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About jhcrawshaw

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  • Birthday 03/11/1960

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  1. I’m 5 years late at seeing this reply but thank you for the picture of the HOLLOWAY bread knife. If this is yours and you ever want to sell it I would be very interested in buying it from you? Jeremy Crawshaw
  2. Hi 'History Dude,' Thank you for the census entries for my 2nd G.Grandparents which I do already have but I do appreciate you posting them nevertheless, very kind of you. Regards Jeremy
  3. Hi Mike, Thank you for your reply! I have looked at the Bradfield Militia List before when I still lived in Sheffield and did find some of my CRAWSHAW family listed. I also know Malcolm Nunn very well as we are linked together through our HORSFIELD connections as we are both related to the William HORSFIELD that discovered the crack in the Dale Dyke Reservoir that lead to the Sheffield Flood in 1864. Regards: Jeremy
  4. I'd love to know if anyone has access to any baptism or marriage records for the now demolished Woodland View Chapel on Stannington Road as I would love to know if any of my CRAWSHAW family ever had any family events at this chapel? I did try to get some info from the Stanwood Methodist Church a few years ago but without success. ============================================================================= Article taken from: "The Second Hillsborough by her people" (by Hillsborough Local History group) The article written by: Mrs. S. Eggenton "This small chapel was built in Stannington Road just above the Anvil Inn, in the area previously known as Stannington Wood End. Before this, members of the "New Society" had held their services and meetings in the cottages of the district, under the care of local preacher, Matthew Boyce. he must have been a remarkable man, as he was working and preaching until in his 80's. The site for the chapel was donated by Mrs. Armitage of Wood Lane House who gave generous help with all the expenses of the project. The foundation stone was laid on 12th March 1860, by Mrs. Armitage's son, and the building was completed and opened in the same year. Around 200 people attended the foundation service and the collection amounted to £54, £50 of this was given by Mrs. Armitage and her son. Afterwards a tea was held in the schoolroom which raised another £6. The plans were presented free of charge by Mr. H.D. Lomas, and the building work was done by Mr. J. Wilson of Sheffield, for the sum of £424.19s.0d. Unfortunately, the building was not completely paid for, when their good friend, Mrs. Armitage died suddenly. this left the small group struggling to pay the debt. By 1881 the congregation was about 29 at morning service and 50 in the evenings. At this time, additions to the building were made. These provided a Vestry, Primary Schoolroom and a Kitchen. Again, in 1929, difficulties arose. There was the need for a great number of repairs and also modernisation work. However, the members made great efforts and the work was completed free from debt. During this period, help was still forthcoming from Wood Lane House, as Professor and Mrs. Statham, who now lived there, gave great support and encouragement to all aspects of the work needed to keep the chapel going. There was a flourishing Sunday School, and emphasis was on all work in connection with young people. This included a Sports Club, Concerts, Christian Endeavour, Prayer Meetings and even on occasions a Jazz Band and Fancy Dress Parade. One of the highlights of the year was the Procession to Hillsborough Park on Whit-Mondays for the communal hymn singing. We walked behind the Sunday School Banner all dressed up in our new Sunday Clothes. The Banner was carried by teachers or older scholars, and each school had its own position in the line. Another high spot was the tea in the schoolroom after the races and games held in the sports field on Myers Grove Lane. In those days, the Anniversary Sermons were held outdoors (weather permitting). The platform was erected on the sports field, and it was a great adventure for the children to climb to the top rows, whilst the grown up choir were on the lower ones. Woodland View was closed on 2nd September 1972 and the new Stanwood Methodist Church was opened on 9th September 1972. It was felt that here, on the corner of Stannington Road and Stanwood Road, it could more easily reach the population of the new housing estates around Roscoe Bank and Deerpark. When the original chapel was built in 1860, it also was meant to work amongst the then new housing area of Woodland View. It is strange how history repeats itself. The new Stanwood Church was, and still is, a great challenge to it's members, but they soldier valiantly on, remembering the motto which was painted over the pulpit in the original chapel. "Jehovah Jireh" (The Lord Will Provide)
  5. Hi Richard, Thought you might like to see these pictures of the interior of the Norfolk Market Hall from two of my books
  6. Hi Phil, You've asked me this question before on the 'Sheffield Forum' website in Dec 2009. http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=527795 Unfortunately I didn't know anything about either the house or the farm then and still don't now. I've just noticed though that the house is up for sale, see link http://images.vebra.com/tp/241/1/details/875.pdf Regards Jeremy
