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I don't know about all the W.M. clubs but Burngreave W.M.C. (Clun Road) had lady members (providing husband was a member) complete with card- but didn't see to many unaccompanied.

 

Different these days more women go out than men ...sign of the times

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Hi Stpetre and All, Thank for that info, i was still living in Moss St

in 1967 as said when prefabs went- great times.

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I remember the cricket pitch and watched the odd match on a Sunday

Afternoons, everything has over grown on smiths field as you

can see in one off my pics. Brian

 

Perhaps you had moved Brian but how long did Moss Street -well the houses (and dairy)- last after 1967 ?

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Perhaps you had moved Brian but how long did Moss Street -well the houses (and dairy)- last after 1967 ?

 

Not long I lived at 26 lol

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Perhaps you had moved Brian but how long did Moss Street -well the houses (and dairy)- last after 1967 ?

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Hi Stpetre, Was in Moss St 1967 and moved onto Petre St in 1968,

but was offered a house in Hunsley St 1969 so i move back there.

In the middle of 1970 moved to Southey Green all house were being

knocked down. Brian

 

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Hello Mick. Good point, I'm sure that's the answer.

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Hi Cat631, If this helps i went up to Dumferline in the 70s,

i and friend went in a Workinmens Club.

They had a gents only room and swearing was aloud, there was a

family room aswell. Hope it was some help for you. Brian. :thumbsup:

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I think my uncle Tom moved out of Moss St 1973/4, just before we got married in '74.

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I think my uncle Tom moved out of Moss St 1973/4, just before we got married in '74.

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Hi George, Did your uncle have too move out because of the

compulsory order, what year did they complete knocking down

Moss St. We had to move out off Hunsley St 1971/2. Brian.

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I think my uncle Tom moved out of Moss St 1973/4, just before we got married in '74.

 

My grandad bless him ...

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My grandad bless him ...

 

Hi bantycock, can you remember when your Grandad & Gran' moved up to Birdwell Rd?

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Hi bantycock, can you remember when your Grandad & Gran' moved up to Birdwell Rd?

 

i can helped them move there

 

number 75 i think it was

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The school bell story seems to have run its course so thought I would treat you to more reminiscences of Sheffield's Working Men's Clubs or perhaps the few I ventured into.

I'm embarrassed to say that although I hail from Grimesthorpe and went in most of its pubs, I never crossed the threshold of Grimesthorpe Club. A popular club in its day, opposite Grimesthorpe School and still standing, I believe it's been converted into living accommodation.

I always looked forward to the latest edition of O Cs or Our Clubs. Was it weekly or monthly? A bit like todays TV Times and the guide to which 'turns' were appearing at which clubs. There were some lovely names in there: Lane Top, Trades and Labour, the grandly named Arundle to name but a few with my favourite being, Attercliffe Non Pots.

We couldn't just join but followed the process, proposed and seconded by existing members and then to 'go before the committee' that all powerful body that ran everything from tombola to the kids seaside outing. Dished out the packs of pop crisps and sandwiches, tickets for the rides, a few bob spending money as hundreds of kids clamoured to get on the dozens of coaches lining the streets waiting to depart to Brid, Mabletherpe or some other exotic destination.

The Club President was usually a long serving committee man and we could always tell there was about to be an important announcement when the concert room audience watched him wrestle the microphone from the hands of the Concert Secretary. "Ladies and gentlemen...........it has fallen to me........... your 'umble President...........to bring you .........the sad news...........after a short illness........one of our long serving members........Tommy Tompkinson ..........has passed away. I'm sure he will be sadly missed by many of us and if you haven't already got your tickets, tombola will be starting in five minutes.

Although sad, I wasn't too surprised as I knew Tommy had been ill. He came in the club one night and plonked himself down beside me and over a few beers told me his tale of woe. When he retired, he and his missus went on a cruise around the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal but a few weeks after getting home he felt rather ill and lifeless so went to his doctors. After a few fruitless visits, Tommy was eventually given a blood test and asked to return in a week for the result. "Have you been on holiday?" asked the doctor. Tommy told him where he had been and the doctor nodded gravely. "Ah that explains it, you've got Yellow 42", and went on to say Tommy had contacted a rare strain of Yellow Fever probably while in Panama. Tommy went on to tell me there is no cure and many cases are fatal.

When he told his wife Gladys, "I've got Yeller 42" he had to explain how serious it was and they'd just have to try and get on with life as best they could. Although not in the mood to socialise, after couple of weeks Gladys talked him into going to the club for a couple beers and a game of tombola and something remarkable happened.

In those days the tombola numbers were called by the committee man pulling numbered balls out of a bag..........five and six, 56.......two little ducks, 22 and after a few more numbers Tommy called on four corners and won a tenner. Three and eight 38, one and five 15 and Tommy called on a line and won another tenner then went on to get a full house and anther twenty quid.

