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  1. Looking at Neddy's maps I can only go on the last one which is an area of Sheffield I know well. The Arbourthorne estate is complete, built in 1935 -38, and it includes the 2 cul-de-sac streets Algar Drive and Algar Place which were added in 1946 to accomodate the post war emergency housing programme prefabs, so the maps cannot predate 1946 Notable ommisions from the map include the Norfolk Park estate (1965-66), The Central Technical School / Ashleigh building (1961), Brimmersfield Close on the site of the old coal tip (1958) The Herdings estate (1959), Hurlfield Boys school (1956) and th
  2. John Cartwright

    Brightside Lane - houses

    Thanks for the information, I think you may be on to something here, he moved to Brightside Lane from Barnsley aged 16 with his widowed mother, sister and two male lodgers whom I think were relatives of his mother. It would make sense if he was looking for work after the death of his father, the breadwinner of the family. Also later in life he lived and brought up his family at various locations around Carbrook and ended up owning the Industry Inn on Dunlop Street. Thank you again for your research, I only have to track down the tale that my father told me about him going to Alaska to find gol
  3. madannie77

    Brightside Lane - houses

    The oldest directory I have access to which includes Brightside Lane is 1879. There are no odd-numbered properties on Brightside Lane. However, on maps from the 1850s and 1860s what is now Brightside Lane is named as Bent Lane, and there is a Brightside Lane which heads north-east from Brightside village alongside the river. This later became Meadow Hall Road. https://maps.nls.uk/view/102345199#zoom=5&lat=1356&lon=2504&layers=BT Pure guesswork, but i wonder if 5 Brightside Lane in the early 1870s was somewhere near Brightside Bridge, perhaps one of the row of h
  4. I have picked up in my studies another person involved in the slave trade who lived in Sheffield and became rich from it and that was Edward Bennet, who lived in Coal Pit Lane and who built a sugar refinery. His sugar came from Liverpool, but he is also listed as an investor in a slaving ship along with Thomas Staniforth. His became a preacher and built a Chapel at the same time he was importing sugar from Liverpool. His father was an early Methodist and friends with Whitefield one of the leading abolitionists. So one wonders what the conversations were like in their family. When Edward died
  5. John Cartwright

    Brightside Lane - houses

    I have traced my Great Grandfather living at 5 Brightside Lane in 1871. i have an early map which does not show house numbers but on the assumption that road number start nearest the city centre i have estimated number 5 as being at the intersection with Newhall road to the left of the pub on the corner (see attached map). Does anyone have a map showing house numbers or any photographs of housing on Brightside Lane around this time?
  6. A report by Historic England is available by this link (though it doesn't answer your question): Historic England POW Camp Report Excerpt: Each Prisoner of War camp was allocated an official number during World War II within a prescribed numerical sequence, ranging from Camp 1 (Grizedale Hall, Ambleside) through to Camp1026 (Raynes Park, Wimbledon). This numbering sequence has posed problems for the assessment as some sites have different numbers at different dates (Quorn Camp, Leicestershire – Camp 9 and Camp 183), the same camp number can be used for different locations (Camp
  7. lysandernovo

    Posts Near Halfway

    If you look carefully they carry a sign saying they are the responsibility of the Coal Authority.. As a local I was informed they were to vent any build up of gas from the long closed Holbrook Colliery upon whose site hundreds of new homes have been built over last 20 or so years.. Incidentally, parts of the area were also "blessed", for a time, with a build up of radon gas.
  8. Edmund

    Samuel Kirkby of Grove House

    I'd suggest that you download the History of Old Sheffield Plate by Frederick Bradbury 1912 (especially pages 434 onwards). Available here: History of Old Sheffield Plate A James and Samuel Kirkby were on the Committee of the Lancasterian School in 1822 (the school was much associated with Upper Chapel) A Joseph Kirkby, merchant died aged 57 in December 1824 Joseph Kirkby and Co. vacated their works at Portobello Street (opposite St Georges) in 1832 In October 1829 at Sheffield, James Kirkby aged 40 of St Dunstan's London, and of Messrs Kirkby and Co, silver platers, m
  9. madannie77

    Stanton Broom

    Perhaps there has been some renumbering of Glossop Road?. This 1853 map (from old-maps.co.uk) suggests that Stanton Broom was further along Glossop Road, adjacent to the junction with Clarkhouse Road (or Lane as it was then)
  10. sixspeed

    Crosspool in the 1960s

    Hi Wazzie I seem to be suffering with the same rusty brain syndrome. I can't remember the Mini van you refer to but I do remember the Ford Zephyr MK3 they owned in the 60s and the occasion when the car door blew to trapping John's head between the door and the garage wall. Later they owned a silver coloured Vauxhall Victor 101 estate, this I remember well because as a very young apprentice mechanic I fitted a new clutch to this car in the Mann's lock up garage in Benty Lane, that would have been about 1971/72 Sixspeed
  11. MunksyB

    Work Houses

    Hurlfield Boys School was on East Bank Rd. at the junction with Northern Avenue Hurlfield Girls School was at the top of Arbourthorne Rd. by Myrtle Springs Wood ( later renamed to Ashleigh School ) If you got to the top of Arbourthorne road and turned right int Myrtle Springs wood there was a path through to the Toll Bar Building at the junction with Gleadless Rd. The quary was down hill towards Newfield Green There was a farm at the entrance to Myrtle Springs from Arbourthorne Rd I think John Woodhead ( a shoolboy at Hurlfield ) lived there. and I remember just further in
  12. sixspeed

