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Annie Bynnol

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  1. Sky Arts is now free to air on Freeview (11) and Free Sat(147) for those who are missing their concerts and performances. The on demand service is still subscription only.
  2. ...and accordinig to any restrictions appertaining now and in imposed in the future.
  3. This photograph was published in the Telegraph: The Tinsley South Station railway station is out of site immediately to the left of centre. The Meadowhall South tram stop is on the left hand set of tracks toward the end of the straight. Beyond which is the sharp tram turn to meet with the set of track going to the right just behind our buildings. The reinforcements on the canal bank when British Waterways operated a small depot here. Still do?
  4. This is part of the Tinsley Wharf and pumping station buildings and was a very busy transhipment point between the narrow Sheffield canal and the much wider South Yorkshire Navigation . The canal is always above the river as far as the motorway bridge and the refusal of the steel and engineering works to sell their water to the canal company, water was pumped uphill into the canal. It was also the place where I bought my towpath cycle permit.
  5. Between M1 junctions 33 and 34 is going to trial a 60mph in an attempt to reduce pollution,
  6. Windsor Terrace is a block of 20 terraced houses on the Ecclesall Bierlow (south side) of Whitham Road. Dalkeith Terrace, Richer Sounds, Park View Terrace, Oaks Bank, would be on the Nether Hallam (north side) of Whitham Road. In the 1861 Census, Windsor Terrace is found between Sydenham Place and Buckingham Terrace on the Ecclesall Bierlow side. Buckingham Terrace is shown on your map "hillsbro " together with boundary between the two. On your map, "Llan" of 1855 the building and area called Oaks Bank is in existence before the any of Terraces were constructed. So the reference to the location of Windsor Terrace to Oaks Bank is to the area not the shops called Oaks Bank. There are a number of other "Oaks" in the immediate vicinity. The Oak Bank dwellings are very different in style and "occupation" to that of the Terraces. As Windsor Terrace is in a very old Enumeration area called Ecclesall Bierlow it would have odd numbers given to it as standardization of road house numbers were introduced and road names merged. Oak Bank is on the other side and would be given an even odd number on Whitham Road Finally, the same Census names appear as living at Windsor Terrace/ Ecclesall Bierlow/ Whitham Road in 1861 as in the numbered Ecclesall Bierlow/ Whitham Road census of1871.
  7. A lot has happened in the seven years these articles were written. Some has been complete with much more in various stages of constructions. This thread is about a private construction gone wrong.
  8. The original route to the West from the centre was via Broad Lane, Lydgate Lane to Crookes and Crosspool At this time there no settlement in Broomhill. Building Whitham Road/Fulwood Road and Crookes Road made the journey less steep. West Street, Glossop Road and Manchester made the journey to Crosspool and the west easier still. On the 1795 map they can be seen as overlays added in subsequent printings. Better communications, quarrying, leisure, and road junctions created Broomhill It did not really exist in 1795. Whitham Roads becomes Fulwood Road and Crookes Road which itself divides into Crookes and Lydgate Lane to Crosspool Whitham Road is substantially built up in 1851 as shown by the Census.
  9. I lived on Whitham Road briefly, address was 1XX Whitham Road. On the wall on the corner of the block and clearly visible are the words 'Dalkeith Terrace' on the junction of Whitham Road and Moor Oaks Road, opposite Richer Sounds. House numbers were not universal and there was different systems of numbering and chaotic. It was fashionable for the well off to have a named house or groups of house. eg Windsor, Buckingam, Dalkeith Terraces As deliveries of goods and mail became the norm the European address system was adopted in most but no all urban areas with numbers being added and later replacing house names. In Broomhill there are many named individual and groups of houses which are no longer used to identify an address. There are many other anomalies and oddities eg Summerfield, the location of the Post Office, the tram tracks on both sides of York Hotel and Crookes Junction. Other areas also reflect this pattern particularly City Road, Abbeydale, Ecclesall, Hillsborough, Burngreave/Abbeyfield
  10. There are several terraces which are in 'blocks' and are part of Whitham Road one is "Dalkeith Terrace" . Apart from the bomb site they are intact. As you have a name and birth date for the terrace you could look them up in the 1871 census. Windsor Terrace/Whitham Road in 1861 and No.163 Whitham Road in 1873 are the address of the Parkin family. This indicates that "Windsor Terrace" is the block of houses on Whitham Road opposite 'Richer Sounds' and the 'Nottingham House' in Broomhill.
  11. Enrolment has started for the German language courses at King Edwards School next to the Hallamshire Hospital starting on October 2 in the evening.
  12. The minor side road is designed to serve to MacDonald's, B&Q, the hotel, offices and Morrison's. Like other minor and major side roads there are gaps in the bus lane to allow traffic from the side roads onto the main road. At this point the bus stop ends and the main road becomes two lanes, the inside lane with all vehicles being able to merge and form two lanes into the major Bradfield Road junction. The outside lane is continuous. So under the present system the bus lane serves an important and sometimes busy bus stop from which they can access the two lanes into the two lanes. The extension of the bus removes some of the conflicts between all the vehicles at the minor with vehicles jostling for position across one lane less on both main and side road. There is also history of using the route through Morrison's as a rat run which cause an increase in traffic.
