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    Shamima Begum

    Let them rot in hell. That's what I say. UK was not good enough for them. Now they want pity.
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    Shamima Begum

    Keep the ISIS brides out of the UK. They knew what they were doing. I have no sympathy for them or any others who left to be with ISIS
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    Looking for someone in parsons cross

    By the way it is "Parson Cross". Not Parsons.
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    Sheffield then and now

    sounds like it
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    Sheffield then and now

    I moved from Sheffield. Over the pennines to Blackpool in 1984. Go back visiting relatives and friends now and then. Definitely not the same. I used to live on Deerlands Ave. My old house and most around have been demolished. Don't know what's going to replace them. Thatcher and her motley crew ruined Sheffield and other areas.
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    British Acheson Claywheels Lane

    Hiya John. Didn't emigrate. Just moved across the Pennines to Blackpool that was 1984. We are both well, now in our 70s but doing OK. Both daughters Carron and Emma are married. We have six grandchildren. oldest 25 youngest 2. So we are kept very busy. Hope all is well with you and your family. Give our best wishes to both your Aunties, Lynne and Dot if you see them.
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    British Acheson Claywheels Lane

    Ace Waste . I worked at UC in the packing then nuclear shop. Knew your dad. We used to live next door to Hughie's mother and father in law Lillie and Les Daubney. Knew his wife Janet who sadly died. Give him our best wishes. Our names are Eddie and Anita. He will know who we are.
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    Factory end of claywheels lane

    Do you mean where the old British Acheson / Union Carbide factory was
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    Wensley street prefabs

    Yes I remember the high wall. Me and my cousin Jacqueline (she lived in Wensley Street) used to play in the yard a lot. Weren't the toilets at the top of yard, opposite the back door?
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    Wensley street prefabs

    Just been on Google street view. There is a massive mosque opposite to where my grandad and you lived. That was street view 2017. Area where the house was is just trees. Street lamp still there. Not original one obviously.
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    Wensley street prefabs

    Next time I am in Sheffield, might go and take a look at Botham Street. Just to reminisce a bit. Crazy eh.
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    Wensley street prefabs

    Yeah he died in hospital (royal infirmary) of pneumonia. Amazing that sometime in the pass we knew each other. Your name not Robert or Steven is it? Have a good New Year.
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    Wensley street prefabs

    That was my grandad Joshua William Fothergill. I am his grandson Edward. So the couple who lived there was your mom and dad. Didn't see much of them but they were very nice. Can't remember them having a son. But obviously must have had. I think they lived in the front room, not sure. Small world eh
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    Wensley street prefabs

    hi Bothamlad. Unbelievable. My Grannie and Grandad lived in that house. They moved to Botham Street from Deerlands Ave in the early 50s. I and my cousin, who used to live in Wensley Street prefabs, used to visit them all the time. My Grannie passed in 1958. My Grandad passed in 1961. There was a couple who used to lodge there. The house has long gone now, just waste land last time I saw.
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    Southey Green School

    I was in Mrs Rowley's class B4 when I left in 1961. Still remember her red finger nails.
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    Wensley street prefabs

    Hi Bothamlad. Regarding your name. Didn't happen to live in Botham Street did you?
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    Wensley street prefabs

    My Aunty and Uncle used to live in Wensley Street. Top left hand corner I think. Used to go there often when I was younger.
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    Torksey in the 70s

    Hiya loneranger64. How is my old mate going on. No I don't do any sea fishing in Blackpool. Was on Norfolk Broads a few weeks ago. Plenty of fishing there. What you been getting up to since we last chatted?
  19. Hi lovelace. I left Lindsay in 1957. Stuart left the same time. He went to Firth Park grammar. I used to live three houses up from the Black Hill. Most of the houses from black hill up to Adlington have been pulled down. when it snowed we used to have great fun sledging down Black Hill.
  20. Hiya lovelace. I went to Lindsay Road. Nursery through to 4th year juniors left to go to Southey Green. You mentioned Peter Varley. His brother Stuart and I were big mates. Just looking at a picture of the old school buildings. Great School great times.
  21. I was at the Fiesta when the Walker Brothers appeared. Believe me it was the worst show I have ever sat through. The first half was passable. The second half was diabolical. One of them came on to the stage and started talking. Rambling on about nothing, you could tell by the way he talked and acted that he was high on something. It didn't get any better when they started singing. They all must have took something during the interval. Everyone around us was saying they were drugged up.
  22. I can remember the shop was always busy. All the customers were very nice and friendly. They used to put the days takings down some steps in the back room. You lifted a trap door it was like a cellar. I was told never to go down there, either on my own or with anyone else. They never trusted anyone. The old man was the worst out of all of them.
  23. I left school in 1961( Southey Green). My first job was at Wild's fishmongers Firth Park. Right hand side up the gennil (Quadrent). They used to leave money around, to see if I would pick it up and hand it in or keep it. I always handed it in. Whilst there my granddad died. His funeral was held on a Friday. When i asked if I could take the day off to attend his funeral, they said no, because Friday was their busiest day. I left. They were not good people to work for. Always remember catching the bus number 1 outside the Paragon. No one ever sat near me because I stunk of fish.
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    Who remembers the Rag & Bone Men

    I lived on Deerlands Ave Parson Cross. Always remember the rag man who used to come round with his horse and cart. Think the rag man was called Jack. Could never work out what he used to shout. He would give you a balloon, or a gold fish, a plate, or a punny (donkey) stone for cleaning steps, in exchange for a few rags.
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    What was there before Ponds Forge?

    I worked at Seniors. Ponds Forge in 1963. I worked as blacksmith striker. Blacksmith was Harry Hoole

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