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  1. 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 !
  2. 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 !
  3. @KateR Do you remember the corner shop on the corner of Derbyshire Lane and Norton Lees Rd?
  4. Wasn't there a sports shop on Bramall Lane? Seem to remember a couple of mates buying the latest Patrick football boots at a shop somewhere on Bramall Lane in the late 60s.
  5. I can't find if this has been discussed before. Coal Pit Lane, now Cambridge Street. Presumably it was called Coal Pit Lane for a reason (although the 1771 Fairbanks plan gives the alternative Cow Pit Lane). So, where was the coal pit?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. My father who died in 1959 had a friend who attended this church. I think his name was Milner (could be Billy or Tommy?) I know he lived on Homestead Road at Sheffield Lane Top. Is there anyone left who might remember the family?
  9. This is what the building was before, on google screen shots... certainly the building front, on the nearest building could have been retained (Green Lane/Dunfields) I'd be stricter with planning permission around there. It's looking good and popular, but that's because of the old buildings done up. Some I agree done well, and no value in old building. I'd don't want to see more of these go though.
  10. Here's an article from 1939 which covers numerous streets in Sheffield. The sketch shows Costnough Hall on the left - it also goes by the name Costnott Hall, Gosnock Hall, Gosnick Hall - and stood on the site of the Black Swan in Snig Hill. In a note in his History of the Cutlers Company, R.E.Leader wrote: In 1749 Samuel Shore senr. granted to his son, Samuel Shore junr. certain messuages, cottages, barns &c. upon a croft whereon the younger Shore erected dwelling houses "called or known by the name of Gosnick (or Gosnock) Hall or by whatsoever name or names the same is called or distinguished, at or near a place called Snigg Hill, which said premises did consist partly of the Black Swan Inn, then or lately David Kilner, and two other messuages in the occupation of Joshua Cawton and Joseph Coulton". In 1795 Joseph Greasby was described as having succeeded David Kilner, and he is given in the Directory of 1797 as 'victualler at Snig hill' ; but but it is difficult to harminise the former of these dates with the fact that in 1796 David Kilner advertised that he had geatly enlarged and improved the Black Swan. The name of John Haugh occurs among the names of the tenants mentioned in 1749 as occupants of the cottages pulled down to build Gosnock Hall, and in 1707 he, a baker, was part owner of the Crown and Thistle, Irish Cross ; but it seems probable that this was on the other side of Snig Hill, near Water Lane, and was not a precursor of the Black Swan. Below is a 1906 newspaper article by Leader which includes mention of Gosnock Hall
  11. Well, that's what I remember of it, this would be before the cinema accidently got burnt down. Anyway, it was quite busy in its own lifetime, as the following information shows : First Last Occupation Address Directory Year John BINGLEY currier Jehu Lane Gales & Martin 1787 William INGHAM retailer of spirits Jehu Lane Gales & Martin 1787 John WOOD blacksmith Jehu Lane Gales & Martin 1787 John MOORHOUSE Surgeon Jehu Lane Holden's 1811 Thomas TAYLOR Tailor 1 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 John JARVIS Flour dealer 11 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 John ALDAM shoe maker 12 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 John BARKER Vict. Blue Bell 13 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 GREGORY & STANILAND Table knife manufacturers 4 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 