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  1. 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

  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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  5. 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.



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  6.  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.



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  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Just had a look at some photos taken in 2005 of The Flying Scotsman on its visit to Scarborough and notice there are no windshields fitted! but the new restoration of the The Flying Scotsman shown on TV last night, now has them fitted.

    Was the Flying Scotsman originally built with Windshields?


  10. Thanks Guys

    Just had a look at the 1841 Census transcription for Bradfield,the transcription is Ratton Row followed by Turner Lane and Croft House.

    Syrup, don`t think  the Mathew Furniss on the Ecclesfield Census is the same one as on  the 1841Census for Bradfield.

    Just to confuse things a bit more he is wrong`ly transcribed as Ruben Furness on the Bradfield transcription.



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