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  1. I have just been looking through this interesting site. ----------- http://ceegee-viewfromahill.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-walk-through-crookes-crosspool-and.html Information about Mount Zion has been asked for before, but a long time ago, not much came of it unless I missed something so I will try again. Does anyone know the detailed history of Mount Zion Please? And perhaps an easier question, is that thing on the top of the tower just an early lightning conductor, if so someone may know why it is that shape? It wasn't there in later years.
  2. As you travel down the lane toward the bottom of the slope and just before the right hand bend in the field there is a rectangular brick single storey building with a concrete slab as a roof ....It looks very second world war( ish) and I wonder if anyone knows what it was?
  3. For anybody interested in the Sheffield steel industry I was always told that the steel industry started there because of a ready supply of charcoal, iron ore, millstone grit and water power. In the 17 and 1800's it was the water power of all the Sheffield rivers that provided the energy to make it all happen. Back then most of the rivers around Sheffield were dammed and the water used to turn water wheels. An 1855 ordnance survey map of that time shows dams, weirs and water wheels throughout the area. As far as I know, only the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, is the only one left and is a museum. I'm not sure if it actually works or is a static museum. However, my Dad worked at the water wheel driven forge at Clay Wheels Lane, almost opposite where Fletcher's bakery is - remember the Fletcher's fire? He worked there through the 1930's till it closed sometime in the 1950's but the actual forge was built around 1755. At some time after it was built it was used to forge large guns for the navy and was owned by Thomas Firth and John Brown Ltd. Some time later the forge became the property of the Tyzack family who already had the tenancy of the Abbeydale works – see http://www.tilthammer.com/bio/tyzac.html When Tyzack’s took the interest in Clay Wheel forge they used it to produce scythes for the agricultural industry – similar to what they were doing at Abbeydale. Apparently many of the male members of my family were master scythe forge men. Sometime in 1941 a film crew from Thomas Firth and John Brown Ltd. Came to film the Clay Wheel forge for posterity and I was lucky enough to obtain a 16 mm copy of it. I (rather crudely) made a VHS copy some 25 years ago by projecting it onto the dining room wall and shot it with a VHS camcorder. I have now posted it on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqV3jtkQSe4 The film is interesting because it shows what Abbeydale Works might have been like when operating – although I believe Abbeydale was smaller than the Clay Wheel forge. I apologize for the poor quality of the video – I do still have the 16mm. movie and if there is any interest I will have it professionally converted and re-post. Also for anyone interested I have many high quality black and white photographs of the clay wheel forge from various sources. Edit: dead link
  4. Fulwood Cottage Homes; All I have, All I am looking for help with... Many people from Sheffield or whose families are from Sheffield have connections with the Fulwood Cottage Homes in Sheffield over the years, and on this and other forums there are always peoples with various questions and queries regarding them. In an attempt to pool together all available records, knowledge and memories I thought I would start this thread with all I have on the cottage homes, and allow others to add to the thread with their own collections of everything and anything. My connection is through my grandfather Joseph Shaw Pethers who was resident in the homes from approximately 1925 - 1933 with his brother Bernard Pethers who died in the second world war at Anzio. Their sisters Alice, Jessie, Rose and Ethel were homed in one of the scattered homes at 198 Heeley Bank Road around the same time. The help I need… I would be grateful of any information, photos or documents that help either directly with the research on my family members, or even just help build a picture of life in the Cottage homes around the time. If out of this post, we can also collect together all the pieces of information people have on the homes, then we will all be richer for it. All I have I give to you… History of the Homes Perhaps the most complete history of the homes, was written by Majorie P. Dunn in her book ‘For the Love of the Children’. Heres a basic history of the cottage homes. In 1902, the union purchased a rural 22-acre site on Bole Hill Lane at Fulwood on which to erect a children's cottage homes development. Construction