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About jmdee

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  1. I was a member from the late 1940's, starting in cubs, right up through scouts until starting work in 1957. Picture of cubs at Belle Vue, sometime around 1951.
  2. Looking at later comments, I am going to say it's a headlight.
  3. If it has to be downstairs, I would guess it's either the cover over the transmission at the front of the bus, or a heating device.
  4. Fairburn-Sykes were the manufacturer, but sometimes the blank blades were sold to other manufacturers for the fitting of handles and finishing, they would then stamp on their names.. However, during the war, this probably wasn't the case.
  5. Looks like a Fairburn-Sykes. Made in the thousands for issue to the armed forces in the second world war.
  6. The Parson Cross bus terminus in town was Bridge St .The route travelled was along Shalesmoor, Penistone Rd., up Herries Rd.at the Wednesday ground and left on to Wordsworth Ave. after the five arches Then up Donovan Rd. to Southey Green Rd., down Adlington Rd., to the terminus at the bottom of Adlington. I used this bus for many years.
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    Buying British.

    Not quite accurate. Most cutlery, knives etc. manufactured prior to sometime around 1890 (not sure of the date) just had Sheffield without the 'England' stamped.
  8. A few years ago on a visit to Sheffield, I decided to see if I could find the family records in the church in Walkley where my siblings and I were christened. I made arrangements with the vicar to see the ledgers of christenings and deaths etc.. After perusing them for a while, I decided I needed a piece of paper to write on, when turning the pages of one of the dusty old ledgers, a plain piece of paper dropped out. Opening it up, it had my home address on from 1953, and christening information for my cousin who actually lived in the Attercliffe area. On the same visit to Sheffield a few days later, I tried to look up my grandfather's grave. I had no idea where it was other than in Walkley cemetery, and next to a war grave. Looking around the vast area of very overgrown grave sites, I decided this was a mission impossible, so decided I'd check out the areas surrounding three of the many war graves, which, fortunately were easily identified because the grass and headstones were maintained by the war grave commission, If there was no success after this, I'd give up. Checking two, with no results, I saw a third one, way down one of the paths. A burst of sunshine streaming through the trees was highlighting this particular headstone, so off I went to check. Sure enough, next to the headstone was the grave I was looking for, and more surprisingly, the war grave belonged to our next door neighbour at the time, who had been killed during the war. Spooky, but I guess someone was watching over me on that visit.
  9. Used to go to the Saturday afternoon kids shows, .As I grew older, we used to ask grown ups to take us into the 'A' rated films. Not to be recommended these days though. Attended my first X rated film there even though I was only 15. Sorry to seee the old girl go.
  10. The Classic was called the 'News Theatre' in the 50's and early 60:s They showed mostly cartoons and light short films.
  11. According to my map of 1923, Marcus St. ran off Rock St. in the Burngreave area. There is no listing of Newham Rd. but there was a Newman Rd. in the Wincobank district.
  12. There are a few Burnand families around, mainly located in Sheffield, and it's possible they are all from the same origin. I can trace mine back to 1640.