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  1. Looking to make contact with old work mates from the 70's at Dormer. Alex Marsden Lewis Thompson Brian Mcgrail Gary Bullivant Mike Pennington John Hiinch Les Perkington Roy South Terry Andrews Ron Allen Barry White Val elliott Richard Hardy(wee pipe) John Beeley Marjorie Harrison Gill Cooke(Cowley) Anthony Cowley Barry Black (Deceased) Plus many others
  2. Always remember the catering manager at sam's when there was apotato shortage he use to have the prtions of frozen Chips weighed out and take the differance home with him. Also the time I was there was the general manager Roy caused a fight by trying to stop this kid acting big heard the police were coming and changed out of his dress suit went out with the punters and left the staff to be questioned by the police for an hour. Also it was Hallowean and he and the bar staff had been rould shee=ffield all day promoting the night dressed up carrying a coffin(borrowed from the co-op. Stopped in the courtyard of the Stonehouse and was asked to drink up and move on. as they were putting the customers off coming in the pub. Later that club with a crowd in fancy dress, two were in bunny girl costumes, he was drunk and asked Melvyn from the Black Swan to shoew the crowd how to dance at a private party. He didn't do that well and told Kathy to go on (the stripper from the mucky duck) , She danced dropped her top and landed in this guys lap, he didn't know were to put his hands first. I got a roasting from the girl who's private party it was and I wasn't even in the room. Derek Dane
  3. BRADFIELD SCHOOL late 50's Never went to Bradfield school but like now schools had coaches to pick up and take the school kids home. My late father and my uncle use to do this job for my grandfather who had Whiteleys Coaches. There job was to pick up and deliver the school kids from Bradfield school from Dam Flask and the Strines area. One Christmas in order we had heavy snow and in order that they could check the route to pick the kids up on the return to school after the Christmas break we went out in my grandfathers Vauxhall Cresta to do the ru over the weekend. everything was clear goimg out of Low Bradfield. As we went up the hill they use to go across an escarpment (which is now badley overgrown now and you wouldn't get a coach across) that was impassable because of the snow. So we went up to a junction and turned left at the top(road clear). About 100yds down the road we hit a snow drift which emersed the car. My father and uncle got out to try and get some help as they knew one of the school kids lived at the next farm down the road. Meanwhile I was in the white tomb being shoved sideways by the drift (about 8 yrs at the time very frightened. After what seemed an age the came back with the lad driving the tractor and pulled the car out of the drift and we went on our way. Needless to say they didn't pick the kids up for school that week. A sad side to this story was that the lad commited suicide shortly after and I never knew his name. Would love to make contact with any of the school. kids they use to pick up
  4. My late mother also went to Crookesmoor about 1933 Thelma Wheeler.
  5. Susan Ibbotson looking for half auntie Margaret Ruddiforth. Margaret was born approx 1949 and would be about 60 now. She lived on Loxley View Road, Crookes.
  6. How about Napolean's and Bonaparte's!
  7. Yes my father went there ween he was diagnosed in the 50's with TB. also there were rumours of ghosts around the building when I worked in the mid to late 60's.
  8. Beverley Booth If it's the Same Bev Booth that I knew he married Gloria Mason haf 2 children Gillian and Ian lived at Brinsworth but unfortunatley died in the eary to mid 70's.
  9. With the help of the Yeardleys at Chapeltown and some via Kimberworth I now have got back to 1635. MANY THANKS
  10. Like to make contact with Steve Denniff his dad had the butchers at the top of Portland Street
  11. Think I have made contact with one of the Skating instructors who worked down there Kathy Conroy at the moment she is working down in Peterborough waiting for her to reply.
  12. The bread shop was the next yard down on Addy Street from the Victoria pub and was there 50's early 60's.
  13. Did anyone that views on here go on Pop Edwards ghost hunt there must have been about a 100 kids in total. Went round the school one night looking for the reputed ghost of the old teacher "Pop Edwards"
  14. Yeh I think bernard the barbers missus sold the stuff from the counter between the shop door and the outside door. Thought it was a stupid idea round there really
  15. I know this could be a bit of a long shot but by the time I heard of the old Corn Exchange it had been bombed and was derelict. I know that the National Market Traders Federation were based in there . But who else? anyone know.
  16. Lived next door to a William an Maisie Archer in Cross Addy Street in 1950/60's if that is any help.
  17. HA Ha Yes Joe Whitehead was a great bloke seeing the picture was the house above the Whitby a bread shop?
  18. A tram incident my father was involved in whilst working as a tram driver. It was early one thursday afternoon, as thursday was half closing there was not a great deal of traffic on the road. He had reached the terminus at Abbey Lane and was waiting for his point time to set back off to town. In the downstairs saloon was a woman and her son. As he looked up towards Meadowhead he saw a large lorry coming down the hill. as it got nearer he could see it was driver less and was a coal lorry. It was heading directly for the tram, he shouted a warning out to the passengers and got under the stairs. The lorry hit the tram taking it up a slopping shop frontage and deposited it in the shop. As the dust settled he was concered over the Lady in the downstairs saloon as it had filled up inside to the window level. He asked how she was due to the fact she was pinned up to her upper body with coal. The lady replied that she was ok but she had concern for her son who had been flung across the tram. All you coud see of him was two legs waving im=n the air. At the end of it all everyone was ok.
  19. Plus a quiz question What was the name of the Pub opposite the Scarborough Arms on the junction of Addy street and I think it was Burlington street. (clue Looked more like a beer off)
  20. Anyone know who owned the breadshop on Addy Street below the Victoria.
  21. Yes docmel the shop was straws I remember and there was a wet fish shop opposite. As for the shop on the corner it was a ladies wear shop and a small furniture outlet. As for the Upperthorpe being set back it was because the end Shop Bernards the barbes front came further out. Yes chalky it was the first launderette . Also in the 50's I think that they called the Postmistress Mrs Thickett?
  22. This group were very big in the working mens clubs in the South Yorkshire are in the late 60's 70's Change there name when they released a single for the film " On the Buses" Have recently reformed as reunited I think Pete, Ross can't remember the others
  23. Another pre 66 pub before demolition Picture Sheffield image s12884 [6 Jan 2018 - picture link updated by Hugh]
  24. This was an old fashioned Beerhouse with the largest room lounge with a bar approximatlry the full length of the room. There was a snug at the front of the pub and a tap room next door. there pre 1966.
  25. This was the main hub shopping area without having to go as far down as Infirmary road. the main shop was the Post office but starting from the Library end on te top corner was a ladies Lingerie shop I think it was Audrey Daltons (not Sure), Upperthorpe Hotel then Bernards the barber. Then I think a butchers with the post office next The first supermarket in the area was next Tesco I think then another Barbers Alec Anson (smashing bloke Polish) then a newsagent and at the far endwas a Drapers and across the road Eversley House. Along the other side was Cartledges this took over 3 or 4 shops and sold clothing you name it they had it, then I think there was a bread shop forgot what was in between then there was Firths the chemists. There were a few other shops scattered arounr Denniffs butchers at the top of portland Street. At the bottom of Addy street was a drapers, cobblers and a couple of sweet shops before you got opposite the Oxford. I am certain that I hasve missed a few can you remember