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  1. 6 points
    Still finding stuff i had forgot about from when we moved last June,,,today it was 3 really old photos........one in black and white of the wife's parents from their '''Courting days'' in Exeter,,,found a nice frame for it and now sits with us in the Lounge,,made Donna happy. Another i dug out again in black and white,,was a Portrait of my Grandad Ben,,,in his navy days of the first world war,,taken on HMS Roxburgh,,,ive just read up about it and it saw action in the North sea off the Norwegian coast and the Atlantic,,where it rammed a German submarine,,Grandad never mentioned it,,,funny how they never did back then,,bless em. The last one was of me aged about 5,,,a Re-colourized photo in a fancy mirrored frame,,,i was obviously wearing clothes my dear Mam had made,,(she was a seamstress) they were all either in Pink or white even the shoes....surely they weren't the original colours,man of my Calibre lol,, Anyway all three are now in the lounge all together,,,enjoyed sorting and cleaning,,
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    Any sensible offer considered.
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    Never having penned anything for such a nostalgia website before, can I ask if the following rings any bells? From living on Beechdale Road and going to John Player Infants, then to Beechdale Juniors, then to Robert Shaw Primary. From there to Glaisdale Secondary Modern and finally to Forest Fields Grammar School on Stanley Road - with school trips to Interlaken (Switzerland), Bopprard am Rhein (Germany) and Zell am Zee (Austria). Then with the 53rd Scout Group at St. Margaret's Aspley to EMEB Showrooms at Carrington Street, West Bridgford and Hucknall. To also include Including playing on the little Pitch and big Pitch on Beechdale Road, train spotting on Radford Bridge Road, through Brown's Woodyard to Wollaton Hall to see the stuffed gorilla or the Flea Circus at Goose Fair. Never, ever watching the girls netball practice at the Manning School or seeing Don Winslow of the Navy or Batman serials at the Windsor on Saturday. Or perhaps wondering what happened to Griffin & Spalding, Sisson & Parker and was it the Kardomah that had the outside fan to waft freshly ground coffee smells down towards "slab square" (the Market Place) as the trolley buses glided by. Was it the No. 39 trolley bus to the Crown on Ilkeston Road(?) and the 56 and 60 buses to Bilborough? Did the lions ever roar outside the Guildall (or was it called the Town Hall) so that you could hear them in Burtons Arcade? Does anyone remember the smells of Players Bonded Warehouse, Shipstones Brewery and the tannery at Trent Bridge; or know whether it's still "black over Bill's mothers"? Or is there no one out there? TJA
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    When I were growing up in Radford, having three brothers it was a case of first down, best dressed ! Never saw the sea until I were 15, and I must admit, it terrified me. Didn't have my first holiday until I was about twenty, courtesy of my future in laws generosity. I did get a couple of long weekend school trips to Ravenstore youth hostel, near Bakewell. Allus said we weren't brought up, we were dragged up. We lived in a slum clearance area, but it never occurred to me we weren't well off, we just got on with it. We were all in the same boat so it didn't matter.
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    I think the upsetting thing for many is the disparity in incomes. It seems like there are many today who are collecting ridiculously high incomes. Even if they get fired for incompetence they collect some kind of golden parachute, which Joe average would never get. He just gets laid off. I suspect most of us here come of a generation when there was still pretty good opportunity. I learned the electrical trade and ended up with my own little business in Canada. Emigration used to be an option and I'm glad I took it, but even many of the countries that once welcomed skilled Europeans don't want them. (That's another hot topic I won't go there) Today there seem to be, astronomical differences between the pay of the CEO and the assembly line worker, assuming he can even get a job. He looks at that and naturally becomes angry. I'm not opposed to good pay and benefits to those who work hard, but I think the feeling has become that some money needs to trickle down from the top a bit more equally.
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    BSM (British School of Motoring) mentioned in the very 1st post in this thread by someone with a fantastic knowledge of Nottingham named only as “the guest” They’ve not even got a post count? Was that his/her real name? Why did they not join? Where are they now? Nottstalgia needs you
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    Still doing the rounds and as popular as ever One of my favourites was this one, covered by many artists over the years Can you believe this jazz standard was written in 1917????
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    Ben, when was the last time you stepped outside your door and didn't bump into an old girl-friend ?
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    I think they were probably on to him with a sleazy story so he came out before it became any worse.
  10. 2 points
    I think I have deja vu! Keeps occurring every few months.
  11. 2 points
    Not the first we've had. All had remarkably similar interests and attitudes.
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    Get you arse off the sofa & get some fresh air Light Night in Nottingham this weekend.
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    I saw the bithday and thought 'ahh bless' ...
  14. 2 points
    Crimbo. It's Christmas!
  15. 2 points
    All that money and still built like an Ikea kitchen cabinet!
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    1st & 2nd class stamps have no specified monetary value & have no expiry date & can be used regardless of the time you have had them, like an investment. Anyone got any good money laundering stories?
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    If we consider the number of staff, the vehicles, premises and high tech machinery in the postal service I think they do a great job for next to nothing. We have all heard horror stories of lost/late mail but never acknowledge the millions of successful deliveries, often in just a few hours to all but the most far flung places. The fact, as I said earlier, that the postage can be more than the items value is not important, it uses the same facilities and costs to deliver.
