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About peterinfrance

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  1. Sheffield Fun-Fairs

    Norfolk Park Fair was I think the largest fair in Sheffield. I can remember the traditional sideshows which were there not just the rides. The boxing booth, where all comers were taken on. The bearded Lady ! Strange beings in preservative jars ! Motorcycles in the globe. Magic shows. Coconut shy There were lots more can you add to the list ?
  2. Paul Fisher

    Does anyone know of a Paul Fisher. His father owned a butchers shop on Chesterfield road in the 50's.
  3. Help needed with this photo

    After posting my reply I did some digging, Checked out the Heeley Baths website and I have attached a picture of the present establishment. Check out the roof supports. I am gobsmacked to see the update of the "baths" it is fantastic and a long way off the 1950's version.
  4. Help needed with this photo

    It looks to me like the Public Baths on Broadfield Road. I can remember the diving boards were the same as those in the photo and the changing cabins were the same as well. There was a little "slipper bath" just off the bottom right of the photo Mind you it is some 60 odd years ago when I went swimming there
  5. Anyone remember Sarsaparilla ?

    Didn't they also sell frozen Jubbly's. they were orange flavoured drinks packaged in what I think is a tetrahedron shape. (see picture)
  6. I am not certain but I seem to remember that this was one of the "penny drinks" available at a local sweetshop near to Heely Bank School which I attended in the 1950's. I have never heard or seem of it since so maybe I am mistaken. I am sure that someone will shed some light on this.
  7. Walking Down Sheffield's River Porter

    Just watched the 2 videos of the river porter and found them fascinating, a big well done Steve. I went to Hunters Bar school and was very familiar with endcliffe park and the river going upstream but the culverts were new to me and a big surprise. Congratulations on a job well done
  8. 1960 Sheffield tram journey.

    Thanks Calvin that brought back some memories for me as I made the return journey on the Tram from the Town Hall to Meadowhead every day to attend Rowlinson school
  9. Underground Sheffield River

    Many thanks Chrubble for your reply. I clicked on the link and was amazed at the pictures. I can hardly believe there is as much as there is under the City. Thank you for the enlightenment
  10. National Geographic have published an article with reference to 11 rivers throughout the world being forced underground. 1 of which is the River Sheaf. I have attached part of the article and wondered if anyone could shed any light on the background and construction of what seems to be a vast undertaking.
  11. Sheffield Cinemas - List

    Wasn't there a cinema where the Mecca bingo stands at the junction of Flat street and Esperanto place. If it's the one I am thinking of I remember it as having one of the first cinemascope screens and I saw South Pacific there in the late 50's early 60's. I can't remember the name so I can't check the list.
  12. Anyone Remember Gloops?

    There are lots of memories about Gloops and you can see them via the following link http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-18059.html
  13. Anyone Remember Gloops?

    I remember my cousin Kay Hardie was the Gloops Queen in the 1950's. We thought it was like winning the Miss World contest.
  14. Help with "Sheaf Market"

    Thank you so much for the information and suggestions. I had a look on Pictures Sheffield and lo and behold there he was, the man with the crockery - Mick (Potty) Edwards. It brought to life some very happy memories for me. Any other contributions will be very welcome as there seems to be a wealth of knowledge amongst the members.
  15. Can anyone help to identify this Sheffield market? I am afraid the details are sketchy but I live in hope! It is or was a city centre market my granddad took me to most Saturdays in the early 1950's. It was an open, old fashioned market with covered stalls. My granddad bought leather and rubber there to mend his shoes! I remember vividly one stall selling crockery and the man used to hold plates, cups and saucers etc. in a sort of circular arrangement and throw them up and down, all the while shouting the odds. There was also a building in the market which had pets for sale. I think it may have been called the Sheaf Market but I am not sure. Well I said it was sketchy and I would love to hear any contribution to assist or even hear old memories