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Calvin72 last won the day on August 11 2018

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    Transport, industrial archaelogy, pavement features, small stuff that people don't notice.

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  1. W.Simmonett & Son, Broomgrove Rd, Broomhill.
  2. Many thanks for all the replies! Much appreciated everyone. Lots of pointers there.
  3. I'm currently looking at the large scale industrial archaeology in Beeley Woods. Between the Don and the railway there was a lot of mining and some of it is still fenced off. Nearer (and in) the river there are large weirs, slipways, and more. I can't find much about it online or had much luck finding books on the area. Can the good folk on here assist with maps and information that would point me in the right direction about it's history. It's an interesting look round if you don't know it
  4. Hi Steve, Sounds like a non-slip sanitation inspection cover which often had 'starfish' patterns for grip. I have seen William Bush on such items but it's not a very common name on Sheffield features.
  5. Sorry, just seen the duplication! Some great pics on this thread.
  6. Fitzalan Square this morning. Nice section exposed.
  7. Hello All, I'm running the friends group of the bridge and would appreciate a small bit of help. Was the 1841 bridge always just called 'Iron Bridge'? Or was it, or any of it's predecessors, ever named? We are looking at giving it a name (or restoring it's original name). Many thanks!
  8. This book has a list of name changes and interesting accounts of the various name changing programmes in the late 19th and early 20th century (changing duplicate names, simplifications, etc). There is a copy in the Central Library, not sure if it can still be bought online.
  9. E&HO Boundary (any ideas?), adjacent to 294 Handsworth Road.
  10. This recent Sheffield Star obituary piece talks about where the Bridgehouses project fitted in a remarkable life. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/much-loved-sheffield-teacher-set-to-deliver-message-from-beyond-the-grave-1-9542200
  11. Hello All, Very sadly my friend and organiser of the Bridgehouses friends group, John Errington, passed away before Xmas after a long fight with cancer. The friends group, his family, and other supporters will be looking to build on the work previously done on the site. It's worth a visit! The signage and information remains in place and will be expanded on.
  12. Woodrow and Co, London. Carr Bank Close, Fulwood.
  13. Hello All, I'm helping to stage an event on Saturday Dec 1st in conjunction with the University of Sheffield. It will cover a historical development of the modern street combined with rights and ownership issues raised recently in Sheffield after street protests. It's free entry and all welcome. https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/shrg/on-the-streets-1-day-conference
  14. And this one from 1966. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19366&pos=74&action=zoom&id=21909
  15. There are a couple on Picture Sheffield that show the right place. Not sure if blowing them up can shed any light? This one is from c.1900. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19365&pos=37&action=zoom&id=21908