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  1. Interesting to also see the post office in the map posted by @madannie77 was the cream coloured house, across Shirecliffe Lane, in the bottom Image posted by @Sheffield History The building across from the end of Shirecliffe Lane, between the road fork of Pitsmoor Road and Burngreave Road is the toll bar, one of the places where the turnpike road was gated and a toll was payable to pass.
  2. Sheffield History

    High Street - Sheffield City Centre

    Photo showing Sheffield High Street, York Street, Campo Lane and others taken in 1926
  3. Does anybody have information or photos on 'Fountain Villa' Pitsmoor Road. My 4x great-uncle was John Tomlinson of Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd. and he died at the house in 1903 after suffering from a stroke at 52 years old. It contained an entrance hall, dining room, drawing room and a breakfast room, a kitchen, two cellars, five bedrooms, fitted bathroom and w.c. The grounds contained a greenhouse, stable, tool house, wash-house, coal house, fountain and outbuildings. I found out that it is now a Post Office but any other information would be great. Thanks
  4. Are you meaning the old ford at SK 31646 92200 (53°25'33"N 1°31'31"W)? It's just by the tight bend in the river and it used to carry Beeley Wood Lane acroos the Don, but the factory is now over the top of it. There used to be a spill way from the factory dam just upstream from the ford. RLongden highlights this ford above.
  5. Knowing exactly where this feature is and not being able to show it is frustrating! It's not the ford at the bottom of Stockarth Lane and it's not below the toll house. It's between the two sites (just past where the current factory is heading away from town).
  6. neddy

    Neepsend Train Station

    In the first pic you can see the railway bridge across Parkwood Road to the coal drops on Hoyland Road.
  7. The cottage is where Middlewood Road North becomes Langsett Road South. No sign of any ford or crossing to Beeley Wood Lane on old maps though. Surely the A6102 (Middlewood Road, Langsett Road) would have been the turnpike,, as I can see T.P. along it on several old maps? Beeley Wood Lane always looks the minor road and seems to almost peter out at the point it meets Clay Wheel, becoming Clay Wheel Lane and continuing to Wadsley Bridge. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s16156&action=zoom&pos=26&id=18891&continueUrl= Th
  8. Sheffield History

    The Road in the middle of the River? Help needed..

    Had a suggestion given to us just now.. It’s part of the old Toll Road that went from Middlewood road to Beeley Wood Lane, there is still a house on Middlewood road call toll cottage.
  9. I followed the link to the earlier thread where Forgeman had posted this link: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/spy/index.cfm#zoom=18&lat=53.4222&lon=-1.5176&layers=168&b=1&r=30 If the "Road in the middle of the River" is at SK 32020 91859 (53°25'22"N 1°31'11"W) then it is simply a ford carrying the extension of Stockarth Lane from Middlewood Road North across to Beeley Wood Lane
  10. Not sure whereabouts on the river you were, but in 1890 there was a ford across next to Stockarth lane.
  11. Some old ramblings on Jew Lane from many years ago: https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/1764-jew-lanejehu-lane/#comments Some more recent ramblings about Jew Lane (and some not about Jew Lane, but still interesting) https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/16403-jew-lane-fitzalan-sq/#comments
  12. boginspro

    Holme Lane

    Here is a Samuel Buckley works on Holme Lane from a postcard said to be circa 1908, but it appears to be "Styrian Steel Works" . First guess would be that they changed the name after improvements in steel making and Styrian/German steel became an out dated process. I haven't checked dates so probably miles off.
  13. In 1993 I was on holiday in the Isle of Man, and visited Murray’s Motorcycle Museum. One of the exhibits caught my attention – it was a framed AutoCycle Union Certificate of Performance for the Wilkin motorcycle which I noted had been made in Sheffield at Onslow Road, a couple of roads away from where I grew up. I took a poor photograph of the certificate. In 2005 Peter Murray announced that the museum was closing and asked for people to register their interest in buying the exhibits. I asked to buy the ACU certificate, but never heard anything. I presume there was insufficient interest in
  14. In 1893 the pub was the headquarters of Nottingham boxer Loll Hunt (21 years, 5 foot 6, 8 stone 9 pounds). His manager was Frank Howson a well known local publican, so possibly the Garden Gate was in Frank's hands at that point. On 13th March at the Edmund Road Drill Hall, Hunt beat William Clarke of Sheffield to the £25 prize after 20 rounds with 4 oz. gloves under Queensberry Rules. Charles Ashley had the beer house at 24/26 Harvest Lane in 1901 - complete with 8 boarders, he died in March 1911. By 1914 it was on the Compensation List ready for closure. The owners' solicitor pleaded th
  15. madannie77

    The hunt for the mysterious Garden Gate Inn pub...

