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  1. It might have been a Lantern slide at one time.
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  2. Is this it? If it is, then by the seventies it was being used as a Sunday School. I remember we got permission to use it when our Silver Jubilee party was washed out in 1977. I think it was demolished in 1981. There was another entrance on Chelmsford Street round the back. I recall it was only one story high on that side though as the ground dropped significantly down to Woodbourn Road. If this is the one, the site was about 20 yards or so from where Woodbourn Road Supertram is now, on the stadium side of the road. Paul
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  3. When lived in Eckington it was a well known fact that Mick Jagger was a regular visitor to the village so as to see his Grandma who lived there. Out of respect to the lady his visits were “kept under the hat”.
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  4. This is the “ Reg “ that was Bills partner, Reg built up a reputation with his knives but I suspect it was Bill that taught him the ropes, Reg Coopers full time job when he worked on Egerton Lane was in some kind of foundry as I remember the cast aluminium handles that Bill and Reg used for commando knives were made at the place where Reg worked. If Reg is still alive he must be well into his eighties by now. The photo shows Reg meeting Sylvester Stallone, Reg was much slimmer when I knew him. NOTICE: Reg Cooper has decided to retire so therefore no bowie knives will be available from him. Reg Cooper is a Bowie Knife maker from Sheffield. Aged in his 80's, he has been making Bowie knives for as long as he cares to remember. The manufacture of Bowie Knives is now performed by a dwindling number of highly-specialised craftsmen in the city. Master craftsmen in Sheffield are called "Little Mesters", a term that has endured for many years. Little Mesters are usually single specialists who run their own businesses, in their workshops, with skills that have been passed down through the years and through the generations, often from father to son. Reg Cooper's Bowie Knives are 100% Made In Sheffield. Reg Cooper is a Master Craftsman and his products are always in high demand. Please order very early to avoid missing a deadline or a Christmas/Birthday gift. His knives are craftsman-made. Reg Cooper is always busy. Knives not in stock may take some time to be completed. Reg is ably supported in the crafting of larger knives by Sheffield's last remaining Little Mester Grinder, Brian Alcock. He carries out the main initial grinding of the raw steel bars for Reg Cooper on the large sized Bowie knife blades. Sheffield steel has a reputation second-to-none. Reg's knives are made from top quality carbon steel. These Bowie Knives are gleaming in appearance and the handles are made from a choice of materials that enhances the overall look and feel of the knives. Bowie knives are available in sizes from blades of 7 inches to a monster 16 inches with a range of handle types; Buffalo Horn, Leather, Rosewood, Stag Horn or White-Bone. The handles are polished to a beautiful appearance that sets off and compliments the knife blade. These Bowie knives feel extremely comfortable in your hand and are perfect for any hunting or country-type activity where knives are required. All Bowie Knives are supplied with a leather safety carrying sheath that can be slotted onto a belt. These knives are sharp. Reg Cooper On BBC TV BBC2's Great British Railway Journeys With Michael Portillo, originally broadcast in January 2011 and repeated frequently features Reg Cooper discussing his knife making. In January 2015 Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone was in Sheffield for an 'Audience-With' event. Sly is a collector of knives and is knowledgeable on the subject. One of Reg Cooper's knives was donated to Mr Stallone by this web site and presented to him in person by Reg Cooper. Here's a video clip of the Sylvester Stallone Knife Presentation (avi file, 4 mins). The knife donated was a 10" Bowie Knife with Buffalo Handle.
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  5. I used to work with a William “ Bill “ Wathall at George Butlers, I can remember Bill telling me he was born in what was a debtors prison that stood roughly where the tax office stood close to where Wickes is now on Moore Street, he was a very good cutler and could carve faces on the root end of stag horn.
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  6. Leeds became wealthy in the 1700's, when Sheffield was virtually a small village. One of the main reasons was that Leeds had the Air and Calder Navigation, built in 1699, which was used as the main export route for the cotton and linen industries. Sheffield had very poor roads and no canals. The Sheffield Tinsley canal was not built until 1819. This hindered the development of Sheffied Wealth creates wealth and Leeds had a good 150 years start on Sheffield.
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  7. Photograph looks right and your description sounds like the correct location https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=19&lat=53.38906&lon=-1.43462&layers=117746211&right=MapTiler
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  8. LeadFarmer. Some of the Little Norton team in this cricket match against Greenhill in 1834 are still on Little Norton Lane in 1851, including Farmer Thomas Biggin: Wheelwright Thomas Cavill: Filesmith William Shaw.
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  9. The wife he ran the Victoria with, was actually his third wife. He only had children with his first wife who died in 1896.
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  10. Tom Wharton Probably Wednesdays most loyal fan is buried in wardsend cemetery you can Google his story . The headstone was paid for by a group of Wednesdayites on hearing his story
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