Totley History Group
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The London Gazette: 1920s

 

London Gazette, 21st July 1922, Issue 32731 (page 5451)
WE, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, in consideration of a benefaction of one thousand two hundred pounds, which has been paid to us for the permanent spiritual benefit of the Hamlet or Township of Totley, in the Parish and Benefice of Dore, in the County of Derby and the Diocese of Southwell, and in respect of which benefaction we have undertaken to pay out of our Common Fund to the Incumbent of the said Benefice a yearly sum of sixty pounds, subject to the conditions hereinafter stated, in respect to our grant hereinafter made, do hereby, in pursuance of the Act of the twenty-ninth and thirtieth years of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, chapter one hundred and eleven, section five, grant, subject as hereinafter mentioned, out of our Common Fund to the Incumbent for the time being of the said Benefice and to his successors Incumbents of the same Benefice, to meet such benefaction, one yearly sum, or stipend of sixty pounds, such yearly sum or stipend to be 1 calculated from the first day of June, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, and to be payable in four equal portions on the first day of February, the first day of May, the first day of August, and the first day of November in each and every year: Provided always that such yearly sum or stipend, or any quarterly portion thereof, shall be payable only upon the production to us, on or after each of the said last-mentioned quarterly days of payment, of a certificate (in such form as may be required by us) under the hand of the Bishop of Southwell certifying that during the quarter then ended an Assistant Curate in receipt of a stipend after a rate of not less than one hundred and twenty pounds per annum and duly licensed by such Bishop has been employed in the said Hamlet or Township of Totley: Provided also that if at any time hereafter the said Hamlet or Township of Totley be legally constituted a separate district for spiritual purposes the yearly sum of sixty pounds hereby granted and tlhei further annual payment of sixty poundsl in respect of the benefaction aforesaid shall, upon the: licensing by the said Bishop of Southwell of the first Minister or Incumbent of the said proposed District, be thereafter payable by us, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, to the Minister or Incumbent for the time being of the said proposed District: Provided lastly that if at any time lands, tithes, or other hereditaments sufficient, in our opinion, to produce the said yearly sum or stipend hereby granted, or any part thereof, shall be annexed by us to the said proposed District of Totley in substitution for such yearly sum or stipend, or for such part thereof our liability for the payment of such yearly sum or stipend, or of such part thereof, as the case may be, shall thereupon and thereafter cease and determine.

 

In witness whereof We have hereunto set our Common Seal this thirteenth day of July, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two.

 

 

London Gazette, 17th October 1922 (pages 7278-80)

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of October, 1922.

PRESENT,

The KING'S Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England have, in pursuance of the Act of the 3rd and 4th years of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, Chapter 113, of the Act of the 6th and 7th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 37, and of the Act of the 19th and 20th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 104, duly prepared, and laid before His Majesty in Council, a Scheme, bearing date the 27th day of July, 1922, in the words and figures following, that is to say: —

 

"We, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, in pursuance of the Act of the 3rd and 4th years of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, Chapter 113, of the Act of the 6th and 7th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 37, and of the Act of the 19th and 20th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 104, have prepared, and now humbly lay before Your Majesty in Council, the following Scheme for constituting a separate District for spiritual purposes to be taken partly out of the Parish of Dore and partly out of the New Parish (sometime Consolidated Chapelry) of Saint John, Abbey Dale, both in the County of Derby and in the Diocese of Southwell:

 

"Whereas we are satisfied that the said Parish of Dore and the said New Parish of Saint John, Abbey Dale, are Cures wherein or in parts whereof the provision for public worship and for pastoral superintendence is insufficient for the spiritual wants of the inhabitants thereof and it has been made to appear to us that it would promote the interests of religion that the particular portions of the said Parish of Dore and the said New Parish of Saint John, Abbey Dale, which are hereinafter mentioned and described, should be constituted a separate District in the manner which is hereinafter set forth:

 

"And whereas there is not at present within the limits of the said proposed separate District any consecrated Church or Chapel in use for the purposes of Divine Worship:

 

"And whereas by an Instrument dated the 13th day of July, 1922, and published in the London Gazette on the 21st day of the same month, we, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, in consideration of a benefaction of £1,200 sterling paid to us for the spiritual benefit of the Hamlet or Township of Totley, in the said Parish and Benefice of Dore, and in respect of which we have agreed and undertaken to make a yearly payment of £60, did in pursuance of the Act of the 29th and 30th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 111, grant to the Incumbent of the said Benefice of Dore one yearly sum or stipend of £60, such yearly sum or stipend to be calculated from the 1st day of June, 1922, and to be paid only upon the production of a certificate that an Assistant Curate in receipt of a salary of not less than £120 per annum and duly licensed by the Bishop of the said Diocese of Southwell has been employed in the said Hamlet or Township of Totley, and such yearly sum or stipend and also the annual payment of £60 in respect of the benefaction aforesaid to continue payable to the Incumbent of the said Benefice of Dore only until the constitution of the said proposed separate Ecclesiastical District of Totley and the licence of a Minister to such District in accordance with the provisions of the secondly hereinmentioned Act when the said yearly sum or stipend and the said annual payment shall become payable to the Minister of the said proposed District and, when such District shall have become a new Parish, to the Vicar or Incumbent thereof for the time being:

