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  1. Anyone have any memories of Cooks farm ? I lived across from the farm in the 1960 's on Beacon Rd .
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. tozzin

    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.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 !
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Tuesday I went searching for relatives graves at Abbey Lane Cemetery. I went via Graves Park. The first thing I noticed was a lot of dead trees in the park. Also there were workmen in the woods felling a lot of them as well as taking a lot branches off, back to the trunk. Now if this is to do with the spate of tree killing bugs that are around I don't know. Or it could be to do with general woodland maintenance, creating more light etc for new trees to grow, or a combination of the two! The first image however shows I think wind action, with some afterwards pruning. The chap isn't a woodman, but he does add scale to the picture. Not far away from this fallen tree is the Pack Horse Bridge. Meanwhile the water fowl on the ponds are enjoying the warm weather! The first picture shows a Swan on the island in the lake. While I was taking the Swan a whole bunch of them came up close. so I could get these shots including the youngsters! Ok now to Abbey Lane... As the Sheffield Indexers have the location records for the graves. I marked the ones that I was interested on a map. In section G were 3 Benton's and 1 Appleyard (my Great-Grandfather). And just my luck not one could be found! The reason is that those left have suffered damage and the vast majority in that section are suffered the worse than any other part of the cemetery. C section next to it is better in comparison, but the one Appleyard grave located in is typical of those in G section. The photo below is a good example, it is a distant cousin, of mine, the death of a young child called Sally. As the grave dates to only 1962 I was surprised at the state of it. Clearly too painful an event for my other relatives to keep visiting the grave and correct the damage. So if you have a relative in G section if the grave has survived you will be very lucky! It seems that most of the Appleyard graves (in Sheffield) of my family have been destroyed by either the Council or the elements I was a bit lucky with some of my Benton relations. Clearly the edition of more recent burials has help preserve the grave. And adds some new relations to my tree I did not know about And another grave in fantastic condition and at 103 perhaps one of the oldest people to be buried there Now to some stones that I found interesting, which I know Sheffield History Members will add lots of facts too. Sadly I spent around two hours searching G section that I didn't have time to have a full look around for more! The first came up whilst searching another section for ancestors. Some of the stones are laid flat in the grass, clearing one away I found this little musical gem! Lastly another a family grave recording the loss of a son killed in the First World War. Of course the body is still over there! It's remarkable how these older stones last much better than more recent memorials.
  11. Many years ago I was taken down Lightwood Lane in Norton to see a steam locomotive. All I remember was it being in a farm yard and being a small tank engine. As my father had no recolllection of this I was beginning to think I had imagined it all, but a recent purchase suggests that I was not. Listed in Industrial Locomotives 1976 (an Industrial Railway Society publication) is an 0-4-0 Saddle tank built by Nasmyth Wilson of Patricroft in 1894, works number 454, owned by the Nasmyth Wilson Locomotive Preservation Group, Lightwood Farm, Norton. This locomotive spent all it's working life at Brown Bayley's before being acquired for preservation in the early 1970s. It is now at Swanwick Junction at the Midland Railway Centre, disguised as Oswald the Talking Engine, a sad fate for the only standard gauge Nasmyth Wilson locomotive remaining in this country. Does anyone else have any recollection of this locomotive's sojourn on Lightwood Lane? Some photos of the loco I have found on the interweb: In Brown Bayleys colours What the locomotive looks like now
  12. I recently took on allotment upon windmill lane and would like to find out a little bit more about the site, together with any old pictures
  13. Hobson - publican of Pub on Water Lane in 1843. Anyone know which pub please? Thanks
  14. hi , I'm trying to help my brother in law Barry Jenkinson (long time resident of north wales formerly from stannington) start his family tree . He tells me his father , who passed away aged 39yrs , circa 1953 when Barry was 13yrs was buried in the grounds of a church at the bottom end of Wadsley Lane . We had a look on Google for this church but with no joy. Can anybody shed some light on this please , might Barry be mistaken re the location? He is convinced that his dad was buried in the church grounds and not a separate cemetery. Many thanks in advance .
  15. I was taking photos of Cruck Barn in Concord Park and noticed a cluster of interesting old buildings just across from there. Presumably there are part of the Oaksfold hamlet? Can't find any details about ages of buildings and who lived there. Read something about Fork manufacturer but couldn't find details. How old is Concord Park itself?
  16. Can anyone tell me when it opened? Was it before electric trams and if not where did the Horse Trams go?
  17. 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?
  18. Browsing the 1891 census for the Page Hall area I came across mention of the Old Manor House at Owler Lane. Does anyone know anything about this? It appears to be after 295 Owler Lane where it adjoined Owlet Lane. Lyn
  19. I had a walk on Broad Lane today, to take a photo of what was the house that the Duke Of Norfolk had built for his eldest son in 1704, its listed and its great little house. I had a chat with the present owner who furnished me with the info. Its also great to see the cobbles of the livestock market still in situ, unfortunately cars spoilt the full view of them.
  20. The sale of the White Swan in 1845 didn't go through, John Camm was still the owner of the Swan in 1854! Thomas Wilson the publican at the White Swan in 1856 was the Son in Law of John Camm, he married John Camms daughter Ann in 1854. As well as owning the White Swan John Camm leased several Quarry's, including a Quarry at Whirlow, the Quarry & Brickyard on Meadowhead (now Morrison's) and a Brickyard on Derbyshire Lane, he also owned a farm on Little Norton Lane. His building firm did all the construction work at the new Norton Cemetery on Derbyshire Lane which opened in 1869.
  21. Thanks tozzin. I don't remember it myself, but I remember seeing an old card record sleeve with that quote on, and was sure the address was Dixon Lane.
  22. MY maiden name is Jean Quibell lived on nether shire lane Married Brian Shaw who lived 3 doors away would like to see old class pictures of this school Or Beck Road thanks
  23. Am I right in thinking that 'Cann Cann the Music Man' shop used to be on Dixon Lane ?