  13. There are changes this year for some. You will still go through your GP but some will attend a nearby clinic set up just for jabs. The notice in our Surgery said this would begin in early September
  14. Confusing. You were going to London. The ticket office was not the only place to place to buy a a railway ticket, neither was cash the only way to pay. Most towns had a Travel Agent that were agencies for BR. Both sold their tickets for cash, personal cheques, debit card, credit card, travellers cheques, vouchers and personal or business accounts. Decades ago I regularly bought 3 month return tickets to Grindleford and regional tickets not available from Sheffield on the day of travel at Woodcocks in Broomhill. There were many ways of paying then. There are many ways now. Just choose which one you want.
  15. The "shortest bus lane in the world" is part of a much longer Bus Lane which begins at the traffic lights one up from Hillfoot, where the 'new' A61 Penistone and the 'old' Penistone Road join and ends at the bus stop outside B&Q. It's purpose is to enable all vehicles clear with the minor road that serves McDonald's, B&Q and Morrison's to allow Junction and manoeuvre into the correct lane when approaching critically important Bradfield Road Junction. If you want to avoid this problem, from Morrison's turn right onto Langsett Road, right onto Bamforth Street, which is a two lane junction not a minor junction misused by many using it as a through route.
  16. Just saying "It's wrong " does not strengthen your point at all. You should at least find the quote that is behind your opinion that "Sheffield Theatres" have announced"... that they were closing down until Easter and making hundreds redundant."
  17. The cobbled section is between St James Street (Cathedral) then Castle Square then Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge and the exposed trackwork on the bridge. Vehicles would have a difficult job getting access to the cobbled area from the east. From the west a driver would need to ignore at least a dozen advisory and regulatory signs on posts and on the road and bollards before entering the cobbled area. There are then four possible exits onto roads (with great care). Large vans and lorries would need a police escort. The reaction of the public is usually disbelief and incredulity at the stupidity of someone continuing along the tram tracks However endangering pedestrians should not taken lightly.
  18. The photo confirms my recollection that the smoke and debris blew over Wincobank, the Flower Estate, Hinde House and Concord. Police and Council vans were going around telling people to stay indoors with windows shut The following day the secondary school was shut and teams of people in protective clothing where picking up asbestos insulation around the cemetery, the school grounds, the sports centre and golf course. This area was the touchdown zone for the debris from the fire. later in the afternoon the fire brigade had began to lay hoses across the tracks beyond Brightside station thinking the railway had been closed and it was not resulting in a train slicing some up. The driver of the train initially stopped on seeing the obstruction but had the presence of mind to pull off toward Sheffield.
  19. Thomas Cook and Woodcock Travel and many other travel Agents acted as agencies for British Rail.
  20. The expectation has always been that you allow enough time to purchase valid a ticket for the train you want to board. The provision to pay by other means has evolved over time. The "Pay Train rules" about paying on the train was introduced and have now gone. The concept of "Pay Train" created a misconception that you were entitled to pay on the train when no other facilities were available, encouraged by the income stream which went directly to the train operator. There are exceptions to the rule of you must have a ticket before boarding. They can will cost you more unless you can prove that you are not at fault. If your timekeeping is a problem consider other combinations of buying online and keeping tickets on your phone, printing at station, buying tickets in advance. There are times when there is a faulty machine, or the only alternative is to need to pay by cash , ticket type not so sold or a big queue of over 10 minutes etc., connections, get photographic evidence of machine and departure board Get a "Permit to Travel or Promise to Pay" by choosing your destination station and pressing the "Promise to Pay" button. Ask the "Guard" before boarding. This would also apply in most areas if cash payment is unavailable. If asked at the gate line or on the train give name and address and pay the "Penalty Fare" and appeal later. This is not a "fine" or a civil or criminal legal matter. It will be if refuse or if you lie. Be aware that the "system " knows if the ticket machine is faulty and avoiding payment by claiming it is escalates the cost and risk of legal proceedings considerably.
  21. Best thing to do is to ask the "guard" on the train if they will let you on and pay. An older person who is distressed would be helped. This would also apply in most areas if cash payment is unavailable. Be aware that the "system " knows if the ticket machine is faulty and avoiding payment by claiming it is escalates the cost and risk of legal proceedings considerably.
  22. The consequence of some vehicles drivers not understanding the concept of "road users" has cost billions of pounds. The massive urban road building programme of the 60' 70' and 80s' included the added costs of separating types of motor vehicles, types of junction and the expense of separating different traffic types. This separation led to the assumption by some drivers of a "hierarchy" of road users believing, with the individual car driver at the top. The only method of dissuading some drivers has been to create a system of lanes, lights, refuges etc. to remind this small minority of their responsibility. Why is it so difficult for some to understand that a road and it's use and its users have and will change over time, as will the needs of the community the roads it is served by. Whole sections of The Highway Code are devoted to safety based on what "road user" means it is a shame some have forgotten or choose to ignore. All motorists are pedestrians.
  23. Not if you have read the Highway Code in preparation for the test where it not only defines what a ' road user is, it also describes some as vulnerable, to others. All motorists are pedestrians as well and every motorist has to cross the road. Why do some road users forget this when they are behind a wheel?
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