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About VicRichardson

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  • Birthday 31/08/46

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    Gaborone, Botswana
  • Interests
    Wildlife, classic cars, F1 GP.

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  1. School Class Photos

    I was at Firs Hill from about 1951 to 55 would love to see any class photos anyone has from around that time.
  2. Nether Edge Grammar School

    I didn't go there but my elder brother Tony Richardson past his 11+ and went there, must have been about 1950.
  3. The Heartbeat nightclub..

    Name does not ring a bell, but I left Sheffield in 1965, where abouts was it?
  4. Victoria Hall

    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.
  5. Abbeyfield Park

    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.
  6. Van driven by blind man !!!

    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.
  7. Looks like Sheffield took quite a few hits, but it did give us somewhere to play as kids.
  8. London Ww2 Bomb Map Website

    I have found on my PC some old maps of where bombs were dropped on Sheffield
  9. 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.
  10. Ford.

    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.
  11. Sheffield Smelting Company

    There used to be a few little cutlery workshops around that area, don't see much cutlery with "Made in Sheffield" stamped on it any more.
  12. Sheffield Smelting Company

    I used to operate a 'drop stamp' at Sheffield smelting making solid silver cutlery, don't suppose they are around any more.
  13. Ford.

    I remember going to a place just outside Sheffield called 'Ford' There were a few ponds there where you could go fishing. My Grand parents used to have a wooden hut there with a nice garden, they used to spend weekends there just to get out of Sheffield. I have spent many a weekend out there when I was a youngster. The was even some ruins of an old mill with a water wheel. Funny the things that stick in your memory.
  14. I can't remember where abouts in Sheffield it was but back in the early 60's I remember going to some jazz club and listening to this Jazz band they were really great.
  15. Heartlands

    It seems strange reading this now, that movie was on TV out here 2 nights ago and I was trying to work out where it was filmed.