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  1. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  2. Part of a garden wall on Abbey Lane. An old spelling? Beauchiefe/Beauchieff. Looks old.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. The family were living on Guernsey Rd in the 1901 census George's parents - Wagland, Arthur William (Saw Piercer, age 48). Died at 14 Belgrave Square; Buried on August 27, 1907 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 9007, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. WAGLAND, Fanny (Wife of Arthur, age 35). Died at on way to Hospital; Buried on December 2, 1903 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 9007, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. George may have been in the homes at Sheffield Union Workhouse prior to being sent to Barnardos. In 1911 he was in the Mile End Mission, London, a Dr Barnardo's Home along with other boys from Sheffield namely – Samuel Tinton 12yrs old, Wm Parkin 12 yrs old, Walter Ross 11 yrs old, Wesley Norton 12yrs old, Norman Hamar 12 yrs, Willis Darlow aged 13yrs (also sent to Canada, served WW1). Frederick James Betts 10yrs old, and Frank Lane 7 yrs old. Lyn
  6. While walking down Glossop Road my eyes caught this old street sign, seems to me the new signs were erected some time ago are not quite right, I hate the way names are altered without checking first.
  7. Thank you Edmund for the information you supplied. It has proved to be very useful. I have forwarded it to the researcher and received this reply " As it stands I still don't know which Joseph made the knife and probably never will although Joseph born 1846 seems the more probable due to him having a more established business. I have attached the research I did some time ago on the two men, initially my main aim was to try and find out how old the knife was. I originally thought my dad had acquired the knife whilst in the RAF in the mid 1940's.However, I have concluded that it is much earlier than that and so now I feel my dad must have been given it by someone or inherited it. 1st Joseph Born in 1862 His father George was listed a Spring Knife Grinder or a Pen and Pocket Blade Grinder, George died in 1880 when Joseph was aged 18 In 1881 Joseph was listed as aged 19 and a Pocket Blade Grinder the same as his father In 1885 Joseph enlisted into the army, he joined the York’s and Lancs. Regiment and was stated as being a Pen and Blade Finisher. Joseph spent 12 years in the army including a spell in Nova Scotia, West Indies and South Africa, In 1897 Joseph returned to live with his widowed mother in Sheffield and had a short spell as a road labourer working for the local Corporation By 1911 Joseph was listed as a retired Pen and Pocket Knife Finisher even though he was only 49 Joseph never married and died in 1921 aged 59 Conclusion: If Joseph No1 made the knife, it has to predate 1921 and could well be a lot older dating as far back as the early 1880,s 2nd Joseph Born in 1846 Father Isaac was a Table Knife Cutler who died in 1857 when Joseph was aged 13. In 1861 aged 14 Joseph was listed as a Spring Knife Cutler. In 1866 Joseph got married and by 1881 he and his family were living in Bramall Lane, Sheffield, again occupation was a Spring Knife Cutler In 1884 Joseph was brought before Magistrates for threatening his wife and attempting to set fire to some furniture, he was fined and had to keep the peace for 6 months. Joseph continued to be listed as a Cutler in censuses and directories at various addresses in Sheffield. By 1911 Joseph was aged 64 and lodging with a family, no sign of his wife although still listed as married Inclined to believe he was perhaps estranged. Joseph died in 1930 aged 83; he left a will leaving £9378 (lot of money) to a firm of knife manufacturers Joseph Alfred and Francis Blackwell Conclusion If Joseph No 2 made the knife then it dates before 1930 but could go back as far as the 1860’s.
  8. There were many coke ovens about at the time, so you would need to find archived documentation. I think it may be too early for Beighton Colliery ( or later Brookhouse ). The ones that spring to my mind near Beighton, which I think had coke ovens at the time are Hollbrook, Norwood, Wiggin Tree, Birley West, possibly Fence and Orgeave as mentioned above. I have not looked it up but I am sure there were many more with coke ovens, coke was in big demand for steel production. At that time Birley West was a large producer of coke from the Silkstone Seam and had 129 beehive coke ovens. I would think that some Beighton men would have worked there, just a short walk through the Shire Brook valley or a ride on the train up the branch line through Birley East. Though no coal came from that pit after 1908 the coke ovens produced coke from the other Sheffield Coal Company pits until about 1918. There are so many places he could have worked, hopefully some of our experts on here may know where records can be found.
  9. Yes, of course, Mickley Lane, Baslow Road, had to be somewhere rural. Just couldn't think. Thankyou.
  10. Old Thread. NEW Post. Interesting, as always. I am still trying to work out the whereabouts of the FIRST Photograph(s) in this Post. I thought it was Southey/Southey Green Lane at first, but it can't be. Where abouts is it, please?
  11. My name is Jack, up to 1969 I lived on Arthur street. In what was Watmoughs coal yard area. I went to Crooksmoor school infants, juniors and seniors to the point where I moved schools and I went to Cts on Leopold street Sheffield, some pals at the time were cross brothers, also Steven Allen. If anyone knew me, would love to hear from them! Any information regarding Cheryl Goldthorpe, as well as we were also acquaintances. Thanks Jack
  12. Does anyone know anything at all about The Tangerine Cafe on Leppings Lane? Anyone remember it?
  13. J Stead and Co became part of the Balfour Darwin Group in 1961! The Plumbing firm I worked for carried out the plumbing maintenance for the group and during the long cold winter of 1963 i think I worked at most of the group's premises. The Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mill at Millsands and a Wire Mill at Kellam Island. Andrews Toledo on Neepsend Lane. Wardsend Works on Penistone Road and a Stockyard on Livesey Street. A Forge and Rolling Mill at Beeley Wood and the Fitzwilliam Works on Sheffield Road, Tinsley.
