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Sheffield Gang Wars

Ok - so we know a little about the Sheffield gangs

Let's see how much information we can get into one thread about it !!

Any pics or information - post them in here...

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I have got the book "The Sheffield Gang Wars" by J P Bean

It is fascinating.

Describes the gambling gangs at Skye Edge - Tossing Rings and dog fighting

Also the gangs around the West Bar area

What tough times they were

My father told me it was very dangerous to walk the streets at night

The police under Sillitoe were real tough nuts

The book is available from Amazon if you are quick

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I have got the book "The Sheffield Gang Wars" by J P Bean

It is fascinating.

Describes the gambling gangs at Skye Edge - Tossing Rings and dog fighting

Also the gangs around the West Bar area

What tough times they were

My father told me it was very dangerous to walk the streets at night

The police under Sillitoe were real tough nuts

The book is available from Amazon if you are quick

Following the book there was a 1/2 hour documentary on TV, i think I have a video copy of this somewhere, I will have to try and dig it out, but need to get it converted to DVD.

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Following the book there was a 1/2 hour documentary on TV, i think I have a video copy of this somewhere, I will have to try and dig it out, but need to get it converted to DVD.

would really appreciate it if you had managed to get it converted, would love to see it again, could you let me know if you have managed to get it converted as my wife would like to see it, she has just got interested in the gang wars. many thanks

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My mother used to tell tales of the Mooney Gang. How they terrorised the Walkley area when she was a girl (1920's) I think they were used to scare the kids into behaving :)

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My great aunt Sarah nee Rigney was married to George Mooney, his first wife. He beat her regulary, and was not a nice man to her. Lets not glamourise thugs and wife beaters. She died of kidney faluire, at a young age, no life for a woman in those days.

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The book is really great, tells a lot more also, including a bit about the 19th century gangs. I put this kind of synopsis together here:

http://www.suite101.com/content/gang-war-in-the-steel-city-a316101

Enjoy

I have got the book "The Sheffield Gang Wars" by J P Bean

It is fascinating.

Describes the gambling gangs at Skye Edge - Tossing Rings and dog fighting

Also the gangs around the West Bar area

What tough times they were

My father told me it was very dangerous to walk the streets at night

The police under Sillitoe were real tough nuts

The book is available from Amazon if you are quick

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My Grandfather Ernest Broomhead was a member of one of the gangs, says in the book(gang wars) that when apearing in court his occupation was (delivering parcels)lol He moved to Blackpool later on. My Mother used to tell some stories as she was the eldest of 6 My Mum died 2009

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Tonight at 2100hrs.

Gangs Of Britain - Sheffield.

Channel 553 Sky

Channel 237 C I Virgin cable.

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http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/tv-schedule.html

http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/sheffield-gangs/background.html

Not tonight Steve, - the linked schedules indicate that it is tomorrow night, Sunday 2nd June

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Not tonight Steve, - the linked schedules indicate that it is tomorrow night, Sunday 2nd June

Ooops !

Sorry, you are correct Dave, got my days mixed up.

I don't have Sky or Virgin (cable) TV, only freeview.

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Just watched the 'Gangs Of Britain - Sheffield'.

And I recommend viewing tomorrow night .... (Sunday 2nd June) ((( :ph34r:))

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Ooops !

Sorry, you are correct Dave, got my days mixed up.

I don't have Sky or Virgin (cable) TV, only freeview.

You seem to have a Virgin Media (previously blueyonder, and before that, TeleWest) email address Steve, like me, so I thought you would have Virgin Cable TV as well.

We currently have all 4 of their services, Cable TV / Broadband fibre optic Internet / Landline telephone / Virgin Mobile mobile phone.

Anyway, my Virgin Media digibox is set to record the Gangs of Britain on Virgin 237 (CI, stands for crime investigations) TOMORROW night at 21:00.

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You seem to have a Virgin Media (previously blueyonder, and before that, TeleWest) email address Steve, like me, so I thought you would have Virgin Cable TV as well.

I presume that most of us will know what thought did ?

"Followed a Muck Cart and Thought it Was a Wedding"

he he

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