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  1. Wondered if any ex Abrafract employees have any memories to share.
  2. I am researching my great grandfather, Frank Ellis. He was born in 1880 in Sheffield and died in 1951. He was married to Mabel Louise, née Humphries in 1899 and up until his death he lived at Winster Rd, Owlerton. Mabel Louise died in 1924, and he later married Lillian Dunkerley, née Whitehead in 1945. He had a large family and worked in the steel industry as a file grinder. It's a long shot, but any information would be gratefully received!
  3. Hi Lucas. I too am tracing my family history. My great aunt Edith Stodola, née Ellis married Piotr Stodola in 1959 in Sheffield. The information I have about him is scant, but I believe he was born in Poland in 1912 and died in Sheffield in 1998. I can only assume he came over from Poland to help with the war effort. If anyone on here recognises the name, I would be truly grateful for any information.
  4. The Ball in my opinion is the best pub in Crookes, but so often it is let down by having too few bar staff. Anyone else noticed this?
  5. Many, many thanks for your response Moirahyde! I am especially interested in hearing from anyone who knew Lily, as they may be able to provide information re her husband Frank Ellis.
  6. I am currently working on my family tree and wondered if anybody knew a lady called Lily Ellis formerly Dunkerley, who passed away in 1963. She lived on Channing Street and was married to my great grandfather Frank Ellis, who died in 1951. I know it's a long shot, but any information would be gratefully received.
  7. My great grandmother lived at 4/2 Channing Street until her death in 1963. Her name was Lily Ellis.
  8. Just been doing some work on my family tree, and discovered my great grandfather Frank Ellis lived on Winster St up to 1950s. A long shot but wondered if anyone hs any memories.
  9. The main road running past the Law Courts on West Bar, from the old Primark to Shalesemoor has been redeveloped, as no doubt many on here know. I took a walk down today and can't help thinking that despite the intentions to improve the cosmetic profile of the Court, it looks absolutely awful!!
  10. Not sure if this thread is still live, but i would be interested to hear if anyone served in this regiment from 1956 to 1958?
  11. The pavements on Manchester Road, Crosspool are being re-surfaced. I am sure they will look very nice when finished, but i'm not convinced they were in such a poor state to warrant the money that is being spent, when there are many roads in Sheffield that are in more urgent need of repair. Does anyone have any information on this seemingly waste of funds?
  12. I found a large bunch of keys in west bar area this evening. Please pm for details.
  13. As a matter of interest, is property you describe in Crookes?
  14. Very nice place to live. Extremely quiet, very well maintained and good quality interiors. Recommended!!
  15. Jeff the joiner is your man! Fitted a door for me. Faultless job at a faultless price.
  16. I also recommend Jeff the Joiner. He's done work for me of the highest standard and at a more than reasonable price. Top bloke to boot!!
  17. I had Jeff the Joiner come and do a few jobs in my flat a couple of days ago. I got his name off this forum, which i find particularly useful when it comes to recommended tradesmen. He did a superb seamless job for a more than reasonable price. His full name is Jeff Smith and his business is called Joinery Solutions. You can contact him on 07861 379796.
  18. I know there have been a few threads posted about the Peninsula, mainly about one of the rental management companies, but i wondered what it was actually like to live there. I.e quality of building. Is it quiet? Etc. Comments would be appreciated.
  19. Wondered if anyone either lived in Fitzwilliam House in the city centre, or knew anything about it. Opinions would be most welcome.
  20. Does anyone live in or know anything about the flats opposite the Walkley Cottage on Bolehill Close? Opinions would be gratefully received.
  21. Anyone live at or know anything about this development, which is situated near the large supermarket - Tescos on Infirmary Road? Comments would be gratefully received.
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