Sheffield papers after 1950
We need extra details of our city’s history either from the Telegraph or Star papers please
Need the Telegraph after 1960
More later versions
Need an article from 1967 when I featured in the star concerning a fund raiser
I am doing family research for my partner. His Uncle Wilfred Bontoft worked as a groom and chauffeur for Mrs Woolley at Ollerenshaw Hall, which I believe is near Whaley Bridge. Could anyone tell if it is still there and where I could find a bit of history about the place? He died in 1942 in the middle east and is buried at El alemein.
Can you publish all the dates please
Encapsulate more of the 1960-80’s
Release the years 1970-90 to refer to articles concerning the closures of steel
Factories in Sheffield
Mark selby commented
Does anyone know anything about a house called Millbrow on Chapel Road? It is between Elnor Lane and the railway bridge as you head towards Chapel. It is clearly the oldest building in that stretch and we have been wondering about its history.
Dave Wilson commented
Hi we currently run The Florist on Walkley Road. We’ve heard some ghost stories about it and they have been described in Ghost hunters guide to Sheffield 🙂 We don’t know much about it but we’d love to find more details about landlords from before 1980’s, some documentation and pictures. We only know that the pub is around 300 years old so loads of history to dig out!
My Grandma lived on Hardy Street in lower Walkley and went in the pub on the corner of Hardy Street and Otley Street. It was called The Sportsman. I would be delighted to find any articles relating to the pub please
Need info on the Hillsborough disaster 89 please from the local
I used to live 23 Cromwell street, I loved growing up in Walkley and going to the library and pet shop on a Saturday with my granddad. I used to go to the Wednesday club at the church on south road. would love to get in touch with old friends from mid 70s to late 70s I left walkley in 1981.
Barry Lloyd commented
Do you have any photos etc of my old house which was the tobacconist on Bile Hill road no 124 opposite the school?
My uncle Ken Saul use to own the bacon shop near the Palm Street junction on South road almost opposite the Library. The Lintel over the door had “The noted bacon shop” painted on it. My Mum Elsie worked there part time, I have fond memories of bagging sugar from a big tub into 2lb blue bags in the back room to earn pocket money. The shop must have been there a long time, as Ken`s Dad used to own it before him.
It is now a ordinary house with the shop front replaced by a ordinary window and sadly the sign on the lintel is gone.
Angela Buxton commented
I used to live at 118 Fulton Road from !950-1963, i remermber the beer off very well and it was called matthewmans. there was thompsons across south road as well. my uncle charlie owned and ran the howard hotel at the top of birkendale where my nan harriatt mitchell and mum and dad mary & arthur robinson helped out. i cannot believe looking at the space now that a pub occupied that spot.
David Taylor commented
I have just come across a link to this page from Sheffield CityCouncil in the 1970's. I was signed on Associate schoolboy football terms with Sheffield United in 1970 on my 14th Birthday. I remember starting to play for the under 18's youth team at the age of 15yrs in 1971. Before I left school in Nottingham in 1972 as an England under 18 International, at the age of 15, I was associated with a bunch of promising and talented lads around 2-3 years older. I signed apprentice forms for Sheffield United in 1972 and within 3 months I had a major injury setback. I spent 2 happy years in Sheffield and I would like to get in touch with any of the lads who were players in the 1971-1974 era. I am also trying to establish whether I was the youngest boy, to represent the NABC under 18 side in 1972, at the age of 15yrs. Can anyone assist me with my enquiries.
Anybody any memories i used to live on freedom road my family still live there and have done since late 70's
Hi, wonder if anyone can help?
My dad's family lived for many years at 36 Commonside, where the bungalows now stand. His parents moved away in 1974 when the block of houses was demolished and replaced by the new bungalows. I have never found any photos of these houses - situated between the bottom of Hands Lane/Road and the hospital - and would very much like to see some.
My dad passed away a few years ago but, towards the end, we were talking about Commonside and he said that he was certain that a stone set into these houses said 'Intake Cottages.' Obviously nothing to do with the Intake out beyond Manor Top, and more likely because the land in what is now Crookes was unenclosed?
Any help gratefully received, and if anyone can remember the houses and wants to s3wop anecdotes I'm happy to do so.
Does anyone know of a site where I can find the royal visits that have taken place in Sheffield ??
It would be good to build up a list of information regarding these for the site..
Does anyone recall Cross Hunt Street in the Netherthorpe district? My Granmother Gladys Hacket lived there as did my Mother Joan (Simmonite)