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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It was sounded on 11.11.2016 after the 2 minutes silence, but not heard it at 1'oclock for ages.
  6. Asda have got real trees for sale, not sure if they are 6ft though.
  7. Read on another site this event was put on by the organiser of Tansley car boot sale who back in May put on another event the Super Heroe weekend on the Bakewell Show Ground that also got slated for the non appearance of many advertised things. Wonder if the one advertised in a couple of weeks time will still go ahead.
  8. A Christmas shop has just opened on Chapel Walk.
  9. Came to your first ever event 3 or 4 years ago when the firework display was a little disappointing, there was nothing disappointing about last night, a fantastic display and all for free. You have come a long way, well done to everyone concerned.
  10. Strapped to some of the benches and lampposts in Barkers Pool outside John Lewis are some little black speaker boxes making siren noises and people talking. Anyone know what they are all about?
  11. There are still some in Orchard Square, but are not open 24 hours.
  12. Also scaffolding up around WH Smiths in Fargate with notice saying shop is closed until further notice due to possible structural problem.
  13. No animals with this Circus, its an all human production.
  14. Planet Circus is now coming to Hillsborough park from Sept 7 -11.
  15. There is Sheffield by the Seaside in the City Centre (Last day Tuesday 30th), The Sheffield Fayre at Norfolk Heritage Park (Monday only) or a little further afield Farrar's Funfair are open daily from 12 until Bank Holiday Monday at Rotherham's Clifton Park.
  16. Not sure when, but someone I know went past yesterday and said it had closed.
  17. Been told today, The Travellers Rest and The Midland at Killamarsh along with the Inn at Troway have all closed down recently.
  18. Farrar's Funfair's would like to apologise for the non- appearance of the Paw Patrol characters at Hillsborough Park fair today. We regret it was beyond our control as unfortunately we were let down by the company Playtime Children's Mascots who had agreed to supply them.
  19. Farrar's Summertime special funfair opens today at Hillsborough Park until Sunday from 1pm daily. Character visits Saturday and Sunday from 1pm.
  20. it was the exact same ride owned by The Mellors Group that had been in Fargate.
  21. My late father Fred Sissons was a joiner and for a few years i worked in the chisel shop. i now work in a large store in Sheffield and sometimes see Malcolm Burnham as his wife used to work there as did the late Derick Needham's wife. Also in the shop sometimes see Pete Jakeman and Frank Sheldon but not seen Frank recently and in today's local paper Audrey Barraclough has just passed away aged 81.'m Alison Chapman (nee Wainwright), married to Steve Chapman still (40+ yrs),sister to John Wainwright, daughter of George and Beattie Wainwright, neice of Winnie Burdekin and Bill Wainwright - we all worked here. Steve and I have lived in New Zealand for the last 20 years but have very fond memories of the 17 years we worked at Neill Tools from leaving school in 1970 until we left from Handsworth in 1988. All the great guys who worked in the 3 fitting shops at Napier Street and the Toolroom lads - we had the best of times. Some of the names I recall from my time at Neill's which I haven't seen mentioned are: Ralph Littlewood, Dennis Garner, Audrey Barraclough, Frank Sheldon, Mick Moore, Angela Walker who married Steve Walker from the Toolroom, Robert Larson (Fitter No.1) who went to Australia, Glen Gillett, Graham Havenhand (Drawing Office), Malcolm Burnham, Connie from the Toolroom Canteen, Eric Boleham, Neil Morton, Phil Strutt, John Booth, Phil Waddingham, Christine Unwin, Harry? in the canteen, John Moffat, Stan Lewis, Dewiss and Yvonne Brown, Dave Sorsby, Jack Clark, Walt Kent, Ernie Crookes. I will post some more names later. ---------- Post added 01-08-2016 at 09:26 ---------- Hi Slip - it seems I can't reply privately just yet but wow so great to hear from you. You are correct, we went to NZ in 1987 and then returned to UK the following year and then back out to NZ in 1996 and here we are still.
  22. Never had sausage from there, but fish & chips were always very nice.
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