 

"And whereas in accordance with the terms of the Will of Ebenezer Hall, deceased, late of Sheffield, a capital sum of £1,380 has been offered to us, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, as a benefaction with a view to obtaining a grant from us towards the endowment of the said proposed District or New Parish and towards the maintenance of the Minister or Incumbent thereof for the time being and we have agreed and have undertaken to provide and pay as from the date of the payment of such capital sum to the credit of our account at the Bank of England (which date must under the terms of the said Will be subsequent to the date of the formation of the said proposed District) a yearly sum of £69 by equal quarterly payments on the 1st day of February, the 1st day of May, the 1st day of August, and the 1st day of November in each year so long as such capital sum shall remain in our hands:

 

"And whereas in consideration of the payment of the said capital sum of £1,380, we have agreed to grant out of the Common Fund created by the firstly hereinbefore mentioned Act a capital sum of £700, in respect of which a yearly sum of £35 will be paid by us to the Minister or Incumbent for the time being of the said proposed District or New Parish, when duly licensed as before mentioned:


"And whereas the said grant of £700 will after the publication in the London Gazette of an Order of Your Majesty in Council ratifying this Scheme be made and secured by an Instrument to be executed by us, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, under our Common Seal in accordance with the provisions of the said Act of the 29th and 30th years of Her said late Majesty, Chapter 111:

 

"And whereas William Aldam Milner, of Totley Hall, in the said County of Derby, Barrister-at-Law, has conveyed to us, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, a plot of land situate within the said proposed District as the sites for a permanent Church for such District and for a Parsonage or House of Residence for the Minister or Incumbent thereof and he has also contributed and paid to the credit of our account at the Bank of England a capital sum of £2,000 towards the cost of erecting such permanent Church:

 

"And whereas the said plot of land has been conveyed and the said capital sum of £2,000 has been contributed and paid as aforesaid upon the understanding that (such arrangement appearing to us to be expedient) the whole right of Patronage of the said proposed District or New Parish and of the nomination of the Minister or Incumbent thereto should be assigned in the manner which is hereinafter set forth:

 

"And whereas the said William Aldam Milner has nominated to us the Bishop, for the time being of the said Diocese of Southwell as the person to whom he desires that the whole right of Patronage of the said proposed Dis- trict or New Parish should be assigned:

 

"Now, therefore, with the consent of the Right Reverend Edwyn, now Bishop of Southwell (in testimony whereof he has signed and sealed this Scheme), we, the said Ecclesiastical Commissioners, humbly recommend and propose that all those portions of the said Parish of Dore and of the said New Parish of Saint John, Abbey Dale, which are described in the Schedule hereunder written, all which portions, together with the boundaries thereof, are delineated and set forth upon the Map or Plan hereunto annexed, shall upon and from the day of the date of the publication in the London Gazette of any Order of Your Majesty in Council ratifying this Scheme, become and be constituted a separate District for spiritual purposes and that the same shall be named 'The District of Totley.'

 

"And we further recommend and propose that the whole right of Patronage of the said District so recommended to be constituted and when such District shall have become a New Parish as aforesaid then of such New Parish and of the nomination of the Minister or Incumbent thereto, shall without any assurance in the law other than this Scheme and any duly gazetted Order of Your Majesty in Council ratifying the same and upon and from the day of the date of the publication of such Order in the London Gazette as aforesaid, be assigned to and be absolutely vested in and shall and may from time to time be exercised by the said Edwyn, Bishop of the said Diocese of Southwell, and his successors, for ever.

 

"And we further recommend and propose that nothing herein contained shall prevent us from recommending and proposing any other measures relating to the matters aforesaid, or any of them, in accordance with the provisions of the said Acts, or of any of them, or of any other Act of Parliament.

 

"THE SCHEDULE to which the foregoing Scheme has reference.

"The District of Totley, comprising: —

"All those contiguous portions of the Parish of Dore and of the New Parish (sometime Consolidated Chapelry) of Saint John, Abbey Dale, both in the County of Derby and in the Diocese of Southwell, which, taken together, are comprised within and are co-extensive with the Civil Parish of Totley."

