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About peterinfrance

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  1. SHEAF MARKET Sheffield

    Hi Jane Your story about the cigarettes reminded me of the time after the 2nd World War late 40's early 50's. Cigarettes were scarce and the favorite brand was not always in stock. I would only be about 5 or 6 years old and my mother sent me to the local grocers shop at the corner of Anns road and Myrtle road I had to ask for 10 Woodbine, Park Drive or Star cigarettes in that order. As long as the shopkeeper knew the parent, no questions were asked about age etc. Those days are long gone.
  2. Did you play shove hapeney?

    I don't know if the spelling is right but I remember playing a game pronounced Shove Hapeney when I was at Rowlinson school. It was played on a desk top and as in football there were 2 goals at each side and we used a Halfpenny as the ball and pennies (old) as the player. A ruler end was used to propel the man (penny) to hit the ball (halfpenny) and try to score in the goal by taking turns. I can't remember all the rules but we were mad about this game and played it at every opportunity.
  3. School Class Photos

    I do not have even one school class photograph to look back on. Perhaps there are others who are in the same boat as me. But there may be others who have some class photographs which they would be willing to share! Wouldn't it be nice to find yourself in a group photo with your old classmates. Perhaps someone would be good enough to index them to a list of schools should there be a big enough response. So dig out the old shoeboxes, the old albums and don't forget to search the attic! Sharing is caring.
  4. Hi Jenns The point I was making with regards to the empty seats is the way they are allocated. So many Wednesday fans could not get tickets to go to the match and yet there were so many empty seats which could have been filled. I was not judging Hull by how many seats they fill it was not their fault it is the system of allocation that needs to be addressed.
  5. The Heeley Coliseum

    You are spot on with the 7old pennies for the "pits" and if memory serves me it was 9 old pennies in the posh seats. I also seem to remember entering round the back down a passageway, but I could be mistaken about that. ........Memories !!
  6. Sheffield Fun-Fairs

    Norfolk Park Fair was I think the largest fair in Sheffield. I can remember the traditional sideshows which were there not just the rides. The boxing booth, where all comers were taken on. The bearded Lady ! Strange beings in preservative jars ! Motorcycles in the globe. Magic shows. Coconut shy There were lots more can you add to the list ?
  7. Paul Fisher

    Does anyone know of a Paul Fisher. His father owned a butchers shop on Chesterfield road in the 50's.
  8. Help needed with this photo

    After posting my reply I did some digging, Checked out the Heeley Baths website and I have attached a picture of the present establishment. Check out the roof supports. I am gobsmacked to see the update of the "baths" it is fantastic and a long way off the 1950's version.
  9. Help needed with this photo

    It looks to me like the Public Baths on Broadfield Road. I can remember the diving boards were the same as those in the photo and the changing cabins were the same as well. There was a little "slipper bath" just off the bottom right of the photo Mind you it is some 60 odd years ago when I went swimming there
  10. Anyone remember Sarsaparilla ?

    Didn't they also sell frozen Jubbly's. they were orange flavoured drinks packaged in what I think is a tetrahedron shape. (see picture)
  11. I am not certain but I seem to remember that this was one of the "penny drinks" available at a local sweetshop near to Heely Bank School which I attended in the 1950's. I have never heard or seem of it since so maybe I am mistaken. I am sure that someone will shed some light on this.
  12. Walking Down Sheffield's River Porter

    Just watched the 2 videos of the river porter and found them fascinating, a big well done Steve. I went to Hunters Bar school and was very familiar with endcliffe park and the river going upstream but the culverts were new to me and a big surprise. Congratulations on a job well done
  13. 1960 Sheffield tram journey.

    Thanks Calvin that brought back some memories for me as I made the return journey on the Tram from the Town Hall to Meadowhead every day to attend Rowlinson school
  14. Underground Sheffield River

    Many thanks Chrubble for your reply. I clicked on the link and was amazed at the pictures. I can hardly believe there is as much as there is under the City. Thank you for the enlightenment
  15. National Geographic have published an article with reference to 11 rivers throughout the world being forced underground. 1 of which is the River Sheaf. I have attached part of the article and wondered if anyone could shed any light on the background and construction of what seems to be a vast undertaking.