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  1. There is a bit about Boston Street on the following link https://www.chrishobbs.com/moscarcrash1907.htm It appears that the ill-fated charabanc departed from the George Hotel Boston Street on 25th August 1907
  2. I just came across this notice in the Sleaford Standard https://announcements.johnstonpress.co.uk/obituaries/sleafordstandard-uk/obituary.aspx?n=david-hitchbourne&pid=191208408 His excellent photos are still on Geograph and are recommended to everyone https://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/4330
  3. Thank you Edmund for the information you supplied. It has proved to be very useful. I have forwarded it to the researcher and received this reply " As it stands I still don't know which Joseph made the knife and probably never will although Joseph born 1846 seems the more probable due to him having a more established business. I have attached the research I did some time ago on the two men, initially my main aim was to try and find out how old the knife was. I originally thought my dad had acquired the knife whilst in the RAF in the mid 1940's.However, I have concluded that it is much earlier than that and so now I feel my dad must have been given it by someone or inherited it. 1st Joseph Born in 1862 His father George was listed a Spring Knife Grinder or a Pen and Pocket Blade Grinder, George died in 1880 when Joseph was aged 18 In 1881 Joseph was listed as aged 19 and a Pocket Blade Grinder the same as his father In 1885 Joseph enlisted into the army, he joined the York’s and Lancs. Regiment and was stated as being a Pen and Blade Finisher. Joseph spent 12 years in the army including a spell in Nova Scotia, West Indies and South Africa, In 1897 Joseph returned to live with his widowed mother in Sheffield and had a short spell as a road labourer working for the local Corporation By 1911 Joseph was listed as a retired Pen and Pocket Knife Finisher even though he was only 49 Joseph never married and died in 1921 aged 59 Conclusion: If Joseph No1 made the knife, it has to predate 1921 and could well be a lot older dating as far back as the early 1880,s 2nd Joseph Born in 1846 Father Isaac was a Table Knife Cutler who died in 1857 when Joseph was aged 13. In 1861 aged 14 Joseph was listed as a Spring Knife Cutler. In 1866 Joseph got married and by 1881 he and his family were living in Bramall Lane, Sheffield, again occupation was a Spring Knife Cutler In 1884 Joseph was brought before Magistrates for threatening his wife and attempting to set fire to some furniture, he was fined and had to keep the peace for 6 months. Joseph continued to be listed as a Cutler in censuses and directories at various addresses in Sheffield. By 1911 Joseph was aged 64 and lodging with a family, no sign of his wife although still listed as married Inclined to believe he was perhaps estranged. Joseph died in 1930 aged 83; he left a will leaving £9378 (lot of money) to a firm of knife manufacturers Joseph Alfred and Francis Blackwell Conclusion If Joseph No 2 made the knife then it dates before 1930 but could go back as far as the 1860’s.
  4. A family history researcher has asked me this question "I inherited an old pen knife some years ago and it is made by a Joseph Buxton of Sheffield (see attachments). From the research i have done it appears there were two Joseph Buxton's but there does not seem to be any information on them in order for me to establish which one made the knife" I wonder if any reader of the forum can point us in the right direction.
  5. Thank you that is excellent - a bit later than what I thought., Spent my childhood in the area hence the interest
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Does anyone have any information/ references about the Ironworks at Renishaw. A date of closure would be particularly useful
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. From the Sheffield Star Thursday 7th February 1957
  18. Thank you for this information. It has proved to be extremely useful
  19. 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
  20. Could anyone tell me the exact location of Crookes Baptist Church which was located "off Mulehouse Road" Crookes. Any further info would also be welcome
  21. From the Manchester Guardian dated Monday 23rd November 1925. The tragedy occurred on the A57 about half a mile below the now defunct Bell- Hagg Pub on the Manchester Road A descendent of the boys mother Matilda "Tilly" Melling has written about the family and the traumatic effect the tragedy had on them in his book "Frayed Lifelines: A Siege Survivor's Story" by Frank Leighton." It is recalled on pages 38-39 and can be found on Google Books. As an aside,at the inquest which was held on 24th November 1925, the other party to the crash (Mr J Chadwick of Spring Hill Road, Crookes) was represented by a certain Irwin Mitchell and the Melling family by Harold Jackson (later Sir Harold)
  22. From the Manchester Guardian dated Monday 23rd November 1925. The tragedy occurred on the A57 about half a mile below the now defunct Bell- Hagg Pub on the Manchester Road A descendent of the boys mother Matilda "Tilly" Melling has written about the family and the traumatic effect the tragedy had on them in his book "Frayed Lifelines: A Siege Survivor's Story" by Frank Leighton." It is recalled on pages 38-39 and can be found on Google Books. As an aside,at the inquest which was held on 24th November 1925, the other party to the crash (Mr J Chadwick of Spring Hill Road, Crookes) was represented by a certain Irwin Mitchell and the Melling family by Harold Jackson (later Sir Harold)
  23. From The Sheffield Star dated Wednesday 13th November 1978
  24. From the 1911 and 1901 Census - it looks from the information that Gerald's mother Annie had been married previously and had a son James and a daughter Edith from that marriage. Gerald's parents were both 38 years of age when he was born in 1900
  25. In the book "Crookes - The History of a Sheffield Village" that was published by the Local History Group there is a photograph of the top of Spring Hill with it junction with Commonside. The four houses across the road 134 - 140 Commonside, were demolished in 1954 and replaced by a row of 15 lock-up garages, which in turn were demolished in 2003 and replaced by a block of flats/apartments The cottages further down Commonside namely 128 - 132 Commonside, were reputed to be the oldest in Sheffield but that is a matter of speculation. They may have been demolished circa 1955 and replaced by council flats/apartments that still stand today. They are opposite the old School House on Commonside which has featured in another thread
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