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  1. Thorntons Chocolate Kabin

    The photograph is of the premises at 294 Rockingham Street which opened about 1927
  2. Mr Bell was involved with an organ wireless concert transmitted from the City Hall in early 1934:
  3. Extinct Sheffield Food Brands

    Burdalls Gravy Salt (Hillsborough Barracks?) Hartley Potted Meat (Ecclesall Road)
  4. Here's the 1892 map of Carlisle Road, unfortunately no house numbers. Carlisle Street east is at the bottom, with the Alexandra Hotel at its junction with Scott Street
  5. Pedestrians and Traffic 1950

    It's a smashing film. I saved it to the laptop to show my 87 year old mum today (she doesn't have an internet connection for some reason). She would have been 19 years old when it was made. She was interested to find out what the sign on the Cathedral gates related to - it appears to include a large red cross (in black and white). We guessed at some sort of first aid post in the Cathedral grounds. Does anyone know for sure?
  6. Begging In A Bowler

    Not suggesting it's the same gentleman, but in July 1928 a sentence of 3 months hard labour was imposed on William Beadle, boot repairer, for begging in Pinstone Street and using obscene language. He stated that he had only been out of prison a fortnight and had not been able to obtain work.
  7. What was this please?/ Police Boxes

    The police telephone boxes were first introduced in Newcastle. Sillitoe recommended their adoption for Sheffield in 1927 and the Watch Committee agreed on 5th September. Doncaster had 15 already in use during 1926, but Sheffield agreed to install about 100.They allowed a centralisation of the police force, which included closure of 6 owned stations (Neepsend, Wincobank, Millhouses, Woodseats, Woodhouse, Hillsborough) and 9 rented stations (Tinsley, Darnall, Stanhope Road, Beaver Hill, Handsworth Road, Coisley Road, Wolverley Road, Revill Lane, Queen Mary Road). Three ambulance / utility vehicles were to be purchased (£750 each) to collect "customers". In October 1927 the first 2 boxes (two distinct types, for evaluation purposes) were installed on the road to Whirlow, The local box was designed by Mr F.T.Walker, using oak and Ketton stone (see the recent T W Ward thread), while the national specification was designed by the Standard Telephone Company. The plan had now been increased to 150 boxes. Application to Parliament for powers to install the boxes was made during 1928. During February 1928 they were being installed at the rate of nearly one a day
  8. Colorised photo of Sheffield

    The tracks along Glossop Road were removed in the winter of 1908 and replaced with wooden setts, in the interest of quietness, at a cost of about £86. There had been a campaign against the Corporations' "tramway madness" since 1901, rejecting the incursion of clanking, bell ringing "railways" into the splendid suburbs, occupied by professional men, likely to have their repose disturbed.
  9. Where was this photo taken?

    Here the Insurance map of 1888 which includes 69 Market Place In terms of the date of the photo, here's the best I can do, not conclusive! - Cockaynes took over the premises at 69 Market Place in October 1895, where Birks (incorporating the tea warehouse) had been since November 1853. That doesn’t narrow the date range down much. Garside and Shaw (timber and oil merchants) were formed out of the previous business of Shaw and Craven in March 1858, and in January 1876 Joseph Shaw , “late of King Street but now of Exchange street, oil and seed merchant” filed an application for bankruptcy. Henry Bach’s Family Shirt Warehouse was operating in 1852, still going in 1866 Some comprehensive information on the Birks:
  10. Son Of, Son Of Pub Updates ,,,

    Update for the Kings Head, Change Alley. The information is from a 4 page pamphlet in a series "Tales of Old Inns" which were brought together as a book published in 1939 - No 48 was the Kings Head, which at the time was still in existence. The pamphlet is attached. 1572 William Dickenson 1663 – 1666 Robert Boughton Circa 1700 John Crook 1706 – 1729 George Tompson, Sam Tompson, Richard Yeomans 1730 Harry Hancock 1732 Leonard Webster
  11. Does anyone know what these are?

    for making Blue Peter Guide Dog tokens?
  12. Noahs Ark Public House, Crookes

    Henry Hatton was the landlord at the Noahs Ark from 1911 to 1935 (when he went bust with unsecured liabilities of £914 16s 9d - blamed on unemployment and the opening of a working mens club nearby). Then: 1937 Arthur Haslehurst [ beer retailer only ] 1938 Arthur Smith 1939 Arthur Smith 1942 Arthur Smith 1944 Arthur Smith 1948 Arthur Smith [ beer retailer only ] That might help narrow the potential dates down - perhaps to only 1935/6/7?