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  1. Cannon Hall pub was Climax Jazzmen who had a weekly residency there . Harry Jarvis, a friend of min e played bass.
  2. Under Deeds dating back to the 1920's, on closure ownership passes to the Wesleyan Reform Union. At present 2 church members are doing a caretaker role checking premises are ok etc . On 1st April that stops when ownership passes to the WRU which has its HQ at Jump near Barnsley. People from a Sheffield Church who expressed interest in buying it attended the final service but nothing agreed yet .
  3. REFORM CHAPEL BAPTISM RECORDS For the next few months I have the Reform Chapel baptism records before they are archived . If you were baptised there & would like a scan of the register entry please PM me with name, approx. date of baptism & email address.
  4. My Uncle Harry Moore bred budgies in a shed at his house 305 Petre Street. From 1952 he worked for his friend John Hutchinson at his pet shop in the Wicker until it closed around 1972.
  5. Happy Christmas to all you Grimesthorpians !!
  6. In 1953 Husbands also designed & built the BISRA premises which have just been demolished except for the protected Cementation Furnace
  7. I had lessons from Roxy too about 1963/64. I think car was a Hillman Minx
  8. I remember that British Steel Overseas Services did a contract at Isfahan in Iran at some time but can't recall date.
  9. GRIMESTHORPE WESLEYAN REFORM CHAPEL CLOSING SERVICE Very sadly I have to tell you that Grimesthorpe Wesleyan Reform Chapel is to close after 170 of service to the people of Grimesthorpe . The original church was built in 1851 . In 1887 it was decided a larger building was needed & the Church you see today was built alongside the old one which became the present schoolroom . The Church was home to the 53rd Sheffield Company of The Boys Brigade started in 1932 & a Company of The Girls Brigade started in 1934. A Closing Thanksgiving service for present & past members & friends will be held in the Church at 3pm on Saturday 25th September.
  10. Hi John, Its good to hear from you. THere have been lots of posts on hear about Reform Chapel & BB in recent years. I haven't heard anything about Keith Wild for years but I don't live in Sheffield so its not surprising. Gordon Kay is still around but not in good health. Joe Cooper lives at Wentworth but had stroke a few years ago & has lost his wife Pam . Alan Foster died about 5 years ago; he donated me an album of all his brother Eric's photos of BB Battalion Camps. I have just heard from Irene Reynolds (Ian died 12 years ago) that Reform Chapel will be closing in coming months. Really sad news !! I am still involved in BB as President of Teesside Battalion. Hope you are well . Will PM you with my email address. Hope you are well.Best wishes, John
  11. Regarding travelling , many of us who have researched our families found that they moved to Sheffield back in the 1860's largely because they were poorly paid agricultural labourers or worked in agriculture related trades (my gt grandad was a joiner & wheelwright) & they became aware of the many jobs available in Sheffield particularly in the steelworks. My family came from Lincolnshire & it is no surprise that this movement of people followed expansion of the railways. It seems surprising that information of job availability became known some distances away but it did probably by word of mouth or possibly newspapers.
  12. Yes she is there . Entry states : Consecrated area Burial Number 36981 Grave plot P1 number 182 Date of death 2 April 1941 date of burial 7 April 1941 Name Edith Ellen Flint age 62 married address 31 Parsonage Street. She was born 1879 according to the MI. Sheffield General Cemeteries Trust have a website gencem.org. Don't the census returns help re why she went to Sheffield ? Hope that helps, John
  13. My late cousin Michael Moore worked at Fattorinis. for some years in the 60's & 70's. I also knew the watchmaker there who had previously worked with me at English Steel but cant remember his name. Anyone remember them?
  14. Contact Bereavement Services on 0114 2396068 . They should be able to help.
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