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Lyn 1

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. c 1902 - some records I was looking at mentioned Page Hall Mission school. Any ideas of where it was and when it finished? Thanks
  13. all day - I was on the Sheffields hospitals table. Still recovering...............
  14. my mum and her sisters attended church here. 1920s - Was there a school attached too as I know they went to a Catholic school in the area? They lived on Newhall Rd?
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    mimimawking - my mum and her sisters did it all the time. I think it was because they worked in Batchelors canning factory so it was form of lip reading and facial expressions. It was usually done behind other family member's back - especially my dad's
  16. Sheffield Family History Fair 2018 entry £2 9 June at 10:00 am Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, S6 1SW
  17. Barnetts High St 1960s, ladies costumiers - only sold coats and suits. Just above Aldine court. They also had a shop below C&A called Barnett Huttons who sold dresses too. Richards across the road from them near to Boots
  18. Have you tried looking on http://www.sheffieldsoldierww1.co.uk/Home.html a brilliant site for WW1?
  19. Just done that last week with a denim collar on one of my husband's favourite jumpers. Used to make my own clothes, curtains, hooded tops for the lads etc. Needs must. Knitting, crocheting too
  20. CGS have a website - http://www.omnesamici.co.uk/