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About willybite

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  1. hiya john it changed so much in the seven year's after i left, on the top floor were six classrooms, the middle floor were four classrooms, on the bottom floor were three, the middle hall was full of desks that covered the whole of the floor space was used for assembly every morning at 9 o'clock. of course, they had moved some classes to another school, the classes on the bottom floor were Miss Barrett, Mrs. Tucker, Miss Hall, on the middle floor were Mr Hewson, his class was used for board games, chess, draughts, and a new game at the time monopoly, Mrs Taylor, and Mr. Grocott the other classroom were not used for play centre in the hall there was piano, and a radio, we had a half hour lesson once a week with the radio.
  2. hiya, john habs, can you tell me how many floors were used for play centre in the 60s, the time i used it was late 40s early 50s, and we used three floors. the top one had two t/tennis tables a three quarter billiard table and two smaller ones the middle floor was in the classroom overlooking the playground, that was for board games, the bottom hall for badminton, and the infants hall for square dancing.
  3. too true, too true, i said last year, i'll say again this year from start of next season aim for the top place not just to stay up. you have advantage of six points start by playng united twice.ha ha.
  4. any old school pupils from 1943/53 springfield school don't be shy al not bite the eard off.
  5. hiya. i moved to shropshire 2 years ago and took my sheffield language with me after 76 years in sheffield and i can't get out of the words we used back there, like only today i had a shave and a haircut and it just came out that i felt like a new scraped carrot, they looked at me gone out, like saturday i said about some new kacks, or a new bonce cover, today i had to explain when i said i'm not going out without my lambing gown on, now here is an exotic area, lol when they dun't spayke proper english,
  6. i remember when i was in the hospital the radio chap came round and asked if i wanted a request played over the hospital radio and he left me a form to fill in, i requested a song by frank sinatra for my birthday as i'm ill, when he played it he misread my ill for 111 so he played happy birthay to you a hundred and eleven today, i had to tell him not `111 you fool i'm ILL. lol
  7. hiya,i do not recognise you lots way of thinking the last thing wednesday need is advise from you lot, i said last year around this time next year we will go up on merit, i still stick by this way so whatever team they play good on um, cum on the blues.
  8. hiya i can vouch with what you write as when i was young a chap would walk down the Moor laughing with a paper carrier bag over his head he was said to have been a spitfire pilot during the war, another walked along our street on the road and every so often would bend down and wipe his shoes toes as if he was dusting them, then there was the family when cat food started the binman once said that the used a lot of cat food then he was told yes but they've no cats, then the one in the steelworks who had the reputation of being either an ex boxer or an hardman this was due to his battered face, until one who had known him years let slip that he was a slinger for a crane and one day missed the swinging chain
  9. hiya these letters bring back no end of memories for me, like in 1962 malcolm tolley's dad hugh worked at the same scissor manufacturer as me, his was the pinking shear side, and about southey green school, my cousin went there left xmas 1952 maureen white her name was, she lived on northhill rd no 98, i always said if she got up for school late her mum could pop her over their fence at the bottom of their garden into the school yard.
  10. when i was young i lived on bath st, a lot of the local pubs were known by a shorter name,like wesh,dog,elliots,little bath,harvey floods,
  11. hiya I well remember taggy's ice cream, my wife and I married in 1961`and moved into number 49, across the road from their shop in January 62,our first sunday my wife sad lets try our local ice ceam, at the time it was only open sat, and sun, well earnest battle came over to me not a very nice man, the first thing he said to me was,you have just moved into 49, yes I said, I used to own the two 49,51, yes again I said, bet you don't know what I paid for them, yes again I said, £20 the pair at auction and you sold them both to mr mrs middleton for £300, to us they sold them for £350, we were told this before by the previous owner,carol,brother Kenny,sister mum and dad, lived below the corner shop,next down was bill and connie grace, mrs larkin and her two sons then we lived,then the allen's then the wild's going back I seem to remember something like ths happening, a family called O'Neal moved in after us.
  12. hiya yes you are right backfields went from division st in between a car showroom and in the next bock that housed applebaums bookshop,through wellington st to the moorhead. 60 years ago i remember working with an older man than me who had performed on stage at the hippodrome,his name was oliver marshman, his stagename was ollie marsh a song and dance act.
  13. hiya,surely the cossack was down howard st, and the matilda down matilda st
  14. my mother and her sister worked there from the thirties and my mum until my dad was so ll so she looked to him, she worked as a buffer and lastly in what was called re pro shop, she worked with annie alibone who had worked there i think 50 years, viners gave her a slap up reception to mark the day i still have the menu of the meal and the photo of the day . after she died in 1973, i went to viners and met denis appleyard who was the foreman he asked me if i wanted to look round where my mother worked and i said yes, to think my mother worked in that buffing shop it was worse than you could imagine to think she worked in a place like that it was a hell hole, it's no wonder they were later known as angels in brown paper.a couple of names come to mind, rosie britten,rosie berrill,maybe the last two are the same person another surname was pitts
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