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  1. That photo' brings back memories, thank you, back loader coming down, possibly 75/76 route and Atlantean going up, perhaps 42/53 route, so I think it must be 60's when Ivan was probably still managing the Timpson shop on Abbeydale Road.
  2. 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.
  3. According to this site and some others the firm dates back to 1780 --------------- The advertisement on here says established over a 140 years, so seems to be around 1920, and still shows the bugle mark ----------------- There is a Bugle folding knife for sale here which is claimed to be C 1890-1900 ----------- I was still using a knife like this in the 1960's , but the handles by then were plain wood and, I think, riveted, possibly like this one ------------
  4. As kids we would go up there and climb over a wall to go scromping apples.
  5. Hello Adrian, it looks very similar to the one still listed on Sheffield knives ( inc. John Nowill and sons ), available in stainless or titanium. Stainless at 143.80 so it looks like you must have got a bargain there. -------------
  6. Ivy Cottage is on Map 133 on this site Nathan It's good to revive old posts, I missed this one and actually remember where it was. ---------
  7. I would be surprised if you can't buy oatcakes in a grocers shop or supermarket, though they will not be as nice as home made like the recipe above. In Scotland they are traditionally made on a girdle, (girdle not griddle as in England and Ireland). The girdle would originally have hung over an open fire. Picture here of one brand of oatcakes and a girdle. (c) and
  8. Not a problem but interesting how the site code is interpreted differently in different browsers and also when some browsers are used maximised or restored to a smaller size. Pictures below to illustrate what I get. I also find that when changing pages I do have to reload each tab in the two Mozilla based browsers but not in Opera, For me Opera is much faster on this site as well.
  9. The one in Fitzalan Square was Wilson Gumperts who at one time were owned by Redgates. After being bombed in the Sheffield Blitz, Redgates moved to temporary premises on Ecclesall Road before moving back to The Moor in 1954. They also had a shop at the top of Fargate on the corner of Surrey Street but that was much earlier. Wilson Gumpert covered here ------ And details here including the picture below ---------- (c)
  10. I have just had a quick glance and can't see what you are looking for, but you should be able to view the other pages. Have you tried reloading the tab if the next page doesn't load. This is a problem not not just on this site but on many that use software that seem to push their luck with the latest HTML coding, leaving errors and making pages browser specific. The other option could be try a different browser and even then you may need to reload each tab. I have just changed to Firefox because the "Unread Content" tab did not show in my favourite browser (Pale Moon).
  11. Thread here regarding Bungay Street Togger, I have to reload the tab each time I change the page. ------------
  12. Just realized the Morris ½-ton series III did not have the moulding line on the wing but was otherwise similar , so if it is one of them it was built between 56 and 62.
  13. I see what you mean but flared wheel arches, hub caps and bumper don't look like a Standard and the wings look level with the bonnet. It's a pity we could not see just a bit more of it.
  14. The van on the left looks like an Austin A152 forward control van (also sold as Austin J2 and Morris J2) They were made between 1956 and 1967. They were the ones with a reversed gear change gate, low gear stick positions on the off side of the vehicle. The one on the right looks to me like one of the Austin half ton vans, the hub caps look Austin and I think I can see the flying A bonnet badge but I can't see the moulding line down the wing.
  15. I think we reached just about the same conclusion Togger though you noticed a couple of clues I missed. I remember it when Embassy Court was there and that part of School Lane had gone, I think the bottom bit may have become the rear access to the flats, at least there was access in a similar position. There were two houses above The Plumpers on Duke street between the pub and School Lane as in the picture below (c) Picture Sheffield;EQUALS;s04294&pos=3&action=zoom&id=7802 ----------- Here is also the map with overlay (c) NLS