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  1. madannie77

    Tram 132 on Ebay but where exactly?

    That looks rather more convincing than my first suggestion. I based it to some extent on the belief that at such an early date the original Tinsley to Nether Edge route was still operating, but I was mistaken. As early as 1901 Tinsley was linked with Millhouses, so the Millhouses terminus seems a likely answer, especially with the additional evidence presented.
  2. madannie77

    Tram 132 on Ebay but where exactly?

    My first thought is Wostenholm Road near the junction with Priory Place, but I don't have time to look in more detail at the moment.
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    Mechanical World Year Book 1939

    Some more from the same book Eclipse Hack Saw Blades from James Neill Interchangeable Steel Type from Edward Pryor & Son Springs and Spring Washers from John Tonks & Co
  4. Some products made in Sheffield and advertised in the above mentioned publication. Apologies for the wonky scans - I had to use a hand held scanner and my hands are not the steadiest anymore: "Dunelt" Hollow Steel Bars from Dunford & Elliott "Celfor" Soft Centred Steel from Sanderson Brothers & Newbould Precision Tools from Moore & Wright Lots of things from John Holding & Co
  5. madannie77

    Edward Pryor....

    1939 Mechanical World Year Book, featuring an advert for the Interchangeable Steel Type developed by Edward Pryor. Apologies for the slightly wonky scan - I had to use a hand held scanner.
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    Underground railways.

    Fiery Jack
  7. madannie77

    510 and 513

    I will be heading to the Carlton Colville in September as part of a holiday in Suffolk. I have managed to pick the trolleybus weekend, so who knows if 513 will be in use. Anyway, a couple of shots of 513 in Blackpool on 11th August 1985. I wasn't able to be in Blackpool for the main Centenary celebrations so had a day out on what turned out to be a very wet August day. Thankfully the rain stopped enough for me to get some photos without ruining my camera! I also need to find and re-scan my negatives of these shots as technology and my editing skills have improved a lot since I originally scanned them. And one from November 2009 when 513 was used on a tour to commemorate the end of street running in Fleetwood before the rebuilding for the new trams. This was also a very wet day and photos were taken with a small point & shoot camera. I certainly wasn't getting any expensive camera kit out in that weather. As with Gordon's photo from 2010 above, 513 looked very smart indeed at the time.
  8. madannie77

    What's it doing ere

    C C Hall mentions that agreement between the Corporation and North Western to jointly operate services to Castleton and Buxton was made in 1927 or 1928, so it seems likely that North Western operated into Sheffield on the Castleton route 72 until that company's demise. A quick comparison between the current route 271/272 timetable and that of the 72 from 1967 does indeed show that timings of the North Western journeys and the current Hulleys journeys are not that dissimilar, although there is some variation due to the current service being more evenly spaced and more frequent.
  9. madannie77

    Redgates shop

    Wilson Gumpert was the name of the shop you, which was on Fitzalan Square. It was at one point owned by Redgates, although I know little more than that. Wilson Gumpert on Sheffield History
  10. madannie77

    Old and New together on the Sheffield Canal

    I photographed this odd couple from Savile Street in 2010, largely because of the way the cladding on Savile House was incomplete because of the derelict building next door. A bit of research when back at home gaveme the answer that the derelict building was the remains of the Don Sawmills and was a listed building, this probably explaining why it remained in place (and falling into ever worse decrepitude) rather than having been demolished. Don Sawmills listing entry
  11. madannie77

    Wharncliffe Fireclay Works

    Some more...
  12. I have a soft spot for this building on the corner of Broomhall Street and Devonshire Street. I love the various decorative parts which to me raise it above what could have been quite an ordinary works and office building. What do we know about the Wharncliffe Fire Clay Works and John Armitage & Sons (as seen in the second set of photos)? Click on the image for the full size image
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    Middlewood Hospital 1945-1979

    Previous discussions about Middlewood Hospital: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/164-middlewood-hospital/ https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/10748-south-yorkshire-asylummiddlewood/ https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/7879-wanted-middlewood-hospital-pictures/ - I think this one is connected to the photo gallery linked to by SteveHB above.
  14. madannie77

    Anyone Remember Gloops?

    We also have a couple of topics about the cartoonists responsible for Gloops. Any additional info about these men would be welcome. https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/4943-owen-bradshaw/ https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/5936-the-men-who-drew-gloops/
  15. madannie77

    Anyone Remember Gloops?

    Merged all the topics about the Gloops Club into one. My main memory of Gloops is a little off the wall. When he was young my father decided that the then Queen looked like Gloops and always referred to her as such. Hence throughout my life both my mother & father referred to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as Gloops. It was only when I mentioned it to friends that I realised that it was just my family who used the term.