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  1. The police chase scene near the end looks like the bottom of Douglas Road, Parkwood
  2. Found this while doing some research if its of interest to anyone researching mines. UK Coal Mining Data Lots of details on coal mines.
  3. I think this is the one G Longden & Son Ltd., Parkwood Rd., Neepsend, Sheffield Wadsley Park mine The hill’s ganister mine operated between 1936 and 1963, its 28 miners and a pit pony named Tommy extracting 200 tons of the silica rich hard rock and 40 tons of coal each week. The coal went down the hill to the power station and the ganister was processed into refractory linings for local furnaces. By 1954 this drift mine stretched half a mile into the hillside, capillaries reaching out within the mountain in search of this locally valuable rock. Stories abound of the miners accidentally driving their tunnels into the daylight of the railway embankment or the allotments, and then hastily filling the surface eruption before anyone noticed, like an errant mole, or a wayward escape committee. Upon closure of the mine, Tommy the pony, now blind after a lifetime underground, was put out to pasture on the hillside.
  4. Created by Museums Sheffield an interactive map of cutlery and knife making history in Sheffield The Sheffield Cutlery Map
  5. The changeover from trams to buses in Sheffield South Yorkshire England in 1960
  6. Albert Craven Blade Forger Blade Forger plus Knife Grinding in Sheffield Knife Grinder
  7. So is the water as deep as the coal seam extracted ? if so wow that's deep.
  8. Thanks steve, been cycling round there today and along the tpt to chesterfield. Always wondered what Rother valley looked like when they were open cast mining.
  9. YouTube: The British Steel Industry: Iron & Steelworks - 1945 Educational Documentary A Technicolor masterpiece, 'Steel' explores the manufacture of steel and the workings of a foundry. Scenes show the English Steel Corporation, Sheffield; Firth Brown's and Arthur Balfour & Son, Sheffield; Colvilles Ltd of Motherwell; Rolls Royce and Hillingdon, Glasgow; Dorman Long's works at Middlesborough; Guest, Keen and Baldwin's at Cardiff; and Richard Thomas Ltd at Ebbw Vale.'The backbone of Britain's industrial power lies in her great Steel Industry. In the blast furnaces, forges, rolling mills, and machine shops labour vast numbers of highly skilled craftsmen who, for generations, have devoted their lives to serving a great tradition known the world over - the tradition of British Steel.'(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)This film & synopsis has been made available courtesy the British Council Film Collection. http://film.britishcouncil.org/british-council-film-collection/about-the-collection
  10. Contents as of January 15, 1942. Features of military importance noted in violet or red overprinting. See the German-English translated glossary to accompany use of legends on Operation Sea Lion maps in the Pub Reference field of this record. http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~273331~90047885:Street-Map-of-Sheffield,-England-wi?sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~273332~90047884:Street-Map-of-Sheffield,-England-wi?sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~273333~90047883:Street-Map-of-Sheffield,-England-wi?sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~273334~90047882:Street-Map-of-Sheffield,-England-wi?sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~273335~90047881:Street-Map-of-Sheffield,-England-wi?sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no East Hecla-Werke in Sheffield-Tinsley, England. Grosskraftwerk Blackburn Meadows in Sheffield (Yorkshire) Grosskraftwerk Blackburn Meadows in Sheffield, England. Sheffield.
  11. The building is where the timbertop pub is anyone know what this was. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw061498?search=longley&ref=4
  12. Scary the two dots in norwood is where my house is.
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