We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing this cub log to our attention and Andrew Jones of the Sheffield Scout Archives for helping us to bring it to publication.
During their time in Grove Road, Totley Rise (1951-1959), the Rodgers family was involved with 85th the Sheffield Scout Group at St. John's, Abbeydale. Christopher's parents, Jean Lusby and George Norman Rodgers (known as Norman) were married at St. John's by Rev. T. M. Archer in December 1942. Jean became an Assistant Cub Mistress with the 85th in 1956. Norman had started with the Scouts at age 11 and then moved on to Rover Scouts. In 1958 he was appointed Group Scout Master of the 85th Troop. Christopher and his elder brother Stephen were members of the Cub Pack during the 1950s. The log must have come into the family's possession at that time. Later the family moved to Ipswich where Christopher's father became a Scout District Commissioner for about ten years and his brother became a Queen's Scout and then a Rover Scout.
Following the death of Christopher's parents, the log was put away in the loft with other family photographs and papers and there it lay undisturbed for 23 years until Christopher came across it by chance whilst looking for photographs of their house on Grove Road to help Totley History Group with a separate enquiry.
When Christopher said he was looking for a permanent home for the log, we suggested that he contact Andrew Jones who has helped us before with the history of Scouting in Totley. Andrew was immediately interested in bringing the log to the attention of a wider audience. The log is interesting from a number of standpoints: Scouting history in Sheffield, Totley local and family history, and also in the wider context of the social and cultural history of the time.
Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group hoped to jointly fund the publication of the log as an A4 booklet and Andrew put in a lot of work to design and advance the idea, see his draft cover illustration above. Unfortunately the costs of such a publication would probably outweigh the income from sales and so it was decided instead to publish the log as a PDF download, supported by both ourselves and by Sheffield Scout Archives. We ask you to please respect the copyright information on page 1.
We considered producing a transcription of the log to read alongside images of the pages but decided against this as the handwriting is perfectly legible and a printed transcription might only detract from the original. However, we have fully indexed the log to make it easier to locate references to individuals, places and events.
Some of our readers may have a PDF viewer embedded within their browser whilst others may need to download the file and open it in a standalone viewer like Adobe Reader. In either case, it is possible to navigate quickly to the desired page by simply typing its number into the box displaying the current page number.
The first 84½ pages of the log were written by the Cubmaster of the 85th Sheffield Pack, Alice Mary Dorothy Partington. Dorothy Partington was born in Sheffield on 1 January 1907, the second child of Robert Wilfred Partington, an official with Midland Bank Limited, and his wife Elizabeth Gertrude Heap. Robert Partington was an executive of the Sheffield Boy Scouts' Association and also the treasurer of the 85th Sheffield. Dorothy was only 20 when the log begins and she remained the Cubmaster of the 85th Sheffield Pack until September 1935 when the pressure of also being Wolf Cub Commissioner forced her to resign. In the 1939 Register, she was living with her parents at Sherwood Glen, opposite the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. Dorothy never married and died in Belper on 29 March 2009 at the ripe old age of 102.
The Scoutmaster at the 85th Sheffield from 1919 until 1940 was Mary Andrews who had been born on 16 March 1886 at Wortley Forge, near Penistone, the younger of two children born to Thomas Andrews, a civil engineer and steelmaster, and his wife Mary Hannah Stanley. Mary Andrews followed a medical career becoming a Member of the the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians. Perhaps her choice of career was infuenced by her uncle, Dr. William Dyson, who was one of the foremost physicians in Sheffield. During WW1, Dr. Andrews was one of the doctors stationed at the V.A.D. hospital at St. John's Church Rooms.
In June 1920 she accepted the appointment of Medical Officer to the Cherrytree Orphanage and stayed in the role for a decade. Not only did she inspect the health of potential entrants and attend to the ailments of individual orphans but she reported regularly to the Executive Committee on the general state of the health of the children, made recommendations for improvements in their clothing and diet, arranged for them to go to summer camp, and escorted orphans to places of training or employment that she had found herself and, for those emigrating, to their ports of embarkation. In August 1929, when an outbreak of scarlet fever became epidemic, Dr. Andrews insisted that the children should all be taken to camp in Filey so that the Orphanage could be closed and properly disinfected. Many an orphan would later pay tribute to the role that Dr. Andrews played in their early welfare and development (see Eric C. Hill).
For many orphans, Scouting was to play an important part in their development. Mary Andrews had set up a Boys Brigade in 1907 for the sons of the men at Wortley Forge and in 1914 she had started the 55th Wortley and Thurgoland Scout Group before moving to live at Beauchief. She became Scoutmaster of the 85th Sheffield Troop in 1919. Dr. Andrews was appointed Assistant Scout HQ Commissioner for Special Troops and helped set up a Troop at Oakwood Hall Sanitorium in 1929 and a Post Troop for disabled boys in 1930, providing individual training and coaching by correspondence. Moving to live at Shatton, near Bamford, Dr. Andrews became firstly the Deputy Chief Air Raid Warden for Chapel-en-le-Frith Rural District and in October 1939 its Chief, the only female A.R.P. Chief in the North, and in charge of the largest rural district in England. She dug with her own hands a big air raid shelter, to Home Office pattern, in the grounds of her own home and demonstrated to others how it could be done.
A keen writer and member of the Buxton Writer's Circle as well as a student of local history and archaeology, Dr. Andrews published at least two books: A Child's History of Sheffield and A Scout's Short History of Sheffield. In 1955 she had the honour of opening the Industrial Museum at Wortley Ironworks, where her ancestors had lived and worked. Dr. Mary Andrews died aged 92 at Ranmoor Grange Nursing Home, Sheffield, on 10 December 1978, never having married.
It was as District Commissioner, a role that he occupied from 1920 to 1938, that Albert Harland came into frequent contact with the 85th Sheffield Wolf Cub Pack. Albert Harland was born in Ruislip, Middlesex, on 6 September 1869, the fourth of seventeen children born to Rev. Albert Augustus Harland, the Vicar of Harefield, and his wife Louisa Ellen Wilson, daughter of the Sheffield snuff manufacturer Henry Wilson. After an education at Temple Grove Grammar School, East Sheen, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, young Albert joined his grandfather's firm of Joseph and Henry Wilson Limited of Westbrook Mills, Sharrow Vale, rising to become its Managing Director.
Albert Harland had a distinguished career holding many public offices. He was first elected to Sheffield Council in 1902 serving until 1911. In 1923 he was re-elected to Council but stood down the following year to concentrate on a Parliamentary career, having been elected as Conservative M.P. for Ecclesall, an office which he fulfilled until 1929. Thereafter he was elected for a third period on the Council in until 1936, serving from 1932 as an Alderman.
Albert Harland had been interested in the Scout Movement from its earliest days and had been instrumental in founding the Sheffield Local Association of Boy Scouts in 1909. During a long service with the Scouts he held almost every position in the Association, including Chairman, Honorary Treasury and District Commissioner. Throughout the period covered by the log, Albert Harland was a leading member of the Executive Committee of Cherrytree Orphanage and a strong supporter of Dr. Andrews. In 1944 he was given the Silver Wolf, the highest award in Scouting, by the Chief Scout. Albert Harland never married and died on 25 February 1957 in Sheffield Royal Hospital aged 87.
