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  1. What nobody has mentioned surprisingly is hydrogen cars,which charge the electric motor up independently on the move!.This technology has not been promoted as much as any of the alternatives but it makes more sense especialy with the charging issue!.Sheffield has one of the few filling stations available in the country,hydrogen I think is the future,a few car companies are still continuing to refine the technology,filling stations need setting up and the prices for the cars are expensive but that was the case for hybrids and full evs at first and its now coming down to reasonable affordability !.Hydrogen is the way forward in my opinion!.
  2. Asaw when you lived on Cross Addy Street did you know a couple of old friends of mine Paul and Dave Patchet who lived there with their mother,I think their father died in the war but I am not sure about that!.I just wondered if you knew them,I had a girlfriend further down the hill Vicky Burgin was her name on Addy Street I think it was called,there was a pub on the corner at the very bottom of the road the name I forget!.
  3. There are lots of nice areas on the outskirts of Dinnington itself,Anston north or south,Aston cum Aughton,Barlborough,Harthill the outskirts of Worksop for a few!.You look at a map of the local area and you are spoilt for choice,all within close proximity of Dinnington!.
  4. I used to love Vesta meals in those days and one of my proudest achievements was making a table lamp out of a Matteas Rose bottle!.We certainly new how to be the height of sophistication or so we thought we were,and don,t forget beer at home with Davenports to wash it down with,I drank gallons of it the delivery bloke said I was his best customer!.
  5. I took my driving test in 1960 in the Abbeydale Road area,everything was going well until the tester chappie out of the blue asked me "What gear are you in?".So I replied "Sports coat and trousers!"trying to lighten the tense atmosphere in the car!.Not a hope ,then he said "When I slap my pad do an emergency brake procedure!",he slapped his pad I braked and nearly put him through the windscreen!.I thought that's it I,ve failed but to my surprise he passed me and praised my driving on the test,just shows you never can tell!.
  6. When I was a working chap I had a night out every week in Scotland in my heavy goods job,some nights I stayed at Bellshill!.I frequented a pub called Capoes for my evening meal,when it had a scotch broth starter I embellished it with my own personal bottle of Hendersons that I had stashed behind the bar secretly weeks earlier!.Unfortunately the barmaid informed some of my fellow workmates who proceeded to drain it until it was no more !,the tight gets never thought to replace it so I had to carry my personal bottle of Hendoes in my bag with me everywhere,I never found out who did the dastardly deed it still haunts me to this day!.
  7. Hi charliewag I used to walk up and down Clubmill Rd twice a day to go to school at Hillfoot County from 1948 until 1959 when I left!.In those days from the school up to the silver mills on the right hand side was a massive ash and clinker tip with no vegetation at all,nowadays its covered in trees,you would not believe anything would grow in it proving what I said about nature fighting back!.
  8. How well I remember the choking sulphur fumes from the power station sweeping across the valley bottom in the 50s,the tall chimney was built to alleviate this but all it did was blow it over towards Shirecliffe who unfortunately were on a level with the chimney top after its construction!.To this day I have a persistant cough that I blame on that nasty toxic cloud and my smoking habit that I gave up over 40yrs ago!.
  9. Hillsborough corner was the Bluebird,London Road was Lin Hongs they both had a lot of my cash in the 60s!.
  10. Hi bullerboy this I did not know!,I should imagine planting has gone on at the huge infill site at Parkwood Springs and I know volunteer groups work in Wardsend Cemetery!.Perhaps you could enlighten me for I am interested!.
  11. Originaly I lived from 1943 for 20 years in the Owlerton area,as a kid I roamed far and wide between there and the Hillfoot area!.Starting from the Five Arches right across to the top side of Stones brewery the ground was very poor,stony,shale that only grass and stunted bushes grew in,I spent my schooldays knocking around Parkwood Springs!.Parkwood in fact didn,t have a single tree anywhere on it the same from the top of Shirecliffe down to Wardsend Cemetery also on the right hand side going up Herries Road !.Now fast forward to nowadays its amazing how nature fights back its turned into a forest with help from no one,I had to take a trip along Penistone Road last week and was amazed with the view of all the tree growth stretching across the horizon and going up Herries Road !.I suppose most people don,t give it a second thought but I think its marvelous how nature fights back!.
  12. I remember watching the coronation on our telly ,I think it was a 12inch screen Bush,when my dad told us we were having a telly I made the mistake of informing a pal at school!.On the day it was being delivered on my way home from school I resembled the Pied Piper with a fair crowd of scruffy urchins myself included trooping into our house!.We all sat on chairs and the floor fascinated with the tv when a large dark shadow appeared in the doorway,my grumpy tired hungry bad tempered old dad!."What the bloody hell is going on?,out you go you scruffy little sods!".Another memory was when the live cricket was on ,there were no portable tvs in those days and our house was the nearest to the Power Station so my dad was a foreman there and every time I came from school for my dinner I couldn,t get to the table as the room was full of his bosses and croneys drinking tea and coffee smoking cigs and pipes!,the room resembled a Turkish brothel its a wonder I didn,t catch a resperity ailment!.This went on every summer when I was a nipper!.
  13. Disruption in the Hillsborough area on match days has gone on for years,in the 60s I lived on Marion road ,in those days I worked Saturday mornings!.One Saturday a cup semi final was being played,at the bottom of Marion road steel barriers were placed across blocking access!.I knew of this so I drove up Croften Avenue and along the top road turning down Marion road from above pulling up at my house!.Just as I was going to turn off my ignition a load shout came from the barrier area,it was a very annoyed plump police sergeant who strode up to me!." Turn the car off and I,ll book you!"says he""I live here says I!""I,ve told you once!".He was adamant and no matter how I protested he meant it,so I had to drive right past Middlewood Hospital park my car and walk back,going back after teatime to recover it!,I was not a happy bunny to put it mildly!.
  14. 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!.
  15. 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!
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