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  1. Mr Kyme who took over from Mr Hawley (who left after a bout of illness) used to take us rambling. Only in later life did I find out he was a published author with a book on rambling. ((Look it up on google)
  2. Was there from 63 to 68. Best memory's the trolley race each year fave lessons metalwork wIth mr Brian Hurst and science with mr Philips throbber thrives was head and chinney Wilson dept head.
  3. Help! Wife and I are the only people to tend our family grave in Abby Lane. Although both born and raised in Sheffield we now live in Hinckley and only get to tend it five or six times a year. However we got up on Sunday the first I'd December with flowers etc. To find a bunch of red roses there which only looked about a week old. The grave holds my grandma Betsy Ann Died 1935 my grandad Joseph died about 1962 and my uncle Douglas killed in about 1940 a war casualty. They were Whitham Sandersons. Also my parents ashes Jack and Elsie Downing can anbody please throw light on where the flowers came from. I think I am the last of this line so would appreciate any info on this one 🙏
  4. The woman who ran the place (not the owner) was known by all as "auntie" think A Connie Evans also worked there but can't remember the two Mentioned.
  5. Pashleys on Chesterfield Rd. With a bit of crackle on run by Jessie Pashley.
  6. Brooks paper shop at the bottom of Well Rd. 1 shilling a round and 1/6 for the green uns. Up well to Sturge and Boynton to St Andrews church and back a different way.
  7. I was informed that they were taken out of service because the law at the time said that passengers were not allowed to travel in an articulated vehicle.
  8. Remember Brian he used to sharpen the cylinder from my lawn mower in exchange for a few welding favours. RIP mate.
  9. Just got back to Hinckley from a trip to Loxley cemetry to place some flowers on my wife's Grandparents grave. The flowers are back with us as we could not get to the grave as it is impassable with five foot high brambles and weeds. No one can visit loved ones there as you can't get to them. Any one else had a similar experience. ?
  10. Anyone who is a driver should avoid Sheffield like the plague. The bus and tram lanes alone are a nightmare. I would not like to come back, I couldn't afford the penalties.
  11. Sorry. As we used to sing around the camp fire" you will never get to heaven in Ivers car, cause Ivers cat won't go that far". Do you also remember mr Gillmore.
  12. Hi Duffems, I was also in 74th Oak St , I found outlast week on a Facebook group " Heeley past and present" that Ivan Huchinson cub leader had died some years ago, worth a look.
  13. Went to the College of FE next door and Mr Wardle was principle there ,it's got to be the same guy?
  14. Loved tiger nuts , haven't seen them for long enough but think they are now more common for Carp fishing bait. Such a waste !
  15. Anyone old enough to remember any Downing family from Clun st. then onto Gower st. The dates would be from1880s to around 1930s. .?
  16. Moirahyde. Thanks for the info ,I now know more about Tom and Alice than ever before as my mum never hit it it off with my Gran / her mother in law. Where did you get all this info and where can I look for more as my tree stops on that side with my dad. ---------- Post added 28-01-2018 at 22:48 ---------- Hi Lucy thanks for the reply but John never had daughters only two sons however im shure there must be a distant connection somewhere. David.
  17. Hi Moirahyde. John was my father and did indeed live with the Bellamys on Abbydale rd. Mable and Joe retired to Casleton. And I have found and visited there grave. I have searched for Thomas grave and found it to be in Burngreave cemetry ,i got the grave number and area but as no marker was on it I couldn't find it. Many questions about him. Died in 1917 but what of, why was he not involved with the war, or was he? I think he died in a workhouse and is in a porpers gave. Any more info is appreciated. David.
  18. Thomas-Ralph-John (Jack)- Mable- and May Downing. Born around 1910 to 20 around the gower street area of Sheffield. Any info appreciated or better still a lost relative.
  19. Half of Heeley worked there at some point not many posts though for all them.
  20. Thanks Hillsbro for putting me right, the post was interesting and informative.
  21. I think an American Indian called Paul Engel Star was buried there after an infection in a broken leg ,caused by a horse fall whilst performing for Buffalo Bills Circus at Hillsborough. He was re interned on a n Indian resavation burial ground a hundred or so years later. This was about 10 /15 years ago.
  22. I think Caramac lived over the wall from Carfield Schools playground as we often used to talk to him at break time .
  23. How about Hinckley,Leics.twinned with Las Vagas.
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