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  1. There was a spring/stream that ran down that bank from the side of Earl Marshall Road. There was also an old mine air shaft very close.
  2. Wrong link Paul, is this the one ? ---https://www.bgs.ac.uk/downloads/start.cfm?id=2509
  3. I think the nearest quarries to the Abbey may have been in Parkbank Wood but have no idea whether this would be matching stone. EDIT -- You may find some help at this site, there are loads of links to follow ------- https://www.sagt.org.uk/building_stones
  4. Quite so, but when I said "lovely friendly places with some fine buildings" I did say " in my lifetime" and was referring to what was left after the war. I think most people on here would agree with the very often used comment that " the council have done more damage than Hitler". For instance the Luftwaffe didn't destroy those buildings just past Baker Street in the photograph.
  5. This is interesting togger , Anson Street was not a long street so it should be possible to sort this one. The nearest Barrel I know of was ( in the pubs list) on Lord Street which did intersect with Anson Street. Good luck with this one, I am sure someone on here will come up with something. Are there any more clues available please, eg. landlords name or year?
  6. Another one I thought of was pit prop tapper, I am not sure of the correct title but a friend of mine did this job about fifty years ago, tapping the props down a coal mine, the sound he heard told him if the props were tight and doing their job safely.
  7. And the door to door salesman selling out of a large suitcase, I think the Betterwear man was one of these. Betterwear later became Betterware and though they were in administration at one time there is now a company with the later name selling online (Betterware UK). I remember a suitcase salesman wearing a turban who often came round our end, one day he told my father that he had "snake eyes" and put a curse on him because he wouldn't buy anything.
  8. I was looking at places now gone and suddenly thought of jobs / trades now gone. My first three jobs are now almost extinct, they were - shoe repairer (we didn't like to be called cobblers) - milk man - and bus conductor. I remember when I got my first job my dad said "well at least people will always need shoes" , we could not then foresee the throw away society that we have now.
  9. Well put, that's just how I feel, Attercliffe, Darnall, Tinsley etc. were lovely friendly places with some fine buildings, but in my lifetime those in charge of such things always seemed to prefer something like "Blitzkrieg" tactics rather than saving anything.
  10. High Street now Attercliffe Road, Baker Street left, Shirland Lane right. The bank building is still there, as is the Queens Head building and a few more further down but what a shame we have lost the buildings just past Baker Street, which were still there when I was in Sheffield, though not in that condition. I often look at then and now type images and wonder why our street scenes are so bland and boring now, but I think the answer to that would be very long and complicated.
  11. Hello thestars , have you any more information on this, for instance what year, was it a temperance bar or have you anything else that might be a clue. I knew the area reasonably well 50 odd years ago but don't remember it in my lifetime at that location.
  12. On 23rd October 2011 SteveHB said :- Old churches have an atmosphere, that will never be replaced by building a new un. ---------------- I agree, we have lost so much, it seems unbelievable that a building like this could be demolished. From The Illustrated London News 1869.
  13. Sheffield Archives & Local Studies Library have these catalogues etc. W. Saynor Limited Specialists in Cutlery for Horticultural purposes Carlton Works, Sidney Street, Sheffield • Catalogue / price list, [20 th cent] (Sheffield Archives: MD7761/5) • Catalogues, 1966, 1970 and 1971 (Sheffield Local Studies Library: TRC SAYN) • Catalogues / price lists, 1957, 1971, 1981 and no date (Sheffield Archives: SY764) Saynor Cooke and Ridal Manufacturers of pruning knives and scissors, etc. Paxton Works, Edward Street, Sheffield • Papers, 1882-1948 (Sheffield Archives: NVT/7) • Certificates of awards: Exposition Universelle, 1878; Cutlers Co -------------- Some Saynor marks below - --------------------------- ------------------------------- ------------------------ EDIT --- Is W H Saynor & Son Ltd: Metal Finishing Services - who were wound up in 2010 of any interest -------- https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01228664/filing-history Also - 1855 Paris Universal Exhibition - Second-Class Medal Saynor and Cooke
  14. Great work Calvin72, I like the information board. I know from my Grand-kids that young 'uns find it hard to understand how and why Sheffield has changed and it's great to stand on the spot, look at the board and then look around them. As I will probably never be able to see the board or even Sheffield again I wonder if there is any chance of a higher resolution picture of the board please?
  15. Charlie Deamer and the Gearless Bus And here is a bit from the same place about a man, some of the older ex Sheffield Transport workers will remember, who solved some of the problems with the "Gearless Bus". Charles Deamer Graduates to Bus Engineer By 1937 with a persistent characteristic, Charlie Deamer graduated to the post of a qualified motor engineer, though he did not get on with Mr G Pulfrey. Attending a local college, he completed a motor engineering course, qualifying with distinction and, as Pulfrey left his Sheffield post to take up the Managerial position at Kingston upon Hull, Deamer’s career was assured. Thomas Anthonies succeeded Pulfrey and he favoured Charles Deamer with a technical post at the Central Works at Queens Road. There were still problems with “slipping” torque converters, particularly in the hot summer months on the very hilly services to Shirecliffe and Southey Green, and Deamer was appointed by Anthonies to look into the problem and to find a cure. Overheating of the paraffin/lubricating oil mixture was the root cause and Charlie consulted the specification recommended by Leyland. Immediately he saw that the “high boiling point grade” of Paraffin had not been adhered to, Sheffield had been using a cheaper, lower grade – after this was rectified, an improvement was immediately effected. Not withstanding this, there continued to be loss of drive in certain circumstances of operation. Being an amateur gardener, Charlie was familiar with maximum and minimum temperature gauges and ingeniously he used small examples placed in the converter fluid header tank. On taking out a “Gearless Bus” on test, he could confirm the exact point of the loss of drive experienced, by checking the two readings. EDIT - I believe that Charlie was awarded a British Empire Medal in the mid 60's.
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