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  1. In the early 70s I called in The Golden Ball Whiston for a pint on my way home,to my surprise stood at the bar holding court was Fred Truman !.Well old fiery Fred was churning it out at the top of his voice to all and sundry using every expletive in the book and some more besides!.Now I am no shrinking violet and I can turn it out a bit myself but he impressed me with his complete indifference to other people around him and what a big headed get he was,he went down in my estimation that night alright!.Someone said he was in the area to visit his mother who lived in Whiston,true or not I don,t know!.
  2. Correct Retep we went with the school,I remember telling the teacher that was our house in the first painting he told me to be quiet and stop showing off,when I persisted he got annoyed so I dropped it!.On the second painting the building with the goit at the side is not our place,its either the mill or a second cottage that was at the end of ours that was demolished in the very early 1900s!.I traced it on Picture Sheffield,on picture 2 looking downhill to the left is the tiny chapel after that the gravediggers house in Wardsend Cemetery occupied by the Grattans in my childhood!.How is Whitey by the way does he still carry that aqualung,thats what Park Drives do for you!
  3. St Petre when you gazed over the Don Valley down behind Bassets and Owlerton Stadium did you notice the cottage on the bend in Liversey Street just after the old stone bridge over the River Don?.Well that's where myself and my family lived from the 1940s until the 70s,it was a different place in the earlier days to what it ended up like eventualy ,when I was a kid there wasn,t even a road just a dirt track,I was born 1943 so I would imagine we are similar ages,I never forget the old place I even have a recurring dream of being stranded on a night out with no money in the middle of nowhere trying to get home back there only to find nobody there when I make it ,its all been done up and when I get in some stranger shows up and turfs me out!.God knows what that's all about it must mean something I don't know what!.
  4. We had it made in the 70s for Sheffield Football both teams were in the top flight 1st Division,so one week 4 of us my younger brother and a couple of pals would be on the Kop at Hillsborough the next in the middle of John Street stand watching our teams!.We had some real fall outs between us my bro and I Blades the other 2 Owls fans but we always got over it!.Coming up to nowadays it would be great if Wednesday could get promotion next season to the Premiership giving top flight football to Sheffield once again it can only be good for the city rivalries put aside of course as long as United came out on top!.
  5. PetCharlie the game when Dave Mckay got sent off was that the one Tony Currie had his debut for United,the one when Currie ran rings round him,I recall John Harris saying in the paper that he was saving Currie for the future!.He played him against Spurs and he was never off the team sheet again,what a buy for £20,000,how much would he be worth nowadays!.
  6. You are right Jim it was Hickton ,I meant to put that ,I put Tudor because I had just been reading about him a minute before,the grey matter is failing me yet again(help).
  7. First off I apologise for getting Curries sitting on ball the trick mixed up ,it was two separate games,then I want to share a memory I had in the 70s!.We were playing a night match against Middlesborough,my brother and I drove up there and were queueing to get in the side stand,we were chatting away when a bloke said "Are you from Sheffield?","Yes we are !","Do you want to buy 2 tickets half price?""Have you printed them yourself no thanks!".He then said "Pay me inside they are genuine!".So we did,we ended up in the directors box next to David Ford!.He heard us talking introduced himself and we had a great time talking to him,towards the end of the game he asked if we like to go for a pint with him and his pal John Tudor who was center forward for Middlesborough that night!.I had to decline due to the long drive home and a 5am start next day!.David Ford played for both Sheffield clubs he was down to earth and friendly not a bit like some of todays prima donnas,thats it a memory from the 70s!.
  8. Does anyone remember Alan Woodwards party trick in those days in the 70s,he used to regularly score direct from a corner kick!,I saw him do it quite a few times!.Our center forward Billy Deardon not tall and beefy like most strikers then but he knew where the net was alright!,when he ran with the ball he always looked like would trip up but he never did!.Eddie Colquen ,I think that's the right spelling,centre half had dodgy ankles ,he always wore special boots to protect them!.Jeff Salmons left winger could run like a train if he was tackled he would roll for yards with the momentum he was going!.Gill Reece the Wales right winger was a good player also,the team always punched above their weight and don,t forget the best player we have ever had before or since Tony Currie!.
  9. My brother and I were present at that game Alan Ball did the sitting on the ball trick first then Currie repeated it later in the same match much to Ball,s chagrin,you couldn,t better Tony no way!.He was my favourite player in those days,what about the night match we played Leeds when they were beating every team in sight and we beat them good style!.Without doubt they were the most petulant dirty side I have ever seen,they were very good at dishing it out but not so good on the receiving end,they showed themselves up that night!.I don,t know if its true but an ex united player told me that Bremner said to Tony Currie as they trooped off the pitch"There,s a broken leg waiting for you at Elland Road !",maybe a rumour but at the return game we attended Currie was kicked all over the pitch so I tend to believe it!.
  10. Hi jaffa1 yes I knew Michael Copeland not well as there was a lot of driver-salesmen employed by Newboulds in the 60s, one everyone will know Bobby Knutt!.Another one Vin Kenny ex Wednesday player,in those days several drivers played in bands on the working mens club circuit lead singing or on instruments!.We were finished for the day around 1pm and it was across the road to the Victoria Hotel to sample Beryl and Rons best bitter,those were the days!.
  11. Retep has got it spot on,Fletchers first until they built a new bakery on Claywheels Lane,then it was Newboulds bakery where I worked as a driver-salesman in 1965 after my previous employer the Don Bakery was bought by Garfield Weston (Sunblest] who already owned Newboulds!.I left after falling out with the General manager going on to another bakery Vere and Sons Rotherham after a stint at Express Dairies that I hated with a vengeance !.I then tried Jacksons who were useless they couldn,t sell ice cream in the desert!.In 1977 I started at Fletchers where I stayed until retirement in 2007,thats it my working life in a nutshell!.
  12. Our first house bought in the 60s was a terrace same as mentioned in this thread,it cost exactly £1,000 pounds situated on Marion Road S6!.Like everyone says nobody used the front room only Sundays and special occasions ,right from the start we bucked this trend,we decorated it and used it every night after teatime!.In the winter we had a blazing fire in the grate making it nice and cosy,I always remember what the insurance man said once on his monthly visit"I love calling here its always warm and welcoming!",we didn,t have a lot in those days but we always made sure our little girl [now in her 50s] and us were comfortable and well fed!.
  13. My father was on the AAguns and rockets at Parkwood Springs,he told me as a kid that they did more damage to that part of Sheffield than the whole German air force managed to do!!!!.
  14. My first job on leaving school in 1958 was as a drivers mate delivering to pubs and working mens clubs for Goddard and Sons,mineral water,cordials,soda syphons,Billiams snacks and my least favourite Smiths Crisps!.In those days the only crisps you could buy were plain with a blue paper twist of salt enclosed,they were packed in aluminium square tins which we carried 6 to 8 high balanced on your front,now and then one would slip and drop onto your head the sharp corners making a nice painful indentation in it blood trickling down your face,Smiths crisps I did not like!.
  15. My wife and I were walking up Fargate on Wednesday afternoon when a coach pulled up opposite the Yorkshire Bank!.Out of which poured smartly dressed kids of all ages and sizes,they marched smartly two abreast upstairs into the hall next door to the bank!.I had a word with one of the adults looking after them who informed me they were an orphaned childrens choir from Uganda and that they giving a free concert that very night,we couldn,t make it so on arriving home I went online to see if there was any information about them coming up blank!. I was wondering if anyone on the Forum had heard anything about their visit to our city!.
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