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Here is a photo of my grandad Harry Watson Moore (4th from left) in teh Sir John  Drake Lodge which according to an earlier entry on here met at teh Wellington Hotel, Grimesthorpe Road. Harry worked at Firth Browns as a plater/driller & lived at 305 Petre Street. Does anyone know exactly where teh Wellington Hotel was please? Also any other details about teh Lodge & its members?

Thanks, John

Grandad Harry W Moore in Buffs  late 1930's.jpg

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The Wellington Inn, also called Hotel, and on the 1890 map below called the Duke of Wellington was on Brightside Lane (number 720) at the junction with Hawke Street.

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Hi Edmund. Yes I know that Wellington having used it a lot when I wworked at English Steel. The one I am after is stated to be on Grimesthorpe Road

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By 1926 until at least 1929, the 856 Lodge were meeting at the Grapes Inn, Gower Street (at the junction with Earsham Street).

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According to my 1908 R.A.O.B. GLE Directory

 

856 Sir John Drake, Wellington Hotel, Grimesthorpe Road

So they were there for quite a while.

 

The lodge regalia was still in use in the 1990s, albeit on new collars, but I can't remember which lodge had it.

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I wonder if it could be one of these, can anyone put names to them?

1911 Whites
Edmunds George, beerhouse, 61 Grimesthorpe road, bottom corner of Danville Street opposite Tea Gardens hotel
Ward Willie Leon, beerhouse, 62 Grimesthorpe road top corner Buckenham Road.
Norton Simeon, beer house, 123 Grimesthorpe road top corner of Earldom Road.

And this map possibly shows a public house on the opposite corner of Earldom road to number 123.
I think/hope I have put them in the right place on this map.

I think in my time in Sheffield that there was a Wellington near the Victoria in Grimesthorpe , but again that wouldn't have been on Grimesthorpe Road.

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Edmunds George, beerhouse, 61 Grimesthorpe road, bottom corner of Danville Street opposite Tea Gardens hotel = Danville Inn / Hotel
Ward Willie Leon, beerhouse, 62 Grimesthorpe road top corner Buckenham Road. = Buckenham or Buck Inn / Hotel
Norton Simeon, beer house, 123 Grimesthorpe road top corner of Earldom Road. = Normanton Arms

And this map possibly shows a public house on the opposite corner of Earldom road to number 123. = 152 Grimesthorpe Road, beer-off licence only, transferred in 1926 from Albert Roper to Edward Conroy. (photo on Picture Sheffield, in 1970, corner of Earldom Road, when it was the premises of Sydney Green, money lender)

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I have come to teh conclusion that it was in fact the Wellington Inn, Carlisle Rd which is just off Grimesthorpe Rd as I can't find any record of a Wellington Hotel on Grimesthorpe Rd.

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