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  1. I am looking for evidence of where the Sheffield townhall was situated before the present building on pinstone street.
  2. I have just been browsing through a calender featuring pictures of Sheffield in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and was trying place a year when the townhall was built. Thankyou in advance and A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.
  3. Having walked round the town centre on Saturday I was amazed the amount of scaffolding round several buildings.The scaffold wrapped around WHSmiths seems to have been there forever. I cant help thinking it must be bad planning on behalf of either the town-planners or the shop-owners to have this set of obstacles and eyesores on the busy streets at this time of year/Does anyone else feel the same as me.
  4. Having family connections in Denmark my wife and I have spent twenty years driving across Europe and can safely say that the Scandinavian model of having your lights on 24 7 is the best law imaginable and why it hasn't become law in this country is difficult to understand. The UK is virtually on the same latitude as Denmark and the benefits of see and being seen is a no-brainer.Just lately with dark early- evenings low cloud fog and wet roads casting shadows making visibility far less reliable. Next time you are out on the road just try and take in the benefits of being able to see much easier than you would if you didn't and the car coming towards you didn't and you may take my point.
  5. Picked up on this info with someone calling at my house asking to sign a petition objecting to plans for a permanent site with facilities hard-standing,washrooms etc etc.Having looked up this info via the Sheffield planning applications I discovered that any objections to this development was to be forwarded between the 8th to the 30 th of march and that all the local residents within a reasonable catchment area would be informed.As we have had no correspondence of any kind and living just a short distance away buth my family and all my neighbours are perturbed to say the least.Has anyoneelse heard or knows anything re this application?? Thanks in advance.
  6. Just a small point re the attractiveness or otherwise of Sheffield. I was told by someone in the know that Sheffield is the city where most students choose to stay, live and work after their graduation.
  7. Has anyone got a viable remedy for preventing cats from fouling my garden as I have tried a variety of recommended remedies none of witch has made any difference. It really is a problem that could be decided by a change in the law requiring owners to be made responsible for their "pets". Can anyone tell me why a cat that causes more damage to the environment through fouling and the slaughter of litteraly thousands or maybe even millions of garden birds every year has the right to roam when a dog must be kept on a lead. I would be pleased to hear where the RSPCA stand on this point as I am sure I am not the onlyone driven almost to distraction by this ongoing problem. Thanks in advance for any realistic solution.
  8. Walking through Endciffe park today I came across a plaque dedicated to a crew of US airmen who were killed when their plane crashed in the park in feb 1944. I had never heard of this before despite living in the sharrow ara most of my early life. Any info on this topic will be much appreciated. Mant thanks. Michael Howson..
  9. Hi All. I have a few items of river fishing tackle whichI no longer use or need.IE. A couple of old rods,feeders ,leads,line and odds and ends. They are usable and can be collected almost any time by calling. Call me on 0114 2694028. Thankyou. ---------- Post added 08-11-2014 at 09:27 ---------- Thanks for your interest but it has now been collected.
  10. Well done Kell Brook. A tight decision but a good one .All the clean punches and superior boxing skills made the difference.Thanks Jim Watt for nothing. Just glad he was a mouthpiece and not a judge.
  11. I cant help but mention that there will be more than a few drivers on here that will have been around when some of the roads mentioned on this thread were and I quote "resurfaced". some of the trouble stem from the fact that the quality of the work is so bad it resembles putting lipstick on a corpse IE useless.
  12. Please excuse my ignorance but can anyone tell me what is meant by spot fixing??? Thanks in advance
  13. Thanks Itrytoplease. Just as a coincidence I was in Smedleys factory shop a couple of years ago and never thought about the connection so cheers for the info .Mick.
  14. Hi All Can anyone tell me where the term long johns when reffering to long legged underpants originated Thanks in advance.
  15. when you dreamt up this post were you feeling down in the mouth????
  16. Why not try France Belgium Holland Germany Denmark Poland Hungary Austria Italy check republic Luxemburg. Great capital cities great scenery and most people connected with the tourist industry speak English and are for the most part willing to put you right.
  17. Since the recent "ongoing" problems around the world ive been rethinking my tourist destinations and here are a few of my ideas. The north York moors and Whitby,The peak district, The lake district, The gower peninsular, Scotland, Cornwall, London, Stratford on avon, The wye valley, The sussex downs, Sheffields winter gardensand abbeydale industrial hamlet and Kelham island. The walks around ringinglow offer some of the most beautiful views anywhere in the world and while it is nice to travel it is also in the words of Frank Sinatra its so nicer to be at home. Just a thought.
  18. Hi Acman.I got your PM and was pleased you took the trouble to get back to me I messed up a message to you due to my lack of computer literacy .Anyway it brought back the nights we enjoyed at the Smithywood club with the pie and peas, bingo and jigging in the aisles at the end of listening to some magic groups with the Wol;ves having the edge. All the best. MH
  19. Thanks a million acman. That little piece of info has been bugging me for quite a while. Its usually my short term memory that fails me but just recently ive noticed my long term memory is getting worse. Its the ageing process so I suppose its only to be put up with.I can well remember many great nights round the Sheffield club scene in the sixties and seventies. By the club scene im referring to wmc,s.My lovely wife and I did the rounds following the top turns and we have many happy memories so thanks again Acman.
  20. what was the name of the group that changed their name to New Jersey Turnpike and then I believe they changed again to Quinceharmon .They were a brilliant band with a great lead singer but I cant for the life of me remember what they started out as???.
  21. Maybe if more policemen were available to make spot checks on scrap dealers there would be more arrests. I read recently of a government operative on a fact-finding mission to a US precinct found one officer on the desk and nine officers out on patrol.In this country in a police station of similar size it was the exact opposite with the majority of officers tied up withmostly pointless paperwork.
  22. Heres my list of possibles.Dynamo, David Copperfield, Derran Brown and as a last resort the ever popular Paul Daniels. Seriously though its not easy finding a good enough replacement when most of the top men are in work and also anyone prepared to take on the task and i know there will be plenty will almost certainly be on a very limited budget. I would also imagine its very difficult to sign players of any quality to take on a lost cause without promise of a fat cheque.
  23. Wassamadda1 says"same crappy stalls same crappy punters". One can only assume from comments of that negative nature that you are a snob of the highest order or are making an exremely poor attempt at a wind up.I was down there today with my wife for a look round and didnt come accross too many "crappy punters".One can only think that your shopping outings take in Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nicks and the Burlington arcade.
  24. Im more than 35 Nagel. Im talking about when they sold tea, cheese, butter loose and your goods were only packeted up when you had chosen what you wanted and it was served to you by a human being and not some automated machine and your money(remember that real money)was sent to the office in a tube which ran right round the store. ---------- Post added 08-11-2013 at 11:42 ---------- Oh and by the way. You took your own bags with you most of which (apart from the brown paper ones) were quite sturdy made of sacking type materials because most people had to carry their shopping home with them rather than just accross the car-park.
  25. I can remember when the co-op was at the bottom of ecclesall road where the waitrose is now.How old does that make me?
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