Jump to content


Sheffield History Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


boginspro last won the day on June 7

boginspro had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

149 Excellent

1 Follower

About boginspro

  • Rank
    Sheffield History Pro

Profile Information

  • Location
    Northern Isles of Orkney

Recent Profile Visitors

8,035 profile views
  1. I agree with History dude , if it was Sheffield I am sure someone on here would have recognised it by now. Below is a link to a site with some information about Alfred Seaman, his family and shops/studios. It won't be easy to track that photograph down though there may be clues in the places they worked. http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~brett/genealogy/photos/aseaman.html
  2. I did wonder if it was this building, you can see it closer up in the previous images. My memory of the area is very poor, is that building Brook House? Good find unrecordings and Edmund it is great to find connections to names on these old postcards. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R-L-Postcard-Fulwood-and-Forge-Dam-Sheffield-landscape/142778535115?hash=item213e438ccb:g:IWEAAOSw46ha3w1t
  3. Another postcard of Forge Dam on Ebay, date apparently not legible. --------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORGE-DAM-SHEFFIELD-YORKSHIRE-RPPC/173954936713?hash=item288085af89:g:DcgAAOSwnm1dHzZ- EDIT - I an not a royalist but I think that stamp is King George V who reigned from 6th May 1910 until his death in 1936.
  4. The London Gazette, 28th April, 1925 has - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33042/page/2907/data.pdf Brewerypedia has in the list of Samuel Smith Old Brewery Ltd. pubs " Station Inn, Naseby Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield (Jan. 1935, sold 1956) http://breweryhistory.com/wiki/index.php?title=List_of_Samuel_Smith_Old_Brewery_Ltd._pubs
  5. "George V Farthing Knife 1924 - Richards" An interesting knife starting off at a low price, (4.99 at time of posting), but I think it may finish at rather a high price. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113801714394?ul_noapp=true EDIT - Apparently this would be worth more with it's original box and leaflet describing the history of the farthing.
  6. Holmhirst Road, 'then' is from an Ebay postcard "pre. - 1914", Now from Google Street View shows that the houses on the right have kept a lot of their character while the left has all been developed, including the Woodseats Methodist Church. ------------ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Holmhirst-Road-Sheffield-Yorkshire-RP-Postcard/383022378852?hash=item592de9af64:g:LncAAOSwCY5dEQ~j https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3413391,-1.4806616,3a,75y,343.86h,88.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDuiEBUVj-GadPnzSFO-TqA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  7. Britain From Above has images from 1933 when the back to backs were still at the at the side of the George Hotel, corner of Arley Street. The same site has a 1952 image when T.C. Harrison were across from number 66. On both of these I think you can see the back of the Talbot Hotel 57/59 Boston Street and also number 66 at the side of the passage which is opposite Harrison's in the later one. Picture Sheffield has an early image, 1901, showing the Talbot Hotel looking the other way. According to Picture Sheffield at that time the cutlery works were 53/55 with court 11 behind the pub. https://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/EPW041622 ------------ https://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/EAW042505 ------------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s09921&pos=8&action=zoom&id=13015 --------------- 1933 1952 1901
  8. Here is a 1920 map and a 1954 with house numbers so you should be able to pinpoint the houses. If you look around on those sites you may find something better. ------ https://maps.nls.uk/view/125651248 ----------- https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/387500/13/101329 ---------- 1920 An overlay of the two maps, not very exact, sorry I was a bit short of time but it shows roughly where both houses were, ----
  9. 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.
  10. Thanks, I'll have a look at some old maps.
  11. 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.
  12. That's cleared that up, thanks Edmund.
  13. 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"
  14. 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.
  15. 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.