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  1. I’m also pleased to see the old posters again. Back in the day I could spend an hour or two browsing the site most evenings , and enjoying the banter. I’ve now left Sheffield but still look in. What used to be an hour or more visit sadly became five minutes at the most. Here’s to a better future.
  2. A very interesting video. Thank you. As a young lad some sixty years ago I remember visiting with my dad. We were looking for great grandmothers grave as I remember. I’m not sure if it was his great grandmother or my great great grandmother ...so the date of burial I’ve no dea. Please remember I was just a young lad, but have this memory of a creepy place. It was overgrown back then. Such a shame that’s it been left abandoned for so many years.
  3. I feel for your brother. It’s devastating to return home and find you have been burgled. It happened to me just after my wife died. We lived in the Firth Park area then. On the plus side (for me anyway) it gave me the incentive to upsticks after sixty years and leave the city to be nearer family. I hope your brother is ok and gets the support he needs.
  4. Definition of elderly....... Listening to the Jeremy Vine show. 😀
  5. If not, have you tried Facebook? Many towns, cities, villages, have local Facebook groups.
  6. I’m assuming your daughter lives with you Jamesey? If that’s the case, your daughter is part of your household...and is part of your existing bubble with you mum, and can therefore visit her. If she doesn’t live with you...then whiteowl is correct.
  7. I use quite a few forums . Strangely this is the only one that has never aloud the uploading of photos direct to the forum....always requiring them to be uploaded and hosted elsewhere. I kind of thought this may change under the new management....sadly not.
  8. No point for us expatriates either. Why offer a prize that can only be spent in Sheffield? Lots of members like myself still look in regularly to keep in touch with our home city news. I ain’t spending 50 quid in diesel driving 200 miles from Wales to spend a voucher worth...£50.
  9. I'm so excited, I'm so excited... The Christmas logo competition is going to revive the forum to what it was in the good old days. Brilliant mews.
  10. Tuesday night...Sheffield and District Billiards League. I played for Hillsborough WMC. I still have a few trophies in a box somewhere up in the loft. I remember Eric Ball from ( was it Pitsmoor Cons ). A real gentleman. What was the name of the brilliant player...from, if I remember correctly, Dial House Club. He was highly handicapped and often made large breaks. He was a joy to watch. Teams in the league I remember.... Hillsborough WMC Firth Park Darnall Cons Lane Top St. Stephens Handsworth Stocksbridge What others?
  11. There used to be a separate thread about Firth Park Grammar School but sadly I can't find it. Have the moderators combined the two..despite it being two different schools?
  12. "So if a Londoner only spoke to them they would get the wrong impression of Sheffielders as a whole. In my experience I have found visiting Southerners at bus stops won't smile or pass the time of day with you because they think you are going to knife them, or are anutter. (Because of the experience they have of the atmosphere in London and the South) They just don't get that Yorkshire people think it rude not to talk in that situation" What a load of tosh. I often read folks on here saying what a friendly place Sheffield is, and how folks talk to each other at bus stops, etc. In my experience ( 60 years of living there) it doesn't happen. I'd go as far as to say making eye contact rarely happened Unless you Knew that person.
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