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  1. Addy has this in his “Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield” And from Hunter's Hallamshire History and Topography of Sheffield -
  2. The house that I live in now, though not Sheffield, had its name changed many years ago, possibly because someone who was not a local could not understand the accent, so wrote it down as they thought they heard it. I wonder if this ever happened in Sheffield , even in my younger days the accent was considered quite strong and hard to understand by southerners.
  3. Yes, it's something that annoys me at times, changing names of roads, pubs and houses some times to something inappropriate and often because the old name is not considered posh enough. It's not a new thing of course, where I live now there are a few houses that have had more than two names over many years and as we don't have road names or door numbers here that can make research even harder.
  4. Old postcard of Moor View Road and a Google Street View looking the same way dated August 2008. But if you go up the road and look the other way you get October 2014, so if those dates are correct it appears that the trees were chopped down and replanted. ------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382858450190?ul_noapp=true ------------------------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3414471,-1.4852026,3a,75y,90.51h,93.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7JaDPC2_pgFgEtLawT68sA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  5. That's a very interesting picture Old rider and so clear, there looks to be a Growler in that one at the side of a covered delivery/workman's cart. I think you can actually see the front window of the Growler. That picture also clearly shows the very different types of clothing worn at the time, rich man to working man including I think a smart looking tram conductor. I always look at the footwear because I was a shoe repairer before people started wearing lumps of plastic on their feet. I see you say "one of my Grandfather's glass slides", any chance you could share more with us, possibly in a whole new topic?
  6. 7 hours ago, rover1949 said: Go on, - what's a growler ?? As explained by Edmund , a four wheeler cab, and named because of the noise they made over the cobbles. This is the one I believe is a Growler as the driver looks to be dressed as a cabby, if he was dressed in a uniform with top hat it would suggest a private four wheeler and would probably be referred to as a Clarence by its owner. The open top one judging by the coachman looks like a private one possibly a Landau. EDIT, I just noticed on the close up that there appears to be another donkey advertising cart behind it.
  7. The tram in the foreground was built 1900/1901, there are no signs of wartime posters or uniforms that I can see, so I would guess it's pre 1914, or are there other clues? I wish I could see what was on at the Empire.
  8. I wonder if it could be one of these, can anyone put names to them? 1911 Whites Edmunds George, beerhouse, 61 Grimesthorpe road, bottom corner of Danville Street opposite Tea Gardens hotel Ward Willie Leon, beerhouse, 62 Grimesthorpe road top corner Buckenham Road. Norton Simeon, beer house, 123 Grimesthorpe road top corner of Earldom Road. And this map possibly shows a public house on the opposite corner of Earldom road to number 123. I think/hope I have put them in the right place on this map. I think in my time in Sheffield that there was a Wellington near the Victoria in Grimesthorpe , but again that wouldn't have been on Grimesthorpe Road.
  9. The reference to Cockayne's is correct because H L Brown were actually on Market Place, here's a couple of early ones and another after the blitz, there's bound to be better ones around -------------- (C) Picture Sheffield -------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13057&pos=9&action=zoom&id=15946 ----------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13058&pos=69&action=zoom&id=15947 ----------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s16572&pos=1&action=zoom&id=19283
  10. Sheffield Poor Law Union was officially declared on 30th June 1837. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 11 in number, representing its 3 constituent townships as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one): West Riding: Attercliffe-cum-Darnall (2), Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield (8). The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had been 71,720 — Attercliffe-cum-Darnall (3,741), Brightside Bierlow (8,968), and Sheffield (59,011). The average annual poor-rate expenditure for the period 1834-6 had been £13,599 or 3s.10d. per head of the population. The new Sheffield Union decided to continue using the Kelham Street workhouse and also retained the Brightside workhouse which was used for the accommodation of children. The Kelham Street workhouse was enlarged in 1843 at a cost of £6,000. However, the building increasingly suffered from overcrowding, and also had no provision for caring for the sick. In 1855, the Sheffield Board of Guardians were visited by the Poor Law Inspector for the district, Mr Farnham, who strongly encouraged them to build a new workhouse. The following year, the Board set about buying land for a new building. However, the local ratepayers were strongly opposed to the scheme and in 1856 and 1857 voted out the old members of the Board. In the end, £6,000 was spent on alterations at Kelham Street. In 1874, the Board proposed buying additional land at Kelham Street to expand the workhouse site. However, the Local Government Board vetoed this and instead a green-field site at Fir Vale was found on which to erect a new workhouse.
