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About VicRichardson

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    Sheffield History Pro
  • Birthday 31/08/1946

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    Gaborone, Botswana
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    Wildlife, classic cars, F1 GP.

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  1. The teacher on the right looks very much like Mr Whittlestone who was the head teacher at Firs Hill in the 50's
  2. What a shame such a wonderful industry disappeared.
  3. I remember it used to have a beautifully kept bowling green back in the 60's
  4. I was at Firs Hill from about 1951 to 55 would love to see any class photos anyone has from around that time.
  5. I didn't go there but my elder brother Tony Richardson past his 11+ and went there, must have been about 1950.
  6. Name does not ring a bell, but I left Sheffield in 1965, where abouts was it?
  7. My Gran used to be a cleaner at Victoria Hall back in the 50's and during school holidays I would go in to see her, I was fascinated by the huge organ in the main hall with the pipes going all round the place, never did here it played but must have been wonderful.
  8. I went to Firs Hill School and always went down to the park at lunch time. The also had a giant chess board with big steel pieces you moved with a stick with a hook on the end. Spent many happy hours in that park as a kid.
  9. I also remember being confused by the "A Blind man drives this van" when I was a kid, trying to work out how he knew when to stop and when to turn.
  10. Looks like Sheffield took quite a few hits, but it did give us somewhere to play as kids.
  11. I have found on my PC some old maps of where bombs were dropped on Sheffield
  12. I have already been to some of the forums which I have found very interesting. Just wanted to let you know some things about me. I was born at 61 Brunswick road in Pitsmoor back in 1946.I left Sheffield in 1965 and went to live in Leicester and married a Leicester girl and had two wonderful sons. We moved to Devon in 1978 where my ex wife and sons still live. I divorced in 1981 and moved to Africa to get a clean break. I have been living in Botswana since 1987.
  13. I found this very interesting, I'm sure I must know the man that wrote it as he was living there right through the period that I spent so much time there. Reading it really brought back some very happy memories.