Photo 1. Page 6. Sixers, Victor Crookes, Leslie Hill, Dennis Booth, Leslie Kelly
Photo 2. Page 6. Victor Crookes, Leslie Hill
Photo 3. Page 6. Geoffrey Steer, Leslie Kelly, Dennis Booth, Victor Crookes, Dick Dexter, Leslie Hill; Douglas Nunn, Billy Carnall, Jack Earl, Kenyon Stow, Harry Haythorne
Photo 4. Page 21. On The Way To Stanage. John Lawton, David Cartledge, Billy Edwards, Akela (Miss A.M.D. Partington), Cyril Mather
Photo 5. Page 21. On Stanage Edge. Dr. Mary Andrews, Bill Rodgers, Lawrie Taylor
Photo 6. Page 21. Miss J. Davenport, Higgar Tor
Photo 7. Page 21. The View From Camp. Callow Farm
Photo 8. Page 21. John Lawton, Billy Edwards, Dr. Mary Andrews, Bill Rodgers, Lawrie Taylor, David Cartledge, Cyril Mather
Photo 9. Page 33. Mr. Albert Harland, District Commissioner; Mr. A. H. Muirhead, Organiser; Mr. P.B. Brown, Master Cutler; Captain W. Harland, Chairman, Sheffield S.A.; The Earl of Harewood, County President; Canon Bracewell, Rover Commissioner; Lieut.-Colonel J.H. Leslie, County Commissioner.
Photo 10. Page 40. The loft
Photo 11. Page 40. The loft from hill
Photo 12. Page 41. The Blue Wolves. Lawrence Clarkson, Akela (Miss Partington), Kenneth Kelly, Jack Mayos, Kenneth Waddington, Lawrence Bateman, Dennis Horley.
Photo 13. Page 41. Black Wolves. R. Webster, Kim (Miss Davenport) Kenneth Addlington, Bob Speight, Albert Bailey, Geoffrey Sadler.
Photo 14. Page 41. R. Webster, Kenneth Warrington, Bob Speight
Photo 15. Page 42. On the sands
Photo 16. Page 43. Akela, (Miss Partington)
Photo 17. Page 43. Kim, (Miss Davenport)
Photo 18. Page 44. The Lane Down to the Sea
Photo 19. Page 45. From the loft window
Photo 20. Page 46. Alec Betts, Kenneth Kelly, Bob Speight, Cyril Mather, Clifford Grainger, Kenneth Addlington, Lawrence Clarkson, Ronald Webster; Walter Stow, Fred Mayos, Billy Stubbs, Eric Moorhouse, Dennis Horley, Kenneth Warrington; Albert Bailey, Jack Mayos, Lawrence Bateman.
Photo 21. Page 50. Honeysykes Farm
Photo 22. Page 50. The Loft Steps
Photo 23. Page 51. Thorp Salvin Castle
Photo 24 Page 52. Damming the Stream
Photo 25. Page 52. Damming the Stream
Photo 26. Page 52. Blackberrying
Photo 27. Page 52. The loft and stackyard
Photo 28. Page 53. The view from the loft
Photo 29: Page 54. Red Wolves. Akela (Miss Partington); Mayos, Lawrence Bateman, Albert Bailey; Eric Moorhouse, Walter Stow.
Photo 30. Page 55. Loading up
Photo 31. Page 55. Lawrence Clarkson, Lawrence Bateman, Albert Bailey, Kenneth Warrington, Jack Mayos; Harold Clarkson, Stow, Eric Moorhouse, Fred Mayos, Dennis Horley.
Photo 32. Page 56. Six Cubs seated.
Photo 33. Page 56. Seven Cubs seated.
Photo 34. Page 63. Fred Johnson, Lawrence Bateman; Albert Bailey, Donald Chambers; Eric Moorhouse, Walter Stow.
Photo 35. Page 63. Lawrence Clarkson, Kenneth Warrington; Harold Clarkson, Miss B. Cooper, Kim (Miss Davenport), Dennis Hawley; Fred Mayos, George Hearson.
Photo 36. Page 64. Boys on the beach.
Photo 37. Page 66. Whitby Cross & Parish Church
Photo 38. Page 66. Whitby Abbey
Photo 39. Page 67. Boys on shore.
Photo 40. Page 67. Boys paddling.
Photo 41 . Page 74. Boys in red indian costumes.
Photo 42. Page 74. Boys dressed in red indian costumes.
Photo 43. Page 74. Boys in red indian costumes.
Photo 44. Page 75. Boys in red indian costumes.
Photo 45. Page 77. Boys sitting eating.
Photo 46. Page 78. Plague cottages, Eyam.
Photo 47. Page 78. View of the church tower, Eyam.
Photo 48. Page 81. View of Castleton.
Photo 49. Page 81. Boys walking up Winnats Pass.
Photo 50. Page 82. Photo of hills, possibly Mam Tor.
Photo 51. Page 82. Cross and memorial at rear of Nag's Head Garage, Castleton.
Photo 52. Page 83. York Minster.
Photo 53. Page 84. Car in front of walls.
Photo 54. Page 90. King Richard's Knights.
Photo 55. Page 90. Lady Mayoress addresses the Cubs
Photo 56. Page 90. Friar Tuck & Bridal Party, Dennis Walton, Norman White, Derek Wilkin, Fred Hearson, Ronald Benton
Photo 57. Page 90. Allan-a-Dale, Bride & Bridesmaids, Dennis Walton, Norman White, Fred Hearson, Ronald Benton
Photo 58. Page 92. Norman White, Ronald Benton, Derek Wilkin, Stanley Ashton, Michael Armytage, Fred Hearson.
Photo 59. Page 92. 5 Cubs sitting on steps. .
Photo 60. Page 92. Akela (Miss Barker), Derek Wilkin, Norman White; Mysa (Miss Partington), Fred Hearson, Michael Armytage, Ronald Benton.
Photo 61. Page 96. Three scouts with drums, crowd in the rain.
Photo 62. Page 102. Bean Bag Relay Team, Stanley Ashton, Dennis Walton, Fred Hearson; Michael Armytage, Peter Simpkin.
Photo 63. Page 102. "Stars" Relay Team, Bryan Mottram, Norman White, John Irving; Ronald Benton, Kenneth Mottram, George Winn.
Photo 64. Page 104. Cubs marching behind the leader and flag.
Photo 65. Page 104. Cubs dressed as Scottish Soldiers.
Photo 66. Page 104. Cubs dressed as Scottish Soldiers with boy holding sword. .
Photo 67. Page 105. Mysa (Miss Partington) in the Bungalow.
Photo 68. Page 105. Bryan Mottram, John Trickett, John Irving, Kenneth Mottram, Bagheera (Miss Wynn)
Photo 69. Page 105. John Irving, Bryan Mottram, John Trickett, Stanley Ashton, Kenneth Mottram.
Photo 70. Page 105. Boys playing cricket.
Photo 71. Page 105. Ready to be off
Photo 72. Page 109. The early morning wash. Leonard Coates, John, Stanley Ashton.
Photo 73. Page 109. Getting ready for breakfast. Bryan Mottram, Kenneth Mottram, John, Derek Stevenson.
Photo 74. Page 109. Here they all are.
Photo 75. Page 114. Large Rally of Scouts and Cubs.
Photo 76. Page 116. Blurred picture of 6 Cubs.
Photo 77. Page 116. Clearer picture of 6 Cubs.
Photo 78. Page 116. Cubs and leader on sea shore.
