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About drolnhoj

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  • Birthday 12/06/1956

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  1. I get knocked down, but I get up again
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    Youtuber Patrick Dickinson

    I love watching Patrick's films and find him really interesting, however he does sometimes miss opportunities and exaggerate a little.. Just watched videos 1 and 2 on the Tinsley canal. He is telling us all about the history, finishing video 1 and starting video 2 at Greenland road. There used to be an arm off the canal at that point called the Greenland Arm, servicing the pits in Darnall. The mark on the bank where it joined the canal could be clearly seen over his shoulder, but he seemed totally unaware. In video 2 he kayaks over the Worksop road aqueduct stating that in 200 years it has never been known to leak. I have lived within 200 yards of it for more than 30 years and can assure him it has leaked continually. In the 90's they drained it, repaired it refilled it and it leaked again straight away. 😀 Despite this I still consider him a local hero.
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    Brian Cox - Sheffield Wednesday

    Didn't you do a similar post several years ago? That time you wanted his autograph.
  4. Trees were never going affect my view. My view was from my bay window in Darnall, looking towards sky edge and Wybourn. Saw them coming in and was able to identify them from the TV commentary. Only ones I couldn't see were the last jets. I assume they approached from a different direction.
  5. It was quite surreal watching it on the TV and through my front window at the same time.
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    sheffield canal 200 years old

    Been there today. Really pleasant. Hard to estimate how many people were there (but alot) as both sides of the towpath were rammed. Nice pint of cider for me and a G&T for other half at the Dorothy Pax. Had to queue about 15 mins for it though - they deserve a good profitable day.
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    Sheffield Old Town Hall petition.

    Apparently it has just been sold to a new developer. Have to see what they plan to do!
  8. This could be the last time.
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    Nags Head, Shalesmoor

    I might be wrong, but I believe the skeleton of the Nag's Head is still opposite the Ship. It is behind a fence and is overgrown.
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    Bendy Buses

    You may be right but I thought it was because they couldn't charge people for travelling in articulated vehicles. Hopefully our local historians will clarify.
  11. Ross Greer! Maybe he doesn't really hate Churchill and Piers Morgan and is only covering up for his own inadequacy.
  12. Any of you out there know what Mount Pleasant was? On several old maps I see Mount Pleasant roughly at the top of Eleanor Street/Chapel Wood road , sort of behind where I live on Darnall Road. It looked a substantial building but I have been unable to find any records other than the maps.
  13. Only just seen this topic. If you walk up to the steps to the canal at aquaduct bridge (where Worksop road becomes Darnall road) and look across the canal at this point, I believe you can see remnants of the Attercliffe Station. The old Station public house was just down the road on Attercliffe.
  14. I'm living in the future looking at the past
  15. 😀 What's going on. I've used that one twice today.😋 Nothing like recycling.

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