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  1. Runningman got it right, there's a Beatles song for every mood you're likely to get in. If there has to be one its You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) B side of Let It Be. I guess even that fits some moods I get in!
  2. Thanks for these sadbrewer, I haven't seen them before despite extensive research over the years. The Sheffield Independent cutting from August 1916 pictures all of the Pridmore brothers. W.T. should be J.T. for John Thomas, my great grand father. He and Arthur Edward, both of 2nd Btn KOYLI, were killed within four days of each other in October 1914; they had served together in the Boer War. Albert died of his wounds at Bradford Hospital and is buried at Burngreave Cemetery. George Harry Pridmore was gazetted to Lieutenant and returned to the Front after officer training in Scotland. Sadly he too was killed in August 1918 on the Cambrai Road. I know of no other family to lose four or more brothers in Sheffield during either of the world wars. I would have hoped that this be recognized by the civil authorities but no. I don't think G Pridmore, despite being in KOYLI, is related. Thanks again for the cuttings, they will be added to my collection.
  3. Hi Duffems I too am searching for death plaques for three of the four Pridmore brothers killed in WWI; the fourth was my great grandfather. John Thomas, and I have his along with his medals. He should have a South Africa medal too as he and one of his brothers, Arthur, served in the Boer War, but this is absent. You mention 'trawling' through ebay listings but you can save a search and receive an email advising of any relevant new listing as I have done. Simply save a search for 'death penny Norton' and should one be listed with that name you will be informed by email. Good luck with your search and should anyone out there be aware of any Pridmore plaques or medals please let me know.
  4. Thanks for the update sadbrewer and thanks to smary we have a possible lead to J W Shaw's descendants.
  5. Count your blessings and move on!
  6. Thanks sadbrewer, research on the son may find further info.
  7. If you contact the York & Lancs Museum they may be able to help trace him: Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, S65 2AA Rotherham +44 01709 336633 karl.noble@rotherham.gov.uk
  8. Is there anyone out there a descendant of John William Shaw, ARP Warden killed on 13 December 1940 in the Sheffield Blitz on Suffolk Road. He is one of many interesting persons from history buried at Loxley Cemetery that we, the Friends Group, are researching and would like to make contact with any living relative, especially someone with personal information about John William.
  9. 1 Ron Springett 2 Wilf Smith 3 Don Megson (c) 4 Peter Eustace 5 Sam Ellis 6 Gerry Young 7 Graham Pugh 8 John Fantham 9 Jim McCalliog 10 David Ford 11 John Quinn
  10. Virus? What virus? There is an intellectual deficit in this country!
  11. If my memory serves me well Johnny Quinn lived on Taplin Road in the early 1960s and used to hand out tickets for reserve matches to the local kids. Although I was a Unitedite I took advantage of this when offered as it was the only way I was going to see a match at Hillsborough. He was a really nice fellow. In my year at Hillsborough Primary School was Bobby Quinn, who I believe was related to Johnny. Bobby was goalie in the school team. Johnny was very approachable but of course in those days footballers were working class, not the highfaluting celebrities of today. Memories! RIP Johnny!
  12. Hi Suz Please email your inquiry to Friends of Loxley Cemetery Group: loxley.secretary@yahoo.com
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