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About Meersbrook

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  • Birthday 18/03/48

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    Hope Valley
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    Speedway, Real Ales, Hope Valley, Mediaeval re-enactment

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  1. Sheffield Church photos

    St James' Church, Norton
  2. Sheffield Church photos

    Knowle Top Chapel, Stannington
  3. The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    Were they removed and placed on other side of gardens, next to town hall
  4. COCKAYNES Department Store in Sheffield city centre

    William Cockayne 1806-1884, his wife and 1 of his children are buried at Norton Cemetery, Derbyshire Ln. They lived at Lees House, Norton Lees. There are other members of the family nearby in same cemetery
  5. Dunkirk

    Hubert H M Sugg, owner of Sheffield's Sugg Sports was awarded his MC as a Captain with 60 A Field Reg at Dunkirk
  6. Believe that a Frederick Deakin b1854 d1902 was landlord of the Tramway Hotel 1891/1901 It was down as 126 London Rd I think I have not got access to census so I can't put 1891/1901 census pic up Frederick's uncle, Charles Deakin was landlord or lived at Sportsman Inn, Harvey Clough Rd
  7. Station Inn, Heeley

    A map has appeared on Heeley Past and Present (Facebook) showing a Station Inn on London Rd between Gleadless Rd and Oak St. Is there any info on it please. It could be about left hand side of photo
  8. Oldest Grave / Headstone

    Hi Sheffmark, Norton Cemetery didn't open till 1869, so no pre 1800 headstones
  9. Oldest Grave / Headstone

    Here's a stone from St James' at Norton. The monument mason ran out of space on second line
  10. Oldest Grave / Headstone

    Hi, Think that cemeteries as we know them, such as City Rd, and General Cemetery, are from mid1800. For earlier dated stones you would have to visit a church graveyard, such as St James' Ch at Norton but that would be for local Derbyshire people. I have been to other graveyards but can't remember any early dates. A lot of early stones have been removed or just moved for safety or the graves reused. Sometimes it is best to look around the walls of the graveyard at the ones that have been put there Meersbrook
  11. Wasn't The Crossed Daggers at Low Bradfield, near the village green, about opposite to the post office.
  12. Aunt Trixie

    One of the problems with this is that in the 1950's a lot of adult female family friends were call aunties but were not related in any way.
  13. Boots Yard ?

    Henry Boot, the son of Charles Boot (farmer and mason) created Boot Construction who have their Reg Office at Banner Cross Hall
  14. Lost houses - Derbyshire Lane

    Don't think that you will find any building evidence as I think that earth etc has been placed up against the boundary wall 2/3ft deep
  15. Problem with maps ?

    Hi, Is there a problem on the 1950's Sheffield 'maps' page. I can't get to any maps   Phil