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denlin

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  1. Russell Hunter has been in many things since Callan including I think Heartbeat
  2. The senior mistress was Miss Cross I think. I was recently in Burncross cemetery in search of my great grandads grave when I found Miss Cross's. My great grandads grave is to the left of the chapel as you come through the gates and Miss Cross's is straight up towards what looks like a single parking space next to a wall and is about 2 or 3 graves up. I was at Ecco from 1962-1966 and my maiden name was Theaker Linda Thompson:D
  3. How's about Fireball XL5,Noggin the nog,Blue peter,Picture book,Whirly bird,Skippy,Flipper,My Favourite Martian,Pob. What can't a pig do that time can?
  4. Wards,Windles,Turners,Bullimores,Masons,Briggs,Deakins,Roberts,Wilds Owens,Taylors,Smiths,Zumwalts and many more I cant think of as yet went to school with most of them. I lived on saunders Road From 1951 to 1993 and went to wybourn school from 1955 to 1966 . Gone are the days folk looked out for each orther as we did then
  5. Yes I remember the Caravan Sales and shop. In the eighties when my niece was about 10 I took her to town and on the way back we passed the caravans and she turned to me and said 'Did they have caravans in your day Auntie Linda?' I WAS IN MY EARLY THIRTIES:confused:
  6. Joto is my cousin and we grew up not far from each other. My other cousin also lives in Ontario and their younger sister and I were bridesmaids when she got married. Those of us back in the old country don't see them often enough and don't 'arf miss'em - speak to you soon joto - Linda:hihi:
  7. May have been after your time as it was fields until about mid sixties when Hillards was opened by Ann Sidney - Miss World:D
  8. You're right about cinema, when we were kids we always used to call it 'the cap' and I used to go there most Saturday afternoons in the early sixties when I was about 11 or 12. Hillards wasn't there then it was just fields and bushes. We used to clamber up there and walk along the top.
  9. The picture palace at Lane top was always Essoldo until it turned into a bingo hall run by Nobles and the carpet shop is still there. In answer to a previous question Rendezvous was a newsagent right at lane top next to where Netto is and Hillards was further down just below bus terminus. The building is just as it was then but it's now Job Lot and the shop part is in the bottom section which when it was Hillards was the dry goods and used to sell garden products, wallpaper etc. I and my ex-sister in law worked there and the Manager was called Tony I think and I believe he had a nervous breakdown after losing his gran who he was very close to.. My next door neighbour , Madge Glynn, now sadly no longer with us, used to be the cook in the canteen:)
  10. The person who opened Hillards was Ann Sidney Miss World. I went to the opening as a teenager:D
  11. You are quite right there is a sweet shop there selling old fashioned sweets. Its Granellis - the ice cream makers on city road. My husband used to go to Granellis sweet shop to buy half pound of broken chocolate before going to the Park picture palace Saturday matinee. hi ho silver away give any clues as to what he used to watch along with Flash Gordon, Zorro and Batman
  12. I can assure you that Walkers crisps were definitely on sale in Sheffield when I was at Ecclesfield Grammar School because they used to sell them in the tuck shop. I left school in 1966. My husband also remembers them and he is the same age as me:cool:
  13. Just had a thought - IMP is probably short for Imperial which may sugeest its a measuring spoon, maybe one of an apothecaries set. Also BP would probably be British Petroleum who are involved in medicine and chemistry:
  14. Just had a thought - IMP is probaby short for Imperial which could suggest it's a measuring spoon, maybe for an apothecary
  15. When I was at school in the 1960's Walkers used to make Oxo flavoured crisps - they were excellent. Walls ice cream used to make an ice cream similar to a cornetto but it was on a plastic stick and inside the ice cream attached to the stick were chess pieces.
  16. Caddy spoons normally have short handles but usually have concave sides as opposed to convex like normal shaped spoons and are much shallower:)
  17. Ah the flavour!! Spangles, sherbert dips, bags of gold, rainbow crystals, liquorice sticks, frys cream bars, frys five colours, tiffins, cinder toffee, flying saucers, fuzz bombs
  18. The off sales near the old cop shop was Atheys and Jean Athey their daughter was in my class in infants/juniors. I remember rushbys bakery, Eardleys optician which was where the landerette is on St Michaels, the beer off next door and there used to be a sweet shop at top of cross hill where Eardleys opticians moved to and we could get a 'pennorth' of sweets in a cone from a machine. My favourites were satin cushions, little sack shaped boiled sweets in all colours and rainbow crystals. Hulleys ice cream factory on High Greave used to have a kiosk at the top of the drive and you could get a gigantic (or so it seemed when I was a child) cornet for theepence (late ninteen fifties)
  19. Vicki. Regarding previous message by Joto, my cousin Joyce. Our grandparents were Joseph Henry and Ada. Leonard was my dad. My dads siblings on Theaker side were Tom, Colin and Irene. All sadly no longer with us. Grandad died in 1951 and grandma in 1968. I still live in Sheffield just yards from where my grandma used to live and my cousin still lives in her house. There are still 3 Theakers of our family in Sheffield. My brother Robert, my cousins son Michael and his son:)
  20. On the land across from the post office which led into park there was a petrol station and an empty hut which was once a fishing tackle shop. You went down a path at the side of these into the park. At the bottom was a bridge over the stream, just at the side of the pavilion, bowling greens and tennis courts
  21. Sorry I am still learning about my family and got a bit confused. I was never told about my grandad until last cuple of weeks and for most of my life I thought he was called Frank. My cousin has now set me straight. - my great grandparents were Henry and Ruth Theaker, they lived at 2 Myrtle Road and my grandma (Ada Steele) married their youngest son Joseph Henry
  22. Does anyone know anything about Thomas Steel from Chapeltown who was a bandleader and is buried in Burncross Cemetery. He was my great grandfather and has a golden trumpet on his gravestone. He died in 1909 aged 52 years and his wife Mary Ann (my great grandmother) died in 1932 aged 76 years. Iwould love any further information as I didn't know anything about him until yesterday:help:
  23. Is Thomas Burton Theaker related to Thomas Grayson Theaker? My Grandad was son of Henry and Ruth and was their youngest son Joseph.
  24. Ecclesfield Grammar turned comprehensive about 1974, 75 or 76. I went to the grammar school aged 11 in 1962. The Head was Arnold Henry Jennings and the head of year 1 and 2 which moved into the old Modern School building was Harry Birkby. His son Edward was in my class. The french teacher, Mr Cochrane, had two sons at the school Simon who was in my year and Toby who started there a year or two later. The other teachers I remember are Gabby Hayes (Maths) Mr Sant (art), Miss Webster (science) and Mrs Palmer - my form teacher - (english)
  25. Sheffield is built on severn hills(as is Rome)hence the word lump, as the housing estate spread allover the hillsides, the term going to walk around t'lump means to walk up and down the hills on which your estate was built and then came to mean going for a walk t'round area in which you live. In my dads case down t'pub and back on sundays before his sunday dinner. Funny how the dog allways got home an hour before he did, he used to say he's got four legs I've only two so he can walk twice as fast.
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