Sheffield, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Sheffield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Raf Norton

I was posted to RAF Norton in 1960 and told by the powers that be to catch a bus (number ??) from the railway station to the camp. I asked the conductor to tell me when I got to the stop. He said "RAF Norton, I've not heard of that". He asked around the other passengers and one of then said "Perhaps its T'Balloon Barrage. When we ...Read full memory

My First School

If the photo of the school is circa 1955, I would still be there. I must have started in 1952 when I was 5. I remember getting a 'Coronation teaspoon' in 1953 (albeit I really wanted a propelling pen). Dancing lessons with Miss Campbell; making papier-mache masks with Miss Taylor (headmistress) and Miss Beal (who could ...Read full memory

A memory of Sheffield by John Creasey

Nether Edge Hospital 1974.

I was a Pupil nurse sent to Nether Edge Hospital for my 'Care of the Elderly placement' in 1974 on the elderly rehab, female ward. Forty- one years ago ! My maiden name was Paula Furniss training at Clarke House if any one remembers that long ago ! I was there for six weeks during the summer and really enjoyed ...Read full memory

A memory of Sheffield by paula-n