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  1. Sheffield History

    Little Man Tate

    Well I have got some information No I don't know your name There's a party going on at Boothy's house 1b Lyndgate Lane So tell somebody, to tell somebody To tell somebody new Bring a crate and some wine Oh and you'll be fine Enough to see you through Have a drink and have a cigarette Drink and have a cigarette Kiss then ask her name But it doesn't seem right, it feels a little funny Because her sister kissed the same Well I sit in the chair next to the cd player I talk to some kid who couldn't be much gayer He's mates with his cousin, he's trying to lay her While the best friend guards the door Things don't seem to get much better Scensters dance in their V-neck sweaters These four walls won't forget tonight Won't forget tonight Things are going well and it's quite an occasion It's winner stays on on the Sony Playstation Somebody's thrown up on the path And Balco's passed out in the bath Girl's sing to Kylie they try to look s*** I gave one my number I told her to text me "My boyfriend's on his way he'll be here to collect me" "If you're quick we can go upstairs" Has anyone seen the phone Cause I'm ordering pizza Marie's at the door hand-in-hand with Anita The boys gather round eager to greet her She smiles and walks on by There's bottles and cans all over the place Nowhere to sleep there isn't space I had a right good night in any case Same again next time Things can't seem to get much better Scensters dance in their V-neck sweaters These four walls won't forget tonight Won't forget tonight
  2. Jonathan C


    This barn (situated on Clodhall Lane near Baslow) crops up 3 times in the film, including when Jane (Ruth's daughter) is accosted by a pair of youths (Gaz and Spike) and shortly afterwards where she's seen grappling on the floor. Its also seen silhouetted on the horizon as Ruth struggles to find cover to give birth. Sorry that there's no cinematic serenity to associate with this peaceful spot but that's the nature of the film. I watched it aged 14 when it was first aired on Sunday 23rd September 1984 and have been equally fascinated and terrified of the whole thing ever since.
  3. I'm trying to trace Mick 'Sponge' Hartley. Mick would have been born in 1951 or 1952. As a boy he lived on (I think) Welwyn Rd off Jaunty Lane at Base Green/Gleadless. Mick went to Gleadless Primary School and High Storrs from 1963-1970. The last thing I heard about him was that he was lead guitarist for a band called Breadline - but that was a long time ago! Thanks. Wazzie Worrall
  4. Forgeman

    Troughs and Wells

    I can think of two troughs. One is on the corner of Blacksmith Lane/Main St Grenoside. The other is on Loxley road near Dam Flask Reservoir.
  5. neddy

