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  1. Thanks Guys, not exactly Ecclesall then!! it was located much closer to the new market than i realised. It`s thrown up another question if any one can help. I found the market on this section from the 1841 map of Sheffield, what i want to find out about now is the round construction on Earl Street(circled) southside
  2. The other night in the local, talk got around to the new market down on the Moor, one of my mates said there had also been a market at the bottom of Ecclesall Road in the early 1800s! Any one have any ideas as to where it was. southside
  3. A couple of newspaper articles from The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent.
  4. Thanks Gordon, probationary sounds good to me,it would appear that William was working his way up the Railway ladder so to speak, in 1851 he was living at New Hall Stables Attercliff, the census gives his occupation as a Railway Pointsman. Thank you for the newspaper articles syrup, i found Clay Wood on the 1849 map of Sheffield, the properties look to be on the edge of the Cholera Monument Grounds. Regards southside
  5. While doing some family history research on the free Ancestry weekend over Easter i came across my 2x Grandfathers employment record of his time working for the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. It gives his occupation as a --------Guard, can anyone tell me what the word before Guard is, it also says he was killed at Dunford Bridge in 1859, is this line still in use? is there a Station? and type of locomotives in use at the time. Any info would be most appreciated Thanks southside.
  6. Hi willibite I remember walking over to Jordanthorpe with a mate to watch him play football at the Sheffield Twist Drill sports ground a few years before the estate was built, i was 16 at the time so would have been 1962! We crossed over Chesterfield Road opposite the Transport Ground at Meadowhead and made our way down past the James Neil sports ground, this was located about where the Park Hotel now stands, taking a short cut across the fields to Dyche Lane we walked down past Jordanthorpe Girls School and around the double bend in the road(at the time there was still a couple of farm buildings on the bend), about a hundred yards down Dyche Lane a hedge lined country lane led off to the left, we walked along this lane for about a quarter of a mile, at the end of the lane was the Sheffield Twist Drill sports ground, the changing room was just an old wooden hut, an old cast iron pot belly stove supplied the heating and hot water to a couple of showers, after the match we walked over the fields to the Nags Head on Chesterfield Road South. There was also a sports ground behind the Nags Head where we sometimes played as kids, this ground also belonged to a Sheffield Steel Firm, can`t remember who it was tho!
  7. Thanks Guys! I now have a rough idea where the photograph was taken from.
  8. Can anyone tell me anything about the building with the cupola style roof(top right) of this photograph and also name of the road it`s on.
  9. Some help required! A builder I worked with had the same make of vans as the two in this photograph. The manufacture`s and year`s of production of the vehicle`s will help with setting up a timeline Thanks Southside
  10. You can make out the Adelphi on this 1930s photograph taken from the opposite direction.
  11. Could the road going over the three arch bridge be Attercliffe Road! shown here on this Bing Map.
  12. This photograph is headed Sheffield industrial Panorama. Any idea where it is? http://the-keasburygordon-photograph-archive.pixels.com/featured/industrial-panorama-sheffield-england-the-keasbury-gordon-photograph-archive.html
  13. This Yorkshire archive film gives an idea what the canal was like 50 odd years ago!! http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/rotherham-seaport-town?destination=search%2Fapachesolr_search%3Ffilters%3Dbs_cck_field_videola_video%3A1%20type%3Ayfa_film%20%20%28im_vid_3%3A253%29%26mode%3Dbrowse
  14. This Paul Carrack documentary is well worth a watch!
  15. At least one of the Hangar type buildings was still in use in the late 50s early 60s ! Motor dealer Shukers used one of the hangars for repairing commercial vehicles, we would stop and watch the panel beaters at work as we made our way to Jordanthorpe School.
  16. I have to agree with RLongden about the well being located on Fraser Crescent!! The map shows the stream winding its way down the hillside, the photo of the young man about to cross over the stream shows how steep the terrain is, crossing over the bridge here and turning right would lead down to the less steep location of the well . The photograph of the two girls also shows the steep terrain above the well, at a guess i would say the photo`s were all staged(early 1900), by this time the well would be out of general use and most of the property`s in the vicinity, ie the cottages on the Dale would have a water supply.
  17. Is this the Wild Well shown a bit further over on St Anningtons map. You would be looking over towards Laycock`s from this point.
  18. Could we be looking towards Millhouses! don't know date of photograph ? Is the building Laycocks Works! it opened in 1902. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw038990?search=Sheffield&ref=151
  19. HI Is this your Frank Cooper living in Chesterfield with his parents & siblings in 1871 and in Sheffield in 1881.
  20. Thanks for your input Guys,I found this little snippet about William Law on the River Sheaf website. http://www.riversheaf.org/sheafrwp/?page_id=564 In 1814 William Law was in partnership with Joseph and Samuel Ward at the Pond Tilt,this ties in with your info on William Law. This Fairbanks map of Greenhill in 1805 shows the two properties in the ownership of William Law, both still homes to this day,as are most of the properties shown on the map. No32 is the White Hart Pub, No22 is the White Swan.
  21. I`m trying to find out if William Law,Silver Plater,had a business in Sheffield? Making a guess that William Law,being a Silver Plater and the owner of properties in Bradway and Greenhill would be in Business,most probably in Sheffield? Any info about William Law or his business would be most appreciated.
  22. Part of an application for work to be carried out in Sheffield(1863) by the Midland Railway.
  23. Andrews Toledo shown in the Dave H photo was part of the Darwin Group of Companies.. The Firm i worked for had a building maintenance contract for all the Darwin Group. I started the first weeks of my apprenticeship in 1961 working at the Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mills on Millsands. I also worked at the bar straightening mill they had on Alma Street,it was located just before the Alma pub (Black Cat) and backed onto Kelham Island Andrews Toledo was a fascinating place to work for a 15 year old apprentice. The area close to the Electric Arc Furnace was a scary place to be especially when the furnace was being charged up with electricity,lots of flashes and explosions, and to see the men working in the mill catching the glowing metal rod as it came out of the rollers and then twist it over their head and back through the rollers was a sight to behold,these guys certainly earned their pay. Southside
  24. Thanks for the correct terminology Lemmy! As youngsters we played in the paddling pool in Millhouses Park and any time a Train came rattling by and the engine had " smoke deflectors " a cry of its got Winni`s went up. Pity they haven`t restored The Scotsman to its original Doncaster Works Construction,with out smoke deflectors and with Apple Green livery. Southside