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Yeti

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  1. My grandparents Joseph and Doris Pryor ran the shop at the corner of Parkwood Road and Neepsend Lane opposite Andrews Toledo steel works. My mother (also Doris Pryor) tells me that her father’s shop was destroyed by the bomb that killed a large number of the Breedon family and two members of the Clarke family. She also recalls two boys were blown into the 60-foot crater caused by the blast but were rescued, shocked and scratched to pieces and in a terrible state. The pub you mentioned I think was called the Victoria Pub and nicknamed the Monkey. There is further information about this pub on the Sheffield Forum I believe. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/92439-anyone-remember-the-monkey-at-neepsend/#comments Mum remembers family names of people on or around Parkwood Road were: Mary Milner who ran a sweet shop next to the Monkey pub, Pugh family, Herbert, Frank, and Harry, (nick named happy Harry as always smiling), Mary, Ivy, Doreen, Evelyn & Vera. Other names were the Scotts, Wiberleys, Archboulds, Crooks, Blagdens, Haythorns, Haddingtons, Watsons and Ashby’s. Mum also mentioned Ike Crookes was the man who was the person on blazing Neepsend gas tanks trying to extinguish the fires caused by bombing. Apparently this brave gentleman also saw action in the Navy in the battle with the German Graf Spee battleship. See also: https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/250622-crookes-family-from-neepsend-in-the-1920-60s/
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