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Any information on this interesting photo' please?  I remember a few marches in the 70's, I was on the buses and they often made it impossible to keep to running times.

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Tried to find some info on this protest, came up with nothing. 

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This could be the PEOPLES MARCH FOR JOBS which came through Sheffield 1982-3. I was on this along with other employees of Aurora Steels in Ecclesfield who joined the march at the junction of Ecclesfield Common and Nether Lane. The march started in the North East, and continued to the City Hall where Arthur Scargill spoke. The march then continued to London. It was a carbon copy of the Jarrow march.

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Think it was a march against cuts in student grants - sometime between 79 and 82

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Are those phone boxes lined up against the old post office? 

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16 minutes ago, Gamal said:

Are those phone boxes lined up against the old post office? 

Yes, if my memory is correct there were six in a row and you still had to queue for one at busy times in the 50's and 60's.

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8 hours ago, Gamal said:

Are those phone boxes lined up against the old post office?

At one time the GPO controlled the telephones. When it first opened, the BT Tower was known as the Post Office Tower.

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10 hours ago, Gamal said:

Are those phone boxes lined up against the old post office? 

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And in earlier times a line of "telegram boys" waited around the corner of the building (to the right on image) on their motorbikes to deliver urgent news.  I've searched for a picture of them without success.  Does anyone have one?

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1 hour ago, BenBeau said:

And in earlier times a line of "telegram boys" waited around the corner of the building (to the right on image) on their motorbikes to deliver urgent news.  I've searched for a picture of them without success.  Does anyone have one?

There is a newspaper photo' on this interesting post, by  vox , about telegram boys in the blitz.   ------------       

And here is a row of G.P.O. BSA Bantams, not Sheffield mind.      ------------         

 

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Thanks Boginspro,

Note to self: search "Sheffield History" before "Google Images",

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I don't know the name, but I heard of one war casuality who after being missing, turned up and sent a telegram to a neighbour of his parents rather than have the telegram boy knock on his parents door as they would assume the telegraph boy was bringing bad news.

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On 27/08/2018 at 21:14, Sheffield History said:

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Photo by Elaine Goddard and what a photo!

I think the photo dates from sometime around the mid 1980's. I'm working this out mainly from the buses in the photo. the single decker nearest the camera appears to be an experimental 'kneeling' Leyland National, which replaced the first generaltion of bendy buses on the City Clipper service. I don't know how many kneeling Nationals they had, but I do remember the front bumpre being painted red so intending passengers knew the bus could kneel for them when it stopped. It seemed a bit pointless really as a Leyland National has a step entrance. There was a big fanfare about this bus being modified (they added some dump valves to the air suspension or something) to make it kneel and they claimed the whole operation took less than 3 seconds. What they didn't tell you was it took it about half an hour to get up again!

There is also what looks like an Ailsa and a Mk1 Metrobus in the background. I'd guess at about 1983?

 

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