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I have just acquired these envelopes and would like to ask if anyone knows about the buildings or people on Sidney Street.

The letters were posted from Alexandrovsk in the Arkhangelsk, Oblast Region of Russia on the 30 December 1915 and on the 7 January 1916 (Julian calendar that's the 12 and 20 January 1916 Gregorian style). What intrigues me is that they were posted by the same person (appears to be the same handwriting) to different people in different houses on the same street. That's Mr Holiday at 76 Sidney Street and Mrs Vernon c/o Mrs Prestidge at 66 Sidney Street.

I am currently assuming that the properties on Sidney Street were at that time workshops therefore the likelihood is that the letters are on commercial business purposes, after all Russia was Britain's ally at this date and was acquiring a lot of war goods that were routed around the North Cape and into Archangel. But there again they may have been residential houses and would explain the lack of business names.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Albert Works and a lot of Smith's Works - both Sidney Street.

Sorry, had very little time to look into this. Needs more work.

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Compairing directories and maps, the numbers 66 and 76 Sidney Street, were around here,

the lowest number being the furthest away (looking at the photo) towards the junction with Matilda Street..

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The 1905 White's directory shows 66 Sidney Street as being on the Midland Station (north) side of Matilda Street.

1903

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From the 1861 UK Census

Name Agnes Henderson Age 33 Estimated Year of Birth 1828 Relationship to Head of Household Lodger Occupation ...artist Address Sidney Street District Sheffield, South Sheffield Parish Sheffield Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Birth Place Canterbury Birth County Kent

Staying with Agnes was her 15 year old daughter Jane

Quite famous nowadays in popular culture?

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From the 1861 UK Census

Name Agnes Henderson Age 33 Estimated Year of Birth 1828 Relationship to Head of Household Lodger Occupation ...artist Address Sidney Street District Sheffield, South Sheffield Parish Sheffield Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Birth Place Canterbury Birth County Kent

Staying with Agnes was her 15 year old daughter Jane

Quite famous nowadays in popular culture?

Is that popular culture as in "Mr. Kite" ;-)

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Spot on Dunsbyowl - the bit that was missing was that Agnes was an equestrian artist and the wife of John Henderson. She was lodging with her daughter (Martha) Jane in Sydney Street in 1861, Her husband John was lodging in Soho mmmm Name John Henderson Age 37 Estimated Year of Birth 1824 Relationship to Head of Household Lodger Occupation Equestian Address 5, Spur Street District Strand, St Anne Soho Parish St Anne Administrative County London, Middlesex Birth Place London Birth County Middlesex

The Hendersons were of course "immortalised" in the Beatles (John Lennon) song "For the Benefit of Mr KIte" which appears on the Sgt Pepper album. Sadly their daughter died at the age of 21 and is buried with her father John in London's Highgate Cemetery. His body was exhumed from Ipswich Cemetery where he was first laid to rest in May 1867. His wife Agnes died on 10th October 1879, in Liverpool. She was buried in Toxteth Cemetery, Smithdown Road, with no surviving children

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I have just acquired these envelopes and would like to ask if anyone knows about the buildings or people on Sidney Street. The letters were posted from Alexandrovsk in the Arkhangelsk, Oblast Region of Russia on the 30 December 1915 and on the 7 January 1916 (Julian calendar that's the 12 and 20 January 1916 Gregorian style). What intrigues me is that they were posted by the same person (appears to be the same handwriting) to different people in different houses on the same street. That's Mr Holiday at 76 Sidney Street and Mrs Vernon c/o Mrs Prestidge at 66 Sidney Street. I am currently assuming that the properties on Sidney Street were at that time workshops therefore the likelihood is that the letters are on commercial business purposes, after all Russia was Britain's ally at this date and was acquiring a lot of war goods that were routed around the North Cape and into Archangel. But there again they may have been residential houses and would explain the lack of business names. Any help greatly appreciated.

I have found one item so far about 66 Sidney Street in 1895.

Sidney Street

The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Friday, January 18, 1895;

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I have found one item so far about 66 Sidney Street in 1895.

Sidney Street

The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Friday, January 18, 1895;

'Frederick Eberlin. Pork Merchant, Wholesale & Retail Ham, Bacon & Lard Factor, 461 London Road.'

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Guest KneeleR

Many thanks for the replies. Promising that 66 Sidney Street in 1895 was not a workshop but a hostel for rescue girls. I must find out if the property was sold on and when it ceased being a hostel.

