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  1. RLongden

    The Mill, Woodhouse

    Hi Neil, I think you are almost certainly correct with your reading of ‘ironworker’ and the marriage certificate appears to show their residence as ‘The Fence’. They would have possibly lived in one of the terraced cottages on Sheffield Road, Fence, (circled) known locally as ‘Fence Hill’ and stretches between the end of Falconer Lane and Swallownest. I would also hazard a guess that Joseph worked at the Rotherwood Iron and Steelworks (also circled) - previously Rothervale Joinery, Carr’s and now Jeld-Wen. There has been a forge, foundry and Iron/Steelworks on that site for many years and old maps show they were on the banks of the River Rother, before they culverted it and changed it’s course to straighten it and control flooding. The occupation ‘ironworker’ could have meant that Joseph could have worked at either the Iron and Steelworks, producing the raw material, or possibly at the Forge, fabricating the metal into agricultural tools, which they were renowned for on that site.
  2. Georgiana Sanderson died at 29 Christ Church Road, Doncaster, on 29th December 1936. A spinster, she left a tidy sum (for the time) of £8648 12s 9d to a number of relatives, many of whom lived in or around Sheffield. Her will was dated 5th January 1935 and proved at the Principal Registry, London, on 5th January 1937. Georgiana was born on 7th November 1851 so she lived to be a good age. She was the youngest child born to George Sanderson and Mary Mirfin, also of Doncaster[1]. It was a brother of Georgiana’s, William Sanderson, that came to Sheffield and settled there. Those local beneficiaries are as follows: Name Relation Address given Edith Hobson (wife of Edward Hobson) niece 171 Shirecliffe Lane, Pitsmoor[2] £700 plus £20 to act as an executor Annie Petre Peter[3] (£700) niece Park View Terrace, Beighton William Sanderson nephew 22 Snigg Hill Albert Sanderson nephew Glenalmond Road, Ecclesall H Sanderson[4] nephew 141 Chippinghouse Road, Abbeydale Harry Sanderson nephew 150 Freedom Road, Walkley Annie Eliza Axe niece 53 Havelock Square John Arthur Sanderson nephew Dunella Road, Wadsley Lucy Sanderson niece 20 Dunella Road, Wadsley Robert Sanderson nephew 43 Fentonville Street, Sharrow Does anyone have any details that might add some colour to these names? [1] This particular Sanderson branch can be traced to Stainton near Tickhill. A distant relative of Georgiana’s was Richard Sanderson, M.P. for Colchester in the nineteenth century. Those interested in the Sanderson family with its links to the Quaker movement, London finance and more are welcome to read my article, The Family Connections of Richard Sanderson M.P. (1783-1857), on Issuu. There is no cost. https://issuu.com/richardaxeuk/docs/the_family_connections_of_richard_sanderson_m.p.__ [2] Written as number 11 in the will but 171 in the probate grant. [3] Name and address as written in the will….as yet unidentified. The Beighton link might be due to George and Mary’s marriage, which took place there in 1830. [4] This was George Herbert Sanderson who died in January 1934
  3. John Birkett

    Thrift House

    Hello Rosie !! I was so pleased to read your message and I'm glad you enjoyed the photographs etc. I have not been to Thryft House since last summer, but would normally I visit around 4 times a year. I usually just drive around the lane and park in the little car park and look out over the gardens, reminiscing, so the idea of meeting you and maybe having a proper look at the garden and the pond (is the pond still there I wonder?) would be really great. I have so many memories of playing in the fields, and going on our ponies to Whirlow Brook, Forge Dam and Ringinglow etc. When we lived there as children, the house was split into 2 parts, the part with the yard and the farm outbuildings, plus the house at the other end of the buildings. Is it still 2 houses, if "yes", which one do you live in ? When all this damn virus thing has sorted it self out, I would LOVE to come and meet you! Oh, and you mention the name of the house has changed, I would be interested to know about that? Best regards, John Birkett
  4. Calvin72

    C. Ross Of Sheffield

    Just back from one of my regular walks in the General Cemetery where I unexpectedly found the grave of Charles Ross. I'm interested in him as his name appears all over Sheffield's pavements. The firm made coal hole covers, tramway features, and more. Strangely I've found only one drain cover of his (just off Thompson Road at the bottom of the Botanical Gardens) which is in the c.1900-10 style.
  5. neddy

    Lily Lawless

    Births Dec 1920 Lawless Lily --mmn-Barker Sheffield 9c1069 possible father Arnold Lawless from Sheffield Indexers, LAWLESS, Ada (Spinster, age 18, ~, residing at 70 Harvest Lane). Married George ELLIOTT, on December 19, 1936, by H Atherton (Banns) at St Philips Church, Shalesmoor. Father's name is Arnold Lawless (Furnace Worker). Married in the presence of Horace Thorpe,Eva Elliott. Notes: ~. Page No: 38 Reg No: 75
  6. Dave Milner

    Tom Cross Lane..

