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  1. Does anyone know what type of houses stood on Tilford Road (Formerly Talbot Road) in Woodhouse before they were demolished in the 1960's? Also where was Buck Croft in Woodhouse? My ancestors moved up from Staffordshire in the late 1880's to Buck Croft and later moved into Talbot Road which I believe is now Tilford Road. I would love to know how the road developed. Help Appreciated PopT
  2. I have a Sony Micro Cassette which I believe is the last recording of my Mother who passed away. I need to buy a player to hear it. Can anyone advise me on what & where I might buy a player? Help & advice appreciated popt
  3. Thanks for your tips Davecop, I'll give it a go,
  4. Last Winter we lived in a rented house in the mountains north of Malaga for 5 weeks. In the day time it was warm but as the night came ithe weather changed to cold. There was a Pellet burning stove in the main lounge but had air conditioning heating in the bedrooms. The pellet stove worked very well & heated the lounge OK. There were two problems-one was the storage of the sacks of pellets. At times we wished there was a large hopper above the stove to self feed the pellets The sacks were stored in an outside building & we had to keep fetching them into the house. The house interior was very nice & we didn't want to be looking at sacks of pellets in the house. The other problem was the ash from the pellets had to be cleaned out of the stove & disposed of. We did stay in a place in new Zealand where the pellet stove was fed from a large hopper which was situated outside the house & self fed the stove by means of a small woven metal conveyor which started up as the room temperature dropped. Just as a matter of interest the spanish pellets were made by a Spanish company who made the pellets from human waste which you wouldn't know unless you were told. I hope you find these comments useful Happy Days!
  5. I was shopping in the Home Bargain store today & noticed none of the staff were wearing facemasks although they were mixing with customers. I spoke to one of the customers who wasn't wearing a mask. When I asked her she said she hadn't got one. We keep hearing about the government fining people for ignoring the anti virus guidelines but how do shops carry on trading & completing ignoring their customers welfare by not having any guidelines or just simpliy turn a blind eye to the actions of customers who blatantly are putting others health at risk. If the government or local authorities were keener with the store managers as a health & safety risk this would soon have a good effect. It would be interesting to read what opinions others have on this post . Happy Days!
  6. We have a Bosch rotek Lawn mower 34-13 Model - Until last year we didn't have any problems until the handle power switch failed. It turned out to be a plastic lever which had split & wasn't pressing on the micro switch to switch the power on. I bought a new genuine Bosch part, fitted it & it has worked until recently but the new lever is no longer operating the switch. There us no damage to the lever but it is so flimsy it is bending & not working the switch. Can anyone advise me how I can get it working again. Help appreciated. PopT
  7. I'm want to buy a plain backed small oval picture frame no more than 6cms high if possible. It is to be fitted inside a wooden box lid to hold a photograph. Can anybody tell me where I may be able to buy one in Sheffield or online. Most of them advertised are for Doll's houses & are too small. Help or advice appreciated
  8. The battery needs replacing on my HP Pavilion Notebook DV6 computer, can anyone where I can buy a cheap replacement in Sheffield or elsewhere. I am nervous about buying online as there are so many numbers & I do not want to get the wrong one. Any advice or help would be appreciated. The HP spare number quoted is 593562-001. Thanking you.
  9. My Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop has started to click when starting up. When it is fully started the clicking stops. I do have a lot of family histor on this laptop & I do not want to lose it. The last time I took a laptop in for repair they wiped it clean although I had asked them not to. Can anyone tell me what the clicking proplem is. Is there anything I can do about it,can anyone advice me please.
  10. I went to Salmon Pastures college with a Desmond White who lived on Penrith Road at Shirecliffe. He worked as a plumber for the Sheffield Works Department. Any Relation?
  11. Winstons at the bottom of Snig Hill. Always had the latest clothes in. I always remember him measuring up for trousers. The one question I hated was, 'Which side do you dress, Sir? I should be so lucky! Ha Ha! Happy Days ! PopT
  12. I worked with Terry Steeples Father in Law in the Steelworks. Terry was one of the old fashioned entreprenural showman who never stopped coming up with new ideas to attract customers.One time he had the Kon Tiki boat on show at the Rotherham Essoldo. He also had a gift of getting top acts to appear at the places he managed & many people saw stars & bands that they would have never seen if it hadn't been for him. A great character missed by many. Happy Days! PopT
  13. Some of my family moved into a new house at 3 Remington Road-Tom & Edith Glossop with their family 2 sons & a daughter. Happy Days!
  14. Many thanks for the copy of the old map of the area Phillip. It clearly shows the different areas. I was told the one time owners of the Gannister Mines lived at High Matlock. Due to the number of miners living in Huts, railway carriages & even tents ,many of them do not appear on the records. With this map at least I can see the different areas where some of my ancestors lived. Happy Days! PopT
  15. i have been looking at the electoral registers for the area & some family are listed as living at Little Matlock, others at High Matlock & others at Greaves Lane. Can anyone tell me the difference in these locations, I can guess but I do not want to record them as living in the wrong places. Help appreciated. Popt Happy Days!
  16. If you find any of the site fees expensive try getting someone to share the fee & the site. One piece of advice I would recommend is to record every source numbers of the individuals so you can check them again. Sometimes it is quite difficult to find the individual records again if you do not. Another tip is to remember most people in the old days could not read or write & so many records have different spellings of the names for the same individuals so do not discount any information you find just because the name is spelt differently. I have found 11 different spellings of my surname & often for the same person or individual family. Many names were spelt phonetically & different dialects in different areas spoke the names differently. I hore this helps you. PopT Happy Days!
  17. Does anyone remember Mr Moule's cat that used to sit in the shop window whenever it was sunny?
  18. Thanks for the help. Appreciated PopT
  19. Hi I thought I'd transferred some photo images from a SD card to my computer 7 foolishly deleted them before checking they had transferred. I think I need some software to recover the images from the SD card. Can anyone please recommend a programme that can be used on any computer or is there an alternative way to recover the images. I do not want to spend a fortune particularly if the software I buy can only be used on one computer is not transferrable. Please help as the images are irreplaeable & are needed by the family,any help whatsoever appreciated.
  20. Ghozer Sorry for the delay in answering not been too good in health. Thankyou so much for your help it is appreciated. PopT
  21. I have some Lotus Ami Pro Sam files which I need to convert into open office so I can print them off. Can anyone recommend a programme or advice on converting the files? I am using Windows 8 & the files are on 3 1/2" Floppy Disks. I have bought a USB plugin reader for the disks. help appreciated.
  22. I have some Lotus Ami Pro Sam files which I need to convert into open office so I can print them off. Can anyone recommend a programme or advice on converting the files?
  23. Can anyone tell me if the old chapel was bombed during the war & was it in use after the war?
  24. Walker & Hall building which was at the back of the Peace Garden. They have not improved with the modern designed buildings including Council Allotment Greenhouse! Happy Days! PopT
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