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  • Birthday 18/04/1972

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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. E&HO Boundary (any ideas?), adjacent to 294 Handsworth Road.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Woodrow and Co, London. Carr Bank Close, Fulwood.
  7. 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
  8. And this one from 1966. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19366&pos=74&action=zoom&id=21909
  9. 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
  10. https://www.change.org/p/sheffield-council-save-the-old-coroner-s-court-with-an-emergency-article-4-directive
  11. This morning on the side wall of the recent Nether Edge Post Office along Abbeydale Road appears evidence of an older Post Office.
  12. https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/aviator-amy-conquered-sheffield-and-then-the-rest-of-the-world-1-9102758?utm_campaign=Sheffield Star - Daily RSS&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61988652&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--9_uUh5THTR4kaduRyiuslDD4YMfixwvTWOxFvVT74Z9bdErkobBKBNZsoJLA-UEFDCQ34f4aPMLOjlhZ6jTEbD-b5sw&_hsmi=61988652
  13. Out and about delivering flyers today I got to see round the back of properties along Abbeydale Rd. Always interesting for me. Henry White, Washington Rd. Darwin & Co, Queen's Foundry.
  14. Watched this out of interest without knowing it was almost entirely set in Sheffield. Current MP Clive Betts is in it. Interesting piece of recent social history.
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