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About hillsbro

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  • Birthday 06/04/1948

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    Lincolnshire, ex Dykes Hall Road
  • Interests
    Travel, philately
  • Occupation
    Retired printer

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  1. Maybe I should start taking bookings! 😄
  2. Well, Yorkshire TV did cover the wedding with a 2-minute slot on "Calendar"! 🙂
  3. The story certainly appealed to the media - here's a link to newspaper article! https://postimg.cc/XZD6GyP6
  4. There was an old man of Nantucket Who kept all his cash in a bucket. Till his daughter, called Nan, Ran off with a man And as for the bucket, Nantucket,
  5. I met my wife-to-be Marion in 1967, and we parted (very amicably) a year later. After another 39 years of bachelorhood I finally married the (by now widowed) Marion in 2007. Better late than never, and it was the "friendsreunited" website that brought the erstwhile teenage sweethearts back together!
  6. Hi Padders - Marion, bless her, is on a diet but I rather suspect that it will be suspended for a while. 😄
  7. Well, many thanks to Padders, Mr Bloke, jane2008, nikki-red and others who, over the years, have said nice things about what I do via the Forum. I am quite overwhelmed (even humbled) but, really, I quite enjoy using a little knowledge of Sheffield, a pile of reference books (old Kelly's directories etc.), the Internet and other resources to find out what people want to know. Thanks again, everyone! 🙂
  8. There is a 1981 photo of the chippy on the "picturesheffield" site - here is a link: https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;u06598&pos=49&action=zoom&id=99238 I did a little more online research - Frances' husband's name was Donald and it seems he also lived to a good age; he died aged 94 in May 2006. R.I.P Frances and Donald.
  9. Yes, I grew up in Hillsborough and remember hearing the phrase "Patnicks will have one" (and it was often true!) Here is a link to a photo of the Langsett Road shop in the book "A Hillsborough Camera" by the late Jack Wrigley. https://i.postimg.cc/qM8VqGm3/Patnick.jpg
  10. Looking in the deaths index there is no entry for a Sarah Lapatnick. I checked a number of variations in the surname etc. but nothing came up. Also, I cannot find another marriage entry for Hyman, so I'm afraid this remains a mystery. But it seems clear that the Sarah mentioned in the 1911 census return was the one who married Hyman in Sheffield in 1895, her maiden name was Lapatnick and she was the mother of Minnie.
  11. Hi Diane Major - I checked the births index for Minnie, and her mother's maiden name is given as Lapatnick. In the marriages index there is an entry for a Markel Lapatnick who married a Sarah Lapatnick in Sheffield in 1895. In 1911, Hyman and Sarah had been married for 16 years according to what is written on the census form for that year, and the form is signed in the name of Hyman M. Lapatnick. So from this it seems that "Markel" was Hyman Markel Lapatnick who married Sarah Lapatnick, perhaps a cousin. Anyway here is a screenprint of Minnie's birth entry.
  12. Hi carosio - yes, I well remember the "Brick Hollow". I also used to play there with my cousins who lived on Robert Street. Here is a link to a large-scale early-1900s "overlay" map of the area - click and drag the blue dot to the left for a modern aerial view. The four houses on Parkin Street can also be seen on the map. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.39538&lon=-1.49263&layers=168&b=1
  13. Yes - I actually remember Elizabeth Street from when I was a temporary postman in the 1960s. To judge from old directories, Elizabeth Street must have been demolished around 1969.
  14. Elizabeth Street was a short cul-de-sac off Creswick Street in the Langsett Road area. Here is a map.
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