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    Retired for the third and last??time

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  1. Hi Jean, I would have loved a ride in the Austin Sheerline which I believe belonged to Dick Mellon. However Mr Turner (Pop) gave me a ride down to school once. He saw me when he was getting his Austin A40 Devon out at Firth Park. Here's a pic of the bookie's car in the same colour I saw as a child on Adsetts Street outside the Vic. in the early '50s..... Austin_Sheerline_A125_1950.jpg (2500×1519) (wikimedia.org)
  2. Here it is but no signs showing....Picture sheffield
  3. Would it be the Wellington you are thinking about which is opposite the bottom of Moss Street on the corner of Cleveland Street? Here's a link to a pic....Picture sheffield
  4. Could this be it?? https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s20220&pos=16&action=zoom&id=22739
  5. Hi geotom and Phil_T. I agree that the negative was copied the wrong way round, No criticism of Phil_T intended as it's an easy thing to do if you are unsure!! Have just held a miirror to the photo and immediately realised that the Victoria Hotel would be just out of sight on the corner of Grimesthorpe Road, before the shops. There was only one zebra crossing on Carlisle Road. which confirms the location to me as I lived only yards away on Adsetts Street below and opposite the rear of the Vic. from birth in 1943 to 1958.
  6. Hello SueB54. My Dad used to take me fishing on a pond in the late '40s/early '50s which I recall was opposite the end of Osgathorpe Road across the junction with Barnsley Road. I've not been there for many years as don't live in Sheffield now. I understood it was used by employees of Firth Vickers where he worked. Here's a link to some pics of Osgathorpe House. The first three show a pond in the grounds of Osgathorpe House. I wonder if this is the same pond before Barnsley Road was laid down just beyond it??......https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=osgathorpe+house&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%osgathorpe%%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%house%%3B&page=1#rowNumber0
  7. Hi Kevvy. It was nearly 40 years ago but, yes, that sounds like the right place. I seem to remember going around the back to deal with matters and being very happy with the work done. Many thanks!
  8. I think it was Walter Fox's where I had a sunroof fitted in my Ford Cortina around 1981/2. They had to cut a hole in the roof.
  9. Here's a link to pic from 23 Jan 1980 on Picture Sheffield site. https://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s38179&prevUrl=
  10. Hi gaz786. I should have mentioned that I left Grimesthorpe in 1958, 61 years ago, having lived on Adsetts Street since birth in 1943. The apparently shop front half way down Clevedon Street was still the same as on the pic. from as far back as my earliest memories. so I'm talking maybe 70 years ago. I remember the chip shop at the top corner too.
  11. Does anyone know if the house on Clevedon Street on the right past the van was once a shop. It has a gas lamp attached on a bracket to the wall near the doorway and what appeared to be a shop front can be seen just above and beyond the van. I lived on Adsetts Street from birth in 1943 and it always confused me. Click on this.....http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14446&prevUrl=http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14446&prevUrl=http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s14446&prevUrl=v
  12. I lived at number 5 from birth in 1943 until moving to Shiregreen in 1958.
  13. Just a reminder of the pigeon cotes off Upwell Street behind what was Colvers Yard.....http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s20164
  14. Hi Melanie3, just in case your uncle hasn't seen the film of motorcycle training mentioned earlier on this thread, here it is ….. http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/dear-sergeant-or-story-rough-riding-motorcycling-course Regards, Peter.
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