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Lou Scannon

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  1. Lou Scannon

    Sheffield's Underground Rivers

    Excellent, as ever. Thank you.
  2. Lou Scannon

    Extinct Sheffield Food Brands

    I suppose it sounds better than "This is where we put the water in the beer" LS
  3. Lou Scannon

    Station Master

    They don't make 'em like that anymore. Sadly.
  4. Lou Scannon

    Beer prices in 1971..

    I think it was the smaller size bottle that such as Barley Wine was supplied. In the above case I guess this was Magnet's strong ale as a smaller 'nip' is about the price of a small 'ordinary' beer.
  5. Lou Scannon

    School Class Photos

    Just to complete this, thanks to a personal communication with Stunmon I am now in touch, after about 50 years, with my old pal Tony. Many thanks, keep up the good work. Lou S
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    School Class Photos

    Hi, I used to work with a Tony Bush in 1961/2 when we were no'but lads, sounds as though it may be the same guy, any idea where he is now? I'd love to get in touch. RAB was always Tony when I knew him but I believe he later became Richard. If it's the same chap last I heard he was working in London but that was many years ago. Lou S.
  8. The hospital boiler house was on the opposite corner, the stoker used charge the furnace then slide across the road for a quick 'un.
  9. Lou Scannon

    The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    I too thought they added a touch of class and was somewhat disappointed when they were removed. I was reassured at the time by reading that they were carefully dismantled to be placed in storage, refurbished as required and reused. Over the years I have looked in vain for their reappearance. LS
  10. Lou Scannon

    Diseases in 1920's

    Thanks for the update. The tenner was well spent. It seems we/you now have the truth of it. I still find it a little odd that TB patients would be treated at the same hospital as patients with puerperal sepsis as I guess both sets of patients would be somewhat immunocompromised with a good chance of cross infection, I suppose the state of knowledge at that time....... Interesting thread, thanks. Lou
  11. Lou Scannon

    Diseases in 1920's

    Edmund, thanks so much for your detailed information. I guess the differential diagnosis makes all the difference. I was somewhat pixie led at first by the TB reference and my misreading earlier posts to think the year referred to was 1920. I was trying to work out where "Meadowhead" hospital was. I had considered Norton hospital but the TB reference seemed to rule it out making Dronfield the preferred option. Sorry about the tenner but inquiring minds need to know......... Related to this you may be interested in one of my heroes, Ignaz Semmelweis, who had an interesting life and sad death. Lou
  12. Lou Scannon

    Diseases in 1920's

    This would appear to be it. Somewhat sparse on detail but it’s all I can find. Looks to be well out of date & the link to Derbyshire Record Office doesn’t work. Pre 1948 isolation & mental hospital but no indication of when it was built/opened. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=1094 It would have been a short walk from Meadowhead, down the road towards Chesterfield then a cut across the fields. It's now a private nursing home, Brookview, Holmley Lane, £600 - £900 per week.
  13. Lou Scannon

    Diseases in 1920's

    Thanks for the prompt reply, I'll look forward to more info in due course. lou
  14. Lou Scannon

    Diseases in 1920's

    As a matter of interest, where was the TB hospital at Meadowhead situated? I've checked with some of my more knowledgeable (well, I thought they were!) local history buffs and come up blank. Lou
  15. Lou Scannon

    motor cycle shops in the past in sheffield and near.

    Horridge & Wildgoose - Ecclesall Rd. (I think) Leather & Simpson - can't remember where. Dan Bradbury - London Rd (I think) Wasn't there also Roper's - not sure about that one. Two old guys on Scott Rd selling second hand parts. No use going there in the cricket season as they were 'busy'. Didn't Gray's price their machines in Guineas? All memories from the late 50's - early 60's. Lou