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St Petre

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  1. The pub up Carwood Lane was the Hallcar. The Simmonite's lived on Carwood Crescent (yes, the last house on that row). The shop that John Kelly moved to was formerly Mr. Livesey's and was opposite their old house that was at the 'V' shape at Carwood Road/Carwood Lane. I believe the Kelly's moved to the Brunswick Road area maisonettes after the re-development.
  2. Patricia, if you can access Picture Sheffield and in the blank space at the top type in: s25672 and you will see a photo (from 1970) the same stretch of Lyons Street where the incident happened in 1962 and perhaps your old house too. I know Alan Brearley emigrated to Massachusetts USA in the 70s and perhaps other brothers too, also on Facebook at 'Pitsmoorians of the Past', there are people on there that still see David Brearley around, try it !
  3. Yes I recall those two especially the formidable 'Sally' Elsie Sales (a Scott Road resident). The other one who, to me. was more easy going and her married name was Mrs. Manning, previously Miss Thornhill. Sally was the deputy headteacher (under Mr. Hugh Hall) but taught classes -as you know-anyway. Not that you mentioned it but the infants didn't really have a headteacher but one in the guise of Miss Major, a 'Bessie Braddock' type of woman, physically and vocally, remember her ?
  4. I agree with all of that but the 'foul stench' he might have left at Elland Road was already there.
  5. Jim, the buildings that are still there on the old Sutherland Road side was part of the junior school (my last classroom there was one of them) as was the Lyons Street side. The infant's classrooms were in the middle As for the 'houses' at Burngreave, the reason that there was no 'Saints' house was because All Saint's pupils did not go to Burngreave until 1948/49-they carried on there until 14 years of age, the school leaving age then, By 1948 Burngreave had been open 17 years and the houses had already been established. Told to me by a former pupil of All Saints who was in the first draft to go there in the late 40s.
  6. Thank you Patricia and I thought that Mr. Brearley (I never knew the parent's first names) was killed by a falling chimney pot during the gales -which happened in February 1962- near the Thorndon Road corner I believe. The same morning, my father and other men were coming down Lyons Street on their way to work and just missed the tragic incident.
  7. I'm not Peter Brearley but I knew the family: (In age descending order) David, Peter, Alan, Stephen and John and I thought Mr.Brearley-the father- passed away before 1963 but could be wrong on that.
  8. Did you have a brother called Barry and did you live next door the Cowley's ?
  9. Also, the Guards Rest (Hallcar Street) was between those two.
  10. Yes RIP, on reading Stirling's obituary today, I didn't know that he was Jewish (not that his religion matters here) his grandfather changing the family name from Moses to Moss.
  11. I had a poster (bought on ebay) of a Buddy Holly concert at Doncaster Gaumont-perhaps 1958- sadly lost it. Does anyone recall if he played in Sheffield on that tour ?
  12. Thank you. I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to better themselves financially but perhaps in Hurst's case there may be more to it than that.
  13. Jim, is George Hurst 'technically' still a Leicester City player ?
  14. I think that would have been EMI's Abbey Road studios as that's where they used to record the orchestras.
  15. The lagging company was Darlington Insulation, also, didn't Gunstone's bakery have premises near there before they moved to Dronfield?
  16. Yes, Mr.H has got the right map, also Sheaf Lane was a cul-de-sac and at that end on the left was the back of Park Cinema.
  17. Has Hugh Grant been considered ? Like Roger Moore, he can't act either.
  18. What ever were you looking for when you found that ?
  19. Mansions ? How many of the Blades' players live in such dwellings or even Chris Wilder ?
  20. That 'tackle 'by Schumacher-shoulder high with both knees-resulted in the French player Patrick Battiston, not only losing a few teeth and being rendered unconscious but his smashed collar bone was lodged into his windpipe and he could have died right there had it not been for the swift medical attention.
  21. Also in that vicinity between the Centre Spot café and Sugg's sportswear was another log cabin type of structure that sold newspapers, cigarettes etc from big drop down window, a place similar to the one in Bridge Street bus station, perhaps the same owners ?
  22. Avery scales was actually on Bridge Street near the Snig Hill corner, the building is still there with Howell's solicitors as the tenants.
  23. The entire forward line scored that day then, no need for 'Swanny' coming up for corners.
  24. Funnily enough altho' I recall the one on Snig Hill I don't remember the one on King Street and that was later. Must have walked past it many times.
  25. I believe that game was in 1960 and the North stand was under construction at the time so only three sides of the ground open. I was at the game and not sure if Moore played that day or even Hurst and Peters if that's what the 'and all' is alluding to. The Hammers were top of Div .One at 3 o'clock (perhaps for the first ever time) but not at 5 o'clock.
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