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  2. trogg

    Narrow Marsh

    What a great letter and memories, you call tell by the way it is written the man has great character, many thanks for posting.
  3. catfan

    Things you don't see anymore

    He'll know !
  4. catfan

    A few random photos - 6

    I used to deliver sheets of glass there a few years ago for their building maintenance dept. Never saw the inmates & the security would put Fort Knox to shame ! Awful atmosphere all over the place.
  5. IAN123.

    Things you don't see anymore

    Shall we test him? Ham Hocks. Golden Syrup. Flat Nescafè tin. Puffed Wheat.
  6. IAN123.

    1968 Bus Strike

    I refused to strike at Gerrards in 1984..it was for 8p a day! As in many of my workplaces..i was sent to Coventry...bliss..wrapped a Scotto pool cue round a lippy blokes noggin though.
  7. catfan

    Things you don't see anymore

    Ben will tell us how much it cost in Marsdens !
  8. catfan

    Buses in Nottingham

    A Flat Front Daimler Oz, drove that one many times, quite nice to drive in fact !
  9. IAN123.

    Things you don't see anymore

    Can you still get this?..never liked Marg..or Stork..not even the trendy Flora when it came out...no matter how many times Wogan pushed it on the ads .Real butter everytime.
  10. catfan

    1968 Bus Strike

    Only a couple at Bulwell I know of but the non strikers refused to join the union but would not cross a picket line either !
  11. catfan

    Narrow Marsh

    Allow me Albert.
  12. IAN123.

    1968 Bus Strike

    I didn't know about that Mick..thanks. Anyone not strike?
  13. IAN123.

    Buses in Nottingham

    Bit narrer' int' it?Arnold no.20 off Surgeys Lane.
  14. albert smith

    Narrow Marsh

    Not posted as wanted! tried to edit without success Sorry
  15. nnsc

    Raven Terrace enquiry

    mitch1 is correct about the location Terry.
  16. albert smith

    Narrow Marsh

    I passed on the map, pic & some of the comments to my uncle and he's written back, he's 94, lives alone and I don't think he writes many letters but he does have a style & a sense of humor. I think his letter is well worth sharing so I hope you'll agree? pc screenshot
  17. woody

    Things you don't see anymore

    Couldn't stand the taste of Stera milk on its own but my gran used to make cracking rice puddings with it.
  18. woody

    Keep One Drop One

    Home visit
  19. catfan

    1968 Bus Strike

    The 1968 bus strike was over a claim of £1 per week pay rise ! Nottm City Council refused to pay so the bus crews had a strike every Saturday. Eventually NCC gave in to the bus crews demands after city shop keepers offered to pay the pittance of a rise themselves ! I worked with many crews who took part in the strike.
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  21. philmayfield

    Could you do this?

    You were a brave man to jump from 900 feet. I presume the parachute opened before you hit the ground.
  22. albert smith

    Could you do this?

    Oh yes, I remember it well. That first jump on the parachute course from that tethered balloon raised to 900 ft. then singly from the door way, then 7 more all different exits from the old 'Dakota's taking off from Upper Heyford and jumping at Weston on the Green. We were billeted at Middleton Stoney midway between the two and when marching to one or the other we sang songs of the ilk "they scraped him off the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam" etc All for 2/6 per day! create image url
  23. philmayfield

    Classic cars

    Yes I found it on YouTube but the engine wasn’t visible. It was a dragster really!
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  25. FLY2

    Keep One Drop One

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  26. IAN123.

    Backyard Britain.

    I wonder if like me any member went back to the house they lived in years before?..I could not believe how small the house was..certainly had to be broadminded..wash and toilet timetable was pretty basic! We were the last to move out...as we refused Clifton, Aspley and St.Anns. I regret i never lifted our street sign. When i visit Nottingham now..i nip and have a look, as little bits still exist. Was it me ?...the politics regarding the privvy..you weren't supposed to chat to next door when 'engaged'.
  27. Willow wilson

    Classic cars

    Read up on the late Mick Hill of Derby. In the early 70s he was building monster BRDC racing cars. From humble beginnings with a Janglia. He once put a 430 hp Gurney Weslake V8 in a Capri and not surprisingly won a lot of races, it was replaced by a 6 litre Capri. http://mickhill.net/career/4592694274
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