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  1. Hello , I`m Kate , thanks for letting me join . Although I have lived in Cornwall for many years , I was born in Sheffield ( Derbyshire Lane ) and spent my youth in and around the city . I have particularly fond memories of the area around Meersbrook and Albert Road where my beloved grandparents lived , I spent a lot of time with them at number 178 , long demolished for some flats . I have old photos of their garden overlooking the Meersbrook and on up to the park , but sadly no one in the family has any photos of the front of the terrace on Albert Road . I would dearly love to visit Sheffield again but my husbands health is not good so I content myself with memories !
  2. Sorry , no I cant remember that shop , my memories of Derbyshire Lane are a tad sketchy these days, its the memories of Meersbrook and Heeley that are the most clear in my foggy mind !
  3. @KateR Do you remember the corner shop on the corner of Derbyshire Lane and Norton Lees Rd?
  4. Wasn't there a sports shop on Bramall Lane? Seem to remember a couple of mates buying the latest Patrick football boots at a shop somewhere on Bramall Lane in the late 60s.
  5. Hello everyone, wondering if anyone can help me,on the back of an old family portrait I have discovered a backing board advertising H&P Brewers Orchard Lane Sheffield,I cannot find any information about this company in any of the directories etc, any ideas?
  6. This is what the building was before, on google screen shots... certainly the building front, on the nearest building could have been retained (Green Lane/Dunfields) I'd be stricter with planning permission around there. It's looking good and popular, but that's because of the old buildings done up. Some I agree done well, and no value in old building. I'd don't want to see more of these go though.
  7. The Pheasant is all boarded up. Has been to let for a while. Is it the beginning of the end for this historic pub? Lyn
  8. Probably a beacon for celebrations, as the location is visible for miles around. For the Diamond Jubilee in 1898 two bonfires were set up - at Mount Zion and Sky Edge - each 20 to 30 tons, 19 feet high, 20 feet in diameter, made of timber, tar barrels and 2 tons of coal. Another possibility is a cage for sightseers to stand safely with their telescope. Lincoln cathedral at a distance of 40 miles was visible. The building was previously called Cross Hill, (note Cross Lane still leads towards Crookes) but after alterations in 1865 which added the tower, was renamed Wesley Tower. Mr Howlden made this change in reference to his mother Ann Howlden's meeting with John Wesley. In 1782 Wesley was preaching in Norfolk Street Chapel, and on leaving he saw a little girl in the crowd, who he spoke with and gave a sixpence. She was Ann Howlden and she became a lifelong Methodist until her death in 1867.
  9. It appears that my Staniforth family lived at #1 Brook Lane throughout most of the 1800s and into the very early 1900s, would anyone have a directory that would show the residential history. The road is in Hackenthorpe which obviously was part of Beighton Parish before 1900. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. In reply to the email from the team, the photo shows Campo Lane in a slower age. w
  11. Here's an article from 1939 which covers numerous streets in Sheffield. The sketch shows Costnough Hall on the left - it also goes by the name Costnott Hall, Gosnock Hall, Gosnick Hall - and stood on the site of the Black Swan in Snig Hill. In a note in his History of the Cutlers Company, R.E.Leader wrote: In 1749 Samuel Shore senr. granted to his son, Samuel Shore junr. certain messuages, cottages, barns &c. upon a croft whereon the younger Shore erected dwelling houses "called or known by the name of Gosnick (or Gosnock) Hall or by whatsoever name or names the same is called or distinguished, at or near a place called Snigg Hill, which said premises did consist partly of the Black Swan Inn, then or lately David Kilner, and two other messuages in the occupation of Joshua Cawton and Joseph Coulton". In 1795 Joseph Greasby was described as having succeeded David Kilner, and he is given in the Directory of 1797 as 'victualler at Snig hill' ; but but it is difficult to harminise the former of these dates with the fact that in 1796 David Kilner advertised that he had geatly enlarged and improved the Black Swan. The name of John Haugh occurs among the names of the tenants mentioned in 1749 as occupants of the cottages pulled down to build Gosnock Hall, and in 1707 he, a baker, was part owner of the Crown and Thistle, Irish Cross ; but it seems probable that this was on the other side of Snig Hill, near Water Lane, and was not a precursor of the Black Swan. Below is a 1906 newspaper article by Leader which includes mention of Gosnock Hall
  12. OK, one isn't a photo, but, bonus, the other one is .... I'd been told the old stones outside the Cathedral were old gravestones, now, sadly the inscriptions won away. But I never knew that they were originally laid down flat, as per the following pictures Well, they did always say Campo Lane was very narrow ! Seems they "stole" a bit off the back of the Churchyard, then "stole" a bit off the front as well. Caused a bit of a stir - I'm sure the kids used to sing a rhyme about it, going up the Broomhall or somewhere to abuse Rev Wilkinson ... Picture Sheffield link : http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=s02186
