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  1. Its a view looking east along Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, where the tram tracks crossed the railway tracks by the side of the Royal Hotel, near the Prince Albert Gardens (now just a road name next to the A180 fly-over). Revells Dining Rooms were on Cleethorpe Road and seem to have closed around 1903. Another view here: and a map from 1933:
  2. May (unknown surname) and (Agnes) Mary Samways had probably both been servants for James Smith Beckett, chairman of Alfred Beckett and Sons Ltd , steel manufacturers, who lived at East Broom, Broomgrove Road.
  3. A couple of pictures of the Palissy Works (ex Park Cottage) here: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=palissy&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%palissy%%3B and here:
  4. The series of aerial photos taken in 1937 of C. and J. Hampton's head office on Bernard Street show great detail and different angles of the area you're interested in. You may have to login to www.britainfromabove.org.uk to be allowed to zoom in, but it's free to register. A couple of examples below
  5. Here it is in 1954 - between the Refuse Destructor and the Abbatoir. It has the chimney in the south east corner and the embankment behind as per the photo.
  6. The licence for the Station Inn, a tied house, was transferred from Joseph William to Lewis Garbutt in September 1913, though he took on the business on 28th July 1913, the valuation of the business at that point was £305. Garbutt paid £70 and entered into a hire purchase agreement to pay off the balance. He had £100 on taking the house, but there was considerable expense renewing pipes, fixtures, fittings and decorating. In 1920 he took a loan out of £47 10s from a moneylender as he had been having difficulty covering his expenses due to bad trade and personal illness. He agreed to repay the moneylender £62 by installments of £2 10s per week. The loan was renewed several times and by July 1923 he was still owing £53 on it. At his bankruptcy hearing in 1923 he owed £332 8s 10d to the brewery (for goods and licence duty), £202 10s still outstanding on the hire purchase agreement, £156 for loans and interest and £15 1s 10d for work done. The Official Receiver ordered him to pay 4s 8d in the pound to his creditors as at 20th May 1924.
  7. Possibly Moorfield Farm in the distance, Fulwood Lane, the llamas are between the bend in the road and Ringinglow? Is the trough hidden in the long grass?
  8. I went past the old Beauchief Hotel this afternoon (that project seems to be going on forever) and noticed that the triangular pediment above the front door had been cleaned up - the text "Abbeydale Station" can now be seen, although partly hidden by an old fashioned lamp mounted there. No photo as I was in the car. In reference to the Sutcliffes: In January 1919 the licence of the Queen Adelaide on Hermitage Street / Bramall Lane was transferred from Mary Elizabeth Sutcliffe to George Sutcliffe. They took on the Queen Adelaide following their arrival from Shropshire in August 1909 and were there until 1923. In 1939 George (junior) was treasurer of the Abbeydale (Station Hotel) bowling club - the newspaper article below includes his photograph.
  9. The brewer was Stones: The Cannon Brewery was originally in Acorn Street, see map below. Stones put in a claim after the 1864 Sheffield Flood: In 1827 Green and Hatfield were brewing at the Neepsend (Burton Road) Brewery, by 1862 they were Shepherd and Hatfield, in 1865 Henry Strouts (originally an East Kent hop family) and Thomas Harryman purchased the brewery - then run as Strouts and Harryman, later Strouts, Harryman and Waterman, but when Charles Waterman left the name reverted to Strouts and Co. Strouts amalgamated with Tennants in 1918. By 1965 the Burton Road buildings were used partly by Stones as garage premises, and partly by Turton Brothers and Matthews as their Magnet Works. In 1867 Stones built the Rutland Road brewery, across the road from the Neepsend / Burton Road Brewery, taking the established Cannon Brewery name for it. The Acorn Street site was disposed of by early 1868.
  10. The earliest reference to Cannon Ales I've been able to find in the newspapers is December 1897, and they were referred to as "celebrated" so probably were available before then. The advert states "in cask, bottles and on draught".
  11. There was a 1929 newspaper report on reinterring bodies, though it differs with the area that they were placed. The stocks now in the churchyard look to have been originally a few yards up Brooklands Crescent, opposite the houses with the two types of distinctive fronts.
  12. Sheffield Transport and Joint Omnibus Committee - 1958 Tram & Omnibus Time Table - 360 pages - £8 + free postage - for sale here: https://biblio.co.uk/book/sheffield-transport-joint-omnibus-committee-1958/d/1180689279 also lots of Sheffield Telegraph Year Books (industrial and commercial directories) for various years - £10 each
  13. Have you read Sholto's mother-in-laws autobiography? Not sure how much of her daughter/son-in-laws life it would cover, but there's a copy available on ebay for £5.39 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-Chapters-of-My-Life-The-Memoirs-of-Grand-Duchess-Book-condition-good/163643351686?epid=92523466&hash=item2619e76286:g:ffIAAOSwUDZcrfYW
  14. Maybe these newspaper cuttings are of interest?