  14. There was once a regular annual series of matches between the Sheffield FA and the Glasgow FA, and it all began in March 1874 when the first match was played at Bramall Lane --the teams sharing a 2-2 draw. Here is the cover of the match programme for the 1933 meeting at Bramall Lane on Monday October 23.
  15. Went to that one too, Dodger, and it would have been one of my earlier ones as well, since we are v.approx the same age/FPS. Probably more than a few GOOD nights spent, not wasted at all, in that hot and sticky old basement club! Some EXCELLENT music from the DJ's though...and a good few up and coming Punk/New wave groups, local, national and international at the time. Didn't you often used to catch the 75/76 late night bus after, up to Lane Top area?There was usually a small gang of us, Sheff 3, 4 and 5 crew. BTW - I've read most of your Life in the City of Ghosts, blog thingy too. Thanks for the postings. Got a keen stomach for memorabilia/Nostalgia nowadays, at my age! Give my regards to Lango, Vinner, Wilma, et al, if you are in touch with them now.
  16. I'm trying to find the location of the Weston Cinema, (known locally I believe as The Flea Pit) but don't know it's exact location. My reference book gives no information other that the name and the fact that it existed. Weston St? St Philips Rd? Answers and info gratefully received.
  17. This article appeared in the 1884 Sheffield & Rotherham Independent. It trace`s the route taken by yourself along Cambridge Street or as it was in earlier times Coal Pit Lane.
  18. Queenies Fish and Chip shop still seems to be on Nethershire Lane at Shiregreen. Does anyone remember the family Fusco who ran it, certainly throughout the 50s and 60s? I went to St.Patricks School with Connie and John Fusco Did it stay in the same families hands?
  19. In January 1870 the partnership of Francis Howard, Joseph Batt and Thomas Batt was dissolved. They had been making silver-plated German metals goods at their works in Charlotte Street under the name William Batt and sons. He immediately commenced manufacturing electro-plated goods under his own name at the West End Works, West Street. According to the firm's website they moved into the Aberdeen Works in 1873. A good proportion of the firm's trade was in Scotland and Howard himself did much of the sales travelling. By 1881 he was living at 1 Netherfield Terrace, Water Lane, Nether Green and was an Overseer of the Poor for Upper Hallam. He also paid the rent of a cottage at Brook House Hill to be used by the Church of England Temperance Society. At the 1901 census he was living at 9 Storth Lane. He had a serious illness around 1903 but although he recovered he was not the same, and died in Bridlington in June 1905, and was buried at Fulwood Cemetery.
  20. I can recall an Alfa Romeo dealership on Scotland Street but can't remember the name. Also there was a Renault dealership just off Halifax Road near Wadsley Bridge and again cannot remember their name. Going back much further wasn't there a manufacturer of cars down Club Mill Road. Law Brothers on Leppings lane, or were they only coaches? Mazda dealer on Ecclesall Road?
  21. Evening all, I am looking for the exact location of number 10 School Lane Park please, if anyone can help. The map is missing of the 1950 OS maps on the site Thanks all
  22. Thanks S24. I must be remembering something wrong, but I'm not sure what. I know that I visited the Hillsborough cinema (probably just once), when I was very young in the 1960s, but I can't be certain what the film was. I know for certain that I saw the Disney film (with Zipadeedoohdah, Don't throw me in the briar patch/Born and bred in a briar patch, etc.), also when I was very young, (I remember I found it a little slow, not enough action). It may have been at The Essoldo, Lane Top. But we moved away from that area in 1969 when I was nine yrs old, and I never went to The Essoldo again. Obviously it wasn't 1956, and I'm certain it wasn't 1972/73. Could it have been some kind of Disney musical compilation film? Although I don't think it was. I specifically remember the Uncle Remus character, with the birds and butterflies, on the film posters inside, and outside the cinema. One thing I can say, is that the "Anchors Aweigh" dance sequence, appeared in the Family Guy episode, 'Road to Rupert', and although Brian featured heavily in that episode, (being a Brian & Stewie 'Road' episode), only Stewie appeared in the dance sequence.
  23. Found this interesting, as well as S24's following post. I saw Song Of The South with my Dad, one wet bank holiday afternoon in the late 60s. Possibly at the Essoldo, Lane Top, S5, but I have a feeling it was at the white tiled cinema on, or just off, Middlewood Road, near the top of Leppings Lane/Catch Bar Lane, (name anyone?). But I would never have remembered the film title without reading this thread. Regarding the live action/animated scenes. I'm not suggesting it's earlier than the Disney examples given, but surely the Gene Kelly live/animated dance sequence was years before Mary Poppins? I'm not sure what the film was, (An American In Paris?). But the interaction between Kelly and his animated dance partner was probably as intricate as was possible at the time. I presume that it would have been MGM, rather than Disney. More recently, that same sequence was used by Family Guy, with Stewie Griffin superimposed over the original cartoon character, (the identity of whom, I can't remember). It's still impressive.
  24. Ahh, now I get it. That makes sense. I hadn't realised there was a Granville Lane as well. I only knew of Granville Road & Street. Now I'm wondering if the building by the bus stop, in the last photo, is the sweet factory? If so, it stood alone in the 70s, no trees, or just saplings at most. We often fail to realise how much trees change a view over the years. I had a hole-in-one on the 11th at Doncaster (Bessecarr) GC, in 1997, right alongside the M18. For several years after, you could see the top of the flagstick on the green from the motorway. Now you can't even see the tee, which is 100 feet higher. In just 20 years!