ADLINGTON, Wendy Patricia Joy (f) of 25 The Grove, b. Oct 29 1936, bap. Dec 6 1936, roll 1
ASHTON, Pamela Mary (f) of Main Avenue, b. Apr 22 1937, bap. May 23 1937, roll 1
BAILLIE, Derek Graham (m) of 44 Mickley Lane, b. Dec 15 1933, bap. Jan 21 1934, roll 1
BEETON, John Niel (m) of 4 Laverdene Close, b. Dec 16 1938, bap. Feb 26 1939, roll 1
BELLAMY, Gordon (m) of 4 Lemont Road, b. Jan 31 1934, bap. Feb 25 1934, roll 1
BELLAMY, Michael (m) of 4 Lemont Road, b. Sep 7 1932, bap. Oct 2 1932, roll 1
BETTS, Ann Georgina (f) of 44 Queen Victoria Road, b. Mar 24 1937, bap. Apr 25 1937, roll 2
BIGGIN, Philip Adrian (m) of 57 Meadow Grove, b. Jun 4 1939, bap. Jul 2 1939, roll 2
BOOTH, John Ronald (m) of 30 Laverdene Avenue, b. Jan 13 1939, bap. Feb 5 1939, roll 2
BRIGHTLY, John Dawson (m) of 13 The Grove, b. Mar 17 1936, bap. May 24 1936, roll 1
BROOMHEAD, Michael (m) of 8 Laverdene Drive, b. Sep 18 1937, bap. Oct 17 1937, roll 1
BROWN, Barbara (f) of 25 Glover Road, b. Oct 19 1933, bap. Nov 19 1933, roll 1
BROWN, Jean (f) of 23 Marstone Crescent, b. Oct 24 1936, bap. Nov 22 1936, roll 1
BROWN, John Kevin (m) of 50 Aldam Road, b. Feb 18 1937, bap. Mar 21 1937, roll 1
CHESTER, Geoffrey Vivian (m) of The Grove, b. Mar 11 1928, bap. Apr 8 1928, roll 1
COATES, Betty (f) of 315 Baslow Road, b. May 9 1935, bap. Jun 5 1935, roll 1
COATES, Evelyn Rene (f) of Totley Rise, b. Jul 14 1926, roll 1
COATES, Jean (f) of 315 Baslow Road, b. Mar 22 1932, bap. Apr 27 1932, roll 1
CODD, Philip Johnson (m) of 67 Mickley Lane, b. Jan 27 1938, bap. Apr 3 1938, roll 1
COOK, Margaret Rose (f) of 22 Lemont Road, b. Apr 21 1931, bap. Jun 14 1931, roll 1
COOK, William Maurice (m) of 23 Lemont Road, b. Jun 7 1936, bap. Aug 9 1936, roll 1
COOPER, Ivan William (m) of 33 Baslow Road, b. Oct 28 1937, bap. Dec 15 1937, roll 1
CRESWICK, Jean (f) of Bents Cottage, b. May 23 1932, bap. Sep 21 1932, roll 1
CRESWICK, Patricia (f) of Cannon Hall Farm, b. Apr 6 1935, bap. Apr 21 1935, roll 1
CROOKES, Shirley Anne (f) of 47 Meadow Grove, b. Mar 1 1938, bap. Mar 27 1938, roll 1
DAVIS, Judith Isabel (f) of 29 Marstone Crescent, b. Oct 17 1938, bap. Dec 11 1938, roll 2
DRONFIELD, Della (f) of Hillfoot, b. Feb 14 1927, roll 1
DRONFIELD, Winifred (f) of Hillfoot Road, b. Aug 4 1930, bap. Sep 21 1930, roll 1
EATON, Sadie Jervis (f) of 204 Baslow Road, b. Oct 5 1931, bap. Nov 1 1931, roll 1
ENGLISH, Margaret Anne (f) of 3 Meadow Grove, b. May 5 1933, bap. May 28 1933, roll 1
FLANAGAN, Violet Charlotte (f) of 81 Baslow Road, b. Aug 15 1928, bap. Aug 6 1931, roll 1
FLEMING, Helen Elizabeth (f) of 7 Laverdene Drive, b. Aug 6 1935, bap. Sep 1 1935, roll 1
FORD, Ellis Trevor (m) of Cannon Hall Cottage, b. Sep 12 1938, bap. Oct 9 1938, roll 2
FORD, Joan (f) of 160 Alexandra Road, Heeley, b. Sep 2 1934, bap. Oct 14 1934, roll 1
FOSTER, John Raymond (m) of 17 Glover Road, b. Jan 11 1933, bap. Feb 19 1933, roll 1
