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  1. Hi willybite, It's funny what drops out of thi gob wi out thinkin some times innit? Tuther day a were darn town at bottom ot moor an this feller cums up t me an asks me we're railway station were,, an duz tha know straight off top o me ee'ad wi out thinkin a said "down were Rag n Tag mar'kit used to be". Tha should a seen look on is face, thad a thought a were talkin a Foreign language !!! Mind thi nar days a probably were......
  2. Radio Luxenbourg!!! that takes you back a bit dunnit, unfortunatly I could never get a good reception on our wireless, very frustrating......
  3. One I can remember was down stairs at Cans on Dixon lane. in fact I think they were probably the first in Sheffield to have them. But in the pre 18 days on the way home after a walk around town we often called in the Wilson & Pecks at Highfields to listen to latest one we had read about in NME......
  4. Hard boarded doors were all the rage back in the mid 50s trastrick, along with the tiled fireplaces and if you were really posh, a TV and radiogram...
  5. What was that stuff called that they painted the walls with during the war, a sort of lime wash, was it "DISTEMPER" or is that what dogs got ? What every it was called it was a bugger to get off when we could get paint again......
  6. Thad think it would be easy writin Sheffield wunt tha ? burrit depends we're abarts in Sheffield da cums from, dunnit..... Anybody said " Donkey stone" for the front step yet, and what about that horrable dark brown varnish Dad did the doors in and then used a bit of cardboard with teeth cut innit to make it look like graining...
  7. Metal dust bins that the dustbin men used to come up the back yard to colect , poker for the fire and cokerake to clean out the ashes from under it, Kitchin cabinet with the drop leaf shelf, picture rails and tall built in cupboards in the alcoves beside the chimminy breast. back door key on string hung round your kneck so you dint lose it, and how could anyone forget the gusunder so we didn't have to go out at night to the toilet down the yard...
  8. Looking through some old stuff I have yesterday I came across an old steel hand stamp I was given many years ago. It's the type of stamp you hold between fingers and thumb and hit with a hammer and it's just over 3ins long. It says Joseph Rodgers Sheffield, and it was made by T.E. Farley, 144 Eldon St. Any one have any imformation about these two people ?
  9. I worked with a man who got one of the flats when they were first built, they were moved out of some back to back house that were being knocking down and he and his family were over the moon with there's. I don't think it was the flats that were the problem ....
  10. Hey, ten bob (50p) mid 60's. Saturday night, Out for 8 Oclock -3 pints, 10 fags, fish and chips, and back home for half past ten with change... Magic our Morris....
  11. Blackpool 1958, with my mates, five other 18 year old lads.. I remember there being a motor bike parked on the front of our digs and someone telling us it had belonged to a young lad who was with his mates the week before,they had all run into the sea to cool off. Now if you've ever been to Blackpool you'll know the sea only comes up to just above your knees for about half a mile out but it's so brown you cant see your feet. Well anyway they had all ran into the sea and this lad had suddenly vanished, they had all looked for him but couldn't find him and his body was washed up later.. We didn't go into the sea at all that year......
  12. There still around only these days there called Charity shops and you don't get nothing for them. Owdo Willy. Yes, at about 5 I got one and got it through those dodgy first couple of days, it was about a month old when an Aunt accidentally knelt on it, I was inconsolable for a week . There was me and about five adults at the funeral in the back garden.......
  13. Back in the 40's and early 50's it used to be little yellow chicks, unless you knew what you were doing they didn't last through the night. Hart breaking really...
  14. That's when you could get a bit knocked off the price if you took your old news papers in for them..... We didn't have any left they were all in squares stuck on a nail in the back of the outside toilet door .
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