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Dalton History 1900
1905 to1926 James Henry Steeples Joe Catherine Arundel were licensee’s of the Grapes Hotel, Dalton Brook. I am informed that the Steeples built the Rotherham Empire. Apparently the money taken at the bar of the Grapes Hotel was thrown into a bathtub which was placed behind the bar. Two men were hired to remove the money several times throughout the day and take it to a strong room. Local legend has it that when one of the Steeples children was very ill the roadway was lined with bark to deaden the sound of passing vehicles. Terry Steeples was the manager of the Rotherham Empire in the 1950's and 60's and was responsible for bringing some of the rock n roll singers of the day like Craig Douglas to Town
1909 Further tram stops were requested for Dalton to reach Whinney Hill due to the usage by local miners.
Followed by F. H. Eling's Brook Bakery, In 1901 I
found Frederick Eling 33 Yorks Sheffield Sheffield Brightside Bierlow Baker
In this early part of the 20th century the local trades etc. for Dalton were listed as.
William Ash Farmer Brecks Dalton Parva
George Burden Farmer and machine owner Dalton Magna h Rawmarsh
Dalton Main Collieries Lim. colliery Proprs Silverwood Pit Thrybergh
William Eyre Farmer Dalton Magna
Mrs. Priscilla Foulds Farmer and shopkeeper Dalton Parva.
George Giddings Postmaster and Parish Clerk Dalton Parva
Re. William Allison. M. A. The Vicarage Dalton Parva.
Horace Kemp Schoolmaster
Robert Longden Farmer Dalton Magna
John Longdin Farmer and Butcher Dalton Magna and Rotherham.
Mrs Geo Makin Farmer Flanderwell
Robert Marsh solicitor Rotherham h Dalton Parva
Samual Marsh Farmer and Hay and straw dealer Dalton Parva
Benjamin Moody Midland Railway stationmaster Rawmarsh h Aldwarke
Frank Morley Quarry Owner Dalton Magna
Joseph Osbourne [ William and Son ] h Northfield house Dalton Lane
W. Osbourne [ William and Son] h Wickersley
Osbourne William and Son quarry owners Jenkins wood
Mrs. Harriet Oxley Mill ho
Mrs Elizabeth Purden Farmer Flanderwell
Edward Spencer Farmer Woodlaithes
Joe Steeples Victualer Grapes Hotel Dalton Brook
Charles Tradewell blacksmith, joiner, wheelwright, and Farmer Dalton Brook
Ezra Trickett farmer Manor ho
John Wadsworth and Sons quarry owners Woodlaithes h Wickersley
John William Walker Farmer Dalton Parva
John Ward and Sons quarry owners Woodlaithes h Wickersley
John Williamson Farmer Dalton Magna
Wm Wright Farmer Aldwarke
1914 "THE GREAT WAR" 1918
In 1919 men like George Highton came from Wigan Lancashire to start work at Silverwood, he was a faceworker. Working at Silverwood was to become a family tradition. George was followed into the mine by his son William who started work there in 1923, he was a faceworker. Georges grandsons William Highton started in 1946 he was a tail gate ripper, Ken Highton started in 1950 he was a heading worker ,Phillip Highton started in 1964 he was a faceworker. In 1969 Georges great grandsons who were William Highton who started in 1969 as a fitter, John Highton started in 1971 as a faceworker, followed by the last Highton to work at the mine Peter Highton who was a faceworker. The family resided in Dalton
1931 Brian Anderson was born in
Norwood street Dalton
I am not to sure when the
BUGHUT was built in Dalton, but Brian remembers
"Charlie Higgins the bowler hatted manager. I always used to take the weekly pawn to
Whitaker's pawnshop next to the Bughut on a Saturday morning and hope to catch
him warming his backside on the fire in the pledge office and sometimes get a
complimentary ticket from him The barber in the shop at the bottom of Whinney
Hill was Percy Lindsey. His wife did the job during the war . I think Percy went
in the army. Regarding the shops at the bottom of Whinney Hill. During the 30s the bottom
one was owned by Mr Wainwright (grocer) he also had a chicken farm on Magna Lane, the next
up was Pillings (butchers), the next was Atkinsons Mr Wainwrights son-in-law
(greengrocer) he had a chicken farm in the old water filter beds on Magna
Lane. Next was Moseleys Fish and Chip shop. The row of shops was broken by
Arundel Avenue. Jimmy Townsend JP owned the cobblers shop but most of the work
was done by Sam Ash a little fella that smoked a clay pipe. Mr Townsend lived
in Arundel Villa at the back of the shop. Fred Wolf had the dairy in the yard
of Arundel Villa Fred Wolf in 1901 was 19 years old
born in Sheffield Yorkshire living at Ecclesall
Bierlow No Occupation. Next came Clara Griffens
Clara Griffin in 1901 was 7
years old born in Rotherham West Riding Of Yorks living at Rotherham
My dad worked on Wainwrights chicken farm and he would tell the itinerant (tramp) workers who did odd days work on the farm to put the odd egg they pinched in the neb of their cap as Wainwright would want them to turn their pockets out. At the end of the day Wainwright would give them the Half Crown pay, tap them on the head and say I'll Sithee Lad. I don't think the word bored was in the dictionary in those days. The area was full of characters. A bloke with no legs who went like a racehorse with the aid of a bar stool to the Grapes. He would periodically change it for a new one when it got worn down to about a foot high".
Geoff Walker tells us that his father "James Walker and his siblings were sadly orphaned which resulted in James just a baby at the time being raised by his oldest sister . This sister married John Henry Stubbings, and they were founders of the shop business at the top of Dalton Lane which for a lot of years later was run by their daughter Mable and her husband Jimmy Edwards, I believe the business has only recently closed."
For you boxing fans a Curley Casey of Dalton Brook had three total bouts when he boxed in the 1920s http://www.prewarboxing.co.uk/boxer%20lists/C%20list.htm
1930's Charlie Higgins manager of the Bughut.
Jeannette Roberts the Granddaughter of Richard Davis of Thrybergh worked in
both the Pawnshop and the Bughut.
1930's Mr Wainwright had a grocer shop at the bottom of Whinney Hill he
also had a chicken farm on Magna Lane
The semi detached houses on Brecks Lane Dalton were built in 1938, the road
was still unfinished after the completion of building.
1930's Charlie Higgins manager of the Bughut.
Jeannette Roberts the Granddaughter of Richard Davis of Thrybergh worked in both the Pawnshop and the Bughut.
1930's Mr Wainwright had a grocer shop at the bottom of Whinney Hill he also had a chicken farm on Magna Lane
The semi detached houses on Brecks Lane Dalton were built in 1938, the road was still unfinished after the completion of building.
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