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  1. Could this be 'Empire Day' celebrations ?
  2. See the entry under SCHOOLS to find details of the latest Reunion event at Sharrow Lane School. Edit: Link ..
  3. Details of the much-requested next reunion of pupils from the years 1948-1958 are now available. It will take place at noon on Wednesday 27 November in the school hall cafe. Numbers will be strictly limited to 30 but if demand is sufficient then an additional date can be arranged. THIS WILL BE A CHRISTMAS LUNCH EVENT with turkey, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings, and an attractive seasonal vegetarian option. A hot drink, cracker and mints is included in the price. Dessert will be a choice of a mincemeat crumble or a chocolate pudding. One course £10.95, two courses £11.95. A decision is yet to be made on whether to make wine available or to accept corkage. A deposit of £5 will be required. Closing date for the deposit will be 12 November. I am happy to arrange for table reservations for groups who notify me of numbers in advance. I will also seek permission to have music to accompany carols etc if we get a good crowd. To participate in this event please respond to this notice as soon as possible. I will be monitoring responses. Or send me a personal message through this Forum. DO NOT SEND MONEY JUST YET! I will give details of how this will be done in the course of the next couple of weeks. But it is essential that, if this event is to happen and be successful, you tell all your peer group and get them to respond quickly. I shall also be posting this notice on the Sheffield Forum and will be contacting all those whose email addresses I already have. If you don't get an email from me it will be because I don't have your email address listed. David France (1946-53)
  4. That was my understanding too, when I made a one hour programme for BBC Radio Sheffield in 1980 called "Up The Pole, Down Memory Lane," in which I revisited Jimmy Jewel's childhood haunts with him, knocking on the door of his old home, going to see his name in the school register at Western Road Juniors and walking with him on The Bolehills where he showed me where he smoked his first cigarette, and then going on to the stage of the then-derelict Lyceum Theatre where he recalled his upbringing in a "showbiz" family on the Music Hall circuit. I don't recall him talking about Andover St. My interest in the pair was sparked by recalling the people of Crookes talking about them when I was visiting Western Road with my mate John whose grandparents lived there....and, of course, listening to them on The Light Programme at Sunday dinner time when they were as much a part of Sunday as Yorkshire Pudding. In his later years, when he was doing quite well as a straight actor, Jimmy had a very serious side to him which I would have liked to have seen developed by the BBC as a living history of a part of the nation's fabric that was called Music Hall. It would have sat well along Suzy Klein's recent programmes recalling people like George Formby. Sadly my career took me away from the City before it could be developed and then, suddenly, it was too late, Jimmy Jewel was no more. Sheffield should celebrate two of its sons who were as famous in their time as Morecambe and Wise...and in my view actually funnier, especially since they wrote all their own material. A statue on The Bolehills would be appropriate! Or slap in the Middle of the Lyceum/Crucible complex. But somebody's bound to find a political incorrectness about them. My favourite recollection of Jimmy is of him tenderly looking after his long-suffering wife in their luxury apartment in Kensington, surrounded by the memorabilia of a lifetime of comedy. He was a lovely man.
  5. Plan of The Bramall Lane Ground. Sheffield Daily Telegraph 24 May 1906
  6. Many thanks everyone for all the information! Southside's 1853 map certainly shows Bramall Lane Bridge clearly, as does boginspro's from a similar time. It does seem that Vulcan Works Bridge was off to the side over the goit. So my title is wrong but I'll leave it to show the work done here by others I need to narrow down the date of construction now and next time I go through the culvert I'll look closer at the work as the current culvert is clearly longer than the original bridge and the joins should be clear (also the goit exit from the river may still be visible). I'll try and light the tunnel up enough to take photos.
  7. Does anyone have any memories or pictures of the Corner Shop on Derbyshire Lane in Meersbrook. I have looked on Picture Sheffield and found one picture but any extra info or pictures would be great. I am Assistant Producer for Wall to Wall media and we are filming the next back in Time series for the BBC in Sheffield this summer. Thanks!
  8. Fanfare of Trumpets announcing the commencement of Empire Day ( I think it says 24th May 1906 ) at Bramall Lane. There is also a picture of the City of Sheffield Pipe Band at Sheffield’s Coronation pageant on Empire Day 24th May 1906 on this link to their page. https://cityofsheffieldpipe.band/p-m-george-urquhart/
  9. Does anyone remember the people in this photo? One is Big Ada from the old market on Dixon Lane Any memories of these people at all?
