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  1. Thanks for that hillsbro, I knew the shop was close to the pub. 1971/2 was around the time Lower Walkley was demolished so many of these shops would soon cease trading.
  2. In the late 60s a local lad opened a small shop near to the Masons Arms on Langsett Road. I think it was called Andy's Fishing Tackle.
  3. How does a fire engine access the cycle lane, is it a case of physically moving the bollards, then moving them back again before setting off, and repeat at the other end?
  4. A friend has a 2003 Focus 1.8 tdi which was bought new. Quite a few years ago he fitted an off-the-shelf plug in chip (I believe it was) and the increase in power and economy was impressive. I've drove the car and was just as impressed. That's my only experience of this, perhaps a re-map is something different?
  5. If you (or your private pension company) had invested in Amazon say 10 years ago I presume you would be delighted, but if the shares had gone the other way.....
  6. Around '68 I went in, long time ago and sometimes get confused with Raven.
  7. A friend and I worked at Arthur Bridgens brass founders and regularly popped in the nearby Minerva for a lunchtime drink. Think it was Stones. They sometimes had a band playing, I think that was also at lunchtime.
  8. In the area where I live, there is a satellite dish above the gutter line, drive gates 6ft tall, people driving cars over the pavement with no dropped kerb, and a concrete garage built on the front lawn stretching from the lounge window up to the pavement line, so I wouldn't worry unduly.
  9. Thank you for the offer. I do have the driver installed, but I would have thought that this driver was Win 7 compatible at the S6's introduction? I steered clear of upgrading to Win 10 due to the adverse comments at its launch.
  10. Ok thanks, still no further; I found a "share" option buried away for sharing to various apps which included a "photos" app and I thought it worked but it seemed to have transferred to google photos, whatever that is. On second attempt the photos app didn't appear on list! I'll contact the recipient and tell them to give me an email address to make things simpler! On a general note, I'm surprised that this much vaunted phone has proved so difficult to transfer photos (by lead) to laptop (Win 7). i managed it once a couple of years ago, but had to dowload some obscure software to do it- and that was the last time i was successful. Now I just email them to outlook . And yes, I have set the USB to MTP as recommended. It appears I'm not the only one to have difficulties with this phone.
  11. It gives mark flag reply forward delete Wonder if forward is relevant, I have to reply to a strange looking link (its legit) which is not in my address book, more like a mail address
  12. On the phone, i can only tap the image which then displays 3 dots at top right but these dont give the required options. Cant use the laptop at moment as it has start up issues.
  13. As the title says, how do I transfer photo attachments on emails into the phones photo gallery? Until I have done that, I am unable to attach the said photos onto text messages.
  14. What's its range (when peddling where possible) and how long to charge?
  15. Would it be feasible for emergency services to use the new cycle lane, or is it the start and finish bits that would be the obstacle?
  16. Quote from Rail UK forums : (2013) "Rail freight is very competitive over any length of distance - short or long where both producer and supplier are rail connected - the classic is coal from mine or port to power station. When we still had a coal industry many of these flows were very short in terms of distance. There are lots of reasons why rail struggles elsewhere. One, there is rarely a backhaul so almost half the freight trains on the network are empty - this compares poorly to road where empty running has declined considerably in recent years although I recall around a quarter of all HGVs are also running empty. Second is the need to double or triple handle goods. So goods have to be moved by road from factory to rail terminal and from rail terminal by road onward to the customer's warehouse. The cost of this triple handling of goods reduces rail's ability to compete dramatically except on very long distance hauls which we dont tend to have in this country. Traffic from ports means only one additional transhipment is needed which improves rail competitiveness of shorter distances. Third, the sheer volume of goods that need to be carried from A to B on a train means there are not that many freight flows available which rail can easily compete for. The big growth in UK freight has been white vans - small flows from lots of places to lots of other places - rail can't compete in this market. HGV traffic has been declining or static for many years"
  17. Apart from shower facilities, what about cycle security? How many city-center shops/office blocks/student flats have somewhere secure for cycles left unattended? Further out there's all the tower blocks and maisonettes which might or might not have secure parking areas.
  18. I think that flat rate should include Northern Ireland, at least it does with Royal Mail.
  19. Promoters of cycling (a fine pursuit most of the time) are eager to point to towns like Cambridge or Amsterdam, with smiling commuters pedalling happily along flat streets in bright sunny weather, but here in the North on the edge of the Pennines, especially in winter, it's a different story. Although the last few years have seen mild winters, they can be long and dark with frequent gales, persistant snow, ice and slush compounded with the hilly terrain. Happy commuting.
  20. For a brief period I was employed in the steelworks that was behind that pub. The men who worked in the steelworks referred to it as "birdinend" and as I didn't live in the area I never understood what they meant until later. The pub was on their rota of local pubs for darts matches.
  21. A friend wants her chimneys and gable end re-pointing (not in Sheffield). There are some earlier threads on the subject but a bit out of date. It's a mid-terrace, older property with off-shot kitchen, 2 (shared) substantial stacks with corbelling and in bad condition. Off-shot kitchen gable end which extends above the old toilet roof then up to an apex. One bathroom window. So, wondering what the expected costs would be. https://i.imgur.com/tL0yVeT.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hfQnmIk.jpg
  22. Yes, you entered by the side door so the "pub" was a small front room. We asked for a pint and the "landlord" brought them to the small table. Further along shows the Oriental which I think (another thread on this somewhere) was the first Chinese restaurant in Sheffield. Also I see a radio/tv shop.
  23. On the corner of Cuthbert Road/Street (296) was a public house, I might be wrong but it was said to be the smallest pub in Sheffield; I recall that it was more like a beer-off with a table inside.
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