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  1. Source Jonathan Eastwood.
  2. https://books.google.com/books?id=lcYYAAAAMAAJ Ralph Edmund Turner - 1934 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions In Sheffield — "Sheffield the Black! in ugliness supreme" — about Paradise Square, in Silver Street, down Pudding Lane, beside ... there were the ale-houses, the streets, and the square; in the last were exhibitions of bull-baiting, bear-baiting, ...
  3. Botanical Gardens If the gardens opened in 1836, how likely is it that Runcorn (Ladsley) was the last bear ward ??
  4. " This, I believe, was the last bull-bait in Sheffield. As a sad. though fitting sequel, I may add that this man, Runcorn, was eventually (May, 1824), so fearfully worried by his own bear, in a field on the Intake road, that he died in consequence, in the Sheffield Infirmary." LEIGHTON: Runcorn's real name was William Ladsley. I believe the circumstances of his death were these. He had the bear, which -was usually a very peaceable plain," near his residence in the Park. In some way, never explained, the bear becoming suddenly enraged against its master, turned upon him, knocked him down, and worried him on the spot. The poor man's body was taken up in a shockingly mutilated state, though it was with difficulty it could be liberated by slipping dogs at the bear. The murderer was shortly afterwards shot; the hind paws of the animal were fourteen inches long. "REMINISCENCES OF OLD SHEFFIELD" Leader This out of copyright material has been transcribed by Eric Youle, who has provided the transcription on condition that any further copying and distribution of the transcription is allowed only for noncommercial purposes, and includes this statement in its entirety. Any references to, or quotations from, this material should give credit to the original author(s) or editors.
  5. Considerably more risky - bear-baiting I think; anyhooooo it killed him a smidge whilst he was walking with it unmuzzled.
  6. Bunch of names from 1850's.
  7. 1813 A RichardB Transport post; rare indeed ...
  8. 24th May 1824, William Runcorn, Sheffield's last bear-ward was killed in the Park. So, what was a bear-ward ?
  9. Just how old was this building (before it got re-arranged terminally in the Blitz), any ideas ?
  10. Foundation stone of Town Hall number 3 laid 23rd June 1808 (the one near Waingate).
  11. Tis exactly one year ago that we underwent the last "upgrade". This, of course, resulted in the site not working correctly and the fact we've not had a new member since November. Hey-ho ...
  12. Anniversary; bumping old posts. A reminder, if any were needed, of just how wonderful this site has been in the past, before one too many upgrades. Sad.
  13. Bennett, John Michael, unemployed of 12 Briary Avenue, High Green, Sheffield lately carrying on business as a Publican at Halfway House, 80 Britannia Road, Sheffield S9 5JH and previously at Crows Nest, High Pavement, St John's Road, Hyde PArk, Sheffield. Court : Sheffield. No of matter 34 of 1896. Date of Order - 25th March 1986 it says ...
  14. and other 'orrible stuff going on ... Source
  15. Source 28th February 1794.
  16. Source Haven't a scooby if this has already been posted.
  17. Wiki "On Jane Street is the Grade II listed building known as the Old Post Office, built from gritstone with a slate roof in 1835, it was originally an inn called Heaven House or Heaven's Gate and later The Cross Daggers. Later it served as a registry office, vestry and school and latterly as a post office, it is now a private dwelling divided into several flats." it says ... Earliest I know of is James Siddons, Old Horns 1833 and Ann Morton at Cross Daggers in 1833 which might imply there were different buildings, or then again, maybe it doesn't.
  18. Thanks. I was handed a copy of a small photo of my father, taken 1949 or 1950 outside number 15 Lump Lane. Close to the building so just a chunk of wall really. Would have been occupied by my late Uncle Charlie Brant