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About mike142sl

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  • Birthday 03/10/1962

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  1. Thanks, there is also the old cinema in the distance up Ecclesall Rd (just to the right of Davy's)
  2. Yes it was Worcester Rd. Sandygate Garage was next door to the Plough on Sandygate Rd near Crosspool - Now also gone.
  3. It was ther in '68. We think it was demolished mid to late '70s.
  4. I can remember this petrol station on Worcester Road (Lodge Moor) when I was a lad. The owner was called Gordon but never knew his surname - always covered in oil. I'm guessing it was built about the same time as the Shops around the corner and it must have closed and been knocked down late 70s. There's a picture on picture sheffield which takes me back. Does anyone have any more details about it?
  5. Can anyone tell me where this plaque is located. I suspect it's near the City Hall. Thanks
  6. I know the Albert Hall is now John Lewis (or site of) But where was the Circus building?
  7. It's where we were sent to learn to swim from school, although most of us had learnt by then. We used to end up 'playing' in the diving area and daring each other to dive of ever higher boards until we got to the top concrete plinth. Very scary on that top board, and I did once jump feet first but only the once!!!. I remember one friend being coaxed into diving head first. It took nearly the entire session for him to get up the nerve and with several girls getting in on the act he eventually went for it. It was a pretty good dive from memory and we were all in awe as he hit the water pretty straight. He eventually surfaced at the far left just about the same time as his trunks surfaced just about where he entered the water. Absolute uproar and we got severely disciplined by the pool staff and teachers - but still one of the funniest things I can remember - one of those hard to breathe situations.
  8. Interesting, but looks like a US based blog. Far more useful, thanks. Shall keep a note of that link. I've discovered it was taken in October 1997 and looks like the company who took the image (infoterra-global) either went out of business or was taken over by a company called Astrium Geo, who are more interested in satellite images these days. I've made contact with them to ask what they know about the image I have, and of any others taken on the same flight. So looking more hopeful.
  9. It's an aerial photograph with no date, but guessing about 1980s or 90s. As it covers the area we 'operate' in the idea is to reproduce it and sell it to raise funds during an event next year.
  10. Hi folks, I'm trying to find out how to get permision to use a photograph which has a copyright notice printed on it. It's a photograph that is in the possesion of a group I help with but apparently searches for the name printed have proved fruitless. I still have a few avenues to explore, however my question is, at what point can you just go ahead and use the image if all attempts to find the owner have failed? Is there somewhere you can register the fact you have made reasonable efforts etc..
  11. Had many a cuppa sourced from the waters directly off Hallam Moors