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    Mystery Location Postcard on Ebay.

    I think that's another mystery solved, great work again everyone. The passages through the back to backs line up and the windows for number 59 look lower even though going up the hill, so presumably that's why the end gable looks low, the last four not being back to back.
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    Underground railways.

    There is a post here about a proposed underground railway. ---------------
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    Mystery Location Postcard on Ebay.

    I can't really, the bottom of Whitehouse Lane looks like there may be an area in front of some of the houses but the picture posted by Edmund shows the three story ones being right up to the pavement. From memory in my time there were houses like this further up the hill but it doesn't seem logical that this posed picture would be much outside the area of that aerial view image.
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    Mystery Location Postcard on Ebay.

    Yes, I agree that it's likely to be close to his premises, I would guess that is the boss holding the horse, and the horse looks to be dressed up for the occasion. It's that stone wall and railings that have me licked though the railings could have vanished in the war.
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    Mystery Location Postcard on Ebay.

    That was my very first thought and seems a strong possibility, but I couldn't match what appears to be a raised area in front of the houses. I found one or two other hills in the area with similar houses but again couldn't get anything conclusive.
  6. Hello Davyb , no I didn't know your family though we may have said hello some time, I knew and liked that side of the valley very much and have walked through there many times and occasionally got wet feet crossing Wortley Leppings when the river was in flood. I also lived at Huthwaite for a few years and still have family living there.
  7. I have not heard of a camp very close to there but I believe many Italian POW's were put out to farm and other work, so I wonder if they were working close by. If you do a search for "prisoner of war camps", or something similar, on this very site, you will find quite a few threads on the subject. As a matter of interest was your house one of those pictured below, this is a picture hanging on my wall.
  8. Nice to see a Crossley on the list, even if it is not a Sheffield one. Am I right in saying 213 was the last Crossley delivered to Rotherham? I know there was a 214 fleet number. Does anyone know what happened to the Crossley engine that was on display at Greenland Road? I think in the driving school after the last Crossley came out of service.
  9. A postcard on Ebay with an interesting picture of Woodseats tram terminus, posted just twelve weeks before the end of The Great War. ---------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352486327999?ul_noapp=true
  10. Anyone living in any of these houses may be interested in this postcard on Ebay. ------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173604248815?ul_noapp=true Google Street View -------https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3837307,-1.4973794,3a,75y,81.23h,90.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s24w0G3NbxJMMlYOd7eyZgw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  11. I never thought of that, but then I haven't seen that road for over thirty years. -------- EDIT. (thinks for a minute ) more liker forty years
  12. Can anyone on here solve this Picture Sheffield mystery that has been puzzling me for years, who is the man beside Dennis Barley in this photo' ?. I remember Dennis and worked with him on the odd occasion when he was on the buses. I also think I recognize the other man but can't put a name to him. I think both these men were well known to the traveling public, both having worked on the transport for many years. ---------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t00232&pos=1&action=zoom&id=30750
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Thanks for the information Voldy , it was actually information from Wikipedia and other internet sites ( as per the picture below ) , that confused me. It looks like somewhere along the line someone printed 1903 instead of 1923 and other sites have copied that information wrongly. --------------- EDIT - I HAVE NOW CORRECTED THE DATE ON WIKIPEDIA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Tramway Regarding the trolley buses, did you ever travel on the Manchester trolleys, though they never seemed to have to race about their timing always seemed to be spot on, often waiting for a short time at each time point before clocking in. Manchester had a good transport system after the war but I think it was only second to to that of Sheffield.
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    English, circa 1895

    From what I can see this advertisement only infers that this is Sheffield made c1895 and the rhetoric on the page is interesting. Observations on this would be interesting please? ----------- https://www.nugentappraisal.com/multi-blade-exhibition-knife-english-circa-1895/
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Thanks southside , we had some debate about trolley buses here ------------ and here ----------
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Thanks Voldy , I had an idea that some of the information/dates I have read from various places on the internet were not correct.
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    English, circa 1895

    I totally agree with your comment about Sheffield industry. I think the knife in the Norfolk Market Hall was the Year Knife by Joseph Rodgers and Sons, the same firm produced the Norfolk Knife, (they don't make them like that anymore). Pictures of those are available on Picture Sheffield, here are a couple of them -------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s10101&pos=3&action=zoom&id=13186 ---------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s10107&pos=3&action=zoom&id=13192
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    I believe the Chantrey terminus was only the end of the track for a short time in 1903 until the track was extended to Abbey Lane and that the caption inserted on the original postcard has obliterated the track in the foreground, but the overhead wires are still visible. I would appreciate expert help here, first to correct me if I am wrong and secondly to say when car 24 got it's covered top deck.
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Could be, it's very blurred, but zooming in it just looks like a young lad on the same type of trolley that myself and friends made as kids. Possibly someone smaller behind him facing backwards as a means of leg propulsion, we did that too, but that could be just blur on the photo'.
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    I like the lad on the trolley, bottom left. I wonder do kids still make trolleys in Sheffield ?
  21. Forgive me if this has been put on before, I can't get the search to work at the moment. I have just come across a short film clip of Lizzie Ward available on this link ----------- https://www.britishpathe.com/video/jumbo-latest-war-worker-in-sheffield
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    Opened to trams on 14 April 1927 if the information I have is correct.
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    BBC2 - Made in Great Britain

    Thanks SteveHB , I rarely watch television, I use it more for YouTube, but I will make a note and tune in for this one, it sounds interesting.
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    EWSCC - What Cricket Club is that?

    Thanks johnm , I could only find it referred to as Sellers Street. I knew the area quite well many years ago having lived not far away as a kid in the 50's and visited family round there for years after that. I also worked not far away in the 60's. I may be wrong but I think your Grandads house would have been relatively new at that date, I believe that area was only developed in the late 19th century. Back to the medallion, Wesleyan was also one of the first W's that sprang to my mind, I seem to remember you mentioning previously your family having been associated with Wesleyan Chapels.
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    EWSCC - What Cricket Club is that?

    Quite a mystery this one johnm , I think even the experts on here have been stumped by it previously ( edit, no pun intended ). Have you any more information about your Grandad that might give more clues. Also I can't place Sellers Road, could it be Sellers Street, or if not do you know where Sellers Road is or was please?
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