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  1. Thanks Edmund, thats made things clear. Looking at Google maps I see that 211 Stannington Rd appears to now be a new build, and as you say, the Court buildings in question are probably now swallowed up by these new builds? Screen Shot 2017-08-13 at 00.19.00
  2. Arnold and his wife & child lived for a time on Stannington Rd, but I haven't yet found out exactly where. Due to his disabilities he struggled to get up the stairs of this 3 storey house and so the Rotary Club kindly supplied him with a wooden hut for him to live in. This was positioned in his garden. After his death, this hut found its way to the Rotary Club in Castleton where it stands today, and is used to holiday disadvantaged children. Heres a link to their website.. http://www.rotarycentrecastleton.co.uk So off I went for a ride out to Castleton to see it. The Rotary centre is located just off the tight 'S'bend in the centre of Castleton. Turn right as you enter the first left bend (from Sheffield) and follow this road, going right where it forks. Its a rough bumpy track with the club at the very end. When I arrived there were people there preparing it for a wedding the next day, but they kindly let me have a look inside the hut.. At one end on the wall is a plaque dedicated to Arnold.. This was a very enjoyable day, it was great to see that these heros are being remembered, and it was lovely to see some of the locations associated with this brave man.
  3. I attended this event today, and was pleased to see a good turn out for the service for Pt Arnold Loosemore VC. Today was the 100th anniversary of this brave mans actions during WW1. If you want to read up on Pt Loosemore VC then there here are two good websites to read, http://www.loosemore.group.shef.ac.uk https://www.chrishobbs.com/arnoldloosemore1917.htm His story is made all the more sad by the fact that after his Military funeral, Sheffield Council decided to send the funeral bill to his wife, despite her being very poor. Her pain didn't stop there, because she married Arnold after he had received his injuries she didn't qualify for a War pension. Here are some photos of todays service... I wonder if any of these guests were family members? As I was on my motorbike and it was a dry pleasant day I went to see a few locations relevant to Pt Loosemore. My first stop was where he lived when he was born, 3 Dyson Place off Sharrow Vale Rd. Sadly the house isn't there any more, but heres the road... Just a few yards up the road is where his parents later moved to, 1 Lescar Lane, which is next to the Lescar pub. Again the house no longer stands... Then just a few streets away is the school that Arnold attended, Clifford Church of England School on Psalter Lane... I didn't go inside but I do know that they have plaque inside dedicated to him.. Then off to Ecclesall Road South to see Arnolds' grave at All Saints church Ecclesall.. At the southern aspect of the church are a couple of plaques, one with a map of where the grave is located. The plaques can be seen on the ground bottom left... Following this map leads you to this area of the grave yard, with another small plaque on the floor pointing out the grave.. Continued......
  4. Pt Loosemore VC ceremony 11th Aug 2017

    Thats true. Lots of very interesting information about him on Christ Hobbs website.. https://www.chrishobbs.com/arnoldloosemore1917.htm
  5. At 12:30pm 11th Aug 2017 a paving stone is being laid by the war memorial Barkers Pool for Sheffield WW1 solder Pt Loosemore VC. I recall reading that his wife didn't receive any war benefits following his death, which was normal for the time and she was later handed the bill for his military funeral. Loosemore Drive (off Gleadless Common) is named after him, but I think the blue plaque has long been stolen. This deserves to be well attended... http://www.dwr.org.uk/2017/01/01/arnold-loosemore-vc/
  6. Sad that this hasn't gained much interest on here. The ceremony is next Friday 11th Aug 2017 at 12:30pm
  7. Luftwaffe planes in Sheffield?

    Mike appears to be correct. The original photo, along with the same view today
  8. On 11th Aug 2017 a paving stone is being laid by the war memorial Barkers Pool for Sheffield WW1 solder Pt Loosemore VC. I recall reading that his wife didn't receive any war benefits following his death, which was normal for the time. Loosemore Drive (off Gleadless Common) is named after him, but I think the blue plaque has long been stolen. This deserves to be well attended... http://www.dwr.org.uk/2017/01/01/arnold-loosemore-vc/
  9. Norton History

    Have you contacted Norton History Group?
  10. I remember as a kid back in the 70's my mum would do the Friday big shop in Challenge supermarket. I remember I always picked up a Ski yoghurt and asking if we could have it, but my mum always said no as she bought cheaper branded yoghurts instead. I would also pick up a tub of salmon spread (with a layer of fat and a paper film on top) but again she usually said no, as it was too expensive. Also remember driving down the slope to the left of the building to access the car par at the rear. It was a case of checking that there wasn't a car about to drive up first. There was also a roundabout outside the building, at the junction of City Rd/Prince of Wales Rd/Ridgeway Rd.
  11. National Emergency Services Museum

    I drive past this every day but have never visited. Yet.
  12. Sheffield Deer Park Boundary

    Which road are these posts on please?
  13. Thats sad. So im guessing the wall allowed deer to jump down into the park, but prevent them from getting back up, effectively trapping them for hunting purposes?
  14. Western Road war memorials

    I never knew that, and im local to that area. Ive just had a look at them on Google street view and noticed the information board at junction with Churchdale Rd. I shall have a ride over there this week to see them.
  15. Western Road war memorials

    Im sure I read that the trees that line Oxford St near Crookes are memorial trees?
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