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About Stentor

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  • Birthday 01/01/1936

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  1. I also worked at Orgreave Plant up until its closure, as I understand Orgreave Hall was dismantled brick by brick by Rotherham Council and put in storage at one of its Depots. I think some of the masonry has now been used to make a "Clock Tower" at Treeton Cricket Club.
  2. In 1951 / 52 I worked at FEL- Electric, a firm that manufactured transformers. They were next door to Butlers
  3. There was a pub called "The Empire" on Charles Street I think opposite The Minerva.
  4. Just seen this thread, so sorry for being late. The tunnel you refer to is not the one over the Wicker. There was, and is a tunnel starting from Bridgehouses Goods Station under Rock St. and Pitsmoor Road and came out at the top of Macro Street. In the late 40's when I lived around there, there was a derelict pub at the corner of Macro St and Pitsmoor Road, this I presume was the Tunnel Inn. It stood approx. opposite to where the later Highway pub was.
  5. Back in the early fifties,(I am an old codger) it was a workshop/ storeroom belonging to Sheffield Gas Company. I had an uncle who worked there.
  6. I reckon the original Photo was taken from the roof of the Lyceum Theatre.
  7. I first flew in 1955, in a Viking I think,( no tricycle undercarriage.) The airline was "Eagle Airways", flying from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam into Blackbush Airport in the south of England.
  8. You mean the mother of Dale Winton, Sheree Winton, real name Shirley Patrick from Fitzalan Street,I used to go to school with her
  9. I lived on Fox Hill from 1936 to 1964 and I remember all the places and things that have been talked about in this thread. I remember the Duffs living in the Tower House as Mr Duff used to chase us off the property in 1940's when we used to play on the "Old Gardens" As regards date of demolition, the memory fades slightly but I think it was when they were preparing the area for the new estate.
  10. I used to walk across this bridge every day in the late 40's and early 50's to go to town from my home near Rock Street. At the Nursery street end was a Gentlemen's Urinal and at the other end of the bridge was a paved area and some buildings before coming out onto Bridge Street. Round the corner to the left were The Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mills.
  11. Thanks everyone for the prompt replies, I think you've cracked it! ---- Stentor.
  12. Anybody know this building on Saville Street?
  13. There is one, I think outside The Junction Hotel Woodhouse on Station Road.
  14. Does anyone know if the railway line over the Wicker Arches is still in use? It is shown on Google Earth right past Hillsbrough.