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  1. Does anyone know who used to run or own the garage at the top of Broomspring Lane?
  2. from what I remember. the premises were a former car showroom on Division Street and the two brothers that owned it as Gangsters were the two behind the Chuck Ranch on Holme Lane (mentioned on another thread).. I think the site was where there is that butcher nowadays.
  3. 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?
  4. Hardly qualifies really ( as you can see from the caption ) although the area is well known for comedy acts!
  5. http://history.youle.info/images/coal_pit_lane.jpg
  6. The last time I passed this building someone was living in it but if anyone is interested here's a list of residents of Shrewsbury Road: Notice that the road name after Shrewsbury starts with a small "s" as it does for lane, street etc. I don't know when that practice stopped and capital letters were used. 1849 NO HOUSE NUMBERS Wilson Joseph Bousfield, clerk, 7 Shrewsbury road Goodlad William, clerk, 9 Shrewsbury road Dudley Guilford, clerk,11 Shrewsbury road Charles A. F. teacher 13 Shrewsbury road Goode Barney, gardener, Shrewsbury road cottage Hall Miss Mary, Farm bank, Shrewsbury road Lockwood Mrs Ann, Farm bank, Shrewsbury road Roberts John, silver & plated ware manufacturer; h Shrewsbury road 1852 NO HOUSE NUMBERS (Farm bank) Woodhead John, clerk Raworth B. P. manufacturer Fawkes Mrs E. school teacher (She ran a Ladies School from this address) Smith Marcus, surveyor Booth Luke, manufacturer Rossell Henry, manufacturer = this may be No 19 Lowe Thomas, manufacturer Hall Miss Mary (Farm Bank) Favell Mrs E Irving Nathaniel, manufacturer Wilson J. B. clerk Whittaker Mr John Baines Wm. N. traveller Wade :Mr John Simmonett John Charles A. F. school Harrison A. E. school Brown John, traveller Wharton George, manufacturer 1879 5 Oldfield Mr Thomas 5 Oldfield Frederick, pianoforte tuner (possible son) 7 Walker Edward, file cutter 9 Ellis William (potato merchant) 11 Ward Jonathan. N. commercial traveller Granville lane 19 Dealey & Horner, joiners & builders 21 Robinson John S. manager 23 Morris Mrs Amelia 25 Wilson Mrs Ellen 27 Gillott George Wm. (junior) pearl fluter 29 Horrax John, manager 31 Wood John, cashier 33 Jackson UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH South street and Talbot street Granville road 2 Curtis John B. station master, Midland Railway Co 4 Leffler Rudolph, iron and steel merchant Farm Bank road 8 Jones Philip, (junior) silver engraver 10 .Bailey Francis, mason 12 Henson George, clerk 14 Haywood John, (junior) silver plater 16 Southwick Mrs Mary 18 Wilson Wright, surgeon 20 Mammatt William (silver plated goods manufacturer) 22 Barnard Frederick, engine tenter Hall Benjamin, (junior) silversmith Claywood lane, Claywood quarry, and Norfolk road 1893 WEST SIDE here is Granville street 3 Stocks Charles 5 Foster Mrs 7 Hunt Oliver Joiner 9 Nicholson Arthur Manager 11 Osborne Arthur 13 McDougall Alfred E.L. Printer 15 Prince Joseph Manager 19 Dealy Fraser Joiner & Builder 21 Pattinson Arthur Metal Smith 23 Schofield Mrs 27 Lawson John Manager 29 Oakes Henry 31 Jones Mrs Jane UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH EAST SIDE here are Farm road & Granville road 2 Wheen Henry Lawrence Station master Midland Railway 4 Owen George Bargh (correct name !) here is Farm Bank road 8 Hollingsworth William 10 Wilkinson Henry Penknife blade manufacturer 12 Cowley Ernest John Mason 14 Kitson John 16 Brown Samuel Mason 18 Rhodes Tom Manager 18 Naylor George 20 Green Charles Pattern maker 22 Smith Walter Basket maker 24 Page William Commercial Traveller 26 Hall Benjamin 1901 Granville street NO NUMBER 19 LISTED 1 Shaw John Arthur, (j) edge tool.forger 3 Stocks Charles, (j) roller turner 5 Whitton George, (j) steel roller 7 Hutchinson Albert Edward, (j) silversmith 9 Nicholson Arthur, manager 9 Nicholson Mrs Jennie, teacher of music 11 Osborne William, draper 13 MacDougall Alfred E. printer 15 MacDougall Allan, printer 17 Backhouse Miss Ellen, confectioner Granville lane 21 Pattison Arthur, (j) metal smith 23 Watkins James, guard 25 Bower Frederick, (j) blade maker 27 Smith Frederick. Wm. paperhanger 29 Chandler Thomas Edward, clerk . 