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  1. Thanks for that information , I will keep an eye out for one of them, it looks like a handy size for many things, I like a big knife in the garden. I should have added above that I have been told that the dryness of central heating is not good for the wooden handles but if well oiled it should be OK, I think it is more a problem of contraction and expansion due to moisture content changing.
  2. This is my way and roughly what my uncles did, they were all in the cutlery trade. You need to wash the knife as needed but dry it off quickly and thoroughly and don't soak the handle or leave the blade to start rusting. Don't leave the knife in sunlight. Keep the knife oiled, any good wood oil for the handle, though I use olive oil. For the blade I use light machine oil but anything that stops rust is OK, you don;t want to ever need to scour the blade. Nice knife I think you asked for information about this knife previously, where did you get the information that it is a hunting knife please?
  3. It has me baffled why a pub in Sheffield would be called the California Tap, was it a nickname like The Cuckoo and if so why? Or perhaps an owner moved to California in the fashion that I believe North America Farm got it's name. Ideas / guesses anyone please? Even Horse and Garter seems a bit unusual to me, I can't think of another one.
  4. In the directories below it is just listed as the Horse and Garter with different addresses in the same area. . 1825 Gell's - Crownshaw Thomas, victualler, Horse and Garter, 34, Water 1ane. 1833 White's - Lowe Isaac, Horse and Garter beer house, 54, Bridge street 1852 White's - "Whitaker Wm. vict. Horse and Garter, 32 Bridge street 1856 White's - "Whitaker Mary Ann, vict. Horse and Garter, 32 Bridge street"
  5. RichardB has it here -------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/9463-1847-pubs/?tab=comments#comment-72282 ----------- Horse and Garter/California Tap 32 Bridge Street 1833. Issac Lowe
  6. Hello nosy nellie , a bit off topic but here goes anyway. your gran would probably have known some of my family, the Broadheads, who lived and worked in the area, it was a lovely friendly place at the time. I think one of my uncles worked at the Port Mahon works at the side of court 13. I couldn't resist having a look to see what was there now and was surprised to see on an aerial view that you can see the outline of the streets etc. at times of dry weather. There also appears to be a path that now follows the line of Burlington and Hammond Streets just above Court 13. https://zoom.earth/#view=53.387527,-1.484314,18z/layers=archive1,labels https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_09_2008/post-188-1220941618.jpg
  7. Thanks Heartshome , looking again at maps and the pictures I think that if the pump is marked accurately on the old maps it looks like any clues available would be very close to the boundary wall. It surprises me that the property owner doesn't know of the old well/pump, perhaps not as nosey as me.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. "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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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, ----
  16. 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.
  17. Thanks, I'll have a look at some old maps.
  18. 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.
  19. That's cleared that up, thanks Edmund.
  20. 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"
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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