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  1. Don't remember the one on Rockingham Street but I remember Theatrical Supplies at the bottom of the Moor in the early/mid 60's. They were purveyors of stink bombs and other childish prank materials. They sold some packets of little tablets which when inserted into a cigarette were supposed to emit a cloud of snowflakes after the cig was lit. Didn't work. We sneaked one into a fag belonging to our history teacher, no snowflakes but the fumes nearly choked him. Pastilles like Jelly Tots that came in soap or hot mustard flavour were quite funny in a one hit wonder kind of way.
  2. The Groobeys lived at number 1 Larch Hill, they had a son, Gordon (Dennis to his family). They bought the house new and lived there until the late 70's.
  3. It's always been sort of accessible from the other end. I went in and photographed it in the early 90's and it was full of rubbish and overspill from the scrapyard. I assume it's been cleared as part of the current works.
  4. Richard Stefanski went to St Paul's school on Granville Road in the 60's, he would have left in 1969. I remember him working in one of the men's fashion shops on Chapel Walk, possibly Harry Fenton's.
  5. https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/vesta-curry-and-rice-with-beef# Poundstretcher were selling Vesta meals for £1.99 recently but not in every branch. I've also seen some in Tesco and Sainsbury's.
  6. You can still buy them if you fancy reliving the experience. Not made by Bachelors any more but they're still out there.
  7. My motorcycle test (a very long time ago) the examiner sent me off round the block and said "I will step out into the road and you should do an emergency stop when you see me". For some peculiar reason he did it from the opposite side of the road, I saw him but the guy on a moped coming the other way didn't and they had a glancing collision with mopeds, clipboards and blokes all ending up on the floor. My examiner was taken away in an ambulance and my test finished there. I had to return to the test centre and tell them the examiner was at the casualty department. My first car test failed due to ingition problems with the car - Ford Escort and British School of Motoring- it kept stalling in traffic which meant progress was erratic and the examiner called a halt, walked back to the test centre and sent my very sheepish instructor to come and sort out me and the car.
  8. Thank you. Sadly my spare £250,000 is committed elsewhere but I spent a few happy hours in the sunshine on the flat roof in the early nineties when I had a studio up there for a few months.
  9. I failed, it didn't ruin my life. I certainly felt like I was swimming against the current until I went to University. The headteacher of the secondary school I went to said we were there because we'd failed and weren't GCE material. The school prepared us for a life of dead end manual labour with no direction or support for those who realised there were other possibilities.
  10. I've also been given the address of Jimmy Noonan today if you're interested
  11. Your best bet is to join the Heeley Past and Present group on Facebook. Old pictures are regularly posted on there by former residents.
  12. I think the council may have been partners with the University of Sheffield in the experiment. I remember seeeing film footage of it on a visit to the School of Architecture there in the eighties.
  13. Alan Dagnall is very much alive although not in the best of health. I can probably put you in touch. PM me if you want to. I won't be available for a couple of weeks but I'll pass any messages on after that.
  14. I don't know to be honest. I first met her in 1964, by that time she was either engaged or married to John Fantham of Sheffield Wednesday and not long after she was running her own shop at Crosspool.
  15. I went there occasionally through '68 and '69.
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