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  1. Thanks Killamarshian that picture really captures what it was like, though it was taken many years after my paddling days I wouldn't have known, not much had changed. As a kid a visit to Millhouses was a real treat, ride on a tram, paddle boats, paddling pool and fishing in the river. As I got older it was watching the cricket and swimming. You mentioned the murky water in the pool and I remember diving from the high board, to me it wasn't the diving in that was frightening but the return to the surface in that dark water, I was always glad to see daylight.
  2. I am sure that is Millhouses, I lived close to Rivelin, that paddling pool was very close to the road with just iron railing, a narrow grass patch and stone wall separating the pool from the road. Picture Sheffield has images for comparison ------- Millhouses http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=millhouses+paddling&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%25millhouses%25%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%25paddling%25%3B ------------ Rivelin http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u05220&pos=2&action=zoom
  3. The (More) link doesn't seem to be working any more so for them as missed it here is a link to where the whole book can be viewed or downloaded. ------------ https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18176
  4. Looking at the maps this tall old wall looks like it could have been the police station back yard wall and the change in brick work on the scout hut seems to suggest that the scout hut may be an extension of the old building in the back yard of the police station, certainly there are two stages of building and some window alterations.. Below is an old map over new one to show where the boundaries were, ---------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3778189,-1.5018106,3a,30y,306.55h,92.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEIOBdJuI1qEOnZUMqeJ1-w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3780&lon=-1.5018&layers=168&b=1
  5. Looking at Google Earth it appears that there is now a rather grotty looking pub covering that area. Map from NLS.
  6. It's interesting that the helmets predate the postmark by ten years, I am sure you have read the post mark correctly, W.D.S.O. postmarks below.
  7. Broomhill Police Station, 23 Spooner Road, mention a couple of times in ths police stations topic, --------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/7680-police-stations/ --------------- and here on Picture Sheffield ------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12457&pos=1&action=zoom&id=15373
  8. As was said above, a sad story, but a cousin of mine who became a fine swimmer was taught to swim, or so I am told, by being put in to the water on his own as a new born baby and he just swam. Anyone else heard of this please? I taught myself at Park Baths, in those days young kids could just jump on a tram or bus and go to the baths on their own, when very young the oldest lad was often told to look after the rest but there were plenty of attendants / life guards to watch us and occasionally clip our ear holes.
  9. I have just come across this photo' of Crawshaw Lodge and after looking at the map from the beginning of the 20th century that must be the cemetery referred to by hilldweller (marked Jews' Burial Ground) on the right of the picture. I have taken a wide view of the map to show Crawshaw Head which I think must be the place where THYLACINE stayed in this post. -- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/9016-crawshaw-head-house/?tab=comments#comment-67631 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303357051997?ul_noapp=true https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=53.3929&lon=-1.6161&layers=168&b=1
  10. I think I remember, (probably from this site), reading that the Boots shop on the corner of Broadfield Road was referred to as Heeley Bridge Branch. Heeley Bottom was one of my favourite places in Sheffield, it had everything, good pub with a few more nearby, banks, school, train station, picture houses and all kinds of shops. My first job included having to ride a butchers type bicycle three times a day from Abbeydale Road with deliveries to the Timpson's shop that can just be seen in the 1949 photo'. EDIT - Apparently Boots were at the corner of Broadfield Road until 1932 when they moved to 448 London Road where they remained until the mid 70's. ---- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u02324&pos=1&action=zoom&id=37601
  11. I remember the 1958 flood quite well, our old house on Clyde Road was flooded, we had moved out but my gran was still there and was moved to an old people’s flat, I think directly because of the flood. I also remember other floods at Heeley, especially under the railway bridge, but couldn't put a date to them. The river at Broadfield Road could change from a trickle down the middle channel to a raging torrent in a very short time. I have just come across this early picture just identified as "Flooding in Sheffield" but I am sure it is Heeley Bottom. ------------ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303336596461?ul_noapp=true
  12. That brings back some memories of good pubs and clubs. We always tried not to finish up at the Britt near closing time because the landlord often seemed to run out of draught bitter about twenty past ten and said he hadn't time to change the barrel. I don't know if it was true but we assumed he made more profit on the bottled stuff.
  13. Well found Edmund , perhaps I should have recognised the place. It was a regular call for me in the 60's though it didn't look much like that by then and was completely surrounded by Brown Baileys.
  14. I couldn't work out exactly what it says but it does look like Chesterfield with something before and after that word, though it looks like it has been crossed out. Is there an internet site something like "Picture Chesterfield?"