Photo 79. Page 137. On Tour with the Chief Scout. The Chief Scout (Lord Somers), with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Sheffield (Councillor Luther F. Milner and Mrs. Luther F. Milner) and other members of Lord Somers' party, arriving at the Boy Scout Rally at Farm Grounds, Sheffield.
Photo 80. Page 137. Chief Scout, Lord Somers (on left), with the County Commissioner, Captain H.E.G. West, talking with Mr. T.C. Dawson, hon. secretary of Tankersley Park Golf Club.
Photo 81. Page 148. Rover Scouts from eight of the United Nations who are attending the World Rover Conference in Sheffield.
Photo 82. Page 149. Prince Bernhard taking the salute at the Rover Scouts and Guides parade at the City Hall, Sheffield.
Photo 83. Page 162. Scouts and Cubs marching behind a band.
Photo 84. Page 170. Some of the audience of Scouts and relatives watching L. Du Garde Peach's Scout Pageant, "Blazing the Trail of To-morrow."
Photo 85. Page 170. Lord Rowallan, the Chief Scout, speaking at the close of the Rally, attended by 4,000 Scouts from all parts of South Yorkshire, in Abbeydale Park, Sheffield.
Photo 86. Page 170. Chief Scout. Lord Rowallan the new Chief Scout, photographed with patrol leaders.
Photo 87. Page 172. Mowgli (Roger Needham) running to fetch the Chief Scout (Lord Rowallan)
Photo 88. Page 172. Mowgli (Roger Needham) bringing the Chief Scout for the Cub Greeting "The Grand Howl".
Photo 89. Page 172. Cubs marching in for the "Grand Howl".
Photo 90. Page 172. Ready for the "Grand Howl".
Photo 91. Page 173. The Chief Scout (Lord Rowallan) with Rovers in attendance.
Photo 92. Page 173. Snap taken by Michael Hutchings of Akela (Miss Barker) of the 85th in the midst of Cubs getting ready to go home.
Dates of joining and leaving the Pack and page references in the log.
Adams, Jack (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 4-5
Addlington, Kenneth (14OCT29 to ) 22, 40-41, 46
Addlington, Rhuben (11MAR35 to ) 79
Armytage, Michael (08JUN36 to SEP37 Left the area) 87, 89, 92, 100, 102, 107
Ashmore, Graham (Bef 25AUG45 to ) 166-167
Ashton, Stanley (24FEB36 to 25NOV38 to Troop) 86, 92, 100, 102, 105, 107, 109, 118-119
Atkin, Stephen (21JUL30 to ) 26
Bailey, Albert (02FEB31 to 23OCT33 to Troop) 37, 40-41, 46-47, 54-55, 57-59, 63, 68
Barnes, R. (18MAR44 to ) 154
Bateman, Lawrence (17MAR30 to 14MAY34 to Troop) 24, 26, 28, 40-41, 46, 54-55, 57-59, 63, 68, 70, 73
Benton, Ronald (03JUN35 to ) 80, 88-92, 98, 102, 107-108, 118, 122
Bestwick, Bernard (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 8
Betts, Alec (14OCT29 to 25APR32 To Troop) 22, 37, 39, 46, 48-49
Booth, Dennis (Bef 01SEP27 to 14JAN29 to Troop) 3, 5-7, 11, 14-15
Bowie, John (18JAN37 to ) 98, 101, 107
Bowler, Edward (01APR44 to ) 154
Bowley, Jack (29JAN34 to 01MAY34 to Totley Rise Methodist Pack) 70-71
Bownes, Tony (Bef MAR44 to ) 154-155, 164, 166-168
Bradbury, Dennis (20FEB39 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 121, 128-129, 132, 135, 138, 140, 145
Carnall, Billy (Bef 01SEP27 to )3, 6-7, 14
Cartledge, David (07NOV27 to 17MAR30 Left area) 5, 9, 21-22, 24
Chambers, Donald (28NOV32 to ) 56, 63-64
Chapman, Douglas (16DEC29 to ) 22
Clark, Ronnie (MAY40 to 25SEP43 to Troop) 128, 133, 135, 148, 151
Clarkson, Harold (26OCT31 to 30SEP35 to Troop) 46, 55-58, 63, 65, 69, 73, 80, 85
Clarkson, Lawrence (29SEP30 to 02JUL34 to Troop) 30, 40-41, 46, 48, 55, 57, 59, 63, 68, 70, 73, 75
Coates, Leonard (02DEC35 to ) 85, 107, 109
Cooper, Alfred (10SEP28 to 01JUN31 to Troop) 14, 26, 38
Cooper, Peter (bef MAR39 to ) 122, 128-129
Copley, Neville (03MAR45 to ) 160
Cox, Frank (10MAY41 to ) 133
Cox, Raymond (22MAR41 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 132-133, 138, 141, 145
Crookes, Victor (Bef 01SEP27 to 14JAN29 to Troop) 3-8, 14-15
Davies, John (20FEB39 to ) 121, 128
Dexter, Dick (Unknown to 31OCT27 to Troop) 5-6
Doncaster, Michael (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 4, 14
Doncaster, Richard (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 7
Dyson, Peter (Bef 25AUG45 to ) 166
Earl, Jack (Bef 01SEP27 to 27MAR30 to Kirk Burton Pack) 3, 6-7, 14, 25
Edwards, Billy (12NOV28 to ) 14, 21
Edwards, Roy (03MAR40 to ) 126, 128-129
Fairest, Barrie [JAN43 to ) 145, 147, 153, 156, 161
Firth, Peter (02NOV36 to ) 95, 107
Freer, Jack (20FEB39 to 27FEB39 Left the area) 121
Gill, F. (Unknown to 19MAR28 To Troop) 9
Gill, Ernest (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 14
Gomm, Richard (15JUL41 to 10JUN44 to Troop) 135, 147, 153, 155
Grainger, Clifford (21JUL30 to 18OCT31 to St. Paul's Pack) 26, 46
Green, Albert (Bef 09JAN28 to ) 7, 14
Green, Tommy (Bef 01SEP27 to 01SEP30 Crossed off register) 4, 30
Green, Vincent (12NOV28 to 01SEP30 Crossed off register) 14, 30
Hall, Rex (Bef 04DEC43 to ) 152, 154, 161, 164
Hancock, Ernest (09JAN34 to ) 69
Hassall, John (02DEC35 to ) 85
Hassall, Peter (20FEB39 to ) 121
Hawley, Dennis (29SEP30 to 01APR35 to Troop) 30, 40-41, 46, 49, 55, 57, 63, 65, 69-70, 80
