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  1. He used to have a car repair shop in an arch under a bridge near the centre of Sheffield. Think he also had a car lot at Gleadless Town end. Played squash at Abbeydale.He must be in his 70's or 80's now so sadly may no onger be with us.. Lost touch with him years ago. I went to where the repair shop was but it was no longer there. Be nice to know how what happened to him.
  2. Correct Paul I remember that. From what I heard a lad called Gordon Kettle hit one of their teachers and not sure if the Police weren't called to sort it out. Again if i remember correctly HH were banned from playing football at home or something. Think the match in question was a cup game and HH were banned from playing in the cup the following year
  3. Remember Mandy. When she came in the labs we'd all give her a rendition on Mandy by Barry Manilow
  4. Good luck and hope you find something. But I think your problem is that you are talking about someone who was there around 70 years or so ago. Many of the people who worked there at the time are most certainly dead now or well into their 80's. Other problem could be that any records / noted will have certainly been destroyed now and record keeping was not as thorough in those days. As I say I wish you luck.
  5. Nearest you got was if they were thought of as a risk for absconding you'd write a description of what they were wearing that day in their notes. Thing was that after a while the Police got to know the regulars and would know who you were on about as soon as you rang them.
  6. I worked at Middlewood for a brief time and in mental health for 28 years and can't remember photographs being taken of any patients in all that time. What does it mean to be legally incapacitated? Person temporarily or permanently impaired by mental and/or physical deficiency, disability, illness, or by the use of drugs to the extent he or she lacks sufficient understanding to make rational decisions or engage in responsible actions. sometimes in the past diagnosis could be very vague. One diagnosis fits all so to speak. Thankfully things have changed
  7. There might be a picture but to be honest I doubt it. As for a "diagnosis" sometimes it would be terminology not in use today or it might be very vague. I've seen records from the 1900s etc where they are shown to have been admitted due to being worried or nervous. I've seen records which give kids diagnosis as stupid or docile even lazy.
  8. I always thought she was as wickerman said Persian.
  9. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/libraries-archives/access-archives-local-studies-l Mental health The history of mental health provision in South Yorkshire from the late 19th century is largely told by the history of Middlewood Hospital (formerly South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum) which was established in Sheffield in 1872. The records of Middlewood Hospital (1872 – 1996) are at Sheffield Archives. These include patient admission registers dating back to 1872 which list the names of the many thousands of people who passed through the asylum, detailing ages, occupations and ‘causes of insanity’. The names of all patients admitted to Middlewood Hospital between 1872 and 1910 have been transcribed and can be searched using our indexes.
  10. At the trust, I worked for I don't think they were microfiched but they were stored electronically. As you can imagine it was/is a mammoth task .
  11. Accessing records varies around the country. the trust I worked for would allow access in some cases I think not sure how much they charged if anything. I heard of some trusts charging around £80. I know of somebody who managed to access their records but once they had been ok'd by the trust and consultant there was more stuff blacked out (censored) and unreadable than readable. The problem these days is trusts could be wary because of the where there's blame there's a claim culture.
  12. Might be difficult as they would be confidential so you would probably need his permission to access them also they might have been destroyed. I may be wrong in this but I think they are only kept for around 10 years. My guess is that the only thing you might find out is why he was admitted and even then the names of many diagnoses have changed over the years .for instance what was known as manic depression is now known as Bi-Polar.
  13. Doc Martin Biology , Mr White RE were a couple of other teachers
  14. Remember Mr Hill, Mr Powell and Holmes but not Mrs Merryweather
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