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Hi Peter, Just looked at your pics in comfort and very little intrusion

as you put it, always great to see your picture come round again.

Would you remember the Roxy School of motoring in page hall rd

it was across from Firth Park Hotel, i took my driving test with them in a

Wolsey 1500 in the 60s. Thanks for your PM. Yours Brian

Mr Palmer ne had a window cleaning round as well as som

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Hi Brian, I took my driving test with the Roxy school of motoring a chap called Mr Barton was the owner. Our car at that time was a Ford Classic. Jean J

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Hi Brian, I took my driving test with the Roxy school of motoring a chap called Mr Barton was the owner. Our car at that time was a Ford Classic. Jean J

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Hi Thanks Jean, Can't remember the intructors name or Mr Barton,

the time i booked my first lesson i had a broken big toe.

The bloke said why not lets do a lesson right now, i said what with a

broken toe, in them days hospital only put a pad under your foot to

take the weight off it. Well i did manage the set off up Page Hall and

first left onto Fir Vile on that was it dead easy haha. Brian. :hihi::hihi:

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Hi Mick,

 

In response to your post 1759 here are a some of my cars from around half a century ago. I drove the Popular and then the A30 many times through Grimesthorpe to Sheffield Smelting and then Firth Browns between 1964 and 1966....

 

1958 Ford Popular 103e snapped in 1964 when I was 20......

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Peter%20and%20his%201958%20Ford%20Popular%20103e%20near%20Misterton%20Sun%2016%20Aug_zps0ndfojq9.jpg

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0493_zpsdec95862.jpg

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0508_zpsea550e4f.jpg

 

1956 Austin A30 snapped in 1966.....

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Margarets%20Albums%20097_zpslxguz6y0.jpg

 

1953 Austin A40 Somerset snapped in 1967....

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0494_zpsgssg0j8v.jpg

 

C1961 Wolseley 1560 snapped in 1970....

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0495_zpsx1w9lglg.jpg

 

If you like old Fords here's my 1953 Anglia e494a snapped in 2007.....

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/PhoneDownloads6May07108_zps8b988d54.jpg

 

Peter.

 

Hi Peter,

 

Many thanks for the wonderful photos you presented especially the one i was asking

about the 1958 Ford Popular 103e with the teenager leaning alongside,

( well age 20 , but near enough ).

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0493_zpsdec95862.jpg

 

It must have taken up a lot of your time to sort through all of the photos . . .

. . . of which i am extremely grateful for and very appreciative.☺

 

Mick.

 

Oh just like to add i intend to reply to one or two of your other photos ,when i have a little time .

This is a great little thread that all Grimesthorpe and associated people contribute to,

not least yourself.

Cheers again Peter.☺

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Hi Mick,

 

Re your post 1768, I really appreciate your comments :).

Yes, it can take a while to finally complete a post, especially if, like on the one in question, I've linked to the pics on Photobucket and added my comments, then the internet link drops just before I finish and I lose everything and have to start all over, probably the next day :(. It's all very worth while though when I get some feedback like yours :).

Looking forward to your further comments...

 

Peter.

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Hi Mick,

 

Re your post 1768, I really appreciate your comments :).

Yes, it can take a while to finally complete a post, especially if, like on the one in question, I've linked to the pics on Photobucket and added my comments, then the internet link drops just before I finish and I lose everything and have to start all over, probably the next day :(. It's all very worth while though when I get some feedback like yours :).

Looking forward to your further comments...

 

Peter.

 

Hi Peter,

 

This has happened to me when the internet link drops when i'm in midstream during trying

to reply to your different posts and like yourself having added my own comments , then having to start all over again.It happened only yesterday . . . so in the end i decided to just reply to your

 

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/IMG_0493_zpsdec95862.jpg

 

. . . so you may have got my drift in where i was coming from in saying i will intend to to reply to your other photos a little later.

 

Like yourself i get a sense of achievement when overcoming it, patience is required and in

our cases its rather like the old saying goes . . . " patience is a virtue ".

 

Mick.

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Spot on Mick :)

 

Hi Peter and everyone,

 

Hope your all well,

 

Another good photo of yourself and your Ford Popular car . . .

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Peter%20and%20his%201958%20Ford%20Popular%20103e%20near%20Misterton%20Sun%2016%20Aug_zps0ndfojq9.jpg

 

. . . sitting on the bonnet having a quiet smoke having presumably driven out into the

countryside from an hard days work at your beloved Firth Browns office, all on a warm

summers evening of the golden 1960's.

Just a couple of things Peter . . . the kettle on the grass in a box ,can't figure out why,

unless water for the radiator !

On the opposite side of the car , can't make it out clearly . . . is it a jack of sorts ?

 

Will reply to one of your other cars shortly . . .

