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"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." - Thomas Sowell

"Every great journey starts with a single step" 

These articles are a continuation of those that appear on the previous page

"For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed."    Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)


1. A Sheffield Wednesday Player in the Family - Oscar Fox (1921- 1990)
2.The Levy-greave Highwayman - Sheffield 1856 "..the effects of literary garbage"
3. The Bread and Jam Murder - Sheffield 14th May 1959
4. The Sudden Death of Walter Nicholls 1925 - "We have sustained a great and a real loss"
5. Herbert Sehnert 1920-1941
6. Susanna Whittles - A Burning Tragedy - Sheffield 1934
7. The Mysterious Suicide of Alice Smith - Sheffield 1922 
8. Gassed By Exhaust "Crookesmoor Sensation" - Sheffield 1925

9. The Obituary of James Hinchcliffe aka Jemmy Queer - Sheffield 1864

10.The Fighting Atkinsons - A Sheffield Family
11.Winifred Spooner's Wedding Day - Sheffield
12. Sheffield & Ecclesall Co-Op, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
13. Mary Barker - Middlewood Hospital Sheffield 1993 "Locked up 50 years - the woman scared of war"
14. Thomas Booth Brierley - Sheffield May 1895
15. Duncan Gilmour 1816-1889 - Sheffield
16. Walter Hutchinson's Diary - The Somme 1916 "It was the worst day that I had ever witnessed"
17. Air Raid Precautions - Parkgate Iron & Steel Ltd Rotherham Yorkshire Sheffield December 1939
18. Herbert W Thomas (1895 - 1916) - A Soldier from Spring Hill Sheffield
19. Joseph Haslam Hawksworth (1827-1908) - A Sheffield Artist  "a highly accomplished English landscape painter"
20. Joseph Senior - The Bard of Crookes (Sheffield)
21.The Death of Thomas Dickinson - Greno Woods Sheffield October 1880" A starved to death cripple, with finger bones bare"
22.Annie Shaw's Funeral - City Road Cemetery Sheffield 1936
23 The Curse of Drink - Thomas Whiting and his daughter Annie - Sheffield 1882
24.Kenneth Steel (1906-1970) Sheffield Artist "(Kenneth) produced nostalgic reminders of a vanished world"
25.Mr William Needham - A Sheffield Veteran
26.Wilfrid Steel 1882 - 1915
27.Sgt Graham Leslie Parish RAFVR - "Graham displayed gallantry of the highest order"
28.Lance Corporal Frank Adcock (1896-1915)
29.Leonard Beaumont (1891 - 1986) - A Sheffield Artist - "he is one of the best etchers that Sheffield has produced" 
30.Who Killed the Butler - Sheffield 1912 - "(the butler was) livid and almost pulseless, and struggling for breath"
31.Brightside & Carbrook  Cooperative Store - Lindsay Avenue Parsons Cross Sheffield
32 The Tragic Death of John Shortridge - Sheffield 1869
33.Forgotten Hero - Walter Patterson Angus (1923 - 1943)
34.A Sheffield Bank Holiday - "was so an uneventful day that its history can soon be told"
35.The Sad Death of a Girl in Sheffield
36.The Greystones Distillery - Sheffield April 1939 - "It is the best stuff in England, I've have sold gallons in my time"
37. George King (1879 - 1939) - A Sheffield Grinder
38.Drowned Pulling a Cat across the Canal at Attercliffe - May 1899
39. George Brittain (1917 - 1943) - Died of Wounds in North Africa
40. The Wretched Death of Ruth Sampson - Sheffield January 1881
41 Death in Treeton Meadows - Man drowned whilst looking for his poultry
42.Mrs Whitely was burnt to a mere cinder - Cobden View Crookes Sheffield 1875
43.Thomas Lowe and his errant daughter Isabel - Sheffield 1878
44. Exciting Scene on the banks of the River Don - Sheffield October 1883
45 Jack Archer - Sports-fitter Bramall lane Sheffield
46.The Kidnapping of John Whitnear - Sheffield October 1904
47.The Old Heavygate Inn, Crookes, Sheffield
48. Joseph Bowe and the Collapsing Chimney-Stack - Sheffield December 1901
49. Paul Kuehnrich - Steel Innovator and  Bacon Hoarder - Suicide Sheffield April 1932 - ‘The man with the white beard who has come to borrow   money to make razor blades’
50. Dawson Parsons (1869 - 1941)

There are another collection of articles that have a "Sheffield connection" on the following page

No sane man will dance. CICERO (106-43 B.C.)

Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum (The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet) - Seneca

"Vale of tears" ("valle lacrimarum") is a phrase referring to life and its
earthly sorrows, that are only left behind when one leaves the world and enters heaven.
The origin of the phrase is uncertain, but the
most accepted view is that it comes from the Catholic hymn "Salve Regina" which
mentions "gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle," or "mourning and weeping in
the valley of tears,"

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