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  1. Thailand (since 1995), but worked all over the world, Born Sheffield....miss the Sheffield fish cakes (fish beteween 2 slices of potato, in batter) & Ward's beer
  2. My thoughts exactly, Sheffield was great growing up, not a place that I would want to be now. I miss the old Sheffield, I don;t miss to-days Sheffield. I've worked all over the world and now live in Thailand for the past 16 years.
  3. What about the Buccaneers with Robert Shaw
  4. I remember that, I also learned to swim at the Upperthorpe baths. Going once a week from Netherthorpe school and paying a penny for hot drink of OXO afterwards. I guess that was in the earl part of the 1950's
  5. I left school (Tapton) Christmas 1962 ( I think it was the last of pupils leaving at Christmas time), but the same cross country route applied then. I also was no stranger to being canned by numerous teacher's, after a while it beame a joke.
  6. Good it wasn't me (that broke your nose), I got married July 1969 and I only went to the Heartbeat on very rare occaisons after that (with my wife & friends) I worked away (not working in Sheffield since 1963, not lived in Sheffield since 1985, not lived in the uk since 1995) I did like the Heartbeat,1968 I was working down south and I used to get a long week end every 6 weeks, my father used to pick me up from the railway station and we usualy go straight to the Heatbeat, him in is working clothes (steeleworker, ) and me in wranglers), we stayed in until it closed then he'd drop me off at home (usualy with a girlfriend) and he'd go back to work. Those were the day's (I think Mary Hopkins said that)
  7. was this around 1967 you got your nose broke? My mother was the manageress of the snack bar (bowling alley) my fatehr was a part time bouncer (Bowling Alley/casino & the heartbeat if trouble occured) The dress code was shirt & tie, no jeans for the heartbeat. I worked away from home and used to arrive in Sheffield late of night (train) I used to get in the Heartbeat in wranglers or levis (cause of my father) I remember breaking someones nose (larking about, rather than aggression)
  8. They were at near to the front ,right hand side of the screan, some memorable parts of my growing up included those seats, the names I forget . the seats I will never forget.
  9. Fess Parker, I retired from work Dec 2009, Prior to that I was working on Sakhalin Island (A Russian Island off the mainland Russia north of Japan) living in camps in remote locations of the island, we relied on DVD (some movies) some documentary's. We had various documentary's on wines and a major wine maker & distrubutor was (The ) Fess Parker. I was asked prior to seeing the video did anyone no who Fess Parker was. Seeing Davy Crocket & later Davey Crocket & the river pirates , both at the Abbeydale. It was an imediate response on my part. I have also visited the Alamo when I was working in the USA. The 50's also the 60's were a memorable part of my growing up.
  10. I was born on Meadow Street 1947 (No.3 I think), don't remember too much about living on Meadow St. But later my family had a cafe on Netherthorpe Place . Myself & my brother went to Netherthorpe school, As did my father & his brother a decades plus before. I remember stories of fighting families & my grandfather used to asdk things to calm down whilst my grandmother visited the outside toilet.
  11. I was born in Sheffield & lived on Chesterfield Road at Woodseats 2 locations one before I was married & one later after marraige(moved away & moved back), I class Woodseats as one of the places that I stayed the longest. But that was quite a few years ago
  12. 911Wasalie, Musqat, when the family was with me, other times various parts of the interior for PDO, I also worked in Saudi while based in the Oman. 1999-2001, I was also there when Pricess Diana got killed, but I was based in the UAE at that time.
  13. I don't remember too much about the lower part of Pearl St as I lived the top side of Washington Road. The Co-op (bottom of Cemetary Road) I think every one used, I remember the loop system they used for sending money to different parts of the store.
