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Lyn 1

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  1. GRO birth index gives did a search of 2 yrs either side of 1868 for Sheffield district and also one for Ecclesall bierlow and only this came up.
  2. Mary Ann Parker's trade is Charer = char woman or cleaner.
  3. The family were living on Guernsey Rd in the 1901 census George's parents - Wagland, Arthur William (Saw Piercer, age 48). Died at 14 Belgrave Square; Buried on August 27, 1907 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 9007, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. WAGLAND, Fanny (Wife of Arthur, age 35). Died at on way to Hospital; Buried on December 2, 1903 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 9007, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. George may have been in the homes at Sheffield Union Workhouse prior to being sent to Barnardos. In 1911 he was in the Mile End Mission, London, a Dr Barnardo's Home along with other boys from Sheffield namely – Samuel Tinton 12yrs old, Wm Parkin 12 yrs old, Walter Ross 11 yrs old, Wesley Norton 12yrs old, Norman Hamar 12 yrs, Willis Darlow aged 13yrs (also sent to Canada, served WW1). Frederick James Betts 10yrs old, and Frank Lane 7 yrs old. Lyn
  4. From various Church magazines. St Cuthberts mid 1940s, St Hildas late 1960s, early 70s.
  5. I had a lovely white rabbit called Snowy as pet until my dad got hungry...........Worst part was thinking the rabbit was lost and I ate some too. Think I was in my teens when I found out.
  6. FARRAND, Ruth (of 6 Gilpin Lane, born ~). Baptised April 15, 1896, by Jno Darbyshire at St Philips Church, Shalesmoor. Parents name(s) are Ada & Frank (Labourer). Note: ~
  7. Definitely Herries Rd - NGH on the left - where the bollards are is Norwood Rd junction on the right. I re,eber teh prefabs being on the RH side too and they were replaced by flats late ?1970s. Remember the bus stop like that but don't have any idea as to why it seems to have a balcony thing on top.
  8. I have been given a photograpic reproduction of a postcard of Shiregreen Road no 1172 on the back of it. I have looked at an old map of the area 1850ish and it does look as if it could be Shiregreen Lane towards the end where it leads to Wincobank Hall. Has anyone else seen a similar photo at all?
  9. Check out the http://www.sheffieldsoldierww1.co.uk/Home.html site set up by Dean & Stuart
  10. Kramers Page Hall road - the best pork dripping going.
  11. Don't know if this helps - http://bradwayactiongroup.weebly.com/bradway-bugle.html
  12. http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/ecclesfield-holiday-week-1942-1943
  13. If you have never visited this before then put it on your 'to do' list. They do a lovely soup, cakes and teas etc at a very reasonable price. Open on Mondays but do check their website first. All run by volunteers http://www.grenosidereadingroom.co.uk/news/ The new exhibition on display in the Reading Room is “How we once lived.” Many thanks once again to the Grenoside and District Local History Group for their work in providing such a wonderful exhibition.
  14. I fully agree with the last theory. I remeber at Firth Park Terminus in the 1950s a pole being used to change the tram to another line. Some trams stopped at FIrth Park others went to Lane Top.
  15. https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk Many places are opening their doors to the public for free. Just type Sheffield into the search box for events near to you.
  16. I think along with C & A Modes it was damaged in the blitz and wasn't properly rebuilt until the mid 50s. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t03147&pos=2&action=zoom&id=33500
  17. Thanks Edmund - I do every so often ring my landline which has an answering machine so I do take about 2 yrs to use up my PAYG £10. Last of the big spenders that's me!
  18. Have a landline why would I need a mobile if I have managed most of my loooooooong life without one? Oh yes I do have a basic mobile - it lives in my bag untouched except for if ever there is an emergency. If my family ever get a call from me on it then they will know it is a dire emergency.
  19. 41 Wilson John Wycliffe J.P. He was one of the Guardians at the Sheffield Union Workhouse at Fir Vale http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=J+wycliffe+wilson&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%J%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%wycliffe%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%wilson%%3B
  20. One of mine was transported after his charge of murder was changed to manslaughter. Lots of various ones in the section titled Murder!!! on this site.
  21. How daring were we when we went to a dance at the City Hall at midnight- I think it was Easter and no dancing was allowed being Easter Sunday so they did what they termed an all nighter, midnight - 4am - @ 1962 I think it was. Back in the days of last pints at 10.30 in pubs? Needless to say by 2am we'd had enough. We were not used to such late nights.
  22. I don't know about FMP but if you only intend the month's sub make sure you cancel in time. My friend took out a years sub intendng it to be only a year. They renewed it without any warning email. They work differently to Ancestry I think who give you plenty of notice.
  23. as it was - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sheffield-a-photographic-postcard-of-Firth-Park/352225021557?hash=item52023f4e75:g:gskAAOSwZtlaIu9c with the now demolished St Hilda's church up on the hill and the now demolished old park buildings .
  24. Fill a hot water bottle with cold water and keep it in the fridge to take to bed with you at night. Also a plant spray filled with icy cold water - spray the room & bed before you go to bed.