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Hi Ray 

 

John Cartilage worked on the pits in the melting shop with us married into the Casson family knocked about with Fred Burgin if you remember . 

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On 31/07/2019 at 10:20, Saynor m said:

Hi Ray 

 

John Cartilage worked on the pits in the melting shop with us married into the Casson family knocked about with Fred Burgin if you remember . 

Hi Mick remember name sure he was at Johns funeral John Cartilage knew Fred ,  Glasby, big lad stopper man some characters worked in that shop The grinding of billets was done in the corner of the shop there was another lad work there quiet spoken fetched his kids up can never remember his name  remember Casson and Jack Acaster singing Melter 

 

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i use 2 go in with my dad as he was a truck driver that loaded in there ......and went through the pickets when it was nothing 2 do with hadfields .....

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Hi Ray  Yes think he mentioned being at Johns funeral the big lads on the stoppers big Jim Clarke  & Alex , Henry Casson his son was killed in the melting shop if you remember , some names for you to think about Micky Mason 

Dennis Allen , Jeff Hunt , Lenny Dawson ,Dave is nickname was  Bomber blonde hair lad ,Peter sweeting , Keith Morman , if you like me takes days before the penny drops .

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    In response to the picket lines you went through with your dad yes that was all political all the time Hatfield workers were told to protest by Mr Tiny Rowlands ( the purchaser )against closer he was planning to sell the land when

  he got it for the Meadow Hall complex .

   

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I hope you don’t mind me contributing to this thread, but we are looking to speak to previous workers from Hadfields.  I am a Producer on a prime-time BBC Two social history series called ‘Back in Time for the Corner Shop’. Following the success of previous series’ including Back in Time for Dinner and Back in Time for Tea  - this new programme will see a modern family transported through one hundred years of domestic and working life as they live and work in a corner shop in the heart of a community in Sheffield. 

 Guided by presenter Sara Cox and historian Polly Russell, our family will experience what life was like for working families in Yorkshire as they wear the clothes, eat the food and experience the lifestyle of a different decade each week, reflecting on the social and economic changes of the era.

 As part of our 1980s programme we would love for the family to meet someone who worked at Hadfield Steel works, perhaps someone from a generation of steel workers – and someone who was unfortunately part of the redundancies in the early 1980’s. We would love to hear from them on the programme about Hadfield, how it had played such an important part of life in the area and the effects of its closure in the 80’s. How were they affected personally and also how did it affect the local area?

 I was wondering if anyone would be interested in finding out more, with no pressure to then take part. If so please do contact me at claire.parry@walltowall.co.uk 

Many thanks

Claire 

 

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Has anyone worked at Hadfields east Hecla works a memory of the poem that was on the ambulance room wall.It was about Percy Bly who got some metal in his eye.

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Anyone remember my uncle, Harold Hartley, was last working there around 1970, he lived in Heeley.

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On 16/08/2019 at 09:37, Runningman said:

Anyone remember my uncle, Harold Hartley, was last working there around 1970, he lived in Heeley.

I remember Albert Hartley so will a lot more people 

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