FOULSTONE, Michael Sydney (m) of Main Avenue, b. Apr 18 1928, bap. May 20 1928, roll 1
FRANCIS, David Harry (m) of 19 The Quadrant, b. Jun 9 1939, bap. Jul 16 1939, roll 2
GAMES, Graham Andrew Crawshaw (m) of 53 Main Avenue, b. Nov 8 1938, bap. Jan 1 1939, roll 2
GILL, Irvin Edgar (m) of 5 Shrewsbury Terrace, b. Mar 21 1935, bap. Apr 25 1935, roll 1
GILL, Joan (f) of 5 Shrewsbury Terrace, b. Jul 4 1928, bap. Jul 31 1934, roll 1
GREENE, Patricia (f) of 36a The Quadrant, b. May 6 1933, bap. Jun 30 1933, roll 1
GROCUDER, Wilfred Anthony (m) of 16 Marstone Crescent, b. Jun 21 1939, bap. Aug 6 1939, roll 2
HANCOCK, George Eric (m) of 12 Glover Road, b. Mar 24 1940, bap. Apr 21 1940, roll 2
HARRISON, James Edward (m) of Heatherfield, b. Apr 11 1931, bap. Jun 14 1931, roll 1
HARRISON, Jane Maureen (f) of 45 Sunnyvale Road, b. Aug 29 1936, bap. Nov 15 1936, roll 1
HARVEY, Ronald Edward (m) of 16 Aldam Road, b. Nov 2 1935, bap. Dec 1 1935, roll 1
HAWLEY, Gordon Keith (m) of 15 Greenoak Road, b. Jun 14 1934, bap. Jul 15 1934, roll 1
HEARNSHAW, Audrey (f) of 34 Glover Road, b. Jun 8 1934, bap. Jul 8 1934, roll 1
HIGGOT, Brian (m) of 27 Lemont Road, b. Apr 29 1933, bap. May 14 1933, roll 1
HIGGOTT, Barry William (m) of 333 Baslow Road, b. Mar 28 1937, bap. Apr 20 1937, roll 2
HOLDING, John David (m) of 38 The Grove, b. Jan 28 1936, bap. Feb 21 1936, roll 1
HOWARD, June Ann (f) of Cannon Hall Farm, b. Jun 1 1937, bap. Jun 27 1937, roll 2
HOWARTH, Derek (m) of Cannon Hall Farm, b. May 15 1935, bap. Jun 5 1935, roll 1
HOWARTH, Joyce (f) of Cannon Hall Farm, b. Sep 16 1939, bap. Oct 15 1939, roll 2
HOYLAND, Elizabeth Anne (f) of 32 Lemont Road, b. Oct 20 1934, bap. Nov 18 1934, roll 1
HOYLAND, Patricia Marion (f) of Hillfoot Road, b. May 14 1938, bap. Jun 12 1938, roll 2
HUNT, Christopher Richard (m) of 97 Greenoak Road, b. Jun 28 1940, bap. Sep 1 1940, roll 2
HUNT, John Anthony (m) of 23 Glover Road, b. Jul 30 1935, bap. Aug 25 1935, roll 1
HUTCHINGS, Michael Thomas (m) of 185 Baslow Road, b. Mar 31 1937, bap. Apr 23 1937, roll 1
ISON, William Keartland (m) of 43 The Grove, b. Jul 3 1931, bap. Oct 4 1931, roll 1
JACKSON, Peter William Henry (m) of 6 The Grove, b. Apr 14 1932, bap. Jan 15 1933, roll 1
JACKSON, Ronald Gordon (m) b. Apr 8 1928, bap. Apr 29 1928, roll 1
JOHNSON, Dorrie (f) of 22 The Grove, b. Feb 9 1936, bap. Mar 15 1936, roll 1
JOHNSON, Grace Alice (f) of Grange Terrace, b. Mar 30 1929, bap. Apr 14 1929, roll 1
JOHNSON, Henry George (m) of 22 The Grove, b. Jun 9 1933, bap. Jul 23 1933, roll 1
JOHNSON, John (m) of 330 Baslow Road, b. Mar 24 1935, bap. May 26 1935, roll 1
JOHNSON, Robert (m) of 330 Baslow Road, b. Jul 2 1931, bap. Aug 2 1931, roll 1
KIRBY, Kathleen Margaret Ann (f) of Townhead Farm, b. Apr 25 1931, bap. May 17 1931, roll 1
KIRBY, Patricia Christine (f) of Townhead Farm, b. May 22 1933, bap. Jun 11 1933, roll 1
