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  1. Arundel and Chatsworth became Bolsover; Clumber and Haddon became Chantry; Lynwood and Sherwood became Montgomery; Welbeck and Wentworth became Sorby.
  2. My mom attended Marcliffe. I am not sure on exact dates but she was born in 1931. Sounds like she might have been a little older than you. Does this help?
  3. Yes - with rowing boats for hire and a motorboat where you could pay for a circuit or more of the lake. https://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s28892&pos=2&action=zoom&id=90545
  4. You could see if there are any local-based Facebook groups, join them and post a request. Genealogy / family history searches might also turn something up. Try FreeBMD, put in your dad's name (or your nan's) and the area / approximate dates and see what comes up. You can look for births or marriages or deaths etc. You can even search for births of children to parents and it is free.
  5. Hi, I had a quick look for you and couldn't spot a Daryl Oldfield born Sheffield - the nearest are Darren Oldfield: Surname First name(s) District Vol Page Births Mar 1961 (>99%) OLDFIELD Darren G KNIGHT Sheffield 2d 260 Births Jun 1967 (>99%) Oldfield Darren Whittaker Sheffield 2d 150 Births Dec 1967 (>99%) Oldfield Darren Nash Sheffield 2d 135 The name in the middle is surname of mother. I couldn't spot a likely marriage for his parents with the names you suggest but it is worth exploring - maybe expand to nearby towns in case he wasn't born in Sheffield (note that parts of Sheffield had different names in the past e.g. Ecclesall Bierlow and Wortley) or you could try a county.
  6. You are welcome. Let's hope one of these is "the one".
  7. A bit more on Neal's: There was a one man bakery behind a shop on walkley lane that backed on the top of carnaby road..called neal's
  8. And another - people are keen to help (says a lot about those from Walkley):-) There was Skinners (I think) on Walkley Road. They were in the end terrace with a large house next door, think it was Marriott's haulage?
  9. Another possibility (but sounds less like your description): Davies Bakery was at the end at the bottom of Howard Road ... opposite the Yorkshire Bank . It was a double shop and had a big canvas awning that they pulled out to shade the window , And another remote possibility: There was Sellars at the top of Cromwell St opposite the Yorkshire bank. Where you could buy the penny loaf
  10. I am on a Facebook group relating to Walkley history and took the liberty of sharing your request on there. Here is a suggestion: There was Neals shop which had a bakery on Walkley lane where Carnaby St. joins it. Hope this is the one. Apparently, the bread smell was lovely! David
  11. I lived in Walkely but fairly sure we called it "the rec" - I don't recall seeing it written down but that spelling would fit in with "recreation ground".
  12. I think it might have been Robert Brothers that ran the "Dolphin Club" for children and linked them to pen pals around the country. I was a member and received a certificate when I was that sort of age.
  13. I saw this attempt to bring some humour into the current plight of the sad consequences associated with the coronavirus pandemic. No upset or offence intended but hope it might provide some amusement. Can the good folk on this forum think of any more? A local bra manufacturer has gone bust, A submarine company has gone under, A manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation A dog kennel manufacturer has had to call in the retrievers A company supplying paper for origami enthusiasts has folded, The local paper hanger has gone to the wall. The town crier has had to call it a day. The suite shop is sofa so good A yacht builder has closed due to lack of sails A manufacturer of camouflage gear has disappeared. A pudding makers business has crumbled. The gardening company has had to put their workers out to grass. The off-licence is now the licence A brewers has dried up. An accountant has lost his balance. Life jacket manufacturers couldn’t stay afloat The local train driver has gone off the rails A loan shark has gone bust due to lack of interest The library has been caught by Trading Standards for being fruity. An electrician has gone part time as business was light A ship builder is sinking Limbo Dancers Ltd have just gone under A local breast enhancing surgeon has gone tits up The local car mechanic is on skid row A man building yachts in his attic, the sails have gone through the roof Local knickers manufacturers the bottoms fell out of the market. Local bathroom installers gone down the pan. A clairvoyant has given up the ghost A water purification plant is going down the plughole The window cleaner is shattered. The new barber has had to cut his losses ..., hair today, gone tomorrow The bra company went bust because it had no support The paper shop has blown away. The local barber isn't cutting hair any longer, he is cutting it shorter A comedian has had his last laugh Ski instructors are on a slippery slope. The local bread maker has run out of dough The undertakers made a dead loss The ice cream manufacturer’s assets have been frozen The Kodak film company is apparently filing for bankruptcy but we will pass on any further news as it develops Chicken farm workers laid off Hairdressers cutting costs An electrician has blown his fuse The plumber is feeling drained. The builder has collapsed. The local doctor has lost his patience. The butcher has had the chop The candle maker has liquidated The local baths had to throw in the towel Bookies gone to the dogs Forestry Commission has no branch managers Computer manufacturers are feeling the byte. Stationers are stationary Gardeners have gone to pot. Window cleaner has sadly kicked the bucket Shoemakers have popped their clogs The cesspit cleaning man is in the sh*t. The ceramicist has gone to pot. A local ghost buster has the wiilies put up him The dance instructor not getting enough turn around The sandwich shop not earning enough bread The local pub is calling time. The florist is wilting. The butcher has had to make cuts. The radio company has just called in the receivers My curtain shop has closed. And where I bought my big mirror has also gone but I guess that’s just a reflection of these times. Reflection of the times is that mirror in the clock shop.... The council’s outsourced management company has gone into administration.
  14. I realise this post is over 8 years old but I think we may be related. My wife's grandfather was Harry Lacey and he lived at 13 Fawley Road. I would like to compare notes on our overlapping families.
  15. So, just to make sure I have understood you, Doreen's mum (Ida) made your wedding cake and Ida's sister iced it? I didn't meet any of Ida's sisters but was told she had two, Gertrude and Edith but Edith died very young. Was Doug, Gertude's husband? Any idea when she started at Swann's?
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