    I was looking at something about Tom Cross lane & came across your reply. Thanks very much. Hope you are well Ted 🙂
  7. Stunmon

    Lily Lawless

    The discovery of an old family bible of my fathers threw up no surprises and it actually fell to pieces. However written in the back was the name LILY LAWLESS at an address on HARVEST LANE, SHEFFIELD. This meant nothing to us but given the mystery surrounding my father and his family which my sister and I only discovered long after his death, it was just another! Anyone on here had a relative called Lily Lawless who might have had any connection with Ernest Morton. my father? Bit of a long shot I know!! Thanks!!!
  8. Jim2000

    Surgical Instrument Makers

    William Hutchinson certainly owned a lot of property: the 1864 Sheffield Flood damaged nineteen of his houses in Green Lane and Acorn Street! He was granted over £16 in compensation - quite generous compared to the paltry amounts some received. See https://www2.shu.ac.uk/sfca/claimDetails.cfm?claim=4-3865
  9. Hi all, I am new to join here, but have looked around the site at old photos for ages and I've found quite a lot of my questions answered regarding old Sheffield. I have a couple of questions about the area I have lived all my life. The area in the title that is. 1. Did a Bomb fall on Gloucester Street during WW2? This image from 1950 I've produced from Britain from Above shows a cleared area on each side of the road of Gloucester Street. The maps I have looked at on National Library of Scotland show that the side of the road on Gloucester Street that's closest to Havelock had a full row of terraced housing. I know that there was a Gloucester Place on the other side of the road, but the same maps seem to show it was a narrower opening leading to the square. 2. Does anyone know what the Collection of Buildings was that is now the "Cut Through" from Broomspring Lane to Wilkinson Street (Shown in images below). Again, from 1950 and a bit more zoomed and a bit more zoomed, but quite blurry. and from a different perspective (1950) and a little more zoomed in I was born in the early 70's and have limited recollection of the area up until the red bricked houses were completed around 1980. I know that a office block once stood here from the early 80's up to circa 2011. It's hard to tell exactly what it was back in 1950 though. You can see part of the wall where the current last house before the gap is. What is next to it looks like another house, albeit, with very shallow depth and placed slightly forward of it's neighbour and then a series of 2 rows of outbuildings behind the shallow house. What might they be? Garages, Old Stables, Workshops? They certainly look too small to be little cottages. 3. Also as we are looking down Broomspring Lane on the images above, there was a Fish and Chip Shop I vaguely recall. It was on the right side as we look and between Dorset and Gloucester Street. Does anyone remember the name of it? I'm sure there was a little gap and you went in a door at the side of the building? Thanks for any help on these. I'll probably have a lot more questions about this area and I'm so glad I discovered Britain from Above as I'd searched for years for images as revealing as these. Such a quirky area around the back of Dorset and into Gloucester Square and quite random house placings, must have been lots of little alleyways leading in to some areas. Ta!
  10. neddy

    The Old Spa Well on Cuthbert Bank Road

    I remember the fella building this and some of the stone was delivered by us he was a shop owner from next door to the pub built as a potato store as I remember. Here's a bit of history for Robert Hales I took some years ago, Robert Hales - 7 feet 6 inches (228.6 cm) Robert Hales was born to William and Anne Hales on 2 May 1820, in the village of West Somerton near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He was one of 9 children. Both his mother and his father were over 6 feet tall. His 5 sisters averaged about 6 feet 3 inches and his brothers averaged 6 feet 5 inches. However, one of his sisters (Mary Hales, later to become Mary Laskey) measured 7 feet 2 inches and another sister (Anne Hales, later to become Anne Laskey) measured only a few inches shorter than her sister Mary. Robert Hales grew to a height of 7 feet 8 inches tall. His weight was said to be over 32 stone and his chest measurment was 64 inches. Robert's father William was a farmer but Robert himself became a sailor. At the age of 13 he joined the navy, but when he was 17 years old he became to big. Robert Hales started to exhibit himself at the Tombland Fair in Norwich and the Brittannia Fair in Great Yarmouth. Later he joined his sister Mary and her manager/husband Joe Laskey. After Mary Laskey died at the age of 30, Joe Laskey married the sister Anne Laskey who was about 6 feet 8 inches tall. Robert did not agree to Joe marrying his other sister and the group parted. Robert Hales went to America where he met P.T. Barnum. Barnum signed him for his American Museum and Robert was exhibited in New York and was known as the Norfolk Giant. While with Barnum, he met and 'married' the giantess Eliza Simpson. He toured with Barnum for 2 years before he went back to England, tired of touring. He became the landlord of the Craven Head Tavern in Drury Lane in London. Robert Hales died in 1863 in Great Yarmouth and was burried in West Somerton.
  11. fentonvillain

    Strangest pub names in Sheffield

    The Prospect View in Gleadless Road overlooking what was Cat Lane allotments was always better known as "The Cuckoo", possibly because the landlady was renowned for short measure but more likely because in the Spring, i.e. now, it was always possible to hear a cuckoo sounding across the valley. But it was only when I learned proper grammar (at a proper grammar school) I realised that the name Prospect View is actually tautology...a Prospect IS a view! I was sad when I discovered the pub had been sacrificed for road widening. A lot of my dad's and Uncle Jim's hard earned cash went into that till! Cuckoo's have become quite a rare occurrence although I did hear one yesterday in the country park which now stands where the Coalite plant was at Wingerworth.
  12. Paul Worrall

