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  1. Back the 1970's I saw an old architect in Sheffield Town Hall who pointed me in the direction of a book that contained a plan of a typical back-to-back house, the layout of which I remember very well from my childhood. Unfortunately I can no longer remember the details for the source of the book but this is the plan: Select the image (twice), and from the options menu - select view all sizes, then select large image to see a bigger image.
  2. Hi Gramps What is the source and date of the right hand map please. Are you able to put online the rest of the map, particularily the area to the east which would include the Whitehouses possibly. Kind regards Leipzig
  3. Robert Harling "He first worked as a designer for the Daily Mail and was simultaneously an adviser on typography for London Transport and for the Sheffield based foundry Stephenson Blake & Co, designing their literature and three popular display typefaces, Playbill (1938), Chisel and Tea Chest (both 1939)." source: gaurdian.co.uk
  4. I apologise if I or someone else has posted this information before: Book Title: A Digest of the Results of the Census in England and Wales in 1901 Compiled by: William Sanders, and produced under the general supervision of Thomas G Ackland, fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Published 1903, by Charles and Edwin Layron, 56 Farringdon Street, London, E.C. Page XI Not less than 177,267 persons were of the age of 80 and upwards at the date of the Census. A very noticeable circumstance is that more women than men survive to advanced ages ; of the 177,267 persons above-mentioned, 107,159 were women. It may be noted too, that a large proportion of those surviving at the older ages are married. Thus, of the women aged 85 and upwards, 3,625 were spinsters, while no less than 26,903 were either wives or widows. Page XIX The total number of inhabited houses in England and Wales was 6,260,852, which, compared with 5,451,497, the total for 1891, shows an increase of 14.87 per cent., which is higher than the rate of increase of population during the past ten years, 12.17 percent. The average number of occupants to each inhabited house was 5.20, as compared with 5.32 in 1891, 5.38 in 1881, and 5.33 in 1871. This decline is probably in part the natural result of the decrease in the mean proportion of persons to a family, but may also indicate some tendency to diminution in overcrowding. Page XXI For the purposes of local government, England and Wales are divided into "County Boroughs," "Municipal Boroughs," " Urban Districts," and "Rural Districts," and this division was adopted at the last Census. Page XXVI IX. The Occupations of the People. A laborious part of the Census was that which was concerned with the occupations of the people. The variety of manufactures and industries, the complicated relations existing among the operatives in the production, and, in hundreds of cases, the impossibility of determining the precise nature of the employment from the mere designation, have all combined to make the tabulation a work of immense difficulty. We take from the Census Report of 1881 a few of the "occupations" that appeared on the Schedules, and leave it to the reader to imagine how, without a special knowledge implying an acquaintance with every trade pursued in the country, the Commissioners could possibly classify them. All-rounder. Baubler. Brazil maker. Camberel maker. Chevener. Crowder. Dasher. Dirt refiner. Doctor maker. Egger. Fluker. Forwarder. Glan rider. Horse marine. Impression maker. Kell bulley. Lurer. Moleskin shaver. Oliver man. Orange raiser. Paste filter. Ponty sticker. Ransacker. Sand badger. Shore woman. Spragger. Tawer. Tharme maker. Toother. Walk Flatter. Westernman. Whim driver. The abstracting clerks could not, of course, be expected to know the meaning of such names as these, and consequently it was necessary to make a dictionary for their use. Many terms in the work of reference employed at former Censuses had become obsolete, and thousands had sprung up that were entirely new. By assiduous applications to the leading manufacturers, asking for information as to the designations used in all the branches of their industry, a list of nearly 12,000 specific occupations was formed, since augmented at the Census of 1891, and again in 1901. ********************************************************************** I am assuming that some of the above occupations were mis-transcriptions - but does anyone have any ideas as to what a 'Whim driver' did? Regards Leipzig
  5. Highfield Police Station, 243 & 245 London Road 1911 Frederick Williams - Police Inspector 1919 Frederick Denton - Superintendent 1925 Austin Fretwell - Superintendent (E Division) (home 701 Chesterfield Road) Picture from Google Street View:
  6. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Sharrow Lane Sharrow_Lane_1961_to_1962.pdf
  7. The 1911 Census site (Pay per view): http://www.1911census.co.uk/ or the sister site Findmypast: http://www.findmypast.com/home.jsp where you can take out a subscription to view the 1911 Census records, or buy pay-per-view credits. Regards Leipzig
  8. For anyone interested in viewing who was living at the Workhouse at the time of the 1911 Census, do an address search for Smilter Lane, Sheffield. The Workhouse is schedule number 9999 on the results page. Regards Leipzig
  9. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Cemetery Road Cemetery_Road_1961_to_1962.pdf
  10. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 London Road London_Road_1961_to_1962.pdf
  11. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Montague Street Montague_Street_1961_to_1962.pdf
  12. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Parliament Street Parliament_Street_1961_to_1962.pdf
  13. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Thorp Road Thorp_Road_1961_to_1962.pdf
  14. Sharrow Residents 1961 - 1962 source: The Burgess Roll of Sheffield, Heeley Division, 1961 - 1962 Boston Street Boston_Street_1961_to_1962.pdf
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