    Parkwood Road Neepsend

    1948 Parkwood Road Parkwood Road ( 248 Neepsend Lane ) 21 Stones Wm 23 Slaney Percy B -gas worker 25 Poppingham Albt.E -forger 27 Slaney Thos. -labourer 29 Alexander Fredk. -shell inspector 31 Spencer Rt. -furnaceman 33 Pugh Herbt. 35 Whittaker Bernard -forger 37 Hinchliffe Fredk. -labourer 39 Crookes Isaac Jsph. -labourer 41 Martin Wltr. -furnaceman 43 Bevington Edwd. -boiler firer 45 Smith Edwd 47 Barker Albt. ( j ) scaffolder. Longden George & Son Ltd. public works contractors 55 Breedon Jn. -caretaker 57 Hawley Edwd. -labourer 59 Marsden Frank 61 Pugh Mrs. Mary Eliz. ( Farfield Road ) 83 Malin Mrs Laura -shopkeeper 87 Walstow Maurice -( j ) brewers labourer 89 Kay Bernard -motor driver 91 Greaves Sidney 93 Simpson Bertram -motor driver 95 Johnston Frank 97 Canetti Jsph - 99 Button Mrs. Mary ( Hoyland Road )
  6. I recently purchased a family bible printed in 1728 which warranted further research as it contained a family tree. There were four families mentioned in the family tree and they were linked by marriage and one particular location (Sheffield's Cathedral, St Peter and St Paul's). The families mentioned are Higginbotham, Lowe, Vessey and Waller. I would like to return the bible back to any surviving members of the family with a genuine interest in history. I have tried to expand the family tree and have come up with the following which will inevitably contain many inaccuracies and omissions. Any help in getting things straight would be appreciated. Name DOB DOD Info/Source (Find My Past) Ruth Lowe (wife) 02/11/1751 04/01/1842 Ruth Higginbotham (baptised 26/12/1751 Chesterfield, father Isaac, mother not named) married Robert Lowe (1755-1829) on 15th November, 1778, at Chesterfield, Derby. According to the 1841 Census, Ruth and Robert had four children still living with them: Sarah (1779-) Isaac (1780-) Elias (1781-) Ann (1783-) The omitted child George, born 1792, was possibly married and not living in the family home at the time of the census. Ruth was buried 07/02/1842 St James, Sheffield. Ruth had a brother George, born 1760 Ruth’s grandfather was possibly Samuel Higginbothom, who married Ann Leah 03/03/1722 in Cheedle. Her great Grandfather may have been Guilielmus Hegginbothom, possibly born 03/12/1702 and baptised 02/09/1712 at Mellor. Guiliemus’ parents are listed as Johannes (died 1721 and buried 08/09/1721) and Mariae (possibly died 1745 and buried 18/12/1745), at Mellor. It is possible that Guiliemus was born almost immediately after sister Jana, who was born early 1702 and baptised on 28/03/1702 at Mellor It appears as if Johannes (Guiliemus’ father) also had a sister or very close relative, Jana, was married to Johannes Ward 10/02/1701 at Mellor. The name ‘Hegginbotham’ and variants is believed to originate in a very specific area in east Cheshire near Marple. It was recorded in 1563 as ‘Hyggynbothom’ in Prestbury, Cheshire. Robert Lowe (husband) 10/05/1755 --/--/1829 --/01/1806 Robert was buried on 01/07/1829 at St James, Sheffield Confusingly, there are two conflicting documents recording a burial for a Robert Lowe 07/01/1806, also at St James, Sheffield. Isaac Lowe was recorded as the next of Kin but on one document is recorded as ‘Father’ and on the other as ‘Son’ Sarah Lowe Possibly --/--/1779 --/--/---- Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe Possibly married Samuel Howe on 16/01/1825 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Samuel was baptised 02/01/1785 at Sheffield, parents Edward and Mary Howe. Samuel was living singly at lodgings in Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, in the 1841 Census. No further information available Elias Lowe 07/09/1779 Possibly --/01/1864 Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe Baptised 26/09/1879 Chesterfield Married to Olivia Smilter on 08/12/1806 Sheffield PC Olivia (merchant clerk) died in childbirth 18/04/1810 and was buried 19/04/1810 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Elias remarried to Sarah Dunn, age 30, on 18/08/1814 at Sheffield PC They had one child, Harriet, born 1816 and Elias mother, Ruth, was living with them (1841 Census) at Bank Street, Sheffield. Elias is recorded as a leather dealer by trade. Buried 24/01/1864 at Handsworth, Yorks. Isaac Lowe 14/10/1780 Possibly --/04/1851 Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe Baptised 05/11/1780 Chesterfield Married to Anne Middleton on 13/03/1803 St Mary’s, Ecclesfield, Sheffield Ann Lowe 22/03/1783 Possibly 11/04/1794 Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe Baptised 16/03/1783 Sheffield Buried St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield 11/04/1794 George Lowe 05/12/1792 Possibly --/--/1865 Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe Baptised 28/12/1792 St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. Possibly married to Mary Turner on 19/10/1816, Sheffield (which may explain why he doesn’t appear on the 1841 Census at the family home) Possibly buried 03/01/1861 St Mary’s Sheffield Elias Lowe Possibly --/--/1808 Possibly --/01/1876 Parents Elias and Elizabeth Lowe Married Elizabeth Raynes 04/04/1826 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. Daughter Elizabeth was born in 1842 and married in 26/08/1860 to a Frederick Broadley (born 1839, father named Richard Broadley*) at St Paul, Sheffield. Son in law Richard Broadly died in 1868 and was buried on 10/01/1868 at Worsbrough. The 1861 Census has them living at 1 Pond