    Shop on Corner of Priory Road and Sharrow Lane

    Hi Again, Thinking about the newspaper shop on Sharrow Lane, I believe the 'steel toe capped' owner's name was either Betty Hill or possibly Betty Hall - any ideas? Dennis Barham would know but he's not been seen in the area since the late 80's! Wazzie Worrall
  13. While walking along Myers Lane near Worrall I noticed what looks like a marker stone on the north side of the road at 53.24.56 North x 1.33.10 West, it appears to have ODC 1868 No1 engraved on it. Although I'm from Worrall originally and must have walked past it many times this is the first time I've noticed it. Can anyone tell me what it is for? Also, on all the old maps there is a building called Larch Hall close to this marker. As a child I always knew the area as Larch Hall but there was nothing to see even back then [1960's]. Can anyone tell me anything about Larch Hall? Pete
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Edmund

    Andrews stationers Holly Lane

    G.D. Andrews, Commercial and Scholastic Stationers, were at 4 Holly Lane in 1931.
  18. I seem to think mistakenly that Andrews was there when I was at school in the 1950s. But I think it was much later! Where would we have bought our stationery before Andrews?
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. neddy

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

    1911 Malvina Ashley 57 widow, 24 Harvest Lane Beerhouse Keeper Licenced Victualler own account.
  22. First mention of a Sheffield-made bicycle (using that term) seems to be an advertisement by Benjamin Gorrill in the 'Independent' 20 May 1869 – has anyone found an earlier reference? Here is a potted history of early bicycling in Sheffield (sourced mainly from pieces in the Sheffield Independent): In June 1869 local papers had a new epidemic to report, one that probably originated from Paris: In Sheffield and vicinity, the symptoms of that alarming malady, the bicycle fever, are becoming daily more strongly marked and developed... ...which might require ‘additional accommodation at the medical institutions of the town’ such as ‘extra facilities for the treatment of casualties’. Undeterred, the fabulous Browne Brothers appeared at the Alexandra Theatre in a display of bicycling dexterity, and in the same week the fever spread: A Bicycle Club is being formed at the Shakespeare Inn, Gibraltar Street, and there is every prospect of its being a complete success. (Independent, 2 June 1869) Tracing the beginnings of the ‘fever’ leads us back a month earlier, when a Bicycle Club was hastily founded at Sharrow (near Wilson's Snuff factory), launched at a crowded Pomona Hotel, with hundreds gathered outside to see a velocipede contest, when the bicycle made by local firm Beck and Candlish of Brown Street was generally agreed superior to one imported from Pickering's of New York. Going further back to April 20th, however, the ingenious Benjamin Gorrill had been first to announce his own make of ‘bicycle and tricycle velocipedes, of the best materials and workmanship’. He was the son of a scissor-maker of Eyre Street and named after his uncle Benjamin Gorrill the tailor (all of them are living together on Gibraltar Street in 1841). Young Benjamin started as a scissorsmith, branched out into Orrery-making (those rotating mechanical models of the sun, planets and moons) and announced his new-fangled velocipedes from Cadman Lane, Sheffield. His brother John Gorrill was an early rider in the Sheffield contests. Old photos of Cadman Lane show it to be narrow and fully cobbled (ouch). The Brown brothers from Liverpool (H and C Brown, before they added an ‘e’ to their name on the Alexandra stage) must have infected many with bicycle fever on the streets on 18th May, although the town’s geography was a challenge: Since the brothers have been in Sheffield they have tried to mount some of our hills, and have succeeded in getting up Snighill, Pond Hill, and have gone from Norfolk Street to Broomhill. In the afternoon of today they intend to try Paradise Square. Crowds of locals held their collective breath as the brothers ‘made an attempt to rise Paradise Street’, noting that ‘from Westbar, all the way up, it is very uneven, being paved with very rugged boulders’ (no doubt they were grateful for horsehair-filled saddles), but they ultimately failed to conquer the final dozen yards near the top. Henry Swan, curator of Ruskin’s Museum which opened a few years later on Bell Hagg Road, Walkley was one of the early pioneers of cycling, and must have faced the same problem addressing Walkley’s uncompromising gradients - an exercise only for the truly dedicated (Mr F Smith of the ‘Hawthorns’ and a certain one-legged Chinaman on bamboo bicycles notwithstanding – see elsewhere on this Forum)! Ruskin himself was not keen on the new contraptions: I not only object, but am quite prepared to spend all my ‘bad language’ in reprobation of the bi-, tri-, and 4-,5-, 6 or 7 cycles, and every other contrivance and invention for superseding human feet... (Ruskin;1888)
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. lysandernovo

    Old Abandoned Sheffield Factory

    It's a refractory brick factory ( Dysons Refractories) in Stannington/ Loxley valley using the locally plentiful supply of fire clay and coal to manufacture special heat resisting bricks for the steel industry! Production ceased in 2012.
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