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  1. Edmund

    Book - Brinsworth and Tinsley

    I can't see any for sale. Best suggestion would be to photograph all the pages and save it on your computer, at least you'll have the text for reference til you find a copy.
  2. Edmund

    Queenies Fish and Chip Shop

    The pictures come from: Quilietti and related families
  3. In January 1870 the partnership of Francis Howard, Joseph Batt and Thomas Batt was dissolved. They had been making silver-plated German metals goods at their works in Charlotte Street under the name William Batt and sons. He immediately commenced manufacturing electro-plated goods under his own name at the West End Works, West Street. According to the firm's website they moved into the Aberdeen Works in 1873. A good proportion of the firm's trade was in Scotland and Howard himself did much of the sales travelling. By 1881 he was living at 1 Netherfield Terrace, Water Lane, Nether Green and was an Overseer of the Poor for Upper Hallam. He also paid the rent of a cottage at Brook House Hill to be used by the Church of England Temperance Society. At the 1901 census he was living at 9 Storth Lane. He had a serious illness around 1903 but although he recovered he was not the same, and died in Bridlington in June 1905, and was buried at Fulwood Cemetery.
  4. Edmund

    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Isidore Lewis was elected a Socialist councillor for the St Philip's ward in 1946 and in October 1949 was appointed Chairman of the Civil Defence committee. In 1963 Isidore Lewis J.P. was created Mayor. In 1937 he was joint secretary of the Sheffiled Hebrew Education Board (Mr R.Viner was treasurer). Lewis Rose and Co was registered on 21st April 1922 with capital of £2,000. The company took over the existing business of B.Davison and Co. and their object was to carry on business as manufacturing cutlers, silversmiths, electro-platers, buffers, gold and silver refiners, gilders, engineers etc. The initial directors were M.Freedman, 64 Broomgrove Road (M.D) and Mrs M.Rose, Belsize Park, NW London. Their registered office was the Debesco Works, Howard Street Sheffield. In March 1934 there was an explosion at their Norfolk Lane works, in their dust extraction system, when waste celluloid dust ignited. Two men were injured and the remaining four people in the workshop escaped through broken windows. About a hundred staff worked at the site. From the mid 1930s they had offices in Bowling Green Street.
  5. Edmund

    Missing 1912

    The newspaper articles below possibly illustrate the reasons that the Mormons were suspected by the family:
  6. Edmund

    Missing 1912

    William Clarkson died in September 1920, and on 29th September his widow was appointed to his old job, the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Ecclesall North Sub-District. He was buried on 30th September at St Mary's, Walkley.
  7. Edmund

    Moscar Heights

    This must be C H Lea senior
  8. Edmund

    Moscar Heights

    Sarah Olive was C.H Lea's wife and was recorded as the tenant of Moscar Heights when it was amongst a bundle of properties being sold by the Duke of Norfolk in 1919 Mr Lea set up a new cardboard box making limited company in 1928 On Boxing Day 1932 Sarah Olive "the dearly loved wife of Harry Lea, Moscar Heights" died. She was buried at Crookes. In January 1935 Mr Lea, still at Moscar Heights, made a first installment payment of £25 towards the £100 cost of a bedroom in the new Tapton Court Nurses Home. Once the full £100 payment was made, a bedroom would be named after the donor. By April 1936 John and Jean Hunt were living at the house.
  9. Edmund

    Sheffield motor garages

    22nd January 1970 - Raymond Goodison (Motor Engineer, 2 Sheaf Terrace, Prospect Road) was released from bankruptcy proceedings. He had been trading from 119-125 Thomas Street and previously at Lees garage, Broomspring Lane. The bankruptcy petition had been filed 11th August 1966.
  10. Edmund