 

And whereas drafts of the said Scheme have, in accordance with the provisions of ; the secondly hereinbefore mentioned Act, been transmitted to the Patrons and to the Incumbents of the Cures out of which it is intended that the District recommended in such Scheme to be constituted shall be taken, and such Patrons and Incumbents have respectively signified their assent to such Scheme:

 

And whereas the said Scheme has been approved by His Majesty in Council:

 

Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice of His said Council, is pleased hereby to ratify the said Scheme, and to order and direct that the same and every part thereof shall be effectual in law immediately from and after the time when this Order shall have been duly published in the London Gazette pursuant to the said Acts.

 

And His Majesty, by and with the like advice, is pleased hereby to direct that this Order be forthwith registered by the Registrar of the said Diocese of Southwell.

 

Colin Smith.

 

 

London Gazette, 22nd November 1927,(pages 7460-7461)
In Parliament.—Session 1928.

 

SHEFFIELD CORPORATION.

"NOTICE is hereby given that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing Session by the Lord Mayor Aldermen and Citizens of the City of Sheffield (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation" and "the City" respectively) for an Act of which the principal subject matters will be as follows:—

 

1. The extension of the City so as to include therein the following areas (hereinafter referred to as "the added area") namely: — (a) the parish of Norton, the townships of Dore ond Totley and the Liberty of Beauchief which parish townships and liberty comprise the Rural District of Norton. (b) the detached portions of the parish of Derwent known as Derwent (Detached No. 1) and Derwent (Detached No. 2) in the rural district of Chapel-en-le-Frith which detached portions of parish adjoin the western boundary of the parish of Dore and are hereinafter referred to as "the added parts of Derwent." (c) the detached portion of the parish of Outseats known as Outseats (Detached No. 4) in the rural district of Bakewell which detached portion of parish adjoins the south western boundary of the parish of Dore and is hereinafter referred to as "the added part of Outseats." (d) so much of the parish of Hathersage in the rural district of Bakewell (i) as is bounded by a line drawn along the northern boundary of that parish fron the point where it meets the northern boundary of the parish of Derwent (Detached No. 1) to the road known as Cam Height thence along the easterly side of that road and Higger Tor Road to the point where the occupation road from Mitchell Field to Higger Lodge crosses the last mentioned road, thence along the western boundary of Hathersage Moor to the road leading from Hathersage to Sheffield, thence along the northerly side of that road to the point where the eastern boundary of the parish of Hathersage meets that road, thence in a northerly direction along the said eastern boundary to the point where the northern boundary of the said parish of Hathersage meets the northern boundary of the said parish of Derwent (Detached No. 1); (ii) as is situate between the parish of Derwent (Detached No. 2) and the parish, of Outseats (Detached No. 4); (iii) as adjoins the parish of Outseats- (Detached No. 4) and is bounded by the south east side of Branch Road and on the west by Owler Bar Road; and (iv) as includes the site of the whole width of the road leading from Hathersage to Sheffield and Owler Bar Road between Burbage Bridge and the junction of the last mentioned road with the road leading to Calver, all of which are hereinafter referred to as "the added parts of Hathersage."

 

2. The exclusion of the added area from the Administrative County of Derby of the added parts of Derwent from the parish of Derwent and the Rural District and Poor Law Union of Chapel-en-le-Frith and of the added part of Outseats and the added parts of Hathersage from the parishes of Outseats and Hathersage respectively and from the Rural District and Poor Law Union of Bakewell the abolition of the Norton Rural District Council and the Norton Dore and Totley Parish Councils and consequential alterations of other authorities bodies and local areas.

 

3. The amalgamation of the added area with the existing township of Ecclesall so as to form a new township of Ecclesall in the Sheffield Poor Law Union.

 

4. The extension of the Corporation's limits for the supply of water and electricity so as to include the added parts of Derwent the added part of Outseats and the added parts of Hathersage.

 

5. The construction within the City of street improvements on both sides of Broughton Lane, Prince of Wales Road, Shirland Lane, Abbey Lane, Ben Lane, Cross Street, Market Square, on the east side of Holly Lane, Cambridge Street, Pinstone Street and Shude Hill, on the south east side of Attercliffe Common, Attercliffe Road, West Bar Green and Abbeydale Road South, on the south side of Barkers-Pool and Chapel Street, on the south west side of Queen Street and Coleridge Road, on the west side of Dykes Lane and Penistone Road, on the north west side of Far Lane and Fulwood Road, on the north side of Far Lane and Sharrow Lane and on the north east side of Staniforth Road, and of new streets, between Greenland Road and the junction of Main Road and Prince of Wales Road, and between Chesterfield Road and Coldstream Place, together with all necessary and proper works and conveniences incidental thereto and the stopping up of Coldstream Place.

 

6. The acquisition by compulsion or agreement of lands and easements for the purposes of the said improvements and new streets and of lands in the parish of Aston-cum-Aughton in the rural district of Rotherham and in the City for the purposes of sewage disposal works; the revival and extension of time for the construction of Street Improvements Nos. 2 and 7 authorised by the Sheffield Corporation Act 1920, and further powers with reference to the acquisition, retention and disposal of lands.

