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  1. Woodseats WMC has a large dance floor.
  2. Just read elsewhere that Queens Road social Club has closed, not be many left soon, many reckon the Manor on City Road will be next.
  3. Queens Park, Chesterfield had rowing boats last time i went (a few years ago)
  4. Cabins are available to sell Xmas gifts etc at this years Xmas market which will run from November 15 to December 24. Please contact Julie Wilson just.jules@ymail.com for further details.
  5. Just seen a grit lorry going down City Road and it was actually dropping grit!
  6. It is on Bardwell's Face Book page.
  7. Sad news, just read elsewhere Bardwells have now closed for good.
  8. Not sure yet but Farrar's will be around Sheffield and Rotherham for the next few months.
  9. Farrar's Funfair returns for the 50th year to Hillsborough Park from Thur 27 April to Mon 1st May. Open weekdays from 5pm, 1pm weekends and Bank Holiday Monday. You can save £5 by printing money off vouchers from http://www.funfairvouchers.com.
  10. Thanks for the above, they have pictures but none of Owlerton and that what they are specially looking for.
  11. Thanks, but for some reason it is only Owlerton they are looking at, in particular photo's.
  12. Relations of the late John Farrar are putting a book together about this well known Sheffield funfair operator and wondered if anyone has and photographs or stories to tell about when Farrar's (not Whiting's who visited here in the 80's) used to visit Owlerton believed to be in the 1960's.
  13. In the 1960's a fair was held on a goods yard near the Midland Station and in the late 1970's fairs were held near to where the Europa garage is at the bottom of Granville Road.Years ago fairs were held on the old station approach at the former Victoria Station.
  14. It is the big piece of waste ground adjacent to the station where the fair will be.
  15. All the old names mentioned, but not seen anyone mention Cardboard Shoes, Keith Skues. He was one of the main men behind Radio Hallam.
  16. I only go in there once a year normally to pay my subs so I can use my membership card to get into other clubs which I do occasionally to watch groups.
  17. Yes, success at last, paid subs last night.
  18. Norfolk Park 1972 fair for Its a Knockout, went every day used to hear Mouldy Old Dough, Popcorn, Starman and All the Young Dudes been played all the time.
  19. Just been for the 3rd time to pay subs, now a notice up saying no subs been taken until further notice, awaiting pass cards. ---------- Post added 18-01-2017 at 22:15 ---------- Went past earlier tonight and it was all in darkness, has it closed?
  20. That was the late Robert Moran who used to be a boxer on the fairgrounds. His son Evan now runs the business although they sold the Waltzer a few years ago, it can now be found on the sea front at Bridlington. This ride was replaced by a Superbowl that still attends Kimberworth park fair each year and sometimes Rotherham Show. ---------- Post added 06-01-2017 at 17:44 ---------- More likely to be the Robert Brothers circus.
  21. On my way to work yesterday morning i asked 3 staff stood outside HL Browns about the time signal, they commented they had not noticed until i reminded them that it has not been heard recently and they did not know the reason why it is not sounding at the moment.
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