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  1. Taken from the topic "What School did you go to" here is a list of Secondary Schools and associated members. This could be the start of your list DaveH

    Secondary School - Member - Year Left

    Abbeydale Grange - Plain Talker - 1978

    Ashleigh School - DaveH - 1974

    Birkdale - RichardS - 1991

    Bradfield - Zeb - 1983

    Brooke - Hutch - 1967

    Brooke - Knightstemplar - 1983

    Burngreave Girls - Lynn.55 - 1969

    Central Tech - PaulH - 1967 .> 1970

    Chaucer - Waterside Echo - 1959

    Chaucer - RichardB - 1980

    Chaucer - PGMetcalf - 1983

    Chaucer - Ukelele Lady - ????

    City - Linzi - 1991

    City Grammar - Lyn 1 - 1957

    Colley - Dewtily Dave - 1960

    Colley - Dunsbyowl - 1981

    De La Salle - Gasman - 1958

    De La Salle - Dex - 1972

    De La Salle - Poppychristina - 1960??

    Earl Marshal - Eightbelow - 1983

    Ecclesfield Grammar - Buxtongent - 1958

    Firth Park Grammar - Bayleaf - 1964

    Firth Park Grammar - MickJJ - 1972

    Firth Park Grammar - Davecanning - 1972

    Frecheville Comp - Draco - 1983

    Frecheville Comp - Stalborg - 1983

    Gleadless Valley - Markbaby - 1976

    Hatfield House - Syruo - 1963

    Hatfield House - Bemerchez - 1969

    High Storrs - Plain Talker - 1980

    Hinde House - Johnm - 1960

    Hinde House - Texxuk - 1969

    Hurlfield Boys - PDB215 - 1966

    King Ecgbert - Ellesse - 1962

    King Ecgbert - Chris Akabusi - 2003

    King Edward VII - Huthwaite - 1977

    Norfolk - SteveHB - 1970

    Norfolk - Stuart0742 - 1972

    Norfolk - DaveH - 1972

    Norfolk - SheffBlade - 1990 > 1992

    Norfolk - ShellyBarnes - 1976

    Norfolk - Shely - 1979

    Norfolk - Wayneybabes - 1990

    Notre Dame - Tommo - 1959

    Sir John Fisher - Paulh- 1965 > 1967

    Tapton - Wessie Mick - 1976

    Tapton - Pete61 - 1978

    Thornbridge - Vox - 1964

    Thornbridge - Smiffster - 1983

    Wisewood - mrsc - 1983

    Wybourn - Cads Kelly - 1969

    Any additions, errors or comments post here

    my first school Broomhill [ still there] my last All Saints Boys demolished alongwith All Saints Church , which l have said before deplorable Skeets


  2. Hello everyone,

    I'm new to all this so hope I am posting this to the right place and that it is relevant!

    My 4x ggrandfather was a flaxdresser/farmer called Christopher Ibbotson, many of whose descendants were fairly prominent industrialists during Victorian times. I have collected large amounts of information about the various branches but am interested here in knowing whether anyone can provide any information about the attached photograph of a printer's plate: I bought it recently on ebay because Richard Ibbotson, Saw Maker, was one of my 4x great uncles. I know from trade directories that his factory was located for many years at "24 Norfolk lane & 183 Norfolk street". This was still the address in 1881, the year after he died. By 1905 the company (no longer in the family) was located at "Shoreham Works, White Croft". Apart from the attached, I have yet to find any photographs or prints of the factory and don't know whether the two locations above are one and the same and, if not, which one is represented in the picture?

    I would appreciate any information anyone may have to help me with this,

    Many thanks,

    John Ibbotson

    HI John There was a GEORGE IBBOTSON SAW MAKERS Firm in Bailey lane in the 40's l worked on the extension to the office block, and still have a pocket knife that was given to me. as for your print, the firm could have been on Shoreham street,but knowing the area for the last 70yrs l don't recognise the building, it could have been on the site of the now Bramhall lane football ground , which of course, takes in Shoreham st.

    Cheers Skeets.


  3. ANOTHER MYSTERY CLOCK

    Where in Sheffield, within the City and not close enough to a pub for my liking, is this mystery clock?

    Stuart0742 is barred from entering as he already knows the answer, but I have included a little extra clue for skeets

    H DaveH its your clock, and the print on the picture is a shot of old Mother Riley


  4. I need more clues. Otherwise I'm tempted to get the van out and drive around the outskirts, turning my back to every pub I see.

