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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Fascinating little Lane. Shame about all the graffiti.
  10. Here's a video for anyone who hasn't been down/through Jew Lane in Sheffield City Centre
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. SteveHB

    Civic Restaurant

    Quote from a former topic: "They were originally called British Restaurants (if they were all the same) opened during the war. The Scala Cinema on Winter Street was one for a time and there was one at the Pond Street end of Harmer Lane. "
  17. Here's an extract regarding its ale related history from the Hunter Archaelogical Society article: The records of the Sheffield Licensing Magistrates commence in 1872, when the hotel contained one bar, one parlour, one taproom, one kitchen, three bed­rooms, one yard and one stable. Our thanks are due to Mr. Leslie M. Pugh, the Licensing Magistrates' Clerk, for permission to peruse these. The Corporation bought the property from Tennant Brothers Ltd. on 28th November, 1935, and leased it the following year to John Smith's Tadcaster Brewery Company Ltd. Tennant Brothers had it fro
  18. Julietu

    Admiralty - Sheffield

    Hi Pete i would love to see the photo as dad is now sadly no longer with us. We lived on owler Lane next to fir vale Methodist church. That’s where I grew up and dad worked at naval ordnance until they closed down so made him redundant. Later he worked at sheffield testing laboratories on nursery st he was head hunted as there were only a few qualified to do this job he stayed there till he retired. Then they sold up and went to live in longley farm estate. So glad they moved out when they did as the area was starting to go down. However they were very happy in their flat. Shall I give yo
  19. lysandernovo

    Sheffield Road Tinsley, Then and Now

    Thank for the info Boginspro. Indeed, it was the Fox and Duck. . Wincobank and Meadowhall was on the Midland main line to Rotherham and was roughly on the site of the current Meadowhall station but Meadowhall and Wincobank, was a station on the South Yorkshire Railway's ( later MS and L, GCR and LNER )Blackburn Valley line to Barnsley which went via Grange Lane where ,around 1960, I went on a youth club excursion to Bridlington.
  20. Yes, the current Meadowhall Station was previously known as Wincobank on the 'LMS' route whilst the one on the 'LNER' was the Meadow Hall. The service on the latter route was mainly goods only certainly from the early 50's, though I have seen reports of Grange Lane Station being used for excursions. The Geographia type maps sometimes show variations of spelling compared to OS maps.
  21. MartinR

    Anyone know what this is?

    It looks like a boundary former for crown property. The broad arrow is certainly used by government, and the top looks like GR around a crown. I can't get a clearer view on Google Street View, but I assume it is the marker at the property edge of 451 Abbey Lane. Does anyone know what was here before the housing development?
  22. Hello All, On Abbey Lane near the junction with Abbeydale Road South is this marker. It's close to the railway and I've seen similar railway company property markers. Is that what this is? I could only see one.
  23. lysandernovo

    Sheffield Road Tinsley, Then and Now

    I worked for quite a few of my formative years down Lock Lane, just off Sheffield Road, by the side of the canal and was there from start to finish of the viaduct and subsequent alterations to the road network. The shops in those days were busy. A bank, a hairdresser ( Alf Swindells kept it. He was a man who "knew " everything and "everybody", A customer visited Rome on holiday. Alf asked if he had seen the Vatican? The customer replied that he had and,indeed, he had been blessed by seeing the Pope. "Did he speak to you"? enquired Alf. Yes he did" replied the customer. "What did he say? "...."
  24. According to an article by Michael Bullas in the scrapbook of N.E Sheffield & S.Yorks, "The original Plumpers Inn stood at the corner of Town Street and Sheffield Road until it was demolished about 1907. The licence was transferred to a new Plumpers Hotel in 1898. The site of the second Plumpers Hotel was at the corner of Bawtry Road and Sheffield Road. It's two fields, barns and outbuildings ran parallel with Shepcote Lane and backed onto Plumpers Road. This hotel was later demolished to make way for the M1 motorway and a third Plumpers was built in the field behind, it was renamed "The
  25. Walesblade

    Closed Schools

    Hi, another one I can't see mentioned is De La Salle College, Scott Road. I believe it closed in the late 70's with pupils moving to All Saints on Granville Road. Also Notre Dame ceased to be a girls-only school and a number of De La Salle boys attended. I was a pupil at De La Salle from 1964 - 1969 and was formerly a pupil of St. Patrick's, Sheffield Lane Top.
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