of the homes began the following year although appears not have have finally been completed until 1912. The commemorative foundation stone for the scheme was laid on 9th October 1903 by the Chairman of the Guardians, William Aldam Milner. Construction of the project appears to have continued until 1912, with an assembly hall, laundry and two children's cottages being completed in that year. The total cost of the scheme was £18,086. The architects were the intriguingly named Messrs. Holmes and Watson of Sheffield. The building contractors were Messrs. Wilkinson and Sons of Heeley. The children's homes were pairs of semi-detached houses, each half accommodating six boys and six girls together with a house-mother. The initial phase of the scheme provided places for 78 children, with the final total of ten homes able to house 240. The houses were, as was often the case in large cottage home sites, placed around a central green. However, the homes on the Fulwood site were mostly arranged to face south, effectively laid out as two rows rather than forming a circle. The site layout is shown on the 1920 map below. The site entrance, at the west, had a small entrance lodge, now demolished. The driveway then led to the master's house which bears the foundation stone next to the window of what may have been the committee room. There were stables to the rear of the house. A single house to the north of the Master's house contained store-rooms on the ground floor with the boys' tailoring and shoemaking training workshops above. A corresponding house for girls at the south of the Master's house contained sewing and knitting rooms on its upper floor where clothes and black stockings were produced. At the north-west corner of the site were a school and assembly hall, dated 1912, and a water tower which took its water from one of Sheffield's main supply conduits which passed nearby. At the foot of the tower were painting and carpentry workshops. The children's homes were of two slightly differing designs which alternated around the site. Each semi-detached house contained on its ground floor a large living room or kitchen, scullery, bathroom and lavatory, grocery larder, and clothes store. At the centre of the kitchen was a very large table around which 15 people could sit. The first floor contained separate boys' and girls' dormitories, each containing six single beds, and the house-mother's bedroom. Outside were single-storeyed outbuildings which probably included a play-shed, wash-house, and coal-store. Part of the green between the houses was cultivated by the boys to produce vegetables for the home. By the 1940s and 50s, children in the homes were taken on an annual holiday, often camping by the coast at Withernsea or Marsk. In later years, they ventured as far afield as Folkstone or the Isle of Man. Each child was given new clothes for their holiday — khaki shorts, shirt, sandals and a snake belt. There were swings and slides in the grounds, and sports days were held on the central grassed area. On May Day, a May Queen Festival would take place there. On Friday evenings, each child received a token from their house mother to exchange for sweets at the homes' stores. The homes had their own boys' brass band. After leaving the homes at the age of 15, some boys might gain entry into the armed forces. Others found jobs on local farms or became miners. Many of the girls went into domestic service in the Ranmoor and Fulwood districts where they were much sought after. The homes' first Superintendent stayed only for a year, but the three that followed (with their wives as Matrons) covered the whole of the homes' 55-year existence. They were Alfred and Mary Deacon (1906-26), Lionel and Freda Hindreth (1926-51), and Mr and Mrs Harry Brook (1951-60). The homes closed in 1960 and the site was subsequently used as a girls' approved school under the name "Moorside". In the early 1980s, Vietnamese boat-people were housed in the buildings. In 1988, the site was converted to residential use with almost all of the original buildings surviving. Maps of the Site Here is a map of the site from 1920, and also a later aerial photo from recent times Photos of the cottage Homes Many pictures exist in the Sheffield Picture Library, which is searchable online at http://www.picturesheffield.com/ and below is a sample of those images. Fulwood Cottage Homes Fulwood Cottage Homes 02 and also an image from workhouses.org of the Masters House today Sources of Info for the Cottage Homes www.workhouses.org www.users.ox.ac.co.uk/~peter/workhouse Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SP. Holdings comprise: Workhouse admission registers (1883-1928); Register of inmates (1904-31); Creed registers (1902-31); Births (1898-1929); Deaths (1903-31); etc. Memories of the Cottage Homes Fulwood Cottage Homes

