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  1. Tozzin….you will find that a multitude of English words are actually French….often with a Latin root stemming from the days when the Normans conquered us and used their language for such things as the military (lieutenant) and a whole host of legal …(inquisition)and religious (parish)terminology. Add to that the words we have introduced…curry, bungalow, yacht….from places around the globe and you will see English is a rich mixture.
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  2. Think No2 is The Gypsy Queen near Crystal Peaks.
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  3. THE GAUMONT CINEMA Barkers Pool - Sheffield LOCATION Heading from the top of fargate towards the city hall the Gaumont was the big building on your left PICTURES Pictures courtesy of Picture Sheffield.
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  4. Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) 09 July 1896 Looking at this news article about The Richmond Royal Hospital, There is every chance that May Ward is an abbreviation of Princess May Ward due to the full name already taken. ?? Lady May Helen Emma Abel Smith (formerly Lady May Cambridge, née Princess May of Teck; 23 January 1906 – 29 May 1994) was a relative of the British royal family. She was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and a niece of Queen Mary. She led a private life in England.
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  5. Reckon it’s the Wentworth with its prominent, unforgettable Wards sign.One of a few ex Wards pubs I never got to have a pint in.
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  6. That arched window reminds me of Play School 😁
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  7. I know that pub, let another member answer.
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  8. No the old thread did not produce anything around my question concerning "MAY" although you are correct I was in it? The question I asked was around a specific ward that I am researching as you will have read in my original question? Ta for the link
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  9. Not familar with that but there was an Ashes of Roses perfume in the 1950s so a twist on that
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  10. Remember this from 2013? You’re in the thread @miamivice Ken Wain (author of my excellent book) quotes it as Silkstone and yes it is also the name of one of the seams. Although granted, on later maps it does start to bear the name Swallow’s Colliery. Maybe so as not to confuse it with the seam, or other collieries of the same name? I’ll keep looking. It keeps me off the streets and nothing doing on the plot this time of year. Next time you’re there and see the car on, feel free to pop down for a cuppa and a natter about this. 😁👍
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  11. @miamivice Have you seen this excellent album on Flickr? It has some excellent shots of Moorside and I remember it being like this when I used to venture over that way in the 90’s or maybe even early 00’s? https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWnGPtd
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  12. @miamivice Half a dozen or so sources, some info online, some in Ken Wain’s excellent book and I agree that there is so much data on our local collieries scattered about online and elsewhere, it’s difficult to piece together. Is it info on Swallows and Moorside you are looking for? Let me know what and I’ll see what I can find.
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  13. World's first commercial MAGLEV system: Birmingham, UK 1984 I've ridden it myself many years ago. Laithwaite was propounding his ideas back in the 1970s, possibly earlier. There was a copy of his book in the Physics library at school and a few of us had ideas about creating "LIMP" the Linear Induction Motor Project. A lack of funds, lack of official (ie teaching) support and an absolute ruling (headmaster) that we couldn't use the supports for the fence around the all-weather hockey pitch put paid to it though.
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  14. I reckon they have thought of electrifying the Midland at least 4 times in recent years. There is little point, unlike the East Coast which is relatively straight, the Midland winds around all over the place, so speed is limited by the track formation more than the speed the trains are capable of. Electric only trains are also a liability in bad weather, look how many times they are delayed by having to slow down when the wind picks up, to say nothing of the total chaos when the wires come down. With the recent hikes in electricity prices the cost of running them has caused issues, indeed one freight company recently laid up its electric fleet as it was costing too much to run them!
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  15. Another old Radio Hallam advert for the Fiesta. This time "the return of Jack Jones" for one night only. Voiceover by Paul Kaye http://hallammemories.co.uk/adverts128k/Radio Hallam Advert - Fiests - Jack Jones.mp3
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  16. I have never finished the history. Other things got in the way. There are some blogs I did some time ago. https://wordpress.com/post/bishopshouse.wordpress.com/124 https://wordpress.com/post/bishopshouse.wordpress.com/134 https://wordpress.com/post/bishopshouse.wordpress.com/345
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  17. Snig Hill might get it's name from the wedges that were put behind the horse carts wheels when they stopped on hills, to stop them rolling backwards. The wedges were called 'snigs'.
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