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  1. Please see my book 'District,'which has recently been published on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549602454 - book version https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07561NRYC - kindle version It is the story of Sean, who originates from Sheffield, and joins the Royal Navy after leaving school. He excels in his Naval career, and is eventually attached to a unit of the Special Boat Squadron, that sees active service in Northern Ireland, and during the Falklands War in 1982. His experiences on South Georgia, soon begin to have a detrimental effect upon Sean's well being, and upon his return to the UK, he is diagnosed with a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is subsequently discharged from the Royal Navy. His life and his mental well being, soon descend into gradual deterioration, as he feels helpless, and of his need to shun society. He seeks solitude and isolation in order to come to terms with his condition. He finds this by living in the disused tunnels and network, of the London Underground adjacent to the 'District Line.' A chance meeting whilst underground, has a profound effect upon his lifestyle, and an outcome for the remainder of his life
  2. Sky Edge 1917 Mark J Foster Published on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark+j+foster This is a story based around the fictional events, which would later escalate into the Sheffield Gang Wars, and the subsequent control of the lucrative Sky Edge gambling rings in the city, during World War One. The story involves the friendship developed between a young Samuel Garvin and William Francis, at having to endure the horror of the Western Front trenches, and of their subsequent return to Sheffield. The later struggle between Garvin and George Mooney is well documented within the history of the city, as this story highlights the effect of the Great War within the city, and of its consequences for the control of Sky Edge.
  3. Sky Edge 1917 Mark J Foster https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark+j+foster I have just completed and self published on Amazon my first book, called Sky Edge 1917. This is a story based around the fictional events, which would later escalate into the Sheffield Gang Wars, and the subsequent control of the lucrative Sky Edge gambling rings in the city, during World War One. The story involves the friendship developed between a young Samuel Garvin and William Francis, at having to endure the horror of the Western Front, and of their subsequent return to Sheffield. The later struggle between Garvin and George Mooney is well documented within the history of the city, as this story highlights the effect of the Great War within the city, and of its consequences for the control of Sky Edge
  4. Thanks for the replies, I will certainly keep at the Police about this. Both the trailer and cab unit were both white. My son who is 18 was driving the car, after he had finished work about 12.00pm. This is his first year driving and so has one of those boxes fitted which track your speed etc. He was within the speed limit, when this HGV approached him from behind and must have took umbrage at the at the speed he was doing on a quiet road at that time. He is sensible and knows these boxes are monitored by satellite. This was also a NSL road so he was travelling about 55. The HGV started flashing his lights and swinging out into the opposite lane in a attempt to overtake and intimidate him. When eventually he reached a dual section the HGV drove alongside him, and tried to force him off the road, causing quite a lot of damage to the drivers side of the car, smashing the rear window and damage to the rear bumper etc. Thankfully he is ok, and the car is drivable (and this incident has not put him off driving). I just hope the Police will actually do something with this driver or company, an uninsured car is bad enough in the hands of an idiot, but to use a commercial vehicle without insurance is a disaster just waiting to happen, and I hope the company/driver are brought to task.
  5. We were recently involved in an accident with an HGV, where the driver refused to stop, even though he was pursued for a short distance by flashing lights for him to stop etc. We have reported the accident to the police (including the number plate of the HGV), but have recently found out from our insurers that the HGV was uninsured. The HGV was a plain white colour (so we only have the registration number) to go on, and we seem not to have anything from the police. The car will probably have to be written off, as he pulled over from overtaking the car and nearly drove the car off the road. I appreciate we will be at a loss as a result of this, and thankful the driver of the car was safe. But my real concern is will the Police prosecute the HGV Driver/ Company, as I feel to be driving a commercial vehicle and especially an articulated lorry without any insurance should be a criminal offence. It does make we wonder as to how many more companies are using HGV uninsured.