KIRBY, Sylvia Irene (f) of Townhead Farm, b. Aug 10 1928, bap. Aug 26 1928, roll 1
KIRKBY, Maureen (f) of 16 Bushywood Road, b. Mar 26 1940, bap. May 12 1940, roll 2
KIRKMAN, David John (m) of Main Avenue, b. Oct 26 1934, bap. Dec 9 1934, roll 1
LAWRENCE, Barbara Ann (f) of 34 Mickley Lane, b. Jan 2 1934, bap. Feb 25 1934, roll 1
LEVICK, Maureen Gloria (f) of 30 Mickley Lane, b. Jul 21 1939, bap. Aug 20 1939, roll 2
MACDONALD, Ann (f) of 15 Main Avenue, b. Mar 18 1939, bap. Sep 24 1939, roll 2
MAPPIN, Kenneth Terry (m) of 31 Lemont Road, b. Apr 5 1935, bap. Apr 27 1935, roll 1
MARCROFT, Brian Donald Scott (m) of 1 Marstone Crescent, b. Dec 5 1940, bap. Jan 5 1941, roll 2
MARCROFT, John Scott (m) of 1 Marstone Crescent, b. Jan 13 1938, bap. Mar 13 1938, roll 1
MARSH, George Basil (m) of Lemont Road, b. Nov 16 1930, bap. Dec 29 1930, roll 1
MARSH, Harold (m) b. Jan 7 1927, bap. Jan 26 1927, roll 1
MARSH, John Thorley (m) of Mona Villas, Lemont Road, b. Sep 30 1928, bap. Oct 28 1928, roll 1
MARSH, Margaret Elizabeth (f) b. Oct 17 1930, bap. Nov 7 1930, roll 1
MARSHALL, Jacqueline Mary (f) of Kendal, Heatherfield, b. Jul 6 1930, bap. Aug 21 1930, roll 1
MARSHALL, Jean Ann (f) of Kendal, The Grove, b. Jul 26 1928, bap. Aug 26 1928, roll 1
MATHER, Dorothy Winifred (f) of Totley Rise, b. Feb 11 1929, bap. Mar 3 1929, roll 1
MATHER, June Mary (f) of Totley Rise, b. May 1 1933, bap. Jun 11 1933, roll 1
MATHER, Samuel Vernon (m) of Totley Rise, b. Jan 31 1931, bap. Feb 22 1931, roll 1
MOON, Robert Burnett (m) of 23 The Quadrant, b. Aug 5 1933, bap. Sep 16 1933, roll 1
MORRIS, Jill Anne Bowen (f) of 204 Baslow Road, b. Jan 24 1939, bap. Apr 9 1939, roll 2
MORTON, Peter James (m) of 192 Baslow Road, b. Feb 16 1938, bap. Mar 20 1938, roll 1
MYERS, Barbara (f) of 23 Main Avenue, b. Jan 17 1935, bap. Feb 10 1935, roll 1
OGDEN, Pamela Anne (f) of 103 Greenoak Road, b. Dec 20 1939, bap. Jan 21 1940, roll 1
OLLEREARNSHAW, Christine Annette (f) of 54 Victoria Road, b. Apr 14 1938, bap. Jun 19 1938, roll 2
OSBORNE, Virginia Francis (f) of 192 Baslow Road, b. Apr 16 1940, bap. Jul 7 1940, roll 2
OTTER, Marjorie (f) of Hillfoot Road, b. Jan 15 1941, bap. Feb 15 1941, roll 2
PALMER, Peter Ian (m) of 56 Sunnyvale Road, b. Mar 31 1938, bap. Apr 17 1938, roll 2
PEARSON, George Eric (m) of 40 Victoria Road, b. Jul 5 1936, bap. Sep 26 1936, roll 2
PEARSON, George Raymond (m) of 12 The Green, b. Dec 10 1931, bap. Feb 24 1932, roll 1
PEARSON, John Mitchal (m) of St. George's Farm, b. Aug 26 1938, bap. Dec 15 1938, roll 2
PEARSON, Margaret Mary (f) of 12 The Green, b. Feb 20 1933, bap. Apr 29 1933, roll 1
PEARSON, Pamela (f) of 30 Lemont Road, b. Apr 3 1937, bap. May 16 1937, roll 1
PHILLIPS, David Charles (m) of 8 Aldam Road, b. Mar 22 1938, bap. May 4 1938, roll 2
PHILLIPS, John Arthur (m) of 8 Aldam Road, b. Dec 9 1939, bap. Mar 3 1940, roll 1
