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  1. I have been trying to find records of the people who were responsible for the repairs of the Town Hall Clock, my wife's great aunt says her brother in law, my wife's granddad was responsible for repair and service of the clocks, probably some time between 1948 and early 1960s. but so far struggling to find anything. The name was Charles F Whiting he was a watch and clock repairer with premises at Hunters Bar and Attercliffe. entry from Kellys Directory 1963
  2. The Cabs were one of the first bands to play at the Leadmill, they played a fundraiser for the club.
  3. Northern Soul and jazz funk on Tuesday evening Bowie and Roxy night Saturday lunchtime then into Rackhams cafe.
  4. Settee Vaughn if my memory is right.
  5. The original B&C co-op central stores, this building was destroyed in the blitz.
  6. Ebenezers grave in Darfield cemetery is easily accessible and is identified by being one of the few graves who's iron railings survived the war. There is lots of information about his life on the website link below:- http://www.judandk.force9.co.uk/Graves.html click on the anvil at the bottom of the page to access further pages.
  7. I have tried, but the photo either way on my I-pad appears upside down when I post it. My daughter has sorted it.
  8. While having a sort out I came across this photo of The Juior Cup Final, held on Easter Monday 1956, Bellhouse WMC v Marshals Sports. I am not sure of the location, but it could be United old training ground off east bank road. What a crowd, some league clubs would be happy with that level of support.
  9. I am pretty sure there was one at Attercliife just below Banners, there was also a Woolworths in Meadowhall, I think it just sold music and possibly children's clothes.
  10. Owned by a distant relative. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y03044&pos=2&action=zoom
  11. I think the building referred to is just to the left of this map where the old tennis courts use to be. So prior to my days it was probably the tennis pavilion, but maybe in a different form.
  12. Hi this park was playground from mid 60s until late 70s. I presume the building you are referring to is the one about 200 meters from the entrance. If so, round the back it was the park keepers hut where they stored equipment and had breaks etc, the front was just an open shelter with seating.
  13. Yes, it was a meet and greet, I think there is a photo on picture Sheffield. I have a signed copy of In The City, or could be Modern World up in the loft. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=The+Jam,+Sheffield+Revolution+records&prmd=msivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirscmEgZXQAhUCKMAKHb0GCw0Q_AUICSgD&biw=1024&bih=671#imgrc=tgTPPHOlUNtbRM%3A https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=The+Jam,+Sheffield+Revolution+records&prmd=msivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirscmEgZXQAhUCKMAKHb0GCw0Q_AUICSgD&biw=1024&bih=671#tbm=isch&q=The+Jam%2C+Revolution+records&imgrc=Z-uSWUIkuxkNjM%3A there is another picture somewhere with all 3 band members and about 8 fans of which I was one.
  14. Remember it well, used to buy crepe soled creepers from them in my punk days. Later I worked at the co-op food store which was behind dempseys.
  15. The record shop was Revolution, I met The Jam there signing copies of their single In The City. There was also the Original Sweeney barbers shop, I think there was also a Lou Burgon barbers shop.
  16. I remember the place well, firstly because my dad had a business account there and we used to go and get the van filled up at a weekend and secondly because in the 70s they were one of the few places that actually personally filled up you fuel and my mum was a new driver and not confident to fill her own fuel.
  17. Vox I am led to believe the top picture is Wolfe Road, will try and have a look later this week. lots of the estates around the S5 area have very similar architecture.
  18. Hi while searching my grandmas stuff I came across these pictures, can anyone tell me where they were taken?
  19. While walking around Rivelin Cemetery I came across the grave of Maurice John Madden, aged 10, instantly killed by motor car on July the 2nd 1915, could this be the first child to be killed by a car on Sheffield's streets? has anyone access to any press articles relating to the accident?
  20. thanks for the responses, I have found mention of a Joseph Kaye as chief librarian in Sheffield about the same time, but no link to the almshouses.
  21. Hi   can anyone tell me anything about this row of 6 almshouses on Ivanhoe Road, Rivelin. who was Joseph Kaye? there is a picture on Picture  Sheffield. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s25734&pos=2&action=zoom but I can find little else.
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