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    J Stead & Co.

    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.
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    Hello from Cornwall

    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?
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    Westwick Road - Bocking Lane

    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
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    Westwick Road - Bocking Lane

    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
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    Westwick Road - Bocking Lane

    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.
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    Anderson Shelter

    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?
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    Old Sheffield Shops...

    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?
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    Meadowhead Crossroads photographed from above in the winter of 1928 (Britain From Above) Coal Aston Aerodrome circled yellow, Painted Fabrics circled blue.
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    Same crossroads 25 years later and from a different direction!
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    Does anyone know where this was?

    Here`s another unique location to deliberate over. It`s seen quite a few changes over the years?
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    Carbrook Hall

    As you`re saying tozzin! looking on the bright side(no pun intended) at least it will get some well deserved maintenance and lets hope any work carried out internally compliments the original decor. Just working from the early census records the Hall became an Inn sometime between 1851 & 1861. Carbrook Hall in 1851 was the home of George Bradford a farmer of 100 acres employing 2 men, by the time of the 1861 census it was trading as the Carbrook Hotel in the ownership of publican William Bunting and his wife Elizabeth.
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    Fairfield House

    No 1 Victoria Road (Green Bank on Edmunds map) was the home of Daniel Doncaster in 1871. John Fairburn died at 2 Wilton Road, Broomhall in 1897, he was interred with wife Olivia in the General Cemetery.
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    Fairfield House

    tozzin: This could be the Chap responsible for the construction of Fairfield House. This clip is from the 1879 Whites Directory of Sheffield.
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    Damflask

    Hi All Some help required as to the location of the Hamlet of Damflask before the construction of the Reservoir if using the Yacht Club boathouse as a reference point. Regards Southside
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    Damflask

    I had a drive over to Low Bradfield to see how low the water level was in Dam Flask, its not low enough to see any signs of the old Hamlet of Dam Flask but if we don`t get any serious rain fall soon i think we might get to see the old bridge last seen when the Dam was drained for repair work in 1948. There is a link in the post above about to a photograph of the old bridge over to the Hamlet. My 3rd Great Grandfather lived and worked in the old Hamlet where he owned a wheelwright business, the census taken in 1871 shows he was still living there for at least 8 more years after the Great Flood of 1863. Anyone know the year the Hamlet was finally abandoned to make way for the Dam? Thanks Southside
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    Thanks for the links RLongden. In one of the links about the Hall it says Charles Boot carried out the demolition of the Hall, wasn't he the guy who demolished Clumber House after it was destroyed by fire? Next time I'm out at Derwent I'll look out for your dad's bench! In the early seventies i installed some heating in the building called the Old House over on the opposite side of the reservoir from your dad's bench, if I'm remembering correctly it was leased at the time to a Mr Ollerenshaw JP.
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    Some photographs of Derwent Village, i`m not sure what buildings these ruins were part of! can anyone enlighten me as to what they are?
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    If the date on this Picture Sheffield Photograph is correct boginspro, the track extension to Abbey Lane would be a year or two after 1912 Question for Voldy! did trolley buses ever run in Sheffield?
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    No chance of touching the arches this week rover1941
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    Woodseats Tram Terminus.

    These Picture Sheffield Photographs show the same scene 10 or so years earlier,spot the changes? The other photograph shows the view in the opposite direction.
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    Ladybower and Ashopton

    Film about Derwent Valley Reservoirs and Dams
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    Church Socials

    Greenhill Methodist put on the occasional social evening in the old Chapel on Greenhill Main Road. I remember going along with my mates to see a local guy put on his escapology/magician act, another time was to see a pop group, "don't remember their name" well it was 1959, first time we'd seen a local group play live music!
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    Swan, Greenhill

    The sale of the White Swan in 1845 didn't go through, John Camm was still the owner of the Swan in 1854! Thomas Wilson the publican at the White Swan in 1856 was the Son in Law of John Camm, he married John Camms daughter Ann in 1854. As well as owning the White Swan John Camm leased several Quarry's, including a Quarry at Whirlow, the Quarry & Brickyard on Meadowhead (now Morrison's) and a Brickyard on Derbyshire Lane, he also owned a farm on Little Norton Lane. His building firm did all the construction work at the new Norton Cemetery on Derbyshire Lane which opened in 1869.
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    Swan, Greenhill

    The Landlord of the White Swan I remember from the sixties was a guy called Edwin Brocklehurst, who before going into the pub trade worked as a painter and decorator. In 1845 a property and land sale was advertised in the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, one of the lots for sale was the White Swan, at the time of the sale the Swan was in the occupation of John Camm.
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