    Are we somewhere round maybe Holmesfield or Dore or Totley ?

    Sorry delay in answering yes you were on the right track, skeets


  5. OK, where is this mystery object.

    Its not quite in Sheffield but can be seen from it and you may find half the answer in the Sheffield pubs list.

    I get the impression that these quizzes are getting a little bit silly ;-)

    DaveH Sorry Dave for the duff clues put it down to old age, but it did stir the S... sorry, l mean't Skeets [bit more confusion] but l had'nt seen the clock for over 20 yrs and l knew there was only 4 spaces in one of the 5 min sections and didn't know about the other mistakes, but it was a good guess about him being drunk. skeets


  6. Hillsborough and Owlerton

    Now... Can anyone help me with Methodist Churches in the Hillsborough and Owlerton area?

    Obviously there's Trinity Hillsborough still on Middlewood Road.

    http://www2.sheffieldtoday.net/features/pr.../pdf/p14-21.pdf

    And I know about the Wesleyan Reform Union.

    http://www.cairparavel.free-online.co.uk/o...on/history.html

    But were there any others?

    Archives have records and registers for: Hillsborough Trinity and a Hillsborough Wesleyan. There's a photo at PictureSheffield. Was it on Langsett Road, if so whereabouts?

    Also there are archives for Owlerton Penistone Road UM, Owlerton Wesleyan (is this the same as the Wesleyan Reform or was there another?) and a New Connexions (which might be the same as the Penistone Road UM, as NC and UMFC joined in 1907 to form the UM's).

    So any ideas to clarify this lot?

    And just to add to the mixture, where does this picture fit in to it all? Was Trinity originally a Prim?

    While youre that way, is Midhurst rd, the sort of Chaple you are looking for. Skeets.


  7. Great stuff, Thank you.

    I was never a Springsteen fan, but enjoyed the video; we need more from YouTube, I'm too old to understand it all but I'm sure there is lots more Sheffield stuff out there to be discovered.

    Music-wise I'm more into Caruso, Donna Summer and Mungo Jerry, kind of Disco Jugband Blues Operetta which you don't find too much of ...

    <RichardB removes the tongue from his cheek>

    I worked in the building trade most of my life but still prefer classical music much to my pals disbelief,

    Skeets


  8. Both of these methods seem to use a digital camera to record a projected image, in the case of the capture box the image will be bright and the projector and camera axes will be aligned, although it would appear the image would have to be laterally inverted as it is effectively viewed from the back of a screen (easily done with a mirror). With the second method the image will be darker and not in perfect alignment as the camera and projector lenses can't be in the same place at the same time. I wonder how well either method copes with flicker caused by the difference in frame /scan rates (If film is being shown at 18fps and video scanned at 25 fps some of the video frames will be blank or partially blank while the projector shutter is closed to move the film to the next frame) and how these systems cope with the "texture" of the screen (presumably the capture box will have a ground glass screen). I also assume that if transfering a sound film this is done electrically from projector audio out to camera mic. or audio in otherwise the camera would pick up a lot of projector noise if you were forced to use the microphone.

    I know the quality of 8mm film isn't fantastic but I wonder how good the digitised copies are. If SteveHB has experience of using such a device perhaps he could comment on this.

    Talk about BLINDING WITH SCIENCE


  9. The Royal Hospital in 1932

    A short film about life in the hospital, narrated by Tony Capstick

    (TRT 3:57)

    YouTube

    HI STEVEHB I thought l was going to see myself on that clip of the Royal Hospital, l had my tonsils and anedoits out in this hospital in 1932 l was in the Bernerd Wake ward for two weeks . Skeets


