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03-05-2005, 08:02   #1
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I'm new to this forum but am hoping someone can help.
My grandmother's sister May Jewell married a Sheffield lad and lived on Little London Road, Heeley in the 1930's & 40's. Her husband was called Harry (don't know surname). I have found a marriage for a May Jewel and John Garbutt in 1924 and was wondering if they were the same couple (Harry might have been a nickname or family name).
Does anyone remember Little London Road at that time? I'm told they lived in back to back houses (they're probably not there any more). Does anyone have any old photos of that area?
My problem is that I don't know anything about my grandmother except that she was born in London (somewhere!!) and she had this sister.
I would really appreciate any help. Many thanks in advance
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03-05-2005, 08:09   #2
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03-05-2005, 08:10   #3
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Try doing a search for the Heeley History Group
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03-05-2005, 08:39   #4
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Thanks carcrash - I will look at that one.
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03-05-2005, 09:17   #5
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Hi Sandy,

This is the link to the Broomhill Local History Group

http://www.broomhillonline.org.uk/BANG_09.htm


They might know of the other local history groups around Sheffield.............

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03-05-2005, 13:32   #6
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You dont say where you are located,
first port of call would be Sheffield city library to look up the electoral roll for Little London road,

there are a few addresses in business directories but not residential.

what was your grandmothers first name, someone could link her to May.
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03-05-2005, 14:08   #7
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My grandmother's name was Ethel Hampton (nee Jewell). She lived in Mexborough after marrying.
I live in Doncaster so will have to make a visit to the library soon I think. As I don't know the area where Ethel & May were born I am finding it difficult to get even a birth date for them.
If I could get the father's name from the marriage certificate I could get a little further maybe.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
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hi sandy, it's really interesting, isn't it, trying to research your family history. I have unearthed no end of stories about my grandparents and g-grandparents.

Little London Road still exists, but there's no housing on it, anymore, and hasn't been for as long as I can remember (which is almost 40 years). Any buildings on the road are industrial, these days, not residential. (I can tell you, however that most of that area had housing, until about 30 yrs ago, broadfield road and its environs)

I believe that the housing was razed, sometime in the late 1950s or the 60s as part of the council's redevelopment policy of clearing what were considered "slums",( particularly the back-to-back housing which was considered worse than the ordinary 2-up, 2-down terraced houses.)

hope this helps?

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05-05-2005, 19:00   #9
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Thanks PT.
All these little bits of info help to build up a picture of how life was back then. I remember the 2 up 2 down terraces as I lived in one but I hadn't heard of the back to back houses until recently.
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05-05-2005, 22:20   #10
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pt you are wrong there was still houses on little london rd in the 70s my ex nieghbour was living there towards the end of the 70s is when they were demolished
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thanks for that, maggy irene, i stand corrected.

that was my stamping ground, and I honestly did not remember housing on there.

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i have a photo of me & my late brother right at the end of little london road (chesterfield rd ) from 1974 if your interested.
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There used to be a big railway marshalling yard there.
I can remember, as a child laying in bed hearing the steam engines (shunters) assembling the goods trains.
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16-01-2006, 11:36   #15
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Thanks for the link - I have looked at it before but had no luck in finding people. It is a very interesting and informative site though.
The problem with fairly recent family history is that not much info is on the internet so it means lots of trips to libraries etc.
I will keep on plugging away at it in the hope that someone may remember the GARBUTTS of HEELEY!
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16-01-2006, 13:01   #16
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Kelly's 1925 has a MISS May Garbett, Photographer, 3 Moscar cottages, Abbeydale, Mil(lhouses).

But I think the 'miss' shows that that not her.


No john, harry or May Garbutt listed in kellys 1925,31 or 48

Edit: BTW all these directories show no private housing on Little London rd, just business address's.
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I must admit that I can't recollect any houses on Little London road itself. There were two or three little roads though in the area which is now the tile? shop/warehouse and where the new retail sector now is. These roadds had a footpath connecting them to Little London road which still exists.
At the other end of Little London road as it approaches Woodseats road there are rear gardens on the left but the house addresses are not Little London road obviously.
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17-01-2006, 09:33   #18
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Is Heeley Green a different part of Heeley 'cos my uncle remembers going to Heeley Green once.

The actual address was 11 Little London Road. I don't know how long they lived there (that is the only address I have for them) but they were there during WWII years at least.

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17-01-2006, 16:33   #19
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Heeley Green is a bit further up the hill towards Gleadless but is within easy walking distance of Little London road.
I can remember the houses just off Little London road at the Chesterfield road end but can't think of any houses facing the road. There is now a tile shop called [I think] grahams on that bit of land and it is a reasonably new structure built within the last twenty years and I can't for the life of me think what stood on Little London road in that area before that.
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17-01-2006, 18:42   #20
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Am I right in thinking Tyzack's had a factory at Little London? I remember trainspotting there, when it was wet, as there was a covered ride which led to Broadfield Road.
Abbey Glen laundry was just a bit further up the back road.
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