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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Retirement brings on many extramural activities and having nearly completed my bucket list before the next bucket I see is the one I kick, I thought it prudent to see who's left out of my old class and where and WHO they are now ( many of the girls will obviously have a change of name ).. See link below http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;m00003 A few of our motley crew, I have sincerely missed since I left and I curiously would like to see how we all did after Smiley's J4 class and the ensuing 11+ dispersal.
  4. Dose anyone remember their Gran having a container of 'COAL CRYSTALS'. My Gran had them in an up turned glass jelly mould, on top of her big radio, sat on a cupboard. ( I guess out of the way of little fingers ) Every so often she would get them down to 'feed them', she used an Eye Dropper, with some sort of liquid in, which I was allowed to drip over the Crystals, then we put drips of Red and Blue ink on the top. A couple of weeks later, we would get them down to find more beautiful Pink and Violet Crystals had grown from the coal in the bottom. It always fascinated me how it happened.
  5. Retirement brings on many extramural activities and having nearly completed my bucket list before the next bucket I see is the one I kick, I thought it prudent to see who's left out of my old class and where and WHO they are now ( many of the girls will obviously have a change of name ).. See link below http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;m00003 A few of our motley crew, I have sincerely missed since I left and I curiously would like to see how we all did after Smiley's J4 class and the ensuing 11+ dispersal. If you haven't sussed yet which one I am in the group,,, go top row and remember the one that went off to Canada at an early age from Fairthorn road.. Came back a few times too but never really got to be in contact with the old class.. I know about Beryl thanks and was recently chatting to Chris ( who hasn't changed a bit and is still a grumpy old bugger and I luv him to bits ) .. Particularly would like to hear from Gwenda who lived on the corner of Rolleston road and Sicey avenue. ( Last time our eyes met was when I came past the house, with my parents in tow, aged then? About 14 /15 ).. Look forward to your responses.
  6. Does anyone know of a Coal dealers in Sheffield around the woodlouse area in the 1960s? I believe the dealer operated from a yard in Market street. I would be really interested in any information Thanks
  7. Privies at the back of the Spanish Steel Works off Pinfold Lane now called Staniforth Road Darnall Sheffield
  8. Hi I’m doing some research into my family history and wondered if anyone has any information on the “George and Dragon” that used to stand at 93 Broad Lane. I believe it operated as a pub between 1825 and 1958. The building was later demolished and the site where it stood now seems to be a car-park. My family connection is that in about 1903 it was taken over by my Great-Great-Aunt Norah and her husband Thomas Crosby (they had previously run the ‘Union’ around the corner on Scotland Street) Thomas died in 1906 and Norah was remarried to a man named John Gaffey, John died around 1918 so Norah then ran the pub with her daughter Eileen. Norah died in 1942, at which point Eileen ran it herself until it closed in 1958. Norah was from Glenamaddy in Co. Galway and “Gaffey’s” as it was generally known was always considered to be an ‘Irish pub' and I believe there was a back room where they had Irish music and dancing My dad would be taken there as a young boy by his father and remembers Norah as a very ‘large’ and somewhat intimidating lady who’s fingers were always adorned with several big rings. I’ve attached a photo of Norah and Eileen, Norah is second from left and her daughter Eileen is on the right. If anyone has any info, memories or photographs of ‘Gaffey’s (or indeed the Union on Scotland St.) it would be much appreciated. Mike O’Farrell
  9. Researching NELLA WORKS of Forge-lane about 1930. Principal, Harry James Lansdowne ALLEN who died 20/8/1933.A Silversmith & Cutlery Manufacturer. Scant info available?

  10. 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.
