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Stunmon

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  1. Yes, you are right!!!! Ageing memories!!! Not Nethershire Lane!!!! Anyway, does anyone remember the Fuscos?
  2. 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?
  3. Does anyone remember the Indian Restaurant that was in Crystal Peaks? We used to go there and then see a film. The cinema closed in 2003 and I don't know what happened to the restaurant or what it was called?
  4. Does anyone remember the names? I seem to think there was one at Ecclesfield?
  5. Who remembers the pop man coming round their street. Did they come in the 50s or was it much later?
  6. Remember my mum going to the Welfare Clinic for cod liver oil - dreadful, malt which was yummy, and orange juice which had a taste all of its own. Seem to remember jars of Virol which I loved!!! We spent all our childhood being 'fed ' to build us up, and our adulthood dieting!!!!
  7. Just looked at the photo!!!! Yes, that was the one!!! What is on the site if it is part of Hinde House School?
  8. Just having a bit of memory coming back. Was the school clinic in a big school on Bracken Road?
  9. Does anyone remember going to a school clinic in the 1950s in a big old school somewhere near Shiregreen Lane, possibly on the Flower Estate? I wonder if the school is still there?
  10. Thanks Edmund. Think it could have been before that!! Or even some other public house at Crookes!!! It's a bit vague!!!
  11. I believe that my uncle Walter Morton may have been publican of this pub in the 1920s/30s? Does anyone have any records of past landlords?
  12. My father Ernest Morton wrote and produced plays at St.Patricks all through the 1950s although he was prolific in the amateur theatrical scene n Sheffield right from the 1920s! I have no photos of any productions particularly the ones at St.Pats. Does anyone have any hidden away anywhere?
  13. I remember when Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) opened the Fine Fare Supermarket on the site of the Paragon. We didn't recognise her without her hairnet!!
  14. Is there anyone out there who had grandparents called Walter and Effie? They were married on 15th April, 1914 and lived at 28 Thorndon Road. Walter was 23 and Effie 24. Effie died when she was 41 and Walter eventually married Florence Field and went to live on Manchester Road at Crosspool. He died in the 60s. Walter was the elder brother of my father Ernest, but for some reason they were estranged and we never knew anything about him, or indeed that he existed!!! If he and Effie had children they would be my cousins!!
  15. OOOOps!!!!!! sorry!! Of course should have said 'recorded memories of residents of Firth Park!!!!! However, you certainly won't remember the Monkey Run then!!!!!
  16. The book mentioned earlier 'From Bandstand to Monkey Run' was produced by the staff at Firth Park Library, then the old library down Firth Park Road where I worked in the early 1990s. I have one prized copy. It is quite invaluable as far as memories are concerned, as it consists of the recorded memories of the elderly residents of Firth Park.
  17. Has anyone any knowledge of the Gloops Cot Fund charity which I would imagine was to do with Sheffield Newspapers? In the 1930s my father was organising concerts for it?
  18. My father who worked at Firth Browns as a metallurgist in the late 1918s / 1920s once told a tale about a recruitment drive in Bahrain to encourage some of their young men to work in the Sheffield steelworks. He actually said he'd been over there. That I fear may be a bit of fiction as in those days travel was so limiting. However, I can't entirely dismiss it out of hand. Anyone had any similar tales from their fathers or grandfathers?
  19. Thanks so much again. It seems that Walter was married at 20 and living at Marion Road, Hillsborough, if its the right one! He later lived with his wife Florence (nee Field) on Manchester Road, Crosspool. My father seems to have become estranged from him at some point. My fathers occupation there is given as collier. By his marriage in 1918 he was a metallurgist which is what I understood him to be in the early years, working in the same labs as Harry Brearley. He seems to have been pretty versatile. In some of the reviews of his shows he was a bus driver/conductor. That was more towards the 1930s. again, many thanks!! Monica
  20. Thankyou again for all you've done!!! Yes, the Whitley part is confusing!!! Lots of similar links. My father lived at Gerald Street, Attercliffe as a boy and many of the pantomime and concert references are about churches in the Attercliffe area. He belonged at that time to the Baldwin Players.They moved to Ellerton Road, Firth Park when he was a teenager. The 1901 census shows them at Gerald Street - my father was 6, with the 1911 census from Ellerton Road where they were re-housed to a new build. My father was16. His mother died October 1914 of a heart attack aged 51 and his youngest brother Arthur in November 1941 of kidney failure. There was another brother Walter who he seemed to be estranged from. Athough living in Sheffield on Manchester Road, we were never aware of his existence. Every day I'm finding out more about my father!!!! Monica
  21. Dear Syrup, It seems strange that there was also a 17 year old called Ernest Morton? Is there no doubt that this one seemed to come from Whitley Bridge? The pantomime one is correct - I have unearthed quite a few of those! Thanks a lot for your hard work!!!
  22. Disappointed that the 17 year old may not be my father? He did have a good singing voice although I only ever heard it on his pantomimes! I have some research on his plays to include the most famous 'A Bit of Brass' which was produced in Sheffield more than 60 times. If you look at one of my links about Winnie Allan, someone has sent me some cuttings related to my father who was a friend of hers.
  23. You are wonderful! Yes, that is my father! I found out that he had been married before to a Ivy Mustill in 1918. The Alan Fenton in this programme was the small son of his wifes sister, My father was also a ventriloquist and taught it to Alan. I'm a bit green when it comes to researching, Where did you get the information from? Most grateful!!!!
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