. . . think you just might really enjoy this next one , when i get time to sort .

 

Oh , and i've got unfinished business with the Wincobank Lane cottages . . .

. . . but the photos you've produced have taken precedence first .

 

An old saying "Rome was'nt built in a day ".Neither was Sheffield .

Sheffield was built on seven hills just like Rome.

Wincobank is one of those hills.

Suppose Southey's a bit like Rome . . . he does'nt reply in a day, never mind eh ?

 

Take care all, ☺

 

Mick.

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Hi Peter and everyone,

 

Hope your all well,

 

Another good photo of yourself and your Ford Popular car . . .

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Peter%20and%20his%201958%20Ford%20Popular%20103e%20near%20Misterton%20Sun%2016%20Aug_zps0ndfojq9.jpg

 

. . . sitting on the bonnet having a quiet smoke having presumably driven out into the

countryside from an hard days work at your beloved Firth Browns office, all on a warm

summers evening of the golden 1960's.

Just a couple of things Peter . . . the kettle on the grass in a box ,can't figure out why,

unless water for the radiator !

On the opposite side of the car , can't make it out clearly . . . is it a jack of sorts ?

 

Will reply to one of your other cars shortly . . .

. . . think you just might really enjoy this next one , when i get time to sort .

 

Oh , and i've got unfinished business with the Wincobank Lane cottages . . .

. . . but the photos you've produced have taken precedence first .

 

An old saying "Rome was'nt built in a day ".Neither was Sheffield .

Sheffield was built on seven hills just like Rome.

Wincobank is one of those hills.

Suppose Southey's a bit like Rome . . . he does'nt reply in a day, never mind eh ?

 

Take care all, ☺

 

Mick.

 

Hi Mick,

 

For convenience, here's the pic you mention again, haven't had a smoke for 36 years!......

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Peter%20and%20his%201958%20Ford%20Popular%20103e%20near%20Misterton%20Sun%2016%20Aug_zps0ndfojq9.jpg

 

It was on a Sunday teatime near Misterton/Gainsborough in late summer 1964 and when farmers would give you a smile and a wave if you stopped for a picnic in their field :).

The photo was taken by the young lady who became my dear late first wife and mother to our three children and eventually had our eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Here the two of us are snapped at the same time and place.....

 

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/peterlaurence/Margarets%20Albums%20080_zpstu4nqnta.jpg

 

The kettle is on a primus stove, which was the norm at the time. It was in a tall biscuit tin which was supplied to shops when biscuits were sold loose. That was the desireable extra in those days. Part of one side was cut away for access and the trick was to face it away from any wind which may blow the flame out that you had gone through a series of lengthy and laborious processes to light :( .

 

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=vintage+primus+stoves&qpvt=vintage+primus+stoves&qpvt=vintage+primus+stoves&qpvt=vintage+primus+stoves&FORM=IGRE

 

The yellow and black item is one of two little folding stools which I painted in the only paint colours my Mother had in the cupboard at the time :hihi:

 

Peter.

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Can anyone tell me what Grimesthorpe School is used for these days ?

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Thanks for your post 1762 gaz 786 :)

 

Hi Brian,

 

Glad you got the pics ok.:).

 

I don't recall the Roxy School of Motoring as I moved to Shiregreen in 1958. I obtained a motorcycle licence in 1960. My car driving lessons were with Sheffield School of Motoring in 1964 in a Ford Anglia 105e....

 

I owned one in 1968.

 

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ford+anglia+105e&qpvt=ford+anglia+105e&qpvt=ford+anglia+105e&qpvt=ford+anglia+105e&FORM=IGRE

 

Here's what you learned in. Nice little luxury car....

 

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wolseley+1500&qpvt=wolseley+1500&qpvt=wolseley+1500&qpvt=wolseley+1500&FORM=IGRE

 

Incidentally I was a Driving Instructor for 12 years between 1990 and 2002. Trained with British School of Motoring (BSM) and set my own business up in 1992. Really enjoyed that.:).

 

PS Have a look at 'Anyone Worked at Firth Browns?' thread to see my post of today.

 

Peter.

Hi Peter, what name did you work under when you were a driving instructor?

I worked for Martin Woodward SOM from 1996 to 2015.

Roxy School of Motoring was owned by Bill Barton later his son became a HGV instructor. Martin Woodward also worked for Roxy many years ago.

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Hi Peter, what name did you work under when you were a driving instructor?

I worked for Martin Woodward SOM from 1996 to 2015.

Roxy School of Motoring was owned by Bill Barton later his son became a HGV instructor. Martin Woodward also worked for Roxy many years ago.

geotom.

 

I took my test wwith martins school of motoring in a datsun cherry only had four lessons and passed ?

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