Hawthorne, Harry (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 5-6, 14-15
Hearson, Fred (Bef 20JUN36 to Aft OCT38) 88-90, 92, 98, 100-103, 118
Hearson, George (03APR33 to 11NOV35 to Troop) 58, 63, 69, 71, 85
Hill, Leslie (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 5-6, 14
Hinman, William (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3, 8
Hitchcock, Stanley (01APR44 to ) 154
Hobson, Philip (Bef 12 MAR 45 to ) 161, 165-167
Holbrey, Derek (14SEP40 to ) 129, 133, 135
Holding, Keith (10MAY41 to ) 133
Hudson, Donald (14SEP40 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 129, 133, 145
Hutchings, Michael (18AUG45 to ) 165, 173
Hutchings, S. (DEC38 to ) 119
Irving, David (15MAR41 to ) 131, 133, 146
Irving, John (30MAR36 to ) 86, 89, 100-103, 105, 112, 118
Jackson, Neal (22MAR41 to ) 132-133
Jackson, P (bef MAR39 to ) 122
Johnson, Fred (06FEB33 to 23OCT33 to Troop) 58-59, 63, 68
Kelly, Kenneth (04NOV29 to 01JUL32 to Troop) 22, 25-26, 37, 39-41, 46, 48-49
Kelly, Leslie (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3-8, 14-15
Kimber, Donald (Unknown to 12 MAY45 to Troop) 163
Kimber, Terry (Bef AUG45 to ) 165-167
Lawton, John (JAN29 to 27MAR30 to St. Chad's Woodseats Pack) 15, 21, 25
Lennox, Hamish (27MAR40 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 127, 129, 138, 140, 145
Lennox, Miles (DEC41 to 09JUN45 to Troop) 139, 145, 153, 156, 164
Lilley, David (JAN42 to ) 140-141
Lucas, J. (Bef 24MAY41 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 133, 135, 145
Lyden, P. (15JUL41 to ) 135
Marcroft, Phillip (08JAN34 to 06MAR34 to Totley Rise Methodist Pack) 69, 71
Marshall, Eric (07NOV27 to ) 5
Mather, Cyril (Bef 01SEP27 to 20JUL31 to Troop) 3, 15-16, 21-22, 25, 32, 37, 39, 46
Mayos, Fred (01JUN31 to 01FEB25 to Troop) 38, 46, 55, 57, 59, 63-64, 69-70, 73, 79
Mayos, Jack (04NOV29 to 13FEB33 to Troop) 22, 26, 37, 40-41, 46, 48, 55, 57-58
McClory, Fergus (03MAR45 to ) 160, 166-167
McClory, Shawn (03MAR45 to ) 160, 166
McClory, Terrence (03MAR45 to ) 160
Mills, Peter (27MAR40 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 127, 133, 145
Montieth, James (15MAY33 to ) 59, 69
Moorhouse, Eric (02FEB31 to 17DEC34 to Troop) 37, 46, 54-55, 59, 63, 73, 78
Moseley, Peter (18AUG45 to ) 165
Mott, John (05OCT36 to ) 94-96, 122, 128-129
Mott, Peter (03MAR40 to ) 126, 128-129, 132
Mottram, Brian (08JUN36 to ) 87, 89, 100, 102, 105, 107, 109, 118
Mottram, Kenneth (08JUN36 to ) 87, 89, 102, 105, 109
Needham, Roger (Bef 04DEC43) 152, 164, 166-167, 169, 172
Nunn, Douglas (19MAR28 - ) 6, 9
Parkin, Michael (18AUG45 to ) 165
Pell, Teddie (bef MAR39 to 06APR40 to Troop) 122, 127
Porter, Robin (JAN42 to ) 140-141, 152, 154-156, 163
Pratt, Ronald (10SEP28 to ) 14-15
Pratt, William (10SEP28 to ) 14-16
Rainey, Donald (08JAN34 to ) 69
Renshaw, Leonard (08JAN34 to 02JUL34 to Totley All Saints Pack) 69, 74-75
Righton, John (JAN42 to 12MAY45 to Troop) 140-141, 146, 152, 163
Ripley, John (27MAR40 to ) 127-128, 132, 135, 141, 146
Roberts, Barrie (JAN43 to 13MAY44 to Troop) 145, 147, 152, 155
Roberts, Ralph (19NOV28 to 06OCT30 Crossed off register) 15, 22, 30
Robinson, Jimmy (05APR37 to 20APR40 to Troop) 100, 112, 127
Robinson, Norman (27MAR40 to 29AUG42 To Troop) 127-128, 132, 135, 145
Rodgers, Bill (Bef 14AUG29 to ) 21
Rose, Bobby (Bef 12MAR45 to ) 161
Sadler, Geoffrey (14OCT29 to 02NOV31 to another Pack) 22, 40-41, 46
Shore, Jim (03APR33 to ) 58
Simpkin, Peter (19FEB34 to 07JUL34 to Totley Rise Methodist Pack) 70, 74-75, 102
Simpson, Brian (Bef 12 MAR 45 to ) 161
Smith, George (14OCT29 to ) 22, 26
Smith, Malcolm (14OCT29 to ) 22, 26
Speight, Bob (01JUN31 to ) 38, 40-41, 46
Steer, Geoffrey (Bef 01SEP27 to 14JAN29 To Troop)3, 5-8, 14-15
Stevenson, Derek (Bef 29JUL37 to ) 107, 109, 112
Stow, Kenyon (Bef 01SEP27 to 01JUN31 to Troop) 3, 6, 14, 26, 37-38
Stow, Walter (Bef 26OCT31 to 14MAY34 to Troop) 46, 54, 57, 63, 73
Street, G. (19NOV28 to ) 15
Stubbs, Billy (28JUL30 to ) 26, 46
Taylor, Alec (16DEC29 to ) 22, 25
Taylor, Lawrie (Bef 14AUG29 to ) 21
Trickett, John (24MAY37 to ) 101, 105, 112, 122
Walker, Gordon (Bef 24MAY41 to 19FEB44 to Troop) 133, 135, 145, 148, 152-153
Walton, Dennis (14MAY34 to SEP37) 73, 86, 88-90, 95, 101-102, 107
Walton, Roy (06MAR33 to 03JUN35 to Troop) 58, 68-71, 74, 79-80
Ward, Cyril (16DEC29 to ) 22, 25
Warrington, Kenneth (Bef 17AUG31 to 01APR35 to Troop) 40-41, 46, 55, 57, 59, 63, 65, 69-70, 79-80
Waters, G. (18MAR44 to ) 154
Webster, Ronald (04NOV29 to 26OCT31 to Troop) 22, 26, 37, 39-41, 46
White, Norman (11MAR35 to SEP37) 79, 86, 88-90, 92, 95, 102, 107
Whittaker, Peter (Bef 01SEP27 to ) 3
Wilkin, Derek (02DEC35 to ) 85-90, 92, 95, 98-99
Winn, George (Bef 10MAR37 to ) 100, 102, 107
Woodman, Derrick (19MAR28 to ) 9
Wragg, Peter (22MAR41 to ) 132-133
Pilot Officer Stephen Atkin and Sergeant Fred Johnson are amongst the 12 men and women who lost their lives in World War II and who are commemorated on Totley War Memorial. Bernard Bestwick, who was born in Totley, was also killed during WW2.
