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Does anyone know anything about Hatfields Steel that used to stand on the sight of where Meadow Hall is now. I have been trying to find some information about it because my Grandad worked there and I just wanted to know exactly where it was and when it finished trading, also if there are any books on the subject?

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"mad-as-hell" was built in 1990, and the site had been derelict for some time before that.

 

my ex husband's dad worked at Dunford Hatfields. (my dad was a steelworker too, but at the one behind Lee's beginning with "s" - Shardlows? I can't remember, I'm having a blonde moment! lol)

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Does anyone know anything about Hatfields Steel that used to stand on the sight of where Meadow Hall is now. I have been trying to find some information about it because my Grandad worked there and I just wanted to know exactly where it was and when it finished trading, also if there are any books on the subject?

 

I think you mean Hadfields. It was where I first started work in 1952 as a blacksmith.Was the name of the road Vulcan Rd.?

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lazy, there was a Vulcan Road in the vicinity, yes.

 

apologies if I've mistaken the name. In our family, we pronounce the d/t in Hat/dfields the same way as we pronounce "bradford"- as " bra'-ford" it's called a "Glottal Stop", apparently, so it was always "a'-'fields" in our house.

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Hadfields features in many of the books on Sheffield. The location of the road was where the Sainsburys garage is, on the Sheffield Rd end and Hadfields was at the end of that,probably where the main entrance to Meadowhell is.

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I think you mean Hadfields. It was where I first started work in 1952 as a blacksmith.Was the name of the road Vulcan Rd.?

 

Im sure it was Vulcan Road because I used to go past on the bus. I dont miss the orangey smoke/dust they used to belch out, but it seems strangely quiet down there these days.

 

PT, there was a Shardlows too, and I think it was probably near Arthur Lees. My dad worked at Arthur Lees and he used to refer to Shardlows workers as Shardlow's millionaires, so they must have paid good money!

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Im sure it was Vulcan Road because I used to go past on the bus. I dont miss the orangey smoke/dust they used to belch out, but it seems strangely quiet down there these days.

 

PT, there was a Shardlows too, and I think it was probably near Arthur Lees. My dad worked at Arthur Lees and he used to refer to Shardlows workers as Shardlow's millionaires, so they must have paid good money!

I had a pal work at Shardlows but I thought it was in the wooley wood area.They were well paid because they had a very strong union.

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Hi,

 

The Hadfield's that used to be where the Meadowhall Shopping Centre is now was know as Hadfield's East Hecla Works. Off Vulcan Road, as noted by others.

 

The name East Hecla was to distinguish it from Hafield's orginal Hecla Works. These works were roughly behind where Attercliffe Church used to be, but a bit closer to town. Don't know where the main entrance was. Could have been off Newhall Road or somwhere off Oaks Green.

 

Somebody mentioned Shardlows. They used to be next to Arthur Lee's at Woolley Woods. Can't remember the name of the road that Shardlow's works was located on but I think it ran from Meadowhall Road throught to Grange Lane. All a long time ago.

 

Regards

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What very few people realise is that Hatfield’s East works also made such things as large telescopes for space research as well as the electronics packages for space research rockets and satellites. There were a few name changes and acquisitions along the way from Dunford and Elliot to Dunford Hadfield’s. Dunford and Elliot were also responsible for the control system for the original Jodrell Bank telescope way back in about 1952.

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Im sure it was Vulcan Road because I used to go past on the bus. I dont miss the orangey smoke/dust they used to belch out, but it seems strangely quiet down there these days.

 

PT, there was a Shardlows too, and I think it was probably near Arthur Lees. My dad worked at Arthur Lees and he used to refer to Shardlows workers as Shardlow's millionaires, so they must have paid good money!

 

It was on Vulcan Road. I went to work there in 1953 after my National Service with the RAF, worked as a clerk for 5 years. Your'e right about the orange smog, used to get coated in it waitng for the tram/bus to go home.

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The steel bridge to the side entrance of Meadowhall Centre, is known as "Hadfield Bridge". It is an original from Hadfields. Shardlows workers (I was one of them) used to go straight from the night shift and support Hadfields workers, during the big srtike in the 70s.(20,000 every morning from all over the country) Big Dan Norton (MD) told them there was a job for life for those who broke the strike. (Sounds Familiar). Of course they all lost their jobs. The land the works were built on had already been sold. Hadfields was closing no matter how many denials "Big Dan" made. In it's hey day 10,000/20,000 worked there. Specialists in railway lines and points. My friends Dad was a Fitter, making the points. Oh, there still is a Vulcan Road.

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Hi,

 

The Hadfield's that used to be where the Meadowhall Shopping Centre is now was know as Hadfield's East Hecla Works. Off Vulcan Road, as noted by others.

 

The name East Hecla was to distinguish it from Hafield's orginal Hecla Works. These works were roughly behind where Attercliffe Church used to be, but a bit closer to town. Don't know where the main entrance was. Could have been off Newhall Road or somwhere off Oaks Green.

 

Somebody mentioned Shardlows. They used to be next to Arthur Lee's at Woolley Woods. Can't remember the name of the road that Shardlow's works was located on but I think it ran from Meadowhall Road throught to Grange Lane. All a long time ago.

 

Regards

Granagemill Lane. Still there under another name (owned by Italians) and still making crankshafts :huh:

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