Street, Sheffield and they have a daughter Ruth Ann born in 1861. Elizabeth is described as a formerdress maker. The 1871 Census has Elizabeth living in the Lowe parental home once more with grandchildren Richard Broadley(1863), Frederick Broadley(1864) and Sarah Broadley (1869) Son Elias was born on 29/09/1843 and baptised on 28/09/1845 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Daughter Olivia was born 29/06/1849 and was baptised 12/08/1849 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Son Albert was born 1857 There is a possibility of another grandson Elias, born --/--/1864 and died --/--/1866. He was buried 29/04/1866 at Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield Richard Broadley* 16/12/1815 Parents Samuel and Anne Broadley Baptised 14/01/1816 at St Peter an St Paul, Sheffield Widowed parent to son Richard Broadly who married Elias Lowe’s daughter Elizabeth on 28/06/1860 Anne likely dies in 1851 and was buried on 12/03/1851 at St Philips, Sheffield 1851 Census for 30 Dun Street, Sheffield Richard Broadley, widower, born 1815, trade glass cutter. Matilda Broadley, daughter, born 1837, house servant Frederick Broadley, son, born 1839, errand boy Richard Broadley, son, born 1843, scholar Mary Broadley, daughter, born 1845, scholar Isaac Broadley, son, born 1850, scholar Lionel Smilter Lowe 18/04/1810 Parents Elias and Olivia Lowe Baptised 03/08/1810 at St Peter and St Paul Sheffield. Lionel Smilter Lowe married Elizabeth Inkersell (born 1818 in Beighnton, Derby) on 08/10/1835. They lived in Elizabeth’s mother’s house (Mary) but he himself was described as a ‘proprietor of houses’ by trade. According to the details available there is no mention of children Olivia Lowe 04/03/1815 Parents Isaac and Ann Lowe Born 04/03/1815 – probably named in honour of Elias’ wife. Baptised 21/05/1815 St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield John Vessey (husband) 27/12/1777 --/07/1809 John married Ann Law on 17/07/1803 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. John was buried on 05/04/1809 – he was a cutler by trade Ann Vessey (wife) --/--/1777 Father’s name Thomas Law. Ann was baptised on 04/05/1877 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. Elizabeth Vessey 05/11/1804 Parents John and Ann Vessey. Baptised 21/11/1804 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Elizabeth married James Wilkinson Gregory (born 05/03/1903) on 25/09/1826 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. His parents Rebecca and Joshua Gregory had James Wilkinson Gregory James born 05/03/1803 and baptised on 14/05/1803 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. Elizabeth and James apparently had a son, John Vessey Gregory born 12/06/1827, baptised 08/08/1827 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. John may have married Eliza Coates on 04/09/1836 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Eliza may have been born to parents George and Martha Coates on 09/03/1821 and baptised 11/04/1821 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Eliza and James had a child, Eliza, on 23/04/2827 and she was baptised on 13/06/1827 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. James’ wife Eliza may have died in 1855 and was buried on 04/11/1855 at Christ Church, Pitsmoor. Henry Vessey 24/05/1807 01/09/1831 Parents John and Ann Vessey. Henry (a leather dresser by trade) married Sarah Morton (b.1801) at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield (19/06/1831) and they had four children according to the 1851 census: John (1834) Henry (1834) Ann (1837) Isabella (1839) Both John and Henry were steel workers and both Ann and Isabella were in domestic service. They were living in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, at the time of the 1851 Census. By 1871 Henry and Sarah were living alone West Street, Sheffield. William Waller 13/07/1770 06/11/1839 William Waller and Ann Vessey married on 19/12/1809 Ann Waller 16/05/1812 17/06/1877 possibly Parents William and Ann Waller Baptised St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. William Waller 10/02/1814 Parents William and Ann Waller Ellen Lowe Waller 14/05/1822 --/04/1828 Parents William and Ann Waller Baptised 19/06/1822 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Ellen was buried 09/04/1828 at St James, Sheffield William was recorded on the burial records as a carpet weaver by trade. Henry Burgess Waller --/--/1840 Burgess was the mother’s maiden name, Waller the father’s. The birth was recorded in Madeley, Shropshire. George Highinbotam (see other spelling variations) -- /08/1760 Possibly 04/07/1836 Brother to Ruth Lowe (nee Higginbotham) Baptised 27/12/1760 Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Possibly married to Ann Newman (residence noted as St Verdust’s Foster Lane, London) 28/06/1779 in Sheffield George’s brother, Isaac Higginbotham, was baptised 07/11/1756 Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Gerorge’s father Samuel Higginbotham baptised 28/06/1724 Chesterfield, Derbyshire. George buried in Chesterfield, Derbyshire Geographic connections: Lowe family and Vessey family – Sheffield, Yorkshire. Waller familyand Higginbotham family – Beighton, Rotherham, Derbyshire. Social connections: Higginbotham and Lowe families linked by marriage in 1751. Waller and Vessey families linked by marriage 1809. Waller, Lowe and Vessey families all attended St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Cathedral.
  7. Edmund

