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  1. Hello Jean. I've not been called that before, it's a bit posh for a Grimethorpe lad. Have a look at your emails, I've sent a photo.
  2. Hello Jean. My name is Ralph Aspinall. We don't know each other but I'm from Grimesthorpe and went to Owler Lane School but probably at a different time to you. Did Ada later run the Arms with her son Roy?
  3. Oh I do like that one. Merry Christmas everyone, have a great time. Ralph. ---------- Post added 29-12-2017 at 23:09 ---------- We recently mentioned a lady with a great dane. Beezerboy has sent this photo taken near The Who Can Tell on Ruthin Street. Although not very clear, behind the lady and child can be seen someone walking a big dog that could be the same great dane.
  4. Hello Fleetwood and Gaz. I've been talking to Sheila (rf2690) and we both remember a lady who lived in that yard. She wasn't very big but walked a huge great dane. The dog carried her shopping basket in its mouth. This must have been the mid fifties when we attended Grimesthoroe School.
  5. If any one has a photo or photos relating to Grimesthorpe they would like adding to the collection, please email them. Thanks, Ralph. ruperthehun@aol.com ---------- Post added 22-11-2017 at 17:55 ---------- Tell us which albums they are in, I'm sure someone will put a name to them.
  6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cat631/albums All the Grimesthorpe photos I have are here. I don't lay claim to most of them, they've all been on the forum or the internet and collected them into one place.
  7. I couldn't open John's photo but then found it on Picture Sheffield. I've stopped using Photo Bucket, instead use Imgur and find it much better. I will try doing what Voldy suggests for posting pics on the forum but does this only work with Picture Sheffield. Like John, I have tried to copy and paste without success. Thanks for your comments on the Botham Street Photos and chapel. I too attended the youth club that George mentions but a bit earlier, about 1961/62 and remember Francis very well, I still see his brother Roy occasionally. Roy tells a good tale about his Dad and his pigeons. When the Asians began moving into Grimesthorpe they would walk up to Cookies farm at the top of Wincobank Lane to buy chickens then stuff them head first into shopping bags with just their feet stuck out of the top, take them home and chase them around the back yard and do the deed themselves. Johnny Butler saw an opportunity and sold them a few pigeons for the pot but the crafty little buggers were having none of it and given half a chance the old homing pigeons were up and away back to Butlers' loft. Back to the chapel, I remember the Fiddler family mentioned by Fleetwood but not the Temperance Hall mentioned by Kinjuro. I think the youth club met in a hall to the rear of the chapel but like we keep saying to our grandkids. 'It was a long time ago'. ---------- Post added 20-11-2017 at 22:23 ---------- Just had a think about Kinjuros Temperance Hall. Was it further down the hill and through an archway? Seem to remember a dancing school there.
  8. Botham Street Photo. Yes it is the legendary Grimesthorpe character, Albert Parr. JeanJ who often posts on here thinks the lady on the left of the photo could be Lottie Shaw who at one time ran The Prince of Wales with her husband. Jean lived in the last bay windowed house on the left of the picture. Can anyone put a name to the other lady next to Johnny Butler? Just around the corner from the mosque on Petre Street is a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Grimesthorpe has become quite religious although I do wonder where the congregations come from as there are no houses in the area. When I took the photo there was no activity at the mosque and think it is not yet open or completed. Looking down Grimesthorpe Road, about twenty five yards down the hill and on the right used to stand a chapel, does anyone have a photo of it please?
  9. https://i.imgur.com/7GFwWeD.jpg The mosque on Botham Street. It's hard to picture the rows of terrace houses once here. There was a chip shop where the lamp post is, down the hill. The people in the last photo are where these two cars are. ---------- Post added 17-11-2017 at 23:43 ---------- Looking down Grimesthorpe Road towards the old school, again not a soul to be seen.https://i.imgur.com/kNrHCar.jpg ---------- Post added 17-11-2017 at 23:55 ---------- https://i.imgur.com/lT0F47B.jpg A far happier time when Grimesthorpe had people and characters living there. Johnny Butler's (on the right) races on Botham Street The start line is at the junction with Petre St. and probably in the fifties.
  10. Thanks for all your replies and info.
  11. Thanks for posting the tram pictures. I've been searching for a picture/photo of the tram shed that was on the corner of Weedon St and Brightside Lane in early 1900s. I can't find anything on Picture Sheffield or Sheffield History. Can anyone help. Thanks.
  12. I put this on the Grimesthorpe thread some time ago. It may explain the unusual name of the Who Can Tell but no one believes it. When a pub was opened on the corner of Botham Street and Ruthin Street, it acquired an unusual name: 'Who Can Tell'. I've often wished 'Someone Could Tell' how it came to have the name but anyone who knew will have been supping pints in that great Tap Room in the sky for many years past. http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w...00/s217721.jpg Could there be a clue with the absence of a question mark? Are the words 'Who Can Tell' part of a longer sentence? Was the landlord or lady hoping to moderate their customers drinking habits by way of a warning? Or was it the result of someone's sense of humour? Whatever the answer, it has been lost in the mist of time, a time of long ago. Or to be more precise, about 2,700 years ago in Nineveh. Nineveh is thought to have been in the modern day country of Iraq but like many civilizations throughout the ages, was mired in its own success. Drunkenness, fornication, gluttony and greed were rife and the Great Almighty was not pleased. God, who looked upon Yorkshire as the Heavenly county and spoke with a Yorkshire accent, sent for his old pal and trouble shooter, Jonah. "Jonah, get thi sen off t' Nineveh and sort the lazy sods art. Tell 'em, if they don't stop buggerin' abart an' mend their ways, I'll send a few plagues an' famines an' bolts o' lightenin', that should square 'em up". Jonah jumped on a passing ship and set sail for Nineveh but he hadn't gone very far when the crew took a dislike to him and chucked him over the side. His problems got worse when a passing whale swallowed him whole. Then, Jonah's luck changed when the whale puked him up along with a couple of tons of smelly sardines on a sandy beach not too far from Baghdad. He rented a camel for a couple of days and made his way to Nineveh where he sought an audience with the King who was also the chairman and concert secretary of the newly affiliated Nineveh Working Mens' Club." Th'art lucky t' catch me". said King Nineveh to Jonah. "Me an' t' committee 'ave just got back from a talent spottin' trip t' Sheffield", where among other things, they too learned to speak God's tongue. Jonah said. "Shurrup an' listen". The King and the rest of the committee listened, while Jonah, as the saying goes, put the fear of God up 'em. Telling them straight about God's anger and threats to wipe the entire population of Nineveh off the face of the Earth. Realising the error of their ways, the people of Nineveh asked for forgiveness and promised to spend the next six months wearing sack cloth and ashes. When Jonah left, the King turned to the assembled people of Nineveh and said something like this: "Who knows, God may relent and not destroy us if we repent and mend our ways?" .................................................. .................................................. ..................... Jonah. Chapter 3: Verse 9. WHO CAN TELL if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
  13. The map you refer to: Where the Bombs Fell in Sheffield was originally part of this book produced by The Sheffield Telegraph & Star. It unfolded out to approximately A1 size. I don't know if it was ever supplied separately.
  14. Similar name, Roland Arms, Aston.
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