  15. It's an early Sheffield registered chara' , and it looks like the start of a trip so is it in Sheffield and if so where? The only clue I can see is the distinctive building at the back. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photo-of-charabanc-with-passengers-Sheffield-/303329117513?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l44720.c10&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
  16. I think the swimming baths would be the early Victorian built Wesley College open air pool which pre-seeded the 1936 pool. The stone building that is now at the side of the new baths only dates from 1895 so presumably Clarke Cottage was demolished at that time.. I see that there is a large brick building the other side of College Street which in 1890 is called St. George Villa now apparently split up in to flats. This is the order of occupants from White's 1856, Only five names before the Gymnasium though there are currently 9 houses, one of them divided, in the 1845 terraces. It also looks like Mr. Percy vacated number 4 and moved to the gymnasium premises when they were built. ----------- 2 Hague Samuel, mert Jackson W. Paxton pl Hetherington Samuel, do Howson Mrs. Ann Brittain S. S. mfr Percy Wm. Gymnasium Mappin J. N. Moor Ldg Wilson Mrs, Oakholme Wilson Thos. Mfr, do EDIT Google view added --- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/24+Clarkehouse+Rd,+Sheffield+S10+2LA/@53.3757324,-1.4920275,126a,35y,326.3h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48798276c8db6e65:0x8da3ec31c381d451!8m2!3d53.3764157!4d-1.4935255?hl=en
  17. I think that 4 Clarkehouse Road must have just been his private residence because that row of houses are Grade II listed buildings dating from around 1845. So it looks like he may have built the gym and fencing school on some empty ground not too far away. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1247254
  18. 1856 Whites has "The GYMNASIUM and SCHOOL of ARMS, in Clarkehouse road, was erected in 1854, by a company of shareholders, and is under the able superintendence of Mr. Wm. Percy. It is an extensive brick building, comprising billiard and news room, a rifle gallery, an American bowling alley, a racket court, commodious dressing rooms, and a large gymnasium, well fitted up for the practice of athletic exercises, fencing, &c." 1854 Kelly's has William Percy at 4 Clarkehouse Lane. (I believe this was renamed Clarkehouse Road)
  19. There was a very good picture of the area on the excellent 2015 calendar by SteveHB which also shows the Roberts Brothers building, another one that was replaced by boring concrete. Note the plaque "The Moor Head 1882" For me I would just prefer the whole lot back. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/15346-sheffield-history-calendar-2015/?tab=comments#comment-131179
  20. Advertising postcard on Ebay pertaining to the 1905 entry Cannon Hotel - Vernon H. Ryde. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/383203986868?_trksid=p1.c100423.m3621&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160928093218%26meid%3D0bd60a7038c94509bc8f5317bc23a199%26pid%3D100423%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26b%3D1%26sd%3D392465102312%26itm%3D383203986868%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D1&ul_noapp=true
  21. boginspro

    UFO"S

    That's Homan and Company of Cincinnati and Chicago 1847 - 1941. The word Sheffield was used on a lot of USA plated ware (Sheffield Design Made In USA) but according to the site linked to below they were one of the first to stop using it. It's hard to tell what size the object is but it looks like a crumb tray so presumably would have originally come with a crumber or brush. "The Seventeenth Annual A.N.R.J.A. Gathering Held at Cincinnati Aug, 29-Sept. 1, 1922 The Homan Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, featured Homan Plate in hollow ware. One of the first to abandon the use of "Sheffield" on their nickel plated ware, they have already made the Homan Plate stand for quality. The most favorable attention was given by all to the new line of electric candle sticks which they have recently placed on the market. Eighteen styles of these were shown. A large line of hollow ware was exhibited and much favorable comment was made for the table mats which they manufacture to match in design the baskets and bowls. Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1922" https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=45678
  22. Thanks History Dude, found them here ------- ------------- and here EDIT --and here -- EDIT AGAIN --- Nice to here that Patrick is OK again after his recent serious illness.
  23. I sometimes called in the Athol, the pub was interesting but the beer was awful so I drank Guinness. I also stood under the Pepper Pot a few times, I used Faie et Cie for my motor bike and car insurance, they were above the tailors shop and right under the Pepper Pot with their door being on Cambridge Street. As for the new development, it is said that the frontages will mostly be kept but if this picture has anything to go by the street level will not be in keeping with the upper floors and there is going to be a very tall monstrosity over shadowing everything. Also the whole thing is going to be broken up by a boring building where the Athol was, surely the common sense thing would have been to take the fake Tudor cladding off the Athol and restore the Victorian frontage which must be almost intact underneath, therefore keeping some kind of symmetry . I often wonder about the sanity of architects and town planners.
  24. Looks to me more like someone is making a lot of money by destroying what is left of old Sheffield. I have seen, often through this site, a lot of the new constructions in Sheffield and dread to think what might appear on this site.
  25. These pictures are from a postcard on Ebay but as bidding has ended on the item I thought they would be better in this thread. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Advertising-Postcard-The-Lounge-J-Marples-Fitzalan-Square-Sheffield-/303298984825?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=eQsVCh%2BPzwXhY2FB6lCsCJ9DuOU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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