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  1. Read about someone seen 'Pooing' in a farmers field, and another in woodland, both with toilet paper at the ready!! Someone else found some whilst out on a walk. How degrading are those people? If they thought they might need to go!! at least take a plastic bag to clean it up. Those people should be 'Named & Shamed' and fined, just the same as dog owners who don't clean up the Poop. It's embarrassing and shocking to think that walking among us could be such dirty, filthy, thoughtless people, degrading the wonderful Countryside and Public spaces around SHEFFIELD. These 'Green Places' are something to be proud of and deserve some respect. Heartshome.
  2. Ah! that's really nice, she was obviously a well known and well loved lady, bless you. ❤️
  3. Hia Golden Oldie. Yes, you were right! It was JOE DAVIS. He was due to play an exhibition Match that night, but couldn't get a train from Hull because the train lines had been damaged.
  4. My Mum was a WAAF in the store dept at a couple of Air Fields in Lincolnshire, and said the girls dreaded the bell going and the lads going out in the planes , because there was the greatest possibility 'some' wouldn't be coming back that a lot of the girls had coupled up with. The girls used to go to the windows and doors and blow kisses and wave them off, regardless of whether they should or not! and later after the planes returned, consoling, heartbreak and tears for some, was something they all had to deal with. Very hard to forget. Towards the end of the war, Mum was sent to RAF Finningly in Doncaster, where she was demobbed from there Aug 1945. My Mum-in-law worked in a machine factory in Nottingham, as she went to stay there with her sister, so got a job there. I'm not sure what they were producing, but it was 'something' for the War Effort she said. My Uncle-in-law was a Lancaster pilot, he had flown his quota, and was on the way home with one engine shot up. 4 miles off the coast the other engine failed. He told the lads to "get out , we're going down" sadly, the only one that survived was the Tail Gunner. He told my Aunt-in-law "what a good brave man he was, trying to give us all a chance when he knew he couldn't get out". Just to add to the sadness, it happened as my Mum was home on leave, on the eve of her wedding.
  5. With you on that point exactly! Absolutely ludicrous! Known this building all my life, knew the past residents, have visited and seen the fabulous Crucks that 'were'!!! in the barn given much care, and 'were' a revered rarity in the area. An 'eyesore modernistic block building' dose NOT belong on a grassland hillside, among the traditional stone walls and dwellings in this much adored Valley.
  7. Hia Granny Marys, apparently Tesco still advertising it, Sutherland Beef Spread.
  8. My Aunt & Uncle got married June 1939. They both worked and had saved up to furnish a little house at Pitsmoor. After the air-raid, they arrived back at what was their house, to find it totally obliterated!! They weren't allowed back to sift through the wreckage for anything , till the area had been declared safe.
  9. A BIT OF HISTORY. Hi everyone. Seems the walls in this old building have witnessed a lot over the years, sadly not all good things from what I've been reading. Thankfully it's now a wonderful place, caring for our 'special children'. - Doing History Research on the original Inn a few years ago, I contacted the Manager and was invited to visit. Gave me a lot of info and a tour round. Most interesting! as there are still quite a lot of the old house features visible. You might like to read a few of my snippets. The SUN INN built by Lord John Murray, was a welcome rest for those travelling to and from Ringinglow Moors. The date 1774 is on one end of the house and the Murray sun crest the other. Lord Murray died 1787. 1798 it was listed "Joseph Exleys Sign of the Sun", but a while later after an 'incident', he lost his licence. It became a residence and was re-named BENTS GREEN LODGE, having several occupants over the years from 1814. - Joseph Bishop, land agent & surveyor - Albert Smith, clerk to Sheffield Justices - followed by Blakelock Smith. M.P. H K Stephenson - then J M Allan. All leaving their own mark on the house with various alterations. 1915 was the first school here for Deaf Blind Children. - After alterations, the second school opened 6th Jan 1930 as a Residential Open Air School for 50 children aged 8 - 13. Continuing as similar for many years , as you know! 2012 after much refurbishment, GIBSON HOUSE opened as a Special Needs Children's Centre. After 200+ years of changes, remnants of the Old Architecture are still visible around the halls and rooms. In the basement there is - An Old Delivery shoot - A cold storage room with meat hooks - And another room with a stone table that was for preparing meat, which has a cutaway floor drain . The Yew Tree in their front garden is thought to be around 300 years old, probably one of the oldest in the area. And lastly, I'm told on very good authority that they do have a GHOST !! Regards Heartshome
  10. Hi St Petre, I don't know why they did that! For you to search, you just put in a name and choose B,M or D, then an area and aprox dates , then press SEARCH . You have to keep trying different variations, but I usually get details come up that are very helpful. I've had some great results from it, used it for ages. I'm just thinking! Did you asked them direct for help? If so, that's why the charge. Regards Heartshome.