PICKFORD, Richard Hill (m) b. Mar 21 1933, roll 1
PIGGOTT, Pamela Mary (f) of 46 The Grove, b. Feb 3 1932, bap. Mar 20 1932, roll 1
PORTWAY, Barbara Wendy (f) of 33 Mickley Lane, b. Feb 2 1937, bap. Mar 6 1937, roll 1
RAIL, Joyce (f) of 53 Sunnyvale Road, b. Jan 5 1938, bap. Nov 27 1938, roll 1
REYNOLDS, Carole (f) of 363 Baslow Road, b. Sep 14 1937, bap. Oct 3 1937, roll 1
REYNOLDS, Keith (m) of 363 Baslow Road, b. Mar 21 1936, bap. Apr 5 1936, roll 1
RHODEN, Pamela Thornton (f) of 50 Glover Road, b. Aug 23 1932, bap. Sep 18 1932, roll 1
RICHARDSON, Gillian Mary (f) of 54 Sunnyvale Road, b. Jun 22 1937, bap. Aug 8 1937, roll 1
RICHARDSON, Valerie Constance (f) of 51 Meadow Grove, b. Feb 3 1940, bap. Mar 24 1940, roll 2
ROBINSON, Christine Mary (f) of 21 Marstone Crescent, b. Mar 4 1941, bap. Apr 13 1941, roll 2
ROBINSON, Pamela Margaret (f) of 186 Baslow Road, b. Jun 23 1940, bap. Aug 25 1940, roll 2
ROBINSON, Stephen Clifford (m) of Moss Cottage, b. Sep 28 1930, bap. Oct 26 1930, roll 1
ROE, Jessie Mary (f) of 6 Lemont Road, b. Jan 13 1933, bap. Feb 5 1933, roll 1
ROE, Patricia Ann (f) of 6 Lemont Road, b. Dec 25 1940, bap. Jan 19 1941, roll 2
ROEBUCK, Betty (f) of Penny Lane, b. Aug 9 1932, bap. Sep 18 1932, roll 1
ROSE, Carol Ann (f) of 17 Glover Road, b. Aug 27 1938, bap. Sep 11 1938, roll 2
ROSE, Robert Arthur (m) of 17 Glover Road, b. Jun 16 1935, bap. Jul 14 1935, roll 1
RUSSELL, Audrey (f) of Northwest Cottage, Totley Rise, b. Aug 29 1936, bap. Sep 15 1936, roll 1
SALTER, Joan (f) of 1 Chapel Walk, b. Mar 30 1939, bap. May 21 1939, roll 2
SANDERSON, John (m) of 60 The Grove, b. Jun 13 1935, bap. Aug 25 1935, roll 1
SANTRY, Gloria Mary (f) of 10 Laverdene Road, b. Oct 20 1934, bap. Nov 18 1934, roll 1
SCOTT, Shirley of 170 Baslow Road, b. May 20 1934, bap. Jun 17 1934, roll 1
SHELDON, Sylvia Beatrice (f) of 3 Shrewsbury Terrace, b. Jul 13 1937, bap. Aug 8 1937, roll 2
SHELTON, Terry Antony (m) of 30 Main Avenue, b. Dec 18 1933, bap. Jan 28 1934, roll 1
SIMPSON, Brian (m) of 28 Greenoak Road, b. Jan 5 1934, bap. Feb 25 1934, roll 1
SIMPSON, Patricia (f) of 54 Mickley Lane, b. Jan 26 1939, bap. Apr 30 1939, roll 2
SINDLE, Elizabeth Mary Winn (f) of Main Avenue, b. Oct 10 1939, bap. Dec 8 1939, roll 2
SMITH, Beryl Anne (f) of 4 Laverdene Avenue, b. Feb 5 1933, bap. Mar 18 1933, roll 1
SMITH, Graham Brookes (m) of 1 Rowan Tree Dell, b. Mar 10 1940, bap. Apr 10 1940, roll 2
SMITH, Joan Molly (f) of 4 Laverdene Avenue, b. Apr 22 1935, bap. Jun 2 1935, roll 1
SOUTH, Douglas William (m) of 52 Laverdene Avenue, b. Jan 6 1938, bap. Jan 28 1938, roll 1
STIRGESS, Richard William Neil (m) of 49 Meadow Grove, b. Feb 20 1938, bap. May 29 1938, roll 2
STOCKS, Christine Ann (f) of 14 Laverdene Avenue, b. Sep 29 1939, bap. Oct 15 1939, roll 2
STOKES, Rosemary Jocelyn (f) of Heath Cottage, Heatherfield, b. Oct 11 1930, bap. Nov 8 1930, roll 1