    Parkwood Road Neepsend

    During the Blitz (night of 12th December 1940) Neepsend Gas works received a cluster of incendiary bombs. The Gas Works exploded as firemen were trying to put out the flames. Then a parachute mine landed between the gasholders, and there was a further mine which landed (probably on number 15 Parkwood Road, per a reminiscence on Britainfrom Above site) ( but see the “bombs map” below) The dead were: Breedon Anita 3 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Cyril 35 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Eva 32 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon George 11 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Breedon Terence 5 months 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Clarke John 45 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road but in 1939 was an unemployed mill labourer, and living at number 22 Parkwood Road with mother Lettice. Possibly they were sheltering with the Breedon family? Clarke Lettice 69 yrs 13 Dec 1940 9 Parkwood Road Munks Frank 52 13 Dec 1940 Parkwood Road The 1939 census (via FindMyPast) shows the Milners at number 8 Parkwood Road: Frank Hides Munks was a Police War Reserve Constable. Frank was a market trader who lived at 36 Rockley Road with his wife Marjorie, and their children Frank H junior (a tram conductor, later to die on 31st January 1942 when HMS Belmont was sunk by a torpedo from U-82 off Nova Scotia), Marjorie junior (an assistant teacher), Reginald (a market trader) and Daphne (a shop assistant). The Victoria Hotel, in whicj Frank may have been sheltering, was at 248 Neepsend Lane, at the corner of Parkwood Road, run by Ernest and Edith Dyson in September 1939. It was nicknamed “the monkey”, as one of its landlords once had a pet monkey. The Dysons were not killed on the night of the Blitz, and the pub seems to have survived. Photos of Neepsend Lane and the gas works are available on PictureSheffield https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Neepsend_Gasworks(%24|+%2B)%3B A pre-war photo shows Parkwood Road going between the largest gas holder and the other four. The odd numbered houses are the nearest and number right to left. A post war map of 1954 shows that the even numbered houses had been demolished due to damage by incendiaries, along with the odd numbers up to 19: There's an overview and research guide of the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-local-studies/research/Blitz study guide v1-3.pdf There are stories about the Sheffield Blitz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1151/ See the comment right at the bottom of the page here: https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW015598 The Britainfromabove site has many aerial photos of the Neepsend area Various photos of Parkwood Road here: https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=&action=search&keywords=Keywords%3BMATCHES%3B(^|+%2B)Park_Wood_Road(%24|+%2B)%3B Further info here: https://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffield/pitsmoorwardead.htm
  8. Hope you don`t mind me contributing chapbrook! I think given address is Redmires! The enumerators fancy capital R incorporates the first few letters of the name. The 1841 census page of your ancestor Joseph Ogden shows the next home visited on the enumerators route was Lumley Lodge, this property is along the lane leading off from Fairthorn Green where the Ogdens lived, just shown on the edge of your map. You can see it better on this screenshot (old-maps.co.uk)
  9. LeadFarmer

