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  1. I went on to secondary school, no comprehensives then, and as previous poster mentioned felt as though I was swimming against the tide. 42 in the class and one teacher teaching almost all the subjects with the exception of PE and RE. The RE teacher simply wrote on the blackboard and we copied it. Can't remember any discussion. I did envy the grammar school kids having a different teacher for different subjects. I did remain top of the class. There was a 13 plus at the time. The only person put forwards to take it was the "teachers pet" and the only chid to wear the optional school uniform. She passed and joined City Grammar but had to go into a form with kids a couple of years younger. Fortunately there were night classes and in the 70's/80's day classes aimed at adults. Lucky enough to take advantage of these.
  2. This happened to me, widowed mum, I was top of class, was put straight into junior 4 from junior 2. I was only 10 at the time I took the exam The only 2 girls in my class to pass, were probably middle of the class in terms of test results. They were very good friends and spent all their time together. One of their fathers worked at the "Education" as we called it. Not only did they pass but went to the same grammar school. We as 11year olds were quite cynical about this. I obtained Degree of Nursing in my forties but do wonder what might have happened if I had passed the 11plus.
  3. One been sat on the perch for a while now
  4. My vinyl flooring was sealed with transparent sealant. Can't notice it's there unless look closely. I've found sometimes quite easy to remove.
  5. There's one in Castleton houses a defibrillator
  6. Could the fact there are now child protection staff in all schools be a reason things appear to be worsening? More identification leading to more reporting of abuse.
  7. Think that's where I saw it. I'm very interested in local history and particularly that area. I'll have another look now.
  8. I have a vague memory reading about this somewhere. Apparently nothing to do with itinerant household utensil menders-tinkers, but to do with Tedbar Tinker man who lived in the area. Still exists as a company. #
  9. My mum worked there as an electrical etcher. Our father died when we were quite young. Each Christmas eve, the brothers would send someone to our house with a turkey, bottle of advocaat and box 0f 50 Players. Only time she smoked at Christmas. She retired in 1965 but the brothers kept her on part time. Sadly, she became ill but was paid until it became clear she wasn't going to get better. What lovely men and I won't ever forget their kindness
  10. I've looked at the pictures of AKAK guns at Warminster Road on Picture Sheffield. Does anybody know the exact site?
  11. She said this as well. The sayings I like most are the nonsense ones. Mentioned before, "Followed a muck cart thought it was a wedding" If you ever see a weasel asleep wee in its' eye. Our cat weed up your entry. Usually after the telling of a long drawn out story Sounded much better using original words but don't want to sound vulgar.
  12. If my mum saw an older women a bit overdressed and wearing a lot of makeup, she would say, "She looks like an owd ooer at a christening." Didn't fathom out what an ooer was for years.
  13. If you know anyone having a subscription to Find My Past, you can access newspapers for that period. Sheffield Indexers may also be able to help.
  14. I looked at the attendance records for council meetings. Whilst some councillors had very good records, I found one had an abysmal 49per cent attendance. One who sat on a particular group, apparently missed 5 meetings for same Obviously some would have very good reasons for missing but 49 per cent attendance?
  15. I worked for a well known builder in the mid sixties. I was told women couldn't have or be put on mortgages because "They'll all have babies and won't be able to earn." No maternity leave then. Another builder sacked his female staff when they married. He said they would become unreliable. Lots of building work at this time, and men would go from job to job. If they had more than a couple of jobs in a year, they were refused mortgages even they were never out of work.
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