Bill Crossland

John William Crossland, known as ‘Bill’ was born in Sheffield in 1899.  His father, Matthew worked in the Brown Baileys steelworks before the war and in 1914, joined the army. In 1916, aged 17, Bill also joined the army. Both father and son served in France where they were both trained medics and used to…

Manor House, Stannington

The group had an enjoyable and interesting visit to Manor House in Stannington on 15 September. We spoke with several of the tenants about stories and memories passed down to them by their relatives who lived during World War 1. Look out for their written accounts soon on the website

Jasper James Gray

Doreen Barron’s father. Doreen is a tenant at Manor House, Stannington. Originally from Dorset, she came to the Sheffield area when she married (aged 19) in 1951 Jasper James Gray was born in 1871 in Shaftesbury, Dorset. He left school at 12 years old and could not read or write. He bought a horse and…

First World War Soldiers

Bradfield Family/Local History Heritage Day

Sunday October 11th 2015 in Low Bradfield Villge Hall – 10.00am – 4.00pm – Free admission – Refreshments      available. If you have any information on anyone in your family who served in WWI we would be pleased to hear from you. For more information. Please contact Malcolm on 0114-2337463.

Sidney Horsfield

Sidney Horsfield was born October 23rd 1896 the second of three sons to Walter & Charlotte (nee Horsfield). Walter & Charlotte were in fact first cousins, their fathers being brothers.  Elsie Horsfield, who married George Buckley, was first cousin to Sidney as her father was also a brother. On the 1911 Census Returns Sidney is…

George Buckley

George Buckley: was born April 8th 1892 at Waleswood near Kiveton Park the only child of Joel & Hannah (nee Walker) he married Elsie Horsfield October 26th 1922 at St. Nicholas Bradfield and had two daughters Mary Hannah (my mother) and Doris. Elsie. On the 1911 Census Returns he is living at Canyards Farm, Ewden…