Waterside Echo

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  1. Well boginspro, The Atlantean is a 42 [number is very clear on original photo]. Service 42 ran to Graves Park and 53 ran to Woodseats [Abbey Lane]. All that changed mid 1966 when service 38 to Lowedges was abandoned and the 42/53 took its place. So looking looking closely at all the cars [the newest one looks to be a 63 FB Vauxhall Victor] I would date it 66/67. W/E.
  2. Not far from the sweet shop but in the opposite direction.
  3. By October 1940 many of our capitals buses had been damaged or destroyed by enemy bombing. The Transport Ministry appealed to operators around the country for the loan of any surplus vehicles that could be made available. Amongst many others Sheffield sent a sizable contingent of AEC Regents, though they were returned by December 1940 due to our losses in the Sheffield blitz. I have not been able to find any snaps those buses whilst they were down there, though I did come across ex Sheffield Leyland Titan 180 circa 1930, WE 8780. W/E.
  4. My mum had the bread knife, it was in everyday use up until a few years ago. W/E.
  5. 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.
  6. Best Wishes from me also. W/E.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Only a small part of it.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.