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Maurice Colbourne

September 24th 1939 - August 1989

Left school in Sheffield early and worked as a stonemason, fairground roustabout and removal-man amongst other things, before a chance meeting with Tom Courtenay led him into acting. Other TV roles included Doctor Who and Van der Valk, but he is best remembered as Tom Howard in Howard’s Way (1985-89).

There's a Film and TV archive included here

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Ray Ashcroft (actor)

born 28 June 1952 in Sheffield.

The Bill.

Coronation Street.

Emmerdale.

Birth of the Beatles (TV movie).

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Question; What Sheffield Pub did Ray once own ?

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Ray Ashcroft (actor)

born 28 June 1952 in Sheffield.

The Bill.

Coronation Street.

Emmerdale.

Birth of the Beatles (TV movie).

link to Wiki

Question; What Sheffield Pub did Ray once own ?

I remember seeing Ray at the Crucible in the early nineties in the play

Sheffield Blitz or something similar.

It was mostly about the bombing of the Marples.

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* Arthur Baynes, aka Stainless Stephen, Music hall comedian

Stainless Stephen hailed from Sheffield, the centre of Britain's steel industry, and accordingly he kits himself out in a cozzy that looks suspiciously like fetish gear: a gleaming stainless-steel waistcoat, white bow tie and a bowler with a steel hatband. The stainless one's speciality consists of a monologue in which he speaks the punctuation marks: 'This is Stainless Stephen comma comedian question mark.' For a wow finish, his waistcoat buttons light up and his bow tie revolves! As seen here, Stainless Stephen had a slight physical resemblance to Ed Wynn. Off the stage, he worked full-time as a schoolteacher, and so he could only perform during school holidays.

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As a postscript to his career Stainless Stephen appeared as a guest on Frost on Saturday on ITV on 15th November 1969. This edition being dedicated to the history of British Broadcasting to mark the first evening of colour TV transmissions on ITV. In the show the comedian gave the television audience a sample of his somewhat unusual comedy routine. This programme survives intact in the ITV archives and is available on DVD.[2]

In his younger days, Baynes was a racing cyclist and continued to have an interest in cycling throughout his life. His cycle racing medals are on display in the Sheffield United FC museum together with other Sharrow cycling club trophies.

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Clive was also a follower of the Rams and has an immaculate programme and menu of a supper held on October 1, 1934, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Derby County Football Club, held at the Drill Hall, Derby.

The guests included some of the great and the good who at that time were associated with football, including president Bendle Moore, vice-presidents Samuel Johnson and Oswald Jackson, directors H T Ann, J H Follows, Joseph Lilley, George Pattison and Captain F E F Wright, manager George Jobey and secretary W S Moore.

The toast to the Football Association and the Football League was given by Judge Longson with response by John McKenna, and the football club was toasted by J H Thomas, Labour MP for Derby at the time. Two years later, he was to be expelled from the party.

According to the menu, it was a supper which would be the envy of any sporting occasion today.

It began with fresh lobster and mayonnaise, followed by a choice of fricassee of chicken, roast turkey, roast duckling and cherry sauce, York ham, ox tongue, galantine of veal or grouse pie with Russian and tomato salads. Then came ices, trifle, meringues and cream, chartreuse of fruits, stilton cheese and coffee. The wine list included Barsac and Burgundy, Cliquot and Scotch whisky.

Laughed Clive Wildsmith: “Not a bad selection was it?”

There is no indication how much the banquet cost.

A musical programme followed. The various “artistes” included Miss Winnie Twells, Miss Maude Coxon and Mr J Morris Twells, accompanied at the piano by Gladys Whitfield and Mary Twells.

The final entertainer was someone mysteriously named Stainless Stephen.

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How about Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898)

Although born in Bristol the family moved to Sheffield in 1838 and Samuel was from then on educated in Sheffield.

Regent Street, Sheffield (1841)

(Ages rounded in Census)

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How about Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898)

Although born in Bristol the family moved to Sheffield in 1838 and Samuel was from then on educated in Sheffield.

Sheaf Bank, 1851. (Transcribed as Plimsole)

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Here is one to discuss, argue and fight about.

1861, showing as born in Penith, Cumberland, but Ancestry have it as Cambridgeshire !

Born 10 February 1824, 9 Colston Parade, Redcliffe, Bristol - so why Penrith ?

Died 3 June 1898.

Age is correct, he was a coal merchant, he's married to Eliza, correct age, born Sheffield - compare with 1871 Census - coming up next)

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1871 East Parade, Hastings; Member of Parliament, blind in the right eye and deaf in the left ear.

Sheffield born wife, Eliza.

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How about Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898)

Although born in Bristol the family moved to Sheffield in 1838 and Samuel was from then on educated in Sheffield.

1891 28 Park Lane, London.

New wife, bunch of new kids, swanky address, staff ...

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Stainless Stephen, the Sheffield comedian, returned to the city after a 28,000 mile, 154 show tour of battlefronts in the Mediterranean, India and Burma.

1944.

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