I hope that some of your
members could help me to locate photographs of the address below.
Surprisingly we have very few and even those only show glimpses of the
house. I have been to the library in Sheffield but could not find anything
in their archives. I am hoping that someone took photos of the area before
the Hallamshire Hospital was built.
As a child in the 1950's I spent many happy holidays at my Grandparents home
at 22 Treeroot Walk. It was an idyllic detached cottage reached down a leafy
cobbled lane. I remember there were two such cottages, the first being at
the beginning of the lane whilst my Grandparents was further down on the
left hand side. My 85 year old father Fred Stinson tells me that the
Caretaker of Broom Hall lived in the first cottage.
He said that during the air raids the planes used to come overhead using the
nearby dam as a landmark and then turn and attack the city.
Originally the cottages were the lodges for the 'big house'. I don't
remember it though my father tells me that it was still there though unused
when I was a child. My 'world' obviously stopped at the boundary of what my
Grandparents used as their garden. Beyond the cottage was a high brick wall
and a gateway led through to an overgrown garden with fruit trees and a
derelict tennis court. Although situated in the heart of a city we could
have been in the countryside. I remember a family called Chisholm lived
beyond a gate at the end of the lane. The father was a doctor.
I have also visited the Sheffield Archives and obtained a map showing that
the 'overgrown garden' had consisted of many greenhouses in the past.
Can anyone help?
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