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  1. Superb photos rinty, but you have the captions for the Spitfire and Hurricane the wrong way round.
  2. "Vickers" or it's correct name English Steel Corporation (owned 75% by Vickers and 25% by Cammell Laird) had a Drop Forge Department. This Department, as stated by little malc, had the only drop hammer which could forge the Merlin engine crankshaft forging for the first eighteen months of WW2. Firth-Vickers Stainless Steels was formed in 1934, when Thomas Firth, John Brown and English Steel Corporation merged their stainless steel interests, and became equal partners.
  3. As Plain Talker has said, Intake School and Intake Cemetery are on Mansfield Road, Intake. The Manor Lane area has never been Intake, it has always been the Sheffield Manor area. I think that you have probably seen one of the old road signs which said,"City Road, formally Intake Road". Regards Manaman.
  4. The original "Crossed Torches" school was Nether Edge Grammar School for Boys. The school hymn was "Fight the Good Fight".
  5. I passed my motorcycle test there in 1960, on my Ariel Leader. No formal instruction in those days. On the day of purchase of the bike, I was shown the basic operation of bike, i.e. brakes, throttle and lights ( by a well-known motorcycle dealer of the day ), then I was left to my own devices to get the bike from Banner Cross to the Manor Estate, having never ridden a motorcycle before. I practiced riding around the Estate and studying the Highway Code until the test. I passed the test first time. I passed my car test there in 1968, in a driving school Vauxhall Viva SL Mk1. It was very different from the motorcycle experience. I had lessons with Jack C(L)are School of Motoring of Abbeydale Road. Again I passed first time. Where did those years go? Those years went thousands of miles down the road, and are still going ( faster as the years go by )!
  6. Hi Fareast, I too remember the lady who sold the lollipops. We used to go from Standhouse School on the Manor to Woodthorpe Baths for swimming lessons. We used to spend our 1d bus fare home on a lollipop, and then have to walk all the way up the hill back to the Manor. As I remember, the lollipops were disc shaped mounted on a stick and were made of cinder type toffee. Worth the walk home (unless the weather was really bad).
  7. Not heard a thing since my last post. In February, I had spent a large amount of money between a number of the stores on the Park, hence my "overstay". To say I was surprised at then being bombarded by threatening letters demanding extortionate amounts of money for this "overstay", would be an understatement. All my previous visits were to a free car parking Retail Park. On this visit I did not see any large notice at the entrance, and indeed in the car park itself, indicating a change in the parking conditions. I will never visit this site again. I prefer to deal with retail companies who appreciate my custom and treat me with respect.
  8. Not quite! Have been away from the forum for a while but not as far as Guantanamo Bay. But I'm back now for my fix.
  9. See my post #62. Still nothing up to now. As stated many times previously, the initial letter is an invoice, i.e. a request for payment NOT A FINE, and like any request it CAN BE REFUSED. DO NOT CONTACT THEM IN ANY WAY, just retain all the letters received. Regards M.
  10. Had my first letter, dated 23 Feb 2009. Had others on a 2 to 4 weeks basis until the 6th letter dated 29 May 2009. Haven't had another letter since.
  11. Since receiving (and ignoring) a Parking Charge Notice dated 23 Feb 2009 from G24 Ltd, I have had the following correspondence; 09 Mar 2009 from G24 Ltd. Final Reminder. 1st April 2009 from CCSCOLLECT DEBT COLLECTORS. Formal notice of intended court action. 24th April 2009 from CCSCOLLECT DEBT COLLECTORS. Notice of intended legal action. This is not a court or legal document. 14th May 2009 from CCSCOLLECT DEBT COLLECTORS. 72 hour notice of home visit. We are now making arrangements for one of our collectors to visit you at home. The purpose of this visit is to: Obtain payment or agree a payment arrangement with you Investigate your home situation prior to recommending Court Action. 29th May 2009 from Charles Howard & Partners ( which is a trading style of Commercial Collection Services Ltd). Legal Notification. We have been instructed by CCSCOLLECT (themselves !) etc. etc. If judgement is obtained, application can be made to enforce the judgement by way of; Seizure of goods to the value of the judgement An Attanchment of Earnings via your employer A Charging Order placed on your property IF YOU GET A PARKING CHARGE NOTICE FROM G24 Ltd. IGNORE IT. DO NOT CONTACT THEM ABOUT IT. You will get threatening letters as shown above, and after 3 months they are still blustering, but no Court Order. Why? because they can't prove who the driver of the car was; and they cannot prove how long the car was in the car park, a timed photo showing the car entering and a timed photo showing the car leaving does not prove they were of the same visit. A poster on another thread has stated the government makes approximately £6 million per annum through the DVLA selling registered keepers' details to such companies as private parking contractors(ppcs) for £2.50 per enquiry. If £3 million of this £6 million was contributed by the ppcs, and they conned £25out of each erring driver, then the ppcs potential annual turnover could reach £30 million. It is a sobering thought that for a few million pounds, the government is assisting some companies to make many more millions of pounds per annum out of innocent motorists.
  12. I remember seeing David Whitfield there, but my overriding memory of him was how his teeth reflected back the spotlight as he spoke or sang. Even up to the gods where I was sitting. It was like he had a mouth full of mirrors. I have seen many artistes on stage over the years, but none whose teeth reflected back the spotlight like his did.
  13. Thanks crookes:thumbsup:. Somehow I don't think that I would have known ALL the words:D.
  14. Apparently I always used to be singing, "Lavender's blue dilly dilly, ? is green etc" when I was very young. What was the title of this song and who sang it (apart from me)? Kids novelty songs that I can remember were; I taught I saw a puddy tat a cweeping up on me. Nellie the elephant. Sparky and his magic piano. Rudolph the red nose reindeer. A singer who used to make me laugh was Jerry Colonna, with songs such as Ebb Tide and Velvet Glove. It didn't take much to keep me happy in those days:D.
  15. I remember B.J. Williams also being MG, Wolseley and Riley dealers.
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