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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. I still can't understand the name Supertram, it's just a Tram, nothing more , nothing less.
  6. From 1893 to 1895 Jarvis Milner held the licence of the Green Man at No 23 Broad Street.
  7. 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
  8. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  9. 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.
  10. As far as I'm aware the "E" was dropped because it was deemed that "WOSTENHOLME" was to long for marking certain products.
  11. I took these photos a few years ago.
  12. 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,
  13. Just tweaked it slightly. Not a motor vehicle in sight, perfect.
  14. 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.
  15. I did know about Greenbank, now called Abbeydale House I believe.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. tozzin

    Carbrook Hall

    Why couldn't the Hall be taken apart and re-assembled in a more appropriate place, Meersbrook Park, Graves Park etc, the area where it's stands now is not the rural area it was, the steel works did bring wealth to the city but when the works closed it was the death knell for the Hall, plus the slum clearance of Attercliffe took away it's clientele. I hope Starbucks do it right but I just cannot see it being a success as there are just to many restaurants and coffee shops already in the area and there's only so much coffee a person can drink, personally I just cannot see the fascination of these expensive outlets.
  20. I remember Deer being hung up in the Castle Market, the fish market really.
  21. What can I say, the information posted is just fantastic and exactly what i was looking for and with your permission I would like to use it in my article with a mention from where it came from.
  22. Can any one help me with this poser, I'm trying to find the exact house on Collegiate Crescent where Abraham Brooksbank lived in 1862, he is listed in the 1862 directory but the area was just named Broomhall Park so there's no house numbers. Sorry the pictures a bit iffy.
  23. History is already in place,true memories do lead to history but Id rather chat about past history not recent history.
  24. Hartshead Square is a new innovation, for some reason the council calls new areas " Squares" this particular one has only been in existence for around fifteen years or so and that isn't a historic area as Hartshead is. Even that name has been made into one word when it was originally two. Some of the threads started on here aren't really what you could call history, in fact quite a few are living memory.