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Voldy

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  1. The Duchess Of Norfolk opens Herries Road

    The view is looking in a South Westerly direction, Oxspring Dam on the righthand side, towards the Wednesday ground.
  2. Sheffield Crucible Theatre being built

    The year was 1970 and the excavation in the immediate foreground shows the basement level of the former Nether Chapel (built 1828 on the site of the earlier 1715 chapel) which site is now occupied by the Central United Reformed Church ( built in 1971 as the new Nether Chapel). There were a number of graves within this site particularly adjacent to Chapel Walk and the Victoria Hall (bottom LH corner of picture).
  3. Sheffields Flora and Fauna

    Must have just popped out during the commercial break!
  4. Railbus?

    Photographed this unusual mixture of a bus with a transplanted front in 1984 at Doncaster Works alongside a Class141 unit. An online search hasn't come up with any other photos, so far, nor what sort of duties such a vehicle could undertake. Can anyone offer information about this experimental project ?
  5. Tram Locations

    This thread keeps popping up with more information from older members so after looking for pictures of the old Rotherham 'single-ended' cars have located two, one from 1947 and the other when buses took over in 1949.. Apologies for the poor quality of the scans; a third picture shows tracklesses. Used to have some interesting visits to relatives in Rotherham (before cars became more available to families) using all three types of PSV.
  6. Thought they were also known as 'nipits', very strong!
  7. Redgates Toy Shop - Sheffield - Photos

    Hi malc b; I think the shop you mention first on St Paul's Parade is Hobbies, balsa wood,fretwork saws etc for model enthusiasts. Kenyons shop was at the bottom of Bellhouse Road near its junction with Firth Park Crescent not very far from Stubbin Lane. The post by boginspro on March 9th included part of a picture of The Moorhead in 1938. This featured on a Christmas Card in 1989 from an original painting by local artist Terry Gorman. More detail on this scan:
  8. The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    In the early 50's as one of the OS Surveyors working on the 1/1250 plans, I used the standards to check tapes and chains to verify their accuracy. Some time ago, looking through earlier posts, I found they had been moved to Cheney Row from the site at St Paul's Parade which I used. Glad to know they haven't disappeared!
  9. Tinsley Traction Depot Model

    Thanks for posting that one History dude; what a fantastic layout to undertake! I used to visit the site to take photographs 'over the fence' in the 70's and 80's and saw its sad decline. The hours that must have been spent (and the money!) to achieve such an outstanding exhibit with the detail it has are,to me, mind-boggling Congratulations to the owner for building such a superb model.
  10. Bye

    Just re-read hilldweller's thread of 13th February 'The MG you don't want!'. Another sad loss of a much respected contributor to this Forum, best regards to his family. Voldy
  11. Favourite view point in the peaks

    Thank you Thorntons girl for your posts, it's a long time since I visited the Hope Valley but I can remember a Youth Club hike from Hope via Lose Hill to Mam Tor and the additional photos are a superb reminder of (for me) the late 40's before part of the A625 road was closed to traffic. Castleton and Peveril Castle were always popular destinations and during the war years a holiday week in a caravan at Calver Sough allowed us to visit many other 'Derbyshire Delights'. Rudyard Lake is about 3 miles NW of Leek, more difficult to access from the Sheffield side along the minor road network but well worth straying into Staffordshire! you can enjoy more 'Viewpoints' on the minor roads as W/E says in his post, "Happy Days".
  12. Favourite view point in the peaks

    Hi Thorntons girl The post by andydb appears to be nit-picking over the title of your thread. Your use of the word 'peaks' will have been readily understood by those familiar with the 'Dark Peaks' and 'White Peaks' areas of this National Park as confirmed by your first post. Sorry I can't add a picture, though on my cycling trips into Derbyshire in the 40's, along the Fox House to Hathersage Road (A625), the 'Surprise ' view of the Hope Valley was always appreciated. Perhaps someone can post their photo?
  13. MACES Pet Shop.

    Hi Paul, The post on January 16th by madannie77 clarified where the 'original' ( at least to most of the earlier posters) shop was located and I can remember getting two budgerigars there in the late 30's. Whether that shop under the old Norfolk Market Hall was their first location I don't know, but maybe someone can confirm or clarify their very first trading spot.
  14. I have a couple of B&W 35mm slide photos of the Wortley RDC offices taken in the early 1960's one snowy day. PM me if they are of interest to you, they are on my laptop.
  15. That has just made my day!! Don't remember seeing that picture before but the faces are so familiar and can confirm that seven of the players names are in my book. None were collected on match day, the crowd was over 42000 so little chance of a small boy getting autographs that day.{Apparently I was so upset that Wednesday lost 2-1 that I wouldn't eat my tea that evening!} Notice how the defence are all standing and carefully "height graded"(the biggest in the centre) with numbers 7 to 11 (L to R) seated. That leather T ball was considered by us kids to be the best available, though any very wet leather ball heavy and difficult to deal with. In the second post on this thread I mentioned Cyril Turton's courage on such occasions in later years.
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