  10. I don't know Burngreave Road very well, however, a quick search ...

    William LONGBOTTOM Physician & surgeon & medical & public vaccinator, Brightside West District 139 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    Samuel MORTON Surgeon 8 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    George ROBINSON Surgeon 1 & 3 & 152 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    Walter HALLAM Surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator Brighouse East District 30 & 32 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    Frank S HARDY Surgeon 32 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    William Edwin HEAL Surgeon 4 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    Henry George DICKMAN Surgeon 8 & 10 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    W. Dakin MART Surgeon 109 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    John WIER Physician & Surgeon 1 & 3 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    William LONGBOTTOM Physician, surgeon & medical officer and pyblic vaccinator for Brightside 139 & 141 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    John Henry BROWN Physician & surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    James MACKINNON Surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator for the Pitsmoor district 139 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    W T Dakin MART Surgeon 109 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    William C TAYLOR Surgeon 5 & 7 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    John WIER Physician & surgeon 1 & 3 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    William Rous KEMP Surgeon 103 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Alexander R R HUDSON Physician & surgeon 4 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Frank S HARDY Surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator for the Burngreave District, S 32 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Arthur Henry Howard HOWARD Physician & surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Road; h. 72 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Henry George DICKMAN Surgeon 8 & 10 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Frederick Richard BRAY Physician & surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    James MACKINNON DSO Surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator for the Pitsmoor district h. 139 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    W T Dakin MART Surgeon 109 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    Frank S. HARDY surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator for the Burngreave district 32 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    Henry George DICKMAN Surgeon 8 & 10 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    George JACKSON Physician & surgeon 5 & 7 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    Miss Annie D SYKES Physician & surgeon 103 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    John WIER Physician & surgeon 1 & 3 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    Frederick Richard BRAY Physician & Surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    John BROWN Surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    Arthur Henry Howard HOWARD Physician & surgeon 12-14 Burngreave Rd.;h. 72 Burngreave Rd Kelly's 1925

    John Henry BROWN Surgeon 14 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    Alexander HUDSON Physician & Surgeon 4 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    So they weren't all postmen, shop assistants etc.

    RichardB Dr Wier was my fathers doctor, an abrubt man , it was a bank holiday week end when my father was very ill and thought he was almost dead l went to the doctor explained the situation he said" lwas expecting it"and wrote out a death certificate, l said arn't you coming to see him,no im going to be busy today, l said its strange giving a death c; without seeing him, his reply you can tear it up if he does'nt die, l was angry to say the least . skeets


  11. Hello skeets,

    nice to see your back online.

    It's a very interesting point that you make about the Coli

    as all the history books say it was demolished.

    I have sent a message/question to 'Heeley History Workshop'

    so lets see if they have any more info.

    Steve

    HI SteveHB hope you are keeping ok , l hope you have enlightend the HeeleyWorkshop that the HEELEY COLISEUM MAIN STRUCTURE HAS NOT BEEN DEMOLISHED. SKEETS.


  12. John S SLACK Superintendent, West Riding Constabulary 9-11 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    James SOMERSET Police superintendent 9 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    James SOMERSET Superintendent, West Riding Constabulary 9-11 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Samuel FLINT Superintendent 24 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Henry M CLARK Insurance superintendent 20 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Henry M CLARK Insurance superintendent, Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society h. 20 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    George Hartley STEVENSON Superintendent Burngreave Cemetery Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Samuel FLINT Superintendent 24 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    HI RicharB Where l was apprentice, was just off Burngreave rd, and we did work for Superintendent Flint, and l remember working on his house sometime during the war,in Mountview rd where he lived, he had retired by then, skeets


  13. Thomas William DEY Professor Of Dancing 107 Burngreave Road White's 1911

    William Henry PEASEGOOD Professor of music 89 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Herbert Chisholm JACKSON Professor of Music 110 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    Herbert Chisholm JACKSON Professor of music 110 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    John Henry LARDER Professor of music 116 Burngreave Road White's 1919

    John Henry LARDER Professor of music 116 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1925

    John WHITEHEAD Professor of music 89 Burngreave Road Kelly's 1893

    RICHARDB SO THIS IS WHERE THE SOUND OF MUSIC ORIGINATED I WOULD IMAGINE , THOMAS WILLIAM DEY ,WAS LILLIAN DEY'S FATHER I BELIEVE, SHE RAN THE SCHOOL OF DANCING ON PITSMOOR RD [WHERE I HAD MY FIRST DANCING LESSON] SHE WAS A BIG GIRL, AND USED TO PULL HER PUPIL LIKE A CART HORSE ,THIS PLACE WAS LATER TO BECOME THE MOJO CLUB RUN BY PETE STRINGFELLOW.

