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  1. Robin passed away in his sleep while on holiday in Tenerife with his wife!.It was a shock as he always seemed healthy and was never overweight or ailing anything,I think heart trouble ran in the family but nobody expected it just the same!.
  2. In the 60s I had the bright idea of obtaining a suit on the cheap which I passed on to a mate of mine "Robin Crapper"who said he could help through his contacts!.Any way we ended up at a Latvian drinking club where a bloke gave us an address and phone number of someone in Bradford and off we went there to obtain a suit length each of top quality material!.Back we came to Sheffield with the cloth next Robin said "I know a good tailor!",big mistake as I was having misgivings about the whole idea,my suit when finished was a pigs ear not fitting well at all,it was a disaster of epic proportions I was very disapointed after all the lengths and expense we went too!.It went to the charity shop without me wearing it,a costly waste of time and money,me and my bright ideas which I kept to myself from then on!.
  3. Brian AKA "Bruno" Thackery,that name rings a bell before he was into football was he an amateur boxer?.If its the same bloke I came across him at Hillsborough Boys Club where I used to train every week as a 14 year old!.If its him he was a real tough nut who after I watched him going at it with the guy who trained us I gave him a wide berth,I was too young to die!.He was built like an outside toilet and this is why I remember him giving the trainer a real work out because he was no shrinking violet himself!.In later years I heard he was playing in goal for some team whilst I was running the Roland Arms in the Sunday Imperial league,so I wonder is it the same bloke?.
  4. A couple of years ago I posted a piece about when my Grandma Hollis used to take me shopping as the bag carrier around Hillsborough,this was late 40s and food rationing was still ongoing!.This time I recall we ended up down Holme Lane somewhere in the area of the Tramsheds,where we joined the queue at the horsemeat shop!.I remember the meat hung in the window having yellow fat on it not white like beef,also the smell in the shop ,in front of us was an old lady,they all looked old to me!.She told the man serving "Its for the dogs you know!",yere right pull the other one thought I!.There was nothing wrong with horsemeat if it is fresh the French and Belgians eat it nowadays no problems,also I remember the shop at Hillsborough Corner with lots of rabbits hung outside for sale,a thing you never see nowadays!.I loved rabbit stew with carrots and onions,very tasty!.
  5. A favourite chip shop meal we loved as schoolkids was after we were heading home from a Wednesday night swimming session at Upperthorpe Baths sponsored by Stalker Drill works!.After drying off we had a 1penny hot bovril drink at the baths and set off through the old Kelvin to the chippy,on arrival we purchased a large balm cake plus fish and chips!.We ate the fish first at the same time as bread dug out from the middle of the balm cake with our fingers after which we stuffed all the chips into the cavity creating a huge buttie which we polished off in no time!.Our expenditure was the princely sum of 1 shilling and 6 pence,seven and a half new pence in todays money,
  6. As a youngster in the 40s and50s our daily diet was always cooked from scratch by our Mum,we had a small holding with two pig styes both occupied also we had over 30 rabbits in a large hutch,6 geese and several chickens plus cockeral!,Two nannie goats and in the barn a dray horse plus a pony,3 cats and 3 dogs to deal with the vermin !.As you can imagine we didn,t go short of fresh meat and eggs,in those days nothing was wasted and everyone regulary consumed offal especially my dad,I couldn ,t stomach some of the stuff he ate!.For example tripe and onions,I tried it and it was like chewing rubber,another one beast heart,the smell made me gipp never mind the taste!.He loved finny hadock in milk,I loved pigs trotters and liver and onions,rabbit,chicken and any part of a pig the saying was the only part of a pig you cant eat was its squeal,they were slaughtered on site and butchered,the blood was turned into black pudding,the meat preserved in course salt that was my job!.It was very rare we had anything out of tins or packets,all vegetables came from allotments just below the Five Arches Herries Road we didn,t realise how well off we were with our diet we just took it for granted!.
  7. Ron who owned it since the 70s was an old workmate of mine from Vere and Sons bakery in Rotherham,he built it up from nothing!.Brendon Ingle used to take his up and coming fighters in there for a veggie dinner quite a lot,it was very popular with the local workers!.It was the year 2000 I last saw Ron I popped in for a dinner expecting him to treat me,I was surprised when I had to pay,not really he was always a tight arse he hadn,t changed a bit!.Sorry to hear of the fire I hope nobody was hurt and his insurance is up to scratch!.
  8. So sorry to hear this is the first I have heard I wish someone had let us know!.Your Dad was a very nice man he never forgot to send us one of his original painted Christmas cards every year,Lee,Lisa and Katy we are so sorry for your loss!.Uncle J--and Auntie D----.
  9. We used to hang about up there as schoolkids just the other side of the advertising boards by the side of the pub,from the pigeon cote side the pavement on langsett Road was head high!.This we used for hours of harmless fun,we drilled a hole in a halfcrown coin,tied it to fishing line and threw it out across the pavement and waited!.Sure enough someone would spot the coin and bend down to pick it up,at the last possible moment we would jerk the coin away to be bombarded with bad language and cursing I couldn,t possibly repeat,this would be at nightime so we could dissapear into the dark in case of reprisals!.Another pastime we liked was tunneling into the hillside,we dug a massive one I remember due to a near bad accident,one of the lads was an expert at making explosives and turned up with one to show his expertise!.He set it all up but with too short a fuse,he lit it and we bolted for the entrance,only we didn,t quite make it,a deep loud thump went off and everything fell in,luckily we all got out covered in black ashes !.When I think back at some of the stunts we got up to its a wonder I,m still alive!.
  10. I see no one has mentioned hydrogen cars ,they would take the same time to fuel up as a petrol or diesel,the car produces its own electricity eliminating the worry with charging times!.Up to just the technology is dragging behind the push for EVs and is expensive to purchase a hydrogen car but it makes more sense to me than all the problems mentioned on here!.I think this will be the choice for HGVs in the future it is already being used on bus services at this time in several towns,I think at the moment there are only a few filling stations in the UK Sheffield being one of them!.In my humble opinion we ought to be pushing this technology not the present one with all its problems!.
  11. Never bothered looking all we went there for was the dance hall,on Google maps there are two entrances so maybe one is the cinema!.
  12. Idsworth Road ,on Google Maps it has posters plastered on it saying it is a furniture wharehouse selling carpets,it looks a bit run down!.
  13. Used to frequent the Roxy in those days late 50s every Saturday night,a mate of mine and I went to any dance hall that was going dressed very splendidly in our Teddy boy outfits!.We were still at school around 1957,we had to catch a tram into the Wicker,change to the Firth Park tram dropping off outside the Cannon Hall Fir Vale where we knocked a few jars back and then walked on to the Roxy,we loved it!.It was always packed with plenty of nice females,we had lots of friends there who we only met there and nowhere else,we never had any trouble ever only going to enjoy ourselves!.There was always a nervous hour in the Cannon due to frequent Police visits looking for under age drinkers,we never got pulled even though we were only 14years old,they used to be very keen on that in those days not so much now how times change!.
  14. Thats spoiled my day RIP Dave I never expected that I always thought you would recover,it makes you think of your mortality when an old friend passes!.
  15. Sorry to hear that Retep I bet its caused by a lifetime of smoking,he liked a ciggy did Dave!.Tell him I hope he,s ok when you see him don,t forget!.
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