Thomas EVANHAND 7 Parker's Yard, Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 Richard WHITE Vict. Bricklayer's Arms 8 Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 Charles DYSON Flour dealer Jehu Lane Baine's 1822 Thomas TAYLOR Tailors 1 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 James KERMAN Provision Dearlers 11 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 John ALDAM Boot & Shoe Makers 12 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 Charles DYSON Shopkeepers & Dealers in Groceries & Sundries 2 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 George DYSON Postman 3 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 John GAMBLE Boot & Shoe Makers 5 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 George BARNARD Tailors 7 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 William HARRIS Taverns & Public Houses (Bricklayer's Arms) 9 Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 John BARKER Taverns & Public Houses (Blue Ball) Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 Jno HOWARD Veterinary Surgeons (Shoeing Forge) Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 John HOWARD Blacksmiths (see also Whitesmiths) Jehu Lane Pigot's 1828 John TAYLOR Butter dealer 1 Jehu Lane White's 1833 James KERMAN bacon, cheese and butter factor 11 Jehu Lane White's 1833 John ALDAM shoemaker 12 Jehu Lane White's 1833 Charles DYSON shopkeeper 2 Jehu Lane White's 1833 James GREGORY table knife, razor, plated dessert &c. manufacturer 5 and 7 Jehu Lane White's 1833 John GAMBLES shoemaker 6 Jehu Lane White's 1833 John HOWARD blacksmith 7 Jehu Lane White's 1833 John RENTON basket maker 8 Jehu Lane White's 1833 William HARRIS vict. Bricklayers' Arms 9 Jehu Lane White's 1833 John ROBINSON coachman Star Yard, Jehu Lane White's 1833
  12. REBELS NIGHTCLUB LOCATION Dixon Lane, Sheffield INFORMATION Rock club that was up a seemingly endless set of stairs ! PICTURES info and pics sourced from the amazing Rock Reunited website - http://www.rockreunited.co.uk
  13. Would love to know more about the houses which stood off Derbyshire lane (on the one-way section below the Scarsdale Road junction). On the 1897 map they are referred to as West Cliff and The Elms. Various gateposts and parts of old wall are still visible from the road. Presumably they were demolished in connection with the quarry/brickworks off Chesterfield Road (now Homebase etc).
  14. I wonder, does anyone remember these? There was a fairly large brick built, almost windowless,rectangular building across the way from the ESC Sports Club on Shiregreen Lane which I was informed was one of these. Was it such a place and where were the others?
  15. The Wellington Inn, also called Hotel, and on the 1890 map below called the Duke of Wellington was on Brightside Lane (number 720) at the junction with Hawke Street.
  16. Eckington boundary used to go to White Lane and Handsworth was up to Hurlfield Road. Maybe a link.
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Looking at the Chequers or Old Cow (Beerhouse) posting, I think that these are two different places. White's 1833 directory has: Jane Alsop, vict. Chequers, 43 Coalpit Lane John Renwick, Old Cow beerhouse, 64 Coalpit Lane The 1837 directory also has: Jane Alsop, vict. Chequers, 43 Coalpit Lane John Renwick, beerhouse, 64 Coalpit Lane But then, Robson's 1839 directory has: A. Alsop, Beer Retailer, 64 Coalpit Lane Jno. Renwick, pen & pocket knife manufacturer & beer retailer, 12 Coalpit Lane It looks that Coalpit Lane was renumbered between 1837 and 1839; #43 became #64, and #64 became #12
  21. While out taking pictures of the old works around Neepsend Lane, I came across this one but I cant for the life of me remember who's works it was, can anyone remember?