  11. Hi Gemma. A little bit of info to help you start a search. Go to :- FREE BMD UK - you can search there for Birth, Marriage, Death at no charge. Ok Heartshome
  12. With my Mum it was Gunk in the corner of your eye, or Clag if your eye lashes were stuck up with yukky stuff!
  13. Hi redruby, I can certainly tell you some HISTORY of this house. Originally it was Clough House Farm , not sure when it was built, my guess early 1800s. ( It was entered on several census with different titles and lane, but it is the same.) By 1851 census it was not listed as a Farm just as CLOUGH HOUSE, Fullwood. ( Note ll in Fulwood ) " " head / George Gregory wife / Dorothy sons / George/ Sam /John /Charles daughter/ Pamela In 1871 census it was listed MARK LANE, CLOUGH COTTAGE.( Mark Lane is off lower Clough Lane.) " " head / George Moseley wife /Ann son / Fred daughter / Martha In 1881 census it was CLOUGH HOUSE, CLOUGH LANE, MARK LANE " " head/Daniel Harrison wife/Isabella In 1891 census it was CLOUGH HOUSE, MARK LANE. " " head/George Fox Broomhead wife/Hannah daughters/Elizabeth/Susannah/Esther/Annie/Mary son/Joshua In 1901 census it was CLOUGH LANE. " " head/George Fox Broomhead wife/Hannah daughters/Susan/Esther/Annie sons/Joshua/George/Thomas The Broomhead family were the last residents to live there, and it was demolished in the 1950s. ok Heartshome
  14. Hi kris, sent the picture to Steph. she has just called me to say it is NOT the one, but she thanks you for trying for her. The BIG HOUSE was on the end on the 'Left' of the row, with the Bakery on it's right. So it would be the opposite way on the road to your one on Howard Rd. Do thankyou for helping though.
  15. Thanks I found it on Google, but house is only 2 storey, she said it was 3 . I think she maybe 'thought' it was unless it went to a lower floor at the back. I'll send her a picture anyway. Thanks very much.
  16. That's great kris. What address would it have been please, so I can look on Google Maps to compare, and send a picture to Steph as she's not got a computer. She will be pleased to know you found it, it's been niggling her for ages. A BIG THANKYOU to you. Heartshome.
  17. Hi kris, the house was taller than other properties, it was on the main road on the end of the row, with the Bakery next to it. Stephnie (no a ) was just with her Mum. Have looked on Picture Sheff. Thanks.
  18. Hi kriss99, had a word with my friend, she said the 'room' could quite possibly have been used for storage. She remembers the house was 3 storeys high, and on the END with the Bakery next to it. She also recalls she played with 4 other girls who decided on a group name ' THE FIVE ICED DIAMONDS ' if any ladies remember that name who are from the area. My friends name back then was STEPHNIE GAMBLE. Ok Heartshome.
  19. Hi Kris99, strange you should mention the land, spoke to my friend this afternoon, she said the gang of children she played with went over a wall at the back onto some open ground to play. Also used to go up steps at the side of the house where there was a 'funny' room, she thought it must have been a boiler room or something, maybe it was and it was used for storage. Thanks Heartshome.
  20. Thankyou TWhits, your effort is very much appreciated, I will pass the info on to my friend. Heartshome.
  21. Anyone remember a BAKERY next to a big old house on the end of a road in Walkley. My friend lived in a flat in the house with her Mum, but can't remember where it was. It was when she was little so late 50s early 60s. Thanks Heartshome.
  22. Hia, not been able to find a listing for a 'Pub' or anything here. As far back as 1912 it was N. Blaskey & Co. Cabinet Makers.
  23. Hi bungleboy, there is an 'OLD SIGN' for 'MAGNET ALES' on the corner of the 'Antique & Upholstery shop' above their door. Number 587 C/field Rd, corner of Denton Street. Would that be the sign you saw.
  24. Hia. Seems there were 2 Ruben Viners. One born 1908/9 - died 1993 aged 84 The other born 1920/24 - died 2008 no age given
  25. Hi Rockers rule. Just a bit of extra info I found for you. Prior to moving to EVR sometime after 1862, Henry Stephenson (snr) lived with his father John at Endcliffe Cres. Endcliffe Vale Road - built between 1840/42. No property on the Glen site - up to 1855. Someone said it had 3 names - 1865-8 = The Grove - 1883 = Holly Bank - by 1888 The Glen - 1901 number 47 EVR 'The Glen'. Henry Stephenson (snr) Mayor 1886 - Knighted 1886/7. ( His son Henry Kenyon Stephenson was Mayor twice ) He died 1904 - As frequent attenders, In 1906 Lady Emma presented St Augustin's Church their bells and Clock in his memory. She lived on at The Glen till her death in 1921. The earliest sale of a flat I could find at The Glen complex was 1998. OK Heartshome
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