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  1. Hi, my great great grandparents loved at 2 Aston terrace, and a few of their children lived on there aswel. Their names were frederick and Matilda westrop. Does anyone no that family?


    Hi, I have found out that I had a Gt Aunt, who lived at Aston Terrace. Her name was Mary Farrand, and she married Thomas Westrop. Her sister lived there too. They were called Ellen or Nellie and Fred Marsh. I would love to know if any of their families still live in the Swallownest area

  2. Hi I was at Beaver Hill in 1958 Mr Hancock head mrs Spencer Mr Thompson Mr Deakin anyone else remember them :)


    Hi, I left in 1958, and my last teacher was Mr Watson. At that time there was Miss Hibbard, Miss Lilley ( art) Mrs Walsh (music.) Mr Bailey, Mr Price (PE) Mr Dayble (RE) Mr Richarson, Mr Griffiths (metalwork) Mr Jeeves Mr Squires. These are the ones that I can remember the most. Yes I can remember the ones that you have mentioned too. Long time ago now, but clear in my mind!

  3. Does anyone remember Peggy Senior? (Margaret) I know my nan worked there in the 1970s/80s but I'd like to know how long she worked there in total before the 1970s.


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    Also, does anyone know the name of the retro cafe/bar that was next to Rare and Racy on Devonshire Street about 13 years ago? It was a sort of Mexican theme(?) with pictures of Casablanca and old movies on the walls.

    I remember Peggy....I started at Surmanco's in 1959 at the age of 15. She was working there then in the assembly rooms. NICE LADY !

  4. Hello Victor,

    This thread is nothing about the Pavilion, but you seem to have lot's of knowledge about old Swallownest! I am researching my family tree, and have hit a brick wall. I remember as a child in the 50's, my parent's visiting a bungalow, either on Manvers Rd, or Eden Grove. The relation was my mum's. I think she was called Edna...her parents were Fred and Ellen Marsh, and lived at Aston Terrace (now demolished) I think they were called Smith, and had a Polish lodger living with them called Tony. He was a miner ! Hopefully you might just remember something about them. Cal.

  5. Hotmail has changed over to microsoft now, and its useless, you'll probs get a message from microsoft telling you that someone else has been using your account so they've locked it and you'll have to recover it. This is a VERY lengthy process where they ask loads of stupid questions just trying to get your personal info I think, I've just ditched the whole account.


    Thanks for your reply....I haven't any knowledge on computers really. I have tried to make a new account with Yahoo, but had no luck with that either.

    Any ideas ?????

  6. my dad did, tony coleman, he lived on fitzmaurice road. he is always talking about the good old days down darnall. walking to the wednesday ground to watch the match,fishing trips to saxilby, all the pubs/clubs in darnall, playing in tinsley woods. philimore school and coleridge school and swimming in the canal that was then yellow!


    Hi Gazza,

    I lived next door to your dad, and did all those things with him. There is a lot that your dad hasn't told you....like going in the wood in the middle of the night. Getting made up for New Year by your grandad...alias...Al Jolson

    Boxing in the yard with Trevor Linley.

    My name is Jim Marsden. Happy Days !!!

  7. any one know jean darby of the ballifield


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    any one know jean darby of the ballifield went to beaver hill


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    any one know jean darby of the ballifield went to beaver hill


    I remember Alan Darby ...lived on Ballifield Place I think. He had a younger sister.Can't remember her name though!

  8. I lived on the estate from 1951-1963. I lived on Ballifield Drive, opposite the Everest. The kids that lived around me were.....The Bramhall girls...Barbara, Dot and Marilyn. David Brown and his little sister Leslie. Stuart Berisford. Graham Savage. Malcolm Varah. Jennifer Allen. Jean Thorley (John's sister)

    Jackie Hargreaves. Christine Brooks.

    It was a great place to grow up....

    Happy days

  9. I remember getting a blue penknife and going to the Wednesday ground, the Queen also came down the main road of Crookes in an open air tram, and came out to wave to all the people who flocked outside the Cutlers Hall that Night to catch a glimpse of her.



    I remember going to the Wednesday ground too...still using the scissors that the girls got. So they must have been good quality !!

  10. My two cousins went there - they lived across from the school at 87 Handsworth Grange Road from the time the houses were built. Someone may remember them. Christine Brooks was the older and Michael Brooks was about 1.1/2 years younger.

    Christine and her husband Tony live in the Chesterfield area and Micheal and his wife Lorraine live in Sheffield Highgreave area


    I am their older cousin and live in Malaysia


    Regards - Grey Eminence - Subang Jaya, Malaysia



    What a coinsidence! I am meeting up with Christine this week, after many years. I can remember her telling me of her cousin Victor from Woodhouse???

    Regards Cal

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