  14. I saw John O'Hara & the playboys many times (workingman clubs). One of the best pubs for groups around that time was the Blue Bell Hackenthorpe. I had great discussions with John O'Hara one night, at a place neither of us should have been (sobering up)
  15. Asawin, My wife can't handle the cold mornings here, never mind the UK. She's been a few places with me China, Vietnam, Singapore, UAE ,Oman & Bangladesh, We have a 11 year old boy & once he was in full time school her travelling stopped. The last time they was with me was in Vietnam & I think that was over 5 years ago. My son & I went to Australia on holiday 2009 during his school holidays he loved it and we had temperatures around 4 deg C in Sydney, visiting the Blue mountains where it had snowed the day previous (all had disapeared by the time we got there)We only stayed 4 days in Sydney & then went up to Brisbane the temperatures were more favorable 17 coldest 21 warmest, too cold for swimming (for us) but we wents to various theme parks , some several times. I retired last year, not too old only 62, & his school activities keep me busy. He's heavy into sports & his school activities go into the week ends and long after normal school time 14:40 Hrs finishes. He either wants to be picked up at 16:00 or 16:30. He's at school on Saturday 9:00 until 15:00 this Saturday rehearsal for a school show next month. We play chess , go 10 pin bowling & play manopoly (Sheffield edition, which my oldest son brought over last November(Xmas presant) I have an avairy , budgies, love birds , cockatails & doves (all breading at the moment) I have fish outside the house & inside the house, so I'm kept pretty busy & time flies by) not fogetting 2 dogs, 1 sleaps with us & goes with us practically every where. Anyway take care it was good to hear from you.
  16. Bet your wife finds Sheffield a culture shock to Thailand & how does she handle the weather?
  17. Asawin, I live northern Thailand Chiangmai, we've been here coming up 12 years (April/Songkran) before that we had a house at Ban Chang/Rayong. I worked a few months on the outskirts of Bangkok, Ransitt various pipelnes. Rayong to BangNa Then basically BagNa to Rangsit plus several months in the Rayong area, before traveling overseas again. Where have you been in Thailand?
  18. Hi Doug, I'm Geoff I left Fentonville St 1962, we moved to Woodseats, Chesterfield Rd. I travilled1965-1969, I married in 69, made Sheffield our home base, initially buying a small terrace house on Bedale Rd Sheffield (side of the Abbeydale cinema to Broadfield Road) I stilled travelled but moved into Derbyshire in the late 80's. (88/89) I've lived in Thailand since 1995 and After my wife died in 1997, I remarried also 1997 to a Thai . I retired Christmas 2008, Due to the nature of my work, I must have been to over a third of the world countries, including Tampa Florrida (few days) working on an offshore (Gulf ) pipeline from Approx Mobile . I worked out of Houston for several years, during that time I was in Ecuador, Trinnidad and various parts of the US. (Still living in Thailand 12 weeks work 3 weeks leave. My last 2 years work I was working on Sakhalin Island (Russia) an Island north of Japan just off the Russian mainland. Work 7 weeks 3 weeks home. Long winters short summers, I recorded minus 43 Centigrade.
  19. We had a corner house & our yard shared with a building on Penley St. I say building it was a house used by a builders merchant (paints & such) for a shop on London Rd. Next yard there was 2 possible 3 houses which would have included no.70, No children my age so I can't really comment. The oposite of the road was 64 the corner house (France was the name) a bigger back yard than most probably connected to 5 houses 64-56 (France at 64 & Bailice or Bailis at 56) I think Pete Elliott must have lived next door to the France family at 62 My mates lived at the other end probably (guessing 78 & the oposite odd numbers side of the road. & on Franklin also on Penely St. Priory Rd was off Sharrow Lane the other side continuation of Fentonville. We used to go up there on our way to Kenwood Pk Road.
  20. I can't remember what age I was when we moved into the corner house 66 Fentonville St. (Back enterance was off Penely Street) I was 15 when we moved out in 1962. The names don't ring a bell. A family called France lived on the oposite corner
  21. I don't remember Bellfield Seet, I remember St Phillips Road. My Parents (father) & my brother went to Netherthorpe school, I was born on meadow St. I had a couple of days back in the Sheffield area (approx 3-4 years ago)and saw that Netherthorpe School was still standing & the Supertram track ran down St Phillips road .
  22. I went to Crookes Endowed before moving to Tapton on Darwin Lane , approx 1959, my parents owned a shop opposite the Old Grindstone Pub
  23. My round was from Washington Rd, Pearl street, Cenetary Road, Top end of Sharrow Lane to Nether Edge. I forget what the weekley pay was but those Christmas tips were unforgetable.
  24. I lived on Fentonville St 2 roads up from Washington Rd. I did have family on Franklin St & I went to Sharrow Lane school, leaving the area about 1962. My paper round included Washington road ,pearl St, top end of Sharrow Lane towards Nether Edge.
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