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  1. Bye

    Just re-read hilldweller's thread of 13th February 'The MG you don't want!'. Another sad loss of a much respected contributor to this Forum, best regards to his family. Voldy
  2. Favourite view point in the peaks

    Thank you Thorntons girl for your posts, it's a long time since I visited the Hope Valley but I can remember a Youth Club hike from Hope via Lose Hill to Mam Tor and the additional photos are a superb reminder of (for me) the late 40's before part of the A625 road was closed to traffic. Castleton and Peveril Castle were always popular destinations and during the war years a holiday week in a caravan at Calver Sough allowed us to visit many other 'Derbyshire Delights'. Rudyard Lake is about 3 miles NW of Leek, more difficult to access from the Sheffield side along the minor road network but well worth straying into Staffordshire! you can enjoy more 'Viewpoints' on the minor roads as W/E says in his post, "Happy Days".
  3. Favourite view point in the peaks

    Hi Thorntons girl The post by andydb appears to be nit-picking over the title of your thread. Your use of the word 'peaks' will have been readily understood by those familiar with the 'Dark Peaks' and 'White Peaks' areas of this National Park as confirmed by your first post. Sorry I can't add a picture, though on my cycling trips into Derbyshire in the 40's, along the Fox House to Hathersage Road (A625), the 'Surprise ' view of the Hope Valley was always appreciated. Perhaps someone can post their photo?
  4. Mace's Pet Shop.

    Hi Paul, The post on January 16th by madannie77 clarified where the 'original' ( at least to most of the earlier posters) shop was located and I can remember getting two budgerigars there in the late 30's. Whether that shop under the old Norfolk Market Hall was their first location I don't know, but maybe someone can confirm or clarify their very first trading spot.
  5. I have a couple of B&W 35mm slide photos of the Wortley RDC offices taken in the early 1960's one snowy day. PM me if they are of interest to you, they are on my laptop.
  6. That has just made my day!! Don't remember seeing that picture before but the faces are so familiar and can confirm that seven of the players names are in my book. None were collected on match day, the crowd was over 42000 so little chance of a small boy getting autographs that day.{Apparently I was so upset that Wednesday lost 2-1 that I wouldn't eat my tea that evening!} Notice how the defence are all standing and carefully "height graded"(the biggest in the centre) with numbers 7 to 11 (L to R) seated. That leather T ball was considered by us kids to be the best available, though any very wet leather ball heavy and difficult to deal with. In the second post on this thread I mentioned Cyril Turton's courage on such occasions in later years.
  7. Yes! I bought one of those that day, sadly when I started work a 'springclean' saw the disappearance of a number of memorabilia items (including Dinky toys) and included that programme Fortunately I still have my Autograph Book and a few Wednesday players' signatures of the 40's as a nostalgic record. Many thanks dunsbyowl1867 for your post,
  8. Longley Park Swimming Pool

    So the pool had only been open some seven months when this sad event occurred and five months before WW2. Many thanks Edmund for confirming the date and details of this tragedy.
  9. Longley Park Swimming Pool

    Thank you Edmund for the interesting information and old map,perhaps more attention should have been given to the detail given by that 1892 map before the Authorities constructed the Ambulance Station on Crowder Road (on the site of that pond between the old Longley Farm and Longley Hall) ! There was a small stream feeding that pond from 'The Hollow', that band of trees to the west, allegedly from a spring but it seemed to be intermittent flow at times. Allotment gardens were developed there,where it was possible, during WW2 though not adjacent to Crowder Road. Some minor changes have been made to boundaries though the course of Bagley Dike,largely underground, still traces the old 'Ecclesfield/Sheffield' demarcation back to its source near Moonshine Lane. Does anyone remember a member of the staff being found drowned one morning in the pool, probably in the 40's?
  10. Longley Park Swimming Pool

    Hope to jog a few memories with this extract from the November 1952 OS survey before extensive landfill in the SE corner of the park (the land fronting Longley Lane/Crowder Road) to form the 'Golf' course. The paddling pool and sandpit, together with Bagley Dike adjacent, were also well patronized.
  11. Longley Park Swimming Pool

    I was taken there a few days after it opened and shivered within seconds of getting in the water!! It rarely improved over the years in spite of the large numbers who helped to warm up the water. Here's a photo I took in 1969:-
  12. Help needed with this photo

    Quite a bit of history on this location and Sutherland Road has attracted its own thread previously. The window pattern seems similar but the spacing and number of frames does not appear to be the same when compared with the external view. There is more brickwork between the frames on the internal picture than seen on the external shot. It is not clear what the other long wall has by way of windows (if any). I remember going to see a Gala in the 40's so there must have been a balcony. Picture Sheffield commented on this identity problem three years ago when it was last discussed. It will need a bit of research into the Architects who did the design to see where else they built baths as, for me, the pool looks bigger than the site. (Tardis?)
  13. And the lamp post ! Well done everyone,great teamwork.
  14. Finally, looks like the answer to the "England/Scotland" encounter at Hillsborough was in fact an "Army in England XI v Army in Scotland XI" fixture which was played on 4th April 1942. I was wrong on the score as 'England' won 4-1 with Tommy Lawton (3) and Jimmy Hagan (1) scoring for 'England' though after 75 years memories can be expected to waver on details!
  15. Local Cricket Heroes --post your memories!

    Perhaps someone will recognize this trio at a famous ground.
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