  22. I love this place and even more so after reading this: http://www.robinhoodloxley.net/mycustompage0018.htm CAVE HOUSE Mr Halliday, who built the fire resistant houses on Rural Lane and Ben Lane also built the fire resistant "Cave House" on Loxley Common. The house was built over the entrance of a cave, which became part of the living quarters. As he owned a quarry on the common he had plenty of stone to build the front and sides of the house. The roof was made of stone slate and a large table was chipped out from the rock face, as was the living room mantelpiece. The house was built for the local gamekeeper who was employed by Mr Haliday. The ownership of Cave House then passed to Dr Payne who employed Mr Hannah as his Game Keeper and Cave House became his home. Water was obtained from a well and there was a stone trough near the house. Vegetables were grown on a small piece of land just up the hill from the house and they may have kept a few hens. There was said to be a living room and a small kitchen and from the front it looked like any other regular house. It is said to have been built around 1740 and was continually occupied till the late 1920's when it was decided to demolish it, but it was so solid it had to be blown up with dynamite. There is little to be seen today. A LEGEND OF LOXLEY COMMON Cave House possibly plays a part in the next story, for on a bitterly cold day in 1812, when the sun set early, and low storm clouds hung over Loxley Common. In a lonely cottage on the bleak moorland, a mother sang over her sleeping baby. Lomas Revill, gamekeeper to the lord of the Manor, was late, and for his wife it was a weary vigil, relieved only by the visit of a woman friend from one of the cottages on the hillside. When she had gone Mary Revill watched the flickering uncanny shadows cast by the log fire, until eventually, weariness overtaking her, she nodded off to sleep. Struggling fitfully the moon sought to pierce the heavy snow clouds, but with little success and the wind howled across the common. As the hours passed the storm mounted in intensity and blinding snow swept across the landscape until it was shrouded in a thick mantle of white. The following day was New Years Eve, and as morning broke, cold but fine, an acquaintance from the adjacent hamlet of Wadsley called to exchange the compliments of the day with the dwellers in the lonely cottage. The visitor knocked and knocked again, but getting no response she tried the latch and finding the door would open, she entered the room. A horrible sight met her eyes! Poor Mary Revill lay on the floor in a pool of blood-murdered! Whilst in the cradle near the body the baby lay fast asleep. Outside the cottage the world was clad in white. During the night the snow had drifted all along the heath and piled itself upon the crags, which formed a rough boundary between Loxley Common and Wadsley Common. Leading from the cottage and right across the ridge and over the open common were large footprints, some partly obliterated by the drifting snow, but all leading in one direction, to a cave like well, on the crown of the hill overlooking the valley. The footprints went distinctly to the cave, into it and disappeared. Strangest of all, as far as can be discerned, there were no footprints leading out of the cave. When the news of this terrible crime spread around the neighbouring hamlets there was much weird speculation. Who was the murderer? What was the mystery of the footprints to the cave? Meanwhile, Lomas Revill had been found in the gamekeeper's cabin far out into the woods. When told of the tragic death of his wife he accepted the news with little show of surprise or emotion. Though he had been seen in the village inn, much the worse for drink, on the night of the tragedy, no one could swear that the gamekeeper hadn't spent the night in his cabin. The moorland murder remained a mystery and for years the good folk of the area gave the cave a wide berth after night had fallen. As time went by, Lomas Revill became a strange man, prematurely aged with white hair, even though he was only forty-two years old. Another New Year's Eve came and once more the common was deep in snow. At the local inn someone remarked that he hadn't seen the gamekeeper for a number of day's so deciding to investigate, a number of men made up a party and went along to the cabin in the woods. No trace could be found of Lomas until they tramped over the common to the old cottage, and there in an outbuilding, they found his body hanging from a rafter. Later a search of the cabin in the woods revealed a hunter's knife, rusted in gore, and a pair of blood stained gaiters. Folk who had known Lomas Revill well said that he had always acted strangely when New Year's Eve came round and that he had often been heard to mutter that he couldn't stand life any longer. Wanderers over the common and the lanes about, thought of Frank Fearn's gibbet**** see below, creaking in the wind on the Edge only a stones throw away and all but the stout hearted feared to pass at night lest they should hear the clanking of Frank Fearn's chains or encounter the ghost of that poor unfortunate mother. For many years afterward a number of cottages stood empty, falling into ruin, because of the common's association with the murder of Mary Revill, and were demolished in the clearances in the early 1900's. The ghost of Mary Revill is said to roam the common, and is known as the White Lady. In THE SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT of February 5th 1920 several people reported they had seen a woman in white, moaning, with her hands in the air gliding silently over the heath near the Worrall to Loxley Road near to the old pit workings, and again during the mid 1980's **** Frank Fearn killed someone or another and: His fully clothed body was placed in an iron framework, mostly of chains and returned to Sheffield, after which it was taken onto Loxley Common where the gibbet cage was hung. Thomas Holdsworth who had been commissioned to erect the gibbet post was paid fifteen shillings. It remained there from 1782, as a deterrent to would be criminals, till Christmas Day 1797 when his skeleton fell from its cage, the post remained there for several more years a grim reminder to all who passed that crime does not pay Now I think i've found the site where this house used to sit, on the edge of Wadsley and Loxley commons, a path runs not far from what I assume to be the site. I found remnants of a stone brick wall and large slabs, I'm sure I read somewhere you can see the doorstep still - I found a large flat stone that could have been. I have certainly located a deep well like structure as my dog dropped her ball down it on Saturday! Does anyone else have any information on the house, or loxley.Wadsley commons as a whole?
