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  1. That was my understanding too, when I made a one hour programme for BBC Radio Sheffield in 1980 called "Up The Pole, Down Memory Lane," in which I revisited Jimmy Jewel's childhood haunts with him, knocking on the door of his old home, going to see his name in the school register at Western Road Juniors and walking with him on The Bolehills where he showed me where he smoked his first cigarette, and then going on to the stage of the then-derelict Lyceum Theatre where he recalled his upbringing in a "showbiz" family on the Music Hall circuit. I don't recall him talking about Andover St. My interest in the pair was sparked by recalling the people of Crookes talking about them when I was visiting Western Road with my mate John whose grandparents lived there....and, of course, listening to them on The Light Programme at Sunday dinner time when they were as much a part of Sunday as Yorkshire Pudding. In his later years, when he was doing quite well as a straight actor, Jimmy had a very serious side to him which I would have liked to have seen developed by the BBC as a living history of a part of the nation's fabric that was called Music Hall. It would have sat well along Suzy Klein's recent programmes recalling people like George Formby. Sadly my career took me away from the City before it could be developed and then, suddenly, it was too late, Jimmy Jewel was no more. Sheffield should celebrate two of its sons who were as famous in their time as Morecambe and Wise...and in my view actually funnier, especially since they wrote all their own material. A statue on The Bolehills would be appropriate! Or slap in the Middle of the Lyceum/Crucible complex. But somebody's bound to find a political incorrectness about them. My favourite recollection of Jimmy is of him tenderly looking after his long-suffering wife in their luxury apartment in Kensington, surrounded by the memorabilia of a lifetime of comedy. He was a lovely man.
  2. I have been given a photograpic reproduction of a postcard of Shiregreen Road no 1172 on the back of it. I have looked at an old map of the area 1850ish and it does look as if it could be Shiregreen Lane towards the end where it leads to Wincobank Hall. Has anyone else seen a similar photo at all?
  3. Plan of The Bramall Lane Ground. Sheffield Daily Telegraph 24 May 1906
  4. Many thanks everyone for all the information! Southside's 1853 map certainly shows Bramall Lane Bridge clearly, as does boginspro's from a similar time. It does seem that Vulcan Works Bridge was off to the side over the goit. So my title is wrong but I'll leave it to show the work done here by others I need to narrow down the date of construction now and next time I go through the culvert I'll look closer at the work as the current culvert is clearly longer than the original bridge and the joins should be clear (also the goit exit from the river may still be visible). I'll try and light the tunnel up enough to take photos.
  5. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
  6. Fanfare of Trumpets announcing the commencement of Empire Day ( I think it says 24th May 1906 ) at Bramall Lane. There is also a picture of the City of Sheffield Pipe Band at Sheffield’s Coronation pageant on Empire Day 24th May 1906 on this link to their page. https://cityofsheffieldpipe.band/p-m-george-urquhart/
  7. As you travel down the lane toward the bottom of the slope and just before the right hand bend in the field there is a rectangular brick single storey building with a concrete slab as a roof ....It looks very second world war( ish) and I wonder if anyone knows what it was?
  8. Dixon Lane in Sheffield City Centre in the early 1960s showing Burton's clothes shop is it?
  9. At the bottom of Twenty Well Lane on the opposite side to Dore and Totley Station is Mercia Motors which deal in quality second hand cars. Prior to this it was Jeep main dealers which I think was part of the Hadfield's group. I've no idea who it belonged to prior to Jeep. Wazzie Worrall
  10. According to the tiny bit of information given in Grace`s guide to British Industrial History, the Vulcan Works in 1797 was in the ownership of Ebenezer Berdikin, Anvil Maker. So i guess it was foundry of some description? httsearch=Vulcan+ps://www.gracesguide.co.Works+Sheffield&fulltext=uk/Special:Search? A couple of maps of the area in 1853 showing the location of Bramall Lane Bridge and a couple of the other bridges over the Porter in 1853. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/38750 Also a Picture Sheffield Photograph of the Porter Brook in 1956, you can just about make out the name Yorkshire on the wall of the building in the background, anyone any idea where we are looking towards? http://www.picturesheffield.com/s41973
  11. I think some of these may still exist? Fulwood Head Road. Boundary Gleadless Road. Brookhouse Hill. Opposite Cottages & Chapel Green Lane. Near Wood, Walkley Bank Road. Hagg Lane No. 1. Grange Farm (could be Grange Fm at Norton?). New Trough Roper Hill.
  12. Many thanks boginspro! The first photo I had seen before but not got the location right - the area could not have changed much more. I'll get photos over the next couple of days of the site. The map is really interesting. I was wondering if Vulcan Works and Bramall Lane bridges were one and the same, but clearly not. The current culvert may well incorporate some of both. It certainly goes under Hereford St whereas the map shows the two as not joined up.
  13. I think this is the bridge I referred to above looking from the St Mary's Lane end in 1949. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17137&pos=50&action=zoom&id=19810
  14. I think you are in the same place boginspro. I've never seen reference to a Bramall Lane Bridge so I'm back to Square One! Either way it's old, nice, hidden, and I'd love to find out more
  15. I may be wrong here as I have never seen the Decathlon car park or the former Staples car park, but your description sounds like the Bramall Lane Bridge over the Porter. I just wondered if the Vulcan Works Bridge may have been over the goit from the dam shown on your map.. EDIT - I have found this map showing what I think is the Bramall Lane Bridge, you could perhaps use the slider on the web page to overlay a modern map to see if I am in the right place. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3738&lon=-1.4740&layers=168&b=1
  16. Heppenstall Lane in Attercliffe, Sheffield 1952
  17. Can any one help me pinpoint the location of Deep Pit Colliery? (see image). On the Census taken in 1851 my Ancesters are living at Deep Pit Cottage . Regards Southside
  18. Looking at the pictures on picture Sheffield, I found a few that piqued my curiosity. There is a picture of the Great Yorkshire show, Coal Aston Aerodrome ( http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=u03685 ), showing a large area, apparently nothing like, or near the place at the top of Dyche lane. There are some other aerial photos of the site, and the implication ( http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=s15316 ) is that it occupied space to the South East of the Norton Hotel, around what is now Gilders and Meadowhead college, and not what I would call Coal Aston at all. Another photo shows a Vickers Vimy there - and a search then turned up this: http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie...20-%201020.html Does anyone know more about: The Aerodrome - it appears to still have had some purpose in 1920 ( http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written...aston-aerodrome ), it wasn't a small site and can't have been secret, so why don't we know more? or The visit of these flight pioneers to Sheffield?
  19. Hello everyone! I'm doing research on behalf of Tapton Hall about their history for the upcoming Heritage Day events. I'm mainly focusing on the Shore/Nightingale Family. Vickers Family and Wilson Family alongside the Masonic history. I have most of the information, but thought it was worth asking to see if there was anything I could add! If anyone has any information about these families, or any personal connection to the Hall then please let me know. Especially looking for photographs, maps or items which could be displayed.
  20. Fairfield Inn, Neepsend Lane, Sheffield Was this also known as "The Owl' at one point?
  21. There can't be many people of a certain age who lives weren't touched by the Co-operative movement. I remember having a Christmas job at the B&C on Nethershire Lane, Shiregreen when I was at school. Here's a portrait of the B&C from 1905.
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