Monday 29 June 2020

"There is no place like home" 23 Orchard Road Walkley Sheffield - 1913

After the success of my previous blog (it only took 8 years!) I came across this photograph/postcard last week on an online auction site

It is a rather interesting photo of a young couple and I assume their first child - there is no information on the rear of the card. Below the image is the phrase "Yours truely C Bean" - I am not sure about that
name though

23 Orchard Road Walkey where the photo was taken is still there - it is behind the Asda store on South Road 

But like some many houses in the district it has been recently "redeveloped."  

    I wonder what the young family would have thought. If anyone can supply me with additional information on the family just mail me


    A Double Wedding in 1920 Walkley Sheffield - An Update

    On 20th March 2012 I posted a blog  - A Double Wedding in 1920 Walkley Sheffield which contained the following photo

    At the time I stated

    "I could not find any trace of "Bullors" in the 1911 UK census but enter the name "Bullers" and there are quite a few entries inj the Crookes/ Walkley area. But what I can't find are any entries for the marriages in the BMD registers. If her maiden name was Bullors/Bullers then you would expect her father and uncle to have that name but so far I have not been able to trace them "

    But today I receive an e-mail from a reader of the blog who stated that the bridegrooms at the wedding were her mothers brothers and that their surname was BULLOSS. Armed with this information it was easy to pinpoint that date of the photograph - Monday 2nd August 1920.

    Here are the details

    Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page 
    Marriages Sep 1920   
    Bulloss Albert Cantrell Ecclesall B. 9c 937   
    Bulloss Herbert Harrison Ecclesall B. 9c 937    
    Cantrell Edith Bulloss Ecclesall B. 9c 937   
    Harrison Florence H Bulloss Ecclesall B. 9c 937

    BULLOSS, Albert (Bachelor, age 27, Grinder, residing at 102 Woodwiew Rd).
        Married Edith CANTRELL, on August 2, 1920, by C J Watkins (Banns) at
        St John The Baptist Church, Owlerton.  Father's name is Joseph Bulloss (Forgeman).
        Married in the presence of Arthur Regnld Hauron, Ellen Bulloss.
        Page No: 95 Reg No: 190

    BULLOSS, Herbert (Bachelor, age 21, Spring Knife Finisher, residing at 102 Woodview Rd).
        Married Florence Hannah HARRISON, on August 2, 1920, by C J Watkins (Banns) at
        St John The Baptist Church, Owlerton.  Father's name is Joseph Bulloss (Forgeman).
        Married in the presence of Ralph Krause, Louisa Bulloss.
        Page No: 95 Reg No: 189

    1911 Census

    Name: Herbert Bulloss
    Age in 1911: 11
    Estimated birth year: abt 1900
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
    Civil Parish: Ecclesall
    Search Photos: Search for 'Ecclesall' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
    Country: England
    Street address: 222 Bell Hagg Rd Sheffield
    Occupation: School
    Registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow
    Registration District Number: 509
    Sub-registration district: Ecclesall North
    ED, institution, or vessel: 01
    Piece: 27701
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Joseph Bulloss 44
    Florence Bulloss 42
    William Bulloss 22
    Arthur Bulloss 19
    Albert Bulloss 17
    Louisa Bulloss 15
    Ellen Bulloss 13
    Herbert Bulloss 11
    Frank Bulloss 10
    George Bulloss 8
    Florence Bulloss 7
    Ernest Bulloss 4
    Jane Bulloss 2

    1901 Census (Note that the family surname as been transcribed as BALLAS

    Name: Joseph Ballas
    Age: 34
    Estimated birth year: abt 1867
    Relation to Head: Head
    Gender: Male
    Spouse: Florence Ballas 
    Birth Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Civil Parish: Nether Hallam
    Ecclesiastical parish: Crookes St Thomas Town Sheffield Yorkshire England
    Street address: 222 Bell Hagg Road
    Registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow Sub-registration district: Hallam
    ED, institution, or vessel: 38 Piece: 4343 Folio: 54 Page Number: 6 Household schedule number: 31
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Joseph Ballas 34
    Florence Ballas 32
    William Ballas 12
    Arthur Ballas 10
    Albert Ballas 7
    Louisa Ballas 5
    Ellin Ballas 3
    Harbert Ballas 1
    Frank Ballas 6/12

    1939 Nationasl Register

    Name: Joseph Bulloss
    Gender: Male
    Marital status: Widowed
    Birth Date: 21 Oct 1866
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 44 Bromley Street Residence Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
    Occupation: Forgeman Retired (Heavy)
    Schedule Number: 166 Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: KIDU Registration district: Sheffield 510/2
    Household Members:
    Joseph Bulloss
    William Bulloss
    Jane Bunckley 

    By the time of the 1939 Register Joseph was widowed - his wife Florence died ten years earlier in 1929. Living with Joseph was one of his sons William and possibly his married daughter Jane   

    Thursday 11 June 2020

    Ranby Road Sheffield - Then and Now

    Whist I was researching the boating lake at Endcliffe Park - see previous post, I came across this postcard of Ranby Road. The road leads off from Rustlings Road and the aforementioned Endcliffe Park

     The photograph was taken from the bottom of Ranby Road looking up towards Greystones and shows the proverbial one man and his dog on a wet day in Sheffield. No date is given on the card but I would say it was circa 1910.

    One hunderd years later and this is Ranby Road with Endcliffe Park (and the circus/fair) at the bottom of the road. Different world!

    The Brief Life of Kenneth Toulson - Sheffield 1931 - An update

    I have just posted this article to the site that appeared in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph dated 13th November 1931

    The previous newspaper reports of the inquest and trial were vague as to the location of Kenneth's death but this revealed the location as being the boating lake in Sheffield's Endcliffe Park.

    It surprised me because I never knew there was a boating lake in the Park but there actually was one.

    According to the University of Sheffield the boating lake used to be "the second or middle dam used to power Holmes Wheel, a grinding mill , and was used as a boating lake until at least the 1950s, according to OS National Grid Tile SK3285 from 1952." 

    Sadly it was also the site of young Kenneth's tragic death

    Mrs Ivy Gill - the first woman from Sheffield to swim the English Channel - 13th October 1927

    I was thinking of posting an article on Ivy's tremendous feat of swimming the English Chaneel in October 1927 but found that the event was amply covered on the Channel Swimming website that celebrates and records this feat. The above photograph was taken at Millhouses Park Open-Air Swimming Pool in 1929