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Hi 

Does anyone know the history or have any photographs of the house Moscar Heights around 1931-1935. 

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Originally Branch House stood on the site, but was replaced by the Moscar Heights building around 1910.  From 1913 to 1916 it was occupied by Norman Kirkby Peace and his family. Mr Peace was a Steel Manufacturer and in 1915 was a lieutenant in the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, in charge of Platoon no, 9 of the Sheffield City Battalion. .  His wife Hilda died aged 36 in May 1918, leaving four children. She had been noted for her fashion sense before the war and had latterly become a nurse on war work at Hathersage.

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Cornelius Henry Lea (Cardboard box manufacturer) had the house during the 1920's and into the early 20's.  The house had a narrow escape in March 1929 when scots pine trees near the house caught fire and almost engulfed it (there were many moorland fires out of control at this time, due to either ramblers or gamekeepers)

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Thank you for the above info, much appreciated. Can I ask where you saw the info of Cornelius Henry Lea having the house as that is the time I am most interested in. I have found electoral records dated around 1930-34 when he lived there, would be great to read of anymore info. 

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Sarah Olive was C.H Lea's wife and was recorded as the tenant of Moscar Heights when it was amongst a bundle of properties being sold by the Duke of Norfolk in 1919

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Mr Lea set up a new cardboard box making limited company in 1928

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On Boxing Day 1932 Sarah Olive "the dearly loved wife of Harry Lea, Moscar Heights" died. She was buried at Crookes.

In January 1935 Mr Lea, still at Moscar Heights, made a first installment payment of £25 towards the £100 cost of a bedroom in the new Tapton Court Nurses Home. Once the full £100 payment was made, a bedroom would be named after the donor.

By April 1936 John and Jean Hunt were living at the house.

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This must be C H Lea senior

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Wow thank you very much, I have never been able to find a picture of any of my Lea ancestors so that is great.

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