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A very fine answer.

What did one Mr. T. Handley do for forty-five of his ninety years ?

I don't know but I've found a Thomas Handley - Yoeman, at Hall Carr in 1690

I think the answer to your question is in Hunters Hallamshire

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I don't know but I've found a Thomas Handley - Yoeman, at Hall Carr in 1690

I think the answer to your question is in Hunters Hallamshire

Thomas is good; he was One of two Twelves if that helps.

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Thomas is good; he was One of two Twelves if that helps.

OK then.

That's given me something to puzzle over for a month or two. :)

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Canton Place

I can tell you where it was - between Birkendale Road and Blake Street, but, what was it and when - no, I don't know but I lived either on, or real close to, its location.

Any information gratefully received.

(I do know it pre-dates the Birkendale housing trust development)

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Canton Place

I can tell you where it was - between Birkendale Road and Blake Street, but, what was it and when - no, I don't know but I lived either on, or real close to, its location.

Any information gratefully received.

(I do know it pre-dates the Birkendale housing trust development)

Canton Place can be seen on Bacon's Large Scale Plan (pre 1900)

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Canton Place can be seen on Bacon's Large Scale Plan (pre 1900)

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This is the bit I'm most interested in :

I do know it pre-dates the Birkendale housing trust development. (Land Society mentioned on Steve's post), Canton Place is older than the land society development. (1820's-30's)

However, a modern photo would be great, I think its just behind some flats (?), my family lived at 30 Birkendale Road at the time I was born.

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I do know it pre-dates the Birkendale housing trust development. (Land Society mentioned on Steve's post), Canton Place is older than the land society development. (1820's-30's)

Elizabeth Frith, Gentlewoman, Canton Place, Upperthorpe (Baine's 1822)

Atkinson, Charles, Merchant, home Canton Place, Upperthorpe (1833 & 1837).

Reverend George Moore Carrick, B.A., Assistant Minister, St Philips, Canton Place (1837)

I suspect Canton Place was "out in the Country" back then; probably a prosperous place to live judging by the occupations.

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Elizabeth Frith, Gentlewoman, Canton Place, Upperthorpe (Baine's 1822)

Atkinson, Charles, Merchant, home Canton Place, Upperthorpe (1833 & 1837).

Reverend George Moore Carrick, B.A., Assistant Minister, St Philips, Canton Place (1837)

I suspect Canton Place was "out in the Country" back then; probably a prosperous place to live judging by the occupations.

John Siddell, Solicitor, Court 16 High Street, home Canton Place (1833)

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However, a modern photo would be great, I think its just behind some flats (?), my family lived at 30 Birkendale Road at the time I was born.

This ones for Richard.

I hope they get through ok because it wouldn't upload them suggesting they are too big but

they're the same size as all my other pics ??? I've " messed" with them so here goes.

Birkendale road

Where Canton was?

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My word! that's steep!

Next Street along is Blake Street, steeper still ... unless you know differently.

Before the floodgates open; perhaps Sheffield's Steepest deserves a thread of its own; I don't recall it on here, I'm probably wrong.

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Next Street along is Blake Street, steeper still ... unless you know differently.

Before the floodgates open; perhaps Sheffield's Steepest deserves a thread of its own; I don't recall it on here, I'm probably wrong.

I wonder what constitutes steep.

Although Bates Street is steeper for longer, I've got a feeling that the last few yards of Matlock Road (as it joins Heavygate Road) is steeper. So much so that Heavygate Rd is sloped at that point in order to make the junction drive-able. If it wasn't I don't think you'de be able to get up onto Heavygate.

This shows the slope on Heavygate at that point.

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I bet Hag Hill (Rivelin Valley Rd to Bole hill Rd) is up there with the "steepies" as well.

All Google Streetview images

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Botanical Rd below Hunters bar takes some beating. The camber on Ecclesall Rd makes no allowances, hence the grounding marks! (There are more on Ecclesall Rd as well but out of frame)

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Botanical Rd below Hunters bar takes some beating. The camber on Ecclesall Rd makes no allowances, hence the grounding marks! (There are more on Ecclesall Rd as well but out of frame)

Waller Road is a belter too, and Bell Hagg, Stephen Hill ooo and Jenkin Street/Road ... apparently.

SheffieldForum seem to have Blake Street as the winner : Blake Street from Geograph.org.uk

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This ones for Richard.

I hope they get through ok because it wouldn't upload them suggesting they are too big but

they're the same size as all my other pics ??? I've " messed" with them so here goes.

Birkendale road

Where Canton was?

Just been talking to a lady who was brought up in the house with the bricked up windows. In the early 1950s before the flats were built the land was known as Learys, and she seems to remember gate posts just below where the telephone box is now. W/E.

