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  1. I first met Spencer Davis a few years ago at a pub in Culver City . We got to chat often and he gave me a c/d of his latest songs . A few years later I worked on Catalina Island during summers and learned he was living there .. I would go and see him and his group play whenever he was in one of the local bars . He still sounded great and would still have a chat . A really nice guy .
  2. I remember Johnny Hammond and the bakery . I lived at #88 . A few doors down was another friend , Johnny Mangles. and farther down on the other side of the street was Johnny Briggs . We lived directly opposite Fanny Robinson’s shop .
  3. Tiny caps you put in a cigarette end that went off with a bang when lit . and of course stink bombs .
  4. David ,Thank you. would be surprised if anyone did after all these years out of the country but its wait and see .
  5. David, I started sharrow lane in 1955 so I just sneak in. I was there till 1961 and moved to Newfield ( yes I failed my 11 plus ) would love to come but my last visit to Sheffield was a couple of years ago and it will be a few months before I am back for another visit. It has probably been to long and I have been away since 1975 , please see if anyone remembers me. Alan Hardy, from Lansdown Rd. Thanks.
  6. Is this the Giovanni who worked as a waiter at the old Omega in the early seventies ???
  7. Funny, I was just thinking about that the other day. Sundays was about the only day it ever got used except for Christmas when we would use it to play with our presents. Hornby train set one year ,scalextrix ( ? ) another etc . I would keep my Easter egg collection there all neatly displayed in a glass cabinet. Sundays was a treat when I was allowed to put the old zinc bathtub in front of the fire and listen to the black and white minstrel show and sing something simple on the radio. but as was said , the front door was hardly ever opened.
  8. The Star Cinema on Ecclesall Rd. 5d downstairs , 7d upstairs. Had a shilling so would go downstairs and spend 7d on a choc ice and two packets of crisps with a blue salt twist. If any of this you understand , welcome to retirement club. also if you took an empty pop bottle or jam jar on some Saturdays you would get in free. S H A Z A M
  9. i have not heard of anyone mentioning it but i was told as a youngster that Reggie played the organ at the now demolished Cemetery Rd Congregational Church in S harrow. Has anyone else heard this ?
  10. Pkingy. Glad to hear from another turnip carver. Yes I do remember ,finding a large one was not that easy but ( carving ) one was not easy, more like slicing off the top and attempting to scoop it out. triangles for eyes and nose and a wavy mouth. I remember the smell of it when you put a candle in it. that was back in the late 50s or early 60s. Thing was when it was done we didn't know what to do with it. NA THEN WOTS THIS TRICK OR TREETIN THAS ON ABAHT . Now on Halloween we carve three or four HUGE pumpkins with an artistic flair ,and buy a load of candy. About a hundred or so kids ( and some not so young ) come to our street in costume . some of them can be pretty amazing. All these miles and years away and I still think of those turnips on the 31st. By the way its my moms birthday on the 31st. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM.
  11. If I remember its full name was C & A Modes.
  12. Re "Who tha nebbin at " I think it comes from the word NEB which is the name for the peak on the front of a flat cap. As it is directly above the eyes it is pointing straight at you when someone is looking right at you.
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