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About johnm

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  1. Did you play shove hapeney?

    My friends & I went train spottinbg to Retford when we were lads. Remember playing shuv'apeney in the waiting room there many times when it was wet.
  2. Sheffield Crucible Theatre being built

    Makes me think of The Playhouse. We very much missed its intimacy when it closed I had to move out of Sheffield up to Teesside & we have the Middlesbrough Little Theatre which reminds me very much of The Playhouse.
  3. Shock Horror I am not on Facebook

    Its worth mentioning that quite a lot of organisations, clubs etc. now use Facebook rather then having a website because Facebook is free !! So if you want to know what's happening with your club or whatever you have to be on Facebook. So it has moved on from the original chat site to some degree.
  4. The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    I don't live in Sheffield now. Maybe someone can enquire ?
  5. The tall walls outside the Peace Gardens

    On the outside wall of the Peace Gardens on the side running pass the Army Stores etc were steel standard measures for yards etc etc
  6. Thanks for reply Roger. I think someone once counted that there were about 12 levels of dining at ESC ! Its a shame they don't run visits to the building as its so lovely & its a shame its just hidden there.
  7. In the last few years someone posted recent photos of the plush interior of English Steel Corps offices on Brightside Lane on a Sheffield History website. Does anyone know if they were posted on here? Thanks, John
  8. Victoria Hall

    A Boys Brigade company (1st Sheffield) was formed in 1889 at Norfolk Street Wesley Chapel. This chapel was replaced on the same site by the Victoria Hall in 1908. The BB company there continued for many years until being closed sometime in period 1960 -1980. The Sheffield Battalion of The Boys Brigade held an Annual Battalion Parade to the Victoria Hall for many years.
  9. Philadelphia

    The Wesleyan Reform church on Upperthorpe Road has always been called Philadelphia WR Church
  10. During a visit to Sheffield yesterday we went to the National Emergency Services Museum at West Bar. Had a great visit taking about 2 hours & currently includes a good Sheffield Blitz exhibition. Most of the staff are volunteers & It doesn't seem to get enough publicity . Give it a try !! http://www.emergencymuseum.org.uk/index.html
  11. Tony Morton at this email address may be able to help. ablade@btinternet.com Best of luck John
  12. Brightside

    I spent a lot of time trainspotting at Brightside when I was young & had a friend who lived on Sanderson Rd which backed onto the station.. Can you recall where you were in relation to the station or Brightside school?
  13. You will probably need to go & look at old copies of the Telegraph & Star at Local Studies Library if you live in Sheffield (I don't but have been once to look at papers).
  14. Schools - Brightside & Burngreave Areas

    Yes, there is almost nothing on the net about Carlisle street east school. I once found a picture of it but can't seem to find it now except for an artists drawing available on ebay.
  15. Cant find on 1861 Census?

    Hi Togger, An Emily Hurst age 15 is listed as servant a 1 Caldwells Yard off Sutherland Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield at home of Samuel Caldwell age 66 roll turner & wife Sarah age 62. Ref (I think because its not too easy to read) RG 9 3498. Could this be her? There is also an Elizabeth Hirst born abt 1849 with parents Matthew (48 a stonemason) & Mary Ann (45) with siblings, Ann, George , John Joseph & Ambrose at South St, Sheffield Park ref RG 9 3495 (again difficult to read though). Hope that helps, John