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Athy

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About Athy

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  • Birthday December 22

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  1. Now there's a name from my past. Mr. Fulford (Christian name forgotten) lived on the other side of Gleadless Avenue from us, on the corner of, er, would it be Gleadless Drive? Dad used to get his films developed and printed there until he got a colour-slide Voigtlander camera - but by then I was the proud owner of a Kodak Brownie 127 and I used to take my (eight-exposure) films over to Mr. Fulford. I remember him showing me the dark room, and a whacking great wheel thing which, I think, put the gloss of the finished photos.
  2. Paul, I'm not sure of his spelling, I thought Iossen or Iosson, but you could be right. Mr. Dyson must have been after my time. Th wename "Miss Parkin" rings a bell but I can't picture her. I do indeed remember Mr. Lancaster the caretaker -= we didn't think much of him because he was always chasing us off when we climbed up the huge pile of boiler coke in the school yard, and also used to put salt on the slides we made there in winter, so that they would melt. I suppose he was "only obeying orders", but when you're nine or ten you don't see it that way.
  3. I don't remember Mr. Dyson, though I was at GCS about three years before you. Not Mr. Iossen?
  4. Hence yet another name for an off-licence, "Jug and Bottle", as you had to take your own container for the beer. My parents used to use this (the expression, not the facility). I remember a variation on this when I was at University in Brum at the end of the '60s, as there was a pub where you could take a pint milk bottle and get it filled with wine or sherry for a modest price. From memory, they were not fine vintages. On a slightly similar note, when we used to get fish & chips from Furniss' on Hollinsend Road in the early '60s, if we wanted peas we had to take a bowl for them - a ceramic one, as I don't think that plastic containers were yet commonplace.
  5. Bev's photo now has 26 "likes" on the vintage reggae forum, so obviously quite a few people remember the name.
  6. I posted it on the old ska and reggae forum and got lots of "likes" and comments. One music historian from Sweden even sent me this photo from 1963. It shows Vinley with compere Anthony Cobb at a big show, headed by Jamaica';s biggest star of the time Derrick Morgan, on which he appeared. Thanks to Ludde Myrsell for permission to reproduce it.
  7. That's how I remember it, yes - though, as an Old Edwardian, I would say that, wouldn't I?
  8. Superb, thank you very much for going to the trouble of posting these. Would you mind if I reproduced the photos on a vintage ska and reggae forum of which I am a member? Not for any commercial gain, you understand.
  9. It's still of considerable interest, don't worry!
  10. Thanks for posting that - though it appears to refer to a covered driveway where the carriages and horses can wait, rather than the cabmen's rest room shown in the photo.
  11. It is ironical that this, the last main line to be built in Britain, was also the first to close, or at least most of it was. Thanks for the information about the bigger loading gauge - I never knew that.
  12. I never knew that there used to be a cabmen's shelter, not unlike the ones you used yo see in London, outside the Mid.
  13. I used to walk past it every day, as Chapel Walk was on my route home from King Ted's to Gleadless. I also went to a few services there with my friend and his parents. I may have got this wrong, but did they have exhibitions there? About 1962 I went to a model railway exhibition in some large hall in Sheffield, and got a photo of me me admiring a model railway layout printed in the 'Star'. I really can't remember if it was Victoria Hall or somewhere else.
  14. I remember it well. On the top floor was a barber's where my Dad used to take me to have my hair cut when I was quite small- so small that they had to put a board across the chair for me to sit on. I remember how grown-up I felt the first time that they dispensed with the board. Oddly, he never had his hair cut there - he remained faithful to a barber called Henry Wheeler in Woodhouse, near where he taught.
  15. Who remembers 41209 and 41245? The two 2-6-2 tank engines which were used for shunting ("station pilot" I think it was officially called) duties at Sheffield Midland?
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