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  1. New series: Back in Time for the Corner Shop starts on Tue the 25th Feb 8pm BBC 2
  2. Not exactly ground plans! Have a look on this Britain from Above photograph taken of Broomhall in the 1920s If you sign in to the site you can view the photograph at a much higher definition! https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW005948
  3. Hi Tozzin I came across this information on Sheffield Records Online! General Cemetery: William Wigfall, Pea Croft, died 4th June 1864 age 70, description filecutter. Same grave: Ann Wigfall widow 11 Hoyle Street age 61 buried: 18th March 1879. Betsey Wigfall daughter of William Wigfall filecutter, Pear Street age 8 buried: 28th Sep 1863
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. According to the tiny bit of information given in Grace`s guide to British Industrial History, the Vulcan Works in 1797 was in the ownership of Ebenezer Berdikin, Anvil Maker. So i guess it was foundry of some description? httsearch=Vulcan+ps://www.gracesguide.co.Works+Sheffield&fulltext=uk/Special:Search? A couple of maps of the area in 1853 showing the location of Bramall Lane Bridge and a couple of the other bridges over the Porter in 1853. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/38750 Also a Picture Sheffield Photograph of the Porter Brook in 1956, you can just about make out the name Yorkshire on the wall of the building in the background, anyone any idea where we are looking towards? http://www.picturesheffield.com/s41973
  17. sovrappeso : The shops on Derbyshire Lane from the 1957 Kellys Street Directory
  18. I remember the corner property previously (Aizlewoods) was in the ownership of a scrap dealer called Sanderson in the early 70s. I believe Fred Wright took over the running of the off licence from his father!
  19. In the late 60s my soon to be wife lived a couple of houses up from Wright's off licence on the corner of Norton Lee's Rd, remember calling in on many an occasion for the wife's aunt! usually with an empty sherry bottle for a refill from the small casks of sherry kept on the countertop. Mrs Wright (Sheila) would ask do you want cream or cooking sherry? needless to say we were under orders to get the cheapest. (don't think the wife's aunt used it all for cooking though) Also remember a workshop type building with big green doors a little way up Norton Lee's Rd on the right hand side, where a guy kept his traction engine, you'd hear it chugging up and down the hill on the odd occasions he took it out for a spin.
  20. Hi Heartshome I've had a look at the trough on Google Earth! it looks like an old galvanized water storage tank albeit a big one, big cisterns like this were installed in some of the bigger houses around Sheffield, these big tanks were used in the steel works for quenching tanks and by farmer's for horse and cattle troughs. The biggest cistern I came across during my plumbing career was located in the roof tower of Endcliffe Hall, it was a huge construction made from slabs of slate held together by metal connecting rods.
  21. Some interest in the Camp Is being reported in the Guardian! https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/04/biggest-second-world-war-prisoner-camp-unearthed-in-yorkshire-lodge-moor
  22. Forge Dam Now! Its silted up a bit since me & Mrs southside used to take the kids to the playground and cafe in the 70s (don`t remember there being an island?)