    Moscar Heights

    Originally Branch House stood on the site, but was replaced by the Moscar Heights building around 1910. From 1913 to 1916 it was occupied by Norman Kirkby Peace and his family. Mr Peace was a Steel Manufacturer and in 1915 was a lieutenant in the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, in charge of Platoon no, 9 of the Sheffield City Battalion. . His wife Hilda died aged 36 in May 1918, leaving four children. She had been noted for her fashion sense before the war and had latterly become a nurse on war work at Hathersage. Cornelius Henry Lea (Cardboard box manufacturer) had the house during the 1920's and into the early 20's. The house had a narrow escape in March 1929 when scots pine trees near the house caught fire and almost engulfed it (there were many moorland fires out of control at this time, due to either ramblers or gamekeepers)
  11. Edmund

    Westall Richardson Knife

    Sarah Street was off Brook Hill, now underneath the Netherthorpe Road dual carriageway as it comes up the hill to the roundabout. The Cavendish Works seems to have been a block of premises that Westall Richardsons gradually took over, as in 1893 they had 2 premises (218 Brook Hill and premises on the west side of Sarah Street). The Lightng Dept photo shows they took over most , if not all of the Brook Hill premises nos. 214 to 220.
  12. Edmund

    Westall Richardson Knife

    12th August 1815 - Westall Richardson born in Sheffield, son of Westall (grinder) and Ann 27th September 1818 - William Richardson born in Sheffield, son of Westall (grinder) and Anne 1841 Census - Mr Westall Richardson (born 1815) is a table knife cutler living at Clarance street 1851 Census - William Richardson (born 1818 states in Manchester?) table knife mnanufacturer living at 4 Monmouth street, family includes son Westall Richardson (born 1844) 4th March 1854 - Cavendish Works Broomspring Lane, for sale due to decease of Thomas Harrison, table knife manufacturer 13th November 1857 - Lost from Cavendish Works, an ass, white with brown spots, Mr Richardson owner 10th February 1866 - William Richardson of Cavendish Works Broomspring Lane fined 14s for allowing dense smoke to be emitted for 21 minutes in the hour from his steam engine furnace 14th January 1869 - Richardson advertsing for a man to make blades for 2 and 3 bladed pocket knives for the American trade 29th November 1869 - Isaiah Stych, engineers tool manufacturer, Cavendish Works, Cavendish street making screw wrenches and Clyburn spanners - note different works with same name, in 1890 William Mitchell making engineers tools there 11th November 1872 - Boy wanted to buff table knives - Westall Richardson, Cavendish Works, Broomhall street 4th September 1875 - Outrage at Cavendish Works Broomhall street, eight whellbands cut into pieces 5th November 1881 - Advert for fork maker includes information that the Cavendish Works Broomhall street is opposite the Fitzwilliam Hotel (ie corner of Fitzwilliam street) 20th November 1884 - Mr Westall Richardson of Cavendish Works plaintiff in a case about delivery and payment of steel 18th October 1890 - Cavendish Works, 60 Broomhall Street to let, a three storey block used as a grinding wheel 22nd April 1892 - Westall Richardson of New Cavendish Works, Sarah Street in court as defendant in false marking case - knives marked London 4th October 1897 - Westall Richardson (Junior born 1844) died at Mulgrave House, 450 Glossop Road, leaving £7164 13s 11d. He had fallen down the Cutlers Hall steps in November 1896 and been knocked unconscious.
  13. Edmund

