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  1. Edward Barker famous as the inventor of Barker's Markers at crossings !
  2. https://www.freereg.org.uk/ for parish register data ; still a work in progress
  3. Hi Heartshome, I guess you are right. I have looked again at a picture of the cafe & it does have a tin roof but looks as though sides are wood - if it had been a tin chapel the sides would have been tin too.
  4. Its my understanding that the tea room was originally a "Tin Tabernacle" erected in 1886 as the Sharrow Vale Wesleyan Reform Church. In 1902 it was replaced by a new building on the same site which is still in use. I am told The Tin Tabernacle was moved sometime after that to the Forge Dam site.
  5. Yes I noticed that yesterday - not worth looking at them !
  6. My wife worked there on ITU late 60's until 1976. She remembers the great reputation that Chesterman had but sadly no detail.
  7. Great work Karl. A really interesting history. Takes me back to my trainspotting days in the 1950's !
  8. Thanks Old Rider but can you tell me where Tech School was please ?
  9. My dad attended All Saints Shool but I believe he passed an exam in 1930 when he was 14 & went to the Intermediate Technical School.. Was that the age they took the exam to go to Technical School & does anyone know wheere the school was please ?
  10. I used to go there a lot trainspotting from about 1953 & have no recollection of any buildings beyond the Gas Works. What is shown as Holywell Rd appears to stopsust past the Gas Works but from my earliest memories it carried on right to where Limpsfield Rd meets it. So I think what is shown as Chemical Works must have gone by 1950 or so.
  11. I have come to teh conclusion that it was in fact the Wellington Inn, Carlisle Rd which is just off Grimesthorpe Rd as I can't find any record of a Wellington Hotel on Grimesthorpe Rd.
  12. Hi Edmund. Yes I know that Wellington having used it a lot when I wworked at English Steel. The one I am after is stated to be on Grimesthorpe Road
  13. Here is a photo of my grandad Harry Watson Moore (4th from left) in teh Sir John Drake Lodge which according to an earlier entry on here met at teh Wellington Hotel, Grimesthorpe Road. Harry worked at Firth Browns as a plater/driller & lived at 305 Petre Street. Does anyone know exactly where teh Wellington Hotel was please? Also any other details about teh Lodge & its members? Thanks, John
  14. Hi lysander, My dad was in 15th at All Saints through both Life Boys & BB - he lived on Petre St. He left there when he reached age limit & there was no room for him as officer so he weent to Reform Chapel to help start 53rd BB. I remember him going back to a service there when they "laid up" the BB colours following closure. The 15th was one of teh oldest companies in Sheffield & Walter was weell known You will be surprised to know that there are now 2 BB companies at Firth park Methodist - the 54th plus 23rd captained by Barrie Trigg ( originally on Beck Rd) which moved there a few years ago. They both function well I understand.