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  1. The hall was built with a bequest and the Parish Church Mission ( I think linked to the Cathedral) to help poor and working classes was run from ther in the early 1900s. Newspapers report many fund raising concerts on Saturdays. Joseph Ridge, an evangelical and great philanthropist, was Superintendent then. He provided prizes for children for regular and punctual attendance at the mission services. He was a silverplater. I have a picture of his second wife Catherine (Kate ) Rudd but would love to find one of him and his family.
  2. That's possible. Or whoever made it. Do you think the family cutlery business would have also made such ornaments? They certainly went in for teapots, razors, even sewing machines and more as time went on.
  3. Interesting. Don't think he ever went to America. I do find the patterns attractive.
  4. Good guesses but the holes seem too small to hold a pen. Maybe incense but was that a fashion in 1886? The holes do not go right through for string. And what about the ibis or stork I saw standing on the back of one on the Roadshow? Has anyone seen anything like that?
  5. This little bronze tortoise was brought to Australia by my Grandfather Edwin Gibbins Rudd in 1883. HIs father Thomas was a cutler, also his brother Charlie. Does anyone know why it had holes on top? I saw something similar on the AntiquesRoadshow and it had a bird on its back. Were they common desk ornaments in Sheffield?
  6. This little bronze tortoise was brought to Australia by my Grandfather Edwin Gibbins Rudd in 1883. HIs father Thomas was a cutler, also his brother Charlie. Does anyone know why it had holes on top? I saw domething similar on the AntiquesRoadshow and it had a bird on its back. Were they common desk ornaments in Sheffield?
  7. The William Henry Rudd in the list was son of Thomas Rudd who first worked in Thomas Rudd's cutlery business then emigrated to Queensland Australia. I have his life story but  not much about his parents. Seems the father of Thomas was John Hattersley before he changed to Rudd, the name of his mother. Any further info appreciated.

     

  8. Looking for memories or photos of Thomas Rudd and Sons, 1840 on, scissor makers, silversmiths, eveentually taken over by Bolton Surgical. Thomas first married Ann Marsden then Frances Gibbins and they lived in Ecclessall. When widowed Mrs Frances Rudd ran a shop and was beer retailer at 134 upper Hanover street. Five of seven sons emigrated to Australia including my grandpa. His sisters married Fisher, Jackson, Nixon, Naish. I want to know what happened to them! i can tell you all about the Aussie lot.
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