  7. Searching for descendants of my CRAWSHAW family from the areas of Sheffield below. Hill Top / Storrs / Dungworth / Stannington - Uppergate / Knowle Top / Town End / Liberty Hill / Roscoe Bank & Low Road, Woodland View, Stannington, (Parish of Bradfield) Sheffield 7th G.Grandparents William & Elizabeth CRAWSHAW (nee BARBER) Marriage at: St. Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield on 1st September 1743 Children: Sarah, William, James & Benjamin 6th G.Grandparents James & Susanna CRAWSHAW (nee DRABBLE) Marriage at: St. Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield on 17th March 1777 Children: Ann, William, Elizabeth & Susanna 5th G.Grandparents William & Ellen (Eleanor) CRAWSHAW (nee BRAMALL) Marriage at: St. Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield on 23rd July 1798 Children: George, James, Susanna, William, Jonathan & Ann 4th G.Grandparents George & Mary Ann CRAWSHAW (nee MORTON) Marriage at: St. Peter’s Church, (Sheffield Cathedral) on 29th January 1821 Children: Joseph, Jonathan & Ann 3rd G.Grandparents Joseph & Ann CRAWSHAW (nee SHARP(E) Marriage at: St. Peter’s Church, (Sheffield Cathedral) on 26th March 1844 Children: George, Joseph, Martha, Mary, William, Ann & Millicent. 2nd G.Grandparents William & Diana CRAWSHAW (nee BRADWELL) Marriage at: St. Philips Church, Sheffield on 13th June 1876 Children: Arthur, Harry, Hugh, William & Gertrude. (this is the family in the photo) G.Grandparents William & Mary Ellen CRAWSHAW (nee JENKINSON) Marriage at: Wadsley Church, Wadsley, Sheffield on 28th October 1906 Children: Gertrude & Arthur William. Grandparents Arthur William & Mabel CRAWSHAW (nee WOOD) Marriage at: Wadsley Church, Wadsley, Sheffield on 24th December 1931 Children: Terence Arthur, Trevor Derek & Maureen Mary Parents Trevor Derek & Yvonne CRAWSHAW (nee HARTLEY) Marriage at: Sheffield Register Office, Sheffield on 2nd April 1960 Children: Jeremy Howard & Alison Heidi All the male line from the G.Grandparents back were “Razor Grinders” by trade. Known places of work are - Wolf Wheel - Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, Soho Wheel, Bridge Street, Sheffield and “Joseph Rodgers & Sons”, Sheffield. As well as the areas of Stannington above, other known places of residence were Beechwood Rd, Taplin Rd, Channing Street, Greaves Street & Mushroom Lane, Sheffield. Any connections ? - PLEASE get in touch.
  8. I work for the John Lewis Partnership, please see the image from our website for the current store in Barkers Pool.
  9. Taken from: Pubs & People Around Sheffield by: Roy Davey .....another surviving public house carries the name of a Derby winner. This is the Cremorne on London Road, at the end of Alderson Road. The horse won the 1872 Derby at three to one; it was owned by Mr. Henry Saville and ridden by a jockey called 'Maidment'.
  10. Thanks for that, I've just made a 'best offer' bid, fingers crossed.
  11. I must come on here more often as I have only just seen your post about John Holloway & Co. Many thanks for this it's much appreciated.
  12. Hi, I posted this message below a few years ago on another website and one of my relatives reposted it on here I believe last year but without any results so I'm posting it again in case anyone with fresh eyes can provide any info, see below, I would like to know if anyone can help with information about a Cutlery Manufacturing business that one of my Great Uncles used to own in Sheffield. My G. Uncle's name was "John HOLLOWAY" and the name of his company was, J. Holloway & Co. He firstly had his business on Rockingham Lane (or Cross Rockingham Lane ?) as I was told. There he manufactured "Farrier Knives" and "Surgical Instruments." Later, he moved his business to larger premises at "19-23 Wellington Street" where he traded from approx 1945 - 1955. The brand name of his company was "HOLCO" and he manufactured table cutlery at these premises. Recently his son "Jack" has purchased (from an Antique fair) a mint condition boxed set of a half dozen "Dessert Knives" that was manufactured by his fathers company, on the blades of the knives is stamped the following, J. Holloway & Co. Trade "HOLCO" Mark Sheffield England Stainless Steel The knives had their original price on the box which was 18/6 for the half dozen. If anyone out there can help me with any information, on either the company, or the product I would be extremely grateful. Any snippet, no matter how trivial would be gratefully accepted. Jeremy Crawshaw
  13. Thanks for that Richard, much appreciated!
  14. Hi, I've just been searching through my books and came across two references which explain how the pub came to be named and I have also attached a link to an image I took of the pub in 2004 plus you can also search some of my other pub photos on there. Extract from: Pubs & People around Sheffield (by Roy Davey) The Closed Shop at Commonside, Walkley, makes a facetious reference to the fact that owing to an oversight or misunderstanding, the place had to be closed for a short time because the licence had not been renewed. A similar comment is made to the above in 'The Definitive A to Z listing of Sheffield Public Houses' by Michael Liversidge. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23112312@N08/2212880140/in/set-72157603766504466
  15. I managed to get a copy of this book from eBay a couple of years ago, I think I paid about £30.00 for it.