1st Hemsworth Group 60
Abbeydale Park 164, 168, 170
Abbeydale Picture House 9
Adams, Jack 4-5
Addlington, Kenneth 22, 40-41, 46
Addlington, Rhuben 79
Akela 21, 30, 39-41, 43, 45-46, 50-51, 54, 58-59, 64-67, 75-76, 79, 81, 84, 86, 89, 92-94, 97, 108, 110-111, 117-118, 120, 122-126, 128, 131, 138, 141, 143, 145-148, 151, 155-160, 163-165, 167-169, 173-174
Andrews, Dr. Mary 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 26, 37, 47, 49
Archer, Mrs T.M. 57, 85, 97, 120, 140
Archer, Rev. T.M. 57, 59, 69-71, 79, 85-86, 111, 120, 132, 140-141, 143-144, 146, 169
Armistice Day Parade 7, 14, 22, 31, 56, 68, 95-96, 118
Armytage, C.G. 106, 115
Armytage, Michael 87, 89, 92, 100, 102, 107
Armytage, Mr. & Mrs. 106
Ashmore, Graham 166-167
Ashton, Stanley 86, 92, 100, 102, 105, 107, 109, 118-119
Atkin, Stephen 26
Austen, Rev. A.C. 72
B.P. Memorial Fund 141-143
Baden-Powell, Lord Robert 10, 36, 60-61
Bagheera 73, 75, 78, 98, 105-106, 110, 119, 127
Bailey, Albert 37, 40-41, 46-47, 54-55, 57-59, 63, 68
Baloo 97, 99, 118-119, 123-124, 143-145, 147-148, 151, 154-155, 159-160, 163
Banner Cross Hall 102
Barker, Miss 85-86, 89, 92-94, 108, 110, 117-120, 122-126, 128, 131, 138, 141, 143, 145-148, 151, 155-157, 159-160, 163-165, 167-169, 173
Barnes, R. 154
Bateman, Lawrence 24, 26, 28, 40-41, 46, 54-55, 57-59, 63, 68, 70, 73
Beadle, Miss N. 34
Beardsley, Mrs. 35
Beauchief 119, 141
Beehive Exhibition 30-32, 34-36
Benton, Ronald 80, 88-92, 98, 102, 107-108, 118, 122
Bestwick, Bernard 3, 8
Betts, Alec 22, 37, 39, 46, 48-49
Bird, Raymond 86
Bishopthorpe, York 84
Black Plume 139, 141, 145, 148, 153, 156
Booth, Dennis 3, 5-7, 11, 14-15
Booth. Mrs. 134
Borrows, Dr. 24
Bowie, John 98, 101, 107
Bowler, Edward 154
Bowley, Jack 70-71
Bownes, Tony 154-155, 164, 166-168
Bracewell, Canon W. 33-34
Bradbury, Dennis 121, 128-129, 132, 135, 138, 140, 145
Bradbury, Mrs. 142
Bramall Lane, Sheffield 127
Brooking, Mrs. 96
Brooksbank, Mr. 18
Broomhill, Sheffield 118
Brown Tip 101, 139, 146, 156
Brown, P.B. 33-34
Brownies 86, 130
Bryson, Kathleen 86
Bunn, Rev. T.A. 80
Callow Farm, Hathersage 17, 21, 26
Carnall, Billy 3, 6-7, 14
Cartledge, David 5, 9, 21-22, 24
Carver Street Methodist Church 154
Cass, C. 36
Castle Inn, Castleton 18, 28, 82
Castleton 17, 28, 75, 81
Cave Dale, Castleton 17, 28, 76
Cavendish Avenue, Dore 106
Chadburn, Colonel A.W. 62
Chambers, Donald 56, 63-64
Chapel St. Leonard 106, 115
Chapman, Douglas 22
Cherrytree Orphanage 16, 32, 62, 67, 80, 112, 124-126, 131-132, 139-140
chickenpox 9, 32, 131
Chil 78, 80-81, 98, 139-141, 153
Children's Hospital, Sheffield 152
Christ Church Dore Pack 69, 97, 152
Church Parade 7-8, 10, 13, 16, 18, 22, 29, 31, 37-38, 44, 48-49, 56, 68-69, 71, 80, 87, 95, 101, 113, 117, 128, 130, 132, 139, 144, 152, 154
City Hall, Sheffield 95, 118, 148-149
Clark, Ronnie 128, 133, 135, 148, 151
Clarke, L.D. 25
Clarke, Mrs. 120
Clarkson, Harold 46, 55-58, 63, 65, 69, 73, 80, 85
Clarkson, Lawrence 30, 40-41, 46, 48, 55, 57, 59, 63, 68, 70, 73, 75
Clewer, Mrs. 25
Coates, Leonard 85, 107, 109
Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield 47
Colquhoun, J.F. 47
Conisbrough Castle 70
Cooper, Alfred 14, 26, 38
Cooper, Miss B. 62-63, 68
Cooper, Peter 122, 128-129
Copley, Neville 160
Cornwall Medal 61
Council of Social Service 97, 111, 124, 146
Council Rock 113, 167
Coward, Sir Henry 60-61
Cox, Frank 133
Cox, Raymond 132-133, 138, 141, 145
cricket 11, 19, 47, 51, 53, 65, 105-106, 129, 138
Cromwell, Oliver 51
Crookes, Victor 3-8, 14-15
Cucklet Dell, Eyam 77
Cunningham, H. 35
Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield 32, 34-36
Darbyshre, Archdeacon J.R. 33
Davenport, Miss Jessie 5, 8, 10-11, 21, 23, 25, 37-41, 43-45, 49-50, 52, 54, 58, 62-63, 67-68, 71
Davies, John 121, 128
Dawkins, Rev. E.H.P. 56
Dawson Parsons, Mr. 10
Dawson, T.C. 137
Day, Canon 9
Deakin, Miss Marie 30, 48, 58, 72, 99, 101
Devonshire Road, Dore 85
Dexter, Dick 5-6
'Dick Whittington' 86, 100
diphtheria 107, 112
Dolan, Canon 31
Doncaster, Michael 4, 14
Doncaster, Mr. 15
Doncaster, Richard 3, 7
Dore & Totley Station 152
Dore & Totley Tennis Club 142
Douglas, Isle Of Man 61
Du Garde Peach, L. 168, 170
Duke Of Norfolk 35
Dyson, Peter 166
Earl Of Harewood 32-35
Earl, Jack 3, 6-7, 14, 25
Eason, Rev. B.M. 36
East Row, Sandsend 62
Ecclesall Woods 94
Edwards, Billy 14, 21
Edwards, Roy 126, 128-129
Fairest, Barrie 145, 147, 153, 156, 161
Fanton, Norman 61
Farley, Mrs. 86
Farm Grounds, Sheffield 16, 25, 38, 49, 62, 73, 80, 87, 103, 113, 136-137
Fawkes, Guy 39, 84
Firth, Peter 95, 107
Flather, D. 9
football 61, 108, 110
Foster, Dr. 57
Foster, Rev. 8
Francis, Miss 117-119, 123-124, 154-155, 159-160, 163
Freer, Jack 121
Fulwood Cottage Homes 171
Gaskin, A.W. 35
Gibson, Mr. 148
Gill, F. 9
Gill, Ernest 3, 14
Girl Guides 34-35, 70, 86, 130, 138, 148, 163
Godber, Mr. 169
Gomm, Richard 135, 147, 153, 155
Grainger, Clifford 26, 46
Grand Howl 8, 25, 49, 59, 80, 87, 99, 103, 111, 114, 132, 134, 150, 152, 157, 160, 163, 167, 172
Grant Bird, Mr. 152
Granville Road, Sheffield 16, 25
Grayson, Mrs. Kathleen B. 144
Green Feather 148, 151, 156
Green, Albert 7, 14
Green, Tommy 4, 30
Green, Vincent 14, 30
Hale, C. C. 36
Hall, Rex 152, 154, 161, 164
Hancock, Ernest 69
Harland, Albert 4, 7-9, 25, 31, 33-34, 36-37, 48, 56-57, 98
Harland, Captain William 24, 31, 33-34, 69, 72, 80
Harthill, South Yorks. 50, 52, 54-55
Hassall, John 85
Hassall, Peter 121
Hathersage 17-20, 23, 26, 28-29
Hawley, Dennis 30, 40-41, 46, 49, 55, 57, 63, 65, 69-70, 80
Hawthorne, Harry 3, 5-6, 14-15
Hearson, Fred 88-90, 92, 98, 100-103, 118
Hearson, George 58, 63, 69, 71, 85
Herries Thompson, Mrs. 134
Higgar Tor, Burbage 17, 19, 21
Highfield, Sheffield 72
Hildreth, L. 171
Hill, Leslie 3, 5-6, 14
Hillsborough Pack 123
Hinman, William 3, 8
Hitchcock, Stanley 154
Hobson, Philip 161, 165-167
Hodkin, Miss 146
Holbrey, Derek 129, 133, 135
Holding, Keith 133
Holstrom, Mrs. 148
