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Stunmon

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  1. Queenies Fish and Chip shop still seems to be on Nethershire Lane at Shiregreen. Does anyone remember the family Fusco who ran it, certainly throughout the 50s and 60s? I went to St.Patricks School with Connie and John Fusco Did it stay in the same families hands?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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!!
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Think you are right and Bunneys was not an electrical shop. Does anyone know if Wigfalls was there in the early 1950s?
  8. 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?
  9. Anyone remember the very innocent social dances at churches like St.Patricks, St.Thomas Mores and St Charles atAttercliffe? They also held them at a little chapel on Herries Road, which is now a funeral directors.
  10. 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?
  11. Stunmon

    Paper bins

    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!
  12. 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?
  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. Who has any memories of going to the Anvil Cinema and of its manager Dave Godin?
  15. My father who loved to perform recitations in the style of Stanley Holloway 'The Lion and Albert' for example, used to love one called 'The Road to Monyash' I have not been able to find any reference to this anywhere?
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    The Road to Monyash

    Wow, could be right!!! Alas we'll never know!!! My father was a writer, so he loved playing about with words!!! Thanks!!
  17. Recreational walking didn't seem to be something that my parents did in the 1950s. I wonder if it was a bit of an elitist thing then with people belonging to rambling clubs rather than just setting out to walk as we do today? Does anyone remember any early rambling groups?
  18. There doesn't seem to be much information on the web about Gerald Brooke who I think was a Soviet spy and a teacher at Firth Park Grammar School. Or about the Pragers, Nicholas and Jarmila who I think lived at Rotherham. Does anyone have any information about them?
  19. Stunmon

    Spies from our area.

    Did Gerald Brooke eventually become a lecturer in Russian at FPGS (affectionately known as the Redcap School)?
  20. Does anyone remember when there was a cup awarded - I think it was called the Vincent Radford cup, in the 50s, 60s for best council house garden?
  21. Does anyone know what this building has become? I did hear it was now a mosque but that may not be true? I worked there in the library in the early 1990s. What an elegant place it was then!!!!
  22. Thanks for reply. I must say it would make a magnificent mosque!!!!!
  23. When I attended St.Patricks Church Youth Club, Sheffield Lane Top, in the mid to late 1950s we would sometimes go over to dances at St.Charles. Other times it would be to dances at St.Thomas More at Parson Cross and at at a little chapel on Herries Road, now a funeral directors.
  24. Stunmon

    Queenies Fish and Chip Shop

    Yes, where are Connie or John Fusco who went to St.Patricks RC School around 1946?
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