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  2. Cliff Ton

    NG1/2..1949.

    The "Cafe" in the old photo is now a micro pub named 'Room with a Brew'. I've been in there several times in recent months.
  3. philmayfield

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    I pass through Woodthorpe regularly mainly along Arno Vale Rd. and the old school. I've never been there since the day I left and I only went back to Mellish at the closing down ceremony prior to its demolition. Living there in the 50's it was just a short walk into open countryside where we spent much of our time as kids. All those fields are now housing estates. I would never go back.
  4. Enigma.

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    Keep Tidy
  5. MargieH

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    @philmayfield. Like Carni says... if all our family moved to Woodthorpe with us, then yes, I would! Although it probably wouldn't be practical as I've got used to the flatter terrain round here... I certainly wouldn't move if none of our family came with us. The parts of Woodthorpe I was most fond of haven't changed that much.... except for the fields and brickyards, and I wouldn't be going there anyway! I often look on rightmove to see if our old house is up for sale. If some of our family bought that and we could move in with them, that would be perfect, but all their friends and work are based here. I've accepted that we'll probably stay here until.... ....and that's OK. We can still visit the old places for now.
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  7. Cliff Ton

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    Took me a while to identify it. A fairly elaborate script and the name is turned into two words.
  8. philmayfield

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    Would you be tempted to move back to Woodthorpe Margie? Not the place it was back in the 50’s. I’ve lived in the Trent Valley since 1962 and although there’s not much excitement out here I do like the open space. I meet friends both from Mapperley and Woodthorpe in one of the local pubs weekly and they prefer to drive out here rather than meeting at the Plainsman. They’ve been coming in this direction on a Monday evening for almost 40 years. They do like the convenience of walking to the end of their roads and being able to catch a bus into town though and having all the nearby facilities, whereas we have little or none within walking distance.
  9. sue B 48

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    Would they be open to bribery Carnie.
  10. Compo

    Photos to cheer us up

    Bit of a blooper regarding the cheery photo of the Green West Country class locomotive 21C123, Balckmoor Vale, Beekay. It is currently "Off the road" requiring a new firebox at a cost of £199,900! Not so cheery for its fans.
  11. FLY2

    Song Association

    Dark End of the Street..... Gregg Allman.
  12. FLY2

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  13. Stavertongirl

    Song Association

    Street Fighting Man .. Rolling Stones
  14. Stavertongirl

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  15. carni

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    I have always wanted to come back to Gedling, and though I would be very happy in the Hardys Drive house, I would not want the shared courtyard, which our neighbours had to use via the entry to get to the back of their house . Our needs were few in those days and money was very scarce but as kids did, we enjoyed what we had without question. Hardys Drive now is nothing like the one of my childhood, but a great location for the village. If my Children (Both in their 50s) would up sticks and come with us, I would be there like a shot. PS Sorry Margie, I strayed a bit. Yes, when I saw the for sale sign, it did make me yearn a little.
  16. MargieH

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    Were you tempted to move back to Gedling, Carni, when you saw it was for sale?
  17. Had keyhole surgery, the surgeon just cleaned the little bits up. Day Hospital, crutches and physio and lots of TLC.
  18. FLY2

    Saint Georges Day

    Good Lord, we've had some posts of that ilk on here lately Jill.
  19. Might have been at that time...in the fifties Stansby the chemist had it...twin sons. Crappy apples hardly worth scrumping
  20. FLY2

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  21. FLY2

    Song Association

    Can't Fight the Moonlight..... Leann Rimes
  22. Stavertongirl

    Song Association

    Walking On The Moon .. Police
  23. Stavertongirl

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    Crash Out
  24. carni

    Harry Wheatcroft and Gedling

    I just looked at my old house at 3 Hardys Drive, on google street maps. Ours is the little one with the red door and an entry between us and the house we thought belonged to the Wheatcroft family. It is a large black and white timbered house and if you can google it from the front you will see above the door the name Wheatcroft? I was about 10/11 when we moved, so not really interested in who lived there. As neighbours we didn't really see them, but I remember the people being friendly enough.
  25. DaveN

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    Plane Crash
  26. DaveN

    Song Association

    Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger
  27. Jill Sparrow

    NG1/2..1949.

    Roughton's put wooden 'gates' across theirs when they were closed but one could walk right round the frontage of Baker & Plumb. Modern shops don't have the same facility.
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