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Lyn 1

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  1. In the 50s I used to go to the off licence of a nearby pub for my dad - 6 empty bottles in a bag to be filled up for his Saturday might drinking session. Terrified in case I was questioned as I was year under age for buying alcohol - I think you had to be 13. Sounds stupid that you were trusted that it was for an adult. Not sure when this law was changed. I also remember going with my mum aged about 3 -4 to buy Guinness from a shop off- licence for my nan - again we took our own bottle. Same in the 60s/70s you could buy drinks like Scotsmac and take your own bottle to be filled and I am sure a neighbour used to buy red wine this way.
  2. That look very interesting. Will browse when I have more time. Thank you
  3. 1883 Sheffield, Yorkshire. Renewal of a Beer License. George Beeley, Eyre St Pub https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1883-Sheffield-Yorkshire-Renewal-of-a-Beer-License-George-Beeley-Eyre-St-Pub/392281450350?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D006d32d975ef41fe88b26578eda198b4%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D372679726840%26itm%3D392281450350&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  4. Beer off - missing out the license bit after it. We also used that phrase for any any shops that just sold alchohol as well as the out sales at various local pubs..
  5. Sat 11th and Sun 12th May 10am to 4pm. FREE ENTRY Find out about the area’s fascinating past in this major display of new and original work undertaken by Grenoside and District Local History Group members Home made cakes and drinks served all day Large car park Grenoside Community Centre, Main St, Grenoside Sheffield
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Edward_VII_School,_Sheffield King Edwards was previously Wesleyan college and merged with Sheffield Royal Grammar school
  7. Dawn do you want to email me direct as we are getting very far away from the original topic Sheaf Street, raised at the beginning. I have found a widowed Sarah Caley in the 1871 census aged 50 from County Clare in Ireland living in Hollis Croft - the same area, who may be the same person named on Mary Ann bpt record as godmother. This could be Sarah Coley/Curley/Cowley's mother but we may be moving too fast now. John William's bpt seems to state father as being acatholic - ?non catholic. 31 Ellis St Ellison St.
  8. 1871 census Garden St looks like the likely family - very much an area where Irish Catholics moved into with St Vincent's Catholic Church nearby.Taken a 2nd look Dawn and I would say scrub this census it is the same family Edmund found........... I'll keep looking when I get chance. Lyn
  9. Found this on Ancestry - So father William Parker & mother Sarah Coley (? Cowley or Curley) St Marie is a Catholic Church
  10. Dawn, it is the Fir Vale/Sheffield Union Workhouse where she had the children often referred to as Pitsmoor WH. The UD stands for Urban District. As there are other addresses where she was living then she would have gone into the Workhouse to give birth to the children having worked as long as she could. Jericho St http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u00650&pos=10&action=zoom&id=36079 when you get an address with something like 2 ct - the ct means it is a back to back house. One family lived in the front of the house and another in the back. Toilet facilities were generally called middens and served several families living in the courts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-to-back_house Princess St http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u01041&pos=10&action=zoom&id=36407 Upper Allen St http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u00691&pos=50&action=zoom&id=36106 All poor areas. More photos on http://picturesheffield.com/
  11. Many thanks Bogginspro - I was trying hard to stick more to the time period Dawn is working in so as not to confuse her especially as she lives in Canada so our Poor Law system is a mystery. Hence me sticking to the Ecclesall Union and Brightside (Fir Vale) Union. When the Workhouse was built at Fir Vale it was well away from the sights, sounds and smells of the town!