This blog is the 55th I've posted in 2020 which is an increase of 11 on the previous year. I have also managed to post a few articles to the website but not as many as I would have liked.
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Sunday, 27 December 2020
The two photographs below appeared on a well-known internet auction site. It is the first time I have seen the photo and I was totally unaware that Crookes was at the one time playing host to what appears a sizeable brass band.
Attached is a report from the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent dated 27th December 1879. The reporters detailed the events that occurred in Sheffield on Xmas Day
One hundred and forty-one years later in 2020 I can report that nothing occurred in Sheffield on Xmas Day 2020.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
The following is from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph dated Saturday 29th August 1925 and refers to the inquest that took place the previous day into the death of George Revill, an employee of Messrs. Walker and Hall, a prominent cutlery firm in Sheffield.
The Inquest of James Hynes alias Dunn aka "The Mystery" - Saturday 30th December 1899 St Giles London
The following cutting is from The Daily Telegraph dated Monday 1st January 1900, the first day of the twentieth century and refers to the inquest that took place two days earlier on the body of James Hynes alias Dunn aka "The Mystery."
In April 2016 I posted a couple of blogs that related to an article on the site entitled "Death at Woodburn Junction" and the tragic accident that befell Richard Undy on 26th January 1884. At the time of his death Richard was living with his young family at 41 Dolphin Street, Darnall.
The street no longer exists but a researcher has kindly sent me three elevated photographs of the street. The photographs are undated but I believe that they were taken circa 1955