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WG Jenkinson.

Abbeydale Rd South, near Ecclesall woods.

 

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4 hours ago, Calvin72 said:

WG Jenkinson.

Abbeydale Rd South, near Ecclesall woods.

 

Jenkinson William George R P C. plumber &c.  43 Eyre Street. (1925 directory).

Edit:  Jenkinson William Geo., plumber,  43 Eyre Street. (1901, 1905 & 1911 directories).

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I have just discovered the Drainspotting booklet and have tried to find the drain cover made by Charles Ross somewhere near the bottom of the Botanical Gardens. Does anyone know it’s exact location, please?

Richard Brown

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9 hours ago, pmbrhb said:

I have just discovered the Drainspotting booklet and have tried to find the drain cover made by Charles Ross somewhere near the bottom of the Botanical Gardens. Does anyone know it’s exact location, please?

Richard Brown

Hello there,

                   I now know there are two, one on the left hand side of Thompson Rd before the junction with Khartoum Rd, and one at the corner with Khartoum. They are often buried under leaves and dirt though... As a bonus there is another different Charles Ross cover near the Queen Victoria statue in Endcliffe Park :)

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Thanks very much for your swift reply.  Weather permitting, I will try to find the drain covers tomorrow.

Richard

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Thanks, I have found the Charles Ross Covers. The one in Endcliffe Park is quite near to the Mi Amigo memorial.

Richard

 

 

 

 

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I wonder if you can help on this one.

I have found an item on Rustlings Road with the name H Lingard, presumably from an iron foundry. but I can find no information about him on the web. Photo attached.

Richard

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2 hours ago, pmbrhb said:

I wonder if you can help on this one.

I have found an item on Rustlings Road with the name H Lingard, presumably from an iron foundry. but I can find no information about him on the web. Photo attached.

Richard

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I think that's new addition to this thread! The names on these inspection covers were usually that of the builder rather than a foundry. Never seen Lingard before, good stuff.

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Henry Lingard was born in1860, the son of Joseph Lingard a bricklayer, who later became a builder - Joseph's work included houses on Albert Road, Heeley.

In 1891 Henry was a builder living at 136 Fitzwilliam street

In 1901 he was a builder, employer of bricklayers living at 33 Cemetery Avenue (off Ecclesall Road - General Cemetery gates) and in 1900 sold several pairs of houses he had built in Cemetery Avenue

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By 1911 Henry and his wife Rose had moved to number 42 Cemetery Avenue and were still there in 1921.

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Henry died on 27th October 1929 at 234 Psalter Lane and was buried at Ecclesall church. His will left £4,248.

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I have been following Drainspotting and have been to Forge Dam this morning to try to find the Ecclesall Highways drain cover, allegedly a few yards from the cafe. Gong back from the cafe towards Whitely Woods Road there is a possible site just past the entrance to the path alongside Porter Brook where there is a deep depression, full of water after the recent rains! is his where the drain(s) is?

Incidentally in passing, I found an unexpected drain cover at the bottom  of Brookhouse Hill where it turns into Whitely Lane, with an Ecclesfield address. If you are interested i can send a photo.

Richard

 

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