    Fairfield House

    You're correct with John Fairburn, southside. His picture in 1870 is below (from this site). He was elected as a councillor for St George's ward uncontested in November 1865, and again each year until 1869 when he was elected Alderman. He served as Alderman until he was disqualified in September 1883. Mr Fairburn purchased Fairfield in 1860, before it was completed, for £1,500. He was there until declared bankrupt in 1883, the newspaper article below is quite comprehensive.
  14. Probably a beacon for celebrations, as the location is visible for miles around. For the Diamond Jubilee in 1898 two bonfires were set up - at Mount Zion and Sky Edge - each 20 to 30 tons, 19 feet high, 20 feet in diameter, made of timber, tar barrels and 2 tons of coal. Another possibility is a cage for sightseers to stand safely with their telescope. Lincoln cathedral at a distance of 40 miles was visible. The building was previously called Cross Hill, (note Cross Lane still leads towards Crookes) but after alterations in 1865 which added the tower, was renamed Wesley Tower. Mr Howlden made this change in reference to his mother Ann Howlden's meeting with John Wesley. In 1782 Wesley was preaching in Norfolk Street Chapel, and on leaving he saw a little girl in the crowd, who he spoke with and gave a sixpence. She was Ann Howlden and she became a lifelong Methodist until her death in 1867.
  15. Armed with his soldier number, this medical record comes up:
  16. If you want to risk £3.50 there is a medal card available from the National Archives here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2295683 There's not a great deal of information on them, but you can see a preview of the card before you buy it. Maybe if you have his medals you could compare them with those listed? There's no guaranteeing it's the correct William Garner but it relates to soldier number 203913, East Yorkshire Regiment
  17. Most of the WW1 service records were destroyed by German bombing in WW2. Before spending money purely to access the records, I would check that the records you are interested in survived the Blitz. I have had a look at Find My Past and there are no WW1 service records found for William Garner. However - there is a record for a William Garner who joined as a regular aged 17yrs 6 months in 1898. He would be likley to have been recalled to serve in WW1 and his Regiment was the East Yorks. So if this was your great grandfather you would be able to see any records of his first stint that survive. This fellow lived at 9 Backfields, Walkley and was a moulder at Osborne and Co. If he is your great grandfather, send a private message and I can forward copies of his service record.
  18. Edmund

    E M Dickinson

    Edwin Murray Dickinson started recruiting managers for his new cutlery firm at 11 Cambridge Street in 1882, soon followed by recruitment of workers. The original premises ( warehouse, offices, cutlers shops with steam power) were offered to let in November 1887, and new premises at 51 Division Street were occupied early in 1888. By October 1883 Dickinson was advertising the Division Street premises to let, ready to move into another new works (still called Murray Works) at 122 Rockingham Street. It was probably a good location for the company close to the fire station, as they had several fires over the years On 12th October 1901 notice was given that the firm was to be converted to a limited company: By March 1908 the Rockingham Street works were for sale: In 1909 the deeds for their new premises at 203 Arundel Street were deposited to secure a £3,000 loan from the Sheffield Banking Company. On Christmas Eve 1926 several hundred pounds worth of damage was caused by a fire at the Arundel Street works. The founder, Edwin Dickinson died on 21st October 1930 aged 81 at his home at 449 Crookesmoor Road. On 23rd May 1939 the firm went into voluntary liquidation
  19. There appear to have been at least 2 William Garners from Sheffield who served in WW1. Private Garner of the East Yorkshire Regiment was wounded in July 1916 - his photograph from "Photographs from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 1914-1917 vol. 2" (reference Local Studies 940.43 SSTQ) is here: Private Garner of the Notts and Derby Regiment was discusssed in the article below from the Daily Telegraph 30th April 1917, though no photograph.
  20. Edmund

    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Here's a selection of press cuttings etc. They are in chronological order and I think tell the story of the firm. I haven't found a mention of a strike, but there was a huge fire in 1893 quickly followed by bankruptcy proceedings. John Baker died aged 82 on 29th January 1927 and was buried in Walkley cemetery.
  21. Edmund

    Painted Advertisements

    and here it is in its prime in 1963 (from picturesheffield)
  22. Edmund

    Bunker Hills, Wadsley Bridge

    In 1901 the census enumerator walked as follows: Railway Hotel, Penistone Road, Crossley Mount, Crossley View, Trafalgar Place, Rose Bank, May Buildings, Bunkers Hill, Vine Cottage, Fishers Building, Rock House (now at top of Maidstone Road), Mount Pleasant, back to Bunkers Hill, Pheasant Inn, Fairest Houses 1901 map of the area: Quite difficult as few of the houses/terraces have their names marked on the maps, though some have their names engraved on plaques on their frontages. My best guess would be that Bunkers Hill was (is?) somewhere near Trafalgar Road.
  23. Try picturesheffield: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y09270&pos=5&action=zoom&id=121129 His Soldier Number was 3843, his Rank was Private, his Corps was 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. He is also mentioned here: