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Lyn 1

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  1. I had a deprived childhood - I didn't have one. Would love one now though to keep those winter chills at bay.
  2. If I recall it correctly she did have a go at guessing your weight and then weighed you to see if it was correct.
  3. I believe one older member actually recalls working there. Nether House was it? The group do put on fantastic bi-annual exhibitions. They also put on history displays here http://www.grenosidereadingroom.co.uk/ and sometimes give talks. The reading rooms are worth a visit.
  4. The history group has maps, publications and census's that may have some details of interest to you . https://www.grenosidelocalhistory.co.uk/ https://www.grenosidelocalhistory.co.uk/publications/ They usually meet on a Tuesday morning and workshop mornings would be best for you to go and see them.
  5. Still the school now rebuilt but merged with Hinde House to become one large school on two sites. http://www.hindehouseprimary.net/site-map.asp and yes the school dentist was at Hatfield House Lane School in the 50s The one on North Quadrant was the welfare (baby) clinic.
  6. I remember the school clinic and the old school we knew no longer stands. I was there in the 1950s. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v00729&pos=6&action=zoom&id=42126 Now it is a new building and combined with Hinde House. I would like to know what happened to the school clinic records when it closed as there is something I would like to check out. . Lyn
  7. wonderful photo but I am somewhat surprised at all the flowers being carried. I recall the Whit Monday parades of the 50s and 60s with all the bands etc assembling in the parks. May queens below - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=May+queens&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%May%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%queens%%3B
  8. Orchard Lane - no I didn't join the queue but I do recall going without my school dinner all week so I could buy my mum a pair of clip on earrings from the shop when it was Bortners jewellers. I had forgotten what it was called so thank you for reminding me.
  9. But they were probably glucose or barley sugar lollipops - supposed to be good for you.
  10. Yes I was talking about Carlisle Rd. Was coming back online to say it was not Carlisle St my husband lived on. Because of the pub the area was known locally as Crown Hill. My husband lived at 37 right next door to the pub.
  11. Tina - if you get any photos please let me know as my husband lived next door to it. I have been trying for years to find a photo of it.
  12. http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s28833&pos=158&action=zoom&id=90176 Upperthorpe. Amazing how many different swimming baths there were in Sheffield.
  13. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/the-ancient-alleyways-in-centre-of-sheffield-1-8971946
  14. yes they are turning into Sicey Ave and it looks like there is a banner at the back just to the left of the belisha beacon . Anyone who used to go would say definitely Whit Monday. Life's simple pleasures.
  15. Yes and before that the old Corn Exchange - http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s22437&pos=25&action=zoom&id=24913 my parents and parents in law married there in the 1930/40s.
  16. At Sheff Lane Top the public conveniences were turned into a small cafe years ago.
  17. https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/call-to-save-proud-piece-of-sheffield-s-history-is-answered-1-8937332
  18. Hucklow Road/Firth Park Road http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s11072&pos=42&action=zoom&id=14093 http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s15827&prevUrl= don't know what the other boxes were for. and there used to be one on Firth Park Road opposite Hamilton Rd/Addison Rd .
  19. Wasn't Green Shield stamps the forerunner of Argos? There used to be a redemption shop on the Moor for Green Shield.
  20. I noticed one food stall was selling Yorkshire wraps - any ideas? My idea of a Yorkshire wrap would be a Sheffield fishcake - two thin slices of potato with some proper real fish in between, not mishy, mosh stuff some chip shops use, and dipped in batter and deep fried. I'm hungry now.
  21. Remember too that the customer had a co-op number she used every time she spent. My mother's was 6054. My mother in law's was 71700 but I cannot recall my own. Every so often they could spend their 'divi'. A bit like a points card really I suppose.
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