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Photo by Elaine Goddard and what a photo!

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boginspro

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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Gamal

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

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Martin Ede

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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Sheffield History

 

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

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Gamal

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

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boginspro
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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Hopman
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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BenBeau
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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boginspro
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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BenBeau

Thanks Boginspro,

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

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Hopman

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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