Honeysykes Farm 50, 55
Hope, Derbyshire 124
Hoyle Street, Sheffield 71-72
Hudson, Donald 129, 133, 145
Hutchings, Michael 165, 173
Hutchings, S. 119
incendiary bombs 136
Infirmary Road, Sheffield 80
Irving, David 131, 133, 146
Irving, John 86, 89, 100-103, 105, 112, 118
Jackson, Neal 132-133
Jackson, P. 122
Jenkins Gibson, W. 154, 168
Johnson, Fred 58-59, 63, 68
Kaa 98, 153
Kelly, Kenneth 22, 25-26, 37, 39-41, 46, 48-49
Kelly, Leslie 3-8, 14-15
Kerfoot, Rev. J.A. 23, 37
Kettleness, North Yorks. 62
Kidd, Mr. 152
Kim 39-41, 43-45, 49-50, 52, 54, 58, 62-63, 67-68, 71
Kimber, Donald 163
Kimber, Mrs. 163
Kimber, Terry 165-167
Kirk Burton Pack 25
Laverick, Mrs. 22, 47
Lawton, John 15, 21, 25
Leeds 10, 61, 141
Lennox, Hamish 127, 129, 138, 140, 145
Lennox, Miles 139, 145, 153, 156, 164
Leslie, Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. 33-35, 72
Lilley, David 140-141
'Little John' 18
Loscar Woods 51
Lucas, J. 133, 135, 145
Lyden, P. 135
Lythe, North Yorks. 11, 13
Major, Donald 60
Mallinder, Miss M. 73, 75, 78
Mam Tor, Castleton 82
Marcroft, Phillip 69, 71
Marshall, Dr. 49
Marshall, Eric 5
Mather, Cyril 3, 15-16, 21-22, 25, 32, 37, 39, 46
Mayos, Mr. 152, 157-158
Mayos, Fred 38, 46, 55, 57, 59, 63-64, 69-70, 73, 79
Mayos, Jack 22, 26, 37, 40-41, 46, 48, 55, 57-58
McClory, Fergus 160, 166-167
McClory, Shawn 160, 166
McClory, Terrence 160
Meahan, T. F. 72
Medcraft, Mr. 14
Mills, Peter 127, 133, 145
Milne, A.A. 70
Milner, Luther F. 137
Milner, Mrs. Luther F. 137
Mirfin, Mrs. 140
Montgomery Pack (29th) 102
Montieth, James 59, 69
Moorhead, Sheffield 7, 10
Moorhouse, Eric 37, 46, 54-55, 59, 63, 73, 78
Moseley, Peter 165
Mott, John 94-96, 122, 128-129
Mott, Mr. 125
Mott, Peter 126, 128-129, 132
Mottram, Brian 87, 89, 100, 102, 105, 107, 109, 118
Mottram, Kenneth 87, 89, 102, 105, 109
Mowgli 114, 139, 145, 153, 156, 164, 167, 169, 172
Muirhead, Alexander Henry 9, 24, 31, 36
Mysa 88, 91-92, 97, 99, 105-106, 117, 123, 128, 131-132, 138-144, 146, 158, 160-161, 166-168
Nag's Head Garage, Castleton 82
Narber, Mr. 19
Needham, Roger 152, 164, 166-167, 169, 172
Newton Drew, Mrs. 49
Norton Lees 56, 108
Nunn, Douglas 6, 9
Nushka 100, 139, 141, 144
Old Brewery Buildings, Sandsend 42, 91
Owen-Jones, Miss 97
Owlerton, Sheffield 74
Parkin, Michael 165
Parkin, Miss M. 78, 80
Partington, Miss Alice Mary Dorothy 3-4, 7, 10-11, 15, 23, 25, 30, 37, 39-41, 43, 46, 50-51, 54, 56-59, 64-66, 72, 75-76, 79, 81, 84, 88, 91, 97, 99, 105-106, 110, 117, 123, 128, 131-132, 138, 141-144, 146, 158, 160-161, 166, 168, 174
Partington, Robert Wilfred 8, 23, 37, 47, 56, 69, 80, 94, 98
Partington, Mrs. Elizabeth Gertrude 79
Peacock Rev. N. 71-72
Peak Cavern, Castleton 28, 75
Pell, Teddie 122, 127
Poland 148, 156
Porter, Mr. & Mrs. 163
Porter, Richard 153
Porter, Robin 140-141, 152, 154-156, 163
pow-wow 93, 98, 147
Pratt, Ronald 14-15
Pratt, William 14-16
Priestly, Mrs. 21
Prince Bernhard 148-149
Rainey, Donald 69
Rawkins, Mr. 24
Red Fang 59, 101, 139, 141, 146, 155-156
Reed, Miss 171
Reedman, G. 36
Regent Cinema, Sheffield 145
Renshaw, Leonard 69, 74-75
Revill, Miss F.E. 58, 112, 117, 150, 158
Righton, John 140-141, 146, 152, 163
Righton, Mrs. 163
Ripley, John 127-128, 132, 135, 141, 146
Roberts, Barrie 145, 147, 152, 155
Roberts, Ralph 15, 22, 30
Roberts, Rev. Garfield 25
Robin Hood Cave, Creswell Crags 20
Robinson, Jimmy 100, 112, 127
Robinson, Norman 127-128, 132, 135, 145
Rodgers, Bill 21
Rose, Bobby 161
Rotherham Pack 53
Rowallan, Lord 170, 172-173
Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve 36
Runswick Bay, North Yorks. 12
Sabat, Monsieur 156
Sadler, Geoffrey 22, 40-41, 46
Sandford, Victor H. 4, 24, 36
Sandsend, North Yorks. 11, 39, 44-45, 62, 66, 68, 91
Saxon, Miss 91
Selwyn, Mr. 7
Sharrow Lane, Sheffield 127
Shaw, Mr. 91
Sheffield Cathedral 72, 161-162
Sheffield War Memorial 7, 14, 31, 56, 68
Shere Khan 102
Shore, Jim 58
Simpkin, Peter 70, 74-75, 102
Simpson, Brian 161
Sir William Clegg 34
Skegness, Lincs. 106
Smith, Eric 61
Smith, George 22, 26
Smith, Lady Mabel 33, 36
Smith, Malcolm 22, 26
Somers, Lady 148
Somers, Lord 113, 137
Speedwell Cavern, Castleton 18, 82
Speight, Bob 38, 40-41, 46
St. Anne's Church 71-72
St. Augustine's 47
St. Barnabas' Pack 72
St. Chad's Pack 25
St. George's Church 113, 150
St. George's Day Parade 72, 87, 101, 141, 150, 160-162
St. James Church 10
St. Leonard's 106, 115
St. Luke's 94, 100, 108, 111-112, 156
St. Luke's Pack 94, 100, 102, 108, 111-112
St. Marie's Church 31
St. Mary's Church 127
St. Mathew’s Pack 37
St. Matthias' Church 26, 34
St. Michael & All Angels, Hathersage 29
St. Michael-Le-Belfry, York 39, 83
St. Oswald's Church 8
St. Oswald's Pack 9, 152, 167
St. Paul's Church 16, 22, 25, 37, 48, 56, 58, 87, 101
St. Paul's Pack 46
St. Peter's 9
St. Phillip's Church, Infirmary Road 80
Stanage Edge 20-21
Steer, Geoffrey 3, 5-8, 14-15
Steers, Miss 122
Stevenson, Derek 107, 109, 112
Stokes, Dr. John 34
Stow, Kenyon 3, 6, 14, 26, 37-38
Stow, Walter 46, 54, 57, 63, 73
Street, G. 15
Stubbs, Billy 26, 46
Surrey Street, Sheffield 25, 87, 101
Talbot Easter, Rev. A.J. 16, 22, 37, 48, 58
Tankersley Park Golf Club, Sheffield 137
Tawny Fur 59, 101
Taylor 'Tich' 17
Taylor, Alec 22, 25
Taylor, Lawrie 21
Thompson, Colin 4
Thompson, Miss 142
Thompson, Mrs. 134
Thorp Salvin, South Yorks. 50-51
Tinsley, Sheffield 22
totem pole 4, 25, 47, 59, 95, 101, 108, 113, 117, 123, 141, 174
Totley Rise Methodist Pack 69, 71, 75
Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton 81
Trickett, John 101, 105, 112, 122
Turner, A. 72
Twentywell Lane 159
United Nations 148
Victoria Hall, Sheffield 24
Viscountess Milton 80
Walker, Gordon 133, 135, 145, 148, 152-153
Walker, Joan 100, 141, 144
Walker, Mrs. 142-145, 147-148, 151
Walsh, Mrs. 73
Walton, Dennis 73, 86, 88-90, 95, 101-102, 107
Walton, Roy 58, 68-71, 74, 79-80
War Memorial 7, 22, 31, 56, 68, 118
Ward, A.J. 34
Ward, Cyril 22, 25
Warrington, Kenneth 40-41, 46, 55, 57, 59, 63, 65, 69-70, 79-80
