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  1. Thanks everyone for your most helpful replies. I have to confess I don't know of a single site that lists all the people who were killed in the Zeppelin raid. Two people called Glyn and Mark ( can't remember surnames) wrote an article on the Zeppelin raids in "The Star" last Sept/Oct. I corresponded with them and they did intend to produce a book on the topic sometime this year so keep an eye open for it. They do have lots of info and can be contacted at : sheffield.zeppelin1916@hotmail.co.uk Best wishes, John
  2. Wonderful picture !! I had 40 years in the steel industry starting at English Steel in 1960 and never saw anything like it . It just shows that so long as it works, what it looks like doesn't matter ! John
  3. My Great Grandma, Elizabeth Bellamy nee Pigott was killed during the raid by Zeppellin L22 on 26 Sep 1916. She was living at 43 Writtle Street (off Petre Street) and was protecting my mum who was 11 months old and in a cot at the same house. Does anyone else have relatives killed or injured during that raid ? A Memorial was put up on Effingham Rd. (by the chairman of Baltic Steel Co which was hit in Zeppellin raid on night of 26 Sept 1916 when 36 bombs were dropped between Burngreave Cemetery and Darnall) states : "Lest we Forget" On September 26th 1916 Nine Men Ten Women and Ten Children Were Killed by a German Air Raid on Sheffield One of the bombs fell close to this spot
  4. HI, John Spencer was a great mate of mine at school and at Boys Brigade. He was R Spencer's son's son !! Each followed their dad as butchers and John's son ( whose name I can't remember) helped in the shop in the last few years before it shut sometime in the 1990's I think around the time John sadly died in his 50's. It was a great butchers and we got our meat there until we left Sheffield in 1976. Memories !!
  5. Anyone out there like me spent their time trainspotting at Brightside station in the late 1940's and early 1950's ? I lived at Page Hall but grandma lived on Rothay Rd and I went to Grimesthorpe school so Brightside was convenient after school. I remember waiting particularly for the Thames Clyde Express which I thought was the bees knees ! There were often at least 6 of us there sitting on the wall near the station along from the gas works. When I was a bit older I went to Retford station a lot and as far afield as Warrington. Happy memories !! John
  6. I remember the Mongomery Hall well - it was probably the main venue for all the Amatuer Operatic companies in Sheffield. It also had a good restaurant downstairs. I also seem to remember that upstairs were the premises of the Sheffield Sunday School Union or similar organisation and at one time the Sheffield Depot of The Boys Brigade. Anybody have similar memories? John
  7. Hi, We used to spend many happy evenings at The Playhouse when we were courting and early married. Didn't seem to be the same when it closed and the Crucible opened. Thanks for the memory ! John
  8. Hi, I was born in 1944 on Hinde House Lane and as a youngster went to the Paragon many times - plus the Roxy at Page Hall, Victory on Upwell St., Essoldo at Lane Top and the Sunbeam ( I think it was called ) at Fir Vale. Wonderful memories !! Cheers, John
  9. Hi all, Thanks very much for your helpful responses. John
  10. My wifes uncle, Arthur Moore was a driver in the Auxilliary Fire Service during the 2nd World War and was killed in the blitz while fighting a fire in Burgess Street, Sheffield on 13th December 1940. He was only 28 years old and may have been the only fireman to be killed in the Blitz - does anyone know of another fireman killed ? Does anyone know precisely where Burgess Street was ? John
  11. My wifes uncle, Arthur Moore was a driver in the Auxilliary Fire Service during the 2nd World War and was killed in the blitz while fighting a fire in Burgess Street, Sheffield on 13th December 1940. He was only 28 years old and may have been the only fireman to be killed in the Blitz - does anyone know of another fireman killed ? Does anyone know precisely where Burgess Street was ? John
  12. HI Syrup. I lived on Hinde House Lane and was in Grimesthorpe Wesleyan Reform Church ( on Upwell Street) Boys Brigade ( The 53rd Sheffield) . My memories of Whit Monday were wionderful and I can only remember one when the weather stopped us from marching to Firth Park! Attached are 2 pictures . The first was taken in 1951 I think of us on Upwell Street just after leaving the church. The second was taken in 1961 just after we set off from opposite the church. I am the side drummer on the right at the front. THe 53rd is still in existence - I was at its 75th anniversary reunion in March this year. Ah - what great times !!!
  13. My main interest is in the Moore Families (2 different lines) of Sheffield - see attached files. I am also interested in the Morris and Bellamy families of Sheffield also shown on attached jpmancestertree. Would anyone connected with or having knowledge of any of these families please contact me. Many Thanks, John
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