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  1. Greystones Hall for many many was occupied by Telephone Rentals (TR) as a regional office. I worked there from 1981 to 1986 when it was sold to the people who turned it into a care home. If I recall TR were in there for years before I joined - may have even be pre WW2. I think at one time it was also a vicarage, and I am certain it was for the cathedral. There were stories that it was haunted by a former vicar who hung himself from one of the landing banisters - not sure how true that was but I heard it from one of the cleaners who came in after hours - I was working late one night and came down the staircase - she was hoovering the landing opposite - when she turned and saw me (white shirt and light grey suit) sh nearly had a fit - after she had calmed down she told me the story and said that the cleaners would work in pairs but the other girl had called in sick so this night it was a solo effort......... It was a listed building when we were there as I also remember a new ladies toilet being installed and the work that had to be done inside to keep within the regs made it a very expensive job ---------- Post added 03-12-2017 at 14:42 ---------- Now a fancy apartment block - quite a few alterations been made, in fact the apartment in this Estate Agents advert used to be the warehouse and workshop....but the picture of the entrance hall is exactly as I remember it, all these years ago - perhaps the listed regulations are still in force http://www.bloorandco.co.uk/property-item/Apartment-1-Greystones-Hall-Greystones-Hall-Road-Sheffield-S11/
  2. The Deerstalker in Stannington had a Sing a Long pinball in the early 70's
  3. This thread on the other Sheffield site....it wanders about a little , but has some names that you may recall .. http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-39477.html
  4. Mama Cass "its getting better" played at the fair in Hillsborough PArk in 1969 - was either the Speedway or the Waltzer - met my first serious girlfriend - walked her home and then the rest of the way on cloud nine - even now can remember the feeling of joy having met an angel
  5. Sorry Colly- dont know if you will see this as it is so late - Mum and Dad and sisters lived at no 20 for about 35 years upto mum dying in 2009
  6. Had our wedding reception there March 1980 - absolutely brilliant - well looked after
  7. I may be wrong but I thought Redgates bought Wilson and Gumpets at some point - or have I missed reading that in the thread?
  8. Wow - there's a blast from the past!! We lived on St. Phillips Road in the 50's and early 60's and this was one of my Dad's and Grandads regular haunts. I have vague memories of being sat in the car on the way back from Dad's works on Harvest Lane whilst the old man popped in for a 'livener'
  9. Was this the same John Ellis? - big lad, blonde hair and specs - his parents had a corner shop in Walkley? I have no news of him but use to knock around with him at Myers Grove, so what you have said re his DJ work has been interesting - thanks
  10. I went to Myers Grove up to 69 and am certain it was in place by then
  11. I thought at first this was just England, but it says the UK - there are/were one or two bars in Glasgow which were a bit scary - certainly back in the 70's when i was up there.
  12. Just had to join in this thread as it has bought back so many memories. Like most lads entering their late teens back in the late 60's we seemed to have cash and no problems getting jobs - so quite a few of us had cars - heaven bless the Escort and the Cortina. Usually at the weekend would find us down the Hope Valley - but just cannot for the life of me remember the pubs - but we would stop off at Hathersage, Bamford and either off to Yorkshire bridge and Ladybower, or carry on up the valley to Edale - the Nags Head I remember - where on a summers evening was the strangest mix of customers - hiking and climbing types all bearded smoking funny smelling pipes, or the posers with their flash cars and gorgeous birds - and then us - we just soaked up the atmosphere, and the booze and the lovely looking women! on a couple of occasions we ventured further afield and ended up in Peak Forest and Sparrowpit - and now I hope someone can help me memory, because I am sure around that area was a pub - a free house - and the bar was jammed with different beer pumps - apparently the landlord kept all the barrels in an old barn or something - parties of blokes from Manchester used to drive up there and start at one end of the bar and see how far they could get before collapsing - a bit like beer festivals today! - I know I am not dreaming but cannot remember the name or exactly where it was Happy happy times
  13. Elmambo - I was born into a shop just up the road from Melias on St Phillips Road and I can clearly remember my Dad cutting cheese with a cheese wire, patting portions of butter from large blocks and weighing sugar into blue bags.
  14. Hi Was just wondering if anyone remembers Melias Food Shops - the one I knew, back in the 50's was at the junction of Port Mahon/Meadow Street and St Philips Road, diagonally opposite the old chapel Going in there - wonderful smell of fresh food, I think they were mainly butchers but I could be wrong about that - but food not in packets, hence the aroma and i am sure sawdust on the floor That was the only one I knew but some little bell is ringing in my my head saying that they were part of a small chain of shops across the town - or am I wrong? Given the time it was pulled down to start the 'building' of the Ponderosa then it would have been gone around 1960 so its going to need old fogeys like me in their 60's to remember it well I guess ---------- Post added 10-02-2016 at 12:41 ---------- update to my own post - just searched on picture sheffield (which I should have done first!) and it came up with two shops, other than the one I knew. One at Tinsley - the other in Chapeltown, so I am guessing there were more - and if so - what happened to them?
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