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  1. Endcliffe Motors in 1975 were on the corner of Bramall Lane and John Street. The old brewery premises they occupied was the Britannia Brewery, not the Old Albion (Wards). In 1972 the premises were the Hillsborough Garage and Motor Company. The old Hillsborough Garage premises next to the Barracks on Langsett Road were sitting empty in 1972. Endcliffe Motors (Ecclesall Road) were wound up in 1969: By 1975 they were based at Bramall Lane and the subject of a winding up order: They were still in the hands of the liquidator in 1980: Here are two BMW dealer adverts - they show that the premises on Bramall Lane changed from Hillsborough Garage and Motor Co to Endcliffe Motors during the first few months of 1972: Here's a photo of the Hillsborough Garage and Motor Company on Bramall Lane in 1972 - they were a Jensen agent according to their signage.
  2. Maybe as the Endcliffe Motors that were the Jensen dealers, were on Bramall Lane? Funny that, as I always thought the Old Albion Brewery was 69-71 Ecclesall Road? So, not Bramall Lane, but neither 495 Ecclesall Road? Or is it?
  3. Was Pitsmoor Lane always the same. I am just wondering about the numbering. I am trying to work out where Edward Bullivant had his farm. He is down in burial register in 1891 as a market gardener living at 39 Roe Lane but earlier trade directories say he was a farmer of 11 acres and a scissor smith living in Roe Lane (In 1841 was in Pond Street but moved soon after). Was 39 the farm house or did he move along the road. Did the numbering change due to more houses being built as well as Firshill School?
  4. Southside's picture with details and notes helps to confirm further information from the previously quoted books. It appears that the extension from Chantrey Road to Abbey Lane (Mitchell Road) was opened on 22nd January 1923, the Abbey Lane to Meadowhead section including the triangle came into use on 12th July 1928 the line terminating at the then boundary where the Abbey Brook crossed under the main road to Chesterfield. The original proposal was to run to Dronfield as stated. What might have caused boginspro some confusion, regarding the various extensions to the route, may be explained by the first being from the original 'Heeley' terminus at Woodbank Crescent to Chantrey Road opened on 6th April 1903. I have not been able to find any other references so far. Rotherham did request that trolleybuses be used to operate the joint service on the route to Sheffield instead of trams but the Corporation would not agree! As a result six new single-ended new trams were purchased for this, their only remaining tram route, in 1934 lasting until 1948. My childhood memories from the late 30's and 40's include riding on trolley buses in Rotherham and Mexborough also in London and Brighton; a fine mode of transport in my humble opinion. Sandtoft Museum is well worth a visit if you haven't been yet!
  5. If the date on this Picture Sheffield Photograph is correct boginspro, the track extension to Abbey Lane would be a year or two after 1912 Question for Voldy! did trolley buses ever run in Sheffield?
  6. Whilst researching for my book "The Coal industry of Sheffield and North East Derbyshire" I was given a photograph of one of T.W Ward's Coal lorries which was used for coal deliveries whilst on contract to the Birley Collieries. On the front of the lorry was erected a large mock up of a Colliery headgear, and on the back of the lorry was a rather large mock up of a coal scuttle on the side of which was written "Direct from the pit to the coal box". A great advert for Birley coal, but underneath the photograph there is a caption which reads:- "Our Contribution to Sheffield week". I know from the vehicles registration number that it was registered in 1938 and the vehicle looks relatively new. I have tried in vain to find out WHEN and WHAT Sheffield week was. Can anyone help please? I have tried Sheffield Records at the central library but they cannot find it! KEN.
  7. From what I can find in C C Hall and Kenneth Gandy's books, No24 was new in 1899 and received its covered top between October 1912 and March 1913. It was renumbered 100 in 1929 and disposal was in 1931. On the extension from Chantrey to Abbey Lane and Beauchief, mention of this appeared in the Spring of 1911 'New tramway extension Bill'. This was Tramway No 2 already authorised in previous Acts. I don't think the track or wiring extended any further than shown in the original photo (It made £44 apparently!) the conductor is seen switching the trolley and those extension wires bear sharply towards the footway. There is slightly conflicting information with regard to the Millhouses Terminus loop where Gandy quotes "A few months after the (April) opening {i.e.line linking Millhouses and Woodseats} the Millhouses turning loop came into use. Hall comments that "This (i.e.the loop) was added in 1928 after complaints of traffic congestion at weekends at the "Waggon & Horses". Probably Sheffield Corporation Acts from the early 1900's are the 'previous Acts I mention earlier in para two. Hope this helps.