  23. Coal Aston Aerodrome saw "A" flight of No 33 squadron RFC tasked with the training role but also making nocturnal anti Zeppelin sorties with Home Defence during WW.1. With the signing of the Armistice the airfield found itself being used for aircraft storage. The airfield saw many flying events( Flying Weeks) during the 20's including the previously mentioned Vickers Vimy which made a record flight from Sheffield to London of 95 minutes!!! Most widely remembered were the appearances of Sir Alan Cobham and his "Flying Circus", greeted by Sheffielders in their thousands. In 1920 the Sheffield Act gave the Corporation powers to acquire Coal Aston Aerodrome which figured in the attempts by the Corporation to provide the City with an aerodrome and ancillary services...after promptings by the Air Ministry. The Air Navigation Act of 1920 already empowered the Corporation to build an aerodrome there...but as with so much else, they pontificated.... in 1931 employing Sir Alan Cobham to survey and inspect a total of 9 other sites. In the end, he settled on Coal Aston even though forces were already moving to build the City's southern hospital on the site. Nothing happened and for the sum of just over £3,000.00 the City gave up on an aerodrome and the land ended up being the site of housing,( it has to be said the City Treasurer was unconvinced of Cobham's estimated cost, They suggested a sum of £ 56,131.00 which included the cost of land already acquired by the Corporation.) The site was situated on the 600ft contour line, lying in the Norton/Dyche Lane area and would have had two runways of 900 and 1,300 yards in length . Note it should not be confused with the much later WW2 vintage RAF Norton,,,a barrage balloon depot.( as a matter of interest there exists another Coal Aston landing strip which still receives the very occasional traffic. This is situated close to Apperknowle in NE Derbyshire.) From: The Aviation Wilderness by Stewart Dalton...no longer in print.
  24. 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.
  25. Abebooks Sheffield Printed for the Author by John Northall, 1797. 1st Ed. Sm. 4to. 96pp. 5 folding plates. Light browning, minor soiling, minor markings to verso of t.p., C20th rebind in half leather with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. The oldest book in the collection of the National Railway Museum and the first book to print information and details on an iron railway. Very rare and important, the number of known copies is small, and there are no records of it appearing at Auction.Kress, B.3373; ESTC T11202; Ottley 172.John Curr (c. 1756–1823) Manager of the Duke of Norfolk's collieries in Sheffield, England from 1781 to 1801. In 1776 Curr was one of the first engineers to utilise flanged iron rails in the coalmine. His preface states ‘the making and use of rail-roads and corves were the first of my inventions .’ The transportation of coal carts (‘corves’) along these rails was considerably more efficient than earlier methods. He also invented elaborate hauling machinery, which greatly improved the output of each pit. His innovations were strongly resisted by the colliery workers, who rightly suspected that improved efficiency might threaten jobs and wages. According to family legend Curr hid himself in local woods for several days until the ferment had somewhat subsided.Despite opposition from many quarters Curr’s technological improvements transformed the British Coal industry. He took out several patents including one on his haulage technique, which proved highly lucrative as other collieries adopted his ingenious system.He published the above work at the height of his success - now recognised as a key text in the history of mining and engineering. £2,750 + postage, obviously.