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  1. T This '6-wheeler' monster was from China Motor Bus of Hong Kong, probably used exclusively for school contracts.
  2. What a great variety of utility bodied buses delivered during the war years, AEC, Guy and Daimler in Grey livery then.You can identify them as they did not have separate route number indicators. The 3rd from the right hand side of the picture, a Guy, has the Manchester style body. The background now is dominated by the 'Polytechnic' building.
  3. It was 48/49 when Austin and Morris launched new models of family cars and petrol coupons became available, though it was around 4 shillings a gallon. The Suez crisis in 1956 put a shilling a gallon on the pump price,so I would say once the new models came through prices began to normalise.My first car in 1956 (a 1938 Austin 10) cost £110.
  4. Amazing how quickly the advertising hoardings appeared on bomb damaged sites in the second world war! Looks like a 40's picture though many damaged sites remained undeveloped into the 50's. Not many cars in the picture, petrol rationing and slow production of new vehicles in the 'Utility Years' meant second hand prices of pre-war cars were more than their original 'new' price. The Lady' Bridge Inn remains!
  5. I think you are right, though my last visit to this part of the city was in the previous century! My initial reaction to the black & white picture was "Act 1 Scene 1 - 'Macbeth' "
  6. Yes, behind the goal, when Wednesday played Blackpool in the Northern League Wartime Cup Final in May 1943, attendance that day was 42657. Sadly Wednesday lost 2-1 after a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Blackpool.
  7. Sorry,don't agree with your post, trumpet and cornet require wind (ie.good lungs) and the article makes it clear that the girl chose both instruments for health reasons. A young relative of mine chose to play the flute and also the piccolo for similar reasons. Using the piano (strings) with church organ (wind with pipes) is a mismatch, both have keyboards but require a different technique to that of wind instruments, The point of this thread was to learn about Captain T. Jackellis which Edmund has so well researched, not criticise a 1939 journalist whose report gives us useful details. Please try to offer constructive comments rather than nitpicking.
  8. Seems to be an appropriate thread to add a bit more transport memorabilia ! Those bus and tram fares of modest expense in Sheffield in the 30's and 40's as low as 1d return to school.
  9. A bit late in offering my small contribution to this thread though I lived in Longley during WW2 and my family were asked to accommodate a Canadian soldier for 2 or 3 days, exactly when I have no record. As I remember it an Army lorry containing soldiers was dropping off individuals at houses in the road. They had no kit with them only the uniform they were wearing and were to be re-kitted and relocated a few days later. It was believed that they may have been evacuated from Dunkerque, rather than before the D Day landings as mentioned in the previous post. It was unusual to see any significant number of servicemen in groups in Sheffield 5 at that time. If my account of events is correct then it is very unlikely that any lists have survived into this century. Maybe this post will, hopefully, stir the memory of someones grandparents who have recollections of that time.
  10. Known as a Lamphole; see https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB861GB861&q=lamp+holes+in+a+sewer&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiI1-Hp1prnAhUqUBUIHTKSDZsQsAR6BAgIEAE&biw=1376&bih=631
  11. If you could tolerate a slight adjustment of the year, have you considered EFE 16105 a Leyland PD2 Fleet No. 601? It was one of 3 used regularly on the 69 Route and would fit perfectly but was disposed of in 1965. The model carries the 69 Rotherham route indicator on a (unusual for Sheffield) single panel board. I received an Atlantean as a gift in the 90's, cost then being just under £10 so it's not changed much.
  12. As long as the Route Number and Destination are changed on the model, yes! The nearest the 53 got to the Wicker Arches was Nursery Street/Waingate, unless the driver missed the turn into Nursery Street
  13. My memory of the 40's/50's is that the Thorpe Hesley was always the 58 and still was in the 1970 timetable. I also associate Fitzalan Square as its starting point but may be mixing it up with the 29 which served Blackburn (the Wincobank one!). Both those routes were single deck buses. The only places I can think of on Halifax Road where a reversing manoeuvre might have been allowed would be the junctions with Chaucer Road or Cowper Avenue. However this is based on my late 50's early 60's familiarity of the area. At that time the 'B' fleet would operate the longer services beyond Wadsley Bridge. Does this help or cloud the matter more!
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