SWAN, Yvonne (f) of Moor View, Baslow Road, b. Aug 15 1930, bap. Oct 18 1930, roll 1
SWANN, Shirley of 74 Totley Brook Road, b. Jan 11 1934, bap. Mar 31 1934, roll 1
SYKES, John Eric (m) of 47 The Grove, b. May 22 1936, bap. Jul 19 1936, roll 1
TAYLOR, Alastair Graham (m) of 31 Marstone Crescent, b. Oct 12 1940, bap. Dec 8 1940, roll 2
TAYLOR, Audrey Thelma (f) of Summer Lane, b. Apr 6 1930, bap. May 4 1930, roll 1
TAYLOR, Brenda Mary (f) of 4 Summer Lane, b. Apr 23 1938, bap. May 29 1938, roll 2
TAYLOR, Eric (m) of Grove Avenue, b. May 15 1931, bap. Jun 15 1931, roll 1
TAYLOR, Ian Frank (m) of 58 Sunnyvale Road, b. Aug 29 1936, bap. Sep 15 1936, roll 1
TAYLOR, Ivor John (m) of 9 Summer Lane, b. Feb 7 1940, bap. Mar 10 1940, roll 2
TAYLOR, Pamela June (f) of 58 Sunnyvale Road, b. May 29 1933, bap. Jul 6 1933, roll 1
TEAGLE, Patricia (f) of Ingleby, Greenoak, b. Apr 2 1929, bap. Sep 29 1929, roll 1
THOMAS, Barry (m) of 39 Sunnyvale Road, b. Jun 6 1937, bap. Jul 11 1937, roll 1
THORPE, Pamela Mary (f) of Sefton, The Green, b. Nov 24 1929, bap. Jan 30 1930, roll 1
TURNER, John David (m) of 46 Sunnyvale Road, b. Feb 1 1941, bap. Mar 23 1941, roll 2
VERE, John Gurney (m) of 12 Laverdene Drive, b. Feb 19 1935, bap. Mar 24 1935, roll 1
WADLAND, John Michael (m) of Glenroyd, Heatherfield, b. May 9 1933, bap. May 28 1933, roll 1
WARD, Carole Constance (f) of 112 Baslow Road, b. Sep 24 1937, bap. Nov 14 1937, roll 2
WARD, Mary Geraldine (f) of 48 Meadow Grove, b. Sep 5 1935, bap. Dec 15 1935, roll 1
WATSON, Barrie (m) of 46 Mickley Lane, b. Apr 21 1940, bap. May 12 1940, roll 2
WEBSTER, Gillian Rosemary (f) of 54 The Grove, b. May 9 1935, bap. Nov 8 1936, roll 1
WESTERN, Michael Stuart (m) of 325 Baslow Road, b. Jun 14 1937, bap. Aug 1 1937, roll 1
WHEAT, John Barry (m) of 104 Totley Brook Road, b. Apr 12 1937, bap. May 9 1937, roll 1
WICKENS, Margaret Christine (f) of Haslemere, Main Avenue, b. Dec 10 1933, bap. Apr 1 1934, roll 1
WILD, John Gordon (m) of 19 Mickley Lane, b. May 25 1939, bap. Jun 25 1939, roll 2
WILD, Sidney Walter (m) of The Cottage, Totley Grove, b. Jul 27 1932, bap. Sep 4 1932, roll 1
WILKES, Jeremy Kenneth Arthur (m) of 329 Baslow Road, b. Jun 11 1940, bap. Sep 15 1940, roll 2
WILKES, John Graham (m) of 329 Baslow Road, b. Apr 15 1936, bap. Jun 14 1936, roll 1
WILKES, Norma Patricia (f) of 329 Baslow Road, b. Apr 4 1932, bap. Oct 16 1932, roll 1
WILKINSON, Marjorie Ethel (f) of Totley Grove Cottage, b. Feb 10 1937, bap. Mar 3 1937, roll 1
WILSON, June Ann (f) of 208 Baslow Road, b. Jun 24 1936, bap. Jul 19 1936, roll 1
WORTLEY, John Donald (m) of 92 Greenoak Road, b. Mar 8 1940, bap. Apr 14 1940, roll 2
WRIGHT, Keith (m) of 3 Shrewsbury Terrace, b. Aug 17 1932, bap. Sep 25 1932, roll 1
