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  2. Thanks oz..i recall an Arcade ( not amusement) with a number of shops in it. Went to see a puppet show in the Empire..very boring.
  3. Belle Vue Hotel a Shippo's pub on the right and the Empire cinema at the end. Taken when Mansfield had a heart before the council vandals despoiled it with the Four Seasons shopping centre and the Inner Ring Road. Very similar to what happened in Nottingham. Just imagine what a tourist attraction Nottingham would have been if they had left all the old buildings and streets intact.
  4. Think this is Belvedere St.looking towards cinema..mid 60's.
  5. benjamin1945

    Keep One Drop One.

    Lower order
  6. A pure Gretsch fest ! Boy Norma Jean had it all..good looks, groove , guitar. Jerome was Bo's best sidekick..
  7. Old Time Rock & Roll..... Bob Segar.
  8. FLY2

    Keep One Drop One.

    Postal Order
  9. benjamin1945

    Keep One Drop One.

    Batting order
  10. IAN123.

    Keep One Drop One.

    Proper Order.
  11. IAN123.

    Local shops or beer offs that you remember

    Couple of Offies.
  12. I bet it was a bugger getting those claws down the sleeves!
  13. benjamin1945

    Where does ‘The North’ begin

    Loppy my old friend what you on about ? edit, senior moment, now understand..................
  14. loppylugs

    Where does ‘The North’ begin

    I'm about ready to kiss the Internet goodbye, Brew. A day or two ago I started a thread about the Yellowstone volcano. In it I mentioned that when I lived in Calgary we got a dusting of ash when Mt St Hellen's blew in 1980. Next day I'm getting ads for the Calgary Stampede coming up in July. I don't think that is coincidence. There have been quite a few other examples over the last while. I'm getting sick of it.
  15. One Time For The Old Times - Tia McGraff
  16. MargieH

    How's your day?

    Been on a coach trip today to Sheringham with the church... had a great time with about 20 adults and 16 children. The oldest person on the trip was over 80 and the youngest was 8 months so quite a range, but we all got on well (as always). Some of the younger ones went swimming, also one of the adults (not me) I love just sitting there looking at the sea - the tide was coming in when we arrived so there was some sand for making sand castles but then the waves got very big as they hit the stony slope of the beach. We saw someone surfing nearby - the waves were certainly big enough for that. So a picnic on the beach, an ice-cream mid-afternoon and fish & chips before getting back on the coach... all with great company. Even the weather was good... what more could you ask?
  17. bigrob

    Hyson Green and Basford

    Please look at my new compare the photo pic. I think that's nailed it http://www.vickersvaliant.com/berridge.html
  18. Dublin in the rare old times...paddy Reilly.
  19. IAN123.

    Buses in Nottingham

    Lads crowd the 43...there's one of them red stops Deepdene mentioned.
  20. IAN123.

    How's your day?

    Well done Terry! I did it for a good few years..but tired of grannies coming in with scissors.. "Taking Slips".. and leaving my place well topiaried!
  21. IAN123.

    Things you don't see anymore

    Miss these...love Tomsk.Chris Spedding was the guitarist on TOTP.
  22. PeverilPeril

    How's your day?

    Great day today. Our garden along with another 17 was open to the public. It's the first time we have done this. Very hard work but quite fulfilling - meeting loads of people and neighbours. Our garden is average size but enjoys a pretty courtyard entrance complete with ancient well. Trouble is that some of the garden has been neglected due to our extensive periods away. To make the garden interesting to visitors I set up the cider making equipment , exhibiting the process from apple to cider, finished in bottles and oak barrels. Went down a treat. The stationary engine aquired from plantfit started up easily and ran very smoothly - thanks Rog. Our scarecrow seems to have drawn a few votes in the competition too, aptly named 'Ciderman'.....dadadada..........da.
  23. IAN123.

    Old Streets of Nottingham

    Old mate Alan Simpson lives to the left of where this was taken.Did some work on his Eco gaff..sound bloke.
  24. Jill Sparrow

    Hyson Green and Basford

    Looking at the old street map bigrob has posted brought back memories of walking up Berridge Road with my mum in the early 60s. On the right, between Lambert Street and Camomile Street, is marked an Embroidery Works. I remember this building. It looked prefabricated in construction and I'm trying to recall the name of the firm. My mum's older sister, Edna, worked there prior to and just after her marriage in 1940. Edna, apparently, was something of a magnet to the males...a sort of female equivalent of Ben! She was, I'm told extremely good looking and the boss at the embroidery works had a son who was besotted with her, much to the annoyance of Edna's fiance and later husband, Raymond. I'm told it came close to fisticuffs on more than one occasion, much to Edna's amusement. She wasn't averse to arranging dates with several chaps and then not turning up, leaving them all standing in a group staring at each other! She thought this was hilarious until their irate mothers starting knocking on grandma's door, demanding to speak to her heartless daughter! Her actions caught up with her in 1955 when Raymond died, leaving her with 4 children to bring up alone. Her life after that was a struggle until she remarried in the early 60s and, again, they were still fighting over her even then!
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