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  1. I had a mate that was actually born in the prison, his name was Bill Wathall.
  2. 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.
  3. Look and see what's on the far back wall, a violin, their trademark as large as life.
  4. That's the one alright, my Dun Street idea was totally wrong but now with this proof I can alter my files. Thanks boginspro.
  5. I was recently in receipt of these photos, two are of pubs, The Woolsack Inn on Upper Allen Street and the Queens Hotel sadly I don't know the exact location but I think it may have been on Dun Street, No 37, the other photograph is of a beer off shop on Flora Street just off Infirmary Road.
  6. Couldn't have explained this any better, spot on.
  7. I searched through directories to find the information and I don't think it's online, I'll see if I have saved it. I can't believe that the horrible graffiti has been allowed to creep onto the quote in question, how anyone can consider it art is beyond me.
  8. I did a piece on this very subject for the Star , I found just where the scribe lived and what his job was, took me around an hour.
  9. I do know that he used the same barber for years and never ever mentioned anything about Mi Amigo while getting his hair cut and why hasn't any other person who was in Endcliffe Park on that terrible day ever come forward?
  10. I've been given a booklet on "Tramway Evolution" its interesting but I'm not really into trams and the tram rails so if anyone would like it they can have it just get in touch.
  11. I still can't understand the name Supertram, it's just a Tram, nothing more , nothing less.
  12. From 1893 to 1895 Jarvis Milner held the licence of the Green Man at No 23 Broad Street.
  13. 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
  14. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  15. 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.
  16. As far as I'm aware the "E" was dropped because it was deemed that "WOSTENHOLME" was to long for marking certain products.
  17. I took these photos a few years ago.
  18. 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,
  19. Just tweaked it slightly. Not a motor vehicle in sight, perfect.
  20. 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.
  21. I did know about Greenbank, now called Abbeydale House I believe.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?