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tozzin last won the day on October 20 2018

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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. I still can't understand the name Supertram, it's just a Tram, nothing more , nothing less.
  2. From 1893 to 1895 Jarvis Milner held the licence of the Green Man at No 23 Broad Street.
  3. The English Sampson was open in 1849 as a Beerhouse the entry is from the 1849 directory. Hudson John, beerhouse, English Sampson, 1 Duke street, Park
  4. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  5. There's a lot of info on the first Iron Bridge in Coalbrook Dale but this little bridge was only built a few years after so it should have more recognition for its place in history BUT like Mary Queen of Scots time in Sheffield it's never ever mentioned. Sadly the original bridge was destroyed by the bursting of the Dale Dyke Dam or so I've been led to believe.
  6. As far as I'm aware the "E" was dropped because it was deemed that "WOSTENHOLME" was to long for marking certain products.
  7. I took these photos a few years ago.
  8. I spotted this old bell pull a couple of weeks ago on Broomhall Street but I didn't have my camera with me, so yesterday after taking a few photos of Broom Hall and its Sun-Dial I took this photo of the bell pull but I didn't get the number of the property. I think Broomhall Street spread from West Street and up to Broomhall Road, so I'm guessing the house in question was built around 1840 give or take a year, which makes the bell pull around 178 years old, which is pretty good really. There could be more around the city but I haven't seen them, up towards Broomhall Park and beyond its the bell push that reigns, I have two another bell pulls one in Ridgway on the same door is a informative sign stating the Air Raid warden lived there. Theres one like the Broomhall Street one on Bankers House in Hartshead but in better condition and probably older,
  9. Just tweaked it slightly. Not a motor vehicle in sight, perfect.
  10. This set of Fruit Spoons along with it's Server are now sadly a thing of the past, they are not and shouldn't be called Dessert Spoon set.
  11. I did know about Greenbank, now called Abbeydale House I believe.
  12. This is the 1894 map I mentioned, it gives the impression that Fair Field House was linked to Abbeydale House just next door. The plot is easily seen in between Victoria Road, Broomhall Road and Sunny Bank, quite a sizeable plot.
  13. Thanks for this Southside, I looked at the maps of the area and one map seems to show that Fairfield and Abbeydale House were either one house or there was no dividing line, hedge etc between them, looked like they were built on the same plot. I'll now research Mr Fairburn.
  14. I had a wander around Broomhall yesterday and I came across this large house on the corner of Victoria Road and Broomhall Road, in my 1876 directory it shows that the first house on Victoria Road is No 1 is Abbeyfield House Victoria Road and that sits next door so I have to assume the house address was Broomhall Road but its hard to pin down as I couldn't see any house number just the name FAIRFIELD HOUSE on the Victoria Road entrance. Just who had this grand house built?