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Montgomery and the Sheffield Iris - plaque formerly on Telegraph Building


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I am researching the history of the old Montgomery Tavern and Iris Offices which stood on Hartshead, and I have been trying to establish what happened to the plaque which was at the back of the Telegraph and Star buildings, at the end of Aldine Court, prior to the erection of the new loading bay - see link below.  Sadly several lines of enquiry, including through the librarian at the Star, were unable to cast any light on its fate, so I am hoping that the collective knowledge of the members here might throw up some clues or even the answer!

Also, does anyone know when the new loading bay was built?  That would add another point on a time-line.

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s07739&pos=1&action=zoom&id=10915

Thanks, Adrian

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Not sure if these Sheffield Archives documents cover it:

CA206/1973/328B
Title Aldine Court / Hartshead, Sheffield
 

Extension to printing works & offices
Applicant: Sheffield Newspapers Ltd
Architect: Beaumont & Cowling 1973

CA206/23231f
Title Aldine Court, Hartshead Street & York Street, Sheffield
Description Retaining wall
 
CA206/23231d
Title Aldine Court, Hartshead Street & York Street, Sheffield
Description Reconstruction of part of printing works
Date 1954

 

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adolores

Hi Adrian,

I wondered if you got to the bottom of this? I'm looking into the history of the Iris and am also curious to find out what happened to the plaque. Seems a shame if there is no public acknowledgement of it in the city.

Thanks

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tozzin

I'm not sure if this bit of info is true but I read sometime ago that the doorway and shop front of the Iris was bought and sent to America.

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Jim2000

The Iris Office building, Hartshead.

Photographed by good old Theophilus Smith, 1864 

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Janet Woodward

Dont have any real info on what you are seeking...sorry.

Do have two copies of the Iris...dated 1802. Has news about Nelson and the call over for the St Leger.

Still dont know why they were saved within the family...

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