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Old Chesterfield / Re: J.J. Clayton
« on: Today at 12:53:53 PM »
Bill my uncle was having an 'off day' yesterday and I couldn't get him focused.
He was back 'in the pit and working at the maypole days' of his youth, storied I know word for word.  :)

I'll get there though  ;)

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Old Chesterfield Photos / Re: Bradbury Hall
« on: Today at 12:50:24 PM »
Possibly a bit of both Bill, I doubt many would follow that rule these days when things seem more relaxed about issues such as this.

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Rants / Re: postal voting
« on: Today at 12:47:30 PM »
Daughter uses the Postal Vote and hubby and I have discussed this for us.
It won't be this time but I think next time will be the start of Postal Voting for us.

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Old Chesterfield / Re: J.J. Clayton
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:54:59 AM »
My grandmother lived immediately next door to the factory at no. 68 and used to sell their 'pop' from the kitchen door. They made all the usual flavours but my favourite was one called 'ice cream soda'
That was in the days when you used to get 3d when you returned the empty bottle

I'm seeing my uncle today I'll share your memory with him Bill  :)

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Old Chesterfield Photos / Re: Bradbury Hall
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:52:25 AM »
When i worked at Robbo's I decided to go to Brad at lunchtime to have dinner with my wife, only to find out that we couldn't sit together in the same room as I was a worker and she was office staff.
Workers had their dinner in Bradbury hall, office staff had their dinner in the york hall and directors and upper management had the dinner upstairs in the William room.

Blimey how to segregate the classes - I wonder if the same rules would still apply today?

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Old Chesterfield / Re: J.J. Clayton
« on: May 22, 2017, 08:42:13 PM »
J.J.Claytons mineral water factory was down Foundry street, they used to work with the large doors open and you could stand and watch the bottles going round on the conveyer belts.

Interesting memory Bill, my uncle lived in Brampton and tells me so much about what it was like - he's 83 now.

Welcome to the forum   :)

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General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:06:44 AM »
My Dandrums have flowered better this year.




I moved this last Autumn and it's doing really well in this corner



Cheeky Blue/White Bells.



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General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:45:18 AM »
How many tin baths do you have ??

Just the one left now fly - used to have three.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Dustbins
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:43:09 AM »
Cant see the council being bothered....their binmen are just as bad for leaving bins in the way after emptying them. When i was on Heaton Street it was almost impossible to navigate the pavement after they'd been emptied as they were just left anywhere and everywhere. I've also had to fetch our bin from outside a house round the corner on Church Street. Now we've moved its normally a case of having to fetch it from two doors down or its left smack in the middle of the drive so i have to get out of the car to move it so i can get the car on the drive.

This is a couple of photos i took of Heaton Street one time when i was walking back from work. No idea how you were meant to get down it if you had a pushchair or wheelchair.





Oh heck that is one messy street bransoj - no chance of me dragging a dustbin lower down the street there !!
The street looks narrow and I'm supposing anyone not able to get down the pavement would need to walk on the white line?
Isn't that a safety issue?

I was under the impression that we had to leave the dustbins just inside our gates or on the grass verge ?
Are they empty or full?
 The residents would be responsible if full but I would think the council refuge collectors take responsibility once they have emptied them.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Dustbins
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:03:35 PM »
Now then OC I was not aware  I would send you on a rant.

There you are then Umpire two suggestions from Fly and myself - now which one to choose as it doesn't sound like the council are going to help?????

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General Discussion / Re: A lovely day
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
This is the plant above - Looking like it might be a tree  ::)

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Dustbins
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:40:24 PM »
Umpire I had better not rant  :-X. The MDl might ban me  :(

I don't know of any Policy I think I've heard the law are just starting to toughen up on Vehicles obstructing pavements so maybe dustbins don't stand a chance!

We have had to turn back so many times because of  full dustbins waiting for collection of rubbish which are blocking the pavement.
As you may know my daughter uses a powered wheelchair and sometimes we have had to walk back a good way to find a dropped kerb so we could get onto the road.
If cars are parked on the roadside then that means we have had to walk out further into the road.

If this is just laziness on the part of this person I would be inclined to take the flipping dustbin down the street and leave it. She would have further to walk then to retrieve it!  >:(

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Dustbins
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:32:21 PM »
Now then Umpire you know you are going to set me off on a rant with this thread - better get the  MD in  ;D

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Danesmoor
« on: May 16, 2017, 11:51:27 AM »
I'm guessing the red is some sort of thermal insulation which will be covered by brickwork. It's amazing how quickly these houses get built these days :)

You are probably right Scimitar but when driving past it's  a bit strange to catch sight of the houses.  (y)

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Danesmoor
« on: May 14, 2017, 03:40:52 PM »
Here they are - they look weird as i was driving past the other day - is it a covering over Bricks /Breeze Blocks??






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