    SKEETS, PS. AS FOR OSBOURNE HOUSE, IT WAS RUN, DURING THE WAR , AS A HOME FOR NAUGHTY GIRLS, BY NUNS . AND THOSE MISSING SLATES ,WERE NOT DISLODGED BY THE WIND, NOTE HOW THEY WERE REMOVED EITHER SIDE OF THE LEAD VALLEY, FOR EASEY REMOVAL[MOST LIKELY SOMEONE HAD A JOB FOR IT, BUT WERE DISTURBED] WITHOUT DAMAGE, MOST LIKELY IT IS 6/9 POUND LEAD SO WILL BE VERY COSTLY. SKEETS


  14. Whilst reading about tramps ,it brought to mind of an lrishman l once met, when l was about 16 , our boss at that time was FRANK ASTLING, a very kind fellow , this chap had asked for a job, Frank asked what he did and the answer came "oim a foine layer of bricks sorr" me and the lads laughed, go on we'll give thee a try, said Frank, then the next "any chonce o a sub sorr" Frank refused but said if i'm satisfied wi what thas done at end of the day we'll see ,so up he jumps on the lorry the job was rebuilding a stone wall , next thing he wants to borrow a trowel , and got blank stares, he said stuff your tools , and proceeded to fashion something resembling a trowel out of a pile of old broken slate, he had 2 pieces ,he set too, and worked like a trojon ,we stood aghast as the wall went up very fast ,and very neat ,when the boss came he said ok, and asked how much he expected by way of a sub, oh the price of a few pints and a meal, he gave him 5 bob, he carried on the next day with his tools fresh out of hoch.l walked part way home with Patrick ,he was a very interesting man, he was staying at the Salvation Army doss house 1 shilling a night and a mug of tea, dont tell the boss l shall only be here the week, he was, Skeets


  15. Hadfields at East Hecla Works on Vulcan Road was truly one of the great Sheffield firms, and it is a tragedy that it has disappeared. I worked in the offices there for a short time in the 1950s --in the Sales R department, where the boss was a guy called Jack Bowles. I cannot imagine that any of the people who were in that office with me are still around, for most of them were a lot older than me. My closest colleague at that time was a lad called Mike Williams, and I believe he later ran a ppst office somewhere in the Sheffield area, but, sadly, he died a few years ago.

    I know that one of the people in the metallurgy department was the famous old Sheffield United player Harry Johnson, who scored more than 200 goals for the Blades. In that department, too, there was a man called Knowles.

    HI OC ST A very good friend of mine was the assisant chief engineer, at the time you speak of, his name was Stanley Pell did you know him Skeets


  16. Hi everyone,

    I am researching the genealogy of the Mort and Morte families, particularly in the West Riding of Yorkshire. So far we have been able to trace back to John Mort born c1760.

    The Mort and later the Morte families were resident in the area between Wakefield and Rotherham, taking in areas to the East including Barnsley and Hoyland. One branch of the family was based closely around the area of Racecommon Road in Barnsley including Shaw Lane and Shaw Street; another was based further towards Sheffield and based around the Birdwell area. Most of the Morts were miners.

    The Morte name seems to have occurred at several points in time with different branches, mostly the name changing from Mort at the registering of a Birth or a Marriage.

    The direct line to me appears to be:

    • John Mort (b. c1760)
    • Joseph Mort (b. c1795)
    • John Mort (b. 1824)
    • George Henry Mort (1856)
    • Vernon Algernon Morte (1887)
    • Harold Morte (1922)

    Vernon Algernon Morte held the licence at The Crown Inn, Summerfield Street in Sheffield between 1928 and 1931.

    Related individuals are David Truswell, Bertha Truswell, George Cassy, Jane Elizabeth Cassy, John Woodhead, William Arthur Woodhead, Anne Hickling.

    I am particularly interested to fill in some of the many gaps and, if possible, find photographs for some of the individuals and places concerned.

    Any and all help gratefully accepted.

    Thanks,

    Ric

    I DID SOME WORK FOR A MR MORT ARCHITECT/ OFFICE ACROSS FROM EADON /LOCKWOOD'S SALE ROOM.

    SKEETS


  17. Joseph Fearnehough, Saw and Scythe manufacturers (and Sons), Wicker Lane (White's 1833)

    Joseph Fearnehough (& Son), Ledger blade, spiral cutters & machine knife manufacturers, Wicker Lane (Pigot's 1841)

    Joseph Fearnehough (& Sons), Merchants, factors & manufacturers, Wicker Lane (Pigot's 1841)

    Joseph Fearnehough (& Sons), Scythe & hay, straw &c. knife manufacturers, Wicker Lane (Pigot's 1841)

    Henry Fearnehough, Sawsmith, Wicker Lane (White's 1849)

    http://www.sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk/

    HI Richard Thanks for the editing do you think you could find any dates or info on the William Fearnehough firm ie when they moved there,and then to Bakewell seems a bit strange re date of Joseph being in business there when he states that my ggg built the wicker works around 1825 when he was still appr; to him. Cheers skeets


