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  1. As a kid I remember if you had to stand up because the bus was packed, down at the front in the middle was a large mettle hump (probably the drive shaft) you could sit on, and when it was dark and the lights came on the driver could roll a curtain down behind himself so he could still see the road.
  2. Don't put ideas into their heads Tony, we are only just clinging on with our finger nails as it is......
  3. Funny how Gloops is still remembered after all these years, was he purely a Sheffield thing ?
  4. Their radio show was called "Up the pole", loved it... Remember one show where they put words to a popular piece of music at the time, " The saber dance".
  5. Yes I think most of us bought 10s back then, but if you remember they came out with the "Crush proof" packets" which they said they could only make in twenty's apparently and that along with the tipped cigarette definitely increased my intake per day..
  6. The old half crown looks like a dinner plate now... Q/ What would you do if you found half a crown A/ Look for the other half....... takes you back dun it...
  7. Cheers hillsbro, We tend to forget how many of our words and names came originally from the Vikings and the Romans, even the days of the week are pagan ...
  8. Any idea what Furnival Gate referred to hillsbro,I mean was it ever an actual gate ?
  9. Pidgins flying in the sky bang bang pidgin pie. Silver fish swirls and dips Whitby trawler Cod and chips.
  10. I always had thin legs as a kid and there's a photograph of me from one Whitsuntide in a green short trouser jerkin suit with gray bicycle stocking, I looked like a Budgie........
  11. When I were a lad, I remember one old chap telling me about getting a spanking brand new overcoat for the Whit walk. He said it started to rain so he took it off and pushed it under his jacket.... Them were days.......
  12. Great Hillsbro, but dunnit make yer feel old.....
  13. And if she reads that it's you who will be getting the battering........
  14. Yes,I agree Marty Wild was one of the better ones in the early days and did some good cover versions (I've still got my copy of The endless sleep) but it wasn't until the lads over here learned how to play the music and we got groups like "The shadows" coming through that they started to really compete on the record front. Then of course in the sixty's it changed and went the other way, and don't forget back then the British groups wore suits and ties.....
  15. Yes, but as you know Tony back then the American rock and rollers where kings, we put them on a pedestal and considered our British counter parts B class imitations, and they were. We all got hooked on the T shirts and jeans as casual dress, even the leather jacket to a point, but by the time we finally saw them in those "rock and roll" films to be honest even Elvis to me looked a bit old fashioned some how.
  16. Those striped caps, if you were around at the time you may remember that Gene Vincents backing group on "Be bop A lula" were called The Blue caps, that's why I bought mine any way..
  17. Not in my day owd luv. I think the closest they ever got to a Cravat round our way was the old white silk scarf and flat cap. Mind you I did own a string tie in the 50s and me flat cap was in blue and black stripes !! I'm that old I can remember when jeans had four inch turn ups..
  18. I love me tripe but that cow heel, chicklin and bag are not easy to find any more, surprising when you think of all those shops that used to sell nothing else.. The day when we lose our stomachs and just have a pill is getting closer and closer.. In the mean time can we just have some good old fashioned fish and chips please....
  19. In those days even her dog had to keep still..... But that was towards the end when it tried to become another Windmill but without the comedians.. I know they had acts like the Empire did because I remember once going and being mesmerized by a guy playing a musical saw, and pre Hewie Green, Carroll Levis brought his discovery's there....
  20. Do you think the Westerns could ever make a come back at all or are we too PC these days ? There used to be some great westerns but now the Indians are the good guys all we seem to get from America are the FBI and police detective crime series.... Think the last I can remember was the Lonesome Dove one and that was great....
  21. Think it was the same visit then PT, I bought this key ring replica medallion made by the friends of Norfolk heritage park 2005 at the park a while back, and it says on it " In commemoration of the loving welcome given by the children of Sheffield to Queen Victoria in Norfolk park. Sheffield May 1897.... PS Sheffield was granted a City charter in 1893...
  22. Going back a bit here but I remember seeing a painting of the park with horses and carriages going round the drive. I know Queen Victoria visited there 1897 so I wonder if it could have been of her visit .... Can't remember now if it was in the cafe or Weston park museum, does anyone else remember it ?
  23. As a kid 1943/46 I lived on Brinsworth street just passed the old Attercliffe Palace, and I can vaguely remember going there a few times, the last time was a Pantomime, "Snow white and the seven Dwarfs" must have been in 1946 when I was six . My biggest memory of that night was standing on my own in the corridor out side the bar doors in the interval waiting for my mom and dad and being terrified as the seven dwarfs troop passed me and into the bar for a swift half... Any one else have memory's of the Palace ?
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