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Hi Brooksy,

 

We were sort of mates for a while, your Dad and me, - did the same job at Alloy Steel Rods on different shifts, but I often had to sub as furnaceman so we'd end up on the same shift. He used to drop me off home, or after the morning shift we'd go up to Shiregreen club for a game of snooker and a few jars. A nice quiet, gentle bloke, but a wicked sense of humour with people who took themselves and life too seriously....used to wind them up something rotten - me included :D

 

Is he still around ?

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no greybeard he died in 1991 off cancer, my mom died in march 1991 and ken died in october. i still see some of his mates from alloy steel rods, graham parkin and roy canistor. i used 2 go in attercliff libs and play snooker with him on a friday night and he always tryd 2 talk me out of my shot. nice 2 her from one of his work mates . im assuming your retired now do you go on the cliff much socially, theres still a lot of old timers in the libs who come of alford rd and that area.

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Sorry to hear you lost both your parents that way and so close together Brooksy, it must have been a bleak time for you.

 

I'm semi-retired, still have a little part time job to supplement my works pension but draw my OAP next year....counting my blessings too !

 

Haven't been down the Cliffe socially for years...but I was trying to remember some names from the Alfred Rd area the other night and came up with three. Sid Weston, Brian Barker and Billy Flynn. I do remember Graham Parkin, - can't put a face to the other one, but I left ASR in 1980.

 

I thought the Attercliffe Libs had closed ? - I'm thinking of the club opposite the bottom of Woodbourne Rd. There used to be another club around there next to the swimming baths but can't remember what it was called.

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Originally posted by Greybeard

Sorry to hear you lost both your parents that way and so close together Brooksy, it must have been a bleak time for you.

 

I'm semi-retired, still have a little part time job to supplement my works pension but draw my OAP next year....counting my blessings too !

 

Haven't been down the Cliffe socially for years...but I was trying to remember some names from the Alfred Rd area the other night and came up with three. Sid Weston, Brian Barker and Billy Flynn. I do remember Graham Parkin, - can't put a face to the other one, but I left ASR in 1980.

 

I thought the Attercliffe Libs had closed ? - I'm thinking of the club opposite the bottom of Woodbourne Rd. There used to be another club around there next to the swimming baths but can't remember what it was called.

 

was it called the aqua duct but everyone one called it akkerdock....now there's one there called the victory club i think

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Quoted by Greybeard; I thought the Attercliffe Libs had closed ? - I'm thinking of the club opposite the bottom of Woodbourne Rd. There used to be another club around there next to the swimming baths but can't remember what it was called.

 

Greybeard

 

The club opposite the junction of Woodbourne Road was the "Radicals" (Roundel Street). Still standing but sadly derelict and boarded up.

 

The Attercliffe Libs. is still going strong, its a little bit higher up than the baths on the corner of Beverley Street. Could this be the one that you remember?

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Thanks Pietro, ... that's the one I was thinking of. Never actually been in that club as we used to end up in the Non-Pots or a Wards pub I can't remember the name of just a few yards down the road. [not the Robin Hood]

 

The Midland, another Wards pub on Alfred Rd, was quite popular with the ASR lads too. Wards beer wasn't too bad once you got used to the smell of Porter Brook water :D

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What happened to all the plant at Brown Baileys. My Dad and uncle worked there during the depression and WW2. My Dad used to take me in to see them pouring the ingot moulds, and running the plate mill.

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Originally posted by TWIST

anyone remember the Ashworths who lived on alfred road?

 

I think my mum lived next door to them......Dorothy Hill her mum Charlotte and dad Harry.

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I lived on Swallow Street in the early 70's.

 

No hot water....tin bath in front of the range...etc...

 

I remember Larnie.....the guy who delivered newspapers.

 

Banners....we went there all the time.

 

I remember the Wash house on the back street across from Banners.

 

@Buck

 

I remember the little trains at Brown Baileys crossing the roads.

 

It's all gone now!

 

Teenagers in the area going ratting on the Don with their dogs.

 

Chopping wood for the pensioners during the miners strikes!

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Originally posted by Silverblade

I lived on Swallow Street in the early 70's.

 

No hot water....tin bath in front of the range...etc...

 

I remember Larnie.....the guy who delivered newspapers.

 

Banners....we went there all the time.

 

I remember the Wash house on the back street across from Banners.

 

@Buck

 

I remember the little trains at Brown Baileys crossing the roads.

 

It's all gone now!

 

Teenagers in the area going ratting on the Don with their dogs.

 

Chopping wood for the pensioners during the miners strikes!

my mum was the youngest,Susan...she remembers ur mum and ur gran,she seems to think ur mum was the oldest???

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@ Twist

 

There was Charlie (oldest...still around) Dorothy (my mum who died nearly 18 yrs ago) Maureen (died around 22 years ago I think) Merle (still around).

 

I'll ask my eldest brother who he remembers.

 

I remember visiting.....there was a women in the house across I remember quite well and I remember a shed like structure on the back of the first house in the yard.

 

I played football on the spare ground on Alfred road when I was young....all the young blokes used to have a game on Sundays.

 

We've got a few pictures of people in that back yard including me as a baby (now 45).

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does anyone remember the name of a pub which was just across the road from attercliffe baths. it was where the donvalley stadium is and was right on the corner cheers.

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