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Ursa Minor

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  1. St. Mary's Walkley

    Attended St Mary's school on South Road, just next to the church, around 1964. Went to services from time to time as the church and school were affiliated. Lived on Duncombe Street before moving to Hillsborough.
  2. Bottom of Dykes Hall Road in Hillsborough

    That queue is actually people around the fruit and veg stall at the the end of Brier Street. This was an open air barrow selling fresh produce which was still there in the 1970s. The large window at the corner of Dykes Hall Road and Middlewood Road is now bricked up. Amazingly Funk's butcher's shop is still in existence in that row of shops.
  3. Malin Bridge

    Cars going the wrong way. Obviously before the one way system.
  4. The Cambridge on Penistone Road

    My wife used to go in, when she had just left school. She was working at the Jewel Razor Company just across the road at the time. She and a load of workmates used to go in the Cambridge and the Rose which was just opposite. From what she can remember it was a bit like a country pub, she knew the landlords daughter. I'll post again if she can rack her brains for any more information.
  5. Hillsborough Park

    See this article on Wikipedia, it should help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_House
  6. Geological question.

    Lovely view from up there, accessible from Wardsend cemetery or Penrith Road
  7. The Towers -

    After 1954 The Towers was used as a centre for handicapped children, so the buses were probably dropping the disabled kids off.
  8. Has anybody got any information on the history of the White House which is now a care home for the elderly on Manchester Road at Rivelin Dams. It's not mentioned at all in the excellent book by Roy Davey "Reminiscing Around Rivelin" which surprises me. The house has been a care home since at least the 1980s but I have been told it was formerly a private dwelling and may have been built by somebody who made his money in the steel industry. Any help would be appreciated. thanks.
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