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  1. I agree with you boginspro the photograph was taken from the lane coming down from Pedigree Woods! Looking over to the left the lane climbs up the hill past Holmhurst Farm(circled) and onward to meet up with Holmhurst Road. Camping Lane winds over to the right,climbing up the hill on its way to Abbey Lane.
  2. 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.
  3. Thank you, although that sad story shows how important allotments and the pigeon lofts were to many people. So many changes to that area, I had noticed that part of Camping Lane is marked on many 20th century maps as a footpath or shown as a track. I found the maps on the link below showing the works and the allotments with the crematorium shown on the overlay. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.3444&lon=-1.4907&layers=193&b=1
  4. I left Laycocks in 1972. Camping lane originally terminated just past the camping lane works and went into a rough track serving the allotments that went up the hill, it certainly was not a made up road as shown on the side by side map . Later on the allotments were closed and a tarmac road leading to the crematorium was made. The tragedy was that one of the labourers named Edgar had a pigeon loft on his allotment. When he got notice to quit he killed all his pigeons then hung himself in his pigeon loft. Regarding the stream it was only really visible at the side of the footpath. I cannot remember any evidence of it in the Camping lane factory car park.
  5. Does anyone know anything at all about The Tangerine Cafe on Leppings Lane? Anyone remember it?
  6. I used to work at Laycock Engineering Archer Road Site. They had another factory and car park on Camping Lane. I used to park my car on the camping lane car park then walk along a footpath through perigree woods that was used to connect Laycock's 2 factories. To Fraser Road side of the footpath there was a stream that went into a pipe just before it reached Archer Road.
  7. I've been uploading my old Sheffield footage again, with slightly better editing this time. I drove around Kelham Island earlier, and linked this to my new postings in here I'm glad I found this old recording from 2005. Although it's not exactly ancient history, I was originally just recording sections of the old ring road, but on way home, had decided to drive around Kelham Island - and glad I did now! It really shows the difference. I remember that the Alfred Beckett building being one of the first to be 'done up'. It reminds me that when I drove around there that it seemed like a risk to buy there, but could pay off (as I seen Manc/Birm old areas revamped), and if the area was done up well it would work. - I was disappointed recently though, that the building on Green Lane (before the old school building - on the right - in the film) didn't at least retain the front. (it's currently in building process - this one)
  8. That's a great film and as I live in Kelham Island especially fascinating. About the building on the corner of Green Lane and Dunfields... the original plan was to restore it but the developers decided it was in too poor condition. However, they've since taken it down and rebuilt it entirely and if you see it now it looks almost exactly as it did before. Behind the old bricks it's a concrete structure but you wouldn't know. They've done a great job.
  9. I have lived on gleadless Avenue for the past three years! Our neighbor has said there used to be an old inn at the bottom of our garden... called The Inn... which was then demolished to build the New Inn on hollinsend road? He states the pathway behind the pub is old original lane down to the old Inn and he has the old stone wall left in his garden. Has anyone got any further info!!? I can only find an odd building on a early 1900's map but it dosnt state what the building is. And any other history of our road would be lovely! Thankyou!
  10. Do any of you remember the Star Walk? it used to be held every Whitsuntide Tuesday. It started at West Bar went down to Hillsborough, up Halifax Road, down Whitley Lane to Ecclesfield, up Barnsley Road to Sheffield Lane Top then back down to finish at Owlerton Stadium. A bunch of mates and I did it in the early Seventies, it was knackering but you got a pie, a pint and a certificate for your trouble.
  11. Map that shows the 'now missing' part of Camping Lane. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=53.3438&lon=-1.4887&layers=6&right=BingHyb
  12. Hi Bob, Are you Robert Nutton, who then went on to high Storrs? If yes, I remember you we went out on bikes together a couple of time, Graves Park/Coal Aston - Ford? There was also a Robert Pratt and Robert Thorpe in Mr Dyson's class. Cheers, Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall
  13. Ibbersons were at the Central Works (102 West Street, Bayley Lane corner) until 1910, but by June 1911 had moved into the Sycamore Tree Works at 112-116 Rockingham Street. Their trademark Violin was in use in 1901 (see Whites Directory 1901 below). By February 1912 their new premises in Rockingham Street were being referred to as the Violin Works.