  13. Came across this postcard on eBay and decided to look on google maps at how that scene looks now..
  14. REBELS NIGHTCLUB LOCATION Dixon Lane, Sheffield INFORMATION Rock club that was up a seemingly endless set of stairs ! PICTURES info and pics sourced from the amazing Rock Reunited website - http://www.rockreunited.co.uk
  15. Came across this list on this site : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancest...0.htm#YORKSHIRE Not sure if it has been posted before. My Great Grandad worked at the Brightside pit which he walked into rather than travelling down a shaft - and interesting see no 40 Benjamin Huntsman is down as a mine owner- I assume it is the same one? 1 Aston Main, Sheffield, W. H. Stone. 2 Alumnia, Sheffield, Brooke and Son. 3 Beighton, Sheffield, Skinner and Holford. 4 Birkin, Sheffield, Jos. Bramall and Sons. 5 Bracken Moor, Sheffield, Executors of Jas. Grayson. 6 Brightside, Sheffield, John Denton and Co. 7 Bromley Main, Sheffield, Bromley Silkstone Coal Co. 8 Busk Flat, Sheffield, J. Helliwell. 9 Chapeltown, Sheffield, Newton, Chambers, and Co. 10 Clay Works, Sheffield, C. S. and H. W. Tinker. 11 Clough, Sheffield, Jas. Grayson. 12 Clough, Sheffield, John Gregory. 13 Deepcar, Sheffield, John Armitage and Son. 14 Deepcar, Sheffield, John Grayson, Lowood, and Co. 15 Dungworth, Sheffield, Haigh and Co. 16 Ecclesfield, Sheffield, Haigh and Co. 17 Gleadles, Sheffield, Thos. Ward. 18 Gateshead, Sheffield, Hepworth Fire-Clay Works. 19 Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, John Denton and Co. 20 Hall Park, Sheffield, Charles Marsden. 21 Henholmes(Deepcar), Sheffield, John Armitage and Son. 22 Holly Bush, Sheffield, Joseph Hattersley. 23 Hurlford, Sheffield, John Gregory and Son. 24 Kiveton Park, Sheffield, Kiveton Park Coal Co. 25 Low Ash, Sheffield, Geo. Siddon. 26 Lower Wincobank, Sheffield, J. Johnson. 27 Lowood Wharncliffe, Sheffield, Grayson, Lowood, and Co. 28 Loxey, Sheffield, T. Wragg. 29 Malin Bridge, Sheffield, Grsyson, Lowood, and Co. 30 Manor, Sheffield, Nunnery Colliery Co. 31 Meadow Fire Clay, Sheffield, T. W. Roome. 32 Meadow Hall, Sheffield, Mark Davy. 33 Myers Lane, Sheffield, George Longden and Son. 34 New Winning, Sheffield, Nunnery Colliery Co. 35 North Staveley, Sheffield, Staveley Coal and Iron Co., Limited. 36 Nunnery, Sheffield, Nunnery Colliery Co. 37 Orgreave, Sheffield, Rother Vale Collieries Limited. 38 Potter Hill, Sheffield, H. Law. 39 Shaw House, Sheffield, Benjamin Jackson. 40 Sheffield, Sheffield, Benjamin Huntsman. 41 Stannington Wood, Sheffield, Nichols and Jackson. 42 Starr's Bridge, Sheffield, Marshall and Crapper. 43 Spink Hall, Sheffield, Mrs. Grayson. 44 Spring Wood (Ecclesfield), Sheffield, John Mallison. 45 Stannington, Sheffield, Grayson, Lowood and Co. 46 Stocksbridge (Deepear), Sheffield, Samuel Fox aud Co., Limited. 47 St. Davids (Oughtibridge), Sheffield, Russell and Co. 48 Tankersley, Sheffield, Newton, Chambers, and Co. 49 Thorncliffe,Sheffield, Newton, Chambers, and Co. 50 Unstone Main, Sheffield, Unstone Coal and Coke Co. 51 Unstone, Sheffield, Houdall Coal Co. 52 Vernon Silkstone, Sheffield, Edward Swift. 53 Wharncliffe (Oughtibridge), Sheffield, J. Beaumont. 54 Wharncliffe Wood, Sheffield, Silica Fire Brick Co. 55 Wood, Sheffield, C. S. and H. W. Tinker. 55 Woodthorpe, Sheffield, Nunnery Colliery Co. 57 Wortley Silkstone, Sheffield, Thomas Andrews and Co.
