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craig12

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  1. yes I think the pie and pea shop was the one in the photo which has the sign trading post
  2. ive asked this question many times only to blank faces who cant remember anything in darnall around 1974-1978 I cant remember the exact year 2 lads opened a pie and pea shop nr what was the old fishing tackle shop ,one I remember as tommo and I cant remember the other guys name I think it was open for about a year if I remember right, at the same time opposite sheaf valley baths there was a guy called gus who had a pizza stall in the wall just down from the railway station heading towards park sq roundabout , they were like circles cut into the brickwork to form like a small shop unit , bang opposite where the busses now pull out of pond st bus station and have to turn left , anyone remember any of them ?
  3. i have a pen and ink drawing of cole brothers in Sheffield must have been someones leaving present as its signed by loads of staff on the back poss 60s/70s
  4. seen many pics of victoria station, derelict, with steps boarded up from wicker, can you actually get onto the station in any way legally?
  5. craig12

    Club Trips

    he he this may have been covered a hundred times somewhere but who can remember club trips. ill give you my most accurate description and see if your stories vary, the first obstacle was actually getting the ticket, we would stand outside darnall horti or libs about 10.30 ish , turning out time, and what you was waiting for were the members that didnt have kids as they got a ticket anyway for paying their subs for the year, some would moan that they needed the ticket the rest would just give you the ticket,on the day of departure , either cleethorpes or skegness, around 10-15 coaches would be round the block, waiting early doors, when you got on you were usually given a round disc with string to tie on yourself and a envelope with about 4 quid in , next came the comitee members with some crates of ale, i cant remember skeggy much but at cleethorpes you seem to have your dinner in the cafe at the end of the railway lines,, ahhh happy days..
  6. Does anyone know why cheap bus fares were pulled, as i remember as a kid bus fares were subsidised, you could go round sheffield on 71 route for 2p the busses were packed to the rafters, if it was a profit loss , why did they subsidise them?
  7. pippys suggs sports harringtons ray alan manders waring and gillow leesons {cigs} marcways beaties roger sherwoods minerva cafe hansons wigfalls
  8. Does anyone know the website which shows railway stations then and now, its a picture type website, so for instance it would show you a picture of Royal Victoria in Sheffield platform in thriving 1920 or so and below it would be the exact same shot taken in modern times with the station derelict its an amazing site but cant think of the name .. regards craig
  9. first car was a cortina 1600e which got stolen , followed by a hillman avenger, i am now into classic cars and have had a 72mgbgt which im selling as ive bought a gilbern invader
  10. had a 72 bgt which im selling and have now bought a 72 gilbern invader
  11. :rolleyes: hi everyone its late in the season now but does anyone know of any classic car shows around Sheffield area next year , just bought a classic car and wanted to enter next year, regards craig
  12. yes seen some you tube clips , i grew up in darnall but my mum and dad are from attercliffe, and my first employers managers dad came from attercliffe and owned a chip shop
  13. what about carousel in darnall , and the big one in castle market . up 2 floors famous for pie and gravy
  14. Does anyone remember Gusses Pizza ? It was a window opposite Ponds Forge Baths on the Railway side which resembled a kind of arch shape, built into a brick wall. They were fantastic thin stone baked pizzas around 1975-7 also just over the road was the skateboard shop at the bottom of Commercial Street.
  15. :rolleyes: hi everyone ive just joined , have lived in sheffield all my life, from darnall, and wondered if there is any type of society for sheffielders, ie social gatherings , where to buy photos, sheffield facts . etc etc regards craig
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