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  1. Pevsner Architectural Guide says the Eye-Witness Works built in 1852 was originally a two story building, construction work started c1875 extending the building and adding a third floor. It could simply be that Henry Baver/Beever was working on the construction site and with a bit of spare time on his hands decided to leave his mark on the building! Henry Ibbertson Beever was born at Slack Fields, Oughtibridge the son of Thomas & Harriet Beever, he was christened at St Nicholas Church Bradfield on the 4th of May 1843. His wife Priscilla Beever(nee Smith) died in 1930 aged 83.
  2. Wasn't there a sports shop on Bramall Lane? Seem to remember a couple of mates buying the latest Patrick football boots at a shop somewhere on Bramall Lane in the late 60s.
  3. The Polytechnic was called the College of Technology when i started my City & Guilds course there in 1961. My leap into the world of an apprentice plumber was an introduction course at the old Salmon Pastures School on Attercliffe Road (the school was in use as a training center for the Building Trade). From the age of 15 to 18 you attended 2 evening and 1 day release class, from 18 to 20 you did 3 evening classes. At the age of 18 you became an improver and trusted to carry out small jobs independent from your Master Plumber mentor and became too valuable to the Firm for you to attend day release classes. You had a pay increase every year on your birthday up to the age of 21 when you were then payed the full union rate (on qualification) some Firms payed above the union rate! A couple of fellow apprentices worked for Firm`s that required you to sign indentures binding you to that company for several years after serving your apprenticeship. The plumbing, heating and gas workshops at the Tech in Pond Street were all located on the lower tier of the original building.
  4. My favorite viewpoint is looking out towards the Peak District from St Nicholas Church in High Bradfield.
  5. Great times indeed Rich47, I remember the night of the Police raid when they kept us all locked in and you couldn't leave until they had taken your name and address and checked it out with a Kelly's directory, didn't get home until 3am, walked all the way home to Greenhill! When I first started going to the Esquire it was a Jazz Club at the weekend and a Pop Club during the week or vice versa, also went to Club 60 the other Night Club owned by Terry Thornton located in the cellar of a building somewhere along Shalesmoor.
  6. J Stead and Co became part of the Balfour Darwin Group in 1961! The Plumbing firm I worked for carried out the plumbing maintenance for the group and during the long cold winter of 1963 i think I worked at most of the group's premises. The Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mill at Millsands and a Wire Mill at Kellam Island. Andrews Toledo on Neepsend Lane. Wardsend Works on Penistone Road and a Stockyard on Livesey Street. A Forge and Rolling Mill at Beeley Wood and the Fitzwilliam Works on Sheffield Road, Tinsley.
  7. Cambridge Rd, That brings back some fond memories KateR, My Mother always dragged me along when she went to visit one of her old Aunties who live just off there in the 1950s. We caught the tram from the top of Meadowhead (can`t remember how we got to Heeley Green) we would then walk down Kent Road. A couple of Photographs from Picture Sheffield showing the top of Kent Road just as i remember it from the 50s and one as it looks now from Google Earth. Can anyone remember who the three wheel truck belonged to, or when the slaughter house was last used?
  8. This Picture Sheffield photograph taken by the City Engineers Department in 1935 shows the early construction of the Westwick and Cockshutt Road area. You can also make out the smoking chimney of Meadowhead Brickyard (top right) now Morrisons Supermarket, The old map from 1897 is from the National Library of Scotland collection and gives an idea what the area was like pre construction
  9. Quoting from the Harrold Armitage book Chantrey Land! "Many will remember Greenhill Hall as the home of Mr William Lister, land agent and surveyor, who was at Greenhill in the fifties and more recently the Misses Lister dwelt here and owned the place. After them came the Crawshaws, and in 1900 the present occupier Mr James Smith Andrew, bought the Hall" Here`s the census page from 1901
  10. Estate agent Frank Crawshaw purchased a lot of the land in the Westwick area from The Beauchief Abbey Estate in the 1920s. A possible builder of the housing in the Westwick area could be local builder Robert Jones of Greenfield Road, Greenhill. He carried out a lot of the housing construction in the area including his own home and road that he lived on.
  11. Out walking i came across this Anderson Shelter on a local Sheffield allotment being used for storing gardening bits & pieces and wondered if there were many more still knocking about?
  12. I remember Timberland on the Moor, we'd just married so it'd be some time in 1971. We'd taken out a mortgage on an old semi in Meersbrook, for which we'd paid the princely sum of £1450, outside loo, no bathroom and an old Ascot gas water heater over a Belfast sink in the kitchen which I replaced with a new sink unit from Timberland. Seem to think you could hire a van from them by the hour to get your good's home?
  13. Meadowhead Crossroads photographed from above in the winter of 1928 (Britain From Above) Coal Aston Aerodrome circled yellow, Painted Fabrics circled blue.
  14. Same crossroads 25 years later and from a different direction!
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