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Industry On Wilfrid Road, Darnall

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One melt of steel would be far more than was needed to form the sword, so I can't see any reason why other items couldn't have been made from it. The 1907 pattern bayonet was manufactured throughout ww2 by Wilkinson's ( who made the sword) so no reason why it couldn't have been made from the same melt!

They made the bayonets (formerly made at Enfield) until the end of WW1

Thanks for the map.There are no obvious entrances to the works on Wilfred Road or Shirland Lane...but there appears to be one on Darnall Road.

Must confess I never knew there was a Bawtry Road in Darnall....the one I know is in Tinsley. I wonder, could the name have been changed when Sheffield took over Tinsley in the boundary change of 1918? :unsure:

Not sure if you have been answered but the original entrance to Sandersons was on around the corner from Wilfrid on Darnall Rd. Later Sanderson Kayser had the entrance near the canal end. Shown on posted photos.

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Darnall Road, 1905.

............ Canal aqueduct ............

Turner P. T. & Co. Limited, glass bottle manufacturer.

84 Goode James, (j) bricklayer.

86 Milner William J. fitter.

88 Rhodes Benjamin, coal dealer.

92 Goude George, (j) bricklayer.

94 Ramsden William, fitter.

Nicholson Benjamin & Sons, steel, file & tool manufacturers.

98 Swallow John, steel melter.

100 Newton Thomas, draper.

102 Newton Herbert, file grinder.

Court 2

106 & 108 Barber Jobn, grocer.

Cleveland square

Sanderson Bros. & Newbould Lim. steel manfrs.

146 Burdett William, labourer.

150 Bunnett William, furnaceman.

Wilfrid Road

Benjamin Rhodes was my great-grandma's brother.Thanks for the info.

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Benjamin Rhodes was my great-grandma's brother.Thanks for the info.

Rhodes Benjamin, coal dealer, 88 Darnall Rpad, A (1901).

Rhodes Benjamin, coal agent, 178 Darnall Road, (1911).

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My maternal grandpa was general manager at Sandersons during the wartime years, I never met him as he died before my time, but one of the possessions that came my way eventually is a 1907 pattern bayonet that family rumour says was made from the same batch of steel as the Stalingrad Sword. Any comments?

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