During the same period as the children were going to Glen Howe Park, the Ecclesall Board of Guardians decided to collect together, from scattered homes throughout the city, the children in their care. They chose to have a group of stone-built semi-detached cottages constructed on land off Blackbrook Rd at Fulwood. The foundation stone was laid on Otober 9th 1903, and building was completed for habitation in 1905. This complex would be known as the Fulwood Cottage Homes.

There hasn’t been a great deal written down about the homes or the children, and there is no comprehensive collection of photographs available. The official records of these homes will not be available to the public until the year 1996, quite rightly so as the background to some of the children is quite sad. The records give dates of birth, names of parents, reason for entry and date, the dates of any illnesses needing hospitalisation and also the jobs they were sent to on leaving. Many will not wish to open up wounds to the why’s and wherefores which caused them to enter the Homes, nevertheless it was their Home, the Homes have become part of history and many would like to recall the happy times spent there. The Homes are now in 1988 being converted into luxury dwellings and I had the opportunity of taking two “Old Boys” around the complex, and inside some of the buildings before the opportunity disappears forever. Both boys had been admitted at different periods of its history, Harry Marshall and his sister Evelyn were admitted in 1914, and Barry Clark in the late 1940’s.
At first provision was made for 78 children in 9 pairs of homes, plus a cottage for the purpose of isolation of sick children, another for a store with the boys’ cobbling and tailoring shops above. A further cottage housed the girls’ sewing and knitting rooms. There was a lodge and a masters house with committee rooms and stables.

Later each home housed 14 boys or 14 girls in 2 dormitories and had a ‘Mother’ with her own room. In 1911 a laundry with a cottage was added, plus a further pair of houses. An attractive watertower was built below which were painters and carpenters workshops.
In 1913 the Assembly Hall opened, on March 22nd, and a commemorative plaque installed listing the Ecclesall Bierlow Union Guardians for the Homes. This is now in the Kelham Island Museum.

The one thing the children were not short of was ‘fresh air’ as the location of the complex, on the edge of the Mayfield Valley is beautiful, healthy and very exposed.
The first Superintendent stayed about a year but the 3 that followed (with their wives as Matrons), covered the 55 years of the Homes existence. In 1906 Mr Alfred Deacon and his wife Eleanor, a former nurse, took up the positions and stayed for 20 years. Mr Deacon died in 1939 having raised 4 daughters alongside his foster children. How many boys would have known of the experiences and adventures of their stepfather in his youth? For 11 years he had been in the Royal Navy and done useful work in suppressing the slave trade in East Africa. He took part in the Benin River expedition on the West Coast of Africa and received the Ashanti Medal and Benin River Clasp, he was also present at the capture of M’well.

Mr Deacon’s successors were Mr & Mrs Lionel Hildreth who took over in 1926, Mrs Freda Hildreth also being a trained nurse. In the next 25 years of their administration, 1,600 children passed through the Homes and there would certainly be many changes such as holidays to the coast, and buses to take the children to schools further afield. Mrs Hidreth was born at Oughtibridge, and can still remember at the age of 94 the ‘Fresh Air Children’ coming to Glen Howe Park and how she served them sweets at her Aunty Annie Fairest’s shop. Some of the children from the Homes still send her postcards and she has 2 lovely albums with many photos of her ‘charges’ filling the pages. The Hildreths retired in 1951 and Mr & Mrs Harry Brook took over and stayed until the Homes closed in 1960.
When the last of the children left, again to go to scattered homes across the city, the buildings were used as a girls’ approved school and renamed ‘Moorside’. Finally in the early 1980’s Vietnamese Boat People were housed there.


Harry Marshall, who I mentioned earlier, was 4 years old when he first went to the Homes in 1914 and so many of his memories would be up to 1925, his sister Evelyn stayed on, married a local farmer Joseph Broomhead and was sewing mistress for many years. Each set of 14 children had a House ‘Mother’ who lived in, she would teach them to do work around the house. As boys grew older they would grow vegetables on the land within the grounds, and were trained to be gardeners, tailors and cobblers. Many were found jobs on farms when they were 15 yrs old. Mr Deacon would try to get his boys into the Army or Navy and was always disappointed when any had to go into the mines. The girls worked alternate weeks in the laundry and sewing rooms, making clothing and black stockings. Many of the girls went into service in the Ranmoor and Fulwood districts where they were very popular.
The children had a playground and used to enjoy sledging on the snowy slopes, one girl nearly losing a leg in an accident. Pride of place in the Homes would be the very large table around which 15 people could sit. In the kitchen by the side of the old Yorkshire Range were set pots in which the washing would go. At Christmas time the Christmas puddings would be mixed in these pots and the boys took turns to stir them. Christmas was a happy time, all being woken at 6.30 by the boys brass band as it went round the cottages. Each cottage had a Christmas tree and was decorated with streamers. In the early days the children received small gifts such as spinning tops and apples and oranges. In later years Uncle Timothy, Aunty Edith and the children of the Star Gloops Club raised money for the childrens’ presents. The Assembly hall was used for many events not least of which were the Christmas parties and concerts. Certainly in the 1950's there were 3 parties in December, 1 each week prior to Christmas 1 each for the 3 different age groups. 1 child would be chosen from each House to go and collect a group present from Father Christmas. Barry Clark remembers collecting a rugby ball on one occasion and nearly giving the game away when he recognised Mr Hidreth in the guise of Father Christmas.

