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  1. Ann Merrin 1791 – 1863 Or family living in Attercliffe 1750-1830 Married Matthew Edwards lived in Warrington, Runcorn and Liverpool.
  2. At Edgar Allens on Shepcote Lane one of the buildings was referred to as the Tramway Shop-a new building in 1977. At the south end there were 2/3 swing grinding bays where very hard manganese steel castings of railway crossovers were cleaned up and fettled before being ground. These crossovers are to be found still used on rail and tram systems all over the world. Some have their dates visible as far back as least 1977 See photos  
  3. Some snippets from local newspapers Tip opened 2nd June 1885 11th January 1886 The Improvements Committee decide to call the road between Winter Street and Crookesmoor side "Crookes Valley road" Sheffield Daily Telegraph 10th August 1886 Advert: " Free Tip New Crookes Valley Road Tip now open at Canada Road The Corporation of Sheffield GIVE NOTICE that they are still prepared to receive Good, Hard, Dry RUBBISH (not being of inflammable or offensive nature), for the Formation of the above Road. The "Tip" can now be approached by the way of Canada road (off St Stephen's Road) as well as at Harcourt Road" The same advert appears a month earlier but access is from Harcourt Road, Bromley Street, Fawcett Street and Winter Street Sheffield Independent 13th October 1887 by 13th October 1887 135 000 loads of rubbish deposited there 220 000 cubic yards 1891 widened from 40' to 45' costing £5000 26th July 1911 Tramways Committee consider deputation who suggest Hoyle Street, Meadow Street, Portmahon, Upperthorpe Road, Oxford Street, Crookes Valley Road as a route. 11th September 1911 Tramways Committee consider an alternative Upperthorpe Tram route considered from Infirmary Road, Albert Terrace Road, Oxford Street into Crookes Valley Road opposite Harcourt Road 10th November 1913 Tramways Committee again considering but reply that a bus now operates ( since 26th October 1913)
  4. Teacher's Registration Council Registers 1914-1948 in Find My Past have 5 teachers with the surname HILLIER. My subscription has lapsed but it might be worth a look.
  5. 1876 Through trains or carriages could run from Sheffield to Edinburgh on the opening of the Settle and Carlisle railway line. 1927- 1968( with interruptions) "Thames-Forth" and later the "Waverley" ran from St Pancras to Edinburgh via Sheffield.
  6. 1848 via Manchester, Preston and Carlisle http://www.brassett.org.uk/rail/sscotland.html http://www.brassett.org.uk/rail/livman.html 1847 probable via Normanton and Newcastle as there was a temporary structure across the Tweed and some sources say that Nothallerton to Newcasle was open at this time. "Through carriages" were common as locomotives were mostly restricted to their own companies' rails. So a journey at this time would involve using changing carriages less often than changing trains.
  7. There used to be a religious meeting permanently advertised on the wall on the left of the Oval Hall in the seventies. Up until the redevelopment of Greenland Road in the early eighties there was a small Welsh speaking around there. Both of these would be related to events after the Great War. About this time there was a religious revival amongst the Welsh as well the popular but waning tradition of visiting preachers/ choirs and 'cymanfa ganu'. The establishment of non-conformity in Wales spurred many preachers to move to the fast growing industrial cities of the Midlands and Lancashire where there was competition for the poors' soul. "Dewch Yn Lluoedd Gymry !" or Come in your droves you Welsh sounds like a call from a non-conformist group to an event. Where -?
  8. BUY or ONLINE* Sheffield: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases Sheffield in Literature/Non fiction / script/ government/ journalism /patent/ bibliographic/ encyclopedic/ lexicographic Description Ever need a fact or quotation on Sheffield? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term “Sheffield,” including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This “data dump” results in many unexpected examples for Sheffield, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under “fair use” conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Webster’s Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org). By Icon Group International, Inc. Pages : 409 Price : $28.95 (USD) ISBN : 0546664792 *Limited preview available on GOOGLE BOOKS below http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jwq5W7Ksn7EC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Webster's+Quotations,+Facts+and+Phrases+sheffield&source=bl&ots=vIOEvxL9-h&sig=T76fmtSEpzCRccv8kO4Ld9EzRUQ&hl=en&ei=yKt7TKqJHMyQjAeU3_nHBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  9. If anybody is interested in Sir Francis Chantrey: He has got himself a wall on a staircase in the re-opened Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford
  10. Here are the photos: SHEFFIELD ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People in Sheffield” 5 Mappin Street Sheffield S1 4DT Registered Charity Number 1047257 Telephone: 0114 2722757 E-mail: info@srsb.org.uk Websites: www.srsb.org.uk
  11. Few more: 1821 and 1878 Wesleyan Chapel, Stannington 1860 Royal Sheffield Institute for the Blind- Mappin Street 1878 Blind Institution, Manchester Road, Broomhill 1903 West End Hotel ( newer frontage) photos available
  12. In the very early eighties at a steel maker, at least one maintenance worker was told not to place his clothes and his work clothes in the same place. This worker went to his union who linked hydraulic fluids with organophosphates - which have a known effect on nerves.