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  1. Facinating photographs, they say (picturesheffield.com) 1900-1919. http://www.picturesheffield.com s17311
  2. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1462139
  3. Latest Park Hill plans revealed www.rmcmedia.co.uk/vibe/movers-and-makers/article/Latest-Park-Hill-plans-revealed
  4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47612876
  5. should have read it more thoroughly I see it now, I should have read it more thoroughly
  6. Thanks tozzin, I managed to go back to December 18th, 1847.
  7. Surprised to find that Sheaf Island appears to have started (southern end), near the Porter Book and it's confluence with the River Sheaf, seen on this modded c.1853 map. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/435750/386848/13/100452
  8. Over one hundred images of Hyde Park flats at http://www.picturesheffield.com/
  9. Albert Paulson cutlery manufacturer, 28 Sidney Street, Sheff 1. (1957 Kelly's directory extract), Albert also appears in the 1965 edition, at the same address.
  10. Here you are, on page 2 of theThen & Now Discussions topic.
  11. From the 1957 Kelly's directory.
  12. Early 1970's I worked for one of the Boldocks, a well known Sheffield family in the wet fish & poultry business, so obviously we sold rabbits. You would think that a rabbit was just a rabbit, which it is, but we sold two sorts of rabbits, the fresh unskinned that was seen hanging in or outside the shop, you would ask for it to be cleaned and portioned, part of could be bought or the whole animal. The other rabbit was a bit less known to customers and the public, they came frozen and boxed from China, they came skinned and cleaned with an intact body, except for one thing, the frozen imports came with no head. The imports were often the clean rabbit portions seen for sale on the sellers slab, so no head, no fresh rabbit. No idea if this still applies today.
  13. When I was very young (late 1950's - early 60's) my father had an allotment in the Farm grounds off Granville Road, there were lots of rabbits living in the railway embankment and the fields within the grounds. Dad used to set wire snares and catch them, rabbit stew was a regular meal in our house.
  14. The Merry England bar was under the Black Swan, it used to open late in the evening when the Black Swan closed.
  15. Looks like Ravels was on Fargate, between Dixons and Dolcis http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.s42650 Here's an enlarged crop taken from the above image.
  16. 1884 - 1938, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2512800d-c47c-4c7f-a616-d37ec4be9bf9 A C Woodrow & Co. https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/A._C._Woodrow_and_Co
  17. This? https://goo.gl/maps/CVAEgyijGg42
  18. A few more pictures of Hyde Park flats .. http://shefeld.tumblr.com/tagged/hyde-park-flats