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  1. An old family version (all Sheffielders) was: The cat flew over the garden wall and tried to cackle the hen Mi mother came out and shouted out you buggers are at it again Chase mi Charlie chase mi Charlie lost mi leg in mi drawers Chase mi Charlie chase mi Charlie will you lend mi yours!
  2. My uncle used to frequent the place often, he was friends with the landlord and landlady in the 60's, he used to stay there often too.
  3. Joe Schofield was the barber, his son was Neil in our class at Carfield. Drakes had 2 daughters both at Carfield, one was head girl ( we think). Mitchell's chippie was opposite the bus stop going down to town ( 33 & 34), their kids were also in Carfield. There was a kid with the surname Garrity who went to Newfield, his mother worked in Mitchell's chippie, we usually got extra portions. The greengrocers on Richards Road next to the bus stop going up was called Thorntons.. The other greengrocer on the corner of Alexandra Road and Anns Road was Beets. There was a hairdresser on Richards Road called Rene Mead, one of her stylists Janet Kitson (married to Terry Kitson's brother) took over the shop in the 60's. She had a stylist called Veronica Blythe who later bought the salon towards Bramhall Lane just over Havelock Bridge, it was called Hair Magic. Another shop we recalled was a cobblers on the corner of Alexandra Road and Cross Myrtle Road, he was Polish ( we think) and could tackle any problem, even stilettos! There was also a general grocers on Alexandra Road midway down called Havenhand's opposite Greatorex which had been closed for years but, still had the signage. Forster Road had a launderette, Gowers & Burgons, Staley's newsagaents, and Kermeen's chemist who we think moved to Heeley Green near to Tingle's drapers and Joe Woolhouse. newsagent. Frank Woolhouse (Joe's brother) had the newsagents on Anns Road which he ran with his wife Jessie.
  4. Frederick & Ruth Norton at the Old No.12 and the Rotherham House during the early 50's then the Green Gate at High Green.
  5. There's only this one which isn't on the house you own is it: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;v03572&pos=1&action=zoom&id=44805 http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s28300&pos=18&action=zoom&id=89312
  6. Hi taxman, Well, I much prefer her Norfolk settings novels. This Vanishing Box is predictable and lacking substance, the plot's thin and padded out with unnecessary description which is tedious reading. Overall doesn't seem to be one of her works. Regards, duffems
  7. There's a picture of Jill Slattery on Picture Sheffield, here's the link: http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s29298&pos=1&action=zoom&id=91913
  8. Try putting in "Machon Bank" on Picture Sheffield, that may bring up a few pictures/photos of St.Peters. Regards, Duffems
  9. SPENCER, Frederick (Ex Police Sergeant, age 66). Died at 129 Bradway Road, Sheffield; Buried on October 15, 1942 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 248, Section ABC of Woodhouse Stradbroke Road Cemetery, Sheffield. Parent or Next of Kin if Available: ~. Remarks: Officiating Minister, J F Pegge. Plot Owner: ~ ~ of ~. Page No ~ Find Similar in Same Grave Same Household if Available Surname Match if Available SPENCER, Frederick Parker (Fireman, age 36). Died at 22 Fire Station; Buried on December 18, 1940 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 248, Section ABC of Woodhouse Stradbroke Road Cemetery, Sheffield. Parent or Next of Kin if Available: ~. Remarks: Officiating Minister, Harold Lee. Plot Owner: ~ ~ of ~. Page No ~ Find Similar in Same Grave Same Household if Available Surname Match if Available Here are his burial details courtesy of www.sheffieldindexers.com
  10. Attaching a child's plastic steering wheel sucker to my forehead whilst he sat on my chest to pretend to drive. When I tried to disengage the said steering wheel sucker it was hard to budge and resulted in a huge bruise on my forehead, I had to tell people I'd walked into a door to hide my embarrassment! Even more embarrassing was 2 other dads who were convinced I'd stuck a child's plastic steering wheel sucker to my forehead because...… they'd done the same.
  11. Just got this one taxman, I hope it's a good read. I've read all her previous works but, having lived in Norfolk for a time I could relate to them as most were set in Norfolk. I'll share my opinion once I've read it.
  12. Yesterday I went into my Post Office with a card for Australia, the assistant weighed it, stuck the £1.45 stamp on it plus the sticker stating "By Air Mail par avion Royal Mail". My name and address was on the reverse marked "Sender". The assistant took the card and placed it in their relevant compartment. This morning, I received the card with no frank marking whatever. I now have to go back down to the Post Office to have it re-sent.
  13. Farley's Rusks and also one called Liga Rusks which tasted like chocolate sponge and custard. You don't see kids sucking their thumbs nowadays, my right thumb became much fatter than my left!
  14. Says it's available on Amazon. Joe Blow - Attercliffe's Artful Dodgers and Legends.1970 by Joe Ashton and Anne Grange Regards, Duffems
  15. It was New Street, Park in 1855 according to names in Directories courtesy of Sheffield Indexers. Also listed as New Street, Park in 1841 census.
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