    Crosspool in the 1960s

    Hi I remember Simon but I can't recall any daughters. What years did you attend Lydgate Lane? Sixspeed
  13. Edmund

    Crosspool in the 1960s

    From Judith Hanson's "Crosspool Through Time" book: "John and Hazel Mann were proprietors of the shop at 9 Sandygate Road from 1960 until 1983. Before they took it on it was a fish shop owned by Frank Darwin. The Manns also sold fish and also added fruit and vegetables to their range. In 1983 the Manns retired, the shop became a fish and chip shop, and is now a Chinese take-away" They had a son Simon and several daughters, the eldest I think was Christine and she attended Lydgate Lane Primary School at the same time as me. Hazel passed away last year. Frank Darwin's fish shop had
  14. This map which says 1855 shows very few buildings on Spring Hill at the time. The ebay link claims the postcard was posted 1908, so I'm assuming that the cottages were still in existence when the map was drawn, so they should be on there somewhere. [Sadly southside's suggestion is all fields]. The best candidate would be the marked "Spring Cottages" [coincidentally just opposite southside's suggested location]. There are buildings there today in the same alignment, but they're hard to see from Streetview. I've attached a google 3d image of them, and the white building I've marked looks in
  15. calibrator

    Myers Lane near Worrall

    Thanks to Malinda for the family history. With regard to Stubbing, the 2 properties on Stubbing Lane were occupied by a family called Rowett on the south side and Moore on the north side. This was 50 years ago, time just flies! Thanks for the information Ratter, at least I won't be putting my life in peril to verify the 'No1'. Let's hope the other 2 stones will be discovered eventually. Chers, Pete
  16. Edmund

    Archaeological dig in centre

    If the housing was "back-to-back" with a coal cellar, I would think the rear houses would also have a coal-chute. The last "back-to-back" in Sheffield was put up in 1864.
  17. southside

    Archaeological dig in centre

    Am i right in thinking that the coal Shute going down into the cellar would be located on the front of the property? The dig site on Bing Maps.
  18. eldomsmith

    Archaeological dig in centre

    Does anyone have any info (from directories?) about the occupancy here? I assume this would have been Devonshire Lane? Also. On the third pic, anyone have any what these structures may have been?
  19. Stuart Gregory

    Lydgate Lane

    We lived in Crosspool In the 50’s and fish & Chips from the Cross Lane chippy was a regular Saturday lunch. I recall it closed in the 60’s as when visiting I had to walk down to ?Bute Street
  20. Since moving to North Sheffield, and looking at maps of all dates, I have noticed that ‘officially’ the hill known as Jawbone, is shown as Whalejaw Hill. The hill is named Oughtibridge Lane and runs from Oughtibridge up to Lane Head and the junction of Skew Hill Lane and Stephen Lane. In fact, after just checking Google Earth, the hill starts as Oughtibridge Lane, then Côte de Oughtibridge, then Jawbone Hill and back to Oughtibridge Lane after the sharp bend. The oldest map I can access is from 1888 and that clearly shows Whalejaw Hill, at the bend by the Birley Stone. Any ide
  21. SteveHB

    Troughs and Wells

    Hopwood Lane, near Stannington https://goo.gl/maps/1TexByfKZBc9tAtv7 Circa 1920 https://maps.nls.uk/view/125651179
  22. Ratter

    Myers Lane near Worrall

    Hello again ... and Paul, I trust you have not fallen into that ditch. In fact I’ve found some information which means you don’t have to put your ‘life at risk’. First, following Malcolm’s comments, I’ve located the ‘second’ stone, on the corner of Oughtibridge Lane and Stubbing House Lane ... see below. Unfortunately, it is too deeply set to see the Number 2, but the inscription ODC is clear, and the date of 1868 is just about readable, although not on the picture. There is a record, in THE GAZETTE Official Public Record, dated June 23rd, 1868, which confirms the location of two s
  23. fentonvillain

    The blue 'police box' next to the town hall

    How wrong can you be? The police boxes of Sheffield were built and put to use over a number of years in the first half of the last century. (From 1928 onwards) It's a great shame they have all disappeared except (I think) this one. Even the modern substitutes such as that built in 1963 on Infirmary Road or the quite large "section station" at Parkhill Flats have been sold off. I was in the Force on the cusp of that modernisation and it was a huge relief to be on one of those beats. The new "boxes" had heating and a small stove as well as a proper table and chairs. The old boxes had a benc
  24. Heartshome

    Troughs and Wells

    Hi SteveHB, saw a photo of a good stone TROUGH on Ughill Wood Lane, Bradfield
  25. From "The Making of Sheffield" by J.H Stainton 1924 : John Tasker. The short, rather ungainly figure, so well-known in the centre of the city in the 'seventies and 'eighties, gave no indication of the busy, active brain which governed it, but a glance into Mr. John Tasker's keen eyes revealed something of the indomitable will, the almost dauntless courage which spurred him on to researches which have left undying marks on the story of Sheffield's progress. He died in Sheffield in 1895, at his home in Lawson Road, then being seventy-six years old. In early life a bootmaker, he founde
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