Most of the younger children started school at Mayfield Valley School to which they walked, Harry remembers walking back during the war when a Zeppelin passed overhead. Later the children were sent to Nether Green and other schools, in later years children were bussed to schools as far away as Pomona Street. Most of the children were happy but as in most large families odd ones weren’t, and boys attempted to run away. They were usually caught, brought back, and punished.
In the early days the children walked a lot, in the 1`940’s and 1950’s the children were taken on annual holidays, camping by the coast particularly to Marsk and Withernsea. You could always recognise the boys from the Home as each was given new clothes to go on holiday with, khaki shorts, shirt, sandals and a snake belt. Because of rationing the boys had sweet coupons which they changed at the kiosks on the promenade. Favourite sweets were ‘Barnard Sticks’. Later children went as far as Folkstone and Peel in the Isle of Man. 
On Friday evenings the children would each receive a token from their ‘Mother’ which they would take to the store to exchange for sweets. There were swings and slides within the grounds, sports days were held on the central grassed area and on May Day there would be the usual May Queen Festival. The boys were forbidden to climb the bottom wall on the boundary which led to the YMCA football field, but as Barry says it was worth the risk of being found out because if the players were short of a man yo could get a chance of playing with a real team.

In both World Wars many of the ex boys & girls served their King & Country. There were 2 Rolls of Honour in the Assembly Hall of all who served from the Homes in all sections of the forces. There is a picture in the local Studies Library of the plaque for the 1st WW. The other naming over 150 men& women is held at the Kelham Island Museum . The Hall has been stripped of its stage & Rolls of Honour and is being converted into 5 small but delightful dwellings. The sound of the Sheffield Transport Band will never be heard there again, nor the happy chatter of the audiences but at least from th historical point of view the exterior of most of the buildings is to remain the same.

Mr Deacon’s daughter Catherine, now Mrs Watts, remembers what a good childhood she had with so many friends to play with and get up to mischief with. She feels sad such a happy place is no more and comments ‘ It did cross my mind that if it were turned into an old people’s home I could happily go back and finish off where I started.’

There have been many re-unions in the past but these have ceased, many of the ex boys and girls feel they would like to renew old acquaintances, perhaps this could be arranged in the near future?
  5. Edmund