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    I did the same as you loppylugs did the day release at PCFE got the EMEU east midlands education union and C and G emmigated to Canada challenged the Journeyman exam for mechanics and passed also studied for industrial millwright which i got a Journey certificate the millwright pay is much better than a motor mechanic still millwrighting today.
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    The currents you are referring to are the Telluric currents that have many causes and flow with the earth and also upwards towards the sun. On a fine,clear day about 2 picoamps per sq mtr go skywards...
  20. 1 point
    I'm sad that if I tried skipping now I wouldn't get to the end of the first line!
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    Bridgford Hotel /Civic Centre site Pictures here; https://www.bridgfordhistory.org/photo-gallery/photo-gallery-trent-bridge-midlands-exhibition-centre
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    Hi DJ., thanks for the update. I realised as soon as posted that I were wrong. Celluloid of course was film material. Just couldn't be arsed putting it right, ( I knew somebody would correct me). The 78s were very brittle and could be easily smashed when dropped or whacked, as often seen in films.
  23. 1 point
    an old fashioned millionaire. Wasn't that sung by Eartha Kitt?
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    My mistake Brew, it should have been Loppylugs reply. It were the last line on one of his posts. Please accept my apologies. B.
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    Taking care of that fish tank would raise it again BK. Re. fuses in 13 amp plugs. It seems dangerous to me to bypass that fuse in any way, because in my day the whole ring main system was backed up by a thirty amp fuse or breaker. Not great for lamp cords!
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    If it's not wired Col., how about converting it to 12volt. It could then be battery operated or mains transformer plug. Just a thought.
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    Moon's Garage then Shakespeare St Garage, University Radio stores, a chip shop and newsagent in that row. There's a comprehensive thread on this.
  29. 1 point
    Assuming that's Elmswood Gardens in the foreground then that is Wollaton Hall, 4miles (6.4km new money) in the distance.
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    one of my favourite hymns when i was younger was "Onward Christian Soldiers" When it was my dads funeral and because he used to be a pub singer has our friends/family went into church we gave them each a white handkerchief what is this for they ask? "just wait and see." was my reply So when the song Goodbye, Goodbye, I wish you all the luck Goodbye, was played we told in fact no-one needed telling they all stood up and waved their handkerchief. What a lovely end for a pub singer.
  31. 1 point
    I've got 5 screws in my right ankle you can have, apparently they are surplus to requirements,but can you hang on until my other bits stop functioning?
  32. 1 point
    On the front they're reverting to the earlier look before those entrances were added a few years ago. The extension appears to be verticlal wooden planking, or may be recyled material
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    First time I've seen the plans, at least they're keeping the main building which has a bit of character, wouldn't like to have one of those multi-storey Lego types which seem to be the norm.
  34. 1 point
    All too often nowadays. I pity his wife & children.
  35. 1 point
    Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
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    I know most of you have probably seen this tribute to the Hucknall colliery miners but I thought it was worth posting all the same, unfortunately our coal heritage has all but gone and all thats left of the collieries as a reminder is usually a section of the old winding wheel stuck in the ground at what was the entrance to the colliery but i find this one a fitting tribute, any thoughts? Rog Thought you would be interested John
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    @Trevor Askew I think you are only about a year older than me. MOST of the regular contributors on here are younger than us, but definitely not all. I love the way you describe things btw. Have you looked through other topics on here? There's some interesting reading.... Keep posting.
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    Songs about mining. Working in a Coalmine- Lee Dorsey Big Bad John- Jimmy Dean New York Mining Disaster - Bee Gees Coalminer's Daughter - Loretta Lynn My Young Man - Kate Rusby
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    Fogrider the photo is from Triumph Road, it was taken from Lenton Times . Searching through the different editions of it you can find photos and info regarding the station and also the opening of Dunkirk Station. I once found info on a young Ron Spencer, who you will know, he served at both Triumph road and Dunkirk, I tried to find it again to make a copy of it but failed, hope you find Lenton times interesting. You can purchase copies of the Lenton Times as it is still in publication.
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    re. #8. What did SHE hit you for Ben?
  42. 1 point
    All the best on your birthday col
  43. 1 point
    I lived in that area for a couple of years from 1965. Started married life in a flat on Burford road. I remember the knocking down some lovely houses on Berridge road, to build the flats. Reckon that's when the rot set in.
  44. 1 point
    Music Inn's been there since I were a lad. They've relieved me of loads of my hard-earned over the years.
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    Letsav.. I'm envious of your Croft amp. I'm not sure if Glenn Croft is still in business, but he was apparently uncontactable during the day because he would work all night building amps when it was quiet.. then sleep all day. Here is the last internet presence I can find.. over ten years ago. http://www.croftacoustics.co.uk/main.html I agree with you about the 'joy' of a good system. When you get those surprisingly rare opportunities to just sit and listen properly.. and you hear things on familiar recordings that have previously escaped you, or it all just falls into place. It's all worthwhile.
  47. 1 point
    It's never stopped Ben.
  48. 1 point
    The bike in many of those photos was that of the photographer Reg Baker. It was his trademark and appears in almost every photo he took.
  49. 1 point
    That's a serious parental failing. They should have used the "When the ice cream van plays music it's to let you know they've run out of icecream" trick, they've have saved thousands on double glazing.
  50. 1 point
    How to cut your gas bill in half: Get a pair of scissors & cut it in two = sorted... I'll get me coat..
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