  6. I just feel so sorry for the people who have to negotiate this mess on a daily basis, not just Brook Hill, but the other stupid schemes in the name of traffic flow. Penistone Road additional bus lane (for the one bus every 30 minutes or so who use Penistone rd, what was the point of restricting Langsett rd for the sole use of public transport. Leppings Lane roundabout removed. Derek Dooley way and the Don Valley Way, all seem interspersed with signals at every minor junction (why is northbound M1 traffic directed to Tinsley, then face queues on the viaduct?. Woodseats ? Meadowhall link road (hardly ever used, each time I have observed) Sheffield council need to get used to the fact that many people have no choice but to use cars to travel throughout the city, I had misfortune to travel from Arbourthorne to Stockbridge on Friday afternoon, a journey of 10 miles taking over 1 hour !. I am so pleased I do not have to work in Sheffield anymore, the planning department are not living in reality. I seriously feel investors are put off by these restrictions, and the ability to move around the city with any ease. It should be the planners job to improve traffic flow and not to restrict it like this, I just dread to think of the situation at J34 of the M1 when Ikea opens
  7. Although Thatcher was to blame for the scaling down of the Stocksbridge By Pass from the origional plans of a dual carridgeway, and as to why we have the serious conjestion at Westwood roundabout today. The origional design was for the M67 and A616 to link, so both ends were built. Rather than the millions in cost to build a new tunnel, just improve both ends (including a Mottram/Tintwhistle extension of the M67), and take the initiative to ban all HGV using the actual Woodhead pass part. HGVs should use the safer M62 route (to which it was designed), on the odd days it is closed by the weather motorist use the M62 as they do now. The journey times over Woodhead would increase significantly, and no queuing at the Motram and Westwood sides as where the problems are now, once these are improved traffic would flow better between the 2 cities
  8. I can see the traffic problem around the Sheffield Ikea being much worse than Reading, given the vicinity of Meadowhall, Sheffield Arena, and the Valley Centertainment. The area is already at over capacity with traffic levels, how can this development not increase upon this (and i feel cause gridlock, throughout that whole part of the city) I appreciate the jobs factor, and other benefits but it surely should have been located at another junction of the M1, or even land on the Rotherham side of the viaduct !!!
  9. I feel the development when fully open is just what Stocksbridge needs, one thing though that is putting me off with regard to Pontis, is that whenever you enter the development from the by-pass i cannot help but notice a lot of the kitchen staff congregating around a rear door and all smoking. I appreciate that this might happen in a lot of restaurants, but this is something i would not want to see if I was planning on eating there.
  10. What an interesting thread, I can well remember the demolition of all of the houses which changed Heeley beyond recognition (and no doubt contributed to the demise of Heeley Bottom). At the time their was an action group opposed to the demolition, and can remember a magazine/protest newletter being produced at the time which went to all residents 'Heeley Voice' ?. After the by pass scheme was shelved, the Heeley Bottom tidal flow was created, and have some recollection of a suggestion that Woodseats (Chesterfield Rd Shops) being by passed by an over pass which would link to the Heeley By Pass. I am sure this was rejected due to protest from local traders. Nearly 40 years ago now, and many families dispersed to other parts of the city through no choice of their own.
  11. Back in the 70s, I worked at the company of WG Jenkinson Ltd, who's frontage was on Countess Rd. There were 3 large workshops, which covered a large section of the Bramall Lane /John St/ Countess Rd block of which I believe were converted from the Brewery site. One open area contained several small outbuildings, with large stone shelves, and within 1 workshop, was a sunken floor and cellar area, which housed various tanks /pipes, and was converted for use as a Cerrobend tank (pipe bending alloy), and a very deep water filled hole in the ground (which could have been a well), to which the Cerrobend filled pipes were lowered for cooling. Much of the sunken area was covered over with heavy metal plates, so never got the chance to fully explore. It is fascinating to think that some of that plant and structure might still be there under the concrete of what is there now.
  12. Wasn't there 2 breweries located to either side of Bramall Lane, John St / Cherry St ? Up until recently I am sure there was an old building on Cherry St (Lavers) which was the original brewery building, and I was led to believe the other was in the vicinity of John St /Countess Rd block near the Wardonia works
  13. I just cannot see the logic of the planning condition regarding road improvements in the area. I cannot see the advantage of improved cycle lanes of bus/tram access to an Ikea store, ok this will contribute to access to the surrounding area, but i can only assume nearly all visits to Ikea would require a car. To site this store in this already gridlocked location is madness, with junction 34 unable to cope with the masses visiting Meadowhall etc, at peak times. Add in the many regular commuters who also work in the area, this will add to an already overstretched road infrastructure. I am no expert, but why did SCC allow this to be approved in this location. Of the Ikeas i have visited most are attached to some smaller retail parks, but nothing compared to the scale of Meadowhall. If SCC insist this is to be the location, why not link Euorpa Link / Shepcote Lane direct to the M1 and create a Junction 33a like they have done at Bolsover further down the M1? It is a travesty just waiting to happen, and gridlock will just add to an already over polluted area of the city
  14. Well done to Mathew. The city should be so proud. Well done, and hopefully this the first of many professional wins
  15. Yes they appeared last Tuesday and planed the road surface, then nothing. The road surface is now a right mess with debris and pot holes all over the place. The surface has now broken up in several places caused by rain and cars, I am sure if this had been Tarmac the following day the surface would have been sealed. All of the broken surfaces have been scattered all over the road, and it looks like a battlefield. The problem now is the broken surface will just be filled with Tarmac and covered, and in no time at all, I can envisage will begin to sink with car usage.
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