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  1. boginspro

    Richards knife.

    I have put a few bits about Wostenholm / Wolstenholm / Wolstenholme on the Sheffield Ebay items section here --------
  2. On Ebay at the moment described as "1930 pages from ledger with letters and advertising and price list from George Wostenholm and sons Sheffield. With Scottish connection." and "Pages from old sheffield ledger of George Wostenholm & sons dated 1930/31 totals 4 letters and 3 advertisements and 1 postcard" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163543357592?ul_noapp=true https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163543349893?ul_noapp=true
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    Hello from Cornwall

    I know that feeling, we were twice split up from friends and neighbours when they pulled our houses down in the area. It would have been great had they considered more renovation / modernisation instead of demolition for this and many other parts of Sheffield.
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    Hello from Cornwall

    Welcome KateR , I think you will find that you have come to the best place for Sheffield history and memories. I have fond memories of the Heeley and Meersbrook area having lived and worked round that area in a few locations from the late 40's to the late 70's . I have not got a picture of the front of that house but if I am right in saying that it was just past Brooklyn Road I think you will be able to pick it out on this 1935 aerial shot.
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    Victoria Hall

    There were many different things happening at the Victoria Hall, I did go to a small private exhibition of sorts which was linked with a prize giving related to the trade I was in., I also remember going to a kid's party there and in later days a conference. Here is an exhibition about 1948 of church furniture made in the SSAHS workshops at Dundee. (C) Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;arc00337&pos=1&action=zoom&id=94466
  6. This spoon on Ebay has an unusual design which I don't think I have seen before. It's good to see that this firm, established in 1870, is still going strong at the Aberdeen Works on Trafalgar Street. Any observations on the spoon design please and I also wondered how the works got it's name? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254105075622?ul_noapp=true
  7. Something about that here, but just a forum so make of it what you will, -------- https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=11466
  8. Here is a favourite picture I have of the bank and Electra Palace, such interesting buildings, it's a shame we have lost both.
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    Rough Bank

    That must be a reference to the Chequers Pub just past Weigh Lane going up Rough Bank. Plenty of Simonites around the area in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, here are just some from directories of the time and below is Simonite Lane on a 1935 map. 1833 Simonite Joseph, table blade forger, Rough bank, Park 1845 Simonite, Joseph, table knife maker, Rough Bank Park 1854/6 Simonite Isaac, grocer &c. 63 Broad Street, Park 1862 Simonite Isaac, 59 Broad Street, beeerhs 1879 Simonite Arthur,13 Bernard Lane, table knife ctlr 1879 Simonite Mrs. 1 Rough Bank, Eliza Shopkecper 1879 Simonite Isaac, coal dlr. & carter, 3, Court 10, Park Hill Lane. 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth Lane, cart owner 1901 Simonite Herbert, 22 Talbot Road, labourer 1901 Simonite John, 73 Weigh lane, shopkeeper, coal dealer & beer retailer, 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth lane Pk. cart owner, 1905 Simonite Leonard, 33 Rough Bank, shopkeeper
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    Looking at this post again I wondered how many of the stone carvings / gargoyles etc. were saved before the flooding. For instance, Peeping Tom from Derwent Hall stables is / was displayed at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel. There must have been many other pieces of stone work saved but where are they all?
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    Turners Hill off Granville Street S2

    I remember it well, it was Walkers sweet factory . It was mentioned in this post regarding mysterious Sheffield places. On that post I said I was " just wondering if there is any sign of Turners Hill left" --------
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    The Moor in 1977

    Thanks Voldy . I am sure you are right. Looking at some Picture Sheffield images and Google Street View some of the frontages between Charles Street and Cambridge Street seem to make it conclusive. I think I was going too far back by only remembering the crossing being below the arcade. In both the Picture Sheffield view looking the other way and in the current Google view the crossing is up by Charles Street. Also I couldn't work out where the bottom of Cambridge Street was in the original, but it is still very hard to see in the modern view. The camera can do funny things. Thank again ------------ http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v00324&prevUrl=
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    Debesco and Lewis Rose

    Hello Kalfred . I have not seen Sheffield for a long time so have little idea of what buildings belong to the university but you can check that out by going back to the NLS link and there is blue button on a slider bottom left of the page to bring a modern overlay up on top of that map. You can also find side to side maps and other useful things on that site.
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    The Moor in 1977

    Well spotted, I missed the sign, so perhaps not a very temporary thing like site entrance. I am sure the name of the arcade is related to Cambridge Street (previously Coal Pit Lane) but have never seen any evidence of an earlier road just where the arcade was. Pinstone Street as we know it didn't appear until after 1880 and I think the arcade was built soon after that. Up to 1960 Cambridge Street lined up just about directly with the top of the Moorhead triangle that surrounded the Crimea Monument and I may be wrong but think the addresses on that bit were Moorhead. This photo' from an earlier post probably explains better what I mean ---------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/16570-a-birds-eye-view-of-old-sheffield/?tab=comments#comment-139917 ------------------ and this other early post has some good information about the general area --------------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/15327-68-pinstone-street-in-1881/?tab=comments#comment-131019
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    SUGG SPORT on Pinstone Street

    I think that was 1976, prior to demolition which I think was 77.
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