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  1. There is more information here: http://www.silvercollection.it/ENGLAWILKINSON.html From the same site: "There was no legal requirement to mark electroplated goods and any letter, symbol or number punched in silverplate wares is part of the individual trademark used by manufacturers to customize their own production. Silverplate was used by lower classes as an affordable substitute of sterling silver and UK makers, to gratify the ambition of their customers, often adopted punches composed of a sequence of symbols and letters similar to that used by Assay Offices for sterling silver hallmarking.To prevent abuses and to avoid confusion, the 'crown' symbol in silver plate wares was banned in 1896, reserving its use to sterling silver hallmarked by Sheffield Assay Office. However, the use of pseudo hallmarks was a common practice in the Victorian era and most UK manufacturers adopted trade marks consisting in their initials coupled to '&', 'S' (for Sons or Sheffield), 'EP' (for Electro Plate) and a profusion of symbols inside outlines of various shape (circles, shields, squares) obtaining a result very similar to that present in sterling silver wares. Even the sequence indicating EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) or EPBM (Electro Plated Britannia Metal) was often made in manner to mislead an inexperienced observer. The adoption of initials, instead of manufacturer's name, has had the consequence that many UK trade marks are still now unidentified
  2. Charles Crossley (b 1823) married Mary Poynton (b 1831) - their offspring were: Elias 1857, Fred 1859, Charles 1862, Pollie 1869, Eleanor 1871, Harris (female) 1874?, Mavis 1874? Elias married Eleanor Maria Mountford in1891 - their sons were Arnold Poynton Crossley (b1892) and Ernest (b1877) Fred married Clara Beal in 1881 - Clara's sister Annis (1868) married Charles Henry Champion in 1892 and their daughter was Rhoda Champion
  3. 1637 Harrison’s Survey – Robert Matheman and James Lister occupy parts of Billy Wood 30 June 1827 Messrs Wilson and Hawksworth advertise for sale their shear steel forge with all machinery and gearing recently repaired and weirs, shuttles and dam enlarged. 1749 Thomas Boulsover holds lease of land (from the Duke of Norfolk) for £3 p.a. to build a grinding wheel, with an option to convert to a tilt forge. During this lease the rent of £9 for Nova Scotia Tilts was paid by Boulsover and Thomas Broadbent. Broadbent took the next lease in 1770 at £10 4s p.a. but went bankrupt in 1783. That year Beeley, with two tilts, was let on a 63 year lease for £15 p.a. to John Sutcliffe. He sold the lease the next year for £1050 to Joseph Walker and William Booth who took a new 63 year lease in 1793 and are listed in 1794 with 2 tilts and a forge with a fall of water of 14ft 8in. In 1814 the tilts were “remaining unsold” and more sales were unsuccessful in 1826 and 1827 – Norfolk keeping them and the tenancy being taken from 1826 by John Wilson and John Hawkesworth who were still tenant in 1870 though under a 63 year lease from 1842. By the 1830’s there were 8 water wheels, one to each of the 2 tilts and 2 to each of 2 forges which both had a wheel for bellows - by 1895 the wheels were derelict. Wilson died in 1865 and the works were sold to his executors. By 1874 they held the “Beeley Wood Steel and Iron Works” which were occupied by John Rodgers who had been a sub tenant in 1870. The works were sold between 1889 and 1892, in the latter year they were owned by John Rodgers with Henry Birkinshaw as tenant. (from Crossley “Water Power on Sheffield Rivers”) June 1852 Mr Carlisle bankrupt – he owned Beeley Wood quarry which had been worked for him by Clement Machin who had removed stone and tools and was ordered to return it all to Carlisle’s assignees. August 1856 – Floods wash away two thirds of Wilson Hawkesworth and Co’s weir, also the foundations of their forge building. Their footbridge ended up at Lady’s Bridge. August 1868 – A great fire consumed much of Beeley Wood, property of the Duke of Norfolk and the principal reserve for game in the vicinity. It was started by sparks from a railway engine running through the wood, Fire engines were sent from Sheffield and up to four acres were destroyed. 1869 – by this date a steam hammer was operating, and frightened horses who caused a death in a carriage accident.
  4. I agree with Hugh's "farm labourer" abbreviation. Possibly the next bit is vide 11748 / 37 - vide is latin for see - so refers you to document 11748 / 37 perhaps the full certificate for remission? On the middle line - On performance of party ??
  5. Been back to the Strines today, so I photographed the hare, who had a bad Christmas that year.
  6. Moore took over the photography business at 236 Langsett Road from William Shingler in 1893 - so the Victorian badge seems reasonable. Here's the text of an advert in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph from 16th January 1894: PHOTOGRAPHY: Children a Speciality; Football Groups liberally treated with; Train fares allowed. -- Moore (late Shingler) 236 Langsett road, Sheffield
  7. I think you're correct, Tozzin. There was a Knur and Spell Handicap organised by Mr J. Bonsell in June 1890 at the Belle Vue Hotel in Cricket Road. Even in rural Grensoside in 1912 neighbours objected to knur and spell taking place in a field next to the Angel Inn due to damage and bad language. In 1935 it was still played regularly on Saturday afternoons between Stocksbridge and Deepcar. Around Sheffield it was also known as "Peggy".
  8. The Sheffield Newspapers available on line stop at 1950, so there's plenty of information on the preparations, but nothing when the Festival was underway. Here's the 1939 Census with many of the people still in the area.
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  11. 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:
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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".
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Maybe these newspaper cuttings are of interest?
  23. Here's a map from 1850, though not clear on the graveyard: But there is a thread on this site which does refer to the graveyard and has links to pictures which might help you: Here is a newspaper article from 1899 when it reopened: