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  1. 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
  2. Use free sites such as https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ , https://www.freereg.org.uk/ https://www.familysearch.org/en/home/ Also put on here surnames you are interested in & one of us may have same family. I would be happy to help - send me a PM if interested John
  3. Hi Penny, I have been doing family history & am happy to help but just to be clear about various things - was your mum born Doris Brown & then married a man called Schofield? Was your mum born 1919 or was that someone else ? Are you ************* ? I think your mum married Herbert K Schofield in 1940 in Sheffield. Did Herbert die or were they divorced ? Any idea when your mum & dad married - I can't find a marriage for them. Suggest you contact me at johnpetermoore@sky.com. John
  4. The staff may have gone to Hallamshire or Northern General Hospitals I think depending on their speciality
  5. Hi Bodsy, We went to Bowling Green Street 1 night a week for 1 year for Maths (probably 1st year HNC). My friend who I went with was Ken King ( I am John Moore) & we went right through to HNC together. Another at ESC Research was Paul Haynes. Do those names ring a bell?
  6. My mum Marjorie Moore worked there for quite a few years from 1958 until 1975 when she retired.
  7. Only spoke to Ralph |Aspinall (cat631) 2 weeks before he died & he was fine then. He is a great loss to Grimesthorpe history.
  8. English Steel Corp had a wonderful sports ground on Shiregreen Lane. Cricket, football about 5 tennis courts including one grass & great clubhouse. I played tennis a couple of t imes a weeek there in 1960's. Also has interdepartmental indoor games n ight every year.
  9. If you havent already done so you need to produce a family tree back from yourself. Census returns on ancestry will help also Freebmd for births marriages & deaths? Also look at Sheffield iNdexers which is free .
  10. Sheffield & District Battalion of the BB is still active & has 15 companies. It has a website at http://sheffield.boys-brigade.org.uk/ I recall all prospective 4th District officers had to be interviewed by George Winslow. I remember spending an hour at his house for that around 1962/3 - his house was on Hereward Rd I think.
  11. I went to Hinde House when it opened in September 1956 - then it was a Secondary Modern school. I was in the first group of only 15 to stay in to 5th Year & take RSA School Certificate exam in 1960. Geoff Hook, our form teacher in 4th & 5th year was later Headmaster at Myers Grove I believe.
  12. My wife Chris Moore was on the old ITU at NGH (ward 2a ?) which transferred to a new Cardiothoracic Post Operative ITU around 1970; the Cardiothoracic consultant was Geoff Smith, a really nice man who I think finished up as Cardiothoracic Professor at Guys. Chris was a Sister there until we left Sheffield in 1976.
  13. My gtgrandparents lived at 75 Verdon street in 1881. Prior to that they were at 11 Handley Street which was nearby.
  14. Anything particular you are waanting? I have a map which I think is from around 1950's. I know the area - used to go to Reform Chapel
  15. We had an outside toilet at our house in Hinde House Lane & used a paraffin lamp to try to stop freezing in winter often unsuccessfully ! The back boiler behind our back room fire blew up on 6 Feb 1956 ; thankfully dad was defreezing the outside toilet at the time otherwise, if he had been inside he may have been killed. Fire Brigade came & boarded up the windows etc including using my trainset board on a window which upset me! It turned out to be a good thing as we finished up getting an inside toilet from the insurance.
  16. I think Creswick Greave BB was 62nd Sheffield. I was i 53rd at Grimesthorpe Wesleyan Reform but Dave Bennett Captain of 62nd was a good friend. In 1974 he asked me to go & help as he was on his own so I did & enjoyed it at Creswick Greave - great bunch of lads with good NCO's . In 1975 Dave's job moved from Sheffield so I kept Company going until July 1976 when my job also moved away & the company sadly had to close. Was Dave Bennett there when you were? I suspect your memory could have been of a 4th District Sports cometition which was held annually. Around that time venues used were Firth Park Grammer school playing fields & Hinde House school. Can't remember others but someone else might. Best wishes, John
  17. Hi Brian1941, glad you enjoyed the photos. Not yet found anyone who recognises anyone we didn't already now. Best wishes, John
  18. Hi Jack, Hope you are reasonably well & have enjoyed seeing the photos. John
  19. Here are photos from all Sheffield Battalion Boys Brigade Camps between 1935 (Hawthorne Tower, Easington, Co Durham) , 1947-1949 all at Bridlington (Shffield Battalion's own site) & 1950 Beaumaris, North Wales. The photos were in the album of the late Eric Foster, boy & Officer in 53rd Sheffield Company, Grimesthorpe Wesleyan Reform Church, who attended all the camps pictured. I am indebted to Alan Foster, Eric's younger brother for donating the album to me. https://www.flickr.com/gp/160182105@N03/5Tr85G
  20. I was at school 1949 -1960, Owler Lane Infants, Grimesthorpe Junior, 1 year at Hucklow then to Hinde House when it opened. During that time I had my hand writing style changed twice started with loops then first change get rid of the loops then second change put loops back in - any surprise that since then my handwriting has been rubbish !! I hardly do any handwriting now thanks to computer - probably a good job !!!
  21. I remember in 1968 when we were getting married you had to go round the Building Societies every month to see if they had money to lend. We were in Leeds Permanent but they didn't seem to favour customers. Got one eventually though for house costing £2695 at High Wincobank.
  22. Worked at ESC in the 1960's & loved the sports ground. Played tennis once or twice a week for free (6 courts inc one grass if I remember right). Watched cricket there & played inter-departmental indoor games tournaments. Great place!
  23. Looking through some old books yesterday I came across a hymn written by Amy Wise who was Leader of Reform Chapel Life Boys from 1937 to 1968 & was wife of Charlie Wise, Boys Brigade Captain 1947 - 1961. The hymn is a good one & worth recording: Christ has no hands but our hands, To do His work today; He has no feet but our feet To lead men in his way; He has no tongue but our tongue, To tell men how He died; He has no help but our help To bring men to His side. What if our hands are busy With other work than His? What if our feet are walking Where sin's allurement is; What if our tongues are speaking Of things His lips would spurn? How can we hope to help Him, And hasten His return. Jesus our Lord and Master, Before Thee now we bend, And pray that Thou wilt help us To serve Thee 'till life's end; Use us and all our powers Our best to Thee we bring; Oh take us, Lord, and make us True servants of our King. Sung to the tune Penlan. Many of us on here have much to thank Amy & Charlie Wise for !
  24. Hi Fleetwood, It would be her but she became an accredited local preacher & in fact baptised me. She died a few years ago well into her 90's I think.
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