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    The Road to Monyash

    It gets harder as you try to keep going through the verses!!!! Rolleston, Oh Rolleston I still hear your Meersbrook flowing I still see the John O'Gaunt glowing I was 21, when I left Rolleston or something like that!!!!
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    The Road to Monyash

    Could it be that your father took a more famous poem/song and just substituted 'Monyash' for the correct words i.e. The Road to Mandalay by Rudyard Kipling. I do a similar thing with my 8 year old daughter, I'll sing a famous song and substitute in local places or people i.e. Is this the way to Rivelin Lido (Amarillo). All you need do is make sure the substitution has the same number of syllables and it works a treat (Monyash/Mandalay)
  3. From Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/picturesofsheffildoldandnew/permalink/10156715793284905/ Some of you may know who we are(were?), The little scissor factory near the walk in centre, some of you may have even visited us or had a factory tour. However, we have hit terrible times and unfortunately it is time to close our doors, but not before letting you all get some cheap goods! Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June, 10 am - 4 pm. Ernest Wright and Son ltd are holding a liquidation sale. Due to unforeseen and extremely unfortunate circumstances we are going into liquidation. So on the above dates we will be holding a sale. Everything you will see will be up for sale, machinery*, scissors, tables, chairs, cabinets. You see it we'll sell it, of course all items sold as seen with no warranty or guarantee. Find us at 58 Broad Lane, Sheffield, S1 4BT. *Any machinery will not be able to be sold on the day, purchasing can be arranged and you will be guided on the day.
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    A bubble for the spirit level was a popular one
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    I seem to remember as a kid in the 70's/80's eating bags of crisps with a novelty item on the back of the packet describing the origins of popular sayings. I'm tempted to say they were Walkers crisps, but I could be wrong? Also, I can't remember any of the explanations!!!!!
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    Does anyone know what these are?

    My mum had a yellow plastic 'egg timer' shaped device where the bottom half sat over the neck of the empty milk bottle and the milk checks were held in the top half. This saved the hassle of milkmen having to retrieve milk checks out of the bottles.
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    Old Sheffield dishes

    Dripping cakes - blummin' delicious things!!! You can feel your arteries hardening as you eat them. I get my fix from Emma's Deli at Stannington served on Lilly's (bakers on Penistone Road) breadcakes.
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    120 Dam Lane Sheffield

    Picture Sheffield has a map from 1873 that still shows Dam Lane. It then has a map from 1883 that shows 'Dam Lane' as Northumberland Road
  9. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-blitz-memorial-trail-to-honour-victims-1-3959562 Reveals the answer
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    Siddalls farm

    Looking at this map of Monmouth Street, with Monmouth Lane running parallel to the north, it's hard to imagine where someone would have kept cows in the area. But then Picture Sheffield has this which answers my question.
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    Push ball

    Developed at Harvard University in the 1890s, it had first been seen in the UK via cinematograph and electroscope "animated pictures", billed as "the great American game of pushball, the new rival of football" ...... .....an actual pushball was displayed in an athletic outfitter's window at London's Cheapside - with a not-very cheap £22 10s price tag that seemed almost as big as its circumference. http://www.goalpostbooks.co.uk/the-bizarre-game-of-pushball-football-with-a-6ft-ball/
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    Push ball

    An American sport called push ball arrived in the UK in 1902. Some time during August or September an exhibition game was played in Sheffield as part of a national tour. Anybody know the details? https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/jun/01/the-forgotten-story-of-pushball-a-game-for-giants-that-bewitched-britain The picture below is for illustration only, it's not related to the game played in Sheffield.