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  1. used to buy my rolled brisket for the Soda Fountain from Malcolm Smiths in castle market it was kept in brine for 10 days beautiful
  2. I was at Hillsboriugh that day i was part of the flag at the ground ,we did a marching routine then ending with the UK flag we all received a commemmrative pen knife.I was part of the Park Side Rd.school contingent.
  3. i remember Redmonds ,my mum used to buy ground almonds from there every week ,to make bakewell tarts with for the Soda Fountain in Castle Market.
  4. Hi Mike,regarding the 228th Langsett Road troop.they were a methodist to start with but became an open group when they got there own headquaters on Catch Bar Lane.I joined the group as a scout in 1954 ,became a senior scout ,asl.then scout leader.I was also a member of the county training team at Hesley Wood.Due to work i had to leave scouting because i could not devote the amount of time neccessary to give to the scouts.I believe the group folded about 1966/67 the headquarters was vandelised and burnt to the ground.the actual spot is where the memorrial to fans who lost there lives in the Hillsborough disaster.If my memmory serves me right we were one of the last troops to stop wearing the old style hats and going into long trousers.I have to say that scouting were some of my happiest days and i still remember them well.The colours were Royal Blue and Old Gold border.
  5. Hi My stepfather gave me this tin nearly 40yrs ago with some old stamps inside.Just wondered if anyone knew anything about these pastiles they were made in France for sole distribution in the British Empire *except Canada*
  6. Parkside Road,Hillsboro.1946 to 1957 happy days Tiny Tingle
  7. Hi Boginspro, thanks for your reply,just like me to get the spelling wrong.I read the wiki report very interesting ,the main story my dad told me was ,he was out driving one day on the sheffield stocksbridge rd.and being followed by someone in abig posh car,so dad put his foot down and sped away ,but the big car was faster except on corners where dad could leave him standing ,anyway dad pulled over at a pub ,a few minutes later the big car pulled up as well .He found my dad and wanted to know what kind of car it was ,he also said did you know that flames were coming out of the exhaust which was about the diameter of a drainpipe.Any way dad told him all about the car and this guy offererd dad 200 pounds on the spot.a lot of money late 30s early 40s alas my dad would not sell the car for any price .whatever happened to the car i never did find out .
  8. does anyone know about a car called an Amal car around the 1930/40s .My dad said he had one and could tell many a tale.I think they were some sort of sports car.
  9. Hello John,happy new year to you .I had forgotten ide posted this thread thanks for your reply.Kevins family lived accross from us on Shenstone Rd. in the 1940s our family name was Tingle at that time,I lost track of Kevin and Janet when we were about 17/18yrs of age . I have tried various methods of finding him without any luck .I do have an electoral address No1 Dickenson Court,Sheffield s352zs but this is dated 2008/9 .Do you think between us we could trace him.its more difficult for me as i have lived in Spain for over 30 yrs now .I would still like to make contact regards David Tingle.
  10. Hi i used to live on Shenstone rd. 1nthe 1940s .There used to be a shop on Leppings Lane near to the football ground belonging to a Mr. Tagg he had a son called Hawksley Tagg .I seem to remember it as newsagent but cannot be sure.Hawksley and i were friends in the late 40s early 50s are you of the same family?
  11. the shaddows ,could it be Norman Curtis i remember watching him against Stan Mathews at Hillsbro ,Norman never left him alone all afternoon just about played Stan off the field.He did this with most wingers.I think Alan Finney ,Ken Mackintosh,George Davis were playing about this time.
  12. Thanks for the info Neddy .When we came to Spain 30yrs ago we opened a bar guess what ? we called it Mr Punch and the statue was fixed to the top of the beer pump.Made a really good talking point .
  13. Hi Neddy you are right .Mr Punch was going to be thrown into a skip when the Park Hotel was modernised in the 50s my asked to keep it for a keepsake.There was also another bar lighter which was a figure of Vesta Tilly which was made out of pewter.Only wish mum had got that one as well.As a matter of interest did you know the pub had its own bowling green in those days its now the car park .If anyone wants to know more about the original layout of the Park Hotel i will be glad to help.Thats the way to do it ||||
  14. Hi just watched this film, brilliant memories especially the holerith depart where i worked at this time ,sotted my old boss and a few old workmates , thanks for the memories.