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  1. Hi southside. JOHN still has his Traction Engine there, he also has some Vintage Cars he takes to shows as well. Everyone knows him around the area, and if he's about, is more than happy to chat about the Engine, it's brilliant to see it all fired up. There are some old photo's of that property on Picture Sheffield, as well as some other views of Norton Lees Road which are pretty interesting.
  2. I remember buying a flat pink packet at a School Fete of what I thaught were sugar crystals. Put my finger in to suck the flavour! turned out it was 'Pink Blancmange Powder' UGH! - Once blew a giant pink 'Bubble of Bubble Gum'. The wind blew the bubble back into my hair. Oh what a mess! took ages to get out, with quite a bit of my hair by being cut. My Mum told me, that when visiting her cousins who lived near the railway in Chesterfield, they would put old 'Pennies On The Line', sit and wait till a train had gone past, then go and pick up the 'Flattened' coins. - She also told me that she ate 'COAL' as a little one. Wonder if that's why she lost all her teeth at 18.
  3. SAT 7th SEPT, 12 till 4, is The Langwith Show, it is held at Rhubarb Farm and the recreation ground next to it. The Farm helps and gives support to the disadvantaged and people with learning difficulties, they do a most wonderful job, and it is well worth supporting them. There will be plenty of stalls, offering a wide range of items for sale, as well as Games with Prizes. The Fun Dog Show, is always an attraction, and there is a brilliant live band, playing nostalgic favourites from yester year.There will be other live fun entertainment for all to enjoy, as well as the Show Tent, with all entered produce on display. There is a sit down Cafe at the Farm, and outside they sell their own grown produce and plants. Entry is £1 with a programme, ( under 14's free ) location:- Hardwick Street, Langwith, NG20 9DR
  4. Hi SteveHB, there is another now unused trough, noticed it this weekend. It is facing the 'top end' of Longline, on Sheep Hill Road, just after the bottom of the drive to the farm. It appears to have been rivited metal.
  5. Hi boginspro. Been back Norton Lees, and had a word with the gentleman volunteer historian in Bishops House, he was most intrigued about the Trough and Pump, we went to have another look at the black pipes.One has a screw cap on so must be some sort of inspection pipe, the other is bent at an angle, the man thinks it was the old post for a sign that was cut off !? We looked around for clues as to where the exact location might have been, the road was widened, taking up quite a bit of ground from when this picture was taken, that makes it a bit more tricky. He said he would try and find out a bit more about it, and when I go again, we will have an indepth search from photo's and maps. I did call at the house on the corner,and spoke to the owner explaining about the Trough and Pump, he said he didn't know about it, and had found nothing in his garden. There are quite a few feaures where digging has been done at some point.I will let you know.
  6. Good on you Edmund! Mystery solved.
  7. Hi jb, might be worth trying to look up some of the shop names. H.HARRIS one in the middle of the smaller shops. The tobacconist with Mitchells name on, and the hanging sign in the middle of the street is it FEVELLS Lounge Dining? Worth a go. The farthest bell tower, might not be a Church, several other buildings sometime had them on.
  8. Hi Paul, there seems to have been quite a few 'corner shops' around the area. My friends live opposite where there used to be one on the corner of Norton Lees Rd and Cliffe Field Rd. It closed late 70's, there are several photo's of it on Picture Sheffield. There was also a fab bakery and cake shop, 2 doors away from my Mum-in-law's on Norton Lees Rd, the smell from the back door was wonderful, it became a Hairdressers after the Bakers closed.
  9. Hi unrecordings, it is trees. There is clump in the Top Park, behind the old farm, and some huge ones at the top of the lane going down to the Forge, as well as some on the edge on the way down.
  10. Hi Paul. Asked my friends who live just up the road, they haven't heard their name mentioned, sorry! There is an elder gentleman age 89 who lives on Norton Lees Rd that my friends know, his Grandfather used to run the shop, early 20th c, he might know of them, my friends will ask for you. He has been talking to the film crew, as have my friends, and I was up this weekend, and got chance for a chat and look at the shop now it is dressed Victorian, brilliant work! got a few pics. They are filming over the next 2 weeks, as they alter the shop through time. It will be most interesting for everyone who knows that shop, to see how they depict it altering over the years, compared to what it actually was like. Don't know when it will be shown, but it's a must to watch.
  11. This year, the event is taking place on SAT the 31st AUG, and the gang have put so much in to the day, with a dance night as well. Throughout the day there will be DISPLAYS, ENTERTAINMENT, RE-ENACTMENTS, STALLS, VEHICLES, and probably a visit from one or two 'well known' people. Come and join in, and why not make the day even more special by dressing in your 40's style refinery.
  12. Hi johnm, yes, I remember reading your write-up about the Sharrow Vale Chapel building 2012. Around that time there seems to have been a bit of a debate, between other people as to if it was that one, or one from another location. Personally, I can't see that it makes any difference where they came from, the important thing is they were re-used for a good purpose, and the enjoyment of many. To my knowledge here have been 4 constructions in that area over time, and our understanding is that the one in place today, was the old wooden Walkley Methodist Hall, delivered by horse and cart to the Forge.
  13. Hi CharB, been up to my friends at Norton Lees, walked down to look at the larger 'Corner Shop' corner of , Derbyshire Lane& Norton Lees Rd. We see that progress is been made on restoring the look of the shop, the canopy trimmings round the top of the premises are brilliant, can't wait to see it when it's finished looking like it used to be.
  14. Hi John, it's possible this is Forge Dam, but it's square, where as this dam appears long, narrowing down at the top left, over shadowed by trees, where it is very shallow, hence the notice. I think the rowing dam in Endcliffe is a good candidate.
  15. Hi again Steve, re:- the Cafe or TEA ROOM as it was known. If you look on Picture Sheffield, at the old photo's of Forge Dam, you will see on picture Ref: s10414 it used to be in the LOWER GARDEN, just where Nick has the tables and chairs now. Once you realise it's there, you notice it on a lot of other photo's. An old village lady told me years ago, as a little girl dressed in Sunday best on a nice day, the family walked down to 'Take Tea' in the 'Tea Room' in the rose garden, accessed through a little gate from the lower park. Bet it was beautiful.
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