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dr stanley

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  1. Hi John ....... Can't help with 1911 but if you take a look at the Picture Sheffield website (link below) there are a couple of picture of the shop from the 1960's when it was a ladies hairdresser when it went by the exotic name (for Attercliffe anyway) of "Jacques Pierre". My aunt who died last year at the grand age of 99 lived most of her life just around the corner in Cottingham Street.


  2. Looking at post 95, I wonder what the intriguingly-named "Gallons Ltd." made or sold: petrol? Milk? Cowboy hats? Whatever it was, it was a quality product because it says so above the shop, but I can't read the rest of the script.

    "Gallons" was a grocers/general provisions merchants, having quite a few shops in Sheffield ........ Whether it was Sheffield based I don't know but a search on "Picture Sheffield" throws up more shops.

    The shop I remember most in that row was "Boldocks" the fishmonger where my mum would buy shellfish on a Saturday to save going into town to the market.

  3. One more roll to add to the list?.

    A letter taken from this weeks (30 October) "Look Local" newspaper, it reads:

    "Dear Sir, We have recently acquired an illuminated roll of honour prepared by the Warren Welcome Home Committee, in commemoration of those men from the Warren,Westwood and White Lane areas of Chapeltown who served in the Great War (WW1). The roll contains the names of 66 soldiers detailing decorations, and sadly also indicating those who died in action, this item is on display in the Miners Arms PH on Warren Lane."

    the full article can be read in the "e magazine" here:


  4. Just stumbled across this little gem "The Lost Poets of the Raincoat Shop" on Radio 4, broadcast last Sunday.

    "Ian McMillan tells the story lost poets - through the letters , diaries and scattered pages of poetry found in a derelict raincoat shop in Sheffield. The papers were found by an engineer who saved them from the skip and took them home to read. Fascinated by the story they revealed, he donated them to the Sheffield Archive."

    Can still be listened too for the next 4 days only, so be quick.

    Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047wb6b

  5. According to the Sheffield Indexers site, they are in the process of indexing the "Sheffield School Admission Registers" ..... take a look here:


    You can do a search for "All Saints School" (admissions) on the same site here:


    Hope this helps.

  6. Well done eagle eye, I never noticed that.

    I know it still might not be called Farrell's but there's a good possibility.

    HOW! .......you make me sound like a "red" indian or should that be native american ....... anyone notice the "lone roasting chicken" on the front of the stall amongst a "sea"of fish.

    It saddens me now when I walk around the market now with all the empty stalls. My Saturday job in the late 60's was working on one of the stalls, having to fight my way through the crowds with the barrow loaded with rubbish shouting at the top of my voice "mind yer backs"!

    I cannot see the new market (if its ever built or even started) having the same atmosphere.

  7. I thought you might be able to tell me whose stall it is/was Dave, I haven't a clue.

    It seems there's a few of the markets scattered here and there but this one was the only forum I found.

    Would there have been a fish stall by the name of "Farrells" at the time? ....... looking carefully at the photo, the're may be a clue

  8. I've been told the road to Wharncliffe Side was closed this morning

    so as to demolish the tall chimney tmill at Dixon's.

    Our Fred Dibner wouldn't have needed the road closed, he 'd have

    downed it in one.

    If I hadn't have been paper hanging I would have took a visit with my camera.

    You have not missed it ukelele lady, so keep the camera handy

    Hope you have finished the paper hanging by next Saturday (25 February) because that is when the chimney is due to come down, hopefully without mishap at 10.00 am.

    I agree Fred would have had it down with a honk of his horn but we will have to settle for Hunter Demolition of Glasgow of all places. Main Road will be closed from 10.00 -10.15 am ....... anyone wanting a good view should make their way up to Cockshutts Lane


  9. Here you are Barbara from the Scarborough Mercury....... seems it was a genuine but very costly mistake to make ....... a Sheffield connection too!

    (Let me know if you are struggling to read them)

  10. Hi from sunny Scarborough .......

    Barbara, I've called into Scarborough Library today. The Local Studies archivist is on leave until later in the week, so I've left details of your request for info regarding the inquest, hopefully she will contact me if she finds anything ..... I will keep you informed.