  10. At the bottom of Twenty Well Lane on the opposite side to Dore and Totley Station is Mercia Motors which deal in quality second hand cars. Prior to this it was Jeep main dealers which I think was part of the Hadfield's group. I've no idea who it belonged to prior to Jeep. Wazzie Worrall
  11. Finally I have a few minutes to report on the latest Sharrow Lane School Reunion held on Wednesday 26th June. Altogether 29 former pupils and Sharrow residents turned up, the youngest aged 71 and the eldest, I think, 85. We had a terrific two hour session of exchanging memories and revelling in the atmosphere of the old Junior School Hall. With their permission, here is a list of those present: (The ladies consented to using their maiden names) Valerie Shaw; Christine France; Brian Milner; Tony Ford; Denis Anson; Mick Glossop; Jack wade; Alan Barnett; Tony Faulds MBE; Dave Holmes; Dave Storf; Ian Brelsford; Malcolm Gladwin; Ralph Holmes; Frank Turner; keith Spooner; John Beatson; Tony Hardwick; Roger Walker; John Smith; Phil Smith; Roger Stevenson; Graham Whitham; Darrell Whitham; Pauline Mackreal; Diane Goodwin; Ronald Hibbert and myself, David France. It was soon agreed that there should be another reunion later this year and so it has been decided there will be a special Christmas Lunch event at 1pm on Wednesday 27th November 2019 but places MUST be pre-booked through me. A price for the lunch will be published nearer the date. Watch this space! The photographs here show what a cordial and relaxed event it was. Book your space for November now by sending me a personal message.
  12. According to the tiny bit of information given in Grace`s guide to British Industrial History, the Vulcan Works in 1797 was in the ownership of Ebenezer Berdikin, Anvil Maker. So i guess it was foundry of some description? httsearch=Vulcan+ps://www.gracesguide.co.Works+Sheffield&fulltext=uk/Special:Search? A couple of maps of the area in 1853 showing the location of Bramall Lane Bridge and a couple of the other bridges over the Porter in 1853. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/38750 Also a Picture Sheffield Photograph of the Porter Brook in 1956, you can just about make out the name Yorkshire on the wall of the building in the background, anyone any idea where we are looking towards? http://www.picturesheffield.com/s41973
  13. I think some of these may still exist? Fulwood Head Road. Boundary Gleadless Road. Brookhouse Hill. Opposite Cottages & Chapel Green Lane. Near Wood, Walkley Bank Road. Hagg Lane No. 1. Grange Farm (could be Grange Fm at Norton?). New Trough Roper Hill.
  14. Many thanks boginspro! The first photo I had seen before but not got the location right - the area could not have changed much more. I'll get photos over the next couple of days of the site. The map is really interesting. I was wondering if Vulcan Works and Bramall Lane bridges were one and the same, but clearly not. The current culvert may well incorporate some of both. It certainly goes under Hereford St whereas the map shows the two as not joined up.
  15. I think this is the bridge I referred to above looking from the St Mary's Lane end in 1949. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s17137&pos=50&action=zoom&id=19810
  16. I think you are in the same place boginspro. I've never seen reference to a Bramall Lane Bridge so I'm back to Square One! Either way it's old, nice, hidden, and I'd love to find out more
  17. I may be wrong here as I have never seen the Decathlon car park or the former Staples car park, but your description sounds like the Bramall Lane Bridge over the Porter. I just wondered if the Vulcan Works Bridge may have been over the goit from the dam shown on your map.. EDIT - I have found this map showing what I think is the Bramall Lane Bridge, you could perhaps use the slider on the web page to overlay a modern map to see if I am in the right place. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3738&lon=-1.4740&layers=168&b=1
  18. I think this must be part of Camping Lane that has now gone. Looking at old and modern maps my best guess as to the modern location is near the bottom of Periwood Lane. I am probably miles off so would anyone knowing the area and contours of the land have a better idea. I think there was a stream in the valley bottom, I wonder if that is still open? EDIT - I have just found it on Picture Sheffield, "Date Period:1900-1919" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303159027009?ul_noapp=true
  19. As most of my family appear to have lived around what is now Upperthorpe, Netherthorpe, through to the town centre along Solly Street and Townhead Street, I was hoping to find Coalpit Lane near there as I have a branch of my family living there. I know roads ‘disappear’ over time and wondered which map I should look at to see if there ever existed Coalpit Lane in this area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  20. I am trying to determine if there was anything left of the Park Goods station after 1966 to 1969. I understand that it was supposed to have closed in 1963. Due to the Tinsley marshalling yard being opened in 1965. There is a picture of it still in operation captured with a photo of the Canal Basin, but the photo implies late 60's rather than earlier. I have tried to search for large scale maps from the late 60's, but had no results. I don't know if you can buy them. The O.S. site has no indication of maps, at least down to street level size, on their website. I have seen a picture dated to 1969 of the Flying Scotsman passing through Victoria, which shows some carriages parked up on the lines to the station. So that could mean that the tracks were still there at that time.
