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  1. Just wanted to wish all you Grimesthorpians a Happy Christmas & hope that 2021 is a better year for all of us! Keep safe ! John
  2. Do you know where his medals are? The Dead Penny will almost certianly be with them.
  3. Peter & Celia still attend Reform Chapel. Spoke to Peter a few weeks ago - Chapel is closed because of Covid though. Only about 12 attend in recent times & most of those inc Peter & Celia, Jean & Bernard Oldman & Gordon & Janet Kay live some distance away .
  4. Thanks Mike. That's good to know ! I think I remember dad mentioning the name Eric George sometimes. When I was young I didn't see much of dad as he always worked on a Saturday so it was only Sundays when we were together. When I was around 14 he started having Saturdays off & we could go to football etc together. I started work at English Steel in 1960 & had to work Saturday mornings too so I guess most people did then. Dad died in 1987 age 72 from cancer.
  5. Hi Mike, I bet our dads new each other. My dad Jim Moore worked for Firth Vickers from 1930 until retiring in 1980 apart from serving in RAF during the war.. He was involved in installation of the Hot Mill at Shepcote Lane & was Assistant Mill Manager after it was commissioned. He said that when they started building the Hot Mill, Shepcote Lane was a very poor road not properly tarmacked etc.
  6. Started at English Steel Corporation on Brightside Lane on 7th September 1960 as Research trainee where we spent 3 months in every Research Laboratory & Works Metallurgical Dept. I was also a Works Guide taking parties of visitors round the works. After 3 years I went into the Welding laboratory as my permanent job. Welding was a technology that was moving rapidly at that time. In October 1967 I got a job at British Iron & Steel Research Association on Hoyle St in Steelmaking Dept where I stayed until that site was closed in 1976 when steelmaking moved to a new Lab at Teesside. Other Depts moved to Swinden Labs at Rotherham. By the time we moved BISRA had been brought into British Steel Corporation.
  7. Loved the song - brings back such great memories of parade up to Firth Park but sadness that its all gone !
  8. IN my part of Sheffield (Page Hall) we all made touch burners in the late 40's & early 50's from clay found on stream edges in Firth Park near the Library. I now live at Guisborough North Yorkshire & no one up here has heard of them.
  9. You must have a good memory Golden Oldie !! I spent lots of time there in 1950's & 60's but can't remember anyone. Really good library though.
  10. So sorry to hear that the "new" Philadelphia Chapel has been demolished . What has been built in its place? Jill - Do you know how to post photos? This is example of how to do one using free photo hosting site www.imgur.com & posting url code of image I have uploaded & I can explain what do do if you wish https://i.imgur.com/qUROwA6.jpg
  11. Its now 44 years since I left Sheffield . Covid has meant I have not visited since last September but am still in touch with a number of Grimesthorpians. So sad to see all the problems at Fir Vale & feel so sorry for the friends I have who live in that area & have to put up with such behaviour. I will have to come soon as we are nearly out of Hendersons Relish. I have to keep both us & our 2 children & adult grandaughter supplied with it so bring back 12 bottles each visit !! I really hope my old church Reform Chapel opens up again after Covid as so many of us had such great times there in BB , Sunday School etc & it did such great work in the community. There are only a small number of attenders though now many of whom travel quite a distance to get there. Best wishes to all my Grimesthorpian friends !
  12. We had one at home although don't recall dad using it & I remember my grandad using one to repair his boots in the 1950's
  13. This is a bit of an Englands last hope but my gran dad William Morrris won the best batting prize for a club EWSCC in 1902. I have been trying for years to find out what EWS Cricket Club was. Could have been Norton & District. Any ideas please? Thansk a lot John
  14. I collected stamps when I was young . Remember buying them from a shop in Sheffield Market. I had a very full album with first day covers etc. 40 years ago we moved from Sheffield & had to put everything in store ; my stamp album was one a few things including a silver tray which we eventually realised (too late!) had not been in the contents when they were eventually delivered to us. Sad !
  15. Thanks for your replies. I havent lived in Sheffield since 1976 & haven't been down past that cemetery since I was a boy in 1950/60's. So its good to know my memory is right !
  16. I seem to remember a Jewish Cemetery on t.h left as you went into Ecclesfield going down from Sheffield Lane Top. Anyone else have memories of it ?
  17. Could you post his Tracer Card on here please? I have never heaard of them before
  18. I went there when it first opened in Sept 1956 . Was in the first 5th form which had 10 girls & 5 boys (inc me). Did RSA School Certificate & left 1960.
  19. Hi Jim, Don't know if you know that Swinden Labs was shut just over a year ago. The staff were supposed to go to a new Lab at Warwick but few, if any, went. I gather application for houses on the site was put in. I don't live in Sheffield now so not seen site for a few years. John
  20. Were you ate Swinden when Roy Gunstone was manager of Welding lab? He was Maanager of Welding lab at ECS when I was there. Can't recall Alan Edwards or Derek Crossland. I spent quit e a lot of time at Swinden in the 1980's & 90's at meetings & with Derek Wake on Quality.
  21. I worked in ESC Welding lab from 1964 until 1967 mostly working on Submerged Arc Cladding & went up to Lab area in Foundry quite a lot. In October 1967 went to work at Bisra Hoyle street then Teesside Labs from 1976. Maybe we know each other? John Moore
  22. Yes - I havent lived in Sheffield since 1976 & havent seen it for some years . It was such agreat sports club back in ESC days & its a shame to see how many of these wonderful facilities have been allowed to go
  23. I think it became a community facility some years ago but cant remember the name
  24. Hade my bachelor night in there in March 1968
  25. Does anyone know if there is available old listings of members of the Clarion Club please? I am interested in John Moore & his sons Arthur, Eric , John, William Leslie & Thomas in period 1928 - 1940. Family legend has it that some of them were involved in the 1932 Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout. Thanks, John
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