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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. hillsbro

    Spye / Eccles surnames

    William Henry Spye (1889-1966) had a shoe repairs shop at 103 Hawthorn Road, Hillsborough, in the 1950s.
  2. My local barber still keeps some tapers in a drawer but he tells me that nobody has asked for singeing for a long time! The shop near the Wednesday ground was Bayliss's (Albert Bayliss and his son Terry) at 158 Leppings Lane.
  3. hillsbro


    It's good to know that the Forum has, once more, been able to help people find each other again! 🙂
  4. hillsbro

    Willson and Gumpets

    Hi ping - it's nice to have your input, and to see the photo of Lizzie Spring. I see that she lived to the good age of 92 and died in 1971. She would have been an interesting person to talk to!
  5. hillsbro


    Here is a link to a scan of the 'Sheffield Independent' article that Moira quoted. https://postimg.cc/GBxWkrgY
  6. hillsbro

    Taylor Eye Witness - old photos

    There is a photo of the building on the "Picturesheffield" site - here is a link. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s36649&pos=17&action=zoom&id=113002
  7. hillsbro


    Hi Susan Ashmore – welcome to the Forum! In case it is helpful, looking at online public records the deaths index confirms that Leonard Portman, born 1915, died in 1942. His older brothers George and John, also his older sisters Kate and Olive appear on the 1911 census return with their parents George and Edna at "Whitley Grenoside", George snr. being a miner – here is a link to a scan. https://i.postimg.cc/rmtDCFWS/1911.jpg The "1939 Register" shows George, Edna and Leonard, also Dora Hubbard, at Hoyle House Cottage, Whitley Lane, Ecclesfield. George Portman jnr. was born on 26 April 1908 and died in the Sheffield area in 1988. The 1939 Register shows him as a miner, living with his wife Clara at 1 Stafford Place, Rotherham.
  8. hillsbro

    Trying to Locate Joanne Nicholson

    Hi Carole - just looking at online public records, a Joanne Nicholson was born in Sheffield in 1962, her parents most likely being Alan Nicholson and Barbara, née Baines. She seems to have had a sister Kim M. Nicholson, two years older, also a Lisa Nicholson was born in Rotherham in 1970 with the same mother's maiden name of Baines. A Joanne Nicholson married an Andrew G. Goodison in Sheffield in 1987, so you may need to look for a Joanne Goodison.
  9. hillsbro

    Willson and Gumpets

    Hi Alan Lines - welcome to the Forum! I really don't know if Ernst Gumpert was interned during WW2 - by then he may perhaps have become a naturalised British Subject. The '1939 Register' finds Ernst and Eleanor living at 65 Wilkinson Street with their daughter Janet and Rebecca Wilson, a director of the firm. The 'Miss Spring' to whom you refer may have been Eliza Spring, described in the 1911 census return as a "Shop assistant. Toy dealer". Aged 32 at that time, she lived with her widowed mother and two brothers on Station Road, Darnall. In case it's of interest, here is a link to a scan of the census page. https://i.postimg.cc/3R8BDfbn/1911-Spring.jpg
  10. hillsbro


    Hi Britishpetal - this obituary notice in "The Star" of 26 June last year seems, sadly, to bring bad news about Deric: Sayles, Deric. Peacefully on June 7th 2018 in Peaker Park Care Home, Market Harborough, aged 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Brenda, loving father of Steven and the late Stuart. Dear father in law of Jan and grandpa of Rachel, George and Jacob. Much loved brother of Brian and the late John, Maureen, Graham and Barry, also a dear uncle. Service and Interment at All Saint's Church Ecclesall on Monday July 2nd at 1.00pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu for the Brain Tumour Charity may sent to Wood Funeral Service, 848 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8TP Tel: 2661244 Published in The Star on June 26, 2018 Another obituary notice of 14 June 2016 announces the death of "Stuart Sayles, age 55, beloved son of Deric and the late Brenda" who died on 6 June 2016.
  11. Thanks, Mister Gee. Everyone loved Walter, a caring, kind-hearted man who was well known to generations of Hillsborough folk. It is a blessing that he was able to enjoy a long life and bring a little sunshine into our lives. RIP Walter.
  12. He was a lovely man; everyone thought the world of Walter. It's good to know that he was well cared for in his autumn years, in a cosy flat in sheltered accommodation near Hillsborough Corner. Here is a photo that I took in June 2007. https://postimg.cc/rdYXkJWx
  13. The early part of this thread has a lot of information about Walter - a lovely man and local legend.
  14. Hi - thanks for your input. Doing a web search on the name "Hunter 77" I found an 1972 photo on the 'picturesheffield' site - here is a link. http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s34688 Your dad must indeed have been quite a character and I would like to have known him!
  15. Well, Mrs hillsbro says I do sometimes act like a two year-old...

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