  11. Old Rider you are a star. When our kids were growing up we used to call the stone built cottage 'the Farm', the kids had stories about it being haunted and that witches lived there. (At that time the biggest witch lived at No.10 Downing Street!). I never knew it had been a shop, however that would make sense. People didn't have cars to take them to supermarkets, which were also very much in the future. Basics were bought from small traders whose profit margins must have been tiny. Before we moved to Archer Lane we lived on Buttermere Road - part of the Abbeydale Lake District! If you look at any pre-1960's Kelly's Directory the number of small traders listed on Buttermere/Crumock/Conistone/Windermere etc. is mind boggling, as it is all over the working class areas of Sheffield. Buttermere Road Abortionist - When we lived on Buttermere Road, part of the Abbeydale Road ‘Lake District’ in the 1970’s, several of the older residents told us of the famous case of the ‘Buttermere Road Abortionist’, who was imprisoned for the illegal services she performed. However, I have no idea of the person’s name or when these crimes took place. Can anybody help please? Wazzie Worrall
  12. Some of the things you may remember: Shops, Bars And Cafe's The Smugglers Den - coffee bar opposite Hillsborough Park (it had a pinball machine and jukebox) that served fluffy coffee's and parkdrive cigarettes. They served coffee in glass cups and saucers. David Layne's New Squirrel cafe on Middlewood Road opposite the library in Hillsborough park Mitchells Cafe - top of Leppings Lane Pauls Pantry was on a road off Holme Lane near the Middlewood Rd traffic lights. The road that goes up to Walkley. Near a bridge over the river. (1960/62) You could get beefburgers, chips, peas, gravy, apple pie and custard, and a cup of tea for 4/6 Jack's - on Langsett Road not far up from the Barracks. (sasperella bar) - you could go in and see David, Peter Swan and Tony Kay hunched over the jukebox discussing tactics. That would be about 1961 when, the Owls finished 2nd in the top division just behind Spurs Snooker hall at the side of the Park Cinema Choices Video shop used to be the YEB shop Legends Bar was a Timpsons Shoe Shop Where the cafe is now, next to La Vida Loca (corner of Rudyard Road) used to be the first Tates Gallery shop On the opposite corner or Rudyard Road was Langtons Shoe shop Langtons also had another shoe shop in what is now the clothes shop next to Wilkinsons Wilkinsons was a Tescos in the 70's, before that it was a Church ? The corner of Taplin Road/Middlewood Road where the now empty Hairdresser is, was a butchers shop Parkers the Jewelers used to sell school uniform upstairs The shops did half day closing on a thursday afternooon In the late '60s early '70s there was a car or motor bike showroom on the right hand side (going towards Middlewood) - it was one of the last stores before you got to the park. it occupied the site of the former Howard's dairy (best ice cream in Sheffield). Before the Bond Bug came out (in June 1970) they sold the little NSU "Prinz" cars The pork butcher at the corner of Taplin Road was Kelsey's - old Frank Kelsey retired and handed over to his nephew but the business went downhill There was a dentist - V.Hilton Tapp. He was the dentist opposite the Park entrance on Hawksley Ave. Vincent H. Tapp, born 14 May 1899, died in Sheffield in the first quarter of 1970 The Yorkshire bank used to be on the corner of Rudyard road, opposite Timpsons shoe shop The post office was just along Hillsborough Road; it was built in 1961 - before that the (much smaller) P.O. was on the other side of Middlewood Road, near Kay's newsagents. The petrol station (where Maplins is now) replaced the Phoenix cinema, which must have closed in the 1960s. The flower cart at the end of Roselle Street was owned by Mrs Windley who had the flower shop on Proctor Place - her daughter Victoria took over, and still has the flower shop as well as "Flowers by Victoria" in the arcade. Cinema's The Pheonix Cinema - opposite Hillsborough Barracks Hillsborough Park Cinema Kinema
  13. Hi Old Rider, I think your Grandfather may well be right. However I don't remember Mr Jennings or any other shops around that part of Archer Lane. We moved into Archer Lane in 1979 and left in 1988. Our neighbour for the first few years was Mrs Vaugh, who together with her late husband had lived in the house since it was built in the 1930's. Mrs Vaugh once told me that before the council houses where Cllr Lambert and his wife lived were built, there was a large water tank which took a direct hit during the blitz. Cheers, Wazzie Worrall
