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  1. I was at Owler Lane School from about 1943 - 1946 and I have a group photograph of a mixed class I was in, taken around the end of this time. There are quite a few girls on this but try as I may I can't find how to upload it to this page. Perhaps someone could,enlighten me?
  2. My husband who used to do leather work as a hobby made a guitar strap with a leopard engraved on it for one of the group just before they became famous. His girl friend used to work for my husband and asked him to do it.
  3. I'm a bit late on this site but went to Owler Lane Intermediate School in the early forties - I left in 1946. I remember Miss Snitch and Mr Slack, Miss Hardwick and Miss Baxter. Mr Gregory was headmaster at the time. We used to go to the shop on the corner for cold drinks. In those days it was similar to a soda stream with different flavours being topped up with "gas".
  4. I knew your father as my ex-husband (John Boast) worked with him in the Research department at ESC. We were also friends with him and your mother Mollie but lost touch after our divorce. I remember going to their wedding. I worked at ESC also as a comptometer operator from 1946-1951, latterly in the salaries department. ---------- Post added 10-11-2017 at 19:07 ---------- I worked in the offices there (1946-1951) and the marble first floor offices were known as the "directors corridor" and we lesser mortals were instructed not to enter it. If we had to go through there for an official reason we were told to tiptoe. I remember the main entrance on Brightside Lane and the mahogany desk with a commissionaire behind it. I always feel sad when passing the building now to see the state of it.
  5. Hi Peter I have just been looking at some of your recent photos and number 29218 (Sharpe Street) is of my younger sister (Valerie) and her two children. Thanks for posting the one of the Hodson as it shows Draper Street as it was when I lived there. There is a lamp post at the bottom where we used to swing from an old clothes line in the late thirties/early forties. Rohsgran ---------- Post added 20-06-2017 at 17:33 ---------- Hi Peter I have just been having a look at some of your recent photos and was surprised to find that number 29218 (Sharpe Street) is of my younger sister (Valerie) and her two children. Rohsgran Re: Anyone come from Grimesthorpe? (part3) Hi Peter I have just been looking at some of your recent photos and number 29218 (Sharpe Street) is of my younger sister (Valerie) and her two children. Thanks for posting the one of the Hodson as it shows Draper Street as it was when I lived there. There is a lamp post at the bottom where we used to swing from an old clothes line in the late thirties/early forties. Re: Anyone come from Grimesthorpe? (part3) Hi Peter I have just been looking at some of your recent photos and number 29218 (Sharpe Street) is of my younger sister (Valerie) and her two children. Thanks for posting the one of the Hodson as it shows Draper Street as it was when I lived there. There is a lamp post at the bottom where we used to swing from an old clothes line in the late thirties/early forties.
  6. I think the Hodson was on the corner of Draper Street and Carlisle Road. There was a snug there, a tiny place with only enough room for 3-4 chairs, that was frequented by one or two elderly ladies. It was also where you went for a drink to take out and you would often see someone going for a "jug".
  7. I used to play with Gladys Clarke who used to live just over the wall from where we lived in Draper Street. I think she had a younger sister and a brother.
  8. Yes I believe Valerie was friendly with Wendy Axleby, the name certainly rings a bell with me. As for the Hale family, I think it may be the same one we are referring to but I remember them from much earlier than you as I lived near them in around 1952-1954 and I may be wrong but I thought there were two brothers. The father was also tall and slim with fair hair and used to work for Betterware or Kleeneasy I can't remember which.
  9. I recently bought some Office World replacement inks for my Epson XP-202 ink jet printer. A couple of days later my printer stopped working. I have now bought an HP printer so if anyone would like my surplus Epson inks (nine in black & colours) they are welcome to them.
  10. Yes, she is my younger sister ---------- Post added 31-05-2017 at 19:40 ---------- From 1953-1955 I lived in the big yard you mention. The very last house was occupied at that time by a couple with two young boys who I think were called Hale. I seem to remember one had quite fair hair.
  11. My grandparents lived at number 15 Adsetts Street. Also my youngest sister married Paul Howarth who lived at number 3, next door to you, but she can't remember when he moved there. She wonders if you knew Harry Briggs?
  12. The two shops I am referring to were further along Carlisle Road across from the bottom of Moss Street. They were just 2-3 doors away from one another. Denis Collins' shop was in the same block at the time. I remember the shop you are referring to. I remember going there for egg custards 1p for a little one and 2p for the larger one. My mother sent me there once or twice on a Sunday for "illegal" goods (the odd grocery item) and I was always told to put it up my jumper in case someone saw me.
  13. I vaguely remember Raymond Butcher, his mother Laura and his older sister Joyce, in fact I think that they were distant relatives of mine. My grandparents lived on Adsetts Street just a few doors above Suter's grocery shop, and I lived on Draper Street from being born in 1932 to 1954. Does anyone remember the two sweet shops on Carlisle Road? One was called Gregory's where the lady who served had a hand missing. When she was serving the sweets she used to hold the bag against her while she filled up the bag. I think the other one was called Lycetts but I may be confusing this with another shop. Rohsgran
  14. I forgot to mention in my last post that I remember an Eric Chamberlain from my school days. He would have been born around 1932 but I don't remember him living on Chambers Lane. Rohsgran
  15. Hello again I remember queueing at the gasworks for coke during WW2. We had to be up early and we were usually frozen stiff and just had a one bar electric fire to go home to. We used to sit around it with our coats on until we thawed out. A lasting memory for me of Chambers Lane was of being very young and going with my mother to one of the houses in the big yard. A very young girl had died after an accident and she was laid out in her coffin under the window. It is something I can't forget. Sorry if I have upset anyone with that memory. Rohsgran
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