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  1. Who remembers taking this exam? There seemed to be few pupils from my Catholic primary school who passed to go to Notre Dame High School which I attended. I found out years later that places had been taken up by girls who had been paid pupils at the schools own primary school which was actually closed around the time I started. Thereby making the whole selection process one of elitism!
  2. Due to downsizing of house and with regret, we have four attractive reproductions with lovely frames to sell. 1. INFANTRY SQUARE AT WATERLOO 2. CAMPBELLS 93rd HIGHLANDERS BALACLAVA 3, CHARGE OF THE SCOTS GREYS 4. CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE Can you afford to miss. Would be wonderful for pub, restaurant or just a history buff who wants quality pictures on his walls!!! £25 each!!!!!
  3. I remember my mother in laws terraced house where the front room was never used. It was cleaned and dusted once a week and only used if visitors called or for funerals. Even though they had three children, the kitchen was used for everything, cooking, homework and for bathtime. Is it a working class thing do you think?
  4. Some areas would have more than one grocers or butchers, all very near to each other, I can remember Gallons, Shentalls, B & C Co op and Liptons, just to mention a few. My mother shopped at Castledines on Hatfield House Lane. Does anyone remember being sent for a shillings worth of broken biscuits?
  5. Are there any relatives out there of TOMMY MILNER who lived on Homestead Road in the 1950s and was a member of St.Hildas Church at Firth Park. He was a friend of my father Ernest Morton and I know he had at least one daughter.
  6. Who remembers the wonderful butchers shops when I was growing up in the 1950s. I remember the pork pies from Friedrichs at Firth Park and The Wicker. Mother having joints of pork 'dipped' so the meat was lovely and pink. No concession to Health and Safety then!! Large carcasses hung up on the wall behind the counter. I bet there's some tales to tell!!
  7. Does anyone remember the 'Red' vicar of Attercliffe. So called because of his political leanings? Think it was in the 1960s. I believe he was called Howell Thomas but I can't find out anything about him.
  8. Think you are right and Bunneys was not an electrical shop. Does anyone know if Wigfalls was there in the early 1950s?
  9. I seem to remember my parents buying our first television set from a shop at Firth Park after the Coronation in 1953 when they became 'must have' items in the living room. You could purchase them on the 'never never' Was Bunneys there in the 1950s or am I thinking of Wigfalls?
  10. After visiting the wonderful Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield and realising the extent of child labour, I wondered if children had been used here in Sheffield in the steel works or other kinds of industry?
  11. After Burtons menswear shop was destroyed on the night of Sheffield Blitz on December 12th 1940 together with C & A Modes and The Marples Hotel, it seemed to be standing there in its sorry state for years. My memory may be playing tricks but I seem to remember the ruined building when I was a small child in 1946 or 1947. Does anyone know when it was eventually demolished?
  12. This is actually of fairly recent history, but does anyone remember the paper bin bags we had in some areas in the 1970s. I certainly remember them in Grenoside and Chapeltown. You had a concrete stand and a wire contraption at the top which held your paper bin sack. There was also a lid on it. When full, you tied it up and left for the binman. I can't remember how long they lasted before being replaced with conventional bins again!
  13. Who remembers the Bernard Taylor Band who played for dances in the ballroom? I think one band member was called David Clarke. He may have been the drummer? Any memories welcome!!!!
  14. When I was growing up in the 50s, everyone looked after their houses and gardens on our council estate. If women didn't donkey stone their front steps they would get talked about! Gardens were pristine and if someone was elderly, the neighbours would look after their garden for them. My parents would even cut the grass on the verges outside the house as did everyone else, even though the Council came round to do it frequently. Don't people have standards these days?