  8. I believe the Chantrey terminus was only the end of the track for a short time in 1903 until the track was extended to Abbey Lane and that the caption inserted on the original postcard has obliterated the track in the foreground, but the overhead wires are still visible. I would appreciate expert help here, first to correct me if I am wrong and secondly to say when car 24 got it's covered top deck.
  9. I was born at number 2 Duncombe Street in 1949. It was the corner house at the bottom if the street. We moved to Rivelin Valley when I was six or seven, but my grandparents still lived in that house for many years after. Two up two down, cellar ( I can remember the coal man delivering ) and attic, outside toilet. No bathroom, used to get the tin bath out. It had a coal fire and that fuelled the oven. I can still remember my grandmother baking bread. Used to walk from Hollins Lane to the church three times on Sunday's. Choir practice Friday night.
  10. Anyone remember the abandoned ornaments/statues/sculptures on the side of Cocksutts Road that leads up to wharncliffe side from oughtibridge? My dad showed me them when I was very small, about 6. This would have been 1995/1996. Where did they come from? Where are they now? There was a lady's head, can't remember the rest, it was aaaages ago.
  11. Can someone help me out with history of this. Listing says built by John Younge but I have a member of Bramall Family. Also says the grounds were used by Sheffield Wednesday in one book. So how far did grounds reach? Was this before Bramall Lane stadium was built? I have a newspaper article saying Bramall formerly of Sheaf House. Was there more than one house called Sheaf House? When did it become an Inn? What's earliest reference to it? Listing date gives it as 1800 but don't think Younge was around there. I know Bramall had a file cutting works but not how far it extended or when it went.
  12. 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 .
  13. 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 !
  14. 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.
  15. After visiting the wonderful Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield and realising the extent of child labour, I wondered if children had been used here in Sheffield in the steel works or other kinds of industry?
  16. There was a Bunney's at Firth Park Terminus in the 1950's on Stubbin Lane. I recall they were a source of cheap clothing...but almost adjacent there was an electrical store...the name of which eludes me.
  17. This was a frequent destination in the early/mid sixties for me, they had a good concert room which was always full on a Saturday night to watch the live turn (they had some crackers on). when I turned eighteen I used to love going in, always a chance of leaving with company. It was also a bit like the Wild West sometimes, the odd chair flying around and even people wasting beer! But good memories for me. I have not been back in over forty years, I wonder if it has changed much?
  18. Hardly qualifies really ( as you can see from the caption ) although the area is well known for comedy acts!
  19. Does anyone have any history on this fantastic house on Wheat's Lane, I know that it may be addressed as North Church St but I always thought that where-ever the letter box is that's the address and what a fantastic door it has.
  20. The freight traffic was mainly coal from the Wath on Dearn marshalling yard going to power stations etc. on the other side of the Pennines. One of the features of the D.C. system was that when the Locos of freight trains were on the long descent out of the tunnel and past the reservoirs towards Manchester the D.C. motors generated power back into the system. Thereby helping power the trains climbing the slope. Why did the locos need replacing when they ran on the Dutch railways after closure of the Woodhead route?
  21. Anyone have any memories of Cooks farm ? I lived across from the farm in the 1960 's on Beacon Rd .
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  23. Hi All I'm trying to find out any pictures or info on Beckford Lane Cottages which were opposite back of Shiregreen Hotel on Sicey Avenue. I've found them of the maps on here (Map 77). Their for a friend who used to live in one of them. Any help of info or pics would be a great help. Thank you
  24. Hi guys and gals, I've been hunting down my relatives over the past few years and at the moment I'm researching "The Sheffield Connection". There are (of course) two avenues to go down : 1. The Abrahams family (thats mine) 2. The Scales family. I've traced both lines back to 1841 and i'm concentrating now on my lineage. Apparently my great, great, great grandmother Ruth was running a boarding house (boarding house keeper) in 1851, the address of which was 43, Coalpit Lane (now Cambridge Street). I was wondering if that building was still around. Personally, I reckon it's where John Lewis now stands but then i don't know how the numbers ran at the time. Any info is welcome. Dave.
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    Coal Smoke

    While walking up Norfolk St to-day a smell hit my nose, it was a smell I have not smelt in Town for over sixty years, it was the unmistakeable smell of coal smoke coming out of the Brown Bears chimney, it really took me back to when I was a child, fantastic. Its a common smell in the villages in Ireland but in the towns and cities here no.