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Struggler's Grinding Wheel, Norris Field ?

George Hodgson, Bone Merchant (Pigot's 1828-9)

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Struggler's Grinding Wheel, Norris Field ?

George Hodgson, Bone Merchant (Pigot's 1828-9)

"WRAGG : But we are wandering away from Spring street. It runs through

what was once " Norris' field"-so called from the owner, Mr. Norris, who

lived, as has been said, in Westbar. Old Mr. Oakes, who has been

mentioned as still living, and keeping a tobacconists' shop in Westbar,

was formerly a whitesmith, in Spring street, as was his father before

him. Their shop was under Hirst's school, and from thence he can

remember to have seen right across Norris' field and Colson crofts-then

really fields, with a footpath through them-to the river, over which he

could see persons crossing by a wooden bridge into the Bridgehouses,

before the old iron bridge was erected. I have mentioned Hirst's school.

It was opposite the bottom of Hicks lane, and was kept by the late Mr.

Thomas Hirst, surveyor, who died in Fargate, and by his father."

REMINISCENCES OF OLD SHEFFIELD

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Trade Directory entry

1834, MARSDEN, Jno., YKS, Sheffield, Axletree maker, Norris Field

Axletree maker ?

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Trade Directory entry

1834, MARSDEN, Jno., YKS, Sheffield, Axletree maker, Norris Field

Axletree maker ?

Axle tree ----Archaic name for an axle from Middle English axel-tre and that derived from Old Norse oxull-tre -------- Concise Oxford Dictionary

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"WRAGG : But we are wandering away from Spring street. It runs through

what was once " Norris' field"-so called from the owner, Mr. Norris, who

lived, as has been said, in Westbar. Old Mr. Oakes, who has been

mentioned as still living, and keeping a tobacconists' shop in Westbar,

was formerly a whitesmith, in Spring street, as was his father before

him. Their shop was under Hirst's school, and from thence he can

remember to have seen right across Norris' field and Colson crofts-then

really fields, with a footpath through them-to the river, over which he

could see persons crossing by a wooden bridge into the Bridgehouses,

before the old iron bridge was erected. I have mentioned Hirst's school.

It was opposite the bottom of Hicks lane, and was kept by the late Mr.

Thomas Hirst, surveyor, who died in Fargate, and by his father."

REMINISCENCES OF OLD SHEFFIELD

Samuel Norris

Razor and knife cutler (Universal 1791)

Merchant, Westbar (Holden's 1811)

Edward Oakes

Edward Oakes (& Son), merchants, pen pocket, table knife & razor manufacturers, 3 Orchard Lane (Baine's 1822)

Edward Oakes, Victualler Ball & Whitesmith, 8 Spring Street (Baine's 1822)

Whitesmith, 58 Spring Street (Pigot's 1828-9)

Edward Oakes, victualler Old Ball, Spring Street (Pigot's 1828-9)

Whitesmith, 64 Westbar and Spring Street (White's 1833)

Whitesmith & tobacconist , ironmonger, 14 Westbar (Pigot's 1841, White's 1849 & White's 1852)

Thomas Hirst

Surveyor of buildings in general &c., 83 Fargate (Holden's 1811)

Land and building surveyor, 82 Fargate (Pigot's 1828-9 & White's 1833)

Land surveyor. 50 Fargate (Pigot's 1841)

Ebenezer Hogg

Schoolmaster, 22 Hicks Lane (White's 1852)

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Kept me busy for an hour; Thanks Vox

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Axle tree ----Archaic name for an axle from Middle English axel-tre and that derived from Old Norse oxull-tre -------- Concise Oxford Dictionary

HD

Not one of these then.

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Trade Directory entry

Norris Field

John Butcher, Stone mason, (Baine's 1822)

George Buckley, Brewers - retail (Pigot's 1828-9)

Thomas Cavil, Millwrights (Pigot's 1828-9)

John Leadbeater, Saw manufacturers (Pigot's 1828-9)

Joseph Shirt, victualler Canning (Pigot's 1828-9)

Davy Brothers,

Steam engine and boiler makers

Coach Spring makers

Iron founder

Screw manufacturers

Millwrights

Brass founders

Patent axle-tree makers (all Pigot's 1841)

Charlotte Gregory, Beer retailer (Pigot's 1841)

John Parkin, Wood turner & shopkeeper, Norrisfield & 218 South Street, Park (White's 1849)

William Henry Dickinson, Haft & scale cutter, wood turner and manufacturer of butchers steels, Norrisfield Saw Mill & 15 Wicker Lane; home 39 Occupation Road

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