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Dave Milner

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  1. Miss Ash lived on Sandygate Park Road before she married & she drove a little red sports car. I've attached the picture from my webpage of the Tapton teachers in the min-1960s. The quality isn't brilliant as it's a scan of a photocopy. These are names I can remember: Back row (L-R): Mr Fry, Mr Haywood, Mr Achurch, Mr McGrady, Mr Fitzpatrick, Mr Yeats, Mr Philips, Mr Kicks Short centre row: Mr North, Mr May, Mr Vickers, Mr O'Keefe Middle row: Mr Stokes, Mr Shaw, Miss ?, Miss Crofts (Gobbere), Miss Ash, Miss Carter (Pointen), Mr Doughty, Mr Peterkin Short right row: Miss Hibberd (May) Miss ?, Miss ? Miss ?, Miss Laver, Miss ?, Miss ? Front row: Mrs Tucker, Mrs Korklin, Mrs McDonald?, Miss Hart, Miss ?, Miss Wilkinson, Miss ?, Miss ?
  2. I remember having Mr Grant for History. I also remember having a young French Canadian woman for french in my 1st year but can't remember what her name was. Miss Barnard possibly or something like that???
  3. I was at Tapton from 1964 to 1969. The school house I was in was Allen which was blue. The other houses were Firth (Yellow), Mappin (Red) & Osbourn (Green) The forms I was in were 1C (Miss Croft later Mrs Gobbere), 2K (Mrs Korklin definitely with a K) , 3xH (Miss Hibberd later Mrs May), 4xB (Mr Barton), 5xS (Mr Shaw) I've got a collection of pictures at http://www.ipernity.com/doc/295743/album/599649 This picture is quite interesting of the teachers at that time http://www.ipernity.com/doc/295743/29677155
  4. To the left of the steps going up in to the Grand Hotel are the steps going down to the Buccaneer bar in the late 1960s / early 1970s, possibly not at the time this picture was taken.
  5. As already said. Junction of High St,,Church St,, Fargate. The white railings in front of Boots, the white railings on the far right & where the picture is taken from, are all places where there were entrances to a subway system under Fargate & Church Street. This included an entrance to Boots basement floor, this floor is not open to the public any more. The corner on the far right at the time of this picture was the gas board showrooms, before this building was built, it used to be the site of Cole Brothers department store. "Cole's Corner"
  6. I was only there in the infants in the late 1950s. The only thing I remember about it was I had to do a term (perhaps longer) at the parish hall across the road.
  7. The link should be http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/collections/72157607505969472/ for just the BT pictures.
  8. I've got this one at High Bradfield http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/3240632063/
  9. I've got a couple of pictures VR postboxes in Sheffield. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/2471011585/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/2471832490/ Information of where they are is included.
  10. Yes, I am! I think so, if he's who I think he is. (Going on his 1st name & where he lives) :)
  11. Just looking back at this tread I started in 2007. It's great to see Mick is still going strong! :)
  12. I have another picture looking the other was towards Eldon Hose where you can see the car park where Milton House was going to be. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/1966840496/in/set-72157594304242775 Eldon House opened in the early 1960s to house the new Trunk Exchange for the introduction of Subscriber Trunk Dialing (STD). It replaced the trunk exchange that had previously been in the Head Post Office (HPO) in Fitzallen Square http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/305623783/ & the local central exchange that had been in the basement of Telephone Buildings at the bottom of West Street http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/5136095654/ Eldon House was originally a L shaped building. In the early 1970s an extension was built that was about twice as big as the original building that made it in to a square building with a court yard in the middle. This then had another office (link) block across the middle of it.
  13. I have this picture I believe taken in the mid-1960s, taken from Eldon House looking up Charter Row showing where Milton & Telephone were built. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/1848067304/
  14. Is this the building you're talking about on the right of my picture taken in 2001. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/286614754/in/album-72157594353874012/ Link updated 03/01/2016
  15. I think it will be the old Gaumont. If you look at my picture of the Gaumont from the mid-70s: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/1844245760/in/album-72157594304242775/ (Link updated: 03/01/2016) this was after the cinema was split in to 2 with the higher roof than the 1964 picture.