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  • Birthday 06/04/1948

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    Lincolnshire, ex Dykes Hall Road
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    Travel, philately
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    Retired printer

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  1. In 1957 it was only 1s 8½d** - that's inflation for you! 🙂 ** plus ½d for the lift up from the Wicker if you were lazy. 😊
  2. This is the Brewer's Dictionary entry: Nobby Clarke is the British Army name for every man of the name of Clarke. It originated in the dressy or "nobby" turnout affected by clerks and other blackcoat workers in the early 19th century.
  3. It is at Woodhouse, off Skelton Lane.
  4. Hello again Susan - the Sheffield Indexers website has a great many burial records - here is a link: http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/BurialIndex.html
  5. Hi Susan - welcome to the Forum! It seems that Skelton Drive was built in the early 1970s - it does not appear on a map dated 1970 but is shown on one dated 1974.
  6. Our local "Cat Woman" - I think she had six - was known as Pussy Galore...
  7. Hi gaz 786 - I looked at this soon after the thread started but couldn't add anything to the detailed information that Moira had found. It's nice that KMG has joined the thread and is related to the family.
  8. Yes - otherwise known as The Magic Roundabout. I remember it well, October 1972....
  9. Hi hernethehunter - welcome to the Forum! An 1892 map shows a few cottages near the Green Wheel dams - here is a link to a scan. https://i.postimg.cc/P5FPCFCs/Green-Wheel-2.jpg
  10. Hi Rockchopper - yes, I'd also looked at the 1911 census return (as an inveterate family history buff - an eccentric one, according to Mrs Hillsbro... ☺️) and saw that Emma Hewitt kept the shop. Here are later shopkeepers, from the directories I have: 1925 - John Sellers 1931-65 - Horace Turton 1971 – D. Phelan You may like to see this large-scale OS map of the area. https://i.postimg.cc/zBB3zx7g/001.jpg
  11. Quite right - not sure if they are related to Annie; her parents were evidently Richard and Mary Vernon and she had siblings Harry, Frank, Hetty, Bertha, Melvina and Edith. The 1939 Register shows Penny’s mother’s family the Browns on Melville Road as Penny stated. They were at No 24 – here is a scan. https://i.postimg.cc/jqhHZbBg/01.jpg The "K I A" at the lower left perhaps stands for "killed in action" - the "Army Roll of Honour 1939-45" confirms that Private Herbert K. Schofield of the Pioneer Corps died in North Africa on 6 April 1943. The "29.12.43" is perhaps the date of Doris's marriage to Thomas Yates.
  12. Hi Penny - in 1943 Horace Yates, born Jan-Mar 1910, married Doris Schofield (née Brown), born 12 March 1919 as you wrote (as johnpm noted there is a 1940 Sheffield marriage record for a Doris Brown and a Herbert K. Schofield). In my own experience, tracing adopted children can be difficult but a number of Sheffield-born children with the surname Yates and mother's maiden name Brown are in the births index in the 1940s and later. These include Christine L. Yates and Penelope A. Yates as you wrote, and Jennifer M. Yates with her mother's maiden name given as Schofield, but it's hard to identify which of the other three Yates/Brown children shown in the index might be your siblings who could have been adopted. As you, Christine and Jennifer all have middle names (and two of the other three don't), then a possibility may be Susan P. Yates born 1949. The birth certificate (obtainable from the Sheffield Register Office or online from https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/) would give the names of both parents. Good luck in your quest!
  13. Hi Rockchopper - this is evidently No 70 Broxholme Road, and it was indeed a shop. As long ago as 1911, White's/Kelly's Directory shows "Charles Hewitt, shopkeeper" at that address. Kelly's directories continue to show it as a shop until the 1971 edition "D. Phelan, shopkeeper", but the shop must have closed soon afterwards and the 1974 directory (the last one published) just gives "Peter Hallam" as householder.
  14. The Kelly's directories for 1963 and 1965 show Brades, Skelton & Tyzack Ltd. at Sheaf Bank Works, Heeley, but by 1970 they are no longer listed. C.T. Skelton & Co was evidently founded in the 19th century by Sir Charles Skelton. The "Sheffield and District Who's Who" for 1905 gives some biographical information on him; here is a link to a scan. https://i.postimg.cc/gJwQ6H0W/Skelton.jpg
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