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Aug 17, 2018 - Memories

A trip down memory lane today. I was supposed to be born in this house - 32 Welby Place Meersbrook, but after a 24 hour labour and no result they took mum off to Jessop Hospital to give birth. My grandparents lived here and we visited many times. Meersbrook Park is at the bottom of Welby Place and I remember playing on the swings and roundabout with our cousins. Bishops House sits at the top of Meersbrook Park and dates back to 1500. It wasn't open today so we couldn't go in to look at the museum. Spotted these road signs...

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Aug 16, 2018 - History

We had a lovely dinner at the Frog & Parrot last night. The gargoyles were on a building as we walked back to the boat. Then this morning we set off to walk to the Kelham Island Museum - a nice walk along the river (the wrong way to begin with !) The museum tells the history of steel making in Sheffield - very interesting. Kelham Island has been a centre of metalwork for nearly 400 years and is one the of the oldest industrial sites in Sheffield. And we met 92 year old Stan Shaw who is a self-employed cutler who has his workshop...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Sheffield

We're now in Sheffield - theplaceof my birth (& I just realised - very appropriately as it's my birthday today!!) We had 11 locks to climb up yesterday with the assistance of a CRT man, so by the time we made it into the mooring area, Victoria Quays, we were a bit weary. This property was the highlight of the day as we approached Sheffield. We went out for a stroll around the city this morning, enjoying all the old buildings mingled amongst the new builds. In the middle of the city is a haven called Watergardens where there is...

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Nov 25, 2017 - Rest of Sheffield

This morning I woke up and went down to breakfast at the hotel. I ate breakfast with some of my friends. As always after breakfast We boarded the bus and headed out to do some more training. After the morning training we all went back to the hotel for some free time, where i played with my friends. We played with the trading cards i had been collecting. Then we had another training session. When we came back from the training we had dinner and went to bed. This morning is Thanksgiving but they do not celebrate Thanksgiving in England. We...

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May 9, 2012 - England - Leesa's Family

3rd May 2012 (Bed No 29) Today was a nice easy day. As we had no site seeing plans, our aim was to get to Sheffield and meet Leesa’s dad and partner. Keith & Janet kindly offered to let us stay at their house for the night. Along the way to Sheffield we stopped off at a sculpture park. There was a beautiful garden with modern sculptures by “Miro” scattered everywhere. Lots of people were admiring and commenting on his art. But I’m afraid to say, it didn’t do anything for us. You can call us uncultured, or have a look at the photos and see...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Going further south

As we leave Carlisle, which is just south of Scotland in the Lakes District and also not far from Hadrians wall - which was built to stop the Scots from entering England. It didn't work as the Scots are everywhere! We decided to travel south via the west coast, so we headed over to a place called Whitehaven. Whitehaven is where we had lunch and enjoyed having a wander around taking some photos. It is a georgian harbour town. Famous for coal mining and all began just over 300 years ago. Once we finished lunch, we then continued on further...

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Sep 13, 2010 - Sheffield Archives

Here’s a trivia question for you. Who is the model in the first photo for today? The answer is at the end of today’s entry (no cheating!). Today I went to Sheffield to do a different family tree search -- for my stepmother. She and my father are trying to confirm that her ancestor, Richard Rogers, who emigrated to Fair Island Newfoundland around 1800, came from Sheffield, England. Since Doncaster Archives were closed today for an employee training session, this was the perfect time to do this side trip. Sheffield is only 20 to 40 minutes by...

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May 8, 2010 - Sheffield

Sheffield So today I trained to Sheffield to visit Chikei. I had my first experience on the UK rail system. Not bad...the 4 hour train by went by pretty quickly and the trains are actually quite clean. Got into Sheffield and got a tour of Chikei’s res then we went downtown. Everything I heard about Sheffield was true. It is not a very pretty city and the locals have questionable style at best. Not that I am one to judge on style, but seriously even in my sweatpant days I would know that certain colours can never work together, pantylines,...

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Nov 6, 2009 - Uni Visit

Just over a week before I leave!! I'm now on the last of my uni visits, Sheffield and Leicester. I'm currently in Ed's apartment in Sheffield and leave for Leicester tonight-there's a lot to be said for megabus(90p Sheffield to Leicester)!! Didn't get to see any fireworks last night because the apparantly famous Sheffield fog was in, but I'm hopefully going to a bonfire tonight so that'll make up for it.

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Jun 5, 2007 - Dragon Boat race

Dragon boat race weekend Completamente inesperado. Tudo comecou na 6f com a saida habitual da empresa. Ate ai tudo bem...O estranho foi acabar numa discoteca de faculdade com o pessoal do meu departamento. Tudo vestido tal e qual como fomos trabalhar, fatos, gravatas, saltos...tudo com os copos e trazer 2 amigas e o meu chefe para dormir la em casa no sofa porque ja nao se aguentava em pe, muito menos p conduzir ate casa. Uma parodia....ter o chefe a dormir no sofa da sala e nos la me cima no quarto a rir-mos que nem umas...

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Apr 4, 2007 - Easter Holiday 07

Alo meus queridos amigos, Por incrivel que pareca ja ca estou ha 1 mes e meio.... Estou a adorar....mil vezes mais que a Finladia! Nunca mais saio daqui, a serio! A minha cidadezinha E fantástica, a minha casa parece uma casinha de bonecas,o clima não assim tão mau, tirando não ter sol a toda a hora, mas E uma questão de habito e ate E mais giro porque sempre que há sol, nem imaginas a alegria nesta terra. Aqui no escritório fica tudo doido e Es incapaz de deixar de sorrir.... Tive as ferias mais incriveis q possas imaginar! Vajei 700...

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Mar 26, 2007 - To Doncaster

I took the train from Banbury to Doncaster via Birmingham on Virgin Trains. I actually got to the station in time to take the 7:53am train, but left at 8:25am (saving £31 over the "commuter" train price). Arrived at 11:15am and made my way to the Earl of Doncaster Hotel to dump my bag. The Earl of Doncaster is an art deco style hotel built in 1935. It's clean, quiet (except for the construction site next door), friendly and, by English standards, inexpensive (£45 including a full English breakfast). It's on the South Parade (Bennetthorpe),...

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