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  1. Went to G.V. 74-78 , but often went to Rowlinson baths at weekends ect - remember the full size skeleton down one of the corridors just stood ! - also went one Sat 80-81? when BBC Swap Shop did live broadcast on fields - Maggie Filbin ect !
  2. biggest and best on a Sat morning during the 70's .... ABC Minors in town !
  3. ...i've also got a limited Coalport China vase which commemorated the centenary of Bradburys at the time - 1880 - 1980
  4. I worked there as apprentice Painter & Dec 78-82 . Formen were Keith Dixon and Nev ?... Main man was Eddie Daglass who i rarely saw. One of the highlights was painting at the Trent Bridge ground of Nottingham Forest after they had just won the League and European Championship Cup 1980 !! I also painted the white Transit and mk1 & 2 Escort vans with the Signwritten BRADBURY name in orange !
  5. The depot/building still exists at Halfway , although the Booth & Fisher fleet was bought out by SYPTE around 1976 . An old B&F preserved bus can be viewed at SYTM ...https://sytm.co.uk/vehicles/museum/12.html ---------- Post added 04-08-2018 at 10:02 ---------- The depot/building still exists at Halfway , although the Booth & Fisher fleet was bought out by SYPTE around 1976 . An old B&F preserved bus can be viewed at SYTM ...https://sytm.co.uk/vehicles/museum/12.html
  6. The Model Bus Federation (MBF) will be on the road again this coming Sunday, June 10th, at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke, Rotherham, for its third Model Exhibition / Open Day . There will be two of our best-known resin kit manufacturers in attendance along with many exhibitors and plenty of good value diecasts on sale. In addition there will be several model railway layouts plus the MBF Yorkshire Area's own tram and bus layout having its first public outing, and many local models to stir the memories ! Refreshments available all day, and a plentiful supply of full-size buses and other road transport for wider interest. There is a free courtesy bus service from the centre of Rotherham with full details of this on the SYTM website.Usual museum prices apply .Open from 10.30am until 4pm.
  7. What would be the most helpful would be a "creating CAD" drawing course for all us beginners who are so eager to get stuff 3D printed , but cant do the computer CAD drawings required - including for laser cutting - and yes ive seen all the YouTube tutorials ect !! , anyone do any courses yet !?
  8. ...with thanks to former presenter Michael Lindsay , here are some great memories of Radio Hallam - enjoy !!!..... http://www.hallammemories.co.uk/
  9. ...for younger members , heres what all the topic is about !!!... https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2009/post-1633-1246014372_thumb.jpg
  10. Apparently due to family split , now located here ... The Bhaji Shop , 2A-2B, Ball St, Sheffield S3 8DB - near Kelham Island .
  11. ...this should be a great day with the museum open day plus large exhibition of many local models of all scales - and a free ride on a real old Sheffield bus as well !! ...***SUNDAY 11 JUNE***... http://sytm.co.uk/models/index.html
  12. Forgot the name , but theres a place at the back off the old Park Baths building on Duke St S2 . They are at the back facing the tyre shop . Can supply / cut stainless sheeting.
  13. This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Snooker Championships which were first held there in 1977 !!!!
  14. Yep - Walford Arches should be making its re-appearance at the SYTM exhibition also !!! now in the capable hands of the membership secretary of the MBF who is organising the exhibition !!! He is currently renovating the whole layout and vehicles as we speak , and a fitting tribute in Tony's memory ! Mark and myself are also using the Faller driving system but with Marks knowledge and contacts, we have managed to motorise for about 1/2 the price plus operate at a more believable scale speed . All good fun !
  15. Hi Yorkshire53 - yes i know Mark (Grime St) very well !- he is currently advising me on motorising some 40's-50's Sheffield model buses and i worked his GS layout over the weekend at the recent Doncaster model Rail exhibition !.He will be coming to the SYTM exhibition again this year , along with 'O' gauge Chesfield layout which features superb local tram models . I rode on the last rear loader farewell tour (878) in December '76 , and more recently did the 40th Anniversary tour (using SYTM 904) in December '16 !
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