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Lyn 1

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  1. We had one in our pantry on the Flower Estate too. It was just known as the cold shelf
  2. I think there was a fire and it had to be demolished. There is a Butlers Balti further down the road now ? near to Garden Street
  3. I recall that fair too in the 1950s and early 60s- I think it was Lings.
  4. My dad did a poor man's version of that - no marmite And Steve - I still sometimes do extra veg and potatoes for a bubble & squeak on Monday.
  5. They take a lot of organizing by volunteers and it is normally biannual anyway.
  6. No history fair this year but there is an event here that may be of interest Sat and Sun - http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/events/2017/9/sheffield-heritage-fair2
  7. I think life is too short for facebook or twitter so I do neither. I do have mobile but never use it and only my very close family have my number. The day I ring them they know it will be an emergency. I just make an occasional call to my landline to keep it active.
  8. Just bringing back to the top again as a reminder
  9. Local history exhibition at Grenoside Community Centre on July 1st and 2nd highlighting important local buildings past and present; the lives of notable local people and Grenoside’s industrial past. Refreshments will be available. Open 10am-4pm At the Grenoside Community Centre Lower Hall, Main St, Grenoside. Admission free
  10. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04955&pos=12&action=zoom&id=8398 Try picture sheffield
  11. There were a couple of local history books published a few years ago by the history society in the area. Try the local library. http://www.astonhistorygroup.co.uk/about.htm http://www.j31.co.uk/jons_ramblings.htm http://www.aston-cum-aughton-pc.gov.uk/aston-cum-aughton/history-14915.aspx
  12. Could anyone tell me if this building still stands please - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s06459&prevUrl= The Servants Home and Housewifery School Thank you Lyn
  13. Information on this page - http://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=288
  14. try burial records on this site http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/ForumIndex.html Lyn
  15. Pinfold wall with trough outside and plaque on Bower Lane Grenoside Lyn
  16. Update.........March 2017 Fencing secured a few weeks ago and planning permission etc has been given for the change to a drive-in KFC, restaurant and a Costa coffee. Supposed to be preserving the building. Time will tell.
  17. There was a refuge on Burngreave Rd on a corner. This one I believe - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s25125&pos=337&action=zoom&id=27570
  18. Does anyone know if this is still somewhere in Grenoside? - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s23658&pos=1&action=zoom&id=26112 The Festival of Britain 1951 commemorative stone, Grenoside Hospital Annexe (former Isolation Hospital) Saltbox Lane - a housing estate now stand on the site of the old hospital. Lyn
  19. Just had a recent email with some details in if anyone is interested - apologies if already known about Lyn Joined up Heritage events *Heritage Gas Lamps* The Council and Amey are proposing to refurbish Sheffield's internationally important collection of J E Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps. It is good news that nearly all original components will be retained, that the four which currently burn gas will continue to do so, and that most of the remaining lamps will be capable of being restored to gas-burning in the future. The Council's Conservation team have done a superb job in recognising the importance of the lamps and setting a high standard for their refurbishment, Highways have responded flexibly, and Amey have produced an ingenious and innovative solution. Webb lamps are rare, those burning gas are rarer still. The Council will maintain the four gas-burning lamps, but do not have the funds to bring any others back to gas operation. Several other lamps have this capability: 18 were converted to natural gas in the early 1980s, many were working when listed in 1995, and gas is still laid on in some cases. It may be possible for neighbourhood groups to fund gas operation, if the cost is reasonable. Does JUH have contacts in neighbourhood groups with an interest in heritage who might consider this for the lamps in their area, if I can get a sensible cost estimate from the Council? Best regards, J Robin Hughes: robin@robinandsheila.net
  20. More about Workhouse history here - http://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=288&page=246 and here - http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/SheffieldIndexersSiteMap_Index.html
  21. Many thanks for that - my husband was only saying last week he wondered just how high the road level must be in relation to the houses. We tend to just drive past so only get a quick view of it all.