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  1. Another great resource is Eric Youle's site http://history.youle.info/index.html which has the lists of Hallamshire Cutlers, apprentices and Freemen. There are some Wostenholmes in there :)
  2. Another thought (although in 25 years you have probably covered everything ) When the children died and were buried, did you check their graves to see if they were put in the same grave as their father? At that date and address I would have guessed Wardsend cemetery as a possible location for his burial, have you checked this one? Sorry if you have already done all this, just running things past you as I think of them.
  3. I know you probably have looked at this already, but have you checked out the George Brand whose death is registered in Sheffield Dec qtr 1898, 9c 369 ? If he died just before their wedding, his death may not have been registered until after the wedding, although this would have been unusual as deaths were usually registered quite quickly.
  4. Hi Sylvia I have had a look on the 1891 and 1901 and there is one family (John and Catherine Moran, Sheffield) that stands out as being the right one for the details given. I can see that the father changes his name between censuses, which could be confusing, but as his place of birth, wife, children, age and occupation stay the same, I think it would be reasonable to assume it is the same person. To check you would need to obtain Joseph's birth certificate to find his mother's maiden name, which would hopefully be HENRY to fit in with the father-in-law present on the 1901 census. Janet
  5. I learned to swim at Hillsborough baths too, but it was Mr Siviour (not sure of spelling) who taught me. I remember the cubicles and the duck boards too I have heard that Wetherspoons have put up a notice saying they will be opening in July, but that they haven't applied for a family licence, which is a shame as I would have been happy to take my children there for a meal.
  6. It is currently for sale If you go to this url http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-140...=1&tr_t=buy then click on full brochure, there are several pictures of the interior.
  7. Hi Ancestors is a great site, but I am afraid it is certainly not free, we pay a large yearly subscription to use this site Only the 1881 census index is free and some Scottish records. There are some good free sites out there http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ - free birth marriage and death records (this site is not comprehensive, but quite good) http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/fra...clear_form=true Free - Has some parish records, not all, and some records are not reliable, but useful as a starting point for further research if taken with a pinch of salt. This site also has the 1881 census. http://www.historicaldirectories.org/ - free site to search directories. Very useful site. http://sheff-indexers.thewholeshebang.org/ - very useful site for Sheffield records http://www.sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk/ - another Sheffield site. I hope this is useful to someone
  8. Walter is still around, he always gives my dad a birthday card as their birthdays are close together, and a Christmas card with a kitcat in - often at least 3-4 months in advance Dad gives him a couple of small cigars in return - Walter specifies which type he likes and is most disapointed if he doesn't get the right type :rolleyes:
  9. Sandersons Stationers on Chapel Walk. I worked there 32 years ago. Whiteheads craft shop next door. My friend worked there and she told me that after making a cup of tea she was instructed to hang the teabag up to dry so it could be reused. Richards on the corner of Chapel Walk, ladies clothes shop.
  10. There are some good sites on the internet about the Sheffield Flood. There is a fascinating account at:- http://www.mick-armitage.staff.shef.ac.uk/...ield/flood.html The flood claims can be searched at http://www2.shu.ac.uk/sfca/ and Karen Lightowler who has studied the flood for a few years, has shared her research together with a list of flood victims at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~e..._lightowler.htm