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  1. It was Parramore's Foundry. I remember it well. The place to start is Chapeltown Library. They may be able to give you a contact for the local history group (Chapelgreen).
  2. The Truro was the first pub I ever went in. Dare I say I was only sixteen at the time, and went home sucking mints?
  3. It's a lovely old building, and about five minutes walk from where I live. I know the people well who live there. It has secret passages and ghosts too. Full of atmosphere.
  4. The Esso Garage was actually on the site of The Sunbeam. The Companions Club was next door and is still there. You entered The Sunbeam's auditorium with your back to the screen.
  5. I know Dennis very well. I worked for him at Elsecar. I still have regular contact with him.
  6. The Park Cinema was slap bang in the middle of what is now the Park Square Roundabout.
  7. Over the door one one of the blocks, was the message - 'Abandon hope, all ye who enter here'.
  8. Me again. I went over Chapeltown yesterday. Sadly, the old Hallamshire Maternity Hospital has been pulled down. If you want to see where it was - Google Earth 'Steven Crescent, Chapeltown'. The site is now all private houses. However, Chapeltown and High Green Archive Centre must have a photo of it. It's worth trying them. I have seen a pic somewhere and if I come across it again, I shall get back to you.
  9. HI. sorry but the building in the picture is actually Barnes Hall at Burncross, Chapeltown. For years it was owned and lived in by the Smith family (Wake, Smith & Company - solicitors). It is still a private residence. When I was a child, my grandparents used to live about 3 minutes walk from the old Hallamshire Maternity Hospital in Chapeltown. It was in the Birch Avenue area, which is at the rear of Chapeltown Baths in Burncross Road. I believe it is now a residential home. I shall be over there in a couple of days time, so I will have a look and let you know. It is easy enough to find - providing of course, it is still there. When the (Royal) Hallamshire Hospital opened, it changed its name to Chapeltown Maternity Hospital.
  10. If I remember rightly, the screen was at the back of you when you entered the auditorium.
  11. I live in Mill Road, which is down the hill from the church and first right. Formerly known as Dog Leg Lane. I also have David Hey's book, and quite a few others too.
  12. I remember The Paragon. It was a lovely cinema. Whay lovelu memories of you have.
  13. They could have been. After all, it's just a jump to the left.
  14. echo

    Washing Day...

    I remember those dryers. They were called 'Hawkins High Dry'.
  15. That system was called Lamson Paragon and still exists today. It can be seen in Wilkinsons, Morrisons etc. Now used by the check out people to get money from their tills to cashiers. I remember when it travelled on overhead wires in Woolworths, Haymarket.
  16. Third Finger Left Hand - Martha and The Vandellas Walkin' back to happiness - Helen Shapiro Reach out and I'll be there - Four Tops Can't Help Myself - Four Tops Rave On - Buddy Holly Dream Lover - Bobby Darin Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon May You Always - Joan Regan Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield What's the matter baby? - Timi Yuro He's so fine - The Chiffons
  17. He once came to where I worked, on behalf of Radio Sheffield. I got speaking to him. He told me all about the making of 'Last of the Summer Wine'. He was really interesting, and down to earth with it too. A good guy.
  18. The cafe which Marti Caine and her then husband Malcolm Stringer owned in Bellhouse Road, Firth Park, was called MALINKIS. I saw her live im Manchester and talked to her. She was 'dead right' as they say. Absolutely no edge on her at all.
  19. I remember seeing Earthquake at the ABC. I think it was 1976. The entire place seemed to shake. My stomach was dancing. I remember thinking that Ava Gardner was miscast, She played Lorne Green's daughter and looked as old as him. Sorry, don't mean to be nasty, but she did.
  20. Rob - it was actually January 1979. Honest, I have good reason to remember.
  21. That's right. It is now KFC or burger King or the likes. After John Collier (30 Bob Tailors), it was The Halifax. 'John Collier, John Collier, the window to watch'.
  22. I have a book or two of yours and twenty years ago I was your postman. Won't say where. Robinson's lived next door.
  23. The Forum opened on 17 September 1938. Although bought by Essoldo in the late forties it did not change its name to Essoldo until 6 June 1956. It finally closed on 31 May 1969.