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Randolph (Randy) Bamford's
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ATTERCLIFFE SHOP (Sheffield)
(Service Department at Fir Vale, Sheffield)
Shop Manager - Randolph Bamford
Opened by Elsie Tanner & Son Dennis of
(Pat Phoenix & Philip Lowrie)
|Comment received from Trevor Milne on 1st
Hi, hope you don't mind
me contacting you on the topic of pictures you have posted on the net
regarding the opening of Isherwood's Attercliffe by Pat Phoenix. I
believe the boy in picture 11 getting the autograph from Dennis is my
older brother. We lived on Sleaford street at the time. Would it be
possible for you to send me a better (higher resolution) copy of the
picture by email. We have some photo's of the same event taken by my
father, I'd be happy to return the favour if they'd be of any interest
Comment received from Trevor Milne on 2nd January, 2013
Long story short - I bought my mum a book
for Xmas called
'Sheffield's Dates with Hitler', she got
frustrated that a lot of the references to old shops and places
in and around Attercliffe Sheffield were incorrect, having lived
there all her life until 1970 she was desperate to correct the
mistakes. I offered to do some research on the internet and find
photo's of shops in Attercliffe, I came across a link to your
web page via a posting on the Sheffield Forum, I think that the
modern (60's) pair of shops Peter Pell and Isherwood's were
built on the site of a WW2 bombed shop. What a bonus to find
such high quality photo's of the day Elsie Tanner came to
Atttercliffe and my brother grabbing an autograph - don't you
just love the internet?
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Picture 01 3 commissionaires, 2 salesmen,
The taller of the two salesmen is Harry Haigh, name of the other one, forgotten.
Picture 02 Crowds blocking Atterclffe Road
Picture 03 Jack Ashworth helping a youth who had fainted.
McMichael rep (name forgotten) and salesman supporting Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) at the shop front.
Picture 05 Official opening, cutting the tape. Elsie and Dennis
Picture 06 Note the window across the road.
(doubt that Health & Safety at Work Act would allow this today !)
McMichael rep presenting portable McMichael radios to Elsie and Dennis
(Manager Randy Bamford looking on)
Picture 08 Lucky McMichael rep!
Picture 09 Elsie trying to sell a McMichael radio to Dennis.
Picture 10 Autograph time, showing a cashier and shop cleaner (names forgotten)
Picture 11 Autograph time, Co Secretary Mr Batson alongside Elsie.
Picture 12 Flower presentation by ? (name forgotten)
Picture 13 On the shop roof waving to the crowds
The crowds that gathered blocked the road to Sheffield and to Rotherham,
Coronation Street fans without doubt and an experience not to be forgotten.
A Wombwell Shop was opened by Johnny Steele (ex Manager of Barnsley Football Club)
Comment received from Randolph (Randy) Bamford 03/01/13
What I have not mentioned before, the police at Attercliffe decided to prosecute us for holding up the traffic and causing unnecessary congestion.
The Magistrates after hearing the circumstances and the case as presented by the police they appreciated the local residents enthusiasm in seeing Elsie and Dennis wanted to dismiss the case but decided to avoid upsetting the police by fining us Fifteen Shillings.
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