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  1. Tezza G, I recall an Aspinall family member living at that address when I lived at 130, Upper Valley Road in the early 60's, I seem to remember a Nats Aspinall living there with presumably his mother. I believe there's a family connection to my Aspinall line but, not sure without checking, I don't have Ancestry at the moment. Regards, Duffems
  2. Absolutely spot on fatrajah. I agree it was to take up the number of post-war children. I went there as 13+ student from 1962 to the school closing in 1965. Who on earth thought that kids who'd failed the 11+ could catch up 2 years of education at Grammar School level and keep up with the syllabus in order to be successful in GCE O'Levels ? I remember being in my first ever French lesson with all the other kids chanting verbs along with Miss. Bingham and being totally out of my depth. We came from Secondary Modern Schools where French wasn't taught, the only language we were taught was English. It was an excellent school but, I always felt that we were sort of the dregs of Grammar School students, the ones who "nearly made it". Regards, Duffems
  3. Still trying Sainsbury's/Asda/Iceland/Tesco all with the same outcome, unable to order. It looks like we'll be joining the queues on the mornings us old 'uns are allowed to go out to lay ourselves wide open to the dreaded virus anyway so what's the point! Has anyone successfully managed to navigate the system of online ordering, is that why no-one else is replying to this thread, they're all keeping it to themselves? Good luck Riffraff. Regards, Duffems
  4. We've had no success at all with online or the 0800 number. On Sunday, we had to make an emergency dash up the M1 to our mother who's 94, leave her some essentials (bare minimum we could find) on her doorstep then wave to her through her bedroom window as we passed on our way back down the M1, she's in Killamarsh, we're about 30 miles away and in our 70's, heartbreaking but, what are we supposed to do. She's now dependent on anyone in her locality dropping things at her doorstep but, how are these old people supposed to pay, cash isn't allowed. I'm sure we're one of many thousands who have independently living relatives in the 70's/80's/90's who can't now go out to buy the most basics for survival. We also have our own dilemma of when/how /where to shop in safety when you're in your 70's. The online system isn't able to cope. Regards, Duffems
  5. We've been trying that number for 2 days now, various times of the day with no success. It's a marketing ploy in my opinion, they make it look as they're doing their bit but, it's nonsense. Duffems
  6. How does anyone register for being over 70/vulnerable and self isolating for Sainsbury's online priority? CEO gives this message out that this group can register (doesn't say where or how) in order to set up online delivery. We would risk it by coming out of self isolation (against Government advice) and order and collect but, no store near to where we live, nearest is 12 miles. Duffems
  7. Received an e-mail from CEO of Sainsbury's saying that they're giving priority slots to over 70's and vulnerable but, how does anyone register and also, how is this system monitored? Duffems
  8. I agree. The lazy Yorkshire accent nowadays is very different from when it was heard up to about 1960's/70's. There were still a lot of cutlery/steel workers around then and the use of Yorkshire phrases and the accent had been carried forward from parents/grandparents. When required the Yorkshire accent was toned down in those days, men didn't use it outside the workplace etc. i.e. they could moderate their accent. Nowadays, the Yorkshire accent has been coupled with laziness of youth and sounds like 5 year olds who have never learnt English. People don't pronounce T's anymore, "th" becomes "f" as in "firty free" instead of "thirty three", that's not Yorkshire it's just lazy. Don't get me started on sentences starting with "So" when asked a question! Duffems
  9. There's a picture on Picture Sheffield showing the old school with a date of 1940-1959 Duffems
  10. My mother who's 94 and mother-in-law who's 96 still say "five and twenty past" etc. I lived with my grandparents and my grandfather born 1900 used lots of terms I still use such as, a "hobbledehoy" meaning an awkward/clumsy youth, someone who never grows up. Clutter in a drawer etc. is "rammel" or , having a "fuddle" meaning a good meal, "hokey pokey" is ice-cream, being "badly" is unwell, being "nesh" is feeling the cold and ears are "tabs or lugoils" I'm sure that a lot of Yorkshire terms and accents are derived from several parts of the country. Duffems
  11. I used to be manager of a menswear shop (Jacksons the Tailors) in Barnsley in 1970, often blokes would come in asking for "a leet cooit" ( a light coat). We lived in Barnsley at the time and our neighbour used to say, "git bairn some o' these sooer eyes ave baked thi, these is sooer eyes and these is sooer eyes baht jam". Translated: macaroons with or without jam. Duffems
  12. Here's a picture on picturesheffield showing the Express Dairy Broadfield Road window with the cow: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s38130&pos=3&action=zoom&id=115111 Regards, Duffems
  13. I could be totally wrong too. We used to take my grandparents (sister of Clifford Aspinall) in the 60's and we thought it was The Bridge. he was landlord at. Clifford Aspinall's wife was Sheila, they had a son John who I believe became a chef. I'll ask mum, she's still astute at 93! Regards, Duffems
  14. It wasn't the Bridge at Dunham because my uncle was landlord there during the 60's, he was Clifford Aspinall originally from Heeley, Sheffield. We remember seeing the stuffed bear on the way to the east coast, could have been the White Swan and, we recall it being nicked by students as part of a rag stunt. Duffems
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