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tozzin last won the day on July 14

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    Sat in a chair on Gleadless Valley
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    The history of Sheffield,finding the homes of the great Victorians that put Sheffield on the world map and the production of cutlery

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  1. No wonder I couldn't find it, I spelt Lady's bridge different I know but that's how it was spelt in a directory. I like using original spellings.
  2. I've just written an article on William & Lydia Vance, who lived on Clarkehouse Road in 1879, I was given great help from Edmund on this subject, anyway in the information he sent me, it mentions Andrew Ingelson who I quote"He was also the owner of the California Tap public House near Ladies Bridge, though probably not the licensee. Andrew died on 28th May 1854 at Nelson Place leaving quite a fortune - possibly £9,000. His daughter Mary (dob 25th Jan 1813) on 4th February 1836 married James Butler, a merchant". I cant find any mention of this pub anywhere, Andrew Ingelson was a tobacco manufacturer and sold cigars and tobacco from his shop at 21 Waingate.
  3. Thanks, I try to buy any book about Sheffield, at the moment the total is around 360.
  4. Feel free to use it. Will you let me know when your book will be on sale?
  5. Here's a few post cards, the one of the Town Hall looks very different on a winters day. The message Is on the back of the Town Hall card.
  6. I realise they hard to see on the postcard but at the bottom of the column there's around four or six carvings of some mythical beasts, copies of these beasts now sit outside Poundland on High Street. I do have a picture somewhere I'll search for it. Sadly my photo has been deleted but this one is from Google Earth, the others show the drinking fountain and the column that was placed at Upperthorpe, I do believe its now laid down like stepping stones, the plaque speaks for itself.
  7. I think I can say without any contradiction that this great monument to the fallen of the Crimean war ( and the event itself) will never be re-erected again thanks to a succession of councils who have totally ignored the pleas of the historic societies of the city. Shame on Sheffield council for scattering this monument, mostly paid for by public subscription, around the city, it wasn't theirs to allow it to happen, no consultation was done as far as I know and still they sit on their hands doing nothing but destroying our old buildings to erect modern slums.
  8. The arrow mark indicates it was a government order, you can see the same arrow mark on buildings, walls and bridges all over the country, it's part of the horizontal bench mark for the ordinance survey, you even see the arrow on cartoon prisoners clothes. The one in the photo can be seen on Eckington parish church.
  9. Is there a John & Vincent Mannion in your family tree?
  10. Further to the wheat growing, it's more or less opposite this site that was on the other side of Gleadless Road , photo from Troughs & Wells. The wheat is growing just beneath the trees off centre left.
  11. I noticed yesterday while walking home that despite the loss of the farmers that worked this valley, their crops are still coming through after around seventy years. The photo shows ears of wheat growing at the side of Gleadless Road just opposite where Newfield farm stood, the wheat isn't a solitary plant there's quite a few growing under the two trees. Just a reminder of a more leisurely life that we have now lost only to be replaced by a horrible environment. You can also see to the right of the wheat wild garlic is growing.
  12. I had a mate that was actually born in the prison, his name was Bill Wathall.
  13. The name stainless steel only claims it will not stain, if a knife blade rusts on areas of the blade is because it's been scorched during the grinding process, the scorching alters the metals molecular structure. When I was working a coolant was added to the water used in the grinding process. When used in the home these badly ground blades will rust quicker on the scorched areas when salt is used during a meal, the rust spots cannot be removed ever.
  14. Look and see what's on the far back wall, a violin, their trademark as large as life.