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About martin1print

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  • Birthday 24/08/1954

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    St. Vincent's Church History - Records of Rivelin Cemetery
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    Graphic Designer

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  1. That's a good point. They vehicle owners must know each other because one car blocked in most of the others today. The land registry must contain the owner of the site details.
  2. I suppose it all boils down to money. If you work in that area it costs a small fortune to park all day. Some people will do anything to save a few quid.
  3. Yes. Last Friday they were crammed in like sardines in a tin.
  4. Thanks for clarifying that. It would appear that the land owner has gone AWOL, so any claims would be placed in the "pending" tray. Even on foot it's dangerous, very steep banking with a lot of debris. The site needs securing properly with "Danger Keep Out" signs. The council will probably wait for an accident to happen then in response secure the place after the event. If you haven't seen it and you are passing nearby, take a look over the wall. The whole place is quite shocking.
  5. To give a clear perspective of the site I have uploaded 3 photos to the top of my flickr page at this link: These were taken Friday 15 October 2021. About 20 cars parked today and I've noticed that as it gets busier each vehicle appears to be edging closer to the cavernous hole as you can probably see on the photo. I would guess the hole is 40 to 50 feet deep in places. This begs the question if there was a mud slide and a car was wrecked or worse still, passengers injured or killed, would the motor insurance company pay out? Or would the land owner pay out? I have my doubts about both scenarios and wouldn't risk my own car parked there. Any thoughts?
  6. A bloke did that at Bristol zoo and got away with it for 20 years ..... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13904380/bristol-zoo-car-park-myth/ That said the link was from "The Sun" so maybe we should take it with a pinch of salt.
  7. Andrew. I think your last sentence sums it up. Many years ago the foundations for a multi-storey car park were dug very deep without obtaining planning permission. When the Council refused, the land owner disappeared. The land has been in a state of dereliction ever since. Nevertheless, the land owner can return at any time and reclaim it. It is a huge area in a prime location so it's just a matter of time until it is claimed. There are no signs about car parking whatsoever. I can send you a couple of photos on Friday if you PM me your email address if interested. I understand that University staff have to pay about £600 to £900 a year for an official parking permit so it's not surprising that some people take the gamble of parking for free on that land.
  8. Yes. I can remember that man in London dressed as Superman who went around cutting off clamps from cars for a small fee. He had a thriving business until the cops felt his collar. The link below is about another super hero clamp removal man ..... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194646/Is-bird-Is-plane-No-Wheel-Clamp-Man-makes-fine-real-life-superhero.html
  9. Thanks for explaining that Dave. The gate is open but could possibly be closed and padlocked without warning anybody. As you say this would be against section 54. If I parked my car there I would be more worried about a flash flood causing all the vehicles to slide down into the very deep hole.
  10. The last few weeks I've noticed 10 to 15 cars parked every day on the old Glass Technology site (next to the huge hole) on Northumberland Road (next to the University sports centre). There is a large metal gate which appears to be left open at the entrance. I have never parked there but understand why it is popular as parking in that area is at a premium. I guess the car owners are not paying a fee. What recourse do car owners have if the land owner simply turns up and locks the gate without any warning. I guess it is a civil matter so the police wouldn't get involved? Just curious to know the legal position.
  11. Last year I designed and printed a leaflet on the history of St. Wilfrid's and Mother of God parishes. Message me anyone if you would like a copy sent on email. Alternatively, I think the printed versions are available free of charge inside the church.
  12. Hello, I am trying to trace some history on the life of Louis Jennings. My friend is a retired builder (aged 85) and he used to work for Louis on her house on Abbey Lane. His name is Joe and he was devastated to be unable to attend the funeral and would be delighted to obtain any interesting information about Louis. If you think you can help us, please contact me any time. My name is Martin, I live in Sheffield. Text or phone: 07885 909451. Many thanks in advance.
  13. I used to see the rough sleeper regularly because I use the sports centre. He was in a terrible state and slept in the open sided area under the swimming pool. As I never saw him beg or approach the public, it appeared as though nobody else seemed to notice him.
  14. I didn't check the forum for months and was saddened to hear Jim has passed away. I would have gone to the funeral if I had known.
  15. Sorry, I can't make it to John Lewis as I'm working all day on Monday. I'm not surprised Doreen Scotton can't remember me. It is such a long time ago. Please give Derek my regards and enjoy yourself talking over old times. Martin
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