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  2. Thank you so much for the swift reply and the copy of the advertisement was extra nice, much appreciation, Stephen
  3. The shoe repairer next door was Ivan Hayter, great bloke, he gave me my first job and trained me as a shoe repairer when he was manager of Timpson Shoe Repairs on Abbeydale Road. I later went on to manage that shop and others. Ivan had an artificial leg but could still jump off a back loader in front of the shop as the bus slowed down for the next stop.
  4. From the 1856 directory. Nathaniel & Robert Dodge, merchants and cutlery manufactures, 70 West Street, Sheffield. 1849 directory, Nathaniel & Robert Dodge, merchants and cutlery manufactures, 68 West Street, Sheffield.
  6. I can confirm that this was indeed the 'Sugar Bowl' as my parents had this shop between 1982 and 1984. As I recall, next door was a shoe cobblers, I think he went by the name of Ivan? And opposite was an estate agents, Whitegates I believe. Unfortunatley I don't have any photographs of the old shop which is a shame.
  7. Robert Dodge died at his residence Western Bank 22nd January 1865 At the Amsterdam Exhibition in 1869 the firm won a Bronze medal in the Tools and Cutlery category for “a work of surprising splendour” which “presents such a multitude of Sheffield manufactures as takes away the breath of the rough labouring Dutchman, who gazes in silence on those tremendous circular saws, straight saws, curved saws, saws with gilded handles, knives of all conceivable size and shape, scissors big enough to cut a shawl in two, and little enough , with gold handles, to hang upon a watch chain, drills, scoops, punches, razors, useful and de-luxe”. This success seems to have morphed into a “First Prize” in their advertising material. In February 1875 the Eyre street firm, run by Robert Dodge and that of Messrs W.I. Horn Bridge street (Mr Horn died in 1873), were acquired by a Limited Company to be designated Joseph and Robert Dodge (Limited). In 1876 they were at the Continental Works and made a net profit if £1241 1s 6d. There stock in trade (loose tools and trade fixtures) were valued at £11,144 4s 4d. In 1883 they reported a loss of £1088 19s 6d, due to “irregularities committed by a late foreign agent”. Mr Dodge retired from the board and the directors did not fill the vacancy. The company was worth £40,000.
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  9. About twenty five years ago I purchased this razor and have enjoyed using it ever since, I recently learned that I have family connections to the Dodge family, and remembered that the razor was manufactured by a Dodge family, I'm interested in learning the approximate age of this razor if possible and the name of the manufacturer (other than just Dodge) I'm providing a photo and close up of the blade which has been so we'll used the front of the stamped lettering has been worn away
  10. Does anyone know the woman in the picture. Please if anyone may know who it may be or have an idea please contact me. This picture was taken in the late 60s, she had a son from a yemeni steel worker. Thank you I really will appreciate if you help by even fowarding/ spreading the thread to others.
  11. Thank you, I was not aware of this thread
  12. I went there between 86-89 - Mrs Drabble was the headteacher then.
  13. The Band I was with did warm up for Rod Stewart and the Hollies, Rod was stuck on Victoria station in the freezing cold for a long time before being picked up , he was not a happy bunny.
  14. My brother Roy and I went there also. I was at nursery 1948/9.
  15. I'm guessing you might have already got this.
  16. The one's I remember...Grays, bridge street. dc cooks west street. Tom's copper street. Smiths spital hill. Smiths Attercliffe common. smiths ecclesfield, wilf greens abbydale road. bill beavers firth park. pollards dinnington. My favourite was Grays in the sixties...solo's in the front combo's further back and three wheelers at the back used to take me about an hr to sit on every one..hehe I did some miles then without even leaving the shop.
  17. Ernest went on to be Captain of 62nd Coy. Creswick Greave. I took over when he left. His wife ran the juniors.
  18. Only just joined the site so I am way out of date here but I was around at this time doing Dof E gold. We must know each other. I am in Devon now.John Spenser is some one I remember . We were 62nd coy at Creswick Greave - Yew Lane.
  19. Hello Chap Lad. You were in the 62nd Coy. Creswick Greave Methodist church. I joined at 12 and stayed on to become Captain before moving to Devon. We were married there also. We must know each other. Did you ever go to camps in the summer ?
  20. Hi Wayne, It was your Mum & Dad, Linda & Tony, I played the organ for in 1977-78. I was playing there when the Jubilee party took place. A very busy and successful pub in those days. Tony
  21. 1891 -4ct3h Dun St- 4- 88 -3816 Clark Jno head M 38 general laborer NTT Carlton Clark Annie wife M 35 scissor burnisher YKS Sheffield Clark Sam son 4m YKS Sheffield Clark Matthew son 2 YKS Sheffield Clark Bertha dau 4 YKS Pontefract Clark Willie son 7 scholar YKS Pontefract Clark Jno son 12 scholar YKS Pontefract Clark Eliz dau S 16 general servant YKS Sheffield Clark Herbert son S 14 hairdresser apprentice YKS Sheffield
  22. Agreed. I also added years to the topic title.
  23. Seeking any information on : Matthew Clarke - served as Sergeant / Colour Sergeant and Company Quartermaster Sergeant - 8329 / 4736243 with the 1st Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment. Was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1918 (London Gazette dated 31st May) Born in Sheffield in 1888, his parents were John and Annie and the family mostly seem to have lived at Dunfield(s) in Neepsend. Any information at all would be very gratefully received. Thanks
  24. Wouldn't this be more appropriate on the "Sheffield people re-united" thread?
  25. "Sick and divides" were pretty commonplace in many of our local companies...a legacy of the days before statutory sick pay.
  26. Oh and 40 years later I still have the cue although I don't use it anymore
  27. That bay window was the snooker room I made my first 50 break on it at 14 in 1977 the snooker table was taken out around 1979 and turned into a big lounge with live music can't remember the organist name although I think one was a friend of mine from school dad his surname was hallows
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