31 J ones Mrs Jane, apartments 33 Wright Robert, day missionary UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH South street ............... Norfolk road ................ . Granville road 2 Wheen Henry L. Midland Railway station master 4 Bird Richard, Midland Railway engineer Farm Bank road 6 Snowden William, fruit merchant 8 Hollingsworth William, tailor 10 Wilkinson Henry, (j) forger 12 Hall Paulinus, clerk 14 Cowley Ernest John, (j) mason 16 Crapper Ellis, oil merchant 18 Green Charles, sculptor 20 Dixon Mrs. Elizh. Mary, apartments 22 Smith Walter, (j) basket maker 24 Scorah Mrs Eliza 26 Hall Benjamin, (j) silversmith Claywood lane 34 Barker Miss Eleanor, apartments 36 Godfrey Jas. Briggs, woollen merchant 38 Angell Wilfred Lawson, fruiterer 1905 NO NUMBER 19 LISTED Granville street 1 Sanders Harry, foreman 3 Stocks Charles, (j) roller turner 5 Kelly Nicholas James, stoker 7 Wyatt Charles, (j) bricklayer 9 Nicholson Arthur, manager 9 Nicholson Mrs Jennie, teacher of music 11 Osborne William Draper 13 MacDougall Alfred E. printer 15 MacDougall Allan, printer Granville lane Dealy Francis, joiner 21 King George Henry. coal merchant 23 Watkins James, guard 25 Bower Frederick. (j) blade maker 27 Hawke Mrs Emma Jane 29 Staniforth Charles, (j) butcher 31 Jutsum Wm. John, assistant Schoolmaster 33 Pollitt Mrs Eliza, shopkeeper UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH Granville road 2 Chambers Shelton, Midland Rail station master 4 Bird Mrs 6 Snowdon William, fruit merchant 8 Hollingsworth William, tailor 10 Hollingsworth Wm. Henry. tailor 12 Hall Paulinus, clerk 14 Haynes William. (j) wire drawer 16 Cowley Ernest John, (j) mason 18 Green Charles Artist 20 Dixon Mrs Elizabeth Mary 22 Smith WaIter Basket maker 24 Scorah Mrs Elizabeth 26 Hall Benjamin Silversmith 34 Crabtree Wire Drawer 36 Shevloff Benjamin Draper 38 Shakespeare William Manager 1911 NUMBER 19 IS BACK Granville street 1 Royle Harry, insurance agent 3 Stocks Charles, (j) roller turner 5 Kelly Nicholas James, stoker 7 Downs William, brass turner 9 Grindrod Alfred & Co. hot water engineers 9 Grindrod Alfred Edwin, engineer 11 Osborne William 13 MacDougall Allan, printer 15 MacDougall Alfred E. printer Granville lane 19 Green Charles, sculptor 21 Keeton Mrs Mary 23 Hallam William foreman blacksmith 25 Henson Thomas, (j) silversmith 27 Curtis Frederick, table knife forger 33 Allen Elizabeth. dress maker UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Granville road 2 Turner John Henry, chief booking clerk 4 Berrisford Joseph Wm. district engineer Farm Bank road 6 Pell Edwin Frederick. fish merchant 8 Hollingsworth William, tailor 10 Hollingsworth Alexander, tailor 12 Hall .Paulinus, clerk 14 Riley Samuel, guard 16 Cowley Ernest John, (j) mason 18 Green Charles, sculptor 20 Green W alter 22 Smith Walter, (j) basket maker 24 Scorah Mrs Eliza. 26 Hall Gilbert Claywood road 36 Shevloff Benj. lace curtain dealer 38 Shakespeare William. pattern maker
  7. 22nd January 1970 - Raymond Goodison (Motor Engineer, 2 Sheaf Terrace, Prospect Road) was released from bankruptcy proceedings. He had been trading from 119-125 Thomas Street and previously at Lees garage, Broomspring Lane. The bankruptcy petition had been filed 11th August 1966.
