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  1. Hi PW555, I have sent you a PM
  2. Hi all, I have just been told that Redrobbo, Cllr. John Robson has passed away after being ill for some time. He was an excellent ward councillor and welcome voice on Sheffield Forum. He will be sadly missed. RIP John
  3. Hi SUTman, I believe Castle Hill, as was, is now subsumed within the boundaries of Castle Market. A look at Fairbanks map of the 1700s would give you a better idea. The following is from the council's website about Sheffield Castle. 1764 - The Reverend Edward Goodwin of Attercliffe stated in an article for "Gentleman's Magazine" that no visible traces of the castle existed, apart from street names including Castle Hill, Castle Folds, Castle Green and Castle Lathes. A plan of Castle Hill in 1785 and other surviving surveys show the adjacent tenements and the main site mainly occupied by a bowling green, public houses, old shops, cottages, slaughter houses and iron furnaces. "The Sheffield Local Register" quotes that earlier in the century: "The inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood were less distinguished by the elegance and refinement of social life, than by their feelings of independence and rigid honesty, by hospitality and crude and boisterous conviviality. There are no assemblies, no theatre, and the principal amusements of the place were the sports at the castle bowling green, and social meeting at the taverns".
  4. This seems to be happening a lot of late due to the hot weather the adhesive tape that the plate is fixed on with seems to be losing its adhesive properties. My son in law has just had to screw his rear plate on.
  5. Babooshka, Poundland sell them. I buy them all the time.
  6. Hi Yog. Ring the council and ask to speak to someone about high hedges, they should be able to tell you your position in law and what you are able to do about a very high hedge. BillyWhiz Oops..MrsB73 beat me to it..good on yer!
  7. Early Learning Centre in Barkers Pool:)
  8. Hi Blazer, I have a brand new copy at home. PM me with your bid and I'll let you know if successful.
  9. Letsby Avenue is the approach to the police helicopter hangar. It is the only Letsby Avenue in England....Sheffield, at the cutting edge of street naming!:hihi:
  10. Hi again Duckweed, Sheffield Castle is a pet subject of mine. The castle's footprint is actually contained within the present footprint of Castle Market. The remains of the bastion tower and gate house are actually inside the market. The inner courtyard is one of the few remaining bits and is located at the rear of the market and can be visited on Thursdays. You need to look at Fairbank's maps of the 1700s to get a good feel of the size of the castle. It's nice to hear that people are curious about it:)
  11. Hi Duckweed, the 'tunnel' was a sewage outlet that went into the Don. A team of 'miners' did attempt to dig a tunnel under the river to the castle but were thwarted by the alluvial rock under the Don. Alluvial rock is too porous to dig tunnels under rivers etc. However, the Queen's Pocket Pistol soon relieved the castle into parliamentarians hands.
  12. Ariels only cost £1 at poundland or 99p at the 99p shop in town. That's all I use in my house. good luck
  13. Hi Bigcheese, press the AV button on your TV remote and you should get a list of 'connections' such as Digital, Analogue, etc. Select Analogue and make sure you tune your TV to receive analogue channels. Good luck
  14. It is the small steep road that leads upto the rear entrance of The Star newspaper offices:)
  15. Yet another person who thinks that climate change/global warming will only result in hot weather:hihi:
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