  16. Anyone remember Peats Butchers at number 5 Wadsley Lane opposite the Park Hotel near Hillsborough?
  17. I wonder, does anyone remember these? There was a fairly large brick built, almost windowless,rectangular building across the way from the ESC Sports Club on Shiregreen Lane which I was informed was one of these. Was it such a place and where were the others?
  18. Is there already a thread on here? I was a bad boy! Anybody else got memories?
  19. The Wellington Inn, also called Hotel, and on the 1890 map below called the Duke of Wellington was on Brightside Lane (number 720) at the junction with Hawke Street.
  20. In the fifties there wasn't any kind of ravine from Pit Lane until just before St Theresa's which then carried on down to Hastilar Road South and beyond, I played on what was known as pit hill and I rember the pond that formed at its base. St Theresa's didn't have a playing field in the early fifties, we had to use the Zion Ground ? down near Boden Homestead Woods,
  21. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  22. I've see the articles that you refer to. The 58 Bailey Street family are shown in the census returns below - their name changes between Barker and Parker as it is continued onto the new sheet. There was no Bailey Street in the Park district, it was off Broad Lane in St Georges. The Mary Ann referred to in the newspaper appears to be at home with her parents in 1881, whereas "your" Mary Ann is in the Ecclesall Workhouse?
  23. Many thanks to those who have posted this extra information. I am very grateful. I researched as far as I could when I acquired the medals - or at least as far as I thought I could - but wasn't aware his parents were buried in City Road. A visit is on the agenda now. His daughter appears to have lived on Derbyshire Lane, Norton for several years. I am sure that she would have been living there when I was living literally a couple of hundred yards away - another coincidence in a small world. I clearly need to revisit his life story so again many thanks for providing further incentives. I still have George's medals. Chris
  24. I'm after some help please. Paddock Farm at Lane Top was diagonally opposite the Pheasant. I wonder if anyone knows the history of it as I can find little beyond it being a racehorse training operation, with a St Leger winner, and visited by Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales. My reason for interest is that I'm trying to find the location of a house called "Tythe Lathe". This was built by John Wilkinson of Crowder House in the late 1700s when he moved out of Crowder, with a view to his wife Mary living there after his death (John died in 1812 and Mary in1835). An agreement was signed in 1786 which set up a "fee tail" so that Crowder would pass to his eldest son - who unfortunately died young, so negating the agreement. John's will required Crowder to be mortgaged to provide funds for his widow, the 1786 agreement intended to keep Crowder in the family despite the mortgage. It all went terribly wrong... The reason for suspecting Paddock Farm to be John's "Tythe Laithe" comes from some lease agreements made with the Duke of Norfolk. Lease Far Fields 24th December 1789 John Wilkinson. The Far Fields in five parts, and one of the Line Fields, totalling 27a 12r 27p, together with all the tithe of corn, grain or composition money in lieu arising from and belonging to the Owner as well of the said hereby demised premises as some other Lands called the Tithe Fields of the said Duke of Norfolk in the possession of the said John Wilkinson. Lease for 21 years at rent of £24 per year. Lease Tithe Lathe 8th November 1798 between John Wilkinson and the Duke of Norfolk. All that Messuage or Dwelling House formerly a Tithe Barn with stable corn House and Lathe lately erected by the said John Wilkinson. And all those two Fields Closes or Parcels of Land commonly called or known by the names of the Line Fields containing by survey the separate Quantities mentioned in the margin of these presents and in the whole eight acres three roods and twenty six perches or thereabouts and which said premises are situate and being near the four Lane ends in the said Parish of Ecclesfield and were late in Lease to James Turner and are now and for several years last past have been in the Occupation of the said John Wilkinson. The Lease is from 29th September 1798 for 21 years at rent of £10 10s plus one days Boon work with two horses per year. The Line fields (called Lincroft in 1637) were just north of the Crowder estate adjacent to Elm Lane (called Lincroft Lane in 1637), the Far Fields were on the north side of Elm Lane. The only buildings the 1850 map shows in this area is Cliffe House, the farm at Lane End, now Paddock Farm, and buildings opposite Paddock Farm. (map below)
  25. Part of a garden wall on Abbey Lane. An old spelling? Beauchiefe/Beauchieff. Looks old.
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