    The Crimea Monument

    From The Star, regarding how Cambridge Street got its name... This street, which runs beside John Lewis, was first called Coalpit Lane. It was renamed to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Crimea Monument at Moorhead by the Duke of Cambridge on October 21, 1857. The Duke, who was Commander-in-Chief of the army, died in 1904. The monument was moved to the Botanical Gardens in 1959.
  10. steamstreak50

    Derbyshire Lane Corner Shop

    The shop that was the tv repair shop used to be Eric Broadhead butchers until he moved to take over the other butchers in Derbyshire Lane when he retired
  11. Hello, I saw on line, the below of image of manufacturer’s marks on a piece of non- bladed table cutlery. “Sheffield” is obvious, and the maker or possible retailer appears to be “M Bernard & Co”. There is another mark “X-NS” that could be a trademark. I looked on line for a bit more information and found few more useful images. Happily for some Forum members most were of bladed cutlery. Better than this they generated an actual trademark “Duracut”. I love a trademark because trademarks often give rise to or stem from the company’s “Works” name. There is in fact a post on our forum from 2010 mentioning a “Duracut Works” but predominately concerning a joinery tool making company “Robinson Hall Ltd” (I was unable to make a link work. The post is in this Made in Sheffield section) Here there is the reference concerning “Bernards” shown below, an extract from “Archaeological survey on Rockingham Street / Newcastle Street” “Duracut. Alan Wasden Limited, Hand Tool Manufacturer. Has a dedication stone which reads: "M Bernard & Co April 1939. This stone was laid on behalf of the above by Miss Shifra & Master Derek Hiller" The building had been used continually from 1939 to 2004 for the production of hand tools, notably hard steel punches and cold chisels.” The “Rockingham Street/Newcastle street” address of “Duracut works” is confusing as there is an images on line for “Duracut” works and it gives the address of “Rockingham Street at the junction with St Thomas Lane”. Though the company at this address may be a development as it is called “M Bernard & Son Ltd”. We have 2 addresses for 2 “M Bernard” companies just for confusion. Were they at different periods, using more or less of the same building? And what is there to indicate their production period? "M Bernard & Co” seemed to have been at “Duracut” works in April 1939 and the yellow and black handled carving set looks to me of the Art Deco period and likely product of the 1930’s. Robinson Hall Ltd was registered on 04/04/1942 at “Duracut” works so does this mean "M Bernard & Co” ceased production in 1942? The only other piece of dating I can easily find is going back to my first photo. That mark “X-NS” is not a proper trademark but was the mark allowed to be put on generic cutlery made for civilian use during WWII. That cutlery in my first photo item says that it was made in Sheffield but it had to have been made in Sheffield, as during WWII, cutlery production was concentrated in Sheffield and the Birmingham factories were changed exclusively to wartime production needs. This inference comes from the book by “John Price” (of Birmingham’s Arthur Price & Co), the “Cutlers Tale”, relating his family’s bemoaning not even being able to make generic type “XNS” cutlery items in the War when Sheffield makers could. There is a last image just to add to the interest and I wonder where it might fit in? Its cutlery does look of a slightly later style. I have found a few fragments of information about “M Bernard” and “Duracut”. I hope there is a lot more to be added from the Forum. Kalfred
  12. Edmund

    Cabinet Makers Sheffield

    In 1875/6 Wilfred Warrington was living at 33 Orchard lane. He was the son of William and Rebecca (nee Edley). His wife Margaret died in 1895:
  13. Paul Worrall