Waters, G. 154
Webster, Ronald 22, 26, 37, 39-41, 46
Wentworth Association Of Boy Scouts 36
Whitby 11, 13-14, 40, 43, 65-67, 91
White, Norman 79, 86, 88-90, 92, 95, 102, 107
Whittaker, Peter 3
Wicker, Sheffield 38
Wilkin, Derek 85-90, 92, 95, 98-99
Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest 56-57
Wilson, Mrs. A.K. 25
Winn, George 100, 102, 107
Winn, Miss 97-98, 105-106, 110, 119
Winnats Pass 81
Wolf Cub Trophy 24-26, 30, 39, 46, 94, 102, 112
Woodhead Road, Sheffield 127
Woodman, Derrick 9
Woodmansey, Mr. 26
Woodseats 25, 118
Wragg, Peter 132-133
Yates, Rev. Frank 38
York 11, 39, 62, 68, 83
The history of Scouting goes back to the turn of the 20th century when Robert Baden-Powell, a British Army officer stationed in India, wrote a handbook called Aids to Scouting to teach his men about reconnaissance and scouting. Later when he returned from the Boer War a hero for protecting the town of Mafeking for 217 days, Baden-Powell discovered that his handbook had attracted the interest of boys and in 1908 he published his book Scouting for Boys and the Scouting Movement grew more or less spontaneously from there.
In America around the same time, Ernest Thompson Seaton and others were organising groups of boys to learn woodcraft skills and the two movements became fused when an American businessman and publisher, William D. Boyce, learned of Baden-Powell's ideas on a visit to England in 1910 and founded the Boy Scouts of America on his return home.
Local influences have thus always been a part of Scouting. In America, Scouting uses images that are drawn mainly from the wilderness survival skills of frontiersman and of native Americans whereas, in Britain, Scouting uses images borrowed mainly from the Indian sub-continent. Baden-Powell's own experiences in India led him to ask his friend Rudyard Kipling for the use of his Jungle Book stories as a motif for his junior branch of the Scouting movement which he set up in 1914 and called Wolf Cubbing.
The log contains many references to Kipling's stories including the Council Rock for discussions and planning, and the Grand Howl to express a sense of belonging and team spirit. From native American culture come the words Pow-Wow, a meeting for discussion and decision-making often involving ceremony and celebration, and Totem Pole, a monumental sculpture on which are placed symbols of identity, recognition and achievement. Below are names used in the log that also reflect these two cultural influences.
Cubmaster and Assistants
Akela (the wolf)
Bagheera (the black panther)
Baloo (the bear)
Chil (the kite)
Kaa (the python)
Kim (the friend)
Mysa (the wild buffalo)
Nushka (the guide)
Shaw-Shaw (the swallow)
Shere Khan (the tiger)
Mowgli (the man cub), Special one
Black Plume, Sixer
Brown Tip, Sixer
Green feather, Sixer
Red Fang, Sixer
Tawny Fur, Sixer
We would very much like to hear from anyone who has memories of the Cub Pack during these days or who can help us identify Miss Barker who was the Cubmaster from September 1935 and who lived in Devonshire Road until October 1938. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a history of Scouting in Totley, please see A Little Scouting History.
Because of the continuing need for measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus, the monthly meetings of Totley History Group have been suspended until further notice.
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A few copies are still available of Sally Goldsmith's book Thirteen Acres: John Ruskin and the Totley Communists. Totley was the site of a utopian scheme funded by art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. In 1877 he bought 13-acre St. George’s Farm so that nine Sheffield working men and their families could work the land and, to keep themselves busy, make boots and shoes. Sally tells an engaging story from our history with a quirky cast of characters including Ruskin himself, the poet and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter and Henry Swan, a cycling, vegetarian artist and Quaker. The book is available to order online from the The Guild of St. George by following this link.
A recently discovered box of WWII correspondence reveals the story of how a small group of ladies from Dore and Totley recruited knitters from the west of Sheffield and how their efforts made them the country's greatest provider of Comforts for the Minesweeping crews of the Royal Navy. The story is told in Knit For Victory, a new book from Totley History Group. Written by Pauline Burnett, it has 82 pages and many illustrations. It is on sale in local shops and via our website.
The story is told in Totley War Memorial WW1 of the ten men from our village who gave their lives in the Great War. Written by Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, a chapter is devoted to each of the soldiers with a family tree followed by as much information as could be discovered about the men and their families. There is also information about their military careers and the actions in which they lost their lives. The book has 64 pages and is illustrated throughout with photographs of the men, their families and the houses where they lived.
Charles Paul lived in Totley in later life. He was a local historian and archaeologist who was an authority on the history of Sheffield, especially the two areas he knew best: Attercliffe and Ecclesall. His books and letters to local newspapers were published under the Latin form of his name Carolus Paulus.
Towards the end of the 19th century Totley Hall gardens became a well known beauty spot that attracted many hundreds of visitors from Sheffield on open days and the rock gardens became one of its most popular features. Mrs Annie Charlesworth sent us six glass transparencies of the rock gardens taken, we believe, in the early years following the Great War.
