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  1. The largest congregation of Yellow Bins known. There are six visible in this postcard
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  2. Built at Gorton, in 1914, to works number 435, Class 04, No.63624, (Shed No. 41A, Darnall), stands near Tinsley South Junction Signal Box. The view is looking towards Tinsley West Junction, with the extensive Hadfield and Co. Ltd., East Hecla Works on the left hand side. Taken September 1960. Copyright Retained. The locomotive would appear to be standing roughly where Meadowhall South Tram Stop stands today, although I am sure that some of our more technically competent readers could nail the spot exactly.
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  3. I genuinely cannot believe as to just how much this bridge has deteriorated over the past 43 years. See below, dated, 16/06/1977. I seem to think that the track was lifted in 1973.
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  4. I know that No.63601, a long time Frodingham locomotive is fortunately preserved and it is still a very impressive locomotive, but I know exactly what you mean. That was the first clean Class 04, that I've ever seen!!! None of the Class 04's that I saw around Orgreave, Woodhouse, Beighton, Killamarsh ever looked like that.
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  5. I published part 2 to this story last night. Focusing further up the Hope Valley at Bamford.
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  6. I took a wander around Bole Hill Quarry last week to have a look at the old railway and rock faces that have been left. Fascinating and eery place. Did you know that the stone from the quarry was used to build the Derwent and Howden Dams? It was lowered down to the railway at Grindleford via a steep incline railway and onwards to Bamford where it was then transported along another railway up to the dam building sites. https://youtu.be/qkoao3JjOLs
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  7. If it’s a success they may do the same with the current one. πŸ˜ƒ
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  8. BRILLIANT!!! been waiting to hear if it was getting the go ahead. It will be an amazing transformation, and bring back to life an iconic Sheffield building that well deserves some TLC. With preservation of some of its past historical features, it will be ever so interesting to visit and see it all finished.
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  9. Missed one:- GCR032; Meadowgate Lane, Beighton, Holbrook Colliery Junction-Looking South towards Killamarsh. G.C.R. Formation to L.H.S. and Holbrook Colliery Formation to R.H.S.; 09/06/1977
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  10. There seem to be few images of the Holbrook Branch which connected Holbrook Colliery with the Great Central Railway at Beighton, although the two lines, which ran together for some distance actually diverged physically just beyond Meadowgate Lane, then on the outskirts of Beighton. Today, both the Great Central Railway formation and the Holbrook Branch formation have been almost completely filled in at Meadowgate Lane and it is difficult, even for those that knew it well, to actually follow these two alignments. However, I trust that the attached images might resurrect a few memories
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  11. Hi I am Mike Anderson and was at Tapton from 1966 to 1971. I have attached a few photographs of my time there. More than happy for them to used.
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  12. That's my dad on the left, the bloke with the flat cap on πŸ™‚
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  13. Over the years I bought records from Violet May from all 3 of her shops. I found her to be quite an individual character who had a great knowledge of the music she was selling. She could be awkward at times as she didnt suffer fools and had no time for timewasters. She would attend all the nusic concerts at the City Hall always looking her best, usually wearing a long dress and always smoking cigarette from a long cigarette holder. She was part of my education into Jazz music. RIP Violet `Bird still Lives` Happy Days! PopT
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  14. Thanks for the pic, I just tried to upload it but it said try later. I will. The piano - now there's a story. I don't think anyone would believe it without you being able to verify that the piano existed. It's a long one but I'll cut it as short as I can. Us who were in bands at the time had permission to use the music room at dinner time. This worked ok for a while until, as lads will do, we overstretched the mark a bit and the privilege was withdrawn. Undaunted we decided to use the bike sheds instead, which we did, but missed having the piano. Fred heard about a piano going fre
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  15. I was in the lower 6th in 1971 and left in March 1972, as I thought I'd better go out an earn a living as I wasn't working very hard at my A Levels! I'm knealing up, 4th in from the right on the 2nd row. To my right I think is Barbara Smith, three to my left is Linda Mallinson and on the end, in the mini dress and looking rather coy, I think is Dorothy (surname escapes me for the moment). I remember Barbara Peck from your photo, though you were both obviously in the upper 6th and I was only in the 6th form for a couple of terms. Since I left I have hardly seen anyone I went to school with
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