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  1. I have come into the position of a belt made by my great grandfather whilst convalescing from injuries suffered in WW1, his name as Thomas Rycroft, the date on the belt is 1917 an he died aged 37 in 1919, we think from injuries sustained in WW. The belt also has two groups of letters, SIBR and RFAS along with a number of flags. the flags we think are Hungary, Serbia, Russia, Italy and possibly Belgium and France. My grandfather William Rycroft was 9 when his father died, his mum passed away in childbirth when he was 2, so we have very little family history other than a photo of his father and mother and this belt. He was brought up by a number of aunties. Any help would be gratefully received.
  2. considering the site is on an arterial route into the city, the state it is left in is a disgrace and embarrassment to the city and to Kelham island.
  3. And meanwhile our wonderful government are part funding the changes to the Olympic stadium into a football ground for West Ham Utd football club
  4. Or even more so where does Crookes end and Crosspool begin, or Nether Green end and Fulwood begin, in estate agent speak Crosspool appears to start at the bottom of Lydgate lane
  5. I have been told by someone who lived close by that the house was occupied by one of the master cutlers, by the name of Stephenson, the only Stephenson I can find as a master cutler was Sir Henry Kenyon Stephenson, 1st Baronet (16 August 1865 - 20 September 1947. If any can help further I would be grateful. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_Kenyon_Stephenson,_1st_Baronet
  6. Cheers Lysander, I wonder if the Hinds were the Hinds that owned water wheels in both the Porter and Rivelin valleys. The picture on Picture Sheffield does not appear to reflect the current buildings grandeur. the hose supposedly recently sold for around £2,000,000 according to various websites. Sold House Prices Three highest price properties sold in last 12 months in Sheffield: £2,000,000 - Bennet Grange, Harrison Lane, Sheffield, S10 4PA http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y02107&pos=2&action=zoom&id=49037
  7. Hi I wonder if anyone can help with any History of Bennett Grange, Harrison Lane, Fulwood, as I child I had heard the rumour below found in an extract from The Hall of Waltheof, Or: The Early Condition and Settlement of Hallamshire In this neighbourhood, as in many other places, there are traditions about underground passages between one big house and another, between a castle and a church, a church and an abbey, and so on. For example it is said that there is an underground passage between Fulwood Hall and Bennett Grange. I recently passed by again and noticed that lots of work was taking place on this beautiful old manor house, part of which included installation of a subterranean swimming pool, which no doubt gives a great opportunity to seek the tunnel. Any history of the house would be gratefully appreciated.
  8. Shepherd Wheel Heritage Open Day | Life as a Grinder Saturday 14 Sept | 10am - 4pm | FREE Join us as we open for Heritage Open Days - find out more about Life as a Grinder at Shepherd Wheel, with living history, music local history walks and family activities.
  9. Just read on sheffield forum about "the Coronet filling station (apparently 1950s-England's longest) in the heart of Sheffield's steel-making district". Can anyone shed any further light on this? http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/how-...itain#image=13
  10. I seem to remeber it being something like a small engineering, maybe blacksmiths workshop when I was younger, I used to meet my nan from work outside there, she worked in the Health Authority offices, late 60's early 70's.
  11. Could this store on Fulwood Rd, ranmoor be the start of Gower and Burgon empire? http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19518&pos=127&action=zoom&id=22057
  12. I am guessing the close was built on the garden/ land of the house on the corner of Fulwood and Hangingwater rds, I can sort of remember it being built as I used to walk up to Gowers and Burgons at Ranmoor with mum a couple of times a week. I would have been 7 or 8 at the time.
  13. I was a member of the Montgommery group in the grounds of Endclffe baracks, Endcliffe Hall, had a great time, had our picture in the Star cleaning a machine gun for to highlight Bob a Job week, imagine that now!
  14. Yes I remember it as Pagdins 60's and early 70's
  15. Average life span of a grinder was 30 years, less if dry grinding.
  16. That is what my dad used to sing as he rolled home in the 60's and 70's from the 'Sun' (currant bun) Sunday Lunchtimes and many nights, later for dinner and worse for wear. We never did get the dog he had been to see the man about!
  17. The front steps in the picture on the news letter survived until the new flats were built. As children the site was a great playground, topically we had a few great bonfires on the site in the mid 70s, one year we gathered loads of wood from a builder who was demolishing a house nearby, the bonfire that year rivaled the one in Endcliffe park until the fire brigade arrived.
  18. Looks like you can also do volunteer work on Christmas day. . Tuesday, 25 December All day Work Day WhenTuesday, 25 Dec 2012 DescriptionRegular work day with the Rangers. Meeting at 10am, working until lunchtime. Tools, and teas, provided. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  19. atthackery, it was only a comment, i think the picture is great, and if I had a spare £1,000 I might be in the market.
  20. at a guess around the early 70's, I remember going to the Wimpy opposite and going down the arcade towards the bus stop, probably 1974 ish.
  21. I seem to have memories of trophy cabinets holding among other things a cricket bat and a silver cup
  22. Thanks to a post on Sheffield forum; the sweet shop later became Jeffersons, which is the name I recall from my days at Nether Green school
  23. sorry, just trying to help. i think the sweet shop at the end of the genel on hangingwater was Rolands. Hopefully your knowledge of the hangingwater shops can help, me what was the name of the small grocers at the bottom of Armthorpe Rd, late 60's to mid 70's, now the pottery?
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