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Lyn 1

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  1. If you have never visited this before then put it on your 'to do' list. They do a lovely soup, cakes and teas etc at a very reasonable price. Open on Mondays but do check their website first. All run by volunteers http://www.grenosidereadingroom.co.uk/news/ The new exhibition on display in the Reading Room is “How we once lived.” Many thanks once again to the Grenoside and District Local History Group for their work in providing such a wonderful exhibition.
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    Wicker Post Card and Mistery Item.

    I fully agree with the last theory. I remeber at Firth Park Terminus in the 1950s a pole being used to change the tram to another line. Some trams stopped at FIrth Park others went to Lane Top.
  3. https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk Many places are opening their doors to the public for free. Just type Sheffield into the search box for events near to you.
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    Burtons Buildings Sheffield

    I think along with C & A Modes it was damaged in the blitz and wasn't properly rebuilt until the mid 50s. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;t03147&pos=2&action=zoom&id=33500
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    Can you do this?? Mobile phone users a challenge!!

    Thanks Edmund - I do every so often ring my landline which has an answering machine so I do take about 2 yrs to use up my PAYG £10. Last of the big spenders that's me!
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    Can you do this?? Mobile phone users a challenge!!

    Have a landline why would I need a mobile if I have managed most of my loooooooong life without one? Oh yes I do have a basic mobile - it lives in my bag untouched except for if ever there is an emergency. If my family ever get a call from me on it then they will know it is a dire emergency.
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    East Bank Road

    41 Wilson John Wycliffe J.P. He was one of the Guardians at the Sheffield Union Workhouse at Fir Vale http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=J+wycliffe+wilson&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%J%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%wycliffe%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%wilson%%3B
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    A shot in the dark

    One of mine was transported after his charge of murder was changed to manslaughter. Lots of various ones in the section titled Murder!!! on this site.
  9. How daring were we when we went to a dance at the City Hall at midnight- I think it was Easter and no dancing was allowed being Easter Sunday so they did what they termed an all nighter, midnight - 4am - @ 1962 I think it was. Back in the days of last pints at 10.30 in pubs? Needless to say by 2am we'd had enough. We were not used to such late nights.
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    Help with Find my past subscription

    I don't know about FMP but if you only intend the month's sub make sure you cancel in time. My friend took out a years sub intendng it to be only a year. They renewed it without any warning email. They work differently to Ancestry I think who give you plenty of notice.
  11. as it was - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sheffield-a-photographic-postcard-of-Firth-Park/352225021557?hash=item52023f4e75:g:gskAAOSwZtlaIu9c with the now demolished St Hilda's church up on the hill and the now demolished old park buildings .
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    How are you coping with the Sun?

    Fill a hot water bottle with cold water and keep it in the fridge to take to bed with you at night. Also a plant spray filled with icy cold water - spray the room & bed before you go to bed.
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    Page Hall Mission school

    Thanks Edmund.
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    Page Hall Mission school

    It was mentioned in the minutes of tthe Guardians of the Sheffield Union. Thye were no longer going to send children to the school there. I've attempted to look on maps for it with no joy but have a vague idea of something else on this forum some time ago about something similar with the entrance possibly being on Rushby St. The building is no longer there but has been replaced with a modern building that I believe sells Asian clothes. Where did you get your info from Edmund?
  15. c 1902 - some records I was looking at mentioned Page Hall Mission school. Any ideas of where it was and when it finished? Thanks
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