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  1. 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
  2. sixspeed

    Crosspool in the 1960s

    Hi I remember Simon but I can't recall any daughters. What years did you attend Lydgate Lane? Sixspeed
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. SteveHB

    Troughs and Wells

    Hopwood Lane, near Stannington https://goo.gl/maps/1TexByfKZBc9tAtv7 Circa 1920 https://maps.nls.uk/view/125651179
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Heartshome

    Troughs and Wells

    Hi SteveHB, saw a photo of a good stone TROUGH on Ughill Wood Lane, Bradfield
  15. 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
  16. History dude

    Sheffield Victoria Train Station

    While I agree with a lot in what you say Lemmy117, the growth of the road system might have been altered due to the fact the rail companies were private business. It's likely that they would have been able to take on many of the private road haulers and even take them over. British Rail could have never done that. The eventual loss of the coal trade would have impacted operations. But the increase in home deliveries would have been a great boost to the private companies. When I worked for British Rail in 1977 at Midland, they had a lot of parcel traffic for the catalogue companies and even pas
  17. Possibly the bridge solution was needed because of the proximity of Snaithing Brook (see 1850 map below). When this map was drawn the brook appears to run along the lower part of Water Lane (Storth Lane). The 1890 map doesn't show the brook, which has by then presumably been culverted under the bridge.
  18. If Storth lane could have been profiled to be a bit higher by using material from profiling stumperlowe Cres to be a bit lower then there would have been a crossroads. It strikes me as odd to build a bridge, especially such an ornate one, but perhaps it hihglights the effort and cost of earthmoving to landscape such a junction.
  19. See the official listing. From the looks of the decorations above, and the width of the road I was going to suggest that Storth Lane came first, but Edmund has got in ahead of me with that detail!.
  20. From Peter Warr's "The Growth of Ranmoor, Hangingwater and Nether Green" : The Stumperlowe Crescent Land Society An area on the west side of the lower section of Water Lane (renamed as Storth Lane in 1886) was made accessible from Graham Road by the construction in 1875 by W.E.Laycock, of Stumperlowe Crescent Road and a bridge (now a listed building) over Water Lane. Although 22 plots were established and sold, these gradually became combined into larger groups (as happened on other estates) and building was again slow; no houses were erected until 1905. (William Edward Lay
  21. Whilst looking at other things in the area on Street View I saw that a road bridge over Storth Lane in Ranmoor was listed. I went and had a look and it's certainly unusual for a Sheffield road bridge! I wonder which road was in place first and why such an ornate structure?
  22. I think there was one in the 1950's part way up Hinde House Lane on the left just where Firth Park woods starts.
  23. Lemmy117

    Sheffield Victoria Train Station

    Seems no one has anything to say on this, so here's my take on it. Assuming World War 2 hadn't happened and the railways hadn't fallen into such a dilapidated state, and Labour didn't win the election, they Big Four would probably have survived, at least for a while. By the 1950's travel was changing, with an increase in road freight competition and the rise of the private car. Could the companies have competed any better than BR? Railways had to compete on a national scale as far as freight went, to keep the long haul stuff and let local distributors deal with the town areas. The trouble
  24. Looks like that ome at Barnsley Road has gone, can't see it on Google maps. A lot were removed in the late '60' and early '70's as they were no longer needed, and all were disconnected from the gas mains around that time. Sometime after that someone realised the remaining ones were of historical interest and they were ransferred to another department in the council, so they were no longer maintained, added to which the skills to repair the specialist lanterns were lost as the older guys retired. The Nether Edge ones were re-connected and re-commissioned in the 90's, not an easy job as it turne
  25. My particular lamp ( Barnsley Road, Sheffield Lane Top) doesn't seem to be on the list. I shall have to pay a trip down Memory Lane!
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