  11. "Don't wish to overload you, you've been fantastic so far -but 2 more quick questions - approx date/era Niagara was built?

    and moving on to the Ward side of the family, they lived at Fern Villas, Bierley Carr, Wadsley Bridge - no road or street available, any clue of the location of this and is it still standing?

    I attach 3 pics - one of Niagara House approx 1910 (my mother wrote on it, as she tended to do!), and both sides of a postcard sent by my Ward grandfather, Sydney, to his neice Constance Jackson in 1904. She was staying with his father at Fern Villas. "

    Hi rachman ..... Working around that area today, so I went for a walk, and

    Assuming that we are talking of Fern Villas, Birley Carr (note the spelling) then the answer to your question is, yes Fern Villas is still standing, they are now No.6/8 Aysgarth Road, Sheffield S6 1HU

    I have taken photos of both houses, so if you would like copies send me a private message with your email address and I will pass them on.

  12. WE. Keep trying to send you pm but failed.

    Might be repeating myself here but please can I obtain a copy of your video? Not sure how to do this but can it be posted like the other one. Do hope this is not causing you problems but I am certain the elderly hore owner will be OVER JOYED at all your efforts. Perhaps dr stanley culd tell you how to do it if that helps and you don't mind

    Japeflakes ...... I am sending you a private message regards the video.

  13. I think that the photos date from the early days of the electric tram system.

    The ones I'm thinking about are after the introduction of automatic points selected by the tram driver approaching the points either coasting or using substantial power. In places like Houndsfield Road the steepness of the incline meant that this method couldn't be used and a "pointsman" according to Kenneth Gandy's Sheffield Corporation Tramways book was employed. Certainly the photo in the book showing the Hounsfield Road pointsman shows a bloke who can't be a day under sixty, some boy !

    Perhaps he'd been doing the same job since 1900 but I think it more likely that the job went to some employee on "light duties".


    I'm sure I've posted this short clip in a previous thread but can I has hell find it ...... so here is the pointsman in operation on Houndsfield Road ......... as Hilldweller says hardly a boy!


  14. Just watched it on iPlayer.

    Does anyone know who the knife makers are and contact details?

    Missed the programme myself (another one for the i player list) but I think we are talking about Trevor Ablett (pocket knives) and Reg Cooper (bowie knives) who are now working from the Old Norfolk Barracks (drill hall) on Edmund Road, previously on Mowbray Street.

    Found this address for them: UNIT 4, NORFOLK BARRACKS, EDMUND ROAD, SHEFFIELD

    Couple of links below with videos and prices !



  15. If I'm not mistaken this paneling featured in a tv programme a few years ago, possibly on Channel 4. The firm was at the bottom of Woodseats Road by the railway bridge. The complete room was dismantled and removed.

    Isn't it amazing how you can look for something for months or in this case years, using every search option you can think of, then stumble across it while looking for something totally different ...... such is the case here. Back in June 2008 tsavo started a thread regarding some art deco paneling for sale in a salvage yard that had originated from a Sheffield steelworks (his original link no longer works) ........ below is the tv programme that I refered to ......... the Sheffield interest starts just over 4 minutes in.


    A couple of stills from the programme.

    A modern view courtesy of "Streetview" (Woodseats Road) showing the remaining bit of white boundary wall.

  16. Take a look at the 2 links to the Libraries website below, unless I'm mistaken, the building next door to Vulcan Furniture should be no.39 Arundel Street (with the arch above the entry)



  17. alexanders correct he wins the coconut, if I had one. The 2 lads are just coming up to Obson Road (map 29). The present day photoghraphers location is in the central reservation of Penistone Road, traffic whizzing past on both sides and now the trams are on the left, no longer on the right ..... the pub is The Wellington.

  18. Great stuff gents: good to see you have been keeping busy whilst I have been otherwise engaged in the last few weeks.

    I am still not entirely with it, so here is another one requiring your assistance.

    Suddenly yesterday after each day looking at this photo I had that eureka moment, yes I have it! .... now the question is should I disclose it or give someone else a chance .... here's a clue.

    The photo must have been taken early afternoon (direction of shadows) so the 2 lads (if its a Saturday afternoon) could be going to the afternoon matinee at the cinema from where outside of, the photo was taken.