    Bullet Holes On Ecclesall Road

    We lived on Archer Lane (off Bannerdale Rd) in the 80's. Our semi had bullet holes in wall under the rear upstairs windows. The old lady who lived next door and who had lived there during the war maintained that they were anti aircraft rounds. Bullets returning to earth are always a problem, many people were killed and injured by 'friendly' anti aircraft fire. Wazzie Worrall
  14. In 1841 there was a Pea Croft filesmith, three years older than the brush maker. William was born 13 Feb 1821 Baptism on 25 Feb 1821 at Wesleyan Chapel, Norfolk Street. Father was George a brush manufacturer, mother's first name Esther George was at South Street in 1825 (Gells Dir), Hill Street, Little Sheffield in 1828 (Pigot’s Dir), Watson Walk & 23 Trippett Lane in 1833 (White’s Dir), 66 Pea Croft in 1837 (White’s Dir) and 22 Chapel Walk, house at Ecclesall New Road in 1841 (Rodgers Dir) In August 1840 the partnership between George Wigfall and Thomas Batt Shuttleworth, brushmakers, was dissolved. At 1841 census living with father George mother Esther and 2 younger brothers Edwin and John at Morpeth Street 17th November 1841 William married Mary Hemmings of Pea Croft. In January 1849 Henry Beauvoisin left the Wigfall and Company partnership, so just William Wigfall and Henry George Hammond remained. In October 1850 Beauvoisin left the partnership again (?) In 1850 George and Esther emigrated to Newark, East Ward, Essex County, New Jersey USA. George employed a clerk and three brushmakers there in August 1850 (two of them were from England). On 17th February 1853 William’s mother Esther died in Newark, New Jersey USA At 1851 census William was living at Totley with wife Mary, daughters Ann, Mary and Martha, son William, 2 servants and a governess. At 1861 census living with children Ann and William and a servant at 195 Cemetery Road William was at 25 Burgess Street in 1844 (advert for apprentice), 16 Paradise Square in 1846 (Slater’s Dir), George Street from 1st Jan 1848 to 1st July 1853 (rent £90 p.a. but cellars sub-let at £24 pa to Mr Kay), after that Arundel street. He was living at Brocco Bank in March 1868 (Guardians election) In December 1855 William was in court being sued by Joseph Ward of Mickley Hall, Totley for half a year’s rent for Brook Hall and land at Totley – Wigfall rented the house from 1st September 1849 and the land from 1st March 1850 up to September 1855. The overdue rent amounted to £23 10s and there was an extra charge of 9s for the use of a looking glass and ash-pan, left on the premises by Mr Ward. After considerable argument about the amount of land involved, the judge awarded £4 13s 2d to Mr Ward. In September 1868 the workpeople of Wigfalls’ Columbia Brush Works, Suffolk Road enjoyed their annual trip to Baslow. In 1872 William Wigfall junior had set up a brush making factory at 145 Norfolk street, and as he had no capital, he borrowed £200 to set it up. William junior was at 22 Eyre Lane in 1905 (White’s Dir), 3 Arundel Lane and house at 11 Falmouth Road in 1911 (White’s Dir), William junior went bankrupt in September 1887, partly due to embezzlement by three of his travellers. At that time he was living at 27 Sharrow street and trading at 145 Norfolk street. The firm was re-established, as they were recruiting staff in December 1916 for 3 Arundel Lane. By December 1919 Wigfalls had been taken over by C Hoyland & Son Ltd of Queens Brush Works, West Bar Green, who were trading on the goodwill of the Wigfalls. If this engraving of the Arundel Works is correct, about half of the town centre was taken up with brush making!
  15. Thank you again Edmund for bringing another 19th century Sheffield cutlery concern into the light again, for us all to reference. That partnership date will give me a better start with “Ancestry”. I had not previously heard of the said concern, but a little extra research, including on our forum that indicated that the 4 Union Lane address of the Practical Cutlery Co. was called "Zebra Works". Another reference site brought another name in to muddy the waters and that was "Walter Birch". I have found an image for "P.C.Co" products. Sorry it is not putting meat to the bone of the story of the "The Practical Cutlery Company", in fact it seems like quite the reverse. Kalfred
  16. Hi - I have just joined this site and found your message. I was born in 1952 and went to school with someone whose surname was Wright and I am sure lived on Butterthwaite Road. I also live on the Shiregreen estate not far from Butterthwaite Road. I went to Beck Road Primary School and then Hatfieldhouse Lane Sec until 1968. I have just checked Kelly's Directory for 1961 and there are two George Wrights living on Butterthwaite Road at that time 127 and 102. The person I was at school with, I believe lived at 127, where it Butterthwaite crosses Sicey Avenue. I have more info if this is the right Wright! My husband was born and grew up near Wensley Street. His back garden used to back onto the prefabs at Wensley Street.
  17. tozzin

