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  1. I agree wholeheartedly, why can't they just dress normal and stand before a microphone and just sing? why all the cavorting around like someone possessed
  2. chrishobbs.com http://www.chrishobbs.com › sheffi... The Sheffield Boiler Disaster - 1st November 1899 - Chris Hobbs
  3. Further to my previous post, look at photos u10411 & u10412 on picture Sheffield. Southern and Richardson were cutlery manufacturers. The power for driving the grinding wheels and other machinery in the works was provided by a large Lancashire boiler, built between two blocks of shops. The boiler was due to be dispensed with and a powerful gas engine had been purchased to replace it. A leakage into one of the flues, however, was followed by an explosion, the effects being felt in two directions. Seven men and boys were killed in the explosion: - Harry Dickinson, caretaker to the firm, aged 55 William Ward, aged 27, 8 court, 1 house, Bath Street Herbert Arthur Lickfold, aged 24, until recently in the employ of Messrs Hattersley and Davidson Albert Wharton, aged 15, 71 Burnt Tree Lane John Whitehead, aged 54, 26 Shepherd Street Frank Anderson, aged 15, 4 court, 3 house, Burnt Tree Lane John Ellis, aged 40, carter, in the employ of Messrs Doncaster and Sons. An inquest was held, the result being a verdict of accidental death in relation to all the victims, who had all died as a result of the injuries caused by the explosion, which itself was caused by a defective water gauge. No person was blamed for it.
  4. Research the old cutlery factory just across and read about the terrible accident that occurred there when a second hand boiler exploded.
  5. I would have thought a horse trough may have been there at one time.
  6. 93 ran from Pond Street to Stradbroke via Wybourn and Manor Park in the fifties and sixties.
  7. The 71 route ran from Manor Top via Prince of Wales road to Darnall, Attercliffe and on to town in the fifties and sixties. The 92 route ran from Manor Park centre in the fifties and on to Pond Street later it was extended to a new terminus at the Crossways on the Manor Estate.
  8. Possible heart attack suffered by driver.
  9. Sorry but you have to blame the parents, our two children were out of nappies at seven months old apart from at night when they wore one for another month, it's not hard to train children they are not stupid, at three months old we held ours on a potty making the usual sounds and they got the idea.
  10. The column is now part of a play area at Upperthorpe and has been for years, the mythical animals outside the Poundland crossing on High Street were cast from the originals from the Crimea monument, I don't know what happened to the cannons that were there, Victoria ended up in Endcliffe park. The council don't give a toss about the history and heritage of Sheffield, all they can say is " knock it down and build student flats "
  11. I'm sure horse riders are not allowed to ride on grass verges - hence - on the road.
  12. I can't understand these hatred laws, I only hate one person and he's English and white, the rest Immigrants included I just don't like so why is dislike and hate bundled up into one
  13. Vet all prospective tenants, it doesn't work thinking bad tenants will learn from good tenants.
  14. I heard the the Tridents blue paper touch paper got wet !
  15. Don't accept anymore Channel immigrants crossings.
  16. His manager once approached me for information on historic areas of Sheffield, for ideas for new songs for an album he was making.
  17. I just cannot understand the cod lips,face piercing, multiple tattoos on their chests and necks. I know it's their decision but do they think of how they will look in old age, I known I shouldn't but I avoid them in shops.
  18. I know exactly how you feel, the council denied getting any reports from me covering over eighteen months of incident until we told them how come we have them on a floppy disk I'm now holding, reaction was instant, on we've found them. Still nothing was done, during the time we endured her, four close neighbours near her moved out again council disregarded their complaints too.
  19. We both loved our maisonette and we loved Gleadless Valley until the council ruined it. We now live in a two bed bungalow ten miles away, brilliant neighbours, no out of control children and teenagers, no out of control dogs at the side of what we reluctantly left it's like heaven, I forgot to mention our nuisance neighbour used to pour buckets of urine off her veranda and down on to ours, you can imagine the smell of stale urine, reported it to council, two women came out one went to try to speak to the neighbour and the other stepped on to our veranda, the snell was still strong then the official uttered these words " I can't smell anything as I have a cold" they went, we never had any feed back , we asked for our veranda to be steamed cleaned, no response after three requests, so we cleaned it ourselves.
  20. We had the same problem for over twenty years, we filled in diaries only to be told after three years we should be using official diaries, three years wasted there. The nuisance tenant above us flooded our bedroom over twelve times twice on the same evening, no compensation or help from the council. Sheffield had constant rows with a progression of boyfriends, she was a drug user, she stopped up all night she also kept her toddler up with her, we had a recorder installed and it did record her washing machine going after three A.M, when the council listened to the recording we were amazed the council official said " it sounds like a car going past " Sheffield was arrested for threatening a woman with a twelve inch kitchen knife, result she was locked up but put on probation. I was quite obvious that the council were not going to do anything about her. In 2021 other council actions with other tenants gave us the push to leave our maisonette after 54 years. The council will not help anybody but themselves.
  21. I well remember the kite man, wasn't it October / November time when he sold them? Fairleigh was part of my route to St Theresa's school.
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