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  1. Not a type of razor I have come across before, made by a company that has gone through many changes but is still going strong. “Durham Razor Company Inc. was founded in New York and set up manufacturing in Mystic New Jersey to make the revolutionary Durham-Duplex safety razor system, which is where the unusual name comes from. This innovative product was considered to be a major advancement in shaving especially in comparison to the traditional cut throat razor. The Durham double edge steel razor blade could be re-sharpened on the strop almost indefinitely, but eventually they could be disposed of and replaced without needing a new handle - offering both a considerable saving and a safe way to shave. Durham-Duplex Razor Blade Company Ltd was registered in the UK on 11th May 1910 and the European Manufacturing plant was set up in Sheffield where it has been ever since. Initially set up to feed just UK and France the plant established its quality so quickly, thanks to the skills of the Sheffield work force, that soon it also shipped back to America and Canada. The Trade Mark Durham Duplex has been owned in UK since 1910 and protected since 1927." EDIT -- Anyone actually used one of these ? I have tried a cut throat, but didn't trust my own hand, and also a Rolls Razor which I still have, it was given to me nearly sixty years ago and is still in good working order.. Full history here -------- http://www.durham-duplex.co.uk/timeline/ -------------- website here ------------- https://www.durham-duplex.co.uk/ --------- Ebay link here ------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273832902005?ul_noapp=true
  2. I will follow this one because as you suggest I can remember the names of a few landlords but can't picture many in my mind, but with the Landladies it is the other way round, I can remember what some looked like but not a single name.
  3. Putting together the information on here including the post by Edmund, in the topic by Steve457, which has "1891 - Police Constable Inspector living at 87 Langsett road" it looks like at least for some time the front on Langsett Road may have been the police house with the station round the back on Burgoyne Road. Also St. Bartholomew's has often been referred to as being "St. Bartholomew's Langsett Road" but it ran behind the Langsett Road buildings from Burgoyne Road through to Primrose Hill with the Primrose Hill end I think being the Sunday School building.
  4. The second one Queens Hotel / Queens Head is the one that was on Sheaf Street. In the pubs list here --------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/3531-pubs-n-to-s-keepers-picture-links/page/15/ ------------ Picture Sheffield here -------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19354&pos=1&action=zoom&id=21899
  5. Off topic slightly but your comment reminded me of pubs I remember in Manchester which were men only or had men only rooms. I don't remember any in Sheffield at that time but wondered if other members remembered any post war pubs with "men only" or even had information of Sheffield pubs that practised this in earlier times.
  6. Lovely vehicles, I have seen the Vixen in McCarthy's livery, in my opinion she looks better in yours. The Fordson also looks really nice. Any chance please of more details of both vehicles, e.g.. history, technical specifications and photo's of the cabs, load space, engine compartment and chassis. Sorry if I am asking too much but they are very interesting vehicles. Though I drove some late 1930's and 40's commercials and cars in my younger days I never had any experience with Guy and little with Fordson.
  7. I came across this 1970's photo' recently, the old St. Bartholomew's, visible through the gap, and the houses on the right have gone but the old police station / dentist building is still there. I see from Google that St. Bartholomew's has been replaced by a new building on Primrose Hill.
  8. There is an out of date page on Wikipedia about the Taylor's Eye Witness Works here ---------- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor's_Eye_Witness_Works ---------- and their home page, which amongst other things gives their reason for moving, is at this link ---------- http://taylors-eye-witness.co.uk/about-us/
  9. Sorry I misunderstood. What I do is use the "unread content button" which should appear as on one of the pictures below , and when on the "unread content" page there should be a link top left or on the left of the same line to "activity". The activity page appears in order of date with latest activity first. You can also "mark the site read" so that old content that doesn't interest you will not appear in the unread content. "Mark the site read" in the top instance is in the menu extreme top right or in the second just to the right of unread content.
  10. Is this the one you need? Different browsers and zoom levels vary the page but that button should be there ------
  11. Thank you, very interesting and such high quality images from so far back..
  12. Thanks OJ-OK , I have no idea who Phlegm is, but presume it is a person responsible for that abomination painted on the wall, if so I would like to see him or her locked up, but only after being made to remove the lot.
  13. Surely no apology needed, I think it's good to add to old posts and in this case I had missed the post completely and knew nothing of the subject. Some of the images are not now available so if you are round that way again could you upload a few please, including a wider view.
  14. The Junior Technical School was part of the Central Technical School referred to by RLongden and Old rider , so presumably the Intermediate was just another level or a change of name, If you search "Technical School" on Picture Sheffield you may come up with something relevant to your search. Here is the door to the main hall at the bottom of West Street corner of Leopold Street. The building was originally the Firth College.
  15. A description of Hartshead from "The Hall of Waltheof by Sidney Oldall Addy 1893" "It seems strange to find this narrow passage, not more than five feet wide, described as "a certain street," for its only title to that name is its stone pavement. It is one of the oldest and quaintest "streets" in Sheffield, and resembles a "wynd" in Edinburgh, with houses on both sides irregularly disposed and huddled together. One of the houses, built of stone, and with old timber and plaster work over the "street," is not later in date than the early part of the seventeenth century. The curious thing about it is that it goes right over the "street" like a little "Bridge of Sighs." This bridging over of narrow alleys or lanes was not uncommon in the old parts of Sheffield, and there are two of these "bridges" in the Hartshead. These alleys were very snug and quaint places to live in, but the want of proper air and light must have been distressing. Some of the rooms on the ground floors of the houses have been paved with boulders."
  16. Addy has this in his “Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield” And from Hunter's Hallamshire History and Topography of Sheffield -
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.