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  1. Heartshome

    LOWEDGES FESTIVAL

    Hia all. If you want a place to visit on SUNDAY 12th AUG, the LOWEDGES FESTIVAL is on from 12 noon till 5pm. It is in GREENHILL PARK, off GRESLEY RD, S8 7HN. Loads to see and do, something for every age group, from Vintage, to Fun & Games, Entertainment to Stalls. Plenty of food choices as well.
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    I am looking for a Sheffield historian

    Ah! now that gives me a better focus on ideas for details for you.- My Mother was 18 in March 1938, before her 19th Birthday, she had to have all her teeth out due to a gum infection, apparently this happened to many younger people as there was not the medication available as there is now. She was so consious of the fact, she never had a photo taken that showed her teeth. - My Mum was the 2nd of 3 sisters. The elder was married in June 1939. Her dress was made by her best friend, who was a seemstress, and the sister sat of an evening hand covering 39 buttons, in white satin for the back of her dress. ( all 3 sisters wore this Wedding Dress ) My Mum and younger sister were bridesmaids, their dresses were of 'Rainbow Striped Taffeter' Lavender, Pink, & Lemon, & the stripes were 1inch wide, they were sewn on the slant, which made it very effective. ( my Mum had saved this dress, and made me a party dress out of it when I was 7 ) - My Mum's Fiance joined a cycling club in the late 1930s, they were quite a popular thing at that time. I am not sure of the Cycling Club name, but I know it was based somewhere around the Fulwood area, there are photo's I am sure I have seen on Picture Sheffield. - That is another place for you to get ideas from, as there are pic's from all walks of life.- See how you go with this info, I will be glad to help you more if I can.
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    I am looking for a Sheffield historian

    Hello k french, the years 1939-45 are a time of great interest to me through my Mother's stories of life at that time.It depends what you actually want to know. I attend WW2 events, and learn so much from historians taking part, and best of all, is talking to the elder visitors who relate their own experiences to you. It is a shame, you have just missed the WAR Weekend at Kelham Island Museum, an email ad to them may have got some reaction. May I suggest you try contacting the Sheffield Telegraph, they are very good at placing articles of interst, especially to do with Sheffield History. You could also try finding some Sheffield OAP clubs, and place an 'APPEAL for INFO on LIFE in SHEFFIELD 1939' on their web sites, and see what happens. It's worth a try!
  4. It's a pretty good comparison. It's also nice to think that Robin was a Yorkshire lad.
  5. Hia Robin, in ref to Little John's Grave, I don't live in Hathersage. Never heard the story about the Blacksmith. The info and knowledge came from my Grandmother who was farming country born and bred.So I had no reason to question her info. Never heard of Little John's Chair, or anything about a thigh bone. The fascination with Robin Hood never stops, so many studies have been done in the past, all with conflicting info on the details I have never read any that completely agree with another. About 11 years ago, I read a study by a gentleman who put Robin Hood - Robert le Hod, in Rawmarsh, Sheffield, Bawtry, Worksop, London, Edwinstowe Sherwood Forest. He quoted that various authorities had arrested and fined him for theft and poaching on the Royal Estates, but it was said of him to be a 'Likeable Rogue'. Within the years 1166 to 1213. For years, people have done research on who they truly believe to be Robin Hood, coming up with such a wide variety of info details, no matter how indepth the study. This is why I say we will probably never really know the ACTUAL full truth about Robin Hood.
  6. Hi ROBIN, interesting reading! but it still does not explain Little John's Grave in Hathersage Church Yard.- Everyone elses input is also of interest, though the information details are getting even more confusing about the true identity of Robin Hood. With a 'Legend', there is usually a 'True Thread' running through the story from somewhere, but over time, many a 'Story Teller' would have inserted their own ideas and familiar surroundings, to engage the local community listening on. As most people couldn't read or write, 'Word of Mouth' was the only way they would have gained information. It is a wonderful story, and still so popular with old and young alike. The Tale of Robin Hood lives on! long may it continue!
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    LOST TOYS

    When I was 2, I left my Goldy Teddy on the bus as we got off in town to go to Grandmas. Realising it after the bus had gone, Mum and I went to the Bus Depot to report it. We left our name and address, and also my Dad's name, as he was a Bus Driver at the time. Sadly ! It was never handed in. - When my Daughter was 4, she left her little shopping bag on the bus. It was special to her, as my Mum (Nanna) had made it for her, she took it everywhere, and when she realised she'd left it she was so upset. Mum, myself and my Daughter waited 40mins at the bus stop for the bus to return. When it did, the Bus Conductor seeing my Daughter, stood at the door with a big smile, and he said to her, " I THINK I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR THIS LITTLE LADY ". She ran up, gave him a big hug and thankyou. He said he remembered seeing her holding it when he came for our Bus Fair. ( How good was that to take notice of ) - I have often wondered how many LOST TOYS are returned to their owners, where ever they have been lost.
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    OLD SAYINGS

