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Memories of Sheffield

I have no memory of this Hospital of course, but I was born there in May 1934, have now lived in Australia for the past 50 years.

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)

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.

This house was built by my great- great grandfather around 1883. His name was James Burnand, founder of James Burnand and Sons, cutlery and Bowie Knife makers.

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