  8. 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.
  9. If I am reading the postmark correctly this was franked at the west district sorting office on Turner's Lane which I think was there until the early 70's. Can anyone please confirm or otherwise that the building in the third picture was the post office building? -------------------- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303004857915?ul_noapp=true ----------------------------- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3782535,-1.5001276,3a,90y,79.88h,95.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DOcZB3iz2YtcJIggCTXh1Xw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D107.981674%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
  10. Thank you Edmund, for adding some early history about this Sheffield “Richardson” cutlery concern. However do we need a spreadsheet for it now though? Too many “Westalls” and “Williams”, and not to mention four or five “Cavendish Works”. If we accept that the “Cavendish Works” on Cavendish Street was not used by Westall Richardson” we have the following list for Cavendish Works. 1854 Broomspring Lane 1872 Broomhall Street 1892 Sarah Street ( Google shows this to be in Rotherham) 1964 Morpeth Street (and Upper Allen Street which seems to be an adjoining street) Does anyone have any corrections or additions? I do have 2 other questions from Edmund’s input though. I wonder if the white ass with the brown spots was returned or did November 1857 give a few extra hearty dinners to the locals? Also who would have believed that Environmental Health was so much on the ball in 1866? Kalfred
  11. Anyone have any memories of Cooks farm ? I lived across from the farm in the 1960 's on Beacon Rd .
  12. 12th August 1815 - Westall Richardson born in Sheffield, son of Westall (grinder) and Ann 27th September 1818 - William Richardson born in Sheffield, son of Westall (grinder) and Anne 1841 Census - Mr Westall Richardson (born 1815) is a table knife cutler living at Clarance street 1851 Census - William Richardson (born 1818 states in Manchester?) table knife mnanufacturer living at 4 Monmouth street, family includes son Westall Richardson (born 1844) 4th March 1854 - Cavendish Works Broomspring Lane, for sale due to decease of Thomas Harrison, table knife manufacturer 13th November 1857 - Lost from Cavendish Works, an ass, white with brown spots, Mr Richardson owner 10th February 1866 - William Richardson of Cavendish Works Broomspring Lane fined 14s for allowing dense smoke to be emitted for 21 minutes in the hour from his steam engine furnace 14th January 1869 - Richardson advertsing for a man to make blades for 2 and 3 bladed pocket knives for the American trade 29th November 1869 - Isaiah Stych, engineers tool manufacturer, Cavendish Works, Cavendish street making screw wrenches and Clyburn spanners - note different works with same name, in 1890 William Mitchell making engineers tools there 11th November 1872 - Boy wanted to buff table knives - Westall Richardson, Cavendish Works, Broomhall street 4th September 1875 - Outrage at Cavendish Works Broomhall street, eight whellbands cut into pieces 5th November 1881 - Advert for fork maker includes information that the Cavendish Works Broomhall street is opposite the Fitzwilliam Hotel (ie corner of Fitzwilliam street) 20th November 1884 - Mr Westall Richardson of Cavendish Works plaintiff in a case about delivery and payment of steel 18th October 1890 - Cavendish Works, 60 Broomhall Street to let, a three storey block used as a grinding wheel 22nd April 1892 - Westall Richardson of New Cavendish Works, Sarah Street in court as defendant in false marking case - knives marked London 4th October 1897 - Westall Richardson (Junior born 1844) died at Mulgrave House, 450 Glossop Road, leaving £7164 13s 11d. He had fallen down the Cutlers Hall steps in November 1896 and been knocked unconscious.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Hobson - publican of Pub on Water Lane in 1843. Anyone know which pub please? Thanks
  20. Watson's butchers (next door to Friederick's )on Bellhouse Rd was our family butcher for very many years until our allegiance went to Senior's at Sheffield Lane Top on account of his giving our church lunch club a nice discount on all meat purchases!
