship twice in the 1950s.
  9. Boston Street was included in the 1950 war damage clearance compulsory purchase order.
  10. The tapes appear to date from 1990 so I'd guess that "Online" is a play on words - On-tram-line
  11. It is at the entrance to Sheffield Council Transport Services Depot. The site was a brickworks in the 1890s.
  12. Courtesy of Crossley's "Water Power in Sheffield": Here is a plan showing Bennetts Wheel in 1823. The wheel was in existence in 1604 and its name changed when Edward Bennett took on the tenancy in 1737. In 1759 it was planned to double the size of the dam to cover over an acre. In 1794 widow Bennett had 15 troughs with 15 men employed. In 1823 (when the above plan was made) George Rock owned the wheel and the dam was to be reduced in size, possibly connected with the building of the Vulcan Works and steam rolling mill in the middle of the decade. The rate books in the 1830s show no wheel matching Bennett Wheel and under an 1810 agreement its dam was used only for boiler water for the Vulcan Works until at least 1851. Thomas Ellin had bought the property in 1831 hence the name of the street that followed the southern side of the dam. Here is a plan showing the Sylvester and Cinderhill Wheels: The Sylvester Wheel probably originated as one of the "wheels in the pasture" in the early 1600s. The name was changed when Field Sylvester took on the wheel in 1697. Sylvester was a substantial businessman, for example buying £500 of iron from Attercliffe Forge for resale in 1711, so this wheel would have been only a small part of his operations. When he died in 1717 the tenancy was assigned to David Fullilove then Thomas Wilson, the Wilsons holding the tenancy for the rest of the century. From 1725 to 1745 the wheel was small with only 3 troughs plus an ease trough. A Fairbanks plan of 1748 shows a project to enlarge the dam by removing 400 cubic yards of earth. A plan of 1769 shows developments including a second dam (not clear if that dam was made). By 1794 the wheel had 20 troughs and employed 20 men. The wheel was purchased from the Norfolk estate in 1811 by Thomas Holy who sold it to Messrs Ellin and Ingall in 1827 after which it was referred to as Ellin's Wheel. After 1800 many changes took place - before the sale to Holy, the course of the Porter had been straightened, with a further re-alignment at the start of Holy's ownership. In 1830 there was a 10 foot by 6'9" water wheel producing 10 1/4 horse power and a 10hp Boulton and Watt steam engine. Water power ceased being used about 1850, although the 1850-1 rate book notes head and fall, the 1851 OS map refers to the dams as reservoirs which suggests storage for steam engines. By 1864 the dams had been filled in and divided up for re-development. The area in 1808:
  13. Griffiths' 1876 Report on the Condition of the Porter Brook is available here: https://archive.org/details/b21534329/page/n2 The Ellin Street area is described on page 8. Unfortunately they have messed up the scanning and the relevant sketch number 8 is missing.
  14. Choose the "1939 Register" from the blue ribbon acrosss the top of the screen, then in the grey "Search for your relatives in the 1939 Register" box select any one of the 3 options "Map search", Address search " or "Advanced search" (top right in the grey box). Any of these will allow a street and town search.
  15. 1939 Census 17 Harry and Mary Bridgewater Cutlery and Electo-plate Manufacturer / House Duties 19 James and Alice Willcox Banana Packer / House Duties 19 Lena Webster Change Speed Lever Straightener 19 Liliam Webster Valve Straightener 19 Walter Martin Lever Man 19 John Ibbotson and Winifred Cold Roller / House Duties 19 James William Corbridge and Edith Construction Labourer / House Duties 21 Edward Mapplebeck and Lilian Male Nurse (metal) . House Duties 21 Arthur Mapplebeck Steel Worker 21 Colin Mapplebeck Butchers Assistant 21 Thomas Barker GPO Linesman 21 Martha Tate Home Sister 21 Constance Barnes Staff Nurse 27 William Henry and Elizabeth Phillips Insurance Clerk / House Duties 27 Kathleen Phillips School Teacher 31 Albert and Susannah Oates Potato Merchant / House Duties 33 Patrick and Phyllis Barry Minister of Congregational Church / House Duties 35 Joseph and Alice Rodgers Steel Merchant / House Duties 37 Percy and Lily Puley Solicitors Clerk / House Duties 37 Claribell Marshall Widow House Duties 39 Empty 41 Charles and Lucy Bray Retired Fish Frier / House Duties 41 Alice Bray House Duties 41 Dorothy Bray Civil Servant PO Telephones 41 Leslie Bray Building Materials Order Clerk 43 George Soutar Asssitant Manager at Drop Forge 45 Frank and Doris Swift Chief Clerk / House Duties 45 Elizabeth Torr Domestic Servant 47 John and Mary Foxton Retired Assurance Agent / House Duties 49 Arthur and Marguerite Spencer Patent Agents Manager / House Duties 49 David Spencer Motor Mechanic 51 Michael and Florence Ford Steel Works Clerk / House Duties 51 Edith Ford Invoice Clerk Confectionery Chemist
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