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  1. 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 !

  2. 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 !

  3. 46 minutes ago, jad279 said:

    The Labs were on Moorgate Rd  Rotherham opposite Rotherham Genral Hospital , there was a large field inside the complex that was used for sports and sitting around at lunch time . The Labs had its own social club with a bowling green and tennis courts.

    Nice place to work ,


    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.


  4. 16 hours ago, jad279 said:

    Hi John , just a bit before my time , but i quite a bit of work with submerged arc weldind at Swinden Labs , and the Sarclad roll reclemation set up at Brightside from around 1971. Alan Edwards , Derek Crossland might be names you know .

    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.

  5. On 01/02/2020 at 17:52, jad279 said:

    My dad worked in the foundry on Brightside Ln with his Brother,  i worked at Swindon House in the welding Lab, when i used to visit the  SARCLAD unit at Brightside i would nip in to see him . All the blokes would shout , PUT A BIT OF RAPSBERRY ON MINE

    as soon as i appeared in the white smock.


    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

  6. On 06/01/2020 at 19:00, nikki-red said:


    Steel City?

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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.


  9. 8 hours ago, NIVR said:

    Hi everyone! I wasnt sure where to type this but this might be the closest I could get to a Royal Infirmary Hospital post.


    My grandfather, Mr Muthusamy Sakravail, 87 years old from Malaysia, was training at said hospital in 1965 for about a year. I was wondering if anyone do remember him? We are currently with him in London and might pop by Sheffield tomorrow to show him around. I just came to know that the hospital has closed down very much earlier. Could I confirm that the staff etc has been transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital? 


    Hoping to hear from any kind souls soon. Thank you very much in advance! 





    The staff may have gone to Hallamshire or Northern General Hospitals I think depending on their speciality

  10. On 12/07/2019 at 12:02, Bodsy said:

    Similar to John, I started my ONC in Chemistry at Bowling Green St (I think) in 1964, then went to Sheffield Poly for the next year, followed by my HNC with endorsement Maths.  Completed in 1967.  Like others, I did it as 1 day release and 1/2 nights night school. 


    John, I had relatives in the Metallurgical field at English Steel or Steel, Peach and Tozer around the same time as you.  Would be interested in chatting.

    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?

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