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  1. ceegee

    Westwick Road - Bocking Lane

    Thank you that is excellent - a bit later than what I thought., Spent my childhood in the area hence the interest
  2. Related to this thread is this e-mail I received the other day "(The contact stated) that he was passing the Walker Memorial Hall in Edgbaston, Birmingham at the end of November and noticed a sign for a Stamp and Postcard sale. Curious as to what it was I called in. While browsing through the stalls, I spotted a 1907 postcard which featured a picture of a hotel in Glengarriff, West Cork. My in-laws retired there a few years ago, so I bought the card and gave it to my sister-in-law, Anne, when she was over with us at Christmas. On the reverse of the card, there was a message written by Thomas Durnan to his daughter May in Grove Road, Millhouses, Sheffield. My sister in law who is a bit of a history buff has been trying to trace any current Durnan descendants to let them know of the card. An earlier post on this Forum See above) stated that ‘ Edward Durnan was my Great Great Uncle. I was named after him with my middle name being Durnan, last name Tasker. Edward Durnan Tasker. The Tasker's are a well known family in Sheffield, although Edwards direct descendants are no longer living in Sheffield. I don't believe that there are any Durnans directly descended from Edward left in Sheffield. ‘ Does anyone happen to know who Edward Durnan Tasker is and whether he is contactable ?" : This is the writing on the reverse of the Glengarriff postcard. August 9 1909 (which was a Monday) Just got here. 6.30 ?? after driving from Killarney which we left at 10.30 this morning A most delightful an glorious drive We leave at 8am for Cork. We shall cross on Thursday night and be at home on Friday morning, so get Ada (they had a servant called Ada Nixon in 1901) in on Thursday With much love and many kisses to all father. It is believed that they were following what was known as The Prince of Wales Route that was popular in the 1900's There's an engineering company called Taskers in Sheffield. I understand that one of Thomas Durnan's daughters married into the Tasker family. Thomas was the company secretary for the company at the time
  3. Hello Phil Welcome to the Forum. Here are the burial records for Brenda and Jim BUTLER Brenda 25 Jan 1963 26 housewife 53 Nethershire Ln/Winter St Ho Sheffield OC171c WILSON James 11 Mar 1960 43 steel moulder 53 Nethershire Lane / Winter S Sheffield OC171c If you go to the Sheffield Indexers site there is a map of the Cemetery http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/images/TinsleyPark_Cem_1.jpg Section OC looks to be towards the bottom of the Cemetery
  4. The excellent Casebook site has made available for download all seven editions of The Casebook Examiner. It started out as a subscription publication but folded after just seven issues The standard of the articles and the extensive and detailed research made it one of the best publications of its kind. The link for all downloads is http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=10127
  5. ceegee

    Westwick Road - Bocking Lane

    Thank you for the information PJC. James Andrew Crescent, off Greenhill Main Road, Greenhill is very close to the Greenhill Methodist Church. A link if there ever was one!
  6. Thank you for your replies. The signature on the painting states says Hudson Junior, 1861. but the date is indistinct and it may be 1881. (He would have been 9 years old in 1861) There is a label on the back from a nineteenth-century restorer in Cheltenham (now gone, it seems), together with a number (519) and some open-to-interpretation writing.
  7. Can anyone identify the location of the attached painting by the Sheffield artist Robert Hudson (1852 - 1884), It appears that he was a talented artist and his work has been acquired by a number of museums. One of his paintings is in the collection of City Museums and is of the brook in Endcliffe Park Sheffield. Is this painting in the same area? Any ideas would be welcome
  8. Thank you Old rider and Edmund that is very helpful. The Ironworks had Its origins in the C17th as these 2 cuttings from the Derby Evening Telegraph show - the first is dated 5th October 1934 and the second 5 days later, 10th October 1934
  9. Does anyone have any information/ references about the Ironworks at Renishaw. A date of closure would be particularly useful
  10. Yes I'm afraid the Wikipedia entry is only half true. Apart from a brief stint at Redmires Camp in World War 1 and the very occasional visit to Sheffield to see his in-laws, Christie spent no time in Sheffield. His wife Ethel moved to Sheffield from Bradford to Sheffield in 1928 after she was made redundant for her job as a typist with the English Electrical Co. She had seperated from Christie four years earlier on account of his petty criminality. She came to live with her older brother a local government clerk Henry Simpson (from 1938 Henry Simpson Waddington) at 63 Hinde House Lane. Her sister Lily Bartle (nee Simpson) and nephew Edwin lived next door at 61. Ethel may have also lived on Earl Marshall Road in the 1930's but this is to confirmed. Ethel left Sheffield in 1934 for London for a reconcilliation with Christie, a decision that would ultimately result in her death 18 years later. In those 18 years Ethel kept in close contact with her family in Sheffield by letter and visits. At Christie's trial in April 1953, Ethels brother Henry stated that he visited 10 Rillington Place about one a year, the last time being five months before her death. Puts family visits into perspective
  11. The 1939 National Register has Lily Bartle living at 61Hinde House Lane . Born 14 July 1895 her occupation is given as grocer shopkeeper. An Edwin Bartle born 13 September 1923 a student is living at the same address.
  12. From the Daily Mail (London); Jul 9, 1998; p. 32 PERSONAL letters written by the wife of serial killer John Reginald Christie have been auctioned for GBP 4,600. Criminologists led the bidding for batches of the 62 letters, which reveal the growing anguish of Ethel Christie in the five years leading up to her death at her husband's hands in 1952. Christie was found guilty of eight murders, seven women including his wife and a baby. He buried his victims in his flat or garden at the notorious 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, West London, over 14 years. After yesterday's auction in Nottingham, Tim Davidson, partner of T. Vennett-Smith auctioneers, said: 'There has been interest in this material because the hunt was the first real investigation of a serial killer in this country.' Police first arrested Timothy Evans, who was tried and hanged for the murder of his wife, Beryl Evans, and their baby daughter, Geraldine - both lived in the flat above Christie. The letters were sent by Ethel to her sister in law Lily Bartle who lived in Hinde House Lane Sheffield. The letters were obtained during a house clearance by a couple in Rotherham if I remember correctly. A nice earner as they say There is a strange irony in the fact that Ethel Christie's sister was named Lily Bartle. When Rillington Place was demolished, it was replaced by a road whose chosen name was evidently related to a nearby ironworks - the Bartle James Ironworks. Rillington Place became Bartle Road
  13. From the Sheffield Star Thursday 7th February 1957
  14. Thank you for this information. It has proved to be extremely useful
  15. Has anyone got any further information on the swimming pool that was built by local miners circa 1924 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_Housteads_Woods