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  1. Test You might have known my next door neighbor on Carter Place, Ivy Redfern. She was about 5 years older than Mary and me. On hot summer days she would drive us kids crazy by claiming to have her own ice cream machine in their cellar! Sorta like your Taggy secret recipe tease! Lol?
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  3. There was also one at the top of Heeley Green, and another one down near Rushdale Road. They were a magnet for us kids. Very dangerous though, at ground level with, no fence, sheer concrete sides and at least 8 feet deep. I believe they finally filled them in in the early 50s?
  4. The Salvation Army hut was on Carter Road, next to Maltby's. You can see the wall at the front of the site in this picture, on the left. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14130&pos=90&action=zoom&id=16954 (Mary Maltby and I were inseparable around 5 -8 years of age. The S.A. used to have a Magic Lantern show there on Saturday nights, and the long unlit entrance walkway was where we neighborhood kids got our first rudimentary sex education, but I digress, Lol)
  5. During the war, and up until the 60s, that corner of Gregory Road and Cambridge Road, was occupied by a concrete water reservoir, one of many scattered around the city as a source of water to fight wartime fires. It was surrounded by advertising boards. I know it very well because I almost drowned in there. You can just see it at the end of Forster Road, on the right. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s16277&pos=7&action=zoom&id=19008
  6. I was one of those fortunate people who learned a lot of skills very young. Gardening, Woodworking, bookbinding (at home and school) Shoe repairing and leather working (uncle) Plumbing Drafting Metal working (machine shop, blacksmiths, welding, arc and gas) Cooking (grandma) Painting and wallpapering Needlework, sowing and knitting (aunts) Plastering, bricklaying and cement work (uncle) Electrical (as apprentice) Glazing Even made my own custom metal tool box. A lot of this came from working in factories, before the unions came in 1958 or so, and forbade us from using their tolls or machines. Also thanks to King Edwards night school on the Manor, Rowlinson and Pond Street College day schools. Came in handy, as I can fix most broken stuff with my little tool kit and every ready supply of screws, glues, tapes and touch up paint! Lost arts, in this Iphone age!
  7. "For he's a jolly good driver". Sung when passing a rival Working Men's Club charabang.
  8. Sevenpence farthing an hour for 44 hours. 8 hours a day Monday to Friday, and 8 to noon Saturdays. Apprentice electrician, F.H. Wheeler, 1954.
  9. Steve is alive and well and has a restaurant/club/bar in the Caribbean. I was talking to him just a couple of days ago. I spend my winters there, and see him often and we have had some good times together!
  10. I still remember the smell of stale pee and cigarette ends in those public toilets! The "tuppeny wash and brush up" was handy though!
  11. Why do I still remember this nonsense? My mother said I never should play with the gypsies in the wood If i did then she would say naughty little girl to dis-o-bay I had a bonnet trimmed with blue do you still wear it yes i do when do you wear it? when i can when i go out with my young man my young man is a very nice man tries to teach me all he can reading, writing arithmetic he doesn't forget to give me the stick When he does he makes me dance out of England into France out of France and in to Spain over the hills and back again! (Phew!)
  12. If you do not want to play, Take your hook and go away So, sky, bunk, it!
  13. I do remember "bread and dip" for dinner, and digestive biscuits dipped in tea!
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