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  1. Skoppydickle, mardyarsedbugger, flummox, chuffinell are just some of the local words that have been sent to my challenge on nowtbutdrippin.com. Wigtwizzle, Jump, Wombwell and Wetwang are some of the great place names along with sayings like, "face like a bag a spanners", "square moulds for threshing machines", and of course "put wood int oyle!" Have you got more? Would you like to join in our challenge? It's free, it's fun - all you have to do is add a word, a sentence or a phrase to a story. Last week we had over 200 entries, but we'd like more! Congratulations to Sarah Allen, John Andrews, Jon Barrett, Lynda Connor, Gail Everett, TerryLynn Ladybird, James Ridge, Andy Longford, John Saunders and Pauline Smith - we chose their entries to start off the story.. Now its your turn to give it a go. Have a look at nowtbutdrippin.com and send your entries through.
  2. Thanks for responding. Can you remember any of his stories. I'm sure they are great and it would be fantastic to keep them "alive". When I come over to UK in the summer it would be great to meet up and have a chat. Feel free to send through any that come to mind. I would love that. Cheers Julie
  3. Thanks everyone. for all of your comments... such good ideas. My publishers have come up with cover for Nowt But Drippin' ... I'll be able to reveal it soon when the book is published. Now working on Owt for Nowt... will certainly use some of your ideas. Cheers.
  4. Hey My book is about to be published, Its set in the sixties in Sheffield I'm looking for some photos to use, that show what Sheffield was like then... Schoolgirls? Steelworks, buses? the co-op? Any ideas? Cheers
  5. I'm trying to find anyone who might have left the steelworks and set up a small business on their own. Maybe selling parts to distributors or maybe something quite different. I'm writing a sequel to my first novel 'Nowt but Drippin' which is set in Sheffield. Mabey Richard Carr or his relatives might have some stories to share.
  6. Hi everyone... did anyone start up any business in the late sixties... anything at all... would love to hear your stories. Cheers Julie
  7. Loved reading this... you really brought the times alive for me.
  8. Does anyone remember Ian Morton, he made trailers out at Killamarsh or Halfway. I'm trying to contact anyone who knew him or worked there. Trying to find people who left steelworks and set up their own businesses.
  9. Hi I have written a novel 'Nowt But Drippin' which will be published later this year. It's set in Sheffield in the sixties. Sheffield Forum readers were fantastic in helping me with some of the details. I am now writing a sequel where one of the characters leaves the steelworks to set up his own business making trailers. Is there anyone out there who did something like this or who knows anyone who did?
  10. Hey... this is great. I have a character, an eleven year old girl who is a talented violinist and I wanted her to have also passed some piano exams but I wasn't sure which ones she would have taken in the sixties. Any more information from anyone would be great ...cheers
  11. Hi I'm writing a novel about a young eleven yr old Sheffield girl in the sixties.... does anyone know what music exams she might have taken... piano or violin? Maybe you did exams then. Love to hear about your experiences. Cheers
  12. Did anyone goto Miss Tindall's Ballet school?
  13. Hi Ya there Yes it would. There was also Harold Thompson who worked there, As a child I just remembered the big hammer that thundered down.
  14. Does anyone remember Lol Howard.... worked at Turner and Naylors and Bramahs... would be well over 100 now but would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
  15. Loved reading this. I am writing novel about Sheffield in the 60's.... I don't know very much about working in the steelworks only stories my dad told, so this is all fantastic. I'm looking for nicknames people used... or any stories. Loved learning about the swing grinders... omg what a terrible job. http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/images/smilies/help.gif What other jobs, stories, nicknames do you have? Cheers Julie
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