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Memories of Sheffield

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My Second Job

Nether Edge Hospital c1955, Sheffield
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I worked as a junior technician in the Research Laboratory of the Sheffield Centre for the Investigation and Treatment of Rheumatism under the leadership of Dr Harry West and George Newnes, based in the Nether Edge Hospital.

Elizabeth

Crookes Valley Park c1955, Sheffield
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It doesn't seem to be on the photo , but a motor boat ( Elizabeth ) used to run around the lake from the boat house , bottom right

The Manor Estate

Nether Edge Road And The Post Office c1955, Sheffield
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A description of growing up on the Manor Estate in the 1930's and the Blitz is included in the new best selling book The Tragic Romance of Africa

Western Road School

Nether Edge Road And The Post Office c1955, Sheffield
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It was one of the largest schools in the area. It had a separate building for each of the age groups, infants, juniors and seniors. I lived in Springvale Road across the road from Siddal's sweatshop. One of the Siddal boys became chairman of the National Coalboard.

My First School

Frecheville Infants School c1955, Sheffield
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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 forget her!) My school mates included Elaine Bellamy and Joyce Fairgreaves. I was too young (by one single day) to go to the Junior School and had to do an extra year here - in my mother's class (Mrs Creasey!)

2nd World War Years 1942 - 46

Ecclesall Church c1965, Sheffield
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I lived Bents Green from about 1934 till 1963 apart from about 8 years, which were taken up by 6 years in the Merchant Navy, 2 National Service. I went to Ecclesall Church School for my school days, a Reverend Turner was the curate for the school at the time and needed new Choir Boys for the Church, so my mum urged me to be part of it, so began 4 or 5 years of constant choir practices with a Mr Turner (no relation to the curate). Lots of fun, pokes in the back from the men of the choir for fidgeting during long sermons, with their hym books. The Memorial Hall was also a part of the my schooling too, for those of us who never made it to Grammar School etc did our last years there. I married in 1961, not at Ecclesall, but at Wadsley Parish Church, migrated to Australia in 1963, been here 50 years now.

Where I Was Born

Nether Edge Hospital c1955, Sheffield
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Fascinating to see where I was born in 1947. My parents had to pay as it was before the creation of the NHS!

Sweetie Days

Nether Edge Road And The Post Office c1955, Sheffield
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How this picture takes me back. I was born in 1944 in Ashland Road . My brother and I always spent our sweet ration at the corner shop - Frys chocolatce cream and Everton mints were my favourite. And round the corner at Gowers I remember the dark blue paper bags the sugar came in.

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