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  1. HI Neil, My grandad Harry Watson Moore initially lived on Jamaica Street up to 1932 then moved to 309 Petre Street where he died on 12 Dec 1945 only a few months after the Buffs photo was taken I think in May 1945. I can't find a George Moore in his immediate family . Sadly that is the only Buffs photo I have which I think was taken to commemorate his "Exaltation to the Roll of Honour" on 1 May 1945. I also have a medal given to him on that occasion. Cheers, John
  2. Edward Barker famous as the inventor of Barker's Markers at crossings !
  3. https://www.freereg.org.uk/ for parish register data ; still a work in progress
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Yes I noticed that yesterday - not worth looking at them !
  7. My wife worked there on ITU late 60's until 1976. She remembers the great reputation that Chesterman had but sadly no detail.
  8. Great work Karl. A really interesting history. Takes me back to my trainspotting days in the 1950's !
  9. Thanks Old Rider but can you tell me where Tech School was please ?
  10. 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 ?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. Sorry I dont have a photo but the view from Mam Tor looking across to Edale & Kinder is great .
  17. Spencers Butchers at Firth Park was great. My school mate John Spencer worked there with his dad after he left school. His son worked there too for a time before it closed when John died I think.
  18. My 2x gt grandad John King was killed age 25 along with 3 others on night of 11th March 1864 whilst working a night shift at Shaw & Co's Wire Mill at Damflask. Here are photos taken day after of Wire Mill & dam . You can see that if the men had been at the back of the mill they may have survived.
  19. Thanks Boginspro. Yes family was heavily involved in Wesleyan Reform Church. Both his dad & uncle were local preachers at a Wesleyan Methodist church (don't know which one) when they moved to Sheffield from Nottinghamshire about 1863 but in 1876 joined Ebenezer Brammall lane Wesleyan Reform Church when it was built. The medallion is gold & that suggests the Club was one which was well established & had resources. That's why I wondered if it was Exchange CC as I know from press reports it isssued gold medallions to players in 1902 although in all resports it's referred to simply as Exchange CC which doesn't really fit with EWSCC. Probably I won't find the answer with any certainty although Edmund has a psossible with Ellesmere Wesleyan Sunday CC which could fit although did they issue gold medallions ? I will check presss reports for them. Many thanks to both you & Edmund .
  20. Thanks Edmund. William was the first Secretary of the Ebenezer Wesleyan Reform (Bramall lane) Cricket Club but it was only formed in 1906 . He had attended there with his family from being a child & was only 18 in 1902 when he won the batting prize. I guess his dad must have been a cricketer but have no evidence of that. His dad was a Wesleyan Reform local preacher so it may be that he sent William to Ellesmere to play cricket although it was a distance from where he lived. Endcliffe would have fitted perfectly if it had started earlier !
  21. Hi boginspro . .having looked at street directories I think Sellers Rd & Sellers St are the same . In the 1901 census its down at Sellers Street & is off Aizlewood Rd but a later map shows the same as Sellers Road. It runds parallel to twon end of Abbeydale Rd . The only possibility I have come across is that there was an Exchange Cricket Club functioning in Sheffield at the time he won the medallion. I think it had a ground at Park Hill Lane.
  22. My Grandad William Morris had the gold medalion below on his pocket watch chain.Its hsows he won the batting prize at EWSCC (ie EWS Cricket Club) for season 1902 at the age of 18. IN 191 he was working as a heating engineer & lived at 61 Sellers Rd. Between then & 1911 he went to work at Sheffield Gas Company as a gas fitter . Doieds anyone know please what Club EWSCC was ? Thanks, John
  23. The Local Studies library has old Sheffield newspapers which may have something in about his accident see https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/libraries-archives/access-archives-local-studies-library.html