The first meeting after our summer break will be on Wednesday, 27th September when we present an illustrated talk by David Templeman called Mary, Queen of Scots: The Final Journey - From Sheffield to Fotheringhay (1584-1587). This talk relates the compelling tale of the events leading up to and including Mary’s trial and execution. Mary’s courage and conduct come to the fore as she takes her tragic story through Wingfield Manor, Tutbury Castle, Chartley Manor, Texall and culminating in the climax at Fotheringhay Castle where she is tried and executed for High Treason. But was she guilty? That is the question this talk addresses. The meeting is in Totley Library, starting at 7.30 p.m.
Then on Wednesday, 25th October we will be holding another in our popular series of themed Open Meetings, when you will be invited to share memories of Totley Then and Now. There will be over a hundred pairs of photographs showing how Totley's buildings, lanes, and open spaces looked in the past compared with the same scene today. The meeting will be held in Totley Library beginning as usual at 7.30 p.m.
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 Totley Rise Post Office and local shops. Also available in Dore at the Village Store or direct via our website.
Since 1875 when there was only a Rolling Mill and Chemical Yard alongside the river a mile from Totley, the area has changed beyond anyone's imagination This book by Pauline Burnett tells the story of how it was named and grew into the community we know today. The Rise of Totley Rise has 94 pages including a useful index and is profusely illustrated throughout with many previously unpublished photographs from private collections.
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.
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 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 and Norton.
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"
As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have decided to create a Virtual Museum instead, starting with old bottles that were found under the floor of the Old Infant School. Please contact us by email if you would like to see the real thing or have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.
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.
We continue to add to our Totley Newspaper Archive. Recent entries have included several about John Roberts and the building of St. John's Church. There are several about the history of Brinkburn Grange and its first occupier, John Unwin Wing, an accountant who later lived at Totley Hall before being convicted of forgery and fraud and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in Pentonville gaol. There are more than 50 articles from the 1880s and 1890s about Joseph Mountain and the Victoria Gardens, and twenty on the construction of the Totley Tunnel and the Dore and Chinley Railway.
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 600 gravestones in the churchyard.
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