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  1. Good luck with your novel. Sheffield used to be called "a dirty picture in a beautiful frame" beause of the heavy steel industry but now it has changed for the better. Some of the working class areas are Darnall, Attercliffe, Pitsmoor, Heeley and a few more but because of redevelopment it is now a beautiful, vibrant city with quick access to lovely countryside. There is a very good university which is open to any class who have aspirations in life. I was brought up with blue-collar parents during and after the war. Sheffield had a bad hammering from German bombing which destroyed much of the city centre and killed and injured thousands of people. I luckily escaped from this as a baby. Hope to read your novel.
  2. I was born on Jepson Road in the war. Lovely memories of the allotments, woolly woods and concord park before concord school was built. Love to get in touch with old friends from that area. I was carol Stevenson then.
  3. Are you the Ian Drummond who used to go to Shiregreen Junior school on Bracken Road in the 1940's and ho lived on Bellhouse Road. If you are, I can remember coming to your house for a birthday party. Carol S.
  4. My grandfather, William Wright, used to be a driver for Rider, Wilson Co. in the early part of the 1900s.
  5. There were some small almshouses in Oakes Green at least until late 1950s but probably have gone now. ---------- Post added 21-01-2017 at 16:00 ---------- Oakes Green is in Attercliffe opposite bottom of Staniforth Road
  6. Stuart was a good jiver in the late 80's but I heard he had put on a lot of weight later. Used to give him a lift home at times. Called on him once at Manor but there was no answer.
  7. I went to shiregreen nursery in 1942 and we used to play on a triangular piece if land in the middle of the road (fenced) but hardly any traffic then. We used to nap on little pink beds. I had a fight with a boy because I wanted his peg picture. Went to infant school and stayed through until after 11 plus. We used to dare each other to run through the old air raid shelters which were full of debris. Talk about health and safety. Headmaster was Mr Kent and some of the teachers were Mr Coombs, Mr Ludbrook, Mrs Moore. Would love to get in contact with anyone from those days. My name was Carol S.
  8. There are specialised social workers who have authority to search adoption records and, with permission from the adopted person, can arrange contact with their birth family. There may be aa fee. My granddaughter found her half-sister after 25 years of searching, in a few weeks.
  9. Years ago, I knew a John Hallam who was a fireman at Manor Top fire station.
  10. Does anyone know the purpose of the brass studs in the pavement on the high street.
  11. I was a member of the typing pools in the Estates Surveyor's and Town Clerk's Departments in the late 50's and early 60's - happy days. I was Carol S. Would love to hear from any of my old comrades. ---------- Post added 16-04-2016 at 19:47 ---------- :love:I was a member of the typing pools in the Estates Surveyor's and Town Clerk's Departments in the late 50's and early 60's - happy days. I was Carol S. Would love to hear from any of my old comrades.
  12. There was an Eric Damms from the flower estate in hiregreen, sheffield. He attended Shiregreen junior school up to 1951.
  13. Is there anyone out there who used to go to the Beeches on Canklow. Terrific times dancing rock and roll.
  14. I travelled from shiregreen to Girls' High School in 1951 and later from darnall. What a trek, specially in bad weather but didn't mind then. Happy days.
  15. I was at shiregreen school in the 40s and early 50s. I was given the ruler for being cheeky to a student teacher. Boys got the cane and I always wondered what "cane break" was. Thank you Timbuck for the explanation. My name was Carol Stevenson then. I remember Mr Coombs, Mr Ludbrook, Mrs Moore and the headmaster Mr Kent. One of the other teachers used to tell us murder stories on wet playtimes. Wonderful.
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