  21. The bit of the pipeline that runs locally was part of the link between Rawcliffe and Bramhall. We picked it up at the pumping station and mothballed distribution depot at Black Bank near Oxspring. From there it runs along Wharncliffe Chase, past the crem at Grenoside, down under the Don by Middlewood Tavern, up past Worral, down Long Lane to cross the River Loxley by Rowall :Lane. It then runs up and over the Stannington Ridge and down to cross the Rivelin by the bottom of Lodge Lane. It runs up the fields to the hairpin junction on Lodge Lane and the through side gardens to the junction with Redmires Road. At this point it crosses to the other side of Blackbrook Road and through front gardens to a point just past Rochester Road where it bends at right angles and runs over the fields up to Fulwood Lane. From there it runs across the fields to Ringinglow Road, turns at a right angle, and follows this out to Upper Burbage Bridge, down Callow Bank, around Hathersage, Hope and Castleton. It then runs up the right hand side of the Winnetts Pass under the wide grass verge and at the top runs across to Bramhall. It was just past this point that a JCB damaged the pipeline and I understand the clean-up costs ran into millions. I hope this answers your question. hilldweeler
  22. As the article states the WW2 Pluto network was found unsuitable for further use and abandoned. It was replaced by the present network, the local bits were installed in the 1950's. There was a small pumping station / depot for the old network, located at Calver Sough where the car park of the present shop / cafe is nowadays. A long diagonal depression in the Calver Cricket Ground pitch was found to be due to the collapse of the old pipeline. My brother in law, sadly no longer with us, used to work at the spa processing plant up above Stoney Middleton and when they were digging a service tunnel under the road to link two parts of the plant they came across the severely corroded pipeline. I believe the bit of the modern pipeline running through the outskirts of Sheffield is still operational because they still overfly the route every couple of weeks and it's only a year or so ago that I saw the bloke with a instrument strapped to his chest and carrying two ski-stick probes making his way through peoples front gardens in Lodge Moor. He is checking the efficiency of the cathodic protection on the pipeline. The leases of the properties contain a covenant from the MOD giving the bloke access. It's only a few years ago when they replaced worn sections of the pipeline at Lodge Lane and Upper Burbage Bridge.
  23. By August 1862 Abram was planning to move out, and had left by 18th September. At that point the house was called "Park Elms" now it's number 3 Park Lane However... a few weeks previously in July the property seems to have been occupied by Mrs Bradbury, a neighbour of Abram's when the census was taken in 1861. Musical chairs with rented houses perhaps, as new ones were being built and enticed people to swap between them?
  24. Not easy, as most of the inhabitants moved house between census dates, building new properties was in full swing and house numbers were thought beneath the occupants' dignity. The 1861 census shows: Southbourne Lane looks like a mistake by the enumerator, as even in the 1857 Whites directory Abram thought he lived on Park Lane, Here's a series of maps - my thoughts are that he lived at one of the houses at the junction of Park Lane and Collegiate Cresent