  14. Having been lucky enough to have been selected by Jason Dickinson to be in The Owls 150th anniversary book, 'WAWAW fans memories through the generation', I was quite fascinated to read the first person mentioned was a Mr Tom Wharton.... (Mr. T. Wharton from Jason Dickinson's book) “It seems fitting that the first supporter profile should actually be a dedicated fan called Tom Wharton, who passed away in 1933 after devoting his life to Wednesday. The following is an interview with Tom in the Sheffield mail in 1926”: “Surely old Tom Wharton is The Wednesday's most enthusiastic supporter. And incidentally the happiest man in Sheffield. He is no ordinary supporter, but a supporter who sticks to Wednesday thick and thin. For 46 years he has attended every home match except one The Wednesday have played. The exception was caused through a somewhat severe illness but Tom will let no ordinary illness interfere with his visits to see his team play. He has been ill in bed of Saturday mornings and has got up in the afternoon to get to Hillsborough. But it is not only home matches he has seen. He has been on every ground in England except three with The Wednesday. And he has a pile of programmes three feet high at least, issued in connection with the Wednesday club in different towns. The three grounds he has yet to visit are Stoke, Burnley and Newcastle. Old Tom lives at 26 Burnt Tree Lane, Sheffield and for many of a great year was a glass cutter. He has made some thousands of glass tumblers, and decanters, but is now retired and spends most of his time telling tales of derring-do in connection with The Wednesday and at the Sheffield Arms Hotel, Meadow Street, where he is now employed. He organised a party from the hotel to see the cup final on Saturday. The party went down by the Sheffield mail special train, but old Tom had not got a stadium ticket and did not get to see the match. But he has already seen 27 English Cup Finals. His first was in 1890 when The Wednesday played Blackburn Rovers and was beaten by six goals to one. That is a memorable occasion in old Tom's life. It was his first visit to London, and the one he still talks about, in spite of having seen The Wednesday play over 1,500 times, before and since. His delight in the party played by Hayden Morley, one of The Wednesday backs, has not yet subsided. He stills talks of the enthusiasm with which the crowd carried off Morley shoulder high after the struggle. In the early days of his support for The Wednesday a party of about 40 or 50 enthusiasts, including himself, always banded together to see the team play. These enthusiasts have gradually dwindled in number until there are only eight or nine of them left. Some of them assemble in one corner of the Kop each Saturday when The Wednesday are playing a home match. They stand on the Penistone Road end of the 'new stand'. But Mr. Wharton is doubtless the most consistent and oldest supporter of the lot. He has yelled himself hoarse times without number and has argued in the ground with men twice as big as himself. He will hear nothing against his The Wednesday and when they are down he says they will soon be up. Mr. Wharton is 72 years-old. Recently he and two other supporters had their photographs taken. His friends are George Wood, aged 69, and Mr. J. S. Redfern, aged 74. These three men had followed the fortunes of the team through thick and thin, their ages are total 215 years. Mr. Wood is a lamplighter and Mr. Redfern has lived at 'the old black pudding shop' in Meadow Street for 70 years.” Having reading this I later found out via Twitter he is buried in an unmarked grave at the Wardsend cemetery which is located at the end of the seemingly never ending Livesey Street, behind Owlerton Stadium. So over the Christmas period with a bit of spare time I thought I'd seek out this once forgotten hidden Cemetery and check it out for myself. As soon as you cross over the River Don via the blue bridge you can see many of the head stones of the people who are buried there, right in front of you, all being overgrown by nature. Over 30,000 men, woman and children have their final resting place here. As you walk along the path to the top of the incline you begin to see how big this place actually is and with all the trees that now stand there you cannot see the end whichever way you look. It's also worth noting that Wardsend is 1 of only 2 cemeteries in England that has a railway line running right through the middle of it, so you have to cross a 2nd foot bridge to the top side where you find the resting place of Mr. Wharton. About the cemetery....(taken from the website https://wardsendcemetery.wordpress.com) “Wardsend Cemetery, a detached churchyard, was opened on 21st June 1857 as the expanded burial ground for St. Philip's Church on Infirmary Road (now demolished), after its own churchyard became overcrowded. At his own expense, the vicar, Rev. John Livesey, bought five acres of land at Wardsend and also contributed to the cost of building a small chapel and a sexton's house. The cemetery and the chapel, which was designed by Weightman, Hadfield and Goldie of Sheffield, were consecrated by the Archbishop of York, Thomas Musgrave, on the 5th of July 1859. Wardsend Cemetery has a distinct military influence due to its close proximity to Hillsborough Barracks. Notably, the cemetery is the final resting place of multiple military families, and of many of the victims of the 1864 Sheffield Flood. Other epitaphs of interest are dedications to a number of Bible readers, one member of the Philadelphian