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13-07-2004, 20:25   #41
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Hi Banksia, the shop was on the corner of Wilson Place and Gleadless Road, and you're right it did have windows that were blacked out, the reason I think was that it was a pawn shop. Susan lived in the back of the shop,it could have been a back to back house,I don't think her family had anything to do with the
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14-07-2004, 06:29   #42
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Hi Banksia, the shop was on the corner of Wilson Place and Gleadless Road, and you're right it did have windows that were blacked out, the reason I think was that it was a pawn shop. Susan lived in the back of the shop,it could have been a back to back house,I don't think her family had anything to do with the
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Thanks Mary. it was Wilson Place and now you mention it I remember it was a pawn shop way back. Funny how when the memory is jogged it all comes flooding back.
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14-07-2004, 08:37   #43
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tosh,do you know michael siddalL?I remember him from about 1956-1963 roughly we use to hang about with other kids,he was a very kind kid.I think you are younger than me though!The Bells had a shop on the corner of annes road near st. peters church Denise and David Bell where the kids I remember,also Eades they lived in the last yard on Forster road,the shop on the corner was a fruit shop owned by Dawson Heaths mum and dad.I remember Amy Morton,I mentioned this in a previous thread,I lived up Gregory road.It is a shame its all gone,it was a good freindly area.If you want more info on the area get in touch through this site and I wll reply,Kath
Hi Kath my brothers are John,Malcolm, Barrie & sister Jayne & me Tony
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14-07-2004, 18:21   #44
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hiya tony think i know you have you sussed who i am?Ialso have 2 sisters they are older than me.not that that matters!My love of heeley is still there after 20 odd years living away, it was my childhood.As I said before its a shame its all gone.I have a son living on myrtle road though I cant really recognise the area now,there seems not enough land for the amount of houses that were there.There was so many shops it is good to hear some people have not forgot their upbringing.We shall have to start another thread this ones nearly full.Bye for now Kath
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15-07-2004, 12:06   #45
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hiya tony think i know you have you sussed who i am?Ialso have 2 sisters they are older than me.not that that matters!My love of heeley is still there after 20 odd years living away, it was my childhood.As I said before its a shame its all gone.I have a son living on myrtle road though I cant really recognise the area now,there seems not enough land for the amount of houses that were there.There was so many shops it is good to hear some people have not forgot their upbringing.We shall have to start another thread this ones nearly full.Bye for now Kath
Alright Kath,tell me who you are the 3 sisters I remember are the Blair girls on Boyton street,c'mon kath put me out of my misery,cheers Tony 1

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15-07-2004, 21:02   #46
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I didn't live in Heeley,I lived in Abbeydale but used to go down Broadfield Road to Heeley Baths where I seemed to spend half my days. Then to the Heeley Coli or palace if I had a tanner in my pocket. There was a billiard hall at the end of the road, where we'd gamble for the price of the table, and later when I was in the Navy go to the working men's club in uniform cos folks would always buy a poor sailor a pint!
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16-07-2004, 14:50   #47
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I didn't live in Heeley,I lived in Abbeydale but used to go down Broadfield Road to Heeley Baths where I seemed to spend half my days. Then to the Heeley Coli or palace if I had a tanner in my pocket. There was a billiard hall at the end of the road, where we'd gamble for the price of the table, and later when I was in the Navy go to the working men's club in uniform cos folks would always buy a poor sailor a pint!
Hi mate I used to go down to the Heeley Baths on saturday morning with my mate's & get in for free ,we used to put the chlorine around the swimming pool,great days.
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16-07-2004, 15:28   #48
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Lots and lots of chlorine! I was something of a diver, loved that high board, till it wasn't high enough and dive off the viewing gallery, one slip would have been instant death!! I'd be in all Saturday morning from breakfast to dinnertime, crowd into those warm fiootbaths to get warm and get into competition for who could create the noisiest smelliest bubbles by flatulence, winner cleared the bath. Great days indeed do. Do the baths still exist?
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16-07-2004, 18:20   #49
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Lots and lots of chlorine! I was something of a diver, loved that high board, till it wasn't high enough and dive off the viewing gallery, one slip would have been instant death!! I'd be in all Saturday morning from breakfast to dinnertime, crowd into those warm fiootbaths to get warm and get into competition for who could create the noisiest smelliest bubbles by flatulence, winner cleared the bath. Great days indeed do. Do the baths still exist?
Haven't the foggiest mate I have not been to heeley since I left in 75,lived there for 20 yrs some great memories
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16-07-2004, 21:11   #50
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Yes, Heeley Baths. A place I frequent regularly. Excessive chlorine aside, it's more or less the same now.

The point I would like to make though is Heeley's impressive attempts to extend its boundaries.

Heeley Baths in Heeley? No way. The Heeley and Sheffield pub in Heeley? Not a chance.

During the terrifying Thatcher regime, the joke was about forming the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire.

