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  1. The number 52 to Crookes

    I would have though the 51 was more challenging. Used to travel to Lodge Moor quite frequently and there was always the chance to get a 'demonstrator' from some manufacturer. Take into account Manchester Road and East Bank Road, it's not surprising some of these buses didn't last!
  2. Women In Love (1969)

    From the Imdb list there were locations all over the place. One that is not listed is the scene on the tram that was filmed at Crich Tramway museum in Derbyshire, the tram used being Gateshead no.5. Nigel L
  3. I would think no one would like to be seated in the back part of the HST power cars, certainly not with the original engines! The guards compartment was built into the power car along with the luggage area, but the noise of the engine soon put paid to that idea and they were moved into the coach immediately behind the power car. The class 91's locos have no space for seating accommodation and the associated DVT's were designed to be the luggage and parcels areas from the outset. Agreed there is a weight difference in the class 91 loco and DVT, (89 tonnes against 43 tonnes) but even heavier locos have come to grief hitting things on the track.
  4. The road was widened several times over the years, eventually at the last junction improvement scheme it had to be moved. I posted before on the trials and tribulations involved with it, eventually it cracking when being lifted into its new position after being in store! Nigel L
  5. Sheffield town all and civic centre

    There was indeed, but I never went in. I used to go to the sandwich shop at the top of Cambridge Street.
  6. Sheffield town all and civic centre

    Never worked in the 'eggbox' (I was based in Cambridge House next to the City Hall) but visited it regularly. Huge open plan offices, floors were carpeted in bright orange. There was a small printing department in the very top part of the building that we used to print off plans etc, and next to that was a guy who made the architectural models of the town centre redevelopment. There was also a rather nice roof garden at the end of the building nearest the Town Hall. Nigel L
  7. Marti Caine

    Seem to remember in an interview (Parkinson?) that her stage name was picked out of a book, she turned to a page at random, then a line at random and found the words 'Tomato Cane'. Only time I ever saw her was when she opened 'Laskys' on Leopold Street. Nigel L
  8. BEATTIES toy and model shop

    Yes I remember Beatties on Pinstone Street, used to get a lot of railway modelling stuff from there. They did have a shop in Meadowhall in the early days, on the lower level if I remember correctly. Nigel L
  9. Hobbies, in St, Pauls gardens

    The shop on Shalesmoor closed a few years ago. I seem to remember there was a shop that sold aeromodelling stuff at the bottom of Cemetery Road, just round the corner from the roundabout and near the bus stop, that was in the early '60's. Nigel L
  10. Sheffield Victoria Train Station

    I remember as a kid we used to go on day trips by train to Cleethorpes We always set off from the Midland station but the train nearly always returned to Victoria, which meant a long walk to the bus station in Pond Street! Nigel L
  11. Tram Locations

    Millhouses Lane for certain. The area where the trams are stood as concreted over after the tram. service ended, in the '60's the no.4 bus service used it as a terminus, the bus unloaded here then went down to Silver Hill Road to turn round before coming back up to pick up passengers and head back to Firth Park. Not all the services turned here, some wen through to Bents Green Looking at the trams, I think the one on the left is a 'Standard' and the other one a 'Domed Roof' car Nigel L
  12. Heater vent from downstairs on a bus? Nigel L
  13. Fairly certain the box by the Cathedral is not the one that was there prior to the re-modelling of Church Street due to Supertram construction. Up to about 1992/3 there was a box on the corner of Church Street and St. James' Row and this was due for removal to allow the Supertram stop to be built outside the Cathedral. It was to go for scrap, but I arranged for Balfour Beatty to keep it one side for preservation either at Crich Tramway Museum or Kelham Island. All was going well until a few days before it was due to be removed, when it was brought to the attention of The Star, who put a photo with someone leaning on it in the paper. Suddenly everyone and their Grandmother was up in arms about saving it. BB removed it and stored it at their depot on Blast Lane, and there it resided. Plans were put forward for it to be used as a switching box for point heaters, but it was deemed as not being up to modern safety standards and eventually it disappeared. The one currently at the Cathedral appeared a few years later and the reason I don't think it is the same one, is that the original had a wooden box on the side which used to house a telephone handset, so was fairly unique, and the current one shows no signs of where this box would have been attached. Where the original went to, I don't know, but it is a shame if it did actually end up going for scrap. The box there now possibly came from Prince of Wales Road where one stood unused for years and was only removed in the mid/late '90's. Nigel L
  14. Does anyone remember these?

    I seem to remember these were removed when the Moor was re-developed after being 'sold off' by the Council to a property management company, so sometime late 90's early 00's
  15. What school did you go to ?

    Hunters Bar Infant school from 1961-65, I remember my first teacher was Mrs. Pashley, there was also Miss Brown Hunters Bar Junior school from 1965 to 69. I remember Mrs. Thorald and Mr. Holmes, wish I could remember the others. Failed the eleven plus and went to Silverdale 1969 to 73. I remember Mrs Turvey (maths), Mrs Jenkinson (?), Mr, Shooter was deputy head, Mr. Biggins was head, Mr. Welsh (?), Mr. Tocker (geography), Mr. Hutchinson (games - ugh!), Mr Atkinson (chemistry), Mrs Brammer (biology), Mr. Lyons (physics), Mrs. Wigmore (art), Mr. Horn (English?), Mr. Firth (French), Mr. Wasnidge (music) and Mr. Peckett (metal work). Can anyone fill in other names of teachers around this time? Nigel L
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