  11. Hello, 30mmavenger, I have been following this with interest, I wonder could she have gone to Brightside because of the child, a couple of links here that may be of interest, one seems to say that Brightside was used for children after 1837 and there are references to Union Workhouse Schools, Rock Street, Brightside Bierlow - ie. 1881 Kelly's Directory. http://www.workhouses.org.uk/EcclesallBierlow/ http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Sheffield/
  12. Just wondered is it lined up along the boundary of the property, if so could it mark where some service to the property becomes the responsibility of the property owner?
  13. Chris Hobbs has an extract from "A History of Labour in Sheffield 1850-1939". by Professor S Pollard (formerly of Sheffield University) which is available an e-book and presumably in the university library --------- https://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffvicthouse.htm
  14. There seemed to be many Milners about so there is a good chance some of their descendants are still around Sheffield. In 1911 Whites Directory there is a John Milner, also a confectioner at 59 Broad Street, Park . I also noticed that in the same directory in the Sheaf Market (Rag 'n Tag) that Samuel Milner, confectioner, is listed as being next to Peter Granelli, ice cream dealer, numbers 11 and 13 so I looked at the George Cunningham painting of the area and near Granelli's appears to be a H. Milner. Though painted very much later it is based on quite an early year ( not sure what year) but the artist usually somehow seems to be quite accurate with signs.
  15. I just found a better one of the shop on Duke Street, this one taken from Embassy Court flats shortly before demolition of the shops .
  16. The current 38 and 40 Olivet Road are unusual looking older buildings, I wonder if they are the same ones ?
  17. I have seen Astral marked cutlery for sale on the internet attributed to Joseph Astral, perhaps someone with 20th century directories could check if that manufacturer existed.
  18. Not the period but here is 50 Duke Street in 1957, 2 doors above Anson Street. Full picture at Picture Sheffield here ------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14978&pos=42&action=zoom&id=17771
  19. I just thought I would try to revive this old topic in case any new members have come across this maker. Here is an A. Paulson cutlery set on Ebay at the moment priced at 29.99. The same set is also advertised on a few other selling sites so perhaps the vendor has a few of them QUOTE - Vintage 1950's A Paulson Sheffield 12Pce Faux Bone Fish Knives & Forks Set Boxed Vintage A Paulson Cutlery Set 29.99 An original vintage circa 1940's/50's 12 piece fish knife & fork set, made from what appears to be real or faux bone and Sheffield steel. They are made by A Paulson of Sheffield, history of this company is hard to find so it may have been they were only in business for a short time, there's not many of their products around now making this a rare set. They come with display box too. Knives measure 20.5cm long, forks are 18.5cm long - UNQUOTE
  20. When I came across the photo' below I remembered this old topic. It appears to be the same photo' with a bit more at the bottom and is described as an electric guided bus. It is definitely in front of the Fitzalan Chambers on the Haymarket. "This guided bus uses a sprung loaded down force to locate the jockey wheel in the tram tracks in Rotherham. Power comes from the tram overhead with drive to the rear wheels by chains. The chassis is by David Brown and two 20hp Siemens motors are used . EDIT -- I have just noticed that the Rotherham Corporation Transport 1903-1974 .pdf available at the link below has the same picture with the following information ----- "No. 39 - one of Rotherham’s first trolleybuses delivered in 1912. It was a Railless with Milnes Voss 29-seat bodywork, later registered ET1923 and re-numbered T2. (LTHL collection)." http://www.lthlibrary.org.uk/library/PDF-041-1.pdf
  21. As Voldy said, there is a lot of information on this site regarding the Great Central Railway, the Railway Stations post by Stuart0742 linked to below even starts with a map / diagram of the tracks round the Sheffield including the Rother Valley area. ------
  22. So many interesting things in this postcard on Ebay. The well known buildings of the period including the Foster's buildings, Central Hotel and Cafe, Walsh's and in the distance the Fitzalan Market Hall and, I think, old Town Hall. What really appeals to me though are the different vehicles, the trams, a Growler, what looks like a Landau and two donkey carts carrying advertisements for The Empire. ------------------ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382787090206?ul_noapp=true
  23. It was demolished in 1998 and replaced by one in the Peace Gardens which I think was given the same name. There is a post here with some information on the fountain. --------------
  24. I have put a few bits about Wostenholm / Wolstenholm / Wolstenholme on the Sheffield Ebay items section here --------
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