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Who lived on Harworth Street?

1965 street directory, courtesy of hillsbro on Sheffield Forum.

1965 street directory, courtesy of hillsbro on Sheffield Forum.

Harworth St

We are planning to mark out the even numbered houses of Harworth Street, between 2 and 62 for the Ruskin Park Fun Day on the 6th July 2013. Harworth Street was demolished during slum clearance in the early 1970s.

School children from Walkley Primary School and, hopefully, St Mary’s will measure out and mark the houses during the week before the fun day.

We would like to display the names of the people who lived in the houses, along with their jobs and any surviving photos if possible, for visitors to the fun day to see. We will also create a discovery trail for children.

Volunteers are going to look up names of residents in the Electoral Registers and Street Directories. They will also find out from the registers when the residents were moved out.

Does anyone have any information, memories or photos of the people who lived in the even-numbered houses of Harworth Street houses during the 1960s and early 1970s before demolition?

If you can help out please get in touch.


About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

4 comments on “Who lived on Harworth Street?

  1. jacqueline owen
    April 21, 2013

    my greatgrandparents and my grandfather lived at number 48 harworth street in 1911.there were 14 people living at that address

  2. jacqueline owen
    April 21, 2013

    I have just found that my mother was born at number 76 in 1918

  3. Bill Bevan
    April 22, 2013

    Hi Jacqueline, Thanks. Do you know more about your grandparents and theirfamily – what they did for jobs? When did your mother move out, do you know?

  4. jacqueline owen
    May 8, 2013

    my g.grand parents were Samuel and Lucy Garlick nee Burns.age 51 and 48 at the 1911 census.Samuels occupation was “slater’s labourer”.Also at no.48 were , Kershaw,a mechanic,Ethel May a warehouse girl,Ivy at home,Susannah day girl,Olive ,Lawrence,Horace and Lily.In addition there was Thomas Wilson 48 a cutler,Florence Wilson a cutlers girl,Doris and William Wilson. At no.76 my grand parents,Kershaw and Norah Garlick nee Cambell lived in 1918 when my mother Norah Garlick was born. At that time Kershaw was described as an engineer ,ex private west yorks regiment.I believe they moved soon after my mother was born. An interesting fact from the census is that Lucy and Samuel had 19 children,but it may have been 20!I have photos of Sam and Lucy.Kershaw and Norah and Lawrence

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