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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. Here is a link to Chris Hobbs' article about the crash. https://www.chrishobbs.com/lodgemoor1955.htm
  2. They are not easy to find as the last ones were published in the 1970s. They turn up in secondhand bookshops and on secondhand book websites but can be pricey, especially earlier ones, but I've occasionally been lucky and found one cheaply at a car boot sale. Some are available on CDs or as a download - I have CDs for 1905, 1922, 1925 and 1957, also some earlier White's etc. directories on CDs. Here is a link to a 1957 directory available via eBay as a download: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kellys-Directory-Of-Sheffield-Rotherham-1957/254147130271?hash=item3b2c59739f:g:iV0AAOSwXzNaf1OD But I'll be pleased to look up anything that you need - just PM me. I have the CD versions as above, also the books for 1931, 1937, 1940, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1973 and 1974.
  3. Yep - also at that address in the Kelly's directories I have dated 1965 to 1973. Not listed in the 1963 and 1974 directories (compiled in late 1962 and 1973).
  4. Hi PCOLE - the "1939 Register" isn't actually a Kelly's publication; it was prepared in September 1939, soon after the outbreak of war, to provide a detailed list of all the people. The information was used to issue identity cards, ration books etc. Regarding the occupants of No 8, in case it's of interest other public records show that Roy Morrell married Leonora Wallace in Sheffield in 1936 and they seem to have had two children born in Sheffield. These were Peter and Patricia born in 1943 and 1949 respectively. Roy died in 1969 and Leonora in 1989.
  5. Kelly's directories provide this sort of information and can be useful for family and local history researchers. The "1939 Register" includes a little more information such as dates of birth etc. Here is the entry for No 8 Sheaf Avenue. https://i.postimg.cc/s2yfjLtQ/Sheaf-2.jpg
  6. Hi COLE1 - the links I posted to postimg.org no longer work, but this scan from the 1957 Kelly's Directory my have some names familiar to you! https://postimg.cc/d7PPjXwg
  7. "FreeBMD" is another useful free source of birth, marriage and death information. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/
  8. Here is a report of the accident in the "Sheffield Daily Telegraph" of 12 November 1926. https://i.postimg.cc/wByjQ1KH/01.jpg
  9. In case you don't have census data, here is the 1911 census page. https://i.postimg.cc/pr10mvqS/Census.jpg
  10. The Patnicks certainly worked hard in their junk shops. I remember a half hour or so spent with Aaron Patnick in the Langsett Road shop in 1965. He was an interesting man to talk to and, although I was only 17, I could see that he was quite a strong character who wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and work hard when the need arose. And of course, I didn't leave without buying something - a two-shilling tea towel for my mum!
  11. I really don't know, but in 1954 it was two bob (or a shilling for youngsters). 😊 https://i.postimg.cc/Fz56ZwB1/2-3.jpg
  12. Some of us are old enough to remember when you only needed 3 old pennies 🙁. I think it went up to 4d in 1957. Here is a scan from the 1954 bus timetable showing the Outer Circle route. https://i.postimg.cc/PrLWRb6m/No-2.jpg
  13. The 1954 timetable gives the No 2 route/fare stages as Malin Bridge – Rivelin Post Office – Bell Hagg – Sandygate Road – Fulwood Road – Wragby Road – Greystones Road – Carterknowle Road – Firbeck Road – Scarsdale Road – Graves Park – Oakes Park – Gleadless Road – Elm Tree – Beaumont Road – Darnall – Coleford Road – Tinsley Park Road – Tinsley Depot (Weedon Street) – Brightside Tram Terminus – Tipton Street – Newman Road – Robin Hood Road – Shiregreen Cemetery – Sheffield Lane Top – Crowder Road – Moonshine Lane – Penistone Road – Parkside Road – Middlewood Road – Holme Lane – Malin Bridge. The No 3 went in the opposite direction.
  14. Yes, I was born on Low Road, Woodland View, and we shared an outdoor toilet with next door. But as you say it was quite normal and we didn't complain. When I was 3 we moved to Dykes Hall Road and we were posh - we had our own loo! But it was still across the yard - see here. https://i.postimg.cc/SNfB7RNF/20-Dykes-Hall-Road-toilet-bedroom.jpg
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