Wesleyan church; the Secretary of Sheffield Angling Association, widows referred to as relics, and a reference to a 15 year old boy was tragically killed in a colliery accident. By the turn of the century, some 20,000 interments had taken place and in 1901, a further two acres of land on the other side of the railway were added. Because of this, Wardsend Cemetery is one of only two cemeteries in England with railways running through them. The final burial took place in 1977, when the re-interment of remains from a building site close to Sheffield Cathedral took place. The cemetery was officially closed in 1988. Since the mid-1980s however, Wardsend Cemetery has been increasingly neglected, especially following the demolition of the chapel and sexton's house, leaving the cemetery more or less abandoned by the parish and church authorities. The local authority took responsibility for the maintenance of the site in 2010 and The Friends of Wardsend Cemetery Group have played a large part in the maintenance and research of the cemetery in recent years”. I spent a good hour looking and walking through this fascinating woodland and taking various pictures including some of Hillsborough Stadium, which is only a stones throw away and can been seen if you follow the River Don up stream and then up to Scraith Wood near Herries Road, to which I use to make the rest of my walk home to Parson Cross. The long term goal of all this is not only to bring publicity to The Wardsend Cemetery and its friends, but also Wednesdayite's can give whatever we can and hopefully get Mr. Wharton the head stone, or at least the recognition, I feel a fellow devout Wednesdayite deserves. Hopefully we can maybe start a crowd funding page? For just £5 a year membership you can also become a friend of the cemetery which will also go towards the general up keep of Wardsend plus other benefits for you. You can find the application form on the website.
  15. Hi, I realised after I sent the posting that the picture was Cllr Lambert. For many years he lived opposite us on Archer Lane. He has the block of flats in the Park complex named after him, Harold Lambert Court. Cheers, Wazzie Worrall
  16. The Norfolk Arms, Manor Lane, SheffieldHunting was the major relaxation of the wealthy classes in medieval Britain. There was little else for them to do TV was still 600 years away and United were still in the Vauxhall Conference League. For this reason the Earls of Shrewsbury built Sheffield Manor as a small hunting lodge before greatly enlarging it in the 16th century as their permanent dwelling. Sanitary conditions at Sheffield Castle had become unbearable, and they were seeking sanctuary in the peaceful lands overlooking the town. The surrounding area was a deer park and offered relief from the stench of open sewers and the constant threat of water born disease. Like all great houses Sheffield Manor had its own brew house. The reason was simple. Drinking water was invariably contaminated, and beer was a healthy alternative. Several important visitors stayed at the Manor including Cardinal Wolsey and of course Mary Queen of Scots. Wolsley appears to have caught a fatal illness during his stay, and he died on his way to London. However he was to have faced execution for failing to obtain a divorce for Henry V111, so this merely hastened his demise. Mary was held prisoner at Sheffield Manor for 14 years, in the custody of Bess of Hardwick and her husband George Talbot. Afterwards she beheaded for treason at Fotheringay. It was a tough life in those days. After the death of George Talbot, Bess moved to Hardwick Hall. The fortunes of the Manor fell into sharp decline. The Earl of Shrewsbury had only a female heir, and the estates passed, by marriage, into the hands of the Duke of Norfolk. (This is one reason why so many pubs in the area are known as the Norfolk Arms). The manor soon fell into terminal decline. In 1708 large parts were demolished and the remaining buildings were leased out. The west corner, which faces onto Manor Lane, became the Norfolk Arms public house. With little or no surrounding housing it had to rely on passing trade, although one of the other buildings was used as a pottery, which is thirsty work. Manorware is now highly sought after. The pub was to remain open from 1709 until the 1890s. By this time most of the buildings had become unsafe and the leases were terminated. In 1907 a partial demolition was undertaken. However parts of the old Norfolk Arms still stands as a stark reminder of the areas historic past, and are well worth a visit. The vaulted cellars can still be seen, and there is a display of photographs from 1865 when it was still a flourishing if rather dilapidated pub. Even at this date the area was still open land, with the Norfolk Arms standing isolated save for a few other remnants of the Manor. All this was dramatically changed as the Manor and Deer Park were transformed into Manor and Park housing estates. Ironically this genuine “ Manor Castle Inn” stands less than 100 yards from another public house, which now bears that very title.
