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  1. Just before the Sheffield gale. My house on Helen Terrace is still intact. The house we moved to after the gale, which destroyed the roof of Helen Terrace, was Pye Bank Close, which is not finished. The gale was February 1962.
  2. My Aunty Flo who lived on Platt St told me that funerals were taking place all night, she saw them going up Rutland Rd to Burngreave Cemetery. Her maiden name was Ward, her married name, Appleyard! Don't know of any connection though.
  3. The houses on the skyline in pic 1, are Woodside, Pye Bank, Pitsmoor, take your pick. The houses with the round roofs were called Dutch houses or upside down houses. I lived in one of them and they provided splendid views of the valley towards where the picture was taken from.
  4. Is the gent in the second picture of the taxis, John Edward Bingham? of Walker and Hall.
  5. Its name was later changed to Thistle Street. No idea why.
  6. Hi Where can I buy copies of some of your picsSiren
  7. I think this is the place that James Firth V.C. worked. Can anybody confirm this?
  8. the "canary girls" were the ones who worked with phosphorous. The phospherous poisoned them and turned the skin yellow. Many died from it.
  9. I remember Owler Lane in the early 60's when Mr Gregory was head, followed by the notorius Edwards.
  10. Pictures 8 and 9. Could they be in the area of the old Neepsend Station. I think there was a bridge over the Woodhead line, not sure if its stil there.
  11. I've got a copy of the book,dated 1949. Its a withdrawn stock Sheff City Libraries copy. There are no maps or pictures in it, but the content is very interesting. I bought it years agao for about £5 in a now defunct 2nd hand book shop. It is not signed
  12. Who knows, is Barnborough near to the A1 M1 routes that seems to be a factor in trying to locate the site. Dennis
  13. Graham Bell, author of "Yorkshire Battlefields", says it took place near to Catcliffe and Brinsworth. This is supported to some extent by Michael Wood, author of "In Search of the Dark Ages" who says it took place somewhere along the Don Valley. Coincidently the two names fit nicely, just a thought. Brunanburh Brinsworth
  14. Richard Hope this works, I've sent the index page if you see anything of interest I will send you that Dennis
  15. Richard I've got a copy of the "Bombshell" dated August 1920 No8 Vol 4. It contains details of my Gt Grandfathers service with Firths. Dennis
  16. Skeets Are you sure about the passage leading to Verdon St? Verdon Street as I remember it ran off Fitzalan St about half a mile away. Siren
  17. Steve HB/ Yorkshirecath If you go to Picture Sheffield search "Sales St" there are 3 pics of it.