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Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Thurlstone, the Post Office c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Thurlstone, The Post Office C1965: One famous 18th century villager was Nicholas Sanderson. As a child Nicholas contracted smallpox which left him blind, yet he learnt to read by passing his fingers over gravestones in the churchyard. His retentive memory must have been outstanding; he learnt Latin and Greek and became a specialist at algebra. He later became professor of mathematics at Cambridge.

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