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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 20 hours

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    A small 15 inch screen tv set and remote. Ideal for a small/kids bedroom or kitchen or even a caravan. Perfect working order. Collection from Sheff 5 Area.


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    An electric mini food chopper made by Russell Hobbs. in Perfect working order. A great asset for the modern kitchen. Collection from Sheff 5 Area.


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    A Hinari Lifestyle electric can opener and knife sharpener in perfect working order. A handy thing for the kitchen. Sheffield 5 area.


  4. Firth Park W.M.C. Idsworth road is still going or it was before Covid struck. They were struggling to keep afloat but just managing to do so , apparently the club will open again in May. I am a life/free member of the club and I joined in 1965.
  5. Hi Paul, Did you have the nickname of Carrots? I remember someone from that address who I believe emigrated to Canada. This could have been your father? My name is Rod Sockett.
  6. Are Wednesday on sky red button tonight. I thought not but just been told they are. Anybody please confirm ?
  7. Very sad when I heard of the passing of Peter Swan. He was probably the best centre half I have ever seen. He would have been a regular for England had it not been for illness at the start of the 1962 world Cup finals where he was replaced by Maurice Norman of Spurs. No disrespect to Maurice Norman ( who was very good ) but he was not in the same class as Swanny. Norman seemed to fit in the side and kept his place. Then of course came the bribes scandal. Peter always denied being bribed or deliberately throwing the match against Ipswich Town. He always maintained that he and the others concerned only placed a bet on a football match. People will always have their own opinions on the matter. To me he was perfection on the field of play and no other centre half since has excited me as Peter did. R.I.P. Peter
  8. I must be getting soft in my old age. Being a lifelong Owl I never thought I would say anything kind about the Blades. However, I watched the game on TV today and I thought a draw was probably a fair result, but my reason for this post is to dispute the ref's decision to send Lundstram off. I know that people will say you can't tackle like that these days but come on. The guy went fairly and honestly for the ball, his studs were showing a little but as soon as contact was made the Brighton player makes enough of it to get Lundstram red carded then he is up and looks fine. We might as well ban tackling altogether, stop players running and lets just have walking football. Players are probably guilty of their own downfall these days when they roll about after a legitimate tackle, it can come back to haunt them. Well that's may say on the matter, I still can't believe I've said something in favour of the Blades, I'll have to go and lie down for a bit.
  9. Yes. That's it, The bull and oak. With regards to the the White Lion/New White Lion and the locations. I am not certain which was which but one of them was on the corner of the Wicker and Nursery Street as you say and the other one became Bennetts Fishing tackle shop. The frontage of the old shop is still there to plainly see. You had to access the shop via Stanley Street. The one on the corner had a snooker table in there. I played there a couple of times. If I remember rightly the floor sloped and as the table obviously had to be level it was quite confusing when you had to take a shot from the deep end as it seemed.
  10. Reading some of these posts about the pubs long gone made me think back to when I was in my teens in the 1960's. I used to frequent the wicker quite often in those days and I remember that in the Wicker alone there were 7 pubs and one fast food shop (Tony's chip shop I think) These days there is one pub and countless take away shops. The pubs were, The station, The Viaduct, Brown cow, White Lion , The new White Lion, The Big Gun and another which name escapes me, it was situated next to the Brown Cow roughly where Derek Dooley Way cuts through the Wicker. Then there were a couple of pubs on Nursery Street and a couple on Lady's Bridge. On a nice warm summers evening people would stroll from pub to pub and if you had a half pint in each pub you would be well on your way to being drunk by closing time. Happy days as they say.
  11. Albert Quixall, my boyhood hero. My mind goes back to September 1958 ( I was 11yrs old) and I am lying in a hospital bed, recovering from an operation. It was visiting time and in walked my mum and dad. My dad had a copy of the Sheffield Star under his arm. He looked at me and said "I'm not sure if I should let you see this". He then passed me the paper and the back page headlines said that Albert Quixall had signed for Man Utd for £45,000. I burst into tears and was inconsolable. My dad asked me if I was a ManUtd fan now. I thought for a moment, dried my tears and said " No chance Dad, up the owls". R.I.P. Albert.
  12. If you Google laurie steeples, a few web pages pop up with tournament info on the man.
  13. Laurie Steeples did win the world Billiards championship in 1931. My records only go back to 1926 so he could have possibly won it before that as well. Over the years of the 1900's the format was changed a few times so I'm not too sure exactly how the scoring etc went.
  14. Having worked at Ponds Forge for S.I.V. and for other agencies over the years, and I have also been a customer many many times, I am deeply saddened by the latest bombshell. I knew there were financial problems but I didn't think it would come to this. I sincerely hope that something can be done to get the place open and running as soon as possible. Not only is it a great loss to the people of Sheffield who have benefitted from the use of this great place ,but all the former and up and coming athletes who have also had the opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic facilities. There will be a massive effect on the local economy as a result as well. Finally and by no means the least important is the prospect of massive job losses . Some of those that will suffer are former work colleagues of mine and I feel deeply concerned for them. I hope that the people of Sheffield realise just what a loss this is and that somehow there can be a reprieve.
  15. Hi Baz-John, I attended Hucklow road school from 1952 to 1958 then on to Hinde House. I remember the names you mentioned. I also remember Miss Tose and (my favourite) Mr Taylor. I too enjoyed a penny drink from Mrs Pardoe's and the chippy across the road. I got banned from Mrs Pardoe's for swearing at her, although I still insist I didn't really know what I was saying. I didn't really take to senior school very much, although I was in the top class of each year. I sort of just did enough and I left at 15 yrs old. I still live fairly close to Hucklow road and I often let my mind wander back to those days when I pass by. Happy days I suppose. Innocent days I think.
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