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  1. Also saw Peter Craven at Owlerton, Nimrod..................and a lot of the greats through the earlier years........... Barry Briggs Ove Fundin Ole Olsen Nigel and Eric Boocock Eric Boothroyd Ivan Mauger etc etc There were some good Russians around in those days as well......Kurilenko and Kadirov to name a couple Used to go when we were in the Provincial League along with Halifax Cradley Heath Glasgow etc etc Belle Vue were then in the National League
  2. The pub was closed in May 2002, ostensibly temporarily for a re-fit, but it was soon reported that its licence had been withdrawn. Since early 2003, when the premises reopened for business, it has traded as a motorcycle accessories shop. The cellar area is now under the road outside
  3. Is it near Wilkinson Road at Broomhill??
  4. This is exactly where we used to go: Sorry image thingy is not working
  5. This is exactly where we used to go
  6. Looks very familiar...............I think we crossed a field to get to that bit
  7. Used to go there in the late 50's for picnics on a sunday.................days when it was safe to go in the rivers....................it was lovely then as well........used to have to walk through a cow field to get to the river.....a lot of cow pat dodging
  8. Looks like the old Wadsley Bridge station to me
  9. I thought that Roberts Bros on the Moor became British Home Stores ( or BHS as is now)?????
  10. Same glossary: tanner = sixpence (6d). The slang word 'tanner' meaning sixpence dates from the early 1800s and is derived most probably from Romany gypsy 'tawno' meaning small one, and Italian 'danaro' meaning small change. The 'tanner' slang was later reinforced (Ack L Bamford) via jocular reference to a biblical extract about St Peter lodging with Simon, a tanner (of hides). The biblical text (from Acts chapter 10 verse 6) is: "He (Peter) lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side..", which was construed by jokers as banking transaction instead of a reference to overnight accommodation. Below in more money history Nick Ratnieks suggests the tanner was named after a Master of the Mint of that name. A further suggestion (ack S Kopec) refers to sixpence being connected with pricing in the leather trade. I have no other evidence of this and if anyone has any more detail relating to the derivation of the tanner
  11. From the "slang money words, meanings and origins glossary" bob = shilling (1/-), although in recent times now means a pound or a dollar in certain regions. Historically bob was slang for a British shilling (Twelve old pence, pre-decimalisation - and twenty shillings to a pound). No plural version; it was 'thirty bob' not 'thirty bobs'. Prior to 1971 bob was one of the most commonly used English slang words. Now sadly gone in the UK for this particular meaning, although lots of other meanings remain (for example the verb or noun meaning of pooh, a haircut, and the verb meaning of cheat). Usage of bob for shilling dates back to the late 1700s. Origin is not known for sure. Possibilities include a connection with the church or bell-ringing since 'bob' meant a set of changes rung on the bells. This would be consistent with one of the possible origins and associations of the root of the word Shilling, (from Proto-Germanic 'skell' meaning to sound or ring). There is possibly an association with plumb-bob, being another symbolic piece of metal, made of lead and used to mark a vertical position in certain trades, notably masons. Brewer's 1870 Dictionary of Phrase and Fable states that 'bob' could be derived from 'Bawbee', which was 16-19th century slang for a half-penny, in turn derived from: French 'bas billon', meaning debased copper money (coins were commonly cut to make change). Brewer also references the Laird of Sillabawby, a 16th century mintmaster, as a possible origin. Also perhaps a connection with a plumb-bob, made of lead and used to mark a vertical position in certain trades, notably masons. 'Bob a nob', in the early 1800s meant 'a shilling a head', when estimating costs of meals, etc. In the 18th century 'bobstick' was a shillings-worth of gin. In parts of the US 'bob' was used for the US dollar coin. I am also informed (thanks K Inglott, March 2007) that bob is now slang for a pound in his part of the world (Bath, South-West England), and has also been used as money slang, presumably for Australian dollars, on the Home and Away TV soap series. A popular slang word like bob arguably develops a life of its own. Additionally (ack Martin Symington, Jun 2007) the word 'bob' is still commonly used among the white community of Tanzania in East Africa for the Tanzanian Shilling.
  12. For starters....... I remember that it was in the Wincobank area. Most I can find so far is that it was on the Flower estate and it was destroyed by fire.....still looking for the year though
  13. I worked with Bob Ring in 1991-2............sadly died when he was having by pass surgery.
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