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  1. Last night about 8.30 driving on Greenhill Parkway towards Meadowhead my car was hit by a stone. It came from the grounds of Greenhill Primary School I think. Fortunately it didn't hit a window but has left a dent in the side of my car with some paintwork damage. It certainly gave me a shock. Very dangerous. Kids lurking in the trees I suspect.
  2. Hi John McBlade, Yes it seems like another life, it's so long ago now. You probably went on to St. Peters Like most of us from that school? I seem to remember more about Thomas Mores than St Peters though! A couple more teachers I can recall are Sister Kathleen I think, who was an infant teacher. We had a student teacher in J4 called Miss Yeullot who took us for a trip around Sheff Weds footy ground which I thought was just wonderful. Although being a Blade, like yourself, very much enjoyed wearing my red and white scarf all day, as did other United supporting pupils. On a sunny day like today we'd be taken outside to do lessons. I remember endless football in the playground and playing football BADLY for the school team! I remember kids playing marbles in the grates outside at break-time. Sometimes we would be allowed to use the cricket stuff at lunch time. I hated swimming lessons at Chapletown on Thursdays. I remember John McKenna seemingly being able to hit the ball like a bullet in football practice in the hall. I recall playing rounders during games lessons on the field at the front of the school. Somewhere I've got a First Holy Communion photo with the class outside Thomas More Church in Parsons Cross. I'll try and dig it out. Like I say we probably mostly went on to St Petes or maybe some kids to Notre Damme or Delle a Selle. I can remember a few names now just writing this.
  3. Sorry.just reopening an old topic. I went to St Thomas More on Creswick Lane. I left in 1976. I remember Mrs Mattimore, Miss Jinks, Sister Veronica The Headmistress, Mr Bennett, Mr Martin, Mrs Horbury. Anyone else out there from around those times? I remember a Sheff Weds footballer, John McKenna taking us for football practice. He went on to acting. He was in Coronation Street. Oh and I remember swimming lessons in Chapleton Baths.
  4. Hi everyone. I lived on the Ballifield estate 1965 to 1981. I'd be interested to hear from anyone with any memories of Ballifield or Handsworth in general whilst growing up in the 70s. I left the area when I was 16 but still live in Sheffield.
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