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  1. On the carpark gates of the former (well they are closing it down) Sheffied Health and Social Care HQ on Woofinden Road is a plaque with the letters GWCH on it. Has anyone got any ideas? I have attached photos of the plaque, the gate lock which says something like "Hydes & ????? Sheffield" Your thoughts?
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  2. Hi, I have been a member for years. Born 1955. Well traveled but I have lived in Sheffield all my life. Experienced nature lover especially expert in the birdlife around Sheffield. Parson cross, Hillsborough and town canter have been my stomping ground. I am a real ale fan and me and my wife have been in all the pubs open and closed in most areas around Sheffpeld. I have asked for information about Wadsley Bridge brick yard and quarry where I used to play in the 60s but so far to no avail.
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  3. "GWCH" George Woofinden Convalescent Home(s).
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  4. Back in the 1960's whilst at University I had a summer job with a contractor working as a brickies labourer relining the furnaces, mainly at Steel Peech and Tozer. The furnaces were shut off for Works Week and we started work the following day. The reheating furnaces were still hot enough to melt rubber soled boots and we worked in pairs and could only stay in for a very short time before being pulled out and another pair sent in. Our job was to knock the bricks lining the walls onto the floor and the they were subsequently tossed out. Once cleared our job was to keep the brickies supplied with bricks. We worked 12 hour shifts but the rate of pay was top dollar and three weeks work would keep me all summer. No Health and Safety in those days.!! The worst job was relining the Electric Arc Furnaces. Prior to the bricks being lined, a bed of dolomite powder was prepared. This came as a fine powder and had to be packed using a cube of concrete on a rod. Every time the block came down the dust would puther up in your face - no face masks only handkerchiefs. As the Ganger in charge of us would frequently tell us "This is the University of Life"
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