    Sheffield could get Yorkshire's tallest tower

    The powers that be will not be satisfied until ALL our old buildings in and around town are just a memory, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Beehive works on Milton Street will be the next in their sights. The old workshops on Everton Lane were turned into students flats but they didn’t destroy the look of the building, it still retains its 19 th century look, I never seem to see or read any objections from the council.
  18. Edward Bird and William John Hardy were in partnership from 1872 as "Hardy and Bird" and "The Practical Cutlery Company", initially at the Porter Island Works, Arundel street, then from 1876 at 4 Union Lane. In September 1895 when the partnership was dissolved, they were operating from Eyre Lane.
  19. Calvin72

    Bramall Lane Bridge

    Very good article about Bramall Lane Bridge from the Sheffield Utd match programme earlier this week.
  20. The standard coal sack weighed 1 cwt, and some dealers also sold coal by the half sack - I guess the 75kg was poetic licence. She would struggle with a half sack in those heels, across cobbles!
  21. I wondered about 75kg too and I would be surprised if she could lift that alone. I know I couldn't. Good info on the Keystone View Company. I had assumed it was something to do with the Keystone Press Agency who still exist in some form. The photo appeared on the site of a German postcard dealer so maybe it had been sent to a German publishers for use, which may explain the use of kilograms. It's still for sale and not cheap, but it's a striking image that could make someone some money. https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/photography/photographs/professions/photo-keystone-ansicht-sheffield-mrs-p-g-woodfield-shefields-only-woman-coal-dealer-887764159.html
  22. Thanks to Hugh Waterhouse on Facebook for the following. She was following the tradition of taking her husband's name - Ellen Florence HURDITCH married Percival George WOODFIELD on Christmas day 1930 in Owlerton. Her father was a coal merchant. Percy was a 'motor driver' and I think (from a court case) that he worked for a coal merchant in the 1920s. In 1939 Percy was a driver for a chemical factory and they lived in Farfield Road.
  23. From the reverse: THIS WOMAN IS NOT AFRAID TO WORK Mrs. P.G. Woodfield is Sheffield's only woman coal dealer. She delivers the bags of coal herself, as well as driving the lorry, and doing the necessary repairs. Some of the sacks of coal she delivers weigh 75 Kilogramms. Mrs Woodfield unloading sacks of coal from her lorry during her daily round at Sheffield.
  24. tozzin

