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Dreb48

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About Dreb48

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  • Birthday 07/08/1948

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    Beauchief
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    Good food,good wine,good music
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    Former Sub Postmaster

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  1. Hi I’m Dreb48’s partner. I was married to the lead singer of the Mexicans! Glad to hear you liked them. Think he would have liked to continue but they all wanted careers
  2. Used to love Norton Church Hall dances. Norton and Dore Dance were the 2 nights we most looked forward to back then. I know this is an old thread but if anybody is still posting , is the Pat Batch mentioned the one that lived at Beauchief and had a younger sister Susan ?
  3. I was just going to point out the same. People just can’t wait to tell you how superior their taste is to yours and totally miss the point of the OP. I remember asking on a thread years ago if anyone knew of pubs that sold a certain beer to be told sanctimoniously that it was cats <removed> anyway. So helpful.
  4. I was born and grew up in a prefab on Green Oak estate at Totley. I’d been back a few times, though obviously the prefabs are long gone. Fortunately, one of our children has moved into Laverdene recently and I always get that strange feeling of ‘ coming home ‘when I get past Dore Station on the way to visit. The hours spent trainspotting down there, the Church Halls where we danced or attended youth clubs, the shops on Totley Rise where I spent my hard earned paper round wages, the various woods we played in, the park we passed whole summers in......... just so much to remember fondly. Like others say, it’s the size and distances that completely throw you out now. The road layout is the same as it was when we lived there, played football in the street and sledged down the road but everything is just so much smaller than I remembered it. The roads seemed wider cos there were hardly any cars yet now it’s a struggle to get through with cars parked both sides. Its more than 50 years since I left but you never forget those times.
  5. There was a dad bad joke that I always used to play on my kids when we drove past. I used to start singing Bullock in Tower to the tune of Mull of Kintyre. They thought it was hilarious. Sorry.
  6. Hillsbro mentions the ISpy books that were the essential accompaniment to the arduous trip to the coast that seemed to take forever. I Spy at the Seaside , my favourite, but was generally extremely disappointed not to find an albatross or, a one legged seaman which reduced my chance of being Big Chief I Spy to zero. We were in the AA rather than RAC and had the beautiful chrome badge gleaming on the radiator. The sheer joy of being saluted by a passing AA patrolman is something that’s sadly missing from the modern day motoring experience
  7. I’ve got a photo. of the family standing beside our first car outside our house. It’s looking down our road and there’s not another car to be seen. We lived on a through road but we could play uninterrupted games of football on our road for hours.
  8. Happy days, hillsboro I often tell tales of car spotting in the 50s to anyone that’ll listen. They give me that ‘yeah right ‘ incredulous look. It’s just impossible for anyone under pension age to imagine that there were so few private cars on the road I lived on the GreenOak estate at Totley and I’d stroll up our road to Baslow Rd with pencil and notebook, sit on a bench and diligently make a note of passing vehicles most of which seemed to have a W in their registration. It didn’t quite have the appeal of trainspotting as you know very well. The joke I always tell is that I kept on doing it till the day my dad took me spotting on the M1 !!
  9. I think it’s possible that Richard was the Stefanski that lived on Roxton Rd as I said earlier. That would be about the right age . Think his wife was Marie ? They had 2 sons Daniel and Gareth .
  10. Don’t know if this is any help, but I remember a Stefanski family who lived on Roxton Rd off Abbey Lane in the 80s. I think they had 2 sons, one of whom was called Gareth who would now be around 40.
  11. Thanks for the response but there was no connection between the two. I remember the caterers on Hutcliffe Wood, though the name escapes me. They were in the end shop that subsequently became various restaurants until it became Andos which it is now.
  12. Does anyone remember Norton Caterers who had a place on Abbey Lane in the 60s ? It was run by Gordon and Doreen Boucher who moved later to the Wig and Pen on Campo Lane.
  13. I know Mandy’s friend, Janet, had asked for information about her on another thread which I think was about Woodseats. I don’t think she got any response
  14. There were 2 restaurants on West St quite close to each other. One was K Pasa and the other was Que Tal. Im pretty sure Que Tal was Chilean. There may be some old threads on here about it if you search.
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