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The Growth of Ranmoor, Hangingwater and Nethergreen Paperback – 30 Oct 2009


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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: J W Northend Ltd; 1st edition (30 Oct. 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0901100854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0901100856
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ranmoor was one of the powerhouse suburbs of Victorian Sheffield. In a very few years its population trebled, and open farmland was turned into elegant estates, middle-class villas and rows of terraced houses. The first new residents were household names in the town. Master cutlers, mayors, magistrates and even knights of the realm. Mark Firth, John Brown, Frederick Mappin and others of their kind. These people, and the successful manufacturers and merchants who followed them, ensured that Ranmoor became a very special place. This book is the first to chart that progress, covering also adjacent Hangingwater and Nether Green. Focusing on individual people and their families, it describes and illustrates their homes, churches, pubs, shops, schools, roads, and ways of getting around. Written for the casual reader, the book contains about 150 photographs, drawings and maps. In addition specialist historians can consult the notes provided at the end of each chapter. Author Peter Warr is Archive Co-ordinator for the Ranmoor Society, a community group which works to promote matters of historic and conservation interest in the area.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Poor Old Joe on 2 April 2011
The book was received quickly and without any fuss.

An excellent scholarly yet fascinating. work by a true "expert". Covers much detail that I could never get the time to research if I knew where to look, even if I still lived locally. For anyone with connections / history in the area this is a very readable "magnum opus" with many references for further study by the particularly keen. A scholarly work presented in a readable and attractive style.

I was born at Nether Edge Hospital 60yrs ago, and have maternal ancestors who grew out of this area - one was a file grinder in the later 1800s who lodged on Carsick Hill Road, as an apprentice, with a file grinder's family named Ibbotson - did my great grandfather work at Ibbotsons Wheel? I will probably never know for sure. This book has told me a lot of the history and development of the area over the last two or three hnundred years. With many (150 it says)old photographs and pages of copious well written text, the book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the area and yet would interest anyone with a passing curiosity
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pauline Bell on 9 Dec. 2009
This is an excellent read well researched and referenced and yet very readable. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Some really interesting photoraphs are included and it is well constructed and set out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miffy on 13 Oct. 2011
I wanted to find something tangible and relevant to the Ranmoor area for a special birthday present and happened upon the Ranmoor Historical Society website. Peter was very helpful and directed me to this book. It is so informative, interesting and full of pictures of a time when the area was prospering. The person I bought it for was really pleased with it and although I am not from the area at all, I still find it a fascinating read. Thanks Peter!
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