    Whites 1911 directory has: 24 & 26 Harvest Lane: Ashley Charles, beerhouse (the Old Harrow is listed as 34 Harvest Lane ) There are a few mentions on here: But I can't find it in the A-Z index
  16. tozzin

    Saw Mill Tavern

    Here`s a photo of the Saw Mill Tavern on the corner of Matilda street and Sidney Street by way of interest the traffic lights outside the pub were the first to be used in Sheffield. The other pub is the Rutland, it has three street signs on it, Brown Street, Furnival Street and Arundel Lane.
  17. Here is a real Sheffield History teaser for you. In this photo is the Old Harrow pub which was at number 34 Harvest Lane, and we're looking towards Bridgehouses and the junction with Mowbray Street. That's not what we're here for however. Instead look at the building left of centre with the writing 'Garden Gate Inn' on the end gable. Question here is was there actually a Garden Gate Inn pub in Sheffield? I've been told there's no record of it at all?
  18. The Neepsend Tavern Pub, 144 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield This building looks like it's had an interesting history, having been a Worksop Ales pub, selling beers, and spirits to the Sheffield folk in the past. In later years it actually became a massage parlour so quite a difference there in building usage! What else can we find out about this pub
  19. Fascinating little Lane. Shame about all the graffiti.
  20. Here's a video for anyone who hasn't been down/through Jew Lane in Sheffield City Centre
  21. boginspro

    Birley Spa

    I am sure I have a picture somewhere of the "Wonder Tree" mentioned in the post by Stuart0742 , but I can't find it. Anyone got that one please? Here is one of the wooden dragons near the sand pit from the book "Shire Brook, The Forgotten Valley" published for The Shire Brook Valley Heritage Group , This is a book I read over and over again, it is so well thumbed I will soon need another copy.
  22. History dude

    Wadsley Bridge mystery location

    Is that bloke up near the top end of the street collecting horse muck, that can also be seen in the street? Or is it a coal dump? By the way that's one of the dirtiest roads I have seen on one of these old photos.
  23. MartinR

    Tram - Origin of the Name?

    The OED (online edition) admits that the origin is obscure. It may come from the handles on a barrow or wheel barrow, from the meaning of a beam. It may also come from the timber road on which the carts ran or slid. Some early examples from Germany had two parallel baulks with plain wheels; into the gap between the baulks fitted a pin (also possibly the "tram" or "trammel" ) which provided guidance. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mining_cart.jpg taken from De Re Metallica of 1555. William Dunbar refers to them as "barrow trams" in 1513 ("I wald schou war, bayth syd and back, Wei
  24. Edmund

    Civic Restaurant

    The National Restaurants were first proposed in 1918 to minimise food waste and use of coal, and the initial ones were in London. The first one in Sheffield was opened in April 1919 in the old "Lion Restaurant" premises at the corner of Nursery Street and the Wicker. The food was provided by the council kitchens that had been set up to cook food for poor children. The restaurant had places for 200 customers, with self service rather than waitresses.
  25. Sheffield History

    The Monkey pub at Neepsend

    The Monkey pub on the corner of Neepsend Lane at the bottom of Parkwood Road Whilst the real name of the pub was The Victoria Hotel, it was called 'the monkey' by the locals because there was a large stuffed monkey or gorilla in the corner! It was first called the 'Monkey" because of a stuffed monkey in a case above the bar. Apparently during the war a nearby bomb caused the case to fall on to the floor and smash. It was never replaced. At the same time a passing Policeman was injured by the bomb and was carried in to the pub until medical attention could be called several
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