Thanks again

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Jim2000
On 02/11/2011 at 11:24, ceegee said:

Spot on Dunsbyowl - the bit that was missing was that Agnes was an equestrian artist and the wife of John Henderson. She was lodging with her daughter (Martha) Jane in Sydney Street in 1861, Her husband John was lodging in Soho mmmm Name John Henderson Age 37 Estimated Year of Birth 1824 Relationship to Head of Household Lodger Occupation Equestian Address 5, Spur Street District Strand, St Anne Soho Parish St Anne Administrative County London, Middlesex Birth Place London Birth County Middlesex

 

 

The Hendersons were of course "immortalised" in the Beatles (John Lennon) song "For the Benefit of Mr KIte" which appears on the Sgt Pepper album. Sadly their daughter died at the age of 21 and is buried with her father John in London's Highgate Cemetery. His body was exhumed from Ipswich Cemetery where he was first laid to rest in May 1867. His wife Agnes died on 10th October 1879, in Liverpool. She was buried in Toxteth Cemetery, Smithdown Road, with no surviving children

Agnes Henderson (Sidney Street 1861) - her maiden name was Agnes Hengler, from the family of the popular Hengler’s Circus, who made frequent visits to Sheffield. Hengler’s suffered a tragedy here in Agnes’ lifetime - in 1872 when a gallery (for spectators) fell.

See fascinating extract from https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p5wMYvBVGgIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+circus+and+Victorian+society&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinqsLE6ufpAhVdSBUIHSA7DvIQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=The circus and Victorian society&f=false

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3 hours ago, Jim2000 said:

Agnes Henderson (Sidney Street 1861) - her maiden name was Agnes Hengler, from the family of the popular Hengler’s Circus, who made frequent visits to Sheffield. Hengler’s suffered a tragedy here in Agnes’ lifetime - in 1872 when a gallery (for spectators) fell.

See fascinating extract from https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p5wMYvBVGgIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+circus+and+Victorian+society&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinqsLE6ufpAhVdSBUIHSA7DvIQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=The circus and Victorian society&f=false

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Forgot to add, while Agnes Henderson (nee Hengler) was lodging on Sidney Street in 1861, her equestrian brother John Michael Hengler is lodging at 99 Duke Street, alongside John Henry Cooke (1836-1917), who would be billed as ‘the Champion Equestrian of the Universe’, born in New York.

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On 26/10/2011 at 22:02, RichardB said:

Albert Works and a lot of Smith's Works - both Sidney Street.

 

Sorry, had very little time to look into this. Needs more work.

This is the Albert Works 77 Sidney Street.

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On 07/12/2011 at 09:52, Guest KneeleR said:

Many thanks for the replies. Promising that 66 Sidney Street in 1895 was not a workshop but a hostel for rescue girls. I must find out if the property was sold on and when it ceased being a hostel.

 

Thanks again

ADOPTION.— WANTED, respectable HOMES for healthy Boy, 2 years old, and Girl, 8 months; no premium.—Apply Matron, 66, Sidney street, or William Corbridge, 250, Duke street, Sheffield.

  • 25 January 1894 - Sheffield Daily Telegr 

Bad Weather and Starving Poor. — Since the bad weather set in. " The Haven," 66, Sidney street, has been besieged by hundreds of poor little children shivering with cold, pleading for soup tickets. Scores of....

  • 02 February 1895 - Sheffield Indep

...Mission Hall, in Howard street, and will be continued to-day and to-morrow. This mission, which has a home at No. 66, Sidney street, and a relief home at Pontefract, is doing excellent service, and though but little heard of by the general public...

  • 25 June 1895 - Sheffield Indep

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY. On Sunday evening, John Brownhill, 66, Sidney Street, Sheffield, was driving a couple of friends along Attercliffe Road in a trap, the pony attached to vehicle stumbled...[see pictured]

  • 28 April 1903 - Sheffield Daily Telegr

Sale; Cob....Trap and Silver-mounted Harness and Spring dray.—66. Sidney St, Sheffleld

  • 13 Jun 1903 - Sheffield Daily Teleg

SPRING DRAY, good, for Sale.—Apply 66, Sidney st. Sheffield. 

  • 25 March 1905 - Sheffield Daily Telegr

Brownhill, James (, ~).
     Address: 66 Sidney Street, in 1905.
     Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham.

  •  (Sheffield Indexers)

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