Anton Rodgers send us photographs of three water-colours that had been bought by his grandfather at a sale of the contents of Abbeydale Hall in 1919. One was of a scene said to be in York by A. Wilson. A second was of a seated child with a dog believed to be pianted by Juliana Russell (1841-1898). The third was of Lake Como, by Ainslie Hodson Bean (1851-1918) who lived for much of his life on the Riviera and in North Italy.
A Canadian correspondent sent us photographs of a set of silver spoons that were bought in a small town in British Columbia. The case contained a note signed by Ebenezer Hall indicating that they were a wedding gift to Maurice and Fanny Housley. We think we may have traced how they got to Canada and where they might have been since.
Green Oak Park was opened on 23 March 1929 on land that had been bought by Norton District Council from John Thomas Carr, a farmer and smallholder of Mona Villas. In later years, the buildings were used by the Bowling Club (the green having been built in 1956) and by the park keeper. However, the buildings appear to have been constructed in several phases, the oldest of which predates the park to the time when the land was used for pasture.
We believe the old Totley Police Station at 331 Baslow Road was built around 1882. Two lock-up cells were excavated just below floor level in the summer of 1890. We have traced the Derbyshire Constabulary police officers who lived there from John Burford in 1886 to George Thomas Wood who was there when Totley was absorbed into Sheffield in 1934.
David Stanley lived in Totley Rise in the later years of his life. Born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, he joined the 17th Lancers when he was 19 and rode in the Charge of The Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava where he was seriously wounded. For the first reunion of veterans in 1875, he told his story to a reporter from the Buxton Herald.
This picture postcard was addressed to Miss Abell, Holly Dene, Totley Brook Road and posted in Rotherham on 10 December 1907. Edith Annie Abell was born on 4 February 1887 in Sheffield and her family came to live in our area in the 1900s, staying for the rest of their lives.
Charles Herbert Nunn enlisted in the British Army on 23 August 1915 and was sent to France on 18 December 1915 to served with the British Expeditionary Force. In March 1916 it was discovered that he was underage and he was returned home. Shortly after his 18th birthday he re-enlisted and was again posted abroad where, in addition to this trio of medals, he was awarded the Military Medal.
This certificate was awarded jointly by the Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance to Isaac Henry Williams, of Lemont Road, for his services during WW1 as a stretcher bearer. We are seeking anyone who can help us pass it on to a living relative.
In 1832 Samuel Dean pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of lead from the Totley Rolling Mill and was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. He sailed on the Mangles and upon arrival in New South Wales he was sent to work for William Cox, the famous English explorer and pioneer. After receiving his Certificate of Freedom in 1840, Samuel became a farmer and went on to have a very large family. Samuel was born in Whitechapel around 1811 to parents Samuel Dean Snr. and Susannah Duck. His descendant Sarah Dean would like help in tracing his ancestry.
Ellen Topham was born in 1889 in Nottingham. Her parents had been living together since 1862 but had never married so it was most unusual that, after their deaths, Ellen was accepted into Cherrytree Orphanage. Even more so since her father, Snowden Topham, had been acquitted somewhat unexpectedly in a widely reported manslaughter trial. Ellen remained at Cherrytree until her death from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 15.
Mabel Wilkes was a resident in Cherrytree Orphanage between 1897 and 1905. Her granddaughter Sally Knights sent us these images of a book presented to Mabel as a prize for her writing. Sally also sent us some personal memories of her grandmother and a photograph of a locket which contains portraits of Mabel and her husband Septimus Gale.
John Henry Manby Keighley was living at Avenue Farm when he enlisted in 1916. He fought in France with the Cheshire Regiment but after home leave in early 1918 he went missing. The Army were unable to determine whether he had deserted or returned to the front and been either killed or captured by the enemy. In August 1919 he was formally presumed killed in action but it appears he did not die but returned home to his family.
Horace Ford was admitted to Cherrytree Orphanage on 26 October 1888 at the age of six. He left at the age of 14 to become an apprentice blacksmith and farrier. Soon after his 18th birthday Horace enlisted in the Imperial Yeomanry to serve his country in the war in South Africa. His letter home to his Orphanage mentor tells of the lucky escape he had in battle.
Pat Skidmore (née Sampy) lived on Totley Brook Road from 1932 to 1948 before her family moved to Main Avenue. In this short article she remembers her time at Totley All Saints School where she was a contemporary of Eric Renshaw and Bob Carr.
As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have created a Virtual Museum instead. The latest addition to our collection is this double-sided Totley Rise Post Office oval illuminated sign which was on the wall of 67 Baslow Road before the Post Office business transferred to number 71. Please contact us by email if you have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.
Conway Plumbe was a man of many talents who came to live in Totley Rise around 1912. As a young man he had poems published by Punch magazine and is remembered in modern collections of WW1 poetry. A number of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Academy. An engineering graduate of London University, he joined the Civil Service where he rose to a high level as a factory inspector, publishing two books on the subject and giving a series of talks on workplace health and safety on BBC radio during WW2. In retirement he wrote a philosophical-spiritual work called Release From Time.
Inside Totley Rise Methodist Church there is a Roll of Honour commemorating the soldiers from its congregation who served their king and country during the Great War. For all but one of the 28 names the soldier's regiment is recorded in the next column. The exception is David Cockshott for whom 'killed in action' is written alongside yet he appears on no war memorial in our area and no record of a mortally wounded soldier of that name is to be found. We think we have solved the mystery.
Mrs. Kate Plumbe moved from Mansfield to Totley Rise with a number of her family in 1913 and became closely involved with the Totley Union Church. Her daughter Winifred became a missionary and headmistress in Calcutta for over 38 years following which she returned home to live with her sister Hilda on Furniss Avenue. Hilda had also been a teacher, missionary and, like her mother, a volunteer at St. John's VAD during WW1.
Thomas Glossop was a cutler and razor manufacturer who was well known amongst cricketing and gardening circles. Despite going blind, he was able to continue his hobbies with remarkable success
The Totley Union Cycling Society Prize Giving and Fete was held on the fields near Abbeydale Hall on 18 July 1914. Anne Rafferty and Gordon Wainwright have named some of the people in two wonderful photographs of the event. Can you identify any more for us?
The Tyzack family are well known in our area for owning iron and steel trades at Walk Mill, Abbeydale Works, Totley Rolling Mill and Totley Forge. This article covers the history of the family from the late 18th century when William Tyzack the founder of the company was born until the early 20th century when Joshua Tyzack farmed at Avenue Farm, Dore.
Walter Waller Marrison moved to Totley around 1897 with his wife and their two young sons. He was a house builder who constructed properties around Totley Brook and Greenoak before ill health forced him to take up less physically demanding work. In 1904 he took over the tenancy of the grocers and off licence at number 71 Baslow Road. After his death in 1908, his widow Kate and later their eldest son Jack continued to run the business until it was sold in 1934.
Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.
We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.
Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road.
On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.
John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.
We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now.
We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.
We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search.
Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road.
John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.
The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure.
When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.
Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.
Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.
Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.
We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore.
Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.
When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.
Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status.
What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine.
We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.
On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.
Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.
Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.
Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.
Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation in the steel industry.
Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.
The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.
Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives.
We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale, Norton, Holmesfield and Dronfield.
Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.
This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"
We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.
Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.
Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village.
Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!
Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.
Read the inscriptions on more than 700 gravestones in the churchyard.
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