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  1. Thanks Edmund , looking closer at the thing on the tower there is something under it at an angle which could possibly be a staircase/ladder.
  2. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
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    J Stead & Co.

    There is currently an invoice for this firm on Ebay dated 1931 - EDIT Just noticed that the date has been changed to 1931, possibly from 1921. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352533107027?ul_noapp=true
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    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Also in a list of straight razor manufacturers here ---------- http://uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html
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    John Baker & Co, Wheeldon Works

    Here are a couple of their marks :-
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    Barnes Green Hospital

    I see that this is a very old post by ex cavator but just in case anyone is still interested I came across this post card on Ebay. The writer certainly wanted to get her money's worth but does mention the Alms Houses. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302979693930?ul_noapp=true
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    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    I am a long way away from Sheffield but it appears that it might be still open , the shop still appears on Google Earth, looking a real mess. and the 'phone number is still listed.
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    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Perhaps this one, T Bates, 16 Dixon Lane. In the 50's it was next to Woolworth's side entrance and later in the 60's after Woollies moved in to the new shop it was next to the Home Stores side entrance. I was more likely to take a jug to the pub for bitter. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s42112&pos=50&action=zoom&id=122725
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    Coal pit Lane

    There are many posts on this very site mentioning Coal Pit Lane and containing probably more information in one place than you will find anywhere else EllisSearcher . Here is a link to search results I have just done, I hope you find something useful in that lot --------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/search/?q="coal pit lane"&sortby=relevancy
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    Coal pit Lane

    Coal Pit Lane became Cambridge Street
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    Tram 132 on Ebay but where exactly?

    I had actually considered that location but could not reconcile the old and modern views, but after having looked at your evidence I think you have solved another mystery RLongden , The tall gable looks quite convincing. Modern clip Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t06804&pos=7&action=zoom&id=118423
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    Hartshead Square

    Also if you go to NLS Georeference maps on the link below you can use the slider bottom left of the page to bring up a modern map over the old ones. You will see that Hartshead has changed a lot, it could be said that it has moved. ---------------- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3837&lon=-1.4676&layers=168&b=1
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    Hartshead Square

    I agree with Edmund , there is a lot of information in those two interesting books and you could possibly understand that information better by cross checking the descriptions with old maps such as the 1888 fire insurance map below which can be found at this link. ----------- http://gallery.bl.uk/viewall/default.aspx?e=Fire insurance maps and plans Yorkshire and Humber&n=20&r=10
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    Tram train

    Thanks, Lemmy117 and lysander , it sounds interesting, perhaps I will see it one day..
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    Tram train

    Hello lysander , as I have not seen Sheffield for many years, and have little knowledge of the Tram Train, the next time you use it could you take a few pictures/films please? I did see the new tram/light railway system to Meadowhall in its early years, but how does it now get to Rotherham, does it switch to the railway lines or have the laid more tram tracks?
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