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Link to Radio Sheffield article

Painted fabrics employed ex servicemen and was based in part of the disused RFC base at Meadowhead.

How long was it there for and what happened to it?

Does anybody know the history.

Does this help:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/sys_upl/templa...=186&page=1

(if the direct link doesn't work, it's http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/arch...es/publications, select history guides, and it's near the bottom)

National archives reference some more material located in the Sheffield archives:

"Painted Fabrics Ltd, Norton, Sheffield: papers and photographs c1920-2002 (2005/147)" http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/accessi...rns/05ac199.htm

This nice plaque on the citysnapper site too: http://citysnapper.org/chantrey/sheffield/...7meadowhead.jpg

Note that it appears to have been an army camp, not the aerodrome. Norton must have been awash with service personnel at the end of the Great War!

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Does this help:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/sys_upl/templa...=186&page=1

(if the direct link doesn't work, it's http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/arch...es/publications, select history guides, and it's near the bottom)

National archives reference some more material located in the Sheffield archives:

"Painted Fabrics Ltd, Norton, Sheffield: papers and photographs c1920-2002 (2005/147)" http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/accessi...rns/05ac199.htm

This nice plaque on the citysnapper site too: http://citysnapper.org/chantrey/sheffield/...7meadowhead.jpg

Note that it appears to have been an army camp, not the aerodrome. Norton must have been awash with service personnel at the end of the Great War!

The WW1 personel camps were away from the actual airfield (see my posts in the airfield topic)

Here is the map I added to that topic

Painted Fabrics took over what was Womens camp 3 in 1923.

What we don't have is a 1950's map to show the entire site of this (our OS maps don't cover it) my 1950's Streetplan in the other Maps section just touches the outskirts of the painted fabrics site.

I suppose the question is what happened to the site upto 1923 from when the airfield closed.

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See extract from 1950's streetplan, just catches the painted fabrics site

Looking at the Airfield info Painted Fabrics and camp 3 of the airfield are the same place.

Part of 1923 OS map

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/conten...d_feature.shtml

Extract :

Painted Fabrics Limited was started by Annie Bindon Carter in 1923.

During WW1 Annie volunteered her time at Wharncliffe War Hospital at Middlewood, Sheffield. She taught convalescent patients to stencil as a pastime.

Annie came across many injured servicemen who were being brought back from the trenches with limbs missing.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/conten...s_gallery.shtml

Gallery of Painted Fabrics Limited

First one shows an address of 111 West Street, Sheffield

No. 2 is a publicity leaflet. The text below the image states :

The pamphlet details the names of the men who worked at Painted Fabrics, including their rank, regiment and the nature of their disability.

I think we need to keep looking for a copy of this pamphlet ...

No. 3 example of work

No. 4 photo of four ex-Servicemen

No. 5 Stencil of Saint Oswald

No. 6 Former Army Camp at Norton Woodseats - studio for Painted Fabrics

No. 7 silk fabric designs (1930-1939)

23 images all in all, go look.

Attached image : year not known.

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