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  1. I wonder if anyone knew Mick Ward, born in Sheffield in 1952. Lived most of his Sheffield days with his parents at High Storrs Drive. I believe he attended Silverdale until going to Abbeydale Grange for his A levels. Went on to study Chemical Engineering at Bradford Uni. and married in about 1974/5. He and his family moved to the Stockport area many years ago. Sadly after a very lengthy period of illness and general disability including blindness, Mick died age 67 in Manchester Royal Infirmary at the end of August this year (2019). I am/was his brother-in-law and just thought that someone back in Sheffield might remember him and may wonder what had become of him. None of the family currently live in the Sheffield area. RIP Mick.
  2. My wife and I lived on Albert Road from 1972 to 1983 at number 225. Have you looked at Street View on Google Earth? You should be able to see it as it is today unless someone has blocked the pictures as they have by our old house.
  3. Interesting. When we lived in Sheffield it always bugged us that Sheffield didn't seem to exist as far as the BBC Look North was concerned, you would think Leeds was the hub of the universe! I assume local BBC services are still based in Leeds or have they moved to Media City in Manchester now?
  4. Now living in Lichfield it has been good recently to see so much of Sheffield, of which I have very fond memories, on the BBC. The new Dr Who of course, episode one and episode three this last weekend filmed at Park Hill flats, the new Steph McGovern programme about manufacturing showing the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Cutlers Hall and various shots in the city (and Hathersage) and then Breakfast Television from the Winter Gardens just this morning. The city is looking good on the small screen - be proud.
  5. Hi Mikefisher. I no longer live in Sheffield but many moons ago used to do amateur dramatics with Joe Ashton's daughter in a group called Theatre Focus. I'm not in contact with her and doubt she would remember me but you could try contacting her if all else fails. I happened to meet Joe Ashton by chance years later and asking after her he told me she was a reporter and a quick search on-line seems to suggest that she is currently the Local Democracy Reporter at Johnson Press. I'm sure there are contact details on the internet. Hope this is of some small help. I have to admit I didn't recognise her from her picture (she was still at school when she was with TF) but from her history on-line I'm 99.9% positive this is Joe Ashton's daughter. If copies of the book are available still I'm guessing she will know how you might get one. ---------- Post added 30-10-2018 at 16:15 ---------- Me again. Just realised I didn't say that her name is Lucy.
  6. I guess parking charges are always something to be moaned about wherever you live. When I moved to Lichfield from Sheffield nine years ago the locals here told me how expensive parking was until I pointed out to them that you could only park in Sheffield for half an hour for what they were paying for a whole day in Lichfield.
  7. Arthur Price is based in Lichfield, Staffordshire these days. Not a Sheffield company.
  8. For some reason I can't get the picture to open so can't comment on the picture itself, but, Hibberts, as well as selling pictures and supplies also provided a picture framing service. It could well be that whoever owned the picture originally had it framed at Hibberts. As well as buying several paintings from the shop during the years we lived in Sheffield, we also had pictures framed by them and they did put a sticker on the back. Sadly the Hibbert name on the photo may mean nothing more than the fact that it was taken to them to be framed.
  9. True! The same thought occurred to me about half a second after clicking 'Submit Reply'.
  10. I think the furthest landmark you can see from Sheffield, given a clear day, is the Sun. A mere 149.6 million kilometres away. Warning! Don't use binoculars.
  11. I think right up to it closing, Lodge Moor Hospital Pharmacy had a small tank of leaches on their reception counter.
  12. Hi Wensley1. Sorry you both ended up there in those circumstances but glad it turned out Ok in the end. It was very unusual to have both sexes on a ward in those days and I can't recall seeing it happen at the RH. They must have been pushed for beds! I can just imagine the excitement!! The male wards I remember were Bernard Wake, May Ward, Edgar Allan and Arthur Jackson. I was going to list Pye Smith but on reflection think that was female. Each of these wards had four small side wards, 2 each side at the ward entrance. Possibly you were in one of those? There were other wards over in what was known as Pay Block because of a few private rooms on the top floor. That block was served by a lift manned by a rather grumpy chap who I think was called Joe. Don't think I ever saw him smile but then his life must have been full of ups and downs. (sorry). Christmas was always a jolly time with all the wards decorating for the event. Lots of lights and cotton wool snow which H&S eventually put an end to, not to mention inappropriate use of NHS funds. Ah well!
  13. Gosh, happy days! I started at the Royal in April of 1968 in what in those days was just plain old ECG. Finally retired from the RHH Cardiology in 2006 after 38 years. Very happy memories of the 10 years at the Royal (think it was 78 the RHH opened the wards and the Royal closed). Was it Bert who manned the little office at the main West Street entrance? Remember Frank and Percy who used to trundle their trolley around with the post? Some of the girls from the department used to hide their trolley when they weren't around. They always took it in good part. They made the move to the RHH. We worked for Dr.Gumpert (senior) not his son who became a Neuro Consultant. Prof Sir Charles Stuart-Harris. Dr. Jerry Daly, Dr Derek Cullen, Mr Williams, Mr Fox, Maggie Platts, Dr Charles Davies. Gosh there were others but the names escape me. No doubt someone can fill in some more names. As has been said there was a lovely family atmosphere which largely disappeared when we moved 'up the road'. There was great excitement making the move and strange walking around the finally empty Royal. I recall that on 'moving day' there was one very poorly patient in the Renal Unit (used to block the end of the first floor corridor near Keeling Ward). They put off moving them until they had no option but I believe very sadly that they didn't survive. Everyone was firmly of the opinion that they wouldn't have survived anyway but it was ,to say the least, very unfortunate timing for all concerned. I digress slightly from the main topic, but the RHH was the only hospital I ever worked in where if you asked a patient where they lived, often they could point out of the window and show you whereabouts they were from. Certainly had better views than the old Royal assuming you forget about Fulwood Annex!
  14. I hate to recommend the internet rather than a real shop, but take a look at Modelsport. I can vouch for them being a very good company. They do actually have a real shop though just at this moment I can't recall where it is! they are very helpful should you need to contact them by phone as well.
  15. Sorry to come to this so late, but I worked at the Royal on West Street in Cardiology from 1968 until we finally moved to the RHH. Also worked at the RI. I can confirm what others have said that the Miners Welfare Block was at the Royal Hospital not the RI. It was also referred to as Pay Block there being a small private ward on the top floor with individual rooms. ---------- Post added 24-10-2017 at 17:14 ---------- [ She also used to assist in the operating theatre. The sister in charge was a Miss Smeaton, and I have a photograph of both of them in the theatre which had a marble panelled wall. . Although based at the Royal on West Street, I occasionally worked in Cardiac theatres at the old Infirmary. I normally did cardiac theatres at the Childrens Hospital working with the surgeon Mr Desmond Taylor and the anaesthetist, Dr Di Robertson. The first time I worked with them at the Royal Infirmary, Dr Robertson asked me what I thought of the marble walls which he referred to as 'urinal architecture'.
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