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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. tozzin

    Gift knives

    Adrian you really should buy Geoff Tweedale's Directory Of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers Vol 2, its sold by Lulu and it cost around £30, I'm hoping to get this latest edition for Crimbo, this book is absolute must for anyone interested in Sheffield cutlery, pen & pocket knives, razors etc.. Geoff sent me his first edition for assisting him with some research and strangely enough it was on the Western Works which Christopher Johnson produced his knives, I worked in the same works in the early sixties 1961-63 for a firm called John Donnelly, we produced carver forks, plus a whole range of round tang spoon and forks plus scale tang forks, no knives. Sadly the works was demolished and the cursed students flats were erected on its site.
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    Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    It certainly was, it was in the basement.
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    Heart of the City 2

    No matter what objection is raised, it's discounted, I suggested the new office block, that now stands at the bottom of Cambridge Street, should have been given a name relating to the area, Pinstone House, Bethel House, but it was named by the staff who are going to work there, many not from Sheffield.
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    Will Hay

    This is the exact thing I read, thanks a million Edmund.
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    Will Hay

    Im sure I once read that the 40s comedian Will Hay used to visit some friends in Sheffield at the height of his fame but despite searching the Internet I've had no success in finding anything about his visits. I've contacted the archivist at the Star but their archives are all at their offices in Dinnington but she told me that she is due to visit there this week and will have a look, if any of you experts out there have any information on Wills visits to Sheffield I will be much obliged.
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    Wicker Post Card and Mistery Item.

    Wasn't it used to help trams change tracks?
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    Barnards shop on City Road had quite a few slot machines supplying milk, soup, tea, coffee, cigarettes of all brands, chocolate etc, this was in around 1960 . That was before vandalism became a profession, I cannot remember Barnards machines ever getting vandalised. I visited the area a few months ago now it's just a horrible sight, crappy shops, litter all over, very sad.
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    Help Find Maps Please

    I was looking for Court 12 Harvest Lane. A map would be good.
  9. Is there a list of Sheffield victims of the 1918 flu outbreak anywhere?
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    China Square

    I suspected Cheney Square and you have confirmed it, thank you.
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    China Square

    Right another poser for you, I'm having a bit of trouble finding just where China Square was, I know Paradise Square was nick-named pot square but not China Square. Was China a corruption of Cheney?
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    Old Date Stone

    I don't think they had water mains in 1691!!
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    These look inactive

    I can't wait.
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    East Bank Road

    East Bank Road: 1911 EAST BANK ROAD. 41 Tufnell James, coachman 41 Wilson John Wycliffe J.P. 77 Agar Richard, gardener to S. Roberts esq. M.P. 79 Cavill Robert, butler 81 Henstock Joseph, Jnr. saw maker Blyde J. E. Alger F.c.s. steel manufacturer (Eastcliffe) 87 Overall William, coachman 87 Cole Mrs ============================ 1905 EAST BANK ROAD. (Norfolk Park road.) 41 Wilson John Wycliffe esq. J.P. gold refiner 79 Cahill Robert, butler 87 Cole Mrs Wheatley Edgar H. director .. .. .. .. .. .. Road to Heeley .......... .. PILLAR LETTER BOX 40 Constantine Joseph, superintendent OLIVE GROVE ROAD 82 Faulkner Isaac, merchant tailor 84 Wilson Talbot E. B. gold refiner 86 White Henry, drayman Eadon Mrs Helen Simpson =========================== 1901 EAST :BANK ROAD. 41 Wilson John Wycliffe esq. J.P. .87 Cole Thomas, draper (Cole Brothers) Acton Major Thomas H. E. government inspector of steel ====================================== 1897 EAST BANK ROAD Duchess Road to Heeley Bank North East Side PILLAR LETTER BOX Trickett Frederick Woollen, Knowle House Cole Thomas, Park Spring House Wilson John Wycliffe, East Cliffe House Handley Captain Arthur, Mid Hill Crookes Charles, East Cliff Dunn Frederick Charles, Farmer SOUTH WEST SIDE Ward Frederick, Park House Turner Thomas Allen William, East Bank Cottage Eadon Mrs, Mandrake House ========================= 1879 EAST :BANK ROAD. (Farm road.) Crookes Charles (manufacturer) Ward Frederick (American merchant) OLIVE GROVE ROAD Turner Thomas (cutlery manufacturer) Cawton Mrs Ellen Wilson John W. (gold & silver refiner.) Hadfield Matthew E. (architect) Pye-Smith John William (solicitor) Hudson Mr Edward Colley Mrs Mary Eaton John (pawnbroker ===================================== East Bank Road 1897 the smoking chimney was the small cottage ? that stood behind the Mid Hill Club.