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On 16/11/2019 at 12:31, carosio said:

Too true. Many of the boys carried pocket knives or "jack" knives, even in (junior) school. It was normal ; after all, Sheffield was where they were made. When playing out in the woods, countryside, we would carry the non-folding type in a holster clipped to our belts. Davy Crocketts we were.

Bet your names carved on a few trees 😜I noticed my name and Dave pickards scratched into the plinth of kepples column gaz c 1977 along with loads of other Monica's😱😱😱😱

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I lived next door to Binneys newsagents on Barber Rd and on Sunday's helped selling the newspapers.

The ones not delivered were saved till collected and named  on top.

I always remember asking who was called lamplighter and getting the explanation that he lit the gas lamps and did the knocking up

When  the sacks of coal were delivered through the grate in the pavement I was always sent to the top of the cellar steps to count how many bags were tipped.

Dad used to use a seaside sand bucket to make what we called mud pies from the coal dust I think he put a bit of cement to make them set. They burnt on the fire for hours.

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On 19/11/2019 at 17:46, gaz 786 said:

Bet your names carved on a few trees 😜I noticed my name and Dave pickards scratched into the plinth of kepples column gaz c 1977 along with loads of other Monica's😱😱😱😱

Possibly carved on the wood panelling that surrounded the local sweet shop window, we were only angels 99% of the time!

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1 hour ago, carosio said:

Possibly carved on the wood panelling that surrounded the local sweet shop window, we were only angels 99% of the time!

And, of course. memorialized in any wet concrete we found!

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The Soon guys going door to door selling out of a suitcase

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Sikh guy selling out of a suitrcas.

Bin men knocking on the door wishing you a Merry Christmas with there hand out

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4 hours ago, desy said:

Sikh guy selling out of a suitrcas.

Bin men knocking on the door wishing you a Merry Christmas with there hand out

Father in law used to work for the CO-OP when they delivered milk with horse and cart.

Christmas  was about the only time us Milkmen shut gates as well - LOL

How come it was always the grumpy ones that gave the biggest tips at Christmas?

Happy days, early starts, early finishes in all weathers &  proper milk bottles,

          - still wake up at 4am even now - Happy days 

 

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Collin's horse and cart loaded with rags and goldfish parked outside the local pub at lunchtime, the driver inside having a few. Believe it's still an offence to be drunk in charge of a horse!

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15 hours ago, carosio said:

Collin's horse and cart loaded with rags and goldfish parked outside the local pub at lunchtime, the driver inside having a few. Believe it's still an offence to be drunk in charge of a horse!

They were good at loading pushbikes out of back yards as well !

Sunday lunchtimes after the milkrounds we'd have our Yorkshires (strange Yorkshire custom) then off

to the Pub for a few pints before dinner, often the Sheldon near Collins's - Happy Daze.

Years later the Sheldon was run by Tommy Hoyland Ex Sheff Utd (& ex milkman)

Any one out there remember a pub at the top of John St ?

I can't remember it's name, had a lane to one side that led up to Benett St.

It's not in my 1972 Kelly's.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

Any one out there remember a pub at the top of John St ?

I can't remember it's name, had a lane to one side that led up to Benett St.

It's not in my 1972 Kelly's.

 

 

 

This one?

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s21747&prevUrl=

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8 hours ago, Jim Hardie said:

Thank you Jim, Great Britain Hotel, could picture it but the name eluded me (Age thing) - Thanks.

Just found this on our very own Sheffield Forum.

started by Suprisestorm Jan 2010 reguarding the very same pub including this by Resarf.

which confirms my memory of the alleyway on to Bennet St.

A freind of mine lived in the same yard as the pub and another in the yard below that yard served both the houses

on John St and some on Hill St making it larger than than the usual 4 houses to one yard if memory serves me right?

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When I lived in The Great Britain , John Street at the back of it was a very long yard that opened with large gates onto the road behind. This was where the beer was delivered. There was a large pigeon loft and hens to the right hand side and the eggs were sold to the locals in the pub in the war during food rationing. Also my Nan used to make large platters of Yorkshire pudding that was on the bar on Sundays. The pub was always packed. Resarf, Somerset.

 

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