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About GillMar

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  • Birthday 11/09/1942

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    Genealogy, Dog Sports, Jazz and generally just being ME!!
  1. I hope this is not too much off topic apart from the fact that I hate the description "Human Resources" - don't know why - reminds me of a cattle market. Anyway, here in Switzerland (my impression) the directors down to the waste paper basket emptiers are often to be found in the same restaurant (pubs are scarce). Many years ago I was having a drink in one of these "establishments" when one of our waste paper basket emptiers, pointing at the director of our company, said to his mate in quite a loud voice "hey, he works with me."
  2. Just what Dave says. There are many reasons to make it necessary. Mine was a fairly and sudden high blood pressure, although it's usually low. Reason: too much acid.. My heart was like a "picture book" they told me. It's worth having it done, Doesn't always mean there is something wrong with the heart but this way they can eliminate. Yours heartily!! Gill
  3. Not only Tobler and Suchard but Kunzle Cakes. The founder of the firm in Birmingham was Christian Kunzle born 1876 in Davos. And then of course there was Louis Chevrolet from La Chaux-de-Fonds.
  4. Hermann Hesse was born in Calw, Germany Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany but attended a school in Aarau, Canton Aargau, Switzerland, a school I used to pass each day. Yul Bryner is "assumed to be a descendant of an Aargauer family "Briner", pronunciation the same as "Bryner". There are so many stories about him, I don't know what to believe, but I was always told he was as Swiss as Ursula Andress. Some more Swiss: Madame Tussaud born Anna Maria Grossholz daughter of an executor in Switzerland.
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    What happens when you throw a hand grenade through the kitchen window? The chaos remains but the nattering ceases!!
  6. I am sitting at my computer, looking at Sheffield History Website and my printer spuks out a shopping list!! It is my overly orderly husband who has our shopping list saved to his computer and revises it every week, especially lately when we get 10% off our bill when we go on Tuesday to shop at the local supermarket. This is for the "over sixties". I must admit we never run out of anything but I had to stifle a giggle when the list came through for me to cast my eye over and add what I think necessary (not that I ever do). “Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”.
  7. Wasn't it Ken Dodd? Although now I'm mixing Ken Dodd with Ken Platt and Ken Platt with Al Read and now I don't think I can remember Ken Platt apart from "I won't take me coat off..."
  8. Thanks. You're right! I'd forgotten about Ken Platt.
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbv0SMtU9mM&feature=related I don't know about the racers - he seemed funnier when I was young - I remember he'd do a sketch where he was once the husband then the wife although he never changed costumes, just pulled up an imaginery bra strap when he was paying the wife.
  10. Congratulations on your 5th Birthday Sheffield History - may I be around on your 10th!!!
  11. Is anyone old enough, as I am, to remember Al Read? "I won't take me coat off, I'm not stoppin'" Not Sheffield, I know, but very endearing.
  12. Thank you for that Richard. The names escape me over the years but, you've brought back Duane Eddy to mind. I really liked him. Thank you. The other day in our over 60's Centre where I teach English, we came to speak of Petula Clark and one of the "students" is also the wife of our local Jazz Band founder. She said he would never play a record of Pet Clark but I found one of her singing "Hello Dolly" in French with a Jazz Band and she said OK, my husband would play that!! When surfing Pet Clark,I found Helen Shapiro - had forgotten her too. I wasn't a "screamer" at the pop group concerts. My favourite singer was Tommy Steele. I vaguely remember Bill Haley.
  13. Icy cold and our garden looks like SteveHB's, footprints and all!!
  14. Reference 1997/1 Covering dates 19th century-20th century Held by Sheffield Archives Extent 1 envelope Conditions of access Unlisted material. 4 weeks written notice required for access. Some records may be subject to a closure period Creators Hiller family of Sheffield and Germany Contents: Letter from Henry Hiller, pork butcher, to his sister Sophia in Kungelsau, Germany 1847, in German; history of the Hiller family of Kungelsau and Sheffield in the 18th and 19th century with photocopies and translations of letters - 'The Hiller Letters'. The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Sheffield Archives Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown, © 2001-2012 Hi again, just saw the above on TNA