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  1. Hi Lois I've had a look on the 1861 census! A couple of the dwellings on Daisy Bank have a nurse living within the household, but there doesn't appear to be a Nursing Home. The General Infirmary was located in the area!
  2. There appears to be no depth to the pond Edmund and no indication that any quarrying has taken place. This Photograph from Bing Maps is taken from the same direction as your 1850s map, interestingly the old map shows only one pond.
  3. Hi rover1949, There's a bit more about about the Abbey in this preview from Google Books, it's from the book, A Monastic Community in Local society:The Beauchief Abbey Cartulary. Edited by David Hay, Lisa Liddy and David Luscombe https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=favCAQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  4. Thanks for the input guy's! I guess it's one of the questions we'll not get an answer to, although saying that! The land where the Abbey is built was the grant of an Estate by Robert Fitz- Ranulph in 1176 and there are several quarry's contained within to choose from. (suitability that's another question) https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OXxbAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Beauchief+Abbey&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizmI3k0PvmAhVCSRUIHcmLDjUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  5. Our regular Boxing day walk down Beauchief Drive takes us past the Abbey! My wife happend to mention that some of the stone from the Abbey was used in the construction of Beauchief Hall. But where did the stone come from to build the Abbey? was/is there a quarry close by? the same goes for Sheffield Cathedral and St Nicholas Church at Bradfield also Norton Church. Anyone know of any quarries the stone may have come from that was used in the construction of these fine building's. Thanks southside
  6. Another job that's disappeared!! I got a telling off from my mum for giving Grandad's breakfast (bread and jam left under a plate before she went to work) to the road sweeper's horse. The road sweeper that kept our estate tidy, we called him Mr Cartmuck! he came to Greenhill from Dronfield once a week to sweep the gutters, he walked behind his horse and cart sweeping as it moved forward, the horse stopping at his command so he could shovel the muck into the cart.
  7. You don't see TV repair guys anymore! The one's that came to your home to repair the telly when it went on the blink.
  8. The City Training College Playing Fields are shown on this 1924 Map of the area! The University Athletic Grounds over to the right are still used by the University! The footpath dividing the two fields became the continuation of Warminster Road.
  9. i came across this piece about some flooding at Heeley in 1922 on Times Digital Archive! I remember going to the Heeley Coloseum with my mates a couple of years before it closed, to see the film Tarzan the Ape Man. You can make out the Cinema on the Picture Sheffield photograph, its the building with the white frontage rising above its surroundings.
  10. A couple of Picture Sheffield Photographs of what the area opposite the Pepper Pot building was like before and after development in the 1890s, http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=Pinstone+street&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Pinstone%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%street%%3B And a map of the same area in 1890 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Mp/435500/387500/13/10045a3
  11. It's been a long time since you could get a pint in the Athol ! https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/5283-athol-hotel/?tab=comments#comment-31541
  12. You can see some of the old Brunswick Chaple masonary and read how it got there on this Derelict Places web site! https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/misc-sites/30431-boots-folly-strines-sheffield-january-2015-a.html
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