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  1. Most troughs you would find in the Sheffield area would have been carved from a single block of gritstone or sandstone. In some areas of Yorkshire and Derbyshire where slate was easily available they were made of sheets of slate bound together with iron staples to make them watertight, I wonder if there are any of those left in the Sheffield area.
  2. Thanks, I'll have a look at some old maps.
  3. Hello Heartshome, and thank you, are either of the pipes big enough to be the base pipe of the pump please? I have not come across an old type pump with two pipes, normally the base is the lift pipe, but a diesel, petrol, or electrical pump could have been fitted at a later date. Where I live now Lister engined pumps replaced the old hand pumps a long time ago. The last hand pumped well I used you had to prime the pump with a bucket of water to get it working so once you had your bucket full there was not much point in using the pump.
  4. That's cleared that up, thanks Edmund.
  5. According to the site linked to below Green & Hatfield were the first to brew at Cannon Brewery in 1838 and William Stones acquired the brewery in 1912. But Wikipedia says Stones purchased the lease of the Neepsend Brewery in 1868 and renamed it the Cannon Brewery. Does the newspaper advertisement mention the brewers name in 1897 please Edmund . https://www.bcd-urbex.com/stones-cannon-brewery-sheffield/ EDIT It looks like the linked site is not correct because Picture Sheffield has an image labelled "Annual horse parade of William Stones Ltd., Cannon Brewery, Date: 09/06/1902"
  6. Here are the old houses that were behind that trough, Unfortunately it is not a very wide view, I think this photo' was taken in the late 60's or early 70's. The houses and the well that fed that trough are shown on 1850's maps standing all on their own, no other houses on the road.
  7. I lived up the road from here a long time ago and vaguely remember the area. I think the well up by the old houses must have fed the trough at the position shown on the Google image by pipe. The trough was at the side of the road as shown on your maps before the road was straightened. The water then ran under the road into the old allotments. I think the original picture could be the other side of the road in earlier times but have some doubts because it appears to be looking up hill and I thought it was downhill all along that side of the road (or was there as slight mound before the downhill?). The original picture reminds me of a place on Rivelin Valley Road where water ran out of the woods a bit closer to Malin Bridge.
  8. My only idea would be where the old County, Parliamentary, Union and Urban District boundaries crossed Gleadless Road, there is a bend and a triangular shape on the old maps that may match the photo' and where the Meers Brooke crosses under the road would be an ideal place for a well / trough ------ NLS https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3536&lon=-1.4457&layers=168&b=1 and Google Earth.
  9. Thanks, that will be interesting, I wondered if the trough had been re-used as a flower bed or just display near the house, I doubt there will be any trace of the well or pump, but you never know.
  10. Bolsterstone well with pump and trough, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4668924,-1.5930881,3a,37.5y,297.66h,85.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syfR6Tq0bkXQwVTh9F76AqA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  11. A well with pump and trough near the Bishop's House. Using NLS georeferenced maps it looks like it's location would be just in the corner of the garden shown on the pictures. I wonder if the trough is still in the area, I lived by the park, but that was about fifty years ago so I wouldn't remember whether the trough had been re-used in the area. ---------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;w00293&pos=22&action=zoom&id=45640 --------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3510237,-1.4704915,3a,60y,1.03h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sStFfibJwqj3BnOUYGeX_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en ----------- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3512&lon=-1.4708&layers=168&b=3
  12. Anyone got £150.00 to spare, or you can get it on the 'never never' . Reduced from 195.00 ---- "A RARE VICTORIAN NOVELTY SOLID SILVER POCKET OR PEN KNIFE & BUTTON HOOK IN THE FORM OF A FISH. REGISTERED DESIGN NUMBER 342746. MADE BY J NOWILL & SONS HALLMARKED FOR SHEFFIELD 1899" EDIT Now up to 185.00 ( or 16.00 a month ) but accepting offers . ------ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382960772487?ul_noapp=true
  13. 1901 and 1905 Whites have :- Beeley George, I96 Eyre street, shopkeeper BEER RETAILERS. Beeley George, 196 Eyre street,
  14. There have certainly been a lot of changes round there, I don't recognise much on your photo's though I worked night buses out of Leadmill Road garage and sometimes walked straight across there and up Charles Street. Have a look at the then and now by Stuart0742 just below half way down this page featuring car 503 at that location. ---------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3030-tram-locations/page/21/
  15. Not sure where you took this picture from but I think it must be at the end of Paternoster Row, It was a lovely sight seeing trams from all directions crossing these junctions and I never remember seeing anything going wrong apart from general traffic accidents. ------ https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/437500/388500/12/100747
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