    Old House Broad Lane

    From Sheffield Independent 21 October 1872 PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF BROAD LANE AND ITS VICINITY. “Brickholes.” This comprised the large brickfield that extended from St. John’s street, nearly to Bailey lane. This was the property of the late Thomas Harrison, Esq.,the father of Miss Harrison, of Weston. ‘The chief manager of this brickyard was old Joseph Marsden, the father of Tom Marsden, afterwards the celebrated cricket player, but who then worked with his father at making bricks. A large space out of which the clay had been dug became by supplies from various sources filled with water, so as to form a pond extending from Newcastle street to a little beyond Rockingham street. In the winter seasons this was a noted place for sliding and skating. In one part the water was of such a depth that I once saw a person have a very narrow escape from drowning. It was a winter’s day, the ice being of great thickness, when, just at dusk, a man who was coming from Trippet lane to Broad lane, in crossing over did not happen to see that there was a hole broken in the ice ; and in he went over head! With his hands grasping the edge of the ice he cried out loudly and piteously for help, when a tall young man, snatching a knur stick out of my hand, and another, similarly provided, rushed to his aid, and rescued the poor fellow from his extreme peril. The part of Rockingham street where this occurrence took place is, of course, “made ground” across the “Brick hole;” and certain portions of Newcastle street and St. Thomas street are the same. These “ personal recollections of Broad lane” it will hardly do to conclude without some brief reference to its annual “ festival”—an event long anticipated and much* enjoyed, especially by the young folks. It was held on “Holy Thursday,” and regarded as a general holiday. In preparation for it during the previous week, there was a great stir of whitewashing and cleaning, so as to put on the very best appearance. On that day the Sunday clothes were worn. The best thing about that “Festival,” as it now appears to me, was that it partook very much of the spirit and character of a social gathering of relatives and friends—when the married daughter came to her former home with her children to see “grandmother,” and aunts and uncles, with youthful cousins of both sexes, met in kindly association, indulged in joke and laughter, and keenly enjoying ball-play and all other innocent merriments. Such, at least, was my home experience; and, from all I saw, my impression is that of our neighbours was of a similar kind, But the great attraction for us youngsters was the gingerbread stalls, the ‘* crankies,” the swings, the puppet shows, and the “races.” The open space at the bottom of Townhead street and Broad lane was just like a “fair.” Amidst all this life and animation, restless activity, din, and turmoil, in perfect contrast might be seen the “ blacksmith,” with pipe in his mouth, and bare brawny arms resting on the smithy door, looking on the busy scene, with countenance calm and complacent. But the grand expectation and sight were the “races.” These were run by donkeys and ponies; the “jockeys” being generally milk boys out of the country ; who, disencumbering their asses of saddles and milk barrels, prepared for the contest. The prizes usually were a hat, a smock-frock, or a teapot; and the “courses” Bailey field, Bailey lane, and Broad lane. How the riders managed to rush up and down the steepness of Bailey field, and the narrowness of Bailey lane without some breaking of the necks or limbs, either of themselves or the spectators, is to me up to this day a mystery. Wearing the new hat, adorned with flying colours, his ruddy face and bright eyes beaming with conscious triumph, the victor, after re-saddling his ass, was then accompanied a short distance homeward, amidst shrill and loud, and hearty acclamations. Such, in“ auld lang syne,” was Broad lane Feast. There is just another spot that I intended to have touched upon, the “ Brocco” and “ Jericho,” but I have already trespassed on your space. Hoping that these reminiscences of one locality of “Old Sheffield,” about half a century ago, may not be unacceptable to at least a certain class of the readers of the Independent, I remain, Mr. Editor, your obliged, S. E.
  6. Found this while doing some research if its of interest to anyone researching mines. UK Coal Mining Data Lots of details on coal mines.
  7. WestTinsley

    Sheffield in 1966 - Film Footage

    Yes, I looked it up earlier. This is an indepth report on it , plus SY Fire Brigade images: December 14 1984 https://www.ife.org.uk/Firefighter-Safety-Incidents/1984-brightside-lane/38953
  8. Quote:picturesheffield.com https://www.picturesheffield.com s05588 "The following paragraph is from 'List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest Scheduled for Preservation under the Town and Country Planning Act. 1947, Miscellaneous Papers; Probably 16th Century and later. A three-storey stone house with gabled roofs of stone slates running north, south. Moulded coping on the verges and wide kneelers and ball finial on the apex. Three gables above south face but only one above the north (west side) the others having been removed in the 18th Century, when a small projecting wing was added to the east side. Mullioned and transomed windows to each floor. The west front has three-light mullioned windows to second floor, three 18th Century sash windows to first floor, one three-light mullioned window in the centre of the ground floor and a small single light left of the low square headed doorway at the south end, Interior may be of interest. Home of the Parkers and the Barkers.It was situated along Kidnapper Lane and from Gleadless by Cat Lane.The old cart shed had a carved stone bearing the word "Pax" and the date 1732 built into its front. Sadly, the Hall was demolished in the 1950's and the rubble was used to fill the pond. For more information & illustrations, see, 'Chantrey Land',by Harold Armitage, pages 51-58.Cat. No. 942.51 SST."
  9. Lemmy117

    Sheffield in 1966 - Film Footage

    I remember when it caught fire, I was out doing some road survey work in Brightside and got diverted on my way back to Manor Lane depot, really bad fire, loads of smoke. By that time I think the depot was run by National Carriers.
  10. madannie77

    Football stadium 1930's identification

    I am not sure that Bramall Lane had a stand like that one in the 1930s. I am wondering if it is a greyhound track, the white posts being the upright parts of the fence separating the track from the field. Not that I know much about dog tracks, and I can't find any images of the local ones from the right period.
  11. Edmund