  17. Found this while doing some research if its of interest to anyone researching mines. UK Coal Mining Data Lots of details on coal mines.
  18. Not really changed that much as you can see but here's a photo of Dykes Lane shops from the 1960's if anyone knows where that is Just up from Malin Bridge school
  19. I am trying to solve/research the history of a trophy “Presented by the Workmen & Friends of STC to J Lyon April 10th 1883”. J Lyon would be Joseph Lyon(s) originally from Waddington in Lincolnshire. Married to Emma (nee Staples) also from Lincolnshire. The trophy has been passed down the family through generations however, the story behind what it was presented for has long been lost/forgotten. On the1881 census Joseph’s occupation is recorded as Stable Labourer. He and his family are living at 19 Mill Lane, Attercliffe Cum Darnell , Sheffield. Joseph died (unknown) just 3 years later in 1886. Working on the assumption that The STC were probably Joseph’s employer. Can anyone please share any information in identifying who/what the STC were? If there are any surviving employee records? Any information greatly appreciated John O.
  20. SHEFFIELD TRAMS Sheffield Tramway was an extensive tramway network serving the city of Sheffield and its suburbs. The first tramway line, which was horse-drawn, started in 1873 with the opening of a line between Lady's Bridge and Attercliffe. This line was subsequently extended to Brightside and Tinsley. Routes were built to Heeley, where a tram depot was built, Nether Edge and Hillsborough. In 1899, the first electric tram ran between Nether Edge and Tinsley. By 1902 all the routes were electrified. By 1910, the Sheffield Tramway network covered 39 miles, in 1951 the network was extended to 48 miles. The last trams ran between Leopold Street and Beauchief on 8 October 1960—three Sheffield trams were subsequently preserved at the National Tramway Museum in Crich. History The horse tram era The Sheffield horse tramway was created under the Tramways Act 1870, with powers granted in July 1872. The first routes, to Attercliffe and Carbrook, Brightside, Heeley, Nether Edge and Owlerton opened between 1873 and 1877. Under the legislation at that time, local authorities were precluded from operating tramways but were empowered to construct them and lease the lines to an individual operating company. Tracks were constructed by contractors and leased to the Sheffield Tramways Company who operated the services. Prior to the inauguration of the horse trams, horse buses had provided a limited public service but road surfaces were at that time of poor quality and their carrying capacity were small. The new horse trams gave smoother rides, traveling on steel rails and were an improvement over previous alternatives. The fares were too high for the average worker so the horse trams saw little patronage, services began later than when workers began their day so were of little use to most. Running costs were high as the operator had to keep a large number of horses and could not offer low fares. It was common practice to paint tramcars in different colours according to the route operated. This allowed both illiterate and the educated, literally, to identify a tram. The electric tram era The Sheffield Corporation (Sheffield City Council) took over the tramway system in July 1896. The Corporation's goal was to expand and mechanise the system. Almost immediately a committee was formed to inspect other tramway systems to look at the improved systems of traction. Upon their return the committee recommended the adoption of electrical propulsion using the overhead current collection system. The national grid was not as developed as it is now and so the Corporation set out to provide the required current. The Corporation were to become their local domestic and industrial electricity supplier were the additional load would be sold. A power station was built for the Sheffield Corporation Tramways on Kelham Island by the river Don between Mowbray Street and Alma Street. Feeder cables stretched from there to the extremeties of the system, covering over forty miles of route. Network The Sheffield Tramway Company's original horse drawn tram network was 9½ miles long and radiated from the city centre to Tinsley, Brightside, Hillsborough, Nether Edge and Heeley. A few years after the Sheffield Corporation took over, horse tramways were gradually and completely replaced firstly by single deck electric tramcars then by double decker tramcars. It extended routes to