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    Ex. Heeley, Hackenthorpe, Walkley, Meersbrook, now North Isles,.Orkney.
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    Boat fishing / growing vegetable / old vehicles / old Sheffield

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  1. Sheffield Fun-Fairs

    The fair at Oakes Park was my favourite, pick up a young lady (would have been ''bird'' at the time), and to the woods. We went there on motor bikes and I remember one time a policeman on a motorbike chasing me but could not catch me on the road. He came up to me where we parked and I thought I was pinched but he was more interested in my bike and turned out to be a nice bloke, I can't see that happening now days. My local fair was also very good, Woodhouse at the top of Sally Clarke's Hill.
  2. Sheffield Church photos

    St. Swithun's Church (c) Picture Sheffield ------------- http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04820&pos=2&action=zoom
  3. Sheffield Church photos

    Wesleyan Chapel, Duke Street, Park
  4. Sweet Shop Chesterfield Road

    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.
  5. Sweet Shop Chesterfield Road

    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.
  6. Leather cutting knife

    According to this site and some others the firm dates back to 1780 --------------- http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ENG-SHEFFIELD/2001-12/1009617016 The advertisement on here says established over a 140 years, so seems to be around 1920, and still shows the bugle mark ----------------- http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im19030411Ir-MHS.jpg There is a Bugle folding knife for sale here which is claimed to be C 1890-1900 -----------http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/699298-quot-Made-in-Sheffield-quot-1830-1930-A-golden-age/page4 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 ------------ https://www.etsy.com/listing/193861244/garden-knife-harvesting-knife-pruning
  7. Mary Staniforth of Ivy Cottage

    As kids we would go up there and climb over a wall to go scromping apples.
  8. Divers knife

    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. ------------- http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/4-99.html
  9. Mary Staniforth of Ivy Cottage

    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. ---------
  10. Oatcakes and pikelets

    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) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oatcakes&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKqYyFp-LSAhWKLMAKHcKdCGoQ_AUIBigB&biw=1025&bih=384#imgrc=-QmESgXL_7SGPM: and https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=scottish+girdle&safe=off&tbm=isch&imgil=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM%3A%3Bm_Hv6CEKAQNVEM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Foakden.co.uk%252Fproduct%252Fscottish-irish-girdle-griddle%252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM%3A%2Cm_Hv6CEKAQNVEM%2C_&usg=__gvnAP3SWDe8rNQhpj-5_Q8AjsPo%3D&biw=1025&bih=384#imgrc=MHt8OcCD5ZJoUM:
  11. Issues with pages loading

    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.
  12. Redgates Toy Shop - Sheffield - Photos

    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 ------http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/1359-the-other-toy-shop/ And details here including the picture below ---------- (c) http://www.welovesheffield.uk/magazine/history-nostalgia/77-remembering-redgates-memories-of-sheffield.html
  13. Ww1 Memorials & Rolls Of Honour

    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).
  14. Does this road still exsist?

    Thread here regarding Bungay Street Togger, I have to reload the tab each time I change the page. ------------