  21. There can't be many people of a certain age who lives weren't touched by the Co-operative movement. I remember having a Christmas job at the B&C on Nethershire Lane, Shiregreen when I was at school. Here's a portrait of the B&C from 1905.
  22. Old Rider you are a star. When our kids were growing up we used to call the stone built cottage 'the Farm', the kids had stories about it being haunted and that witches lived there. (At that time the biggest witch lived at No.10 Downing Street!). I never knew it had been a shop, however that would make sense. People didn't have cars to take them to supermarkets, which were also very much in the future. Basics were bought from small traders whose profit margins must have been tiny. Before we moved to Archer Lane we lived on Buttermere Road - part of the Abbeydale Lake District! If you look at any pre-1960's Kelly's Directory the number of small traders listed on Buttermere/Crumock/Conistone/Windermere etc. is mind boggling, as it is all over the working class areas of Sheffield. Buttermere Road Abortionist - When we lived on Buttermere Road, part of the Abbeydale Road ‘Lake District’ in the 1970’s, several of the older residents told us of the famous case of the ‘Buttermere Road Abortionist’, who was imprisoned for the illegal services she performed. However, I have no idea of the person’s name or when these crimes took place. Can anybody help please? Wazzie Worrall
  23. Some of the things you may remember: Shops, Bars And Cafe's The Smugglers Den - coffee bar opposite Hillsborough Park (it had a pinball machine and jukebox) that served fluffy coffee's and parkdrive cigarettes. They served coffee in glass cups and saucers. David Layne's New Squirrel cafe on Middlewood Road opposite the library in Hillsborough park Mitchells Cafe - top of Leppings Lane Pauls Pantry was on a road off Holme Lane near the Middlewood Rd traffic lights. The road that goes up to Walkley. Near a bridge over the river. (1960/62) You could get beefburgers, chips, peas, gravy, apple pie and custard, and a cup of tea for 4/6 Jack's - on Langsett Road not far up from the Barracks. (sasperella bar) - you could go in and see David, Peter Swan and Tony Kay hunched over the jukebox discussing tactics. That would be about 1961 when, the Owls finished 2nd in the top division just behind Spurs Snooker hall at the side of the Park Cinema Choices Video shop used to be the YEB shop Legends Bar was a Timpsons Shoe Shop Where the cafe is now, next to La Vida Loca (corner of Rudyard Road) used to be the first Tates Gallery shop On the opposite corner or Rudyard Road was Langtons Shoe shop Langtons also had another shoe shop in what is now the clothes shop next to Wilkinsons Wilkinsons was a Tescos in the 70's, before that it was a Church ? The corner of Taplin Road/Middlewood Road where the now empty Hairdresser is, was a butchers shop Parkers the Jewelers used to sell school uniform upstairs The shops did half day closing on a thursday afternooon In the late '60s early '70s there was a car or motor bike showroom on the right hand side (going towards Middlewood) - it was one of the last stores before you got to the park. it occupied the site of the former Howard's dairy (best ice cream in Sheffield). Before the Bond Bug came out (in June 1970) they sold the little NSU "Prinz" cars The pork butcher at the corner of Taplin Road was Kelsey's - old Frank Kelsey retired and handed over to his nephew but the business went downhill There was a dentist - V.Hilton Tapp. He was the dentist opposite the Park entrance on Hawksley Ave. Vincent H. Tapp, born 14 May 1899, died in Sheffield in the first quarter of 1970 The Yorkshire bank used to be on the corner of Rudyard road, opposite Timpsons shoe shop The post office was just along Hillsborough Road; it was built in 1961 - before that the (much smaller) P.O. was on the other side of Middlewood Road, near Kay's newsagents. The petrol station (where Maplins is now) replaced the Phoenix cinema, which must have closed in the 1960s. The flower cart at the end of Roselle Street was owned by Mrs Windley who had the flower shop on Proctor Place - her daughter Victoria took over, and still has the flower shop as well as "Flowers by Victoria" in the arcade. Cinema's The Pheonix Cinema - opposite Hillsborough Barracks Hillsborough Park Cinema Kinema
  24. Hi Old Rider, I think your Grandfather may well be right. However I don't remember Mr Jennings or any other shops around that part of Archer Lane. We moved into Archer Lane in 1979 and left in 1988. Our neighbour for the first few years was Mrs Vaugh, who together with her late husband had lived in the house since it was built in the 1930's. Mrs Vaugh once told me that before the council houses where Cllr Lambert and his wife lived were built, there was a large water tank which took a direct hit during the blitz. Cheers, Wazzie Worrall
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