Jump to content

Did you live on the Manor Estate 45 years ago?

Recommended Posts

I lived on Darcy Close until 1968. I know some of the names you mentioned but only because I knew their relations. I was in the same class as Brian Jacob's brother, Kevan; I was an aquaintence of Jimmy White's sister, Janet; and Brian Elgie (some relative of Norman's?)went out with my friend for a while. Tony Wespy was my Auntie's neighbour on Paulet Road. I only remember him as a respectable single bloke.

 

I am sorry that I can't give you any up to date news about them.

 

I travel down Prince of Wales Road quite often and I still think that the view from there is spectacular. I also thought that we had the best shopping centre back then. I loved Wilkinson's chip shop, and the bilberry tarts, apple tarts and custards from Tomlinsons. I also remember the novelty of Bates beer off opening, buying threepenny packets of ready salted Golden Wonder crisps and being given a free can opener every time I bought a canned pop. I can remember my Mum's share number for the Co-op, and I still have the foreign dolls I got free by sending packet tops from washpowder bought from 'the Meadah' (Meadow).

 

Does anyone remember playing in the flag yard and the air raid shelters next to Pipworth School (even though we were constantly told not to by Miss Warren, the Headmistress?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember the big flagstones and we used to sit on them and watch the football match from behind the goal. It was as if we had free grandstand tickets! Miss Warren I remember too, as she had me and Alan Rooker in her office one day for "Waggin it"( playing truant, to non Sheffielders) A few days before, the school bobby had called at our house and like a fool I answered the door!:loopy: Me and Alan had been upstairs playing with a Meccano set all day.The bobby was a small squat bloke with a bowler hat, umbrella and a moustache and when he caught us I thought it was the end of the world! I remember the shelters too, and what we got up to in them is best kept quiet, especially after we discovered girls.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doe's anyone know the name, Glaves. Dale, from Queen Mary Cres or Close not sure which.Late 40s early 50s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi sweetdexter it was queen mary cresent my dad was there from 1942-1978

 

ali

anyone remember the turners lived on queen mary rd from about 1940 to 1968

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We left 92 Fairliegh in 1952, I was only 5 but still remember the local shops. Unfortunately peoples names are very vague, I do remember a Mr Moxon who lived in the pensioners flats just round the corner and Sergeant Dusforge who also lived on Fairleigh, can you imagine a police officer living on The Manor today?

 

My mother and I lived with my grandfather and grandmother Ernest and Nellie Marshall, my mother (another Nellie) went to Prince Edwards and then on to City Grammar (not bad for a Manor lass), thats all folks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the girls I worked with in Barclays Bank 1960-62, I think lived on The Manor. She was called Carol Inglis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best man at my wedding came from Manor. Mick Rodgers, used to live on Fretson Road in the 60s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I lived on Darcy Close until 1968. I know some of the names you mentioned but only because I knew their relations. I was in the same class as Brian Jacob's brother, Kevan; I was an aquaintence of Jimmy White's sister, Janet; and Brian Elgie (some relative of Norman's?)went out with my friend for a while. Tony Wespy was my Auntie's neighbour on Paulet Road. I only remember him as a respectable single bloke.

 

I am sorry that I can't give you any up to date news about them.

 

I travel down Prince of Wales Road quite often and I still think that the view from there is spectacular. I also thought that we had the best shopping centre back then. I loved Wilkinson's chip shop, and the bilberry tarts, apple tarts and custards from Tomlinsons. I also remember the novelty of Bates beer off opening, buying threepenny packets of ready salted Golden Wonder crisps and being given a free can opener every time I bought a canned pop. I can remember my Mum's share number for the Co-op, and I still have the foreign dolls I got free by sending packet tops from washpowder bought from 'the Meadah' (Meadow).

 

Does anyone remember playing in the flag yard and the air raid shelters next to Pipworth School (even though we were constantly told not to by Miss Warren, the Headmistress?)

 

My Ex Herbert Rowbotham was born and raised on Darcy Close and I recall him and his family talking about the Elgies'. Bert went to Pipworth Road school and as a young man he knocked around with Gordon Wragg from Hastilar Road. If there is anyone out there who remembers him I would be happy to pass all this on to him, he would be very surprised and delighted I'm sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never lived on the Manor but I recognise one of the names on the original list.I was at Owler Lane and Hinde House schools with Eddie Lister.He came from the Manor with Brian Moss who was quite a character.I believe he now owns a casino in Florida.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lived on the Manor from '43 and recall some wonderful memories (both hard times and happy times). Left in '58 and returned in '84 - only to leave again in '85 (permanently). I lived on the top end of the Circle and went to Pipworth Rd school - remembering such eloquent folk as : Mick Fletcher, Dougie Maiden, Roy Sykes, Keith Lawrence, Gordon Batty, Freddie Ward Jnr, Mick Booth etc and those wonderful (hic) teachers Mr Moorhoouse, Miss Drinkwater, Miss Warren, Mr Cliff, Jack Pickering etc. Reading some of the anecdotes on previous entries I also remember Jack Fidler (the Fruit & Veg Man) Smedleys the Chip Shop owner (whose grandson is currently a well known professional boxer in Sheffield. One of my funnier moments was being chased up Prince of Wales Rd and Ravencar Rd by Mrs Greaves (Lower Manor Post Office) who thought I was nicking choc from the Post Office - and she caught up with me - doh! (on what turned out to be a wild goose chase hehehehehe) What memories the Manor holds for me and probably many more of the terrific people who lived there during those years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Do you remember anybody called phil inkler, brian skidmore, andrew williams or paul bullivant? great people at the time, what things we got up to!!!

 

I do remember the chippie a lot,and the post office ha ha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.