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  1. Would you know if, when a film was made and released; say for example 'The Wizard of Oz', did the cinemas in Sheffield, around that time, have to wait to show it or did they show it pretty much after its release? I am aware that there wouldn't be as many copies as there are of modern films today so would London get the films first and then say the rest of the country? many thanks
  2. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    thank you
  3. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    Please can someone help me? The internet is useless. If you were reasonably well off in Sheffield in the late 1930s, what would you do as a 16 year old girl? Would you still be in education or would you work? Or would you do charitable/ voluntary work? Or would you simple enjoy yourself? Many thanks Much appreciated
  4. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    thank you Would the houses close to the Botanical gardens do?
  5. Hello Can anyone help describe the working conditions in the large steel factories in the late 1930s please? How many hours did they work? Pay? Clothing? Any known disasters? My great-grandfather worked for English Steel from 1920 onwards, shame I can't ask him. I have searched this site and I can't find any old threads. I have also search the internet and there is tons of stuff before and after this time but none just before the war. many thanks
  6. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    Thanks for all your comments. Can anyone shed light on housing around Botanical Gardens. The houses there are old. Who would have lived there? I haven't ruled out Dore for my story but I remember as a child really loving the houses in the Botanical area of Sheffield and Endcliffe park. Can anyone recommend a good history site or book as my searches are coming up blank. Many thanks
  7. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    Thank you Lysander, very helpful. Unfortunately, I no longer live in Sheffield. I will, at some point, be back to visit family so I could pay a visit. Where is the library please?
  8. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    thank you
  9. k french

    Sheffield 1939

    Thank you. How affordable would it be to use the train? Do you know? I don't suppose you know what a girl 16 would do in an area such as Dore? Would she work or go on to further study? Do you know how local people were affected by the depression? I have so many questions, sorry. Could people afford to go to the cinema? Thanks for your help so far, no worries if you don't have the answers to the above questions
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    Sheffield 1939

    Hello, I am hoping someone can help please. I am writing a book, it is fiction but I am after some facts or details of everyday life in Sheffield just before the war. I have lots of questions. Here a just a few: Where would the more affluent places to live in the 1930s be? What profession would you need to afford a house there? Trams to these areas? Where would they stop etc? Local cinemas, dance halls, schools, department stores in town I have lots more