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  2. Zoom in on this Sheffield photo. Do you recognise where it was taken (or even better recognise anyone in the photo!) ?
  3. What school did you go to ?

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  5. Life in Sheffield in the 1980's

    Nope that's the Wapentake
  6. Hole In The Road From The Other Side

  7. The Hole In The Road - Photos

  8. The Hole In The Road - Photo

  9. THE ABC CINEMA Sheffield

    I remember the plush carpets that your feet sank into. But those seats! I think they were designed to make your bum sore!! While watching Jaws there I banged my knee on the back of one of those chairs pictured above during the scene where the head drops out of the bottom of the boat! Are those grids below the screen air conditioning, or heaters, or something to do with the sound system?
  10. Help Needed To Identify Building

    From Le Tall's Woodhouse. Thomas Dunn lived at Richmond Hill house. The family came from Boston and moved to Malin Bridge. William Dunn lost his house in the Flood, his son Thomas went to live at Richmond Hill. He married a woman from the Horncastle family. But they had no children and he died in 1871 in the house. Thomas was the manager of the Sheffield Coal Company and a Liberal. It is said that he had to jump over a wall to escape from rioting workmen and doing so injured his leg which he never recovered from. He left the Coal Company to the Gainsford family of Darnall. One of which was his nephew. And in 1875 William Dunn Gainsford was in charge of the S.C.C. and residing at Richmond Hill House. Thomas Robert Gainsford went on to live in Woodthorpe Hall.
  11. Help Needed To Identify Building

    Hi. I found this thread, as was searching for 813 Abbeydale Road posts on the internet. I'm the current owner of it. So interesting to see and hear about the first resident of it. Hope your Grandfather enjoyed his time at the house. thanks, Richard
  12. THE ABC CINEMA Sheffield

    It did have an organ,John....but, I don’t think it rose up. It was static, down at the front.
  13. THE ABC CINEMA Sheffield

    I’m afraid you’ve got your theatres mixed up,Sonia. The original Road-Show presentation of “Oliver!” played at the Odeon (Flat St) from Dec. 22nd,1967 to March 8th, 1968. It was the last of the Odeon’s Road-Shows,before that theatre swapped places with the re-vamped Gaumont. Playing at the ABC at that time was “Camelot” - which opened on Dec.17th,1967 and ran until Jan 27th, 1968.
  14. Crazy Daisy Sheffield

    Does anyone remember a doorman/bouncer called Mick Crich.
  15. Crazy Daisy Sheffield

    Roxy Music...Mick Ronson...Ian Hunter...Bowie...Lou Reed...etc
  16. But we weren't just discussing a railway breakdown were we? I suggest that all forms of transport have required legislation and have only become safer with more knowledge and better technology...and that railways are no different....hence the details of shipping casualties. You seemed to suggest that early railways were lacking in safety because of a the profit motive, and this may well have been true in the very early days ( although stats show otherwise) but at the time of this crash that was far from the truth...as my own Grandfather, who drove for the GCR ,would have attested. He always maintained railways were the safest mode of travel and drivers regularly had physical examinations to ensure their fitness to drive as well as tests...all of which was overseen by HM Inspector of Railways. Not all technical problems with commercial aviation result in crashes either or, as in the amazing case of an Air Transat flight , running out of fuel because of human error, midway across the Atlantic, did! Back to the Woodhouse crash I think the loco was one of Parker's class 2 ,of which 24 were constructed, and the immigrant train was an especially interesting part of social history .Eastern Europeans( many being Jews escaping pogroms) emigrating to the USA, having crossed western Europe, caught railway steamers to the Humber ports and thence trains to take them across to Liverpool and onward to America.
  17. The Great Central Railway Disaster at Woodhouse Sheffield

    I didn't say that shipping was safe either. I just said that the majority of ships breaking down would simply not result in an accident. I myself was on a job scheme working with British Railways in 1977 for over 6 months. I was instructed greatly on the health and safety aspects of the railways. However while I was on the Master Cutler knock down and killed several track workers. Somebody committed suicide jumping in front of a train. And one worker let a BRUT trolley fall into the line on Midland Station. Though no-one was hurt. These are the accidents that I knew about just in the Sheffield area.
  18. Bower Road & Barber Crescent.

    Yes, it was quite a big steam laundry. Noisy, with always large wheeled containers of linen around and water all over the pavement outside. I lived half way up Bower Road—not quite the posh end—in the '50s and early '60s.
  19. Blake Street, Upperthorpe, Commonside

    Hi Robert. Was it you that lived next door to me on Bower Road?
  20. The Nelson at Moorhead in Sheffield City Centre

    I don't know about the old Nelson Pub but the Nelson Bar on Furnival St. was definitely a rough old place in the late 60s.. I saw several fights there and there was a stabbing.
  21. Rowlinson Technical School

    I was at Rowlison from 1958-1963.
  22. Old Sheffield Shops...

    Atkinsons C&A Hornes
  23. Well, we are all entitled to our opinions, be they guided by TV or by life experience. I say that because my maternal ancestors worked for the MS& L R, GCR, LNER and BR and I grew up with seeing the rule books, visiting the engine sheds and talking with a very proud, very erudite, very political train driving grandfather....so I am rather biased. To revert to your comments about loses of ships I am afraid statistics tell a very different tale. Research undertaken in 2000/2001 on the causes of 500 ship losses that year and the consequent loss of life are listed as follows : Weather...causing the stranding of ships in fog or gales. Engine failure...the loss of power making the ship unmanageable especially in bad weather and, consequently, foundering. Collisions ...with other ships or obstructions. Navigation errors. Age of ship and structural defects. Leaks. Explosions on board ships equipment or cargo. Terrorism. Insurance fraud. And all that with legislation, navigation aids , weather forecasting, radar and modern technology...Hardly just "stopping is it?
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  25. Blacksmiths at Meadowhead?

    From Picture Sheffield, an alternative view of the Blacksmiths and Abbey pub taken from Abbey Lane..
  26. The Nelson at Moorhead in Sheffield City Centre

    I believe it was a bit of a rough hole and someone was stabbed in there at one point?
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