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Dave Milner

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  1. Dave Milner

    Tapton School

    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???
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    Tapton School

    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
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    This is how Leopold Street used to look

    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.
  4. 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"
  5. Dave Milner

    Crookesmoor School

    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.
  6. Dave Milner

    First Automatic Telephone Exchange

    The link should be http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/collections/72157607505969472/ for just the BT pictures.
  7. Dave Milner

    V R Post Boxes

    I've got this one at High Bradfield http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheffdave/3240632063/
  8. Dave Milner

    V R Post Boxes

    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.
  9. Dave Milner

    Charter Row

    Yes, I am! I think so, if he's who I think he is. (Going on his 1st name & where he lives) :)
  10. Dave Milner

    Minerva Tavern

    Just looking back at this tread I started in 2007. It's great to see Mick is still going strong! :)
  11. Dave Milner

    Charter Row

    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.
  12. Dave Milner

    Charter Row

    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/
  13. Dave Milner

    Modern photo request

    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
  14. Dave Milner

    Albert

    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.
  15. Dave Milner

    Albert

    Here's a picture of Barkers Pool from April 1964, with The Albert on the far right. From "Remember Sheffield in the 50s, 60s and 70s" by David Richardson, published: 2002, ISBN: 09534267-8-5 Picture by C.J.Farrant
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