 

7. The construction and working of the following tramways within the City and in the parish of Orgreave in the Rural District of Rotherham namely:— Tramway No. 1 commencing in Handsworth Road near Finchwell Road passing along Handsworth Road and Retford Road and terminating therein 133 yards east of Coalbrook Crescent; Tramway No. 2 commencing in Barnsley Road near its junction with Crabtree Road passing along Crabtree Road, Norwood Road, and Herries Road and terminating therein 70 yards south west of Moonshine Lane; Tramway No. 2A commencing in Barnsley Road 35 yards north east of its junction with Crabtree Road and terminating in Crabtree Road 26 yards north west of its junction with Barnsley Road; Tramway No. 3 commencing in Firth Park Road opposite Sicey Avenue passing along Stubbin Lane and Barnsley Road and terminating therein 50 yards north of Hatfield House Lane; Tramway No. 4 commencing in Mansfield Road 50 yards south east of Woodhouse Road and terminating in Mansfield Road opposite Hollinsend Road; Tramway No. 5 commencing in Pinstone Street opposite Cheney Eow passing along Pinstone Street as intended to be widened and terminating therein opposite Cross Burgess Street; Tramway No. 6 commencing in Firth Park Road 45 yards south west of Idsworth Road passing into and terminating in Page Hall Road 50 yards south of Idsworth Road.

 

8. The confirmation of the construction of tramways by the Corporation in Abbeydale Road South, Fulwood Road, Canterbury Lane, Halifax Road, Waingate, Exchange Street, Blonk Street, Sheffield Road, Tinsley, Snig Hill, Bridge Street, and Vulcan Road; and further powers to the Corporation in connection with their tramways and omnibus undertakings.

 

9. The inclusion in the limits of the Corporation for the supply of water and the exclusion from the limits for the supply of water by the Barnsley Corporation of a portion ol the Parish of Tankersley, and further powers to the Corporation in connection with theii waterworks and electricity undertakings.

 

10. The confirmation of the construction of railways at the abattoir of the Corporation in Cricket Inn Road in the City, and further powers in connection with the markets and slaughterhouses of the Corporation and their markets undertaking.

 

11. Further powers to the Corporation with reference to streets and buildings, fire prevention, town planning, sewers and drains, sanitary provisions, infectious and other diseases, human food, and the preparation, storage, sale and handling thereof; the carrying on by the Corporation of the business of dairy farmers; further provisions with reference to common lodging houses and houses let in lodgings, for the control of traffic, the regulation of hackney carriages and other vehicles, police regulations, and other provisions for the good rule and government of the City.

 

12. The regulation and control and licensing or regulation of employment agencies and nursing homes, and the regulation of the sale of coke, fuel residues, and manufactured fuel; powers to the Corporation to buy, sell and deal in coal, and to establish and maintain a savings bank.

 

13. The borrowing of further moneys by the Corporation, the establishment of Consolidated Loans, Purchase of Lands and Fidelity Guarantee Funds, and other provisions in extension of the financial powers of the Corporation. And notice is hereby further given that on or before the 30th day of November instant, plans, sections and a book of reference relating to the intended Act will be deposited with the Clerk of the Peace for the West Riding of the County of York at his office at Wakefield, and with the Town Clerk of the City at his office, and so far as they relate to the parishes of Aston-cum-Aughton and Orgreave with the Clerks of the Rotherham Rural District Council at their office at Rotherham, and with the Clerks of the Parish Councils of Aston-cum-Aughton and Orgreave at their respective offices or if they have no office at their respective residences. On and after the 21st day of December next printed copies of the intended Act may be inspected and copies obtained at a price not exceeding fifteen shillings for each copy at the offices of the undermentioned Town Clerk and Parliamentary Agents. A notice stating more fully the objects of the intended Act has been published or sent for publication in the Derbyshire Times of the 19th November in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph of the 19th November in the Sheffield Independent of the 26th November and in the Derbyshire Advertiser of the 26th November instant.

 

Dated this 21st day of November, 1927. WILLIAM E. HART, Town Clerk, Sheffield. SHERWOOD AND Co., 22, Abingdon (125) Street, Westminster.

Latest News

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 about 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.

Then on Wednesday 22nd November there will be a talk by Christopher Jewitt entitled The Cutlers Company and Assay Office: Sheffield's Two Unique Companies. Among his many roles in a distinguished career, Christopher has been both Master Cutler of The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, established by Act of Parliament in 1624, and the Chairman of The Sheffield Assay Office, established in 1773. The meeting starts at 7.30 p.m. in Totley Library.

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.

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"

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.

With more people having access to faster broadband and mobile networks, we have uploaded seven full and unedited oral history recordings and also added more short excerpts for you to listen to.

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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