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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. The current 38 and 40 Olivet Road are unusual looking older buildings, I wonder if they are the same ones ?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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. ------
  10. 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
  11. 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. --------------
  12. I have put a few bits about Wostenholm / Wolstenholm / Wolstenholme on the Sheffield Ebay items section here --------
  13. On Ebay at the moment described as "1930 pages from ledger with letters and advertising and price list from George Wostenholm and sons Sheffield. With Scottish connection." and "Pages from old sheffield ledger of George Wostenholm & sons dated 1930/31 totals 4 letters and 3 advertisements and 1 postcard" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163543357592?ul_noapp=true https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163543349893?ul_noapp=true
  14. I know that feeling, we were twice split up from friends and neighbours when they pulled our houses down in the area. It would have been great had they considered more renovation / modernisation instead of demolition for this and many other parts of Sheffield.
  15. Welcome KateR , I think you will find that you have come to the best place for Sheffield history and memories. I have fond memories of the Heeley and Meersbrook area having lived and worked round that area in a few locations from the late 40's to the late 70's . I have not got a picture of the front of that house but if I am right in saying that it was just past Brooklyn Road I think you will be able to pick it out on this 1935 aerial shot.
  16. There were many different things happening at the Victoria Hall, I did go to a small private exhibition of sorts which was linked with a prize giving related to the trade I was in., I also remember going to a kid's party there and in later days a conference. Here is an exhibition about 1948 of church furniture made in the SSAHS workshops at Dundee. (C) Picture Sheffield --------- http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;arc00337&pos=1&action=zoom&id=94466
  17. This spoon on Ebay has an unusual design which I don't think I have seen before. It's good to see that this firm, established in 1870, is still going strong at the Aberdeen Works on Trafalgar Street. Any observations on the spoon design please and I also wondered how the works got it's name? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254105075622?ul_noapp=true
  18. Something about that here, but just a forum so make of it what you will, -------- https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=11466
  19. Here is a favourite picture I have of the bank and Electra Palace, such interesting buildings, it's a shame we have lost both.
  20. That must be a reference to the Chequers Pub just past Weigh Lane going up Rough Bank. Plenty of Simonites around the area in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, here are just some from directories of the time and below is Simonite Lane on a 1935 map. 1833 Simonite Joseph, table blade forger, Rough bank, Park 1845 Simonite, Joseph, table knife maker, Rough Bank Park 1854/6 Simonite Isaac, grocer &c. 63 Broad Street, Park 1862 Simonite Isaac, 59 Broad Street, beeerhs 1879 Simonite Arthur,13 Bernard Lane, table knife ctlr 1879 Simonite Mrs. 1 Rough Bank, Eliza Shopkecper 1879 Simonite Isaac, coal dlr. & carter, 3, Court 10, Park Hill Lane. 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth Lane, cart owner 1901 Simonite Herbert, 22 Talbot Road, labourer 1901 Simonite John, 73 Weigh lane, shopkeeper, coal dealer & beer retailer, 1901 Simonite Thomas, 61 Staniforth lane Pk. cart owner, 1905 Simonite Leonard, 33 Rough Bank, shopkeeper
  21. Looking at this post again I wondered how many of the stone carvings / gargoyles etc. were saved before the flooding. For instance, Peeping Tom from Derwent Hall stables is / was displayed at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel. There must have been many other pieces of stone work saved but where are they all?
  22. I remember it well, it was Walkers sweet factory . It was mentioned in this post regarding mysterious Sheffield places. On that post I said I was " just wondering if there is any sign of Turners Hill left" --------
  23. Thanks Voldy . I am sure you are right. Looking at some Picture Sheffield images and Google Street View some of the frontages between Charles Street and Cambridge Street seem to make it conclusive. I think I was going too far back by only remembering the crossing being below the arcade. In both the Picture Sheffield view looking the other way and in the current Google view the crossing is up by Charles Street. Also I couldn't work out where the bottom of Cambridge Street was in the original, but it is still very hard to see in the modern view. The camera can do funny things. Thank again ------------ http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v00324&prevUrl=
  24. Hello Kalfred . I have not seen Sheffield for a long time so have little idea of what buildings belong to the university but you can check that out by going back to the NLS link and there is blue button on a slider bottom left of the page to bring a modern overlay up on top of that map. You can also find side to side maps and other useful things on that site.
  25. Well spotted, I missed the sign, so perhaps not a very temporary thing like site entrance. I am sure the name of the arcade is related to Cambridge Street (previously Coal Pit Lane) but have never seen any evidence of an earlier road just where the arcade was. Pinstone Street as we know it didn't appear until after 1880 and I think the arcade was built soon after that. Up to 1960 Cambridge Street lined up just about directly with the top of the Moorhead triangle that surrounded the Crimea Monument and I may be wrong but think the addresses on that bit were Moorhead. This photo' from an earlier post probably explains better what I mean ---------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/16570-a-birds-eye-view-of-old-sheffield/?tab=comments#comment-139917 ------------------ and this other early post has some good information about the general area --------------------- https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/15327-68-pinstone-street-in-1881/?tab=comments#comment-131019
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