    Ok, rope aside, there are more sayings I've remembered :- RED SKY AT NIGHT, SHEPHERDS DELIGHT. RED SKY AT MORNING, SHEPHERDS WARNING. - MEN DON'T MAKE PASSES, AT GIRLS WHO WEAR GLASSES. - OAK BEFORE THE ASH, THERE'S GOING TO BE A SPLASH. ASH BEFORE THE OAK, THERE'S GOING TO BE A SOAK. - IT'S THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM. - DON'T MAKE WAVES. - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. - HE/SHE HAD A GOOD INNINGS. - HEN PECKED HUSBAND. - CHILDREN, SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD. - AS GOOD AS GOLD. - LOOKING THROUGH ROSE TINTED GLASSES. - IT'S JUST PIE IN THE SKY. - SHE'S A RIGHT DOLLY DAYDREAM. - HE THINKS HE'S LORD MUCK. - A RIGHT FLASH HARRY. - A RIGHT FANCY MADAM. - A RIGHT GUTTER SNIPE. - PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES. - BENDING YOUR EAR. - PULLING YOUR LEG. - PULLING A FAST ONE. - AS STIFF AS A PARSONS COLLAR. - WHAT GOES ROUND, COMES ROUND. - IT'LL COME BACK AND BITE 'EM. - TRUTH WILL'OUT IN THE END. - SALT OF THE EARTH. - CLIMBING THE LADDER OF SUCCESS. - DRIVING ME ROUND THE BEND. - DRIVING ME UP THE WALL. - AS HAPPY AS A PIG IN MUCK. - A RIGHT DOGS DINNER. :- have you got more you can add ? It is amazing how many sayings we use without realising it.
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    OLD SAYINGS

    I have often wondered where the origins of the old 'Sayings' we all hear and know came from. Some must have very old origins, as the 'subject matter' from some indicate. It makes for an interesting topic, as we still use them today, as much as our Parents & Grand Parents did. = My Gran used to come up with amusing quizical quips as well, and as a youngster it could take a while for me to work them out sometimes. The one I never forgot was, MARY ROSE SAT ON A PIN, MARY ROSE! Some of the sayings most familiar to me are:- 'IT TOOK A WHILE FOR THE PENNY TO DROP' - 'DON'T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE' - 'A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE' - 'YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN' - 'ONE MANS TRASH, IS ANOTHER MANS TREASURE' - 'IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS' - 'IT'S A BOBBY DAZZLER' - 'TIED TO HER APRON STRINGS' - 'NEVER IN A MONTH OF SUNDAYS' - 'YOU'RE SHOWING NEXT WEEKS WASHING' - 'STEPPING INTO ANOTHER MANS SHOES' - 'SHE THINKS SHE'S THE BEES KNEES' - 'AS BENT AS A DOGS HIND LEG' - 'A FACE LIKE A WET WEEKEND' - 'AS BENT AS A NINE BOB NOTE' - 'HE NEEDS A SLAP ROUND THE FACE WITH A WET FISH' - 'A BIT OF HARD WORK NEVER HURT ANYONE' - 'RUSHING AROUND LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW' - 'DIVING ABOUT LIKE A SCOLDED CAT' - 'HE WORKED LIKE A TROUPER' etc:- there are so many good ones still in daily use by us all, what do YOU know?
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    Glossop Carnival in the Park

    This is a lovely event, the Glossopdale Carnival & Country Fair organised by GALA, is held every year in Manor Park. This year it is on SATURDAY 30th JUNE & SUNDAY 1st JULY. Loads of activities and entertainment, Classic Cars, a Fun Fair, Mini Train Rides, Live Music, Charity Stalls, Craft Stalls, plus loads of assorted food stands, there is something to interest all members of the family, and Dogs are welcome to.
  11. Hia, I believe it is the one storey high walkway, that went from the Castle Market accross to the back of the opposite shops, looking down on the building site that would end up being the Sheaf Market, and the shops in view, with peolple seen walking through a gap by the Bakery, was on the edge of the old 'Rag & Tag' market.
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    How nice is Bakewell?

    How right you are ! For as long as I can remember, Bakewell was the first trip out on the bus at Bank Holiday or when the school holiday started. Mum would pack a picnic in her old green Vinyl shopping bag, with a flask of hot tea wrapped in a towel. And off we would go to get one bus, that would take us to where we could get the Bakewell bus. First stop would be the market, then a wander round the lovely little shops, where of course we'd buy a 'Bakewell Pud'. Sometime we would have a walk up to the Church, or the Old House Museum, then it was off to the park, walking by the river feeding the ducks, and watching for the fish, huge some of them. We would go to a favourite spot for a lot of Mums and children. At the far end of the park is a bend in the river with a shallow beach sort of area, ideal for little feet to paddle in, that was what the towel was for. We sat and had our picnic, then while Mum was packing things up, I would go to the play area. It was then a slow walk back through the park to the bus stop, which was outside the pretty and colourful town gardens. When my Daughter was little, we had a car by then, we would do the same, and quite often we would take Nanna and Gran with us to, and take them for 'Afternoon Tea'. It made for such a lovely, what I would call a 'Quintessentially English day Out'. Brilliant !!
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    TICKHILL 40s DAY

    Thanks ukelele lady, shame you got soaked at the 50s do. I had the honour of meeting 'George' a couple of years ago, and he actually is so much like Mr Formby, really looking forward to seeing him Sat.
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    TICKHILL 40s DAY

    Hello everyone. If you are looking for somewhere to go this SATURDAY 9th JUNE, and like a bit of nostalgia, TICKHILL 40s DAY is a smashing little event, with allsorts of things going on through the village all day, and the guy who is a GEORGE FORMBY tribute, will be entertaining, he is brilliant ! There will be Vintage Vehicles and Afternoon Teas, Dancing, as well as our Vintage Stall and others. Lots of visitors come dressed in 40s style to enhance the atmosphere. The locals work very hard to put this on, bringing everyone together, and it benefits so many people in the area. Come and enjoy !
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    Blitz Norton Lees And Nearby

    Hi Dennis R, my Dad, Sister and Parents, lived on Crawford Rd. Dad once told me one night during the blitz, a bomb fell on a house up the top, and at least one hit the Cemetary, he said it was an almighty explosion though, so it must have been pretty big, or two hit at once, made a right mess !
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