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  1. does anyone know a shop in Sheffield that sharpens electric razors?
  2. I remember the chimneys and how warm they were they were opposite the cemetary and the park.
  3. Hi SAS it was a lady called Dinah who was looking for relatives, it was a long time ago 2007 and apart from me no one else wrote to her. I used to be into family history seriously but have not had time in the last few years so cannot help you. The 1881 census is free but your best bet is going onto the Sheffield Family History web site. They are putting more and more on each month. Good luck with your search and I hope Dinah replies to you.
  4. thank you for letting me know of the shops in 1942, I could not remember them all. My mother was registered during the war with Rodgers the butchers and I can remember queueing in the Meadow Dairy so must have been registered with them. I know we also went to shop at Gillotts, they had a daughter about my age Anita, the youngest of their daughters. We used to go to Pillings and he made his own medicines, I can recall something I think called Black Magic and it definately tasted like a medicine that should do you good if smell was anything to go by. I cannot recall the name of Chappells I can only recall Queenies that we went to on a Saturday whilst my children were small. After sweet rationing was finished my mother took me to what was the post office and I was baffled with the sweets on offer, I chose toffee why I do not know it is something that is not my favourite. It was probably the largest for the money. Thanks again for helping my memory, I have been reading a book about Attercliffe and the woman who wrote it named so many places she either has a wonderful memory or she had a lot of help and it set me off trying to get my brain in gear.
  5. Where Shillitos is now it used to be Gillotts, a family run business, that eventually had a hairdressers above it. Cannot remember if it was there during the war but it was afterwards and we were able to buy ice cream from there, the only alternative before that was to walk into Ecclesfield and buy from Hulley's factory. I think the owner of Gillotts was Sam and he had a daughter called Anita who was his youngest daughter. ---------- Post added 04-02-2013 at 18:17 ---------- Do you know if these were the ones during the war, it is annoying me I cannot remember who they were, I must have know because I would have had to queue there for what seemed like a long time in my young years. I can only remember one butchers but there were a few grocers, gave my grandaughter my last ration book and the name are fading so hard to read. ---------- Post added 04-02-2013 at 18:32 ---------- Had a look at the shops and the Co Op at 121 could have been a drapery shop next to the butchers and then a grocery shop that I know during the war my mother was registered with, I can remember when we bought eggs they were put on a wooden home made stand with a light underneath that checked if they were old and bad, so the customer could not bring them back, no sell by dates in that time, which was one of my mother's quote when she was still using old food. My reply to her was we had no fridge and she shopped every day and we ate it that day. Maybe someone else can remember for me what all the othershops sold.
  6. There were 12 shops there during the war and I wondered if anyone could name them for me?
  7. I cannot remember the school ever being closed, I was went there when I was 5, 1944.
  8. Hello can anyone tell me what day he stands by the gold post box with his torch please? Brilliant way to raise money for his charity and would love to see him.
  9. Does anyone know if you can buy a Yorkshire flag locally, can only find buying them on the internet
  10. Does anyone know who was carrying the torch no. 139 the man in a wheelchair before Seb Coe, I understand he was in the 1948 games but cannot find out who he was?
  11. Hi JMorton, did you ever manage to speak to you uncle Sid Morton about the school photo please and David Roberts
  12. I too was born 1939 lived at Hartley Brook Avenue and went to Hartley Brook School. Think I now see someone born on Keppel, will ask her. My mum lived on Shiregreen up to her death only a few years ago. When growing up it was wonderful, all those fields, as an only child for 9 years I used to go on the fields on my own knowing there would be someone I could play with. Would not go there on my own now. For the last few years of Mum's life I used to dread walking down her street and looking at all the mess, she lived at the side of the path to the fields and the number of cans and bottles I used to clear up. Good job mum could not get out unaided in later life it would have distressed her. Can you remember the goats that were tethered on the fields?
  13. Putting out his message again, does anyone have a photo of a football team from Prince Edward School, not the 1948 one that Roy Sellars has but a few years later, there is David Roberts and Sid Morton on it. Have ploughed through photos in newspapers with no joy. Does anyone know where Sid Morton is now please, saw an article of his in newspaper but forgot to keep it for his address. Hoping he may have a copy. Love reading messages that you post, husband can remember so much of what you post.
  14. I have two previous handbooks, what did you want to know about the club?
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