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  • Location Javea Spain
  • Interests History,Sport,Food,Travel
  1. Samuel Fox

    Hi just watched this film, brilliant memories especially the holerith depart where i worked at this time ,sotted my old boss and a few old workmates , thanks for the memories.
  2. Shock! Horror! Hendogate!

    it would be a waste of relish, I always thought Hendo's was a special product not in competition with other relishes, it compliments certain dishes only Hendo's can. Just bought 2 more bottles here in Javea. THATS THE WAY TO DO IT.
  3. Wadsley Lane Church/cemetery

    Hi,I used to live at the Park Hotel on Wadsley Lane in the late 40s early50s Im sorry but there is no church on Wadsley Lane , the nearest would be on Carlton Rd. I believe its the United reform church now . I think it used to be hillsbro taberacle in the old days.Sorry not to be of help.good luck with the tree.
  4. How Would I Find?

    Hello Togger,I dont know if this is of any help , but a schoolfriend of mine used to live there in the early 50s his name was John Illingworth. His dad ran a carpenters buisness from there , they seem to have been established for quite a long time . the workshop was close to the entrance to the Niagra sports ground, which used to belong to the Sheffield police.Try using the name Illingworth on Electoral rolls .hope this is of help. Thats the way to do it.
  5. What school did you go to ?

    I went to Parkside rd. 1946 to 1957 left age 15 went to work at sam fox stocksbridge
  6. Belgian War Memorial At City Rd Cemetery

    Hello , sorry i cant give you dates on the memorial,but i can tell you that my aunt was a nurse during that time and met a Belgium soldier who suffered schrapnell wounds ,they later married and had 2 daughters in Sheffield ,after the war ended not sure what year they moved to his farm in Belgium not too far from Ypres and had a further 8 children.Over the last few years my family has been in constant touch with our extended family which now numbers between 80 and 90 Belgium relatives.Just another true love story from ww1.
  7. Castle or Sheaf

    the SODA FOUNTAIN 1970S David Margaret and Mark how things used to be.
  8. Castle or Sheaf

    [attachment=40560:DSCF3318.JPG] nostalgia trip my old buisiness THE SODA FOUNTAIN date july 2012
  9. they were my childhood friends from Shenstone rd Hillsbr'o mid 40s to late 50s . would love to make contact again.any information most welcome.
  10. Hillsborough Barracks

    Hi I was born and bred in Hillsbro and i never knew this much history about the barracks, brilliant info .One question relating to other threads (tunnels under Sheffield) my parents told me there were tunnels from city centre to the Barracks , can anyone confirm.! war baby.thats the way to do it.
  11. correct, it was fastened to the public bar and connected to a gas pipe . it gave off a pilot light for custermers to light their ciggies .Did you know there was also apewter cat in top hat & tails (vester tilly) that did the same function. Did you know that the current car park used to be a bowling green?.Thats the way to do it.
  12. This statue of Mr.Punch was given to my mum MARY HOWSON by mr Bunting when the pub was gutted for modernisation.At the time we lived in as housekeeper in the flat on the top floor. Mary passed away 3yrs ago age 99 after a good life . The statue is alive and well and is still in my house. I visited the Park last year and spoke to the current landlady giving her some history and a photo of Mr. Punch , Can anyone remember what Mr Punches function was at The Park Hotel 60 odd yrs ago?
  13. Castle or Sheaf

    Hi I had the soda fountain with my mum and dad in those days 1957-1983 and i remember the said joint kept in a glass case at Malcomb Smiths butchers we used to buy rolls of brisket which had been kept in brine for 10days cook it and press it ready for sandwiches to be sold at the snack bar. The old joimt was still there when i left. Thats the way to do it !
  14. The King Mojo Club

    Hello from Spain, the dog Fune that you mention belonged to my sister Peggy she sold it to Peter before she emigrated to Austrailia ,she now lives here in Spain. I remember lots of fun with this beautifull dog.Never went to the Mojo not my scene, but remember its reputation well !
  15. Butlers Cafe Demolished

    Beware my mum was a buffer girl 1920s