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  1. Hi Skelton, very many thanks for the census information. It is very much appreciated. Steve
  2. Good evening Syrup, Thank you so much for posting the press cutting naming Pc Lewis - fantastic stuff! This is the sort of stuff that helps to bring these old photographs to life and remind us that these were real people living their lives in an age when life was harder than many of us will ever experience. Steve
  3. Good afternoon Edmund, Thank you for this information. Yes, that makes more sense now if Moore was operating from that address in 1893. Kind regards, Steve
  4. Hi everyone. It is a while since I last posted anything on here - the last time was in relation to a photograph of Walkley Police Station that I had acquired and I received some very useful and helpful responses. Thank you to you all. Well, I have just acquired my second Sheffield City Police photograph! This latest one is a little gem - 6.5 x 4.25 inches, depicting a police constable of the Sheffield City Police (collar number 403). The photograph was taken by W.R. Moore of 236 Langsett Road, Sheffield. My research so far has revealed that Walter Rowland Moore operated from this address between 1911 and 1925, which in turn then presents a bit of a mystery. The cap badge being worn by the officer, is a Sheffield City Police one, but it has a Victorian crown, which having been replaced circa 1902 with a King's crown, doesn't fit with the dates that W.R. Moore was operating from 236 Langsett Road! (Which strangely, looking on Google maps, does not apear to be that far from Walkley Police Station - was Pc 403 stationed at Walkley Police Station). Sheffield being a fairly prosperous city at the turn of the 19th century, I would not have expected the police to still be wearing Victorian badges some 9 years or so after the death of Queen Victoria - unless of course, it being Yorkshire, they were being careful with their brass! Is anyone able to help me solve this little puzzle please?
  5. Having looked at photographs of the building as it is today I noticed the shield above the door on Langsett Road bearing a representation of the sheaf of arrows from the city coat of arms, representing the Burgery of Sheffield and the Twelve Capital Burgesses, the two bodies that bore the brunt of government in Sheffield before the formation of the Borough. The arms were not granted to Sheffield Borough Council until July 1875, so given the Police Station came into use in 1873,were they a later addition to the building?
  6. Hi everyone, I've not been back on here since I posted this query because of work commitments. However, a huge thank you for all your contributions! There is some fantastic stuff coming out here, so please if anybody knows anything else, keep it coming. The information from the council minutes and the census is the sort of thing that starts to bring a photograph like this to life. It was the section of this site on the Sheffield Police, particularly the info on Walkley Police Station, that prompted me to join the forum and post this query. A sound decision! Once again, my grateful thanks for all your help (so far?) - I won't be a regular contributor to the site as at present this is the only Sheffield related photo I have, but I will be lurking in the background from time to time. One of my other interests is railways, not particularly Sheffield railways, but if I see any topics I think I can help with I will jump in. Have a good weekend folks. Bye for now.
  7. I recently received an undated photograph of Walkley Police Station. Comparing it with the building in its "current" state on Google Earth it looks remarkably unchanged externally. However as the photo is undated I am now seeking assistance in dating it please. In thee photograph all the Policemen wearing helmets have no badges on their helmets. The earliest police helmet plate for Sheffield that I am aware of was worn from 1865, so potentially this dates the photograph as pre-1865. When was Walkley Police Station opened and when was it closed? The last I heard the building was in use as a dental surgery - is that still the case or is it now in use for something else?