Waterside Echo

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  1. My mum had the bread knife, it was in everyday use up until a few years ago. W/E.
  2. Just found an old family photo card from the early 1920s. Its addressed to Mrs and Miss Elliott. Southey Green. Wadsley Bridge. Sheffield. Me and my grandma [William Taylor's wife] used to visit an old lady in a row of cottages just round from Southey bus terminus in the 1950s. I think her first name was Hettie. The cottages were pulled down shortly after she passed away in the late 50s. W/E.
  3. Best Wishes from me also. W/E.
  4. Thanks to neddy and Edmund things are starting to come together now. William Warrender. On the rare occasion we saw him was know to us as uncle bill, when we asked who's uncle he was we were told not to ask. My mum once let it slip, and it was only once, that the lady we had been to see was my grand father William Taylor's sister, as far as she knew they were both born in the workhouse and then put in an orphanage, but say nothing. A bit sad really but I suppose that is how it was in those days. Thanks again. W/E.
  5. At the time we went in the late 40s the cottage we visited was not right at the side of the road. Looking at your map I would say it could have been 62 or 64 Perhaps the others at the end nearest the bridge had been bombed or demolished.
  6. No neddy, but she was related to and could have had the same name as the people who ran the small hardware shop on the corner Roe Lane/Pitsmoor Road. That would have been in the mid 50s.
  7. In the late 1940s I can remember going with my mum to see a distant relative who she had not seen for years. She lived in a row of very old cottages and we were told it was near a pub called the Merry Heart. When we found her the cottages were at the top on the left hand side of Brunswick Road. I think she lived in the end one before the road went down under the railway bridge. Does anyone have any names of the people who lived in that row. I seem to remember they were pulled down in the early 50s
  8. Only a small part of it.
  9. Back in the 60s we would get called out to repair lorries mainly on the A1 [Tower Hill Transport usually] and Woodhead, Joe Emmens and Joe Wright rings a bell. What fascinated me on Woodhead was the site of newer trucks now and again giving certain old heavily loaded trucks a helping push up the steep inclines. A certain driver of a Peter Slater wagon was a dab hand at this. W/E.
  10. Or a school special going to the Montgomery Hall. We had from a trip from Hillfoot to see a show there, it must have been the late 40s to early 50s as I remember singing god save the king in the National Anthem. W/E.
  11. Have you any photo's of Neepsend station ? The grandfather of one of my neighbours used to catch a train from Neepsend to Ecclesfield, though he does not remember in what direction. W/E.
  12. Mrs Sear said "The best thing Hitler ever did was blowing up our house", [they got a move to Crookes Moor]. Turns out I was talking to her son Peter Sear, what interesting tales he could tell about PWS and Hillfoot during the 30s and 40s. Then I was talking to a chap who had a half brother who ran the chip shop at the side of the arch on Douglas Road, did not get his name though. The PWS lad was the late Tony Butler, his daughter Debbie Butler is my step-daughters blokes mum. W/E.
  13. Courtesy Ian Allan publications.
  14. Beadle's workshops were in Dartford. It looks as though Sheffield Transports Regents 472/473 were the only two buses they ever purchased with bodywork built by them. They were registered HWA 72 & HWA 73. W/E.