The tombola committee man was amazed at Tommy getting all three prizes in one game and called Tommy up on stage. "Ladies and gentlemen that was fantastic I've never known anyone be so lucky". Tommy said "Me! Lucky! I've got Yeller 42". The committee man put his hand in his coat pocket and pulled out a piece of paper. " Bloody 'ell he's won t'raffle as well".

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The school bell story seems to have run its course so thought I would treat you to more reminiscences of Sheffield's Working Men's Clubs or perhaps the few I ventured into.

I'm embarrassed to say that although I hail from Grimesthorpe and went in most of its pubs, I never crossed the threshold of Grimesthorpe Club. A popular club in its day, opposite Grimesthorpe School and still standing, I believe it's been converted into living accommodation.

I always looked forward to the latest edition of O Cs or Our Clubs. Was it weekly or monthly? A bit like todays TV Times and the guide to which 'turns' were appearing at which clubs. There were some lovely names in there: Lane Top, Trades and Labour, the grandly named Arundle to name but a few with my favourite being, Attercliffe Non Pots.

We couldn't just join but followed the process, proposed and seconded by existing members and then to 'go before the committee' that all powerful body that ran everything from tombola to the kids seaside outing. Dished out the packs of pop crisps and sandwiches, tickets for the rides, a few bob spending money as hundreds of kids clamoured to get on the dozens of coaches lining the streets waiting to depart to Brid, Mabletherpe or some other exotic destination.

The Club President was usually a long serving committee man and we could always tell there was about to be an important announcement when the concert room audience watched him wrestle the microphone from the hands of the Concert Secretary. "Ladies and gentlemen...........it has fallen to me........... your 'umble President...........to bring you .........the sad news...........after a short illness........one of our long serving members........Tommy Tompkinson ..........has passed away. I'm sure he will be sadly missed by many of us and if you haven't already got your tickets, tombola will be starting in five minutes.

Although sad, I wasn't too surprised as I knew Tommy had been ill. He came in the club one night and plonked himself down beside me and over a few beers told me his tale of woe. When he retired, he and his missus went on a cruise around the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal but a few weeks after getting home he felt rather ill and lifeless so went to his doctors. After a few fruitless visits, Tommy was eventually given a blood test and asked to return in a week for the result. "Have you been on holiday?" asked the doctor. Tommy told him where he had been and the doctor nodded gravely. "Ah that explains it, you've got Yellow 42", and went on to say Tommy had contacted a rare strain of Yellow Fever probably while in Panama. Tommy went on to tell me there is no cure and many cases are fatal.

When he told his wife Gladys, "I've got Yeller 42" he had to explain how serious it was and they'd just have to try and get on with life as best they could. Although not in the mood to socialise, after couple of weeks Gladys talked him into going to the club for a couple beers and a game of tombola and something remarkable happened.

In those days the tombola numbers were called by the committee man pulling numbered balls out of a bag..........five and six, 56.......two little ducks, 22 and after a few more numbers Tommy called on four corners and won a tenner. Three and eight 38, one and five 15 and Tommy called on a line and won another tenner then went on to get a full house and anther twenty quid.

The tombola committee man was amazed at Tommy getting all three prizes in one game and called Tommy up on stage. "Ladies and gentlemen that was fantastic I've never known anyone be so lucky". Tommy said "Me! Lucky! I've got Yeller 42". The committee man put his hand in his coat pocket and pulled out a piece of paper. " Bloody 'ell he's won t'raffle as well".

 

Nice story Ralph. Jean J

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Yes it's comming back now Drabbles nice shiny modern coaches in competition with sut?????

 

I worked with Reg Drabble at Gillotts bakery 59/60, he only worked there for a short time, as he had to work Saturdays, and he couldn't do the fishing trips that brought the money in for him, he lived almost opposite the shops on Scott Road at that time.

He also did day trips for anyone who paid the money, and did do the club trips, as any trip was money in his pocket, so he would hire his bus and himself to SUT and any others that needed a coach.

Reg was a lovely bloke, and I only found out a short while ago that he was from Grimesthorpe, and his mother had a shop at the bottom of Carlisle Rd [Crown Hill] and moved up to another shop later on near the bottom of Botham St.

 

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Shame on yer Ralph, Grimesthorpe club was one of the friendliest clubs in the whole of Sheffield, I tried them all, and they had some good turns on there, Mike Shane and the Chevrolettes were a regular band there, and Roy the singer was a local Grimesthorpian, Kevin Vincent, or Vinnie Flannagan was a local lad too, he was a comedian, and also sang like Al Jolson, they were both lovely blokes, but sadly no longer with us.

The best thing about the clubs, was that if you were a member of one, you could get into most of the others by showing your card, the Limes club was a snobby place in 50's and early 60's, so you were lucky to get membership there at that time.

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