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SteveHB
On 23/06/2020 at 20:36, SteveHB said:

Coupe Brothers, Carting contractors, builders merchants & brick manufacturers 19 Carlisle Street East (1919-1925)

 

Coupe Brothers (Sheffield), carting contractors, builders merchants & brick manufacturers, 19 Carlisle Street East.

Listed in the 1957 Kelly's directory.

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Further to my June 3rd post about the European Heritage Days awards I'm excited and delighted to be one of the overall 2020 winners! Eleven storytellers from across the continent have won a funde

Hello All, I'm delighted to say that I have been shortlisted for European Heritage Storyteller of the Year for 'Drainspotting'. The link here is the just published submission which formed the final pa

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5 minutes ago, Calvin72 said:

Further to my June 3rd post about the European Heritage Days awards I'm excited and delighted to be one of the overall 2020 winners!

Eleven storytellers from across the continent have won a funded Council of Europe heritage project. Mine is going to be the design of an app and website to help count and trace every single piece of historic pavement furniture in the city and to plot every such location. This will hopefully enable study of what we have, why they are important, and what they tell us. Building on the collective work of this thread I will be able to answer a few of the questions that have been raised! The work will run from September 30th till March 31st 2021 and I will mention this site in any publicity. I have been invited to address the European Parliament in November to introduce the topic and Sheffield heritage in general which I am looking forward to. Just to say many thanks again to contributors to this thread and I'm delighted that looking at Sheffield drain covers takes it's place in the favourite European heritage stories of the year :)

http://www.europeanheritagedays.com/Story/cfbd0/Drainspotting-%40%40%40-A-European-Story%2c-Made-in-Sheffield^^^

Pleased to hear that

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W Ainsley, Whitehouse Lane. Seen today on Walkley Lane.

The 'N' of Lane appears to be upside down? 

 

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2 hours ago, Calvin72 said:

W Ainsley, Whitehouse Lane. Seen today on Walkley Lane.

The 'N' of Lane appears to be upside down? 

 

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William Ainsley (& Wilson), builder and contractor, 157 Whitehouse Lane. 1901 directory.
William Ainsley, builder and contractor, 157 Whitehouse Lane, (Sheffield 6). 1905 and 1911 directories.

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Don't think Henry Boot has made his way into this thread yet. A nice 'starfish' style non-slip cover too.

 

Henry Boot starfish non-slip.jpeg

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On 22/08/2020 at 15:55, Calvin72 said:

Don't think Henry Boot has made his way into this thread yet. A nice 'starfish' style non-slip cover too.

 

Henry Boot starfish non-slip.jpeg

Love it! - whereabouts please? I know Henry Boot built the Union Inn at Nether Edge, and the cottages on Edge Bank (Cherry Tree Hill) but then I suppose they also built bits all over the place... 

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5 hours ago, Jim2000 said:

Love it! - whereabouts please? I know Henry Boot built the Union Inn at Nether Edge, and the cottages on Edge Bank (Cherry Tree Hill) but then I suppose they also built bits all over the place... 

Yes, a well known name but not a common feature. It's at the top of an alley near the beginning of Glossop Road/West Street. On the right looking towards town opposite the Somme Barracks.

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On 22/08/2020 at 15:55, Calvin72 said:

Don't think Henry Boot has made his way into this thread yet. A nice 'starfish' style non-slip cover too.

 

Henry Boot starfish non-slip.jpeg

Inspired by your diligent work, we may all be in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars...

(probably a Wilde misquote)

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The Council of Europe funded 'Drainspotting' project that I won earlier this year has begun. We have six months to find and log as much as we can of Sheffield's historic pavement features. Our app enables people to photograph and GPS plot their finds and we will draw up the maps showing the locations of the important finds, how many are left, and what that tells us.

Anyone interested in being involved I'd love to hear from you!

 

streetheritageresearchgroup@gmail.com

 

https://sites.google.com/view/streetheritage/the-street-heritage-research-group

 

https://www.europeanheritagedays.com/story/cfbd0/Drainspotting-A-European-Story-Made-in-Sheffield

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