    Andrews stationers Holly Lane

    G.D. Andrews, Commercial and Scholastic Stationers, were at 4 Holly Lane in 1931.
  12. Looks like Bramall Lane with the posts protecting the cricket square. Mind, it's about 50 year since I was last there so my recollection may be a bit faulty!
  13. 1912 Accident at Ecclesfield Quarry in Townend Road. Local lad Clifford Robinson , who was deaf, was killed by a falling rock when going down a well shaft looking for coal.This was more of a tragedy as he was the only breadwinner for his widowed mother and family. 20 experienced miners worked in relays to reach the lad but were unable to save him. One called Lawrence Barnes received a Bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for his heroic efforts.
  14. Sheffield History

    Figtree Lane off Hartshead in Sheffield City Centre

    Elevated view of Figtree Lane, Hartshead and Campo Lane. Broadbent House, also known as 'The Old Banker's House', No. 3 Hartshead. Figtree Lane, right, St. Peter's Close under arch Also have a look at the bottom left corner of the photo at the Sheffield Star delivery vans!
  15. SteveHB

    Sheffield Midland Train Station

    Howard Street, corner of Eyre Lane, looking down to Midland Station Hotel Date Period:1900-1919 https://www.picturesheffield.com/s17707
  16. Sheffield History

    Heppenstall Lane, Attercliffe

    Heppenstall Lane in Attercliffe, Sheffield 1952
  17. 1911 Malvina Ashley 57 widow, 24 Harvest Lane Beerhouse Keeper Licenced Victualler own account.
  18. Any photos of the coal depot& tramway that led the nunnery colliery.
  19. Edmund

    Becoming a city.

    In January 1893 the Council appointed a special committee to consider and report on the best means of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Incorporation of Sheffield, and in February at a special meeting , resolved to petition the Queen to confer the title of City on the borough. A week later it was announced that the request had been made. The Borough Jubilee Committee, at its first meeting, requested 28 representatives of various public bodies to discuss the celebrations and the holding of an exhibition to show the rapid growth of local trades. The outcome of this was a counter proposal that aimed for something more favourable to the inhabitants - a new building to be used as a Central Free Library at the junction of Church Street, Vicar Lane and St James Street (to replace the inadequate existing Central Library). In June the Jubilee Committee reported that the Town Trustees had refused to donate the required 1,120 yards of land needed so the scheme was abandonned. At the same meeting a public ball to take place on 24th August was suggested, to be financed by public subscription and ensuring that the aged poor could attend. This was veoed by the Council, but consent was given for a half holiday on that date, for council employees. Another special committee was set up to revise the Borough Arms and submit the new City Arms to the College of Arms for approval. On the 24th August (the actual Jubilee of the Incorporation), a number of council members attended an evening banquet at the Cutlers Hall. The Mayor was present, having just returned from Chatsworth and Hadon Hall, where he had entertained over 250 officials and others of the Corporation, in celebration of the Jublilee. The City was decorated and from noon taken as a holiday. On the 25th, 26th and other dates the Mayor provided all the council's worken (over 1,500) with tea and entertainment. Some more info here: http://www.calmview.eu/SheffieldArchives/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=CA666&pos=22
  20. Court 13 Watery Lane from an aerial photo taken in 1938. My forebears originated just out of shot of here. Amazing area; gone but not forgotten.
  21. Edmund