  18. 1814/ 50 ERA

    JOSEPH FEARNEHOUGH WAS BORN 1806, IN SCOTLAND ST, [ NEXT HOUSE TO NOWELL AND SON MANUFACTURERS] ,[HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF SAW AND SYCTHEMANUFACTURERS GARDEN ST NOW AT DARNALL[FERNITE] IS NOW THE NAME I BELIEVE] HE STARTED WORK AT 6 YRS OLD, FOR A SCALE AND SPRING MAKER, NAMED WHITE ,ON MEADOW ST, [bELT DOLLYING] I THINK IT WAS APPLYING A SUBSTANCE TO SECURE GRIP ON THE PULLEY WHEELS, FOR THIS HE WAS PAID 18 PENCE A WEEK, ON TOP OF THIS HE WAS PAID 6 PENCE A WEEK ,TO START AT 5 IN THE MORNING TO CLEAN ALL THE FAMILY'S SHOES AND BOOTS , FEED AND GROOM THE PONY. EXCEPT FOR A FEW PENNIES HE SAVED THE REST [NO MENTION OF GIVING HIS MUM ANY OF IT] AND BY HE WAS ELEVEN HE BOUGHT A SUIT OF CLOTHES, AND NEW SHIRT AND SHOES , HE ONCE LOANED A WOMEN WORKER A SHILLING FOR A WEEK AND RECIEVED 2PENCE INTEREST OTHERS CAME AND SOON HE WAS VERY WELL OFF, WHEN HE WAS 14 HE WENT TO LEARN A TRADE, UNDER MY GGGRANDAD,[ LATE AT BAKEWELL] AS A SAW MAKER, AFEW YEARS LATER GGG BUILT NEW WORKSHOPS IN WICKER LANE [ AT THAT TIME THERE WAS ANIMAL PENS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE WICKER BUYING AND SELLING]ALSO THE FAIR HELD THERE. UP SPITAL HILL WAS WALKER AND EATONS WORKS AND SORBYS WORKS ,THERE WAS A LARGE HOUSE OPPOSITE ,OWNED BY MR SORBY. THERE WERE NO MORE HOUSES TILL THE 12 O'CLOCK WHEEL LATER THE ALBION STEEL WORKS AND THE 12 O'CLOCK INN, THEN NO MORE BUILDINGS TILL ROYLE MILL. 2YRS AFTER HIS APPR; WAS FINISHED, HE WENT TRAVELLING TAKING ORDERS , IN 1837 HE WENT TO LONDON ON BUSINESS , STARTING FROM THE TONTINE HOTEL , WHERE LATER STOOD THE NEW MARKET.

    THE TRIP TOOK 2 DAYS AND A NIGHT ,AT EACH STOP TO CHANGE HORSES THE COACHMAN HAD TIPS AT EVERY STOP. LATER,HE USED TO GO BY COACH TO THORNE, THEN STEAMBOAT TO HULL ,THEN ANOTHER TO LONDON BOTH QUICKER AND CHEAPER. AROUND THIS TIME THERE WERE PICKFORDS, GAMBLES, AND JOHNSON HUNT AND MOSS, WHO ALL HAD WAGGONS THAT TOOK GOODS SOUTH AND BROUGHT BACK RAW MATERIALS. HE REMEMBERS THE SHREWSBURY HOSPITAL, BEING WHERE LATER STOOD THE VEGETABLE MARKET, IT WAS SUNK BELOW STREET LEVEL, ENTRY TO THE GROUNDS WAS DOWN SOME STEPS THESE GROUNDS TOOK THE AREA FROM THE MARKET, TO THE CANAL WHARF. AS A YOUNG LAD, ABOUT 1816 ,HE RECALLS SEEING FEASTS AT BROAD LANE , SCOTLAND ST, PHILADELPHIA, OWLERTON, CROOKES LITTLE SHEFFIELD [HIGHFIELDS], HEELEY, ATTERCLIFFE . GREASEY POLES AND PRIZES HUNG UP FOR THOSE WHO GOT TO THE TOP . [[ THESE WRITINGS WERE GIVEN WITH THE PERMISSION OF A MRS D.G.WARD ]] NOT KNOWN TO ME . CHEERS SKEETS.


  19. HI Falls regards farms in that area up foxhill rd past the foxhill farm on the left the next farm was Shaw hill farm ran by the Walker family from the early 30ties to the 70ties and another of the brothers was John Walker who owned Lower Hirst farm which is on Gramps map the same period and the sons are still there.

    Skeets

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