  14. Hello, I was viewing an auction but could not find any spoons to interest me. I did get a good look at 2 knives with “marline spikes” though.The knife shown below is 5 inches long and marked “Wade and Butcher Sheffield England”. Not illustrated but on the other side of the blade was 1936 but I could not see a War Dept broad arrow. However there appeared to be 2 other pictorial marks. There seemed to be a long arrow with quite a bit of “feathering” and also 3 black triangular marks. At home again and research. Wade and Butcher made razors and we can see the pictorial marks clearly. We see an arrow and a Maltese cross on the examples above. I thought I would do a bit more chasing. Earlier in this post “Vox” said that “Wade” was an American agent so I had a look for “Butcher” in “Sheffield Indexers”. I do not like long lists but there are a great many “Butcher” makers of Sheffield “wares” to be found. I have put the names that I think could be chronological originators of the W and S Butcher part of the company. "Vox" said the company began in 1820, but the first reference I found was 1825 but if you consider their range of wares it does look like an established company by that time. Butcher, William (, merchant and manufacturer of edge tools, skates, saws, files, hoes, trowels, joiners tools, West India and Brazil plantation tools and steel converter and refiner). Address: Eyre Lane, Sheffield in 1825. Recorded in: Gells 1825 Directory of Sheffield. Butcher, William (, merchant). Address: Broom Hill, Sheffield in 1825. Recorded in: Gells 1825 Directory of Sheffield. Butcher, Wm. (, Merchant (&c)). Address: h,Broom Hill, in 1833. Recorded in: Whites History & Directory of Sheffield - 1833. Butcher, William & Samuel (, merchants, steel converters and saw, file and edge tool mfrs.). Address: 15 Eyre Lane, in 1837. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1837. Butcher, Wm (~, File & Edge Tool Mnfr). Address: 41 & 44 Eyre Lane Hs. Stanton Broom, Glossop Rd, in 1841. Recorded in: Henry & Thos. Rodgers Sheff & Roth Directory - 1841. Butcher, William & Samuel (, Edge tool maker(s)). Address: Eyre Lane and Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, File Manufacturer(s)). Address: Eyre Lane and Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, Merchant(s), factor(s) and manufacturer(s)). Address: Eyre Lane and Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, pen and pocket knife manufacturer). Address: Eyre Lane and Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, razor manufacturer). Address: Eyre Lane and Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, rolling mills). Address: Philadelphia, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, steel converters and refiners). Address: Eyre Lane;Furnival Street and Philadelphia steel works, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, Table knife manufacturers). Address: Eyre Lane & Furnival Street, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William & Samuel (, Joiners Tool Maker(s)). Address: Eyre Lane, Sheffield in 1846. Recorded in: Slaters 1846 Directory, Sheffield. Butcher, William and Samuel (, Merchant and steel, edgetool, file, razor, saw &c. manufacturer and tilters). Address: 41 Eyre Lane and Philadelphia Steel Works, in 1852. Recorded in: White's Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield - 1852. Butcher, William Esq (, Merchant & manufacturer). Address: h. Five Oaks, Glossop Road, in 1852. Recorded in: White's Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield - 1852. Butcher, W & S (, File Manufrs). Address: 13 Furnival Street, in 1871. Recorded in: White's Sheffield & Dist. Directory - 1871. Butcher, W.&S. (, Merchants & Manufacturers). Address: 41 Eyre Lane, in 1871. Recorded in: White's Sheffield & Dist. Directory - 1871. Butcher, W.& S. (, manufacturers of steel,files,tools etc.). Address: 41 Eyre Lane & 72 Arundel Street, in 1905. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham. Butcher, Charles F. (, (W.& S.)). Address: h.Richmond Hill near Handsworth, in 1905. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham. Butcher, Charles Fosbery (, manufacturer Sheffield). Address: h. Richmond Hill Richmond Handsworth, in 1905. Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham. We can see that they were based in several addresses on Eyre Street along with other places. Also “W&S” was first referenced in the 1837, while William Butcher & C was mentioned in 1833. 1846 was the first reference to “pen and pocket knives” and was “Charles Fosbery Butcher” in charge of the company for the association with “Wade”. Kalfred
  15. 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,
  16. 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
  17. Has anyone else had research problems, due to Roads, Lanes or Buildings having 'Name Changes'. I was three weeks trying to find somewhere, I roughly knew where it was, but all my research hit a dead end. That is until a chance 'Picture' on a web site that had nothing to do with what I was searching for, showed the building, and the writeup on the site happened to include saying the name of what it was previously known as. If it wasn't for that bit of luck, I would probably still be looking. I also found looking for the name of a Farm which I knew existed on a 'Lane', that the Lane name had been changed to a 'Road' bearing no named resemblance at all.
  18. I don't know when Colliery Road was limited to pedestrian traffic only but certainly in the 1960's it was open to normal one way traffic with a height restriction. Circa around 1966 I used to work at the Greenland Road branch of AEI Traction Division. It was a bit of a trek catching two busses to get there from Malin Bridge and some helpful soul told me about a chap who worked in the fettling shop that gave lifts from my area. What he didn't tell me that he was the northern hemispheres' worst car driver. He used to pick me up on Holme Lane and sometimes I managed to get both legs in the car before he set off. I normally kept both eyes firmly closed until we got there. He used a variety of short cuts, one of which involved cutting down Colliery Lane from Holywell Road. One morning we get a hundred yards down the lane before we came to a halt in a line of traffic. (The short cut was very popular). Some distance in front a big lorry had managed to jam itself under the first bridge. It was only about 6 feet too tall ! We had to wait until the police closed off Holywell Lane and reversed the large snake of traffic back out of the lane. I suspect that was when the traffic restrictions were introduced.
  19. Hi there I am looking for information on a public house called the Bricklayers Arms which was on Newhall Road when my rellie died in 1929. By 1934 his wife was then at the River Don Inn on Brightside Lane and remainded there for a number of years. I'd love to know more about these public houses! Thanks in advance Karen
  20. I am a decendant of George Charles Elliott-Birks and his brother James Elliott-Birks of 277 and 279 Holme Lane. I am working on my tree and wondering if anybody has any links/info about this family. I have got back to 1752, flood insurance claims from a family member but am trying to tie up some loose ends, found this site as RICHARDB has James in his listing on a different topic. Hope to hear from somebody soon.. if i can help anybody thats also doing the BIRKS / LAVER / ELLIOTT-BIRKS tree then please send me an email lucybirks at msn.com or facebook Lucy Birks.
  21. Where could I find information about a death of a Sheffield Utd fan, while at a football match. Alfred McCarthy died from a heart attack in 1960 at the ground. He was aged 70, he worked in a steel factory as a time keeper.
  22. Any help appreciated. Cottage, number 15. Anything at all would be great; date of build/demolition. Residents - any years. Pictures etc etc. Many Thanks.
  23. 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 !
  24. 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 !
  25. @KateR Do you remember the corner shop on the corner of Derbyshire Lane and Norton Lees Rd?
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