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  1. The shop in question is probably the one on the corner of Nicholson Rd & Kent Rd opposite the former Salvation Army premises. In the 1940's & 50's, it seemed to vary between being a private residence and a shop. Some of my own family have also lived there before I was born. There used to be a man called Peter who frequented this site and lived opposite the shop on Kent Road who may know more about this. Is Peter still around?
  2. In the 1940's Ash house was a residential nursing home for very ill children where they could recuperate from serious illness. It gave children with poor living conditions at home, the chance to live in better surroundings where they could be given time outdoors and breathe cleaner air than they were used to I don't know how it began life or if it had other uses before or after but it certainly served a sterling purpose at that time.
  3. People may not know that it's actually old fashioned attitudes to blame because hotel guests like windows that open despite not needing them because all hotels now have air conditioning systems. There are repeated call to reception in all hotels from guests who demand that their windows are unlocked so that they can open them. This makes it very hard to keep on top of this safety problem. It would take legislation from the government to require hotels to keep upper windows locked so that the public cannot argue against this.
  4. I totally agree with your sentiments as I also loved old Sheffield dearly but the place seem to have lost it's way. Sheffield needs something to replace the Steel and Cutlery industries which spread our fame world wide. All we have are glorified snack bars. Surely we are good at something other than drinking coffee or eating fast food.
  5. Thanks to everyone who has taken the trouble to reply. I kept the hedgehog on a large plastic box in the garage with a big coat to snuggle into and a hot water bottle. Also left some drinking water because advice was that this is better than something to eat. Kept it for about 18 hours and set it free on my front lawn with loads of mealworms for him and his partner in the early hours of the morning. They have gone back to their nest (wherever that may be) and I expect they will be back tonight as they usually do. Will make sure the gate is open at night so he doesn't have to squeeze through the wire again. I was worried because he must have spent 6 hours or more, tightly trapped with his feet mostly off the ground and looked as if he was dead when I first found him. To those who referred to someone phoning for me, that is what usually happens but circumstances meant that I had no-one to ask. Life can be difficult if one can't use a phone and we wouldn't need to go asking others if people would just provide an email address and MAKE SURE THEY ANSWER THEM. Society shouldn't just run for the able bodied - we all need help or advice at times. I value highly, the work that the RSPCA and vets do but, neither the vets nor the RSPCA got back to me at all yesterday so it's lucky the creature wasn't injured.
  6. Thanks for taking the trouble to answer, Rollypolly. My problem is that I cannot use the phone and I have emailed the RSPCA and also, the local vets but it appears that emergencies can only take place after 9.00 am. Not at all like they show us on the TV.
  7. I have put this request in this section rather than pets because the hedgehog isn't a pet and it will get more views quicker in this section. The hedgehehog was trapped in the fence wire in my garden and took quite a lot of extricating. It doesn't want to move and I have emailed the vets but had no reply yet. I really need emergency vet care but can't use the phone. Does anyone know a hedgehog rescue home near to Sheffield 12 Hackenthorpe.
  8. Can we take it that the EU inform you personally of any countries chances of joining? Did they notify you of this by letter? You have no more knowledge than anyone else who would be admitted and there are many major problems to sort out before Europe could even vote on this. Europe's track record speed-wise for getting things done are are also discouraging as witness the vaccine rollout. Everyone who is peeved at the UK leaving Europe, wants to have Scotland leave the UK as a punishment but that doesn't mean it will be in Scotland's best interests.
  9. They may be less likely to be very ill with it but they can, and do, still spread it to adults who will be ill. That's a really big problem for the Government and I don't envy them but, they must stop saying that schools must be open "no matter what" It should depend only on circumstances at any given time. Virus's don't work according to childrens educational needs.
  10. We haven't seen a copper on our streets for donkey's years and I don't expect that to change even when they set a few more on.
  11. I definitely know that that it was the council who discouraged me from going to town with the never ending bus gates, road closures, pedestrianisations etc. I have better things to do than drive around in circles to get somewhere I can see 200 yards away with a traffic light stop every few yards. Not helped at all by the fact that they throw large sums of money on small areas whilst the majority of the city looks like Beirut, complete with empty shops and grafiti etc. I used to be in the city centre every day and enjoyed every minute of it but videos and photos prove how much it has changed. If you disagree with my reason for this, then maybe you could give us your view on why the city centre HAS DIED, (not dying).
  12. You only have to look at photos from the 40's to the 70's to see that the city centre has been dying for years even before online shopping became popular. It used to be such a busy, vibrant place but the council discouraged motorists from coming and are still doing the same. When most people have electric cars, there will still be no hope because they are pedestrianising every road so there is nowhere for cars to go except around in circles. I stopped going to town probably 8 or 10 years ago and no, I don't buy online and I don't go to Meadowhell, but town is too much hassle with too many roads blocked. Only the people who work there, keep the place going and there are less and less of them as the councils policies bite.
  13. This subject was being discussed on the Labour thread before I joined in. This would be because Labour were intending to vote against this bill because of the section we have been discussing. I added my thoughts to it because I thought that Labour were quite correct and this should not be made into law. Most people agree that if this were taken out, the bill should be passed.
  14. Was the peaceful vigil causing significant disruption to the public. The other problems can be tackled by laws we already have. We seem to have manged for thousands of years. Better to be paranoid than fooled by power hungry governments. Will their be no failings of policing when they have their new powers which allow them to be even more brutal against us? Don't worry about the media. I have enough savvy to know what I'm talking about without their prattle or that from forums from people who don't know when they are being conned.
  15. That is an example of one of the reasons they will quote when they want to stop something which is bringing them bad publicity. I repeat, If a gathering is peaceful then it should be illegal to use force to stop it. Carry on like this and we end up like, China, North Korea, Myanmarr. Our Government already has more powers than it has had throughout history and has more than enough to deal legally with protests. It should need none at all to deal with a vigil, as was proved everywhere in the country except London. Let them get tough with the drug dealers, knife gangs and illegal firearms carriers instead of frightened and helpless women.
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