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darra

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  1. Hi everybody,I was at Hinde House from 1966 to 73 and left just before the riot.Anybody remember the football match at the sports ground opposite concord sports centre when a few Hinde Housers started hitting anything that moved,teachers included?The Physics teacher was called Mr Priestly I think? Remember all the teachers mentioned on here especially Gregorian who went mental in one lesson when somebody said the word crap.According to her it was on a par with the F word.Mr Martin was cool let all us 6th formers call him by his first name (David) and used to regale us with stories of London (Carnaby Street etal) in the late 50's early 60's As for Edwards I was one of the unfortunates who felt his wrath.He dragged me out in front of the class and preceded to slag of me and then my mother for no apparent reason a truly odious man.
  2. this might explain http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Sheffield/more.html
  3. Thing it might be a coloquialism(sp) as the two districts are side by side as in Attercliffe and darnall.
  4. Used to go to the Daisy regularly in the late 70's early 80's.Allegedly the birth place of the Human League.Remember some nights the D.J. was a Look North presenter,can't remember his name, which was a bit wierd.When it went down hill moved on to the Limit.
  5. A friend of a friend told me a story about when he saw Genesis in a church hall many many years ago.The police were called following a complaint and they were asked to tone down the volume a bit
  6. I went to that one. one other thing that comes to mind,can't remember which concert, was going round writing man in felt tip under all the way out signs. well it was funny at the time.
  7. That was the bloke The other name I thought it might have been was White.
  8. Well said Paul, for all it's faults, and there were many, Pitsmoor was a decent place to live, until as you say, all the decent families were moved away.I remeber how we, and I include you in that, used to play on the rec until late(ish) into the night without a worry,when the policeman whose name I can't remember used to talk to us and we would call him sir.Walking home from Town on a weekend a bit worse for wear and not feeling at all threatened.It's a shame that If I went back now it would be pretty much a no go area,but then again isn't that the way for a lot of places
  9. I was mate worked out at around £16/week which was acouple of quid more than my mates.
  10. found my contract for my first job in 1973. My yearly wage was the princely sum of £850.
  11. Do you mean the saturday morning ones? If so yes I did
  12. HI Shaun mate long time and all that how you doing? Remember that day well and still got the lump to prove it. As I remember it you were trying to attract my attention and you certainly managed it. P.s my lawers will be contacting your lawers shortly.
  13. I was 7 at the time and lived in the tower blocks on Andover street in Pitsmoor. Can just about remember how the flats were swaying,was told later that if you stood outside you could actualy see them moving.
  14. I.m doing allright mate what about you? Yeah I went to Hinde house,some happy memories, some not, Mr Edwards being a psycho,Napier,Richardson,Doc Martin. I was in the same year as Ian Caterer,Kevin Buzcko,Dave Smith.Gary Parker,Graham cryer.to name a few.
  15. try this http://www.hendersonsrelish.com/
  16. As A kid we just used to say "Get yer spuds in"
  17. Taking pop bottles back to the shop to get the money back then spending it on sweets usually blackjacks or fruit salads. Anybody remember going to the shop to buy a homemade ice lolly for a penny?
  18. Balaclavas, liberty bodices, the pop man coming round on a Friday and you having to give him the co-op share number ( can still remember it after 45 years).
  19. Used to go to a place in the Wicker run by a Mr Naaz called the Naaz. Like a transport cafe with Formica tables and Elvis playing in the background. He used to stay open 'til 2 to 3 in the morning sometimes. Endless cups of free coffee as I remember and good food.
  20. Morris Traveller which cost me £50 in 1978. Gave it away a year later. Last heard of (1983 ish) rotting in a field just outside Bridlington.
  21. One of my mates Mothers was arunner for the bookies up there
  22. Remember it well the food was good. It was next to acinema the name of which I can't remember (The classic?) It was also part of a conspiracy theory. A company wanted to develop Fitzalen square which meant demolishing the cinema.Unfortunately the cinema was a listed building so they couldn't.One night the cinema burnt down taking the restaurant with it. I remember reading in the Star about it being in suspicous citrcumstances but nothing was ever proved.
  23. Remember it well, served good food.It was part of a conspiracy theory as I remember. It was next to a cinema the name of which I can't remember The story goes that a company wanted to develop fitzallen square. This meant demolishing the cinema but it was a listed building so they couldn't then one night the cinema burnt down taking the Restaurant with it.
  24. Stop it mate you're bringing a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat lol
  25. Used to frequent the white house chippy a lot, Whilst on the subject of shops anybody remember Cairas (sp)? Run by Tony and his Mum best ice cream around. One of those shops that never closed. Remember that if you went in for something and he hadn't got it he would try his damndedst to sell you something else. Top bloke.
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