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  1. Could it be Four Lane Ends, the top of Meadowhead? Bicycle on the left passing Norton Hotel.
  2. Thanks RLongden , I couldn't find a photo' of the building when it was the post office, but I don't think it looked as plain and boring as it does now. I wonder how many of the other old district sorting office or even sub post office buildings are still in existence? Regarding the postcard photo', Rails Road has also changed quite a bit. I frequently walked through that valley many years ago.
  3. If I am reading the postmark correctly this was franked at the west district sorting office on Turner's Lane which I think was there until the early 70's. Can anyone please confirm or otherwise that the building in the third picture was the post office building? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303004857915?ul_noapp=true ----------------------------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3782535,-1.5001276,3a,90y,79.88h,95.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D107.981674%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  4. Thanks Edmund , looking closer at the thing on the tower there is something under it at an angle which could possibly be a staircase/ladder or perhaps there is access round the back between the two shaded uprights.. ---------- EDIT Looking at a different angle the second looks like the staircase/access.
  5. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
  6. There is currently an invoice for this firm on Ebay dated 1931 - EDIT Just noticed that the date has been changed to 1931, possibly from 1921. ----------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352533107027?ul_noapp=true
  7. Also in a list of straight razor manufacturers here ---------- http://uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html
  8. I see that this is a very old post by ex cavator but just in case anyone is still interested I came across this post card on Ebay. The writer certainly wanted to get her money's worth but does mention the Alms Houses. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302979693930?ul_noapp=true
  9. I am a long way away from Sheffield but it appears that it might be still open , the shop still appears on Google Earth, looking a real mess. and the 'phone number is still listed.
  10. Perhaps this one, T Bates, 16 Dixon Lane. In the 50's it was next to Woolworth's side entrance and later in the 60's after Woollies moved in to the new shop it was next to the Home Stores side entrance. I was more likely to take a jug to the pub for bitter. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s42112&pos=50&action=zoom&id=122725
  11. There are many posts on this very site mentioning Coal Pit Lane and containing probably more information in one place than you will find anywhere else EllisSearcher . Here is a link to search results I have just done, I hope you find something useful in that lot --------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/search/?q="coal pit lane"&sortby=relevancy
  12. Coal Pit Lane became Cambridge Street
  13. I had actually considered that location but could not reconcile the old and modern views, but after having looked at your evidence I think you have solved another mystery RLongden , The tall gable looks quite convincing. Modern clip Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t06804&pos=7&action=zoom&id=118423
  14. Also if you go to NLS Georeference maps on the link below you can use the slider bottom left of the page to bring up a modern map over the old ones. You will see that Hartshead has changed a lot, it could be said that it has moved. ---------------- https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3837&lon=-1.4676&layers=168&b=1
  15. I agree with Edmund , there is a lot of information in those two interesting books and you could possibly understand that information better by cross checking the descriptions with old maps such as the 1888 fire insurance map below which can be found at this link. ----------- http://gallery.bl.uk/viewall/default.aspx?e=Fire insurance maps and plans Yorkshire and Humber&n=20&r=10
  16. Thanks, Lemmy117 and lysander , it sounds interesting, perhaps I will see it one day..
  17. Hello lysander , as I have not seen Sheffield for many years, and have little knowledge of the Tram Train, the next time you use it could you take a few pictures/films please? I did see the new tram/light railway system to Meadowhall in its early years, but how does it now get to Rotherham, does it switch to the railway lines or have the laid more tram tracks?
  18. Below is an extract from the relevant code relating to the above post which appears to be the default size etc. In my post which started this topic and now I have increased the size to 18. As I am sure you know browsers vary, but as I understand it, unless set otherwise will normal select the first font in the code if it is available on the system used, if not it will go through the fonts until it finds an available one . As you can see, on my system Firefox settles for Helvetica ------------- ----------------------------------- font size: 14px, font style: normal, font weight: 400, font variant: normal, font family: \Helvetica Neue\, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, rendered font family : Helvetica, tab domain: www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk ------------------------------------
  19. I remember that term and from that I am guessing you were a Greenland Road driver.
  20. It may be just me, my eyes are not what they were, but on some posts/comments I struggle to read them without zooming the page. I just wondered if the default font size could be increased slightly, I understand that this can be done using the size button when posting or editing but members with good eye sight will not think of doing so.
  21. Another Ebay picture that has me stumped but I am sure someone on here will work it out. Topless tram 132 some time between 1901 and 1904 when its top deck was covered, but where exactly? QUOTE FROM VENDOR - This is an uncaptioned real photo postcard by an unknown publisher. It depicts a main road in , it is thought , the Nether Edge area of Sheffield with tram No. 132 making its way to or from Tilsley (Tinsley). Good unused condition and probably rare.- UNQUOTE https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163362305745?ul_noapp=true
  22. Thanks Peter , I did drive Rotherham buses on the odd occasion, only Daimlers mind, and they were really nice to drive, it is a pity there are so few left.
  23. I think you are thinking of Parade Chambers at the corner of East Parade, by M.E. Hadfield & Son, built 1883-85, for Pawson and Brailsford, printers and stationers Cairns Chambers were designed by Charles Hadfield and built between 1894 and 1896 for Henry & Alfred Maxwell, solicitors and later used by Hadfield and Cawkwell, architects and many others. By 1905 there were at least ten companies with offices in there, the majority having the address of "Cairns Chambers, 19 St. James Street" but I see that the Sheffield Coal Company address was Cairns Chambers, Church Street on the post by RLongden
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