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  1. Hello Lyn While I was searching the internet I found out certain details about your Dr Pettigrew and her father.I read about a partnership between another doctor and her father at on the Firth Park Road site in 1937.This was mentioned in the London Gazette. When looking through the British Medical Journal index using my university library card there is a mention of an obituary for Dr Enid H Jamieson whose maiden name was Pettigrew.After reading your post about her marrying after retirement I think the obituary might relate to her
  2. Thanks alot for the amount of replies I 'll need to chat with my mum again mentioning the info you've all recalled or found out A Daniel Hamilton Pettigrew is listed in the London Gazette in December 1941 as being in the Indian Army and being promoted to a lieutenant.I wonder if this man could have been captured by the Japanese in Burma/Singapore? After using a Commonwealth War Graves data search engine engine it appears that there were many Indian army FEPOWs who originated from Britain.Some of these men are not listed on the COFEPOW database.The COFEPOW database supposedly lists those that survived and those that died in captivity Therefore there seems to be gaps in the COFEPOW records regarding Indian army men which may explain why no Pettigrews appear on their database.
  3. My great grandmother's and my mother's cousin Robert both had the same doctor which we believe had a surgery in Bocking Road in Bradway. The doctor was called Dr Pettiigrew and he was still practicing medicine when my mother was into her teens so we reckon he was active as a doctor from the 1930s until at least the 1960s When my mother was aged about 10,she started horseriding with a Mrs Hemmingway and this is how she met Dr Pettigrew.He was one of the instructors who also owned the horse which my mother learnt to ride on. What I have been told about this man was that he was supposedly a prisoner of the Japanese in WW2 and it was said he had been beaten and his back had scars on it from these beatings. Unfortunately we can't recall his first names I have used familyrelatives.com to obtain copies of the medical registers of 1940 and 1943 and have found several Dr Pettigrews in the Sheffield area,but none of them seem to mention working in Bradway,just Attercliffe and Ecclesall. There are some Dr Pettigrews in Sheffield Local Studies Libraries' Sheffield Telegraph Obituaries,but all of them died prior to 1960 when my mum knew the man in question Interestingly there was a William Douglas Bruce Pettigrew who qualified as a doctor in 1939 and was registered in Ecclesall.I found a man of the same name being mentioned in the London Gazette in 1939 as being promoted in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Strangely enough though no person by the name of Pettigrew is listed on the database of Japanese prisoners at cofepow.co.uk,which throws this story of our doctor being a FEPOW into some doubt Our Dr Pettigrew also was associated with hunting and my mum has found memories of him Does anyone recall a Dr Pettigrew from Sheffield at all or may know the Hemmingways horse riding tution? Thanks
  4. It's a small world isn't it I did know it still existed,I think I was shown it as my dad was driving to visit my great uncle Ernest.Until the late 90s he lived near the NGH too You're right about the Nurse's home,my mum remembers that. Incidently she was born in that house in 1948.
  5. A few updates,after looking through some family papers,I discovered that by 1937 the Middletons had bought Norwood House.Two years before there are letters addressed to E Middleton to an address in Carlisle Road. In the 1891 census,Ernest's Senior's father Benjamin who was born in Northamptonshire was a coal merchant in Attercliffe.His eldest son Herbert was described as being a coal carter.It seems he followed in his father's footsteps I think the Peter Middleton involved with Barclays bank may be just a coincidence,but I don't know... PS My avatar is a photo of Ernest's AC 'Six ' Car of the 1920s
  6. I think that may be him,I just looked at Ancestry's 11th November free Great War service paper event.While I was looking for someone else I managed to find my great grandmother's brother.On the papers was his next of kin details.It listed Mary Middleton, as being his sister and her address.It stated she was living in 1914 at 62 Clifton Street.So I think you've found him Richard Thanks a lot
  7. Hello I'm new here,I was not born in Sheffield,but my mother and her father's family came from Sheffield. My family research at the moment is focusing upon my great grandfather Ernest Middleton who established a haulage firm,which later his sons Ralph,Alan,Eric and Ernest Junior had a role in. All of his sons are now deceased Around WWI ,he apparently used horses to transport coal,as a very old family photo testifies.In WWI horses became scarce and the family business had to use shell-shocked horses.By WW2 my great grandfather,a WWI Veteran, decided to serve on the home front and worked in a steelworks in Sheffield to avoid being called up and being forced to enter military service again.Eric took over the haulage business and spent his war working as its manager.Documents from my deceased great uncle Ernest,show that when British Road Services,a nationalised haulage firm under British Railways effectively absorbed the business in the late 1940s. I would like to know where I could find any infomation about the business.I suppose trade directories may mention something,but someone clued up might know of better sources of info like commercial history archives/photo libraries etc I don't suppose many people have memories of the firm or even photographs,but I'd be amazed if they do AFAIK, the business and family began in Pitsmoor and later the family moved into Norwood House 65 Norwood Road,but I don't know where the horses then vehicles were based Any help would be gratefully received Thanks Jonathan