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sando

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  1. Pictures from the gallery around the outside of Castle House co-op
  2. There is also some good information in the following book 'Crookes Revisited, published by Crookes Local History Group in 1989 (ISBN 0 9508064 1 2)' I am not sure if it still in print though.
  3. Lydgate or Lidiate Hall was in existence in the early part of the 18th century, it is recorded that Nathaniel Eyre, married Jane Broomhead, daughter of John Broomhead of Lidiate Hall, near Sheffield in 1720. The hall was later inhabitted by Horatio Bright, as above, it is noted that Horatio used to drive from Lygate Hall in the morning using 4 black horses and return in the afternoon behing 4 greys.
  4. Following the book there was a 1/2 hour documentary on TV, i think I have a video copy of this somewhere, I will have to try and dig it out, but need to get it converted to DVD.
  5. I thought it was unlikely, but olive trees will grow in sheffield, there are or were a couple of olive trees growing by the canal, suposedly grown as olives or olive stones were thrown from canal barges.
  6. Does any one know if there was ever an Olive Grove, on or in the vecinity of Olive Grove Road, Heeley?
  7. The Fiesta did not become Steelies/ Roxy's, they arre two different places in the same complex, I think the Fiesta is now the Odeon cinema.
  8. Hi They were Sandersons, but Sandersons seem to inhabit half of crosspool in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s
  9. any pictures of the Lydgate quaries or their owners would be gratefully appreciated, I had a relation who was a quary owner on Lydgate lane, I think they were also landlords of the Hallamshire hotel on Lydgate lane at some point.
  10. its got to be the egg box town hall extension, placed against the soon to rejuvinated park hill flats, with the hole in the road placed under park square roundabout to allow access to a 1960s sheffield theme park.
  11. Hi I live just round the corner, but when we bought the house my nan who was brought up in the area, told me about the chippy, the row of buildings were demolished more than 25 years ago due to subsidence. The ground is still very unstable.
  12. What school did you go to ? Nether Green What year did you leave ? 1971 What changes have there been to your school since you left ? Very few, Infants moved to new site.
  13. I think they were mainly Italian, a few years ago after heavy rain a pile of badges, buttons and buckles were uncovered, these appear to have come from a pile of burnt uniforms. Again if this is lodge Moor, the building is not recognisable and the lay of the land does not look right, I still feel the building looks Dutch or in that region, that as well as the fact that the card is addressed to ENGALD, would leave me to beilieve that this was taken abroad, maybe in a camp of mixed nationality POWs.
  14. we will need the pitch in that state to get a result next weekend
  15. I understand that some of the castle remains lay below Castle House, Department store, if the area is to redeveloped then I am sure an archeological dig will follow releasing even more of Sheffields past, its surprising what gems were uncovered with the building of the ring road, such as the remains of the brick built furnaces you can see in the walls. Mark
  16. Richard I agree it could be a foreign team or possibly a military team, military could also explain the arm bands, and some of the people definitely have a Mediterranean pallor. The house in the background has a foreign look about its style. The intrigue deepens, the answer has to lie with Mr Topham or a relative, there are still a couple of Topham’s living in the close vicinity to Handsworth according to the phone book, and one is J Topham of Orgreave Lane. Mark
  17. These guys look a little old for Sheffield Boys/SUFC Youth, I would say the average of age of the players looks to be around mid 20,s, could possibly be a works team. Looking closely at the picture the dark patch to the left behind the goal could be a river or pond, the house in the background is also quite distinctive and could lead to identifying the ground. The gents in suits appear to be wearing arm bands, could these be of some significance? Sorry no answers but possibly a few clues to help jog someone’s memory
  18. Spot on Dobberd and Bayleaf, Now does any one know if the Bishop of Honalulu was previously a resident of Sheffield, was Honalulu in Sheffield or was he placing a claim for someone else who had perished in the flood? Was he really the Bishop of Honalulu or is the name just a nickname similar to the Duke of Darnall? Mark
  19. Spot on Dobberd and Bayleaf, Now does any one know if the Bishop of Honalulu was previously a resident of Sheffield, or was he placing a claim for someone else who had perished in the flood? Was he really the Bishop of Honalulu or is the name just a nickname similar to the Duke of Darnall? Mark
  20. Yes, but an interesting piece of Sheffield trivia.
  21. One for the new year, what connection did Thomas Nettleship Staley the Bishop of Honolulu have with Sheffield?
  22. Radio Hallam Any one remember Richard Searlings Soul Source, a brilliant show by a well now Northern Soul DJ, I still listen to the tape now, wish I could get it copied to a CD. Mark
  23. eyup I remember planning to see the specials when they were pretty much unheard of, on the evening of the gig Gangsters was featured as a new release on TOTP, and the crowd was heaving, support was either Madness or Selector, madness definately headlined a few weeks later.
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