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  1. Hello, all, Some years ago for a wedding gift I was given a Viners Studio Carver set - comprising comprising blade and fork. Did Viners produce a Studio carver steel sharpener to match this set? If so, anyone know where to purchase?....I appreciate a very, long shot!!
  2. The `sasparilla café was called Jack`s....black, greasy haired bloke with a `tache I recall...
  3. Hello, sounds like `R Waistnidge` may be the brother of an `old` schoolfriend of mine - Alan Waistnidge…?? Lived near Balmain or Dunella? Rd
  4. Hello.... just looked again re info`...on map 10 minutes ago!! look at:`Ordnance Survey Maps Six Inch England and Wales 1842 to 1952` (National Library of Scotland)…..go to `As Individual Sheets using a zoomable map of England and Wales`.....use the zoomable map to look at South Yorkshire/Hallamshire....there are 8 maps....Cave House is not on the 1894 publication, but appears on the 1924....not on the 1934....it was abandoned around 1932....bits of plaster, bricks and doors were there in 1970 and up to 1983ish...so was I!! Probably no evidence by now..another 35 years on...
  5. Hello.....used to walk past there many times years ago-its very near trig point. In the 70`s there were still bricks, mortar and wallpaper!! Look on 40`s map ( on `old maps` website) for exact location.
  6. Does anyone out there know when this `lane` was last used by motorised vehicles?? ……...maybe it never was….perhaps just a cart track...old OS maps don`t distinguish..
  7. Anyone with any information..photos etc...of an inn/beerhouse at Rowell Lane, Loxley?? Guessing closed in 1930`s/1940`s....
  8. ...another Hallamshire lad in Dudley..? Thought it was just me..!!
  9. Anyone remember a changing room/scout hut?? on Wadsley Common in the 60`s or 70`s?? When I last visited after a very long absence, it had disappeared...Is this just my imagination or something more sinister...??
  10. Must`ve missed early threads....I, too, used to pop into the Luke Lane sweet shop..I remember the names, Nellie, Feebie and Mandy..they went to live near bottom of Dykes Hall Road. I also recall the Maccabbi pitch - I was there ( 1965?) when Mike and Bernie winters did the opening ceremony...we used to play up there on Sundays - the ball forever being hooted down the rocks!! Names I recall included the Samworths, Bob Grimes, Malcolm Dixon, Triggs , Schofield , Dyson and others - there even used to be a changing room further up the Common...possibly 6 pitches in all..... Can anyone out there remember the name of the passageway opposite Betney`s ??....also Allison`s bakery down the gennel..!!
  11. Anyone around who worked at J & J Dysons in the 60`s ..70`s..? Remember Fotheringham and his explosive temper??
  12. Must surely have crossed paths with FIRETHORN11 -same pubs, same era - I caught the bus near Wadsley and the last Wisewood - or walked back...
  13. re recent thread - Best Chippy in Sheffield..someone responded about one at the bottom of Dykes Hall Road. Wasn`t there another, half way down/up opposite the Castle/Sammy Twelves shop??
  14. Memories of forty years or so ago - when they transferred the business- Vaus`s fishcakes opposite Wadsley Church, Worrall Road...unbeatable..I`ve found no other chippy in the country to compare with those fishcakes - and they were the real ones - not scallops.
  15. Used to work nearby in 70`s...great atmosphere pub...Whitbread `beer` unfortunately...
  16. Does anyone recall a fish and chip shop at the top of Laird Road in the early 1960`s...?? ....rhs going up...round the corner from the shop on Rural Lane?? if not put it down to my memory becoming mixed up..!!
  17. Anyone have memories of the Top House -before alterations, at Wadsley - about 1980?? I recall a Sam Fretwell, lived opposite, amongst others....landlord being ex-Wednesday player .Ted Catlin.. any others??
  18. Hiya all....I remember some of those Barnsley names...as I frequented the Wapp in early/mid 70`s .....Jimmy and cousin Alan..must be same Kenny !!.. Arker..and others...where are they now??..also went to Nelson a lot and bumped into barman in a pub in Birmingham a few years ago!
  19. Yes, Mike and Bernie winters performed the Opening Ceremony...1965 if memory serves me well....we used to play at weekends on their pitch - more often than not, NOT playing - as the ball went over the fencing down to the old quarry below the rocks..!!!........the Church changing rooms were much higher up the Common...
  20. Yes, I remember Mr Booth, Warehouse Manager...serious type, large black glasses ?? Never saw him without his white coat...can`t recall any fellas in that warehouse, just females!!We had an `inspection office` on the first floor.. Quality Control...
  21. Anyone remember the corrugated iron hut used by cricketers to get changed on Wadsley Common..?? I was told it belonged to Wadsley Church?? I`m sure it was still upright when I left the area in 1980, but on a recent visit the whole landscape had been taken over by weeds and bushes ...
  22. Anyone remember the chippy half way up/down Walkley Bank Road? Was it a corrugated iron edifice? It was run by a pleasant elderly gentleman . Chips and fishcake used to last well past Malin Bridge on my way home from Broomhill - in the mid 70`s. When did it close down??
  23. Hello, stpetre, Excellent maps available (OS) all over Britain via National Library of Scotland - Sheffield areas from 1840ish to 1948ish..go to `old ordnance survey maps`, then Nat Lib Scotland, or " maps.nlsuk/os/6inch-England-and-Wales" -zoomable images etc. My personal is the Wadsley common/Loxley area..
  24. A great student pub in the 70`s - I used to walk there and back with my dog from Wisewood - the dog complained about the poor Whitbread beer....
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