Beauchief and Woodseats in 1927 and to Darnall and Intake in 1928. Adjacent lines were converted into circular route by sleep track connecting links. The line along Abbey Lane, linking Beauchief to Woodseats was one of them and its entirety was built on reserved track. The last extensions were opened in 1934 and extended the network to Lane Top, via Firth Park.Three small sections, Fulwood Road, Nether Edge and Petre St were closed between 1925 and 1936. In 1952, the Corporation closed 2 sections (inc. the Abbey Lane line), followed by the rest of the network between 1954 and 1960. Tram depots Over the years eight depots were built throughout the city to service a fleet of about 400 trams. Tinsley tram depot Tinsley tram depot (53°24′28″N, 1°24′45″W) was built in 1874 and was the first depot built in Sheffield for the "Sheffield Tramways Company". It was originally built for horse trams but was converted for electric trams in 1898–1899 after which it was capable of accommodating 95 tram cars. Following the abandonment of the tramway system in 1960, the Tinsley depot was sold and was subsequently used as a warehouse. Much of the original 1874 building still exists and the entire depot is listed as a historically significant building. The Sheffield Bus Museum Trust has used part of the depot as a museum since May 1987. Heeley tram depot Heeley tram depot (53°21′31.5″N, 1°28′28″W) was the depot for horse trams only, the line to it was never electrified. The depot was built by the Sheffield Tramways company in 1878. When the tram system was abandoned in 1960, the depot was sold and subsequently used as a car repair shop until 2005. The building has been sold and flats will be built incorporating the structure, as it is a listed building Nether Edge depot A small tram shed was built at the Nether Edge terminus (53°21′35″N, 1°29′18″W), which opened in 1899. The Nether Edge line as well as two other small sections was abandoned due to the narrowness of the streets the tram travelled on. This caused problems and was unsuitable for efficient service. The Sheffield Corporation concluded that trams were better for city service. Queens Road works The Queens Road works (53°22′8″N, 1°27′52″W) opened in 1905. Many of the trams used on the Sheffield tramway were built at Queens Road. The building survived for many years following abandonment, but was demolished in the 1990s. Shoreham Street depot Construction of the Shoreham Street depot (53°22′36″N, 1°27′54″W) started in about 1910 on the site of an 18th century leadmill. Following the abandonment of the tramway the depot was used as a bus garage for many years until it finally closed in the 1990s. Much of the building has since been demolished and redeveloped as student flats, although those parts that surround the entrance at the junction of Shoreham Street and Leadmill Road are still standing and in good condition. Crookes tram depot The Crookes depot, which was located on Pickmere Road (53°23′1″N, 1°30′25″W), was started in 1914, but not completed until 1919. It closed on 5 May 1957 and has since been demolished. Tenter Street depot The Tenter Street depot (53°23′2″N, 1°28′21″W) opened in 1928 and was the last tram depot to remain in operational use. As well as the tram depot there was a bus garage on the upper level that was accessed from Hawley Street. Holme Lane depot (Hillsborough) The depot at Holme Lane (53°24′7″N, 1°30′12″W) closed on 23 April 1954. The facade of the building still stands, although the rest of the building has been demolished and a medical centre built in its place. Rolling stock Unlike other tram companies, whose trams were often rebuilt and made to last thirty to forty years, Sheffield Corporation adopted a praiseworthy policy of replacement by new vehicles after a twenty-five year life. The corporation never really stopped acquiring new rolling stock and by 1940, only eleven of its 444 trams were older than twenty-six years, more than half of them were less than ten. In its history, Sheffield Corporation operated 884 tramcars. Its last livery was the blue and cream livery, which is still worn on the preserved trams at Crich and Beamish. The 'Preston' cars The United Electric Car Company of Preston built 15 double deck balcony cars for Sheffield Corporation Tramways in 1907. Initially numbered 258–272 they had wooden seats for 59 passengers, and were mounted on a 4-wheel Peckham P22 truck with two Metrovick 102DR 60 hp motors operated by BTH B510 controllers. The braking systems comprised of a handbrake