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  1. I don't know about anyone else, but when the media speaks of the elderly, old age pensioners or senior citizens, I am not thinking they mean me!
    9 points
  2. This could have been one night at the 'Locarno''..back in 1960..Teenbeat for 14 to 16 year olds. .........................................Eu up Mavis............on yer own ? Might be........(chewing her 'Beachnut) Still gewing out with Big Ron ? Might be...you still with Sandra ? No...aint seen her since she started work... Where she work? ''Stumps on Haydn road..meking Cricket Bats.......... ''Ha Ha funny....yo do think ya funny don't ya....... '' Only like to see ya lovely smile Mavis....... Oooh wer....yo really fancy yersen don't ya..... No
    9 points
  3. Good News today our Grandson Issac passed his driving test first time today we are so proud of him,when he was born he only had five percent to live.
    9 points
  4. Today good news and bad. The bad news is that this morning I got the results from the MRI I had a while ago in Turin. My husband collected them this morning and was home for 10 am. When I read the results I sensed something wasnt right so my Dr was called and fortunately got in at a minutes notice as he was going away on holiday this afternoon. As I sensed I have 3 slipped discs that is causing me pain in my hip. So came back home and went straight into the pool to swim. I havent done any for a long while so now Ive got to get my mind round things like walking and exercising as well as swimmi
    8 points
  5. Today, for no other reason than boredom, my dearly beloved and I decided that a recipe on the BBC, granola with mixed fruit compote, looked A. easy B. inexpensive and C. most importantly, delicious. Real cooks may want to stop reading here. After printing the recipe set off the buy ingredients, forgot the list and only bought half of them but managed to came home with a new set of cutlery. Back for the rest of the ingredients and it's turning out to be an expensive recipe, her car need fuel and (just while we're out we may as well get) a new baking tray, and a grater, and a whisk, an
    7 points
  6. I've just logged in and spotted all your kind and funny posts. Fair made me smile you did. Catfan, we have a holiday booked at our beloved Skeggy for two weeks in September, it has been moved three times, twice due to Covid and last time due to my hospital visit, fingers crossed! Trogg, That picture certainly looks like an 'Elephants foot' to me? Hope to see you all when things settle down.x
    7 points
  7. Hi I'm new to this site and hope I'm adding this to the correct place. I have been photographing Nottingham for over 40 years and have about 5000 photos on my Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gwoodward/albums. The albums on the site are sorted by content - cinemas, pubs, railways, street furniture, police stations, banks etc etc. I also have a website containing Nottingham articles - http://www.gwoodward.co.uk/nottm.html I hope someone may find the content of both sites interesting. Keep safe. Graham Woodward
    7 points
  8. My project in the Garden for the last year...has been trying to save a dying Rose............. This particular Rose was planted a good few years since.........by my Late father in law in his small garden in Peterborough.........It was planted in memory of one of his daughters(my wifes sister) who died in a car accident... Her mother also passed a year ago.......and when their house went on the Market we decided to try and save this Rose........dug it up and brought it to our present home........ Planted it with loving care......but earlier this year it
    6 points
  9. Horses for courses PP. Some people, mentioning no names, are happy to keep a decent but aged car and reluctant to spend money on a new replacement. They will however happily give a kings ransom for a new needle on the gramophone . Some people I could mention like to labour away making an apple flavoured drink that Tesco sell by the gallon for a fraction of the price... I'll not labour the point by mentioning football supporters and the price of a season ticket.. From a purely financial perspective I'm mad to spend the money I do on motors, herself keeps t
    6 points
  10. Anyway not long after Mavis had reunited with ''Big Ron'' i was back down the 'Locarno' on Tuesