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ukelele lady

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  1. Yes you're right Neddy. We use to go for a penneth of broken biscuits to Weeds shop until we found mice poo in the bag. Our mother use to say he'd swept them up off the floor, he had a daughter called Kathleen. As for the Don pub, most of our dads went in there.
  2. I agree, it's brought the story forward to a generation who didn't know anything about it and it's also reconnected us to some of our American friends who are relatives of the late pilots. Maybe the story is not correct detail by detail but what story of the past is?
  3. I'm following this through with great interest because myself and my ancestors grew up in this area and I had also had family members in the workhouse but now I'm a bit thrown off course , is the Green Man something to do with your ancestors?
  4. Yes the tree growing out from the rubble, looking at the size of the tree it must be quite a long time since it burnt down. I use to love it there , tasty food at prices we could afford. Does anyone know who owned it at the time?
  5. Has anyone been on Sheffield Forum recently? They were closed down on Sunday for a new update and surprise surprise it looks very much like our Sheffield History Forum but with different colouring. It is now easier on the eye but still has it's many trolls.
  6. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s13596&pos=10&action=zoom&id=16459 I am not convinced the post card is of Whitehouse Lane or Wood Street as you say there were houses with the built up fronts and three stories in other surrounding streets. I'm trying to think back when we used to play along those streets. I think there were some houses like this on Cleveland Street or maybe Woollen Street. There definitely were a few on parts of Mushroom Lane but the picture on the post card looks a bit too clean for Mushroom Lane [ see above picturesheffield ]
  7. It's sad when we have to visit other sites for our pub information when it is all on here under the A to Z of pubs but sadly it doesn't work anymore.
  8. Thanks Steve I thought it might have been done as it is in the town centre but I couldn't move the pages up, waiting forever " uploading " but it's nice to bring the topic back to the fore again.
  9. I don't know if this one has already been included but I can't seem to see it on the original list although the loading system on here won't let me get to the last updated page as it keeps telling me it's loading . . . . . . . . .anyway this is on the corner of Fargate and Leopold Street , I'm sure viewers will remember what it use to be.
  10. Wow I thought I did well as my PAYG of £10 would last me about 2 months. I don't do facebook , twitter and such likes as my phone doesn't have any aps on it, it's just a cheap [ £15 ] Nokia phone that I have had for the last 17 years. It's very rare I make a phone call but my family know where to get me it I'm not at home. I do do a bit of texting though but as for phoning I use my land line as they are all free calls with Sky broadband.
  11. I have looked on Google Street View at Fell Street but it now seems to be all new buildings and new roads there doesn't seem to be any old buildings left.
  12. Have you looked on our A to Z of pubs, you will find it there under N to S page 2. 378 Brightside Lane opened in 1858 and closed in 1937 also naming landlords.
  13. I think Crystal Peaks is much better than Meadowhall but the downfall is there is not enough parking space.
  14. I've just had a look around Nichols Antique rooms on Shalesmoor, I must say there is a lot of interesting stuff in there amongst the junk of course. What I did notice were some leather bound books of old news sheets, the Sheffield Telegraph and the Sheffield Star with dates going back to the early 1900s. Ok they are not in immaculate condition as the leather bound is rotting and the pages are yellow but there is lots of interesting reading in there. I know the bigger ones the Telegraph are selling at £50 but I never found out about the Sheffield Star ones. Maybe the Telegraph and Star have mucked them out now everything is on the computer. I did find the Star edition that was the year I was born and also the years through the second world war with plenty of news and pictures of bombed Sheffield.
  15. You can find much information about the Howard Street Congregational /Independent Chapel in the Sheffield Archives on Shoreham Street . I was looking for an ancestor who was a preacher there and found much information other than the usual baptisms, marriages and burials, some have the minutes of there meetings which I took a copy of as they are on film rather than fiche. Film A136 /.SY 344/K1/1 Howard Street 2757.
  16. Sounds like a good idea , I'll try that. I have a fan running but i's not that silent so it's hard to sleep through it.
  17. Yes you're right Waterside Echo it is the long stand and not the long wait but it was the long wait they had when they requested it, I've got to admit I fell for this one in my first job. I suppose they can't do this on youngsters anymore or they would be up in in front of the beak. But of course these weren't old sayings , I suppose they were just old tricks to play on the novices.
  18. Or as some were sent for " a long wait ", poor devils were stood there for ages.
  19. A few years ago my sister started to write down each one that came into her head then of course I got a bit addicted to it too because every day we say one of these saying without thinking and before you know it you've said another one. It became a bit of an obsession so I started to print them all out and make a book of them my sister was " over the moon " when I told her we had nearly 3,000 sayings. I had to categorize them so I could check we hadn't got any duplicates but then I got a bit bored with it all. I have heard an odd one or too since that I hadn't got on my list but never bothered to add them.
  20. Could it be some sort of clock key maybe to a grandfather clock?
  21. Yes definitely Sheffield, I use to get a clip rount earoil for mimimawking.
  22. I went to Rotherham on Saturday for their 50s re-enactment I absolutely got soaked. It was a shame because there were a rock and roll band on . one of them playing the double base but they were under cover unlike the audience who were all sat holding their brollies. Most of them came dressed in 1950s dress but there seemed to be some confusion as some others came in 1940s uniforms and gas masks. George Formby [ Paul Casper ] did the 1940s last year but was told this year it was the 1950s re-enactment and some others were booked for the occasion so he never brought his uke with him so if you do want to see the George Formby reincarnation do as Heartshome says and get yourself to Tickhill . Let's hope it doesn't rain.
  23. I love Malta especially Bugibba and St Pauls. I know some of the back streets don't look very inviting and it doesn't have as much greenery as Spain but I always feel comfortable here. There is loads of history here if you are interested in what happened here during the 2nd world war. The Popeye village used to be alright when it first opened up many years ago but I'm surprised it's still opened because over the years the smaller attractions and displays were disappearing. Loads of history in St Andrews where British and Australian soldiers were based some of the buildings built by the British and Australians dating back to the early 1900s. the barracks in St Andrews are now living quarters for the locals and other military buildings made into schools. This place is not on any tourist guide, we just happened to stumble on it when out walking but it does take up a vast area with the parade grounds etc. I filmed most of it but the next time we holidayed there it was in a more broken down state and more buildings were being made into accommodation. There was an old cinema which was full of graffiti which would have been a beauty once upon a time and then there was the prison and many many other buildings all once belonging to British and Australian forces. All very interesting I wonder how it looks today. Then you have Valletta famous for may things like the Gut [ I think that's what they called it ] and the bombings that happened there during the war and let's not forget The Pub now called Ollies after Oliver Reed. I had to go in this pub just to sit on the seat where Ollie died, my hero. The pub's no bigger than my kitchen but it now has plenty of history.
  24. I loved Caramac but I tasted some of my grandson's last year and it was horrible, not made like I remember it. They still do Munchies I think, well I've seen Munchies Easter eggs but what about Toffos do they still do them, I love them. I remember Archie Andrews ice lollies they seemed creamy but not exactly ice cream.