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  1. Got caught playing 3 card brag with some mates in The Rock pub in Pitsmoor. Ended up in court and got fined £5 which in the 70's was a lot of cash. Made the The Star newspaper as well, It must have been a slow news day.
  2. My grandmother told me stories about Charles Peace. We lived in Darnall at the time and some of our family had originated around the Manor I think. Anyway she told me that when he was on the run he was allowed to hide in the attic of my great grand mothers house. No idea if she was telling the truth cool story though.
  3. I am mate you? I'm enjoying retirement can thoroughly recommend it
  4. Been doing a bit of research and it seems there is a Lingards Road in London in SE 13 so may be my Nan was right.
  5. My grandfather did some research into the family name once, not the family tree. He told me that the name had origins in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. He also told me that there were links to the Slave trade. My Grandmother told me that as a girl she was told about a Lingard, an uncle I think who lived in and around London. He inherited a Handsome cab company and quite a lot of land in and around the London area. Unfortunately he was an alcoholic and gambler and either sold or gambled it all away. She also told me that her mother once let Charles Peace hide away from the Police in their attic. Finally my auntie once told me that we are distantly related to Florence Nightingale. This thread got me thinking and bought all the above to mind again.
  6. If you dont want to post e mails etc send each other a private message
  7. Met my girlfriend now wife and she asked me to stop smoking so I did that was 27 years ago. Smoked one cigar since when I was very drunk and couldn't work out why I ever started
  8. Mr eccersley and Glover were proper teachers
  9. did some work on that old bus helped put the stable in for the horse as well laid the concrete base
  10. Dennis was a brilliant sheet metal worker. Remember when my car failed its MOT because the sills had gone. Bring it down to where I work he says. Took it down one Saturday morning. About an hour later picks it up with brand new sills in place.
  11. Michelle couldn't remember her name thanks for jogging my memory
  12. That sounds very much like the afore mentioned Denis's wife. The son was Martin who was well known around Sheffield back in the day
  13. Hello Frank Lingard here. We got moved to Pitsmoor in the high rise flats. We were number 193 all gone now of course. Went back to Darnall a few years ago and couldn't believe it how it gone down hill in some parts. Seemed to be a lot of new builds as well
  14. True but local or not it bought them to the attention of the masses. Same as Wigan casino the Hacienda all pivotal in the music scene in their time
  15. Wasn't the Cavern the same thing, a venue for up and comings?
  16. Was the Mojo club as influential on the British music and club scene as the Cavern club in Liverpool?
  17. You used to be able to buy stick on soles and heels from Woolies as well bit of DIY
  18. God wasn't life a lot simpler then no designer must have labels just sensible clothing designed to do a job and do it well
  19. I never knew him but my wifes maiden name is Roseveare so he was part of her family tree. The family has been researched back to the 1500's by someone who worked on the enigma machine at Bletchley Park. It's originally a Cornish name.From memory there are 3 derivatives Roseveare Rosevar and rosevear. Sorry I went a bit off topic but it was a surprise to see an uncommon name
  20. It was on the opposite end to the arches opposite the Brown Cow? pub
  21. There was an old bloke used to have the smallest shop ever on Ladys Bridge that used to make clogs maybe she got them from there
  22. great pub when I went in 30 odd years ago
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