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Sheffields Famous Bricklayers.


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To elaborate, Bricklayers are the top actors in the building trade , no joiner , plumber , painter or plasterer has ever been shown a field  or empty site and told , " righto there  is the site" build a house , office or skyscraper , It is always the bricklayer who is responsible for making sure the building is in the right place in the right Town and that the building rises to the sky plumb and true.

 

Every other trade follows , moaning that this int right and thats not right , but in the end they all depend on Sheffields famous bricklayers to get the building in situ in the first place .

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3 minutes ago, Padders said:

Anybody know a famous bricklayer called Jimmy Dibble...

Knew Jimmy Rose but not Dibble .

Cladding has ruined the building trade and cost lives and misery to millions , Brick has been a safe good material for thousands of years , just like bricklayers .

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34 minutes ago, cuttsie said:

Knew Jimmy Rose but not Dibble .

Cladding has ruined the building trade and cost lives and misery to millions , Brick has been a safe good material for thousands of years , just like bricklayers .

Cheers Cuttsie,

Just wondered, Shiregreen lad he was, and what a comic.

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Hi  I carried the hod for cuttsie I started sub contract with him we worked for hassles  on fox hill bricklayers on site were bunny gray dug Martin  Allan Murphy mate frank  ken redfern 

And a gang from Killamarch  I always get same money  as bricklayers  as I did scaffolding mixing sheeting out all guts and carrying  the hod  the main thing to learn with hod carrying the hod is knowing how to count how much you need on scaffolding bricks and breeze blocks I worked with some fast bricklayers   Harold snape   Harry fox.  Albert fields  and son Albert.  Bob Owen and Ken parsons  I did not like any help at all  so if it was a bad carry I would go early in morning to make sure that I did not get behind. Most jobs I went in my own car I liked my job  hard work but good money  never wanted inside furnace work  7days working  away  not for me 

 

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4 hours ago, Slinny said:

Hi  I carried the hod for cuttsie I started sub contract with him we worked for hassles  on fox hill bricklayers on site were bunny gray dug Martin  Allan Murphy mate frank  ken redfern 

And a gang from Killamarch  I always get same money  as bricklayers  as I did scaffolding mixing sheeting out all guts and carrying  the hod  the main thing to learn with hod carrying the hod is knowing how to count how much you need on scaffolding bricks and breeze blocks I worked with some fast bricklayers   Harold snape   Harry fox.  Albert fields  and son Albert.  Bob Owen and Ken parsons  I did not like any help at all  so if it was a bad carry I would go early in morning to make sure that I did not get behind. Most jobs I went in my own car I liked my job  hard work but good money  never wanted inside furnace work  7days working  away  not for me 

 

I used to Drink  with Albert Fields senior in the bottom of lane and Lloyds up town with my Dad and a few other lads up until about 4 or 5 years ago when my Dad became ill.

My Father in Law was also one of the bricklaying crowd his name was Lol Parkin.

 

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4 hours ago, Slinny said:

Hi  I carried the hod for cuttsie I started sub contract with him we worked for hassles  on fox hill bricklayers on site were bunny gray dug Martin  Allan Murphy mate frank  ken redfern 

And a gang from Killamarch  I always get same money  as bricklayers  as I did scaffolding mixing sheeting out all guts and carrying  the hod  the main thing to learn with hod carrying the hod is knowing how to count how much you need on scaffolding bricks and breeze blocks I worked with some fast bricklayers   Harold snape   Harry fox.  Albert fields  and son Albert.  Bob Owen and Ken parsons  I did not like any help at all  so if it was a bad carry I would go early in morning to make sure that I did not get behind. Most jobs I went in my own car I liked my job  hard work but good money  never wanted inside furnace work  7days working  away  not for me 

 

Memories there G,  Hassles bloody castles , £5 a thousand int footings , no wonder we slung em up , mind you I live in middle of  a Hassles estate now and those three story blocks look good , garage on ground level then up stairs to next , then up again to top floor a long way with a hod that was . A old fellow near me moved  in  around 1961 paid £5,500 for bungalow with garage and central heating, next door has just sold for £290,000 so we did summit right eh .

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Hi lol Parkin used to work with Pete brown and Brian fidler on hod worked for h r smiths lol and Brian always in red lion  back of city hall lol used to also go in fairways old Albert fields not well at moment phoned him up yesterday .  Fred jawel was another bricklayer who could earn is money myself and George cutts and ray hartly had a good job for Colin husteler  also worked for cliftons another gang was bill fountain  and Keith Clarke Dennis stone on hod the fastest I ever carried to was Bob Owen he really made me have it.used to take semi detached straight up brick middle walls and big chimney breasts   But thinking about it we used to take most blocks straight up  all so had Ken parsons with Bob was not one and one bricklaying talk that bit  great days

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12 minutes ago, Slinny said:

Hi lol Parkin used to work with Pete brown and Brian fidler on hod worked for h r smiths lol and Brian always in red lion  back of city hall lol used to also go in fairways old Albert fields not well at moment phoned him up yesterday .  Fred jawel was another bricklayer who could earn is money myself and George cutts and ray hartly had a good job for Colin husteler  also worked for cliftons another gang was bill fountain  and Keith Clarke Dennis stone on hod the fastest I ever carried to was Bob Owen he really made me have it.used to take semi detached straight up brick middle walls and big chimney breasts   But thinking about it we used to take most blocks straight up  all so had Ken parsons with Bob was not one and one bricklaying talk that bit  great days

Brian Fidler never carried the hod and didn't know Lol Parkin, the hod carrier was Brain Burkenshaw.

I knew Bill Fountain a bit but knew Keith [Nobby] Clarke quite well and hi Son.

 

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3 hours ago, Slinny said:

Hi lol Parkin used to work with Pete brown and Brian fidler on hod worked for h r smiths lol and Brian always in red lion  back of city hall lol used to also go in fairways old Albert fields not well at moment phoned him up yesterday .  Fred jawel was another bricklayer who could earn is money myself and George cutts and ray hartly had a good job for Colin husteler  also worked for cliftons another gang was bill fountain  and Keith Clarke Dennis stone on hod the fastest I ever carried to was Bob Owen he really made me have it.used to take semi detached straight up brick middle walls and big chimney breasts   But thinking about it we used to take most blocks straight up  all so had Ken parsons with Bob was not one and one bricklaying talk that bit  great days

Some good money with Colin Hustlers mob G,  Derick Savage on same job  , He also sang on clubs one  being Arundel , singing not exactly Sinatra same as bricklaying .  My old pal Bunney  Deakin carried on same job , remember when he used to carry 8 ft concrete lintels up ladder for us , he used to call us mini gang . Hustler used to come on job in a Bentley he looked like one of them gangsters on't pictures , but he was as straight as a die wi our money . Good days .

 

Parkin's of Arbourthorne , I worked with a Pete Parkin in Ireland , he chinned IRA man who threatened to turn furnace on while us English --------- where still in , Arbourthorne kiss sorted that one out .don't know if it was same Parkin family or not .

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