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Old Dec 13th 2011, 4:54 pm   #61
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Is there any chance your daughter will move back to the UK???

I remember going up Fargate and the Moor as a little kid to see the Christmas lights, it was always a thrill, Sheffield's Christmas lights were always lovely, we'd make a special trip into town just to see at them...

As a teenager I would always call in at the Thorntons Chocolate Cabin on Arundel Gate on my way back to Pond St, My in laws came a few months ago and brought me a few items, I love Thorntons...

I just noticed the print under Charlie, Wow, I'm very sorry, My sisters each lost a pooch this year, it really does take its toll, we lost our dog on Nov 5th 99, an easy day to remember, we made the decision at that time to not have another dog till we arrive back in the UK, I look forward to that....

I'm sure Charlie was a lovely dog, King Charles really are great companions...
We always made the journey into town to see the Christmas lights. They were supposed to be the best in the country...or at least they were when I was a child.

I remember all those places. Do you remember the Mucky Duck and the chestnut seller at the top of Snig Hill? Our bus station was at the bottom of Snig Hill. I had a Saturday job at BHS when I was at school.

Thank you. She was the best and Cavs are lovely dogs...she was our 5th Cav.
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hi yep thats me!! Only been in USA since March but xmas will be my third time back
My poor mum is getting on a bit and has been in an out of hospital (mainlyl in!!) since June so hence my very frequent trips
I will deffo say Hi to the bluebell cos will deffo be passing it!!!!
Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she gets better soon.
Will you be taking the Quells this time
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A big part of me wishes I was flying back to Sheffield too.
So sorry to read about Charlie. I can't begin to imagine how you must feel. I have 2 cavs and they have kept me (reasonably) sane for years now.
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hi yep thats me!! Only been in USA since March but xmas will be my third time back
My poor mum is getting on a bit and has been in an out of hospital (mainlyl in!!) since June so hence my very frequent trips
I will deffo say Hi to the bluebell cos will deffo be passing it!!!!
I'm sorry to hear about your mum. I know how heartbreaking it is to be so far away at when elderly relatives are sick. Two years ago I was back and to the UK several times because my 89 yr old mum was ill. The year before that both my father and FIL died within 4 weeks of each other.
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We always made the journey into town to see the Christmas lights. They were supposed to be the best in the country...or at least they were when I was a child.

I remember all those places. Do you remember the Mucky Duck and the chestnut seller at the top of Snig Hill? Our bus station was at the bottom of Snig Hill. I had a Saturday job at BHS when I was at school.

Thank you. She was the best and Cavs are lovely dogs...she was our 5th Cav.
Hi Jersey...

I suppose you will be having a 6th Cavalier at some point...

B.H.S. were always nice.

We were told the same thing about the Christmas lights, lol, even better than Blackpools, at least thats what they said...

I do remember Snig Hill and the Mucky Duck name rings a bell as does the man selling chestnuts although I cant vision it, Id forgot those even exisited, Im sure he had a cart...

There was a really nice multi storey B&C Co-op on Snig Hill, across from it and below the Cinema on the corner of Bank street was a pub, I just cant remember the name of it, (Early to mid 70s) it used to have lots of trouble, fights etc, I've just looked on Google Earth and its now called The Boardwalk, I see the Co-op is still there.

I worked for a car dealer based on Gibralter Street, not far from Snig Hill, what a name, I have so many good memories of Sheffield, we could chat for weeks...
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How about a virtual Yorkshire Christmas? In Knaresborough we have the Nativity with a real donkey on Christmas Eve in the Market Square and on Boxing Day a Tug o` war across the river Nidd between the two pub teams from the Mother Shiptons and the Half Moon. First team in the drink`s the losers. Oh, god, now I`m homesick!
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Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she gets better soon.
Will you be taking the Quells this time
I haven't been back in over 10 years, but intend to go in the Spring
Have a good flight.
hi Thank you!!! Lol at the quells!! You remembered my drama of all dramas! Im not eating anything but dried crackers - well thats the plan but i bet it wont work!!!

hope you get back to UK in the spring - for you
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I'm sorry to hear about your mum. I know how heartbreaking it is to be so far away at when elderly relatives are sick. Two years ago I was back and to the UK several times because my 89 yr old mum was ill. The year before that both my father and FIL died within 4 weeks of each other.
Thank you so much! It is hard being so far away when parents/family etc are ill back in UK.Mum is 84 so my fingers are crossed for her better health next year.
Wow that was hard with your father and FIL!
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OMG see you there!!! I am going to take husband - he is a California lad and cant bear the cold - he better brace himself for a bit of the North East wind!!!!
We'll be easy to spot - one of the kids will be wrapped up like he's on the last leg of a trek to the North pole, and one will be in shorts and a t-shirt....hard to believe they're from the same stock....
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We'll be easy to spot - one of the kids will be wrapped up like he's on the last leg of a trek to the North pole, and one will be in shorts and a t-shirt....hard to believe they're from the same stock....
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Hi Jersey...

I suppose you will be having a 6th Cavalier at some point...

B.H.S. were always nice.

We were told the same thing about the Christmas lights, lol, even better than Blackpools, at least thats what they said...

I do remember Snig Hill and the Mucky Duck name rings a bell as does the man selling chestnuts although I cant vision it, Id forgot those even exisited, Im sure he had a cart...

There was a really nice multi storey B&C Co-op on Snig Hill, across from it and below the Cinema on the corner of Bank street was a pub, I just cant remember the name of it, (Early to mid 70s) it used to have lots of trouble, fights etc, I've just looked on Google Earth and its now called The Boardwalk, I see the Co-op is still there.

I worked for a car dealer based on Gibralter Street, not far from Snig Hill, what a name, I have so many good memories of Sheffield, we could chat for weeks...
I remember all of those. The correct name for the Mucky Duck was The Black Swan...there used to be a large black swan over the door. The cinema was called the ABC back in the 70's...the Odeon was near Pond St Bus Station (or they could be the other way around).
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I remember all of those. The correct name for the Mucky Duck was The Black Swan...there used to be a large black swan over the door. The cinema was called the ABC back in the 70's...the Odeon was near Pond St Bus Station (or they could be the other way around).
Thanks so much, Ive been puzzled by that for years, lol The Black Swan... Wow... I once went in there to see a band called "Light Fantastic" who were big at the time.

The cinemas, I cant remember which was which but I do remember them well, the one in Fitzalan Square near the post office has been a Bingo place for years, there were two in Fitzalan square at one time, cant remember the name of the other, no biggy, I liked the Gaumont up near John Lewis's in Barkers Pool, maybe cos it was new at the time...

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Thanks so much, Ive been puzzled by that for years, lol The Black Swan... Wow... I once went in there to see a band called "Light Fantastic" who were big at the time.

The cinemas, I cant remember which was which but I do remember them well, the one in Fitzalan Square near the post office has been a Bingo place for years, there were two in Fitzalan square at one time, cant remember the name of the other, no biggy, I liked the Gaumont up near John Lewis's in Barkers Pool, maybe cos it was new at the time...

Thanks again... Enjoy your day...
I remember the balcony falling down in the Gaumont. My first job was at the Education Offices on Leopold Street. I used to love Cole Brothers (John Lewis).
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Our maud is from Keighley, West Yorks.

As she says 'Not only I am perfect, I'm from Yorkshire too!'
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Our maud is from Keighley, West Yorks.

As she says 'Not only I am perfect, I'm from Yorkshire too!'
At last, someone from just up the road from me! Ask if she used to be taken to see the birds at Cliff Castle as a kid -- to say nothing of skating on the tarn in the winter!
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