Beginneth the Heeley Empire.
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17-07-2004, 08:03   #51
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I didn't live in Heeley,I lived in Abbeydale but used to go down Broadfield Road to Heeley Baths where I seemed to spend half my days. Then to the Heeley Coli or palace if I had a tanner in my pocket. There was a billiard hall at the end of the road, where we'd gamble for the price of the table, and later when I was in the Navy go to the working men's club in uniform cos folks would always buy a poor sailor a pint!
Ah! Heeley Baths. I was a regular visitor along with my brother when we were kids. It's the place where I was pushed in and forever more had a terrible fear of water. I was 55 before I eventually overcame that fear but now you can't keep me away from the pool. I would love to go back and swim in Broadfield Road Baths for old times sake.
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17-07-2004, 10:44   #52
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tosh sorry mate I am not prpared to divulge everything on the net ,but as I said prev I lived on Gregory road,and was born in 51,so I think you are younger than me,really enjoy the e.mails about heeley,and wish you the best.I havent had much luck with Gregory road no one seem to have lived on there,either that or people have moved out of the area altogether.Although I will keep trying .
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17-07-2004, 14:11   #53
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tosh sorry mate I am not prpared to divulge everything on the net ,but as I said prev I lived on Gregory road,and was born in 51,so I think you are younger than me,really enjoy the e.mails about heeley,and wish you the best.I havent had much luck with Gregory road no one seem to have lived on there,either that or people have moved out of the area altogether.Although I will keep trying .
ok K a couple of my friends lived on gregory road the shackletons shaun & craig & yeah i am slightly younger.I loved heeley & still miss it.
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07-08-2004, 23:33   #54
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I went to anns road school from 1961 to 1967 I lived on foster road,taggy's ice cream the best ice cream in the world,I was in hospital from 23rd jan to 12th dec 1967,spent 6 months at whiteley woods special school ,then I was at newfield until 1971.does anyone remember Staley's paper shop & the washerette & the hairdressers & amy morton's on foster road.my old mates were Len Yates,Shaun Shackleton,Phil Buckley,Terry Hall.Andy (Butch)Bullen.All the best to anyone who remembers me ???
Hi I lived on Forster Road way before your time I think. I remember Amy Morton dresing up her Boynton Strret window with cotton wool and a large Father Christmas. It wasn't Christmas until that appeared. I lived dead across the street from Morton's and Dyson's (previously Stanley's) Good memories
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08-08-2004, 09:14   #55
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Hi I lived on Forster Road way before your time I think. I remember Amy Morton dresing up her Boynton Strret window with cotton wool and a large Father Christmas. It wasn't Christmas until that appeared. I lived dead across the street from Morton's and Dyson's (previously Stanley's) Good memories
Hi C I lived at 21 forster road from 1957 bang across the road from amy mortons.
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12-08-2004, 01:23   #56
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Yikes Tosh ! It's a small world. I lived at 19 Forster Rd until about 1953/54. My best friend, Barry Waterhouse lived at number 21. He was killed shortly after that, on Shoreham Street when his bicycle tires got caught in the tram tracks and he was thrown off in front of a car. When I lived there the Parkinsons lived at number 17, we were at 19, the Waterhouses at 21 and my grandad lived at 23 until he died round about 1950 and the Cantrells moved in. Another friend of mine called Pete Mitchell lived across the street next door to Dysons corner shop (other corner from Amy Morton's)
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12-08-2004, 09:29   #57
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Yes I remember the Cantrells I think they had a son cannot recall his name,the Andrews live to the right of us on the back ,Salvation Army Family.I tell you mate the houses were awful,but what great times & memories.
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13-12-2004, 21:29   #58
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hiya kath i think i remember you from gregory road did you live at number 31 milligans at 35 do you remember susan eades at 37 in the same yard i think she was one of your friends she will now be about 52 ..tinker
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14-12-2004, 16:47   #59
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Hi Tinker do you remember a family called the Shackletons,the young lads were called Shaun & Craig they lived at the beginning of Gregory Road I recall a big backyard they lived on the right hand side going into the yard.
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14-12-2004, 21:45   #60
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i lived on hartley st across the road from annes rd school , i lived there from 1967 when i was first married.
i remember going to the launderette on gleadless rd , listening to all the old ones gossiping about all us young ones, i was 18 at the time i remember when they pulled the houses down on gleadless rd ,the school was overun with cockroaches and the rats were as big as cats ,so the old ones said, i dare not go out after dark because i remembered one of them saying the roaches crunched under your feet. there was also a little co op on the corner where i used to do the weekly shop.
i also worked at the ball inn pub on myrtle rd , thats where i got the taste for being a landlady ,those were the days when you could walk home at midnight and still be safe.
also does anyone remember lol knight, i remember getting my baby daughter to sleep and lol knight walking up hartley st drunk as a lord singing at the top of his voice
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