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About beccyboo

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  • Birthday 11/25/1979

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  1. Love the look of this place! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the comments guys. Couple more reports from me soon
  3. Aww i was gonna change my username to Lara
  4. George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) They were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialised in forge filing and cutting tools for leather workers and shoe makers. One George Barnsley was Master Cutler in 1883.: George Barnsley and Son is listed in the 1837 Sheffield directory as a file manufacture situated on Wheeldon Street, The 1849 listing records a move to Cornhill and the 1852 to Cornesh works Cornesh street they had by this time also increased there product range to include steel files, shoe and butchers knives. They are again listed in 1944 as manufactures of files and blades shoe knives and leather workers tools. In the 1948 listing the business had become George Barnsley and Son Ltd George Barnsley died at his home at No 30 Collegiate Crescent on 30th March 1958, he lived there with his wife Mabel and mother-in-law Elizabeth. He was a partner in the firm which were steel and file manufacturers and the business was converted into a limited company about 10 years before his death. He had a long army career, joining up in 1896 and serving in the Boer war and two world wars. Colonel Barnsley played a leading part in the development of the Army Cadet Force in Sheffield. He Died Aged 83
  5. Thanks for the comment peeps. I feel a whole load better about it now. sorry about the few mistakes tho! Will know next time And Nelly i already know BadBatz is a knob lol
  6. Thanks SK really appreciate it. Iv always been terrified of doing my first report lol
  7. OK this is my first ever report. So here goes nothing... Cookridge Convalescent Hospital was opened in 1869 to provide a place for patients who had been treated at Leeds General Infirmary to continue their recovery. The 10,000 cost of the original building, designed in a Gothic vernacular style, was met by a donation from John Metcalfe Smith, of Beckett's Bank in Leeds. The site was chosen in the then-remote district of Cookridge "where patients could be cheered up among the bracken and pure air", as a contemporary report noted. Patients paid for their own care if they could afford it but there were free places available thanks to donations from benefactors – three weeks convalescence cost around eight shillings a week. People cared for at Cookridge had to conform to a list of rules – not changed until 1934 – including "to be obedient to Matron and to perform all such services in the house and grounds as she may appoint". Over the years the convalescent hospital was gradually extended, and during the First World War the building was requisitioned to care for wounded servicemen, resuming its civilian role after 1919. In 1939 it was again taken over by the Government and briefly housed the Leeds Maternity Hospital. Experiments using radium against cancer started on a small scale in Leeds as early as 1929 but Cookridge did not concentrate on cancer for another 20 years when it was acquired by the Leeds Regional Hospital Board. Officials quickly recommended it should be developed as a regional radiotherapy centre harnessing the latest technology – a plan which required considerable adaptation of the original convalescent hospital plus a number of new buildings which were constructed on the site during the 1950s and 1960s. The relative isolation of Cookridge from population centres was a key factor in its choice – following widespread air raids on Britain during the Second World War, there was concern about future bombing and the potential dangers from the escape of the radioactive materials used in high-dose radiotherapy treatment for cancer. Despite the cramped and increasingly-outdated buildings, it continued to be at the forefront of the development of new technology and pioneering better treatments with improved survival rates. The 20-acre Cookridge site is expected to sell for 13m amid plans to build more than 250 houses on about half the area, which includes three Victorian and Edwardian listed properties. Landscaped areas including Ireland Wood will remain untouched