acting on all wheels, an electric brake for emergency use and a hand-wheel operated track brake. Between December 1924 and July 1927 they were rebuilt with a totally-enclosed upper deck. The 'Rocker Panel' cars Following the production of a prototype at the Sheffield Corporation Tramways Queens Road works in 1917, between 1919 and 1927 Brush at Loughborough built 100 of these cars, another 50 at were built at Cravens in Darnall. The 'Standard' cars The prototype Standard Car (numbered 1) was built by Cravens at Darnall, and entered service in 1927. Subsequently about 150 more were built at the Queens Road works and 25 were built by W.E. Hill & Sons in South Shields. From 1936–1939 the Queens Road works built redesigned Standard Cars, which were known as the 'Domed-roof' Class and had improved lighting and seats The 'Roberts' cars The prototype for this series (number 501) was built at the Queens Road works in August 1946. WIth comfortable upholstered seating for 62 passengers it was the last car to be built at the works From 1950–1952 35 more of these double deck trams, numbered 502–536 were constructed by Charles Roberts & Co. of Wakefield (now Bombardier Eurorail). They were carried on a 4-wheel Maley and Taunton hornless type 588 truck with rubber and leaf spring suspension. The cars were powered by two Metrovick 101 DR3 65 hp motors. Air brakes were fitted, acting on all wheels, and electric braking was available for emergency use. Car 536, which entered service on 11 April 1952, was the last tram to be constructed for the Sheffield tramway. Representing the ultimate development of the traditional British 4-wheel tramcar, the class worked for only 10 years, as Sheffield tramway was closed in 1960. On 8 October of that year, car 513, a member of the class ran specially decorated in the final procession; so too did sister tram 510, now preserved by the National Tramway Museum at Crich. The National Tramway Museum, Crich The National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire holds eight former Sheffield trams. Sheffield Corporation Tramways car number 15 is a horse tram dating from 1874; it was the first tram to be used at the museum in 1963. Car number 74 is another Victorian Sheffield tram that was sold to the Gateshead tramway and ran until 1951. Although only its lower deck survived, in use as a garden shed, it has now been restored to original condition by the museum. The museum also has Standard car number 189, a Domed-roof car (number 264), and a Roberts car (number 510). In addition there are two works cars from the Sheffield fleet and an early single-deck Sheffield tram that is not in working condition. Remnants There are few remnants of the, once extensive, tramway. The tram sheds at Tinsley and Heeley survive, as do parts of those at Holme Lane and Shoreham Street. In many places the tram tracks were not removed, the road was resurfaced over the tracks, and the tracks still survive (albeit covered). An example of tracks covered in this way was uncovered and made a feature of The Moor pedestrian precinct. Around the City there are about ten or so of the "overhead" poles still standing(2006), such as the matching pair in Firth Park, where you can also see a small section of track in the middle of the traffic island. Poles also survive at Manor Top, Woodseats and Abbeydale Road. In places where the trams ran on a reserved track, such as on Abbeydale Road South and Abbey Lane at Beauchief, the reservation has been converted into a dual carriage-way. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and sources material from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Tramway LINKS Wikipedia's Excellent Article On Sheffield Tramways - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Tramway Sheffield In The Age Of The Trams Book - Click Here To Buy The Book Sheffield Trams Link - http://www.cyberpictures.net/sheffield/s1.htm More Sheffield Trams Pictures - http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/gb/trams/...ffield/pix.html
  21. Washing day on Woodgrove Lane, looking towards Penistone Road in Hillsborough Year - 1968 What day of the week was 'WASHING DAY' in your house?
  22. Any photos of the coal depot& tramway that led the nunnery colliery.
  23. Opposite the cinema by Leppings lane was a newsagent run by Ron Starling who was an ex professional footballer.
  24. anyone went here in the early 1960s when Mr Hall was the head and Miss Maitland was one of the teachers??
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