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#1 KARNTSPELL

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:38 PM

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Heeley floods, this is Queens Road + Colver Road July 2nd 1958, Any one remeber it ????

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:46 PM

Nice picture Tomo, just needs the lifeboat and... welcome to Sheffield History and keep posting.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:50 PM

It seem to remember another flood in the early 1970s. The Star reported that just before the flood arrived at the Midland Station, hundreds of rats appeared on the lines running in the general direction of Manchester.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:26 PM

It seem to remember another flood in the early 1970s. The Star reported that just before the flood arrived at the Midland Station, hundreds of rats appeared on the lines running in the general direction of Manchester.

I remember the early 70's flood, the 1958 one, I wasn't born; any from today ?

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 02:11 PM

Hi tsavo,

Ref. the Heeley flood in the 1970's I think that this may be a photo of it - looking at the Ford Anglia and the young lady in the pink coat, I would say this is the 1970 - ish

The photo was taken from outside the Earl of Arundel looking towards Reuben Thompsons at the corner of Havelock Bridge

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:23 PM

I remember the early 70's flood, the 1958 one, I wasn't born; any from today ?


WISH I COULD SAY THE SAME ABOUT BEING BORN THEN !!!!!
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:29 AM

WISH I COULD SAY THE SAME ABOUT BEING BORN THEN !!!!!
Tomo

I'm just a whipper-snapper, with an interest in Sheffield from an older era, born 1962, much more interested in 1862. lol

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:42 PM

he he that Ford Anglia has decided it didn't want to go for a swim ;-)

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:24 AM

It seem to remember another flood in the early 1970s. The Star reported that just before the flood arrived at the Midland Station, hundreds of rats appeared on the lines running in the general direction of Manchester.


I remember this well - it was 1973. I worked at the Midland Bank (corner of Cemetery Road and London Road) and the cellar was flooded for the first time in living memory. Three of us spent a fortnight with ironing boards, working on six years' worth of cheques etc., drying them out.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:28 AM

It was 1973. The railway station was also flooded and you could go by boat from platform 5 to platform 6.