    1861 Pubs

    Thomas Myers beer-house was the Travellers Rest, Luke Armfield was the Miners Arms Thorpe Hesley and Enoch Morrell was at the Arundel Inn, Ecclesfield Common. Enoch Morrell was born on 6th August 1807 at Ecclesfield son of John, and died on 12th February 1865 at Ecclesfield aged 59. In 1841 he was an Agricultural Labourer living on Ecclesfield Common with his wife Harriett, and children Hannah 5 and Alfred 1. By 1851 he was a twine maker at Jackson lane Ecclesfield with wife Harriett, daughter Hannah, son Alfred and lodger Thomas Ellis also a Twine Maker. During the 1850s Enoch branched out into the beer trade, and by 1861 his main occupation was as a publican at Ecclesfield Common, with wife Harriett and son Alfred, a file grinder. His daughter Hannah (baptised 17th September 1837), married Thomas Ellis the roper, who had been working with her father Enoch. They married at Rotherham on 1st May 1853. Enoch applied for a spirits licence in 1859 and 1860 without success, as the Travellers at the other end of the Common opposed his licence application. The 1859 application was reported in the newspaper as being for the Army Hotel, but this may have been an error by the reporter. During his application in 1861 his solicitor stated that “the house, which had been built by the applicant, was the most commodious and well-adapted building for a public-house in the parish of Ecclesfield. There was stabling for eight horses, and a large space of ground separate from the highway in front of the house, besides a large yard at the back”. Mr Beardshaw of the Travellers Rest contended that Mr Morrell was incompetent to take the management of the house, which was being conducted by a convicted poacher named Ellis. It was explained that Ellis was the son-in-law of Mr Morrell. The application was again refused. In January 1862 my GGG-grandfather, William Wilkinson, a fork maker of Butterthwaite Wheel, testified in the trial of Joseph Wareham Ashton, a moulder, accused of highway robbery in Dog Leg Lane, not far from the Arundel. The victim had been in the Arundel during the afternoon, along with the alleged robber, to which Morrell testified. William Wilkinson had gone to the Arundel on Monday 23rd December at half-past seven and had seen the accused, who left at half-past ten, in time to commit the robbery. Mr Wilkinson left at eleven at chucking out time. Ashton was eventually acquitted by a Crown Court jury. After Enoch Morrell’s death, Thomas Ellis took over the Arundel’s licence and in May 1867 hosted an auction of the leasehold properties left in Enoch’s will. These were six houses on Hesley Lane at Thorpe Hesley and the Miners Arms at Thorpe Hesley together with four attached houses. (In 1861 Luke Armfield, a coal miner from Wombwell was keeping this beerhouse) In June 1870 Thomas Ellis was still landlord of the Arundel Inn, fined 20s. for allowing customers to play dominoes for beer. On 17th November 1870 Thomas died aged 41. In October 1871 Thos Rawson and Co, Brewers advertised the Arundel Inn to be let. On 19th January 1873 Hannah Ellis, Thomas’ widow, remarried to Joe Marsden, a miner of West Bar in Sheffield. Some later licencees of the Arundel Inn: Edwin Pepper (born 1833) had the Salutation Inn on Holbrook Lane / Wortley Road, High Green from 1887 to 1900. In 1891 his son Arthur Edward Pepper (born 1867) was a painter, before marrying Mary Jane Pepper nee Cooke in Q1 1895 and taking on the Arundel Inn on Ecclesfield Common. Arthur Edward Pepper (1867) died on 14th March 1916 aged 48, and his widow Mary Jane Pepper died on 14th June 1946 at the Arundel Inn. On 19th April 1927 Mary Jane Pepper aged 26, of the Arundel Inn (daughter of Arthur Edward Pepper Innkeeper) married Arthur Nugent 30, engineer of 47 Horninglow Road. Arthur Nugent died in Q3 1956 – his son Peter married in Q3 1956 and his new wife came to live at the pub – but found she was expected to work there, which was not to her liking, so they moved to Greystones, becoming neighbours and friends of my family. Peter’s eldest daughter currently runs the Mount Pleasant on Derbyshire Lane. Mary Jane Nugent (nee Pepper), widow died 1st December 1969 at the Arundel Inn. Arthur Edward junior (baptised on 3rd April 1895) On 27th March Arthur Edward (junior) , a butcher living at the Arundel, married Vera Wetherall, daughter of James Wetherall of the Wagon and Horses at Chapeltown. He died at 95 The Common, Ecclesfield The Pub Index for the Arundel Inn / Arms is here:
  22. Sheffield History

    Button Lane in Sheffield City Centre

    Rockingham Lane and Button Lane, No 56 and 58, Button Lane, P. Hewitt and Co., Electrical Engineers
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    Rag and Tag Market

    THE RAG AND TAG MARKET IN SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE For those that don't remember the entrance was at the bottom of Dixon Lane and it went over to the bottom of commercial street. Don't remember much about it, only there use to be a guy sell crockery think he was called pop Edwards.
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    Lane End.jpg

    From the album: Chapeltown

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