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Gordon crapper

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About Gordon crapper

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  • Birthday 11/06/1935

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    Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside
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    Trams, Handsworth Darnall, Attercliffe areas

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  1. Your Attercliffe Hall can't be the same one, the Wesleyan Church would certainly be there in 1871, but it wasn't called 'Hall.' Ifound this picture on the Picture Sheffield site, which would seem more likely. I don't have any addresses, but you should be able to trace it if you have access to the 1871 census, nearby entries will have a street name or a number.
  2. Attercliffe Hall was a Methodist Mission Hall (Wesleyan originally before the various Methodist churches merged). It was opened in 1926 on the east side of Attercliffe Road on the site of a former Wesleyan chapel. The attached picture is from the 1927 first anniversary services. My parents were married there in 1931 and I was baptised there in 1935. One organisation that was run from there with which my father was associated was the 'Sick and Dividing Society.' Men paid a small subscription each week and would get a grant if off work through illness, or if there was a bereavement. This lasted until the welfare state began to function after the 1945 election.
  3. We had regular socials at Handsworth Methodist. The men of the church always put on a concert on New Year's Eve, great fun for us all.
  4. The Darnall one was at the top of Poole Road, which is off Prince of Wales Road just after the railway bridge. I never went dog racing but have been to a cricket match there, the club was Darnall Wellington I think. The match I went to was a benefit game, I think for the Derbyshire player George Pope, late 1940s
  5. There is a good article on Wikipedia about air raid shelters, with pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_shelter#Anderson_shelter
  6. The Anderson shelter was the normal domestic one, corrugated steel with an arched shape, buried about 6 feet but with the top showing. I slept through the blitz in ours!
  7. I read somewhere that EATM were blaming 513's long wheelbase for damaging their track, but I don't buy it there were plenty of sharp corners in Sheffield.
  8. Before 513 went to Lowestoft she was in Blackpool. Here she is on 24 Sep 2010, a great ride from Pleasure Beach to Bispham and back.
  9. I don't think it is black, this is the other side, I should have posted it with the other.
  10. This is a Crookes one, courtesy Tom Robinson, Sheffield Transport Study Group
  11. I think it is Savile Street. My dad used to work in the long building, Firth Brown's offices. I have visited him there, the entrance was in the archway in the middle.
  12. I'm a member of the Sheffield Transport Study Group, lots of interesting bus articles in their journal.
  13. It could possibly have been on the Gainsborough route, but I have a vague feeling that I saw it coming up Laverack Street from the Richmond direction. However an 82 year old's memories are not that reliable! Thanks for the post, very interesting.
  14. I remember seeing it a few times in Handsworth, probably on the Dinnington via Kiveton Park-can't remember the route number. Always wondered why there were no others.
  15. The picture was taken after 1927 when the Standard trams were introduced, but Burton's was on that corner before the war, so it must be around 1930. I don't remember this building, but then I only remember Burton's after the blitz.