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About oscar2157

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    Taking photographs of stuff.
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    Really really retired.. following 32 years duty with Sheffield fire Brigade

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  1. Howdy'... ...... this here Sainsbury's thing.. is not about - the distance - parking - ability - infirm or disabilty.. it's because a usually well used direct route to a store - has suddenly been blocked off....... as they say ''well, it's for your safety innit'' 🙂
  2. Gotcha thanks .. for picking up on this.. but nothing to do with parking or disabled - the original issue - was that one has to leave the warmth of Crystal peaks shopping - then get cold and rained on in order to get into Sainsburys... when t'uther week you could walk straight in from the trolley corridor...
  3. Like Crystal peaks - no doubt that it was for 'your' Covid safety eh ? ..... then you get pneumonia as you take the detour !
  4. Leaving the lifts from the roof car park to visit Sainsbury's... barriers were back in place forcing shoppers to first go out into the pouring rain - snow and sleet.. enter the busier ''one'' doorway to the store soaking wet - pick up a trolley - do ones shopping then return to the outside via the ''one'' busier doorway - to further rain - snow - sleet to get back to the lifts.. and the car - again soaking wet and cold.. plus the re-intoduced 'one way' system made the route more packed with shoppers than before. I wonder who's brilliant idea that was ?
  5. Anyone else ? .. with memories of,, going along the bottom of 'The Moor' somewhere opposite to where Atkisons' is now - to take a look a huge whale on the back of a truck... it was named Jonah and I remember visiting with my dad - I'd be 9 or 10 years old.. so it would be around 1956.
  6. I had my wedding day suit made at Ted Williams'.. 1974 - mine too was stashed away in the house somewhere.. as it was still very little used, I decided early this year, to give it to charity.. but I had to try it on one more time.. and yep'.. I could still squeeze into it..... just !
  7. Gotcha'... yes , time marches on... and going back - I remember being told at 'Williams'.. about the rising cost.. '' the 'hundred' pound suit will soon be here ''
  8. Had a couple of whistle.n.flutes from Barney.. and unless I missed it - not seen any mention of 'Ted Williams'... London road / Salmon street... I had my wedding day suit from them... 1974.. still like new - and donated it to charity, April 2021.
  9. I knew a youth who ran the shop - from about 1966 - 1969 - he rented it from 'Rowlinsons' round the back , I think it was - but had to cease trading as it was just losing money.
  10. Looked at the video'... very realistic... good job that it all seems to gone in one take !... imagine building it all again !
  11. Only trivia'... I remember the old 'Lantern theatre as a derelict.. we would play around there during dinner break from Sharrow lane school.. a pal got inside for a nosy around.. I recall shouting a very authoritative sounding ''Oi'' through a hole in a door.. my pal scurried out terrified.
  12. Further to my earlier post - I used Barlborough... it was N.H.S treatment though... yes the new knee lasts only so long - hence me being put off by doctors until I was into my 60s. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  13. Hello... I had a full knee replacement around 9 years ago... at 65 years old.. the pain killers for me helped less as time went along.. it has been a success.. the constant pain disappeared .. the only difference ( to me ) - is that the joint is not as flexible as before.. but I feel a lot depends on how much work the recipient puts into exercising the joint after the op. I had an epidural injection and I asked them to put 'plenty in' I think they did because I was almost out cold with no recollection of any procedure going on... following the Op. it was about 2 months before I could feel comfortable with walking normally again... I don't expect the repair to last a lifetime.. but so far so good... feel free to ask any questions... Cheers..
  14. A first for me.. but maybe not for 'you'....after many years and many hours of brush painting doors around the house.. I gave gloss from a roller a try.. using the brush rarely only for intricate parts and wow ! what a time saver !.. use a pack of small rollers from any store.. don't clean them - just chuck when done. I obtained excellent results from a non drip paint - but stirred it really well before use to make it more manageable.
  15. Gotcha'... R.Man.. sorry no photo's.. and before my time too.. // As soon as the all clear is given.. we'll fix up a meeting.. // Hope you are fine.. all is good with us. // Cheers and 'Good wishes' to you.
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