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About beezerboy

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    Ontario, Canada. Ex. Pitsmoor / Grimesthorpe
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    Machine tool fitter,Retired, E S C apprenticed.

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  1. The Grimesthorpe that never was. Hope this works. www.picturesheffield y09960
  2. Worked out ok for us , Married for 54 years but have been together 61. The last 40 in Canada. Eileen finally remembered the name, Pauline Wheelhouse.
  3. No, she couldn't recall her surname , sort of hoped she might see this site and remember her. Besides, not long after she started there she got me and still has.
  4. My wife Eileen started here after leaving school in August 1960, she remembers Mr Peters and she also worked in the Grotto and met a girl called Paula.
  5. Would that have applied to the East House on Spital Hill where the shootings was in the 60's. I seem to remember they had outside P-- corner
  6. I believe they a made a Kitchen for the Bank of England at the Old Lady of Treadneedle St. My mother Elsie S worked there all through the night for a week cleaning it as it was installed. I also think a Michael Armitage was there for a time. Did they also do one for the British Embassy in Moscow??
  7. I worked wth him on the jigs and fixtures, my bench was opposite his. This would be around '77 _ '79. I had him going nuts one day when he was trying to get some welding done. Our benchs were all connected by a earthing strip which I had cut so I could step on it to break the circuit. I would let the welder arc but not let him make a run . It was ages before he found what I was doing.
  8. Was he the one with a huge scar for heart surgery? It went rom his spine to his chest and looked like apiece of 3/8 " rope.
  9. Try Picture Sheffield, not exactly what you want but photos ref# s16513, s51614 & s25323 are from mid '60'S
  10. As I said, here are the pubs that were at some time licensed to my bygone relatives. The primary person was my great grandad Henry Harrison , he and his wife were married whist in service to Thomas Firth ( you've heard of him) as a groom and household duties .Their first pub was The Grapes , Trippet Lane in 1899then as follows:- Royds Inn Attercliffe Rd about 1909 Beer house 21 Adsetts St (maybe Albion ?) Alexandra, Carlisle St East, 1918-1924. The license was then passed on to one of my grandads until it was again transferred to my grandmother Clara until around 1942. Hallcar Tavern ( also known as Hudson Arms) grandma Clara 1942 Sheffield Arms, Joseph H Harrison, brother of Clara Harrison 1923-1939 I always knew my father lived in a pub but was surprise to find he was born at the River Don Inn (1916) ,Janson and Brightside lane which I passed many times as I word at E.S.C , at all three sides, doing night shift at what was called the New Shop behind the pub. There is a chance in 1944 the Robin Hood (Grimesthorpe Tavern), 46 Ellesmere Rd was also connected to our family but as yet to be confirmed. I had to pass the Hallcar every time I left home, there was no other way, It often took an hour to get to the bus stop at Carwood Rd. Every other Friday night I used to meet with a workmate in the Sheffield Arms for a game of snooker in the late 70's early 80's but I regret to say that I never went in the Alex, for me that is a big mistake. '"
  11. If they are as Irish as the family I am tracking, it's probably over 250 years ago.
  12. Of course it has a connection to Grimesthorpe, His family lived in the Alms houses that were around Bland , Adsett & Carlisle St East and he was born there. His sister Rosetta is a big deal in our research , even though the family knew her very well her early life and family were difficult to track. She had a shop on Grimesthorpe Rd up by Margate street and later lower down at #770. My wife's family lived on Cyclops, Botham & Hunsley Street from the 1890's and I was hoping that maybe someone in the Allen family still took a look at this thread and could help.
  13. That' not unusually in years gone by, especially in the late 1800's -early 1900's, All work, no car , candle or gas light, no tv, not much radio but plenty of pubs . What else is there to do that that will make you grit your teeth and put a smile on your face. You need solid leads to trace someone , you can't just investigate every name that's the same , there has to be a reasonable chance you're heading in the right direction . I realise that this family were located in the general area of the one William Allan's parents lived, but so were many others. What would be nice if one of these people has read this thread and could help. Us
  14. I I've gone as far as I can to get closer to this person but unable to make any progress , so I will move onto something else . Next is to put together a list of the pubs in the family, some you will know. Thanks for trying it, is appreciated Regards Beezerboy
  15. Sorry I don't know but would have been about 1920
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