    Daisy Bank

    Further to your enquiry, these names are from the Sheffield directories that I have. DAISY BANK 1845 Clayton Wm. Henry. valuer and broker, 22 Paradise sq; h Daisy bank Hancock Wm. spring knife manufacturer, Daisy bank Mason Wm. file manufacturer, court 80 Whitecroft; h 103 Daisy bank Powell George, fork manufacturer, Daisy bank Smilter John, shopkeeper, 71 Daisy bank Smith John, razor manufacturer ; house Daisy bank Sorby Ann, dressmaker, 79 Daisy bank Turton Thomas, warehouseman, 101 Daisy bank Wood John, bookkeeper, Daisy bank ----------------------------------------------- 1849 Birks Thomas, springknife manufacturer. (fish-hook, &c.) 41 Daisy bank Bishop Samuel, cowkeeper, Daisy bank Clayton Wm. Henry. valuer & broker,22 Paradise square; h Daisy bank / maybe brothers Clayton John, auctioneer, valuer, bailiff, and furniture broker, 26 Paradise square; house Daisy bank Cooley Daniel, collector for Infirmary, & Mission school, 93 Daisy bank Hancock Wm. and Sons, springknife manufacturers, Daisy bank Mason Wm. file manufacturer, et 80 Whitecroft; h 103 Daisy bank Powell George, fork and steel maker and cutlery founder, Daisy bank ---------------------------------------------- 1856 Terry Stanley. postman, Daisy bank Clayton Wm. Henry, valuer, 22 Paradise square; h Daisy bank Fleming Mr. Charles James, senior. Daisy bank Hancock Wm. & Son, spring knife manufacturers,Daisy bank Newbould Edwin, table knife mfr. US Campo lane; h 58 Daisy bank Newbould Henry. & Joseph, scissor mfrs. (Geo. & Sons;) h Daisy bank Oxley Joseph. shopkeeper. and coal dlr. Daisy bank (Wm. Jnr) Cemetery rd Pearson John N. engraver's tool mfr. Brownell st; h Daisy bank Powell George, fork maker and cutlery founder, Daisy bank Wood John, traveller, Daisy bank 11 John (jnr) 45 Milton street ------------------------------------------ 1862 Sheldon Wm., Daisy bank Hancock Wm. & Son (Geo.), Daisy bank DAISY WALK Carr Thomas, cowkeeper, Daisy walk Oxley Joseph, shopkeeper and coal dealer,Daisy walk Scholey Robert, bone button and mould mnfr., 19 Daisy walk --------------------------------------- 1879 DAISY :BANK. (Upper St.Philip's rd.) 1 Hall Henry. clock cleaner & confectioner Courts 1 and 3 Bk.43 Cowley Reuben, cartowner 24: Law Thomas, shopkeeper 28 Atkin Mrs Charlotte, dressmaker Court 2 DAISY WALK. (186 Upper Alien st.) 5 Pepper Thomas, shopkeeper Court -Nelson John, coal dealer Court 3 25 Horton Benjamin, cowkeeper Court 5 31 HolIingsworth ·Wm. shopkeeper 39 Goddard William, shopkeeper Courts 7 and 9 71 Gillott Joseph, table blade forger DAISY :BANK. (Upper St.Philip's rd.) 1 Hall Henry. clock cleaner & confectioner Courts 1 and 3 Bk.43 Cowley Reuben, cartowner Court 2 - Allen George, clock cleaner Berry Joseph, spring knife manufacturer Court 4 34 Pollard Miss Lydia, shopkeeper Court 6 Fullelove Mark, file manufacturer Hartley John & Son, cutlery mfrs Hartley John (J. & Son) Hartley Alfred (J. & Son) Wilde Thomas, spring knife mfr Copley Henry, spring knife mfr Fawcett street 70 Oxley Joseph, coal dealer ......... Upper St. Phillips.~ road ---------------------------------------- 1911 DAISY BANK. (117 Upper St. Philip's road.) '{No thoroughfare.) 1 Barker James Henry, herbalist 37 Powell Fredk. Wm. shopkeeper Court 1 Court 3 Atlcin William Henry, coal dlr 18 Sally George, drainer 30 Moulds John, scissors borer &hardener Court 2 50 Oxley Thos. spring knife cutler 54 Swindell Miss Mary A. dress maker DAISY WALK. (188 Upper .Allen street.) Court 1 17 N ad in Mrs. Sarah Ann, coal dlr Court 3 25 Lindley John Arthur, shopkeeper Courts 5 &: 7 Porton Henry, file cutter Court 9 ...... Upper St. Philip's road ..... . BROOMPARK Mission room 93 Watts Luther, caretaker Court 4 Court 6 38 Wheelhouse G. & Co. drysalters Fawcett street ..... Upper St. Philip's road ..... . Daisy bank 8 Blossom John householder : 10 Blossom James. friendly societies' accountant 14 Lee Joseph Wm. car conductor Court 1 16 Shepherd Arthur, householder 18 Robinson John, horsekeeper 20 Abbott Arth. Henry, policeman Fulton road Aizlewood road
  25. rover1949

    Beauchief Abbey

    I believe the pond in the photo is a modern development used as a hazard for the golf course. A stream runs down from Bocking Lane direction that could have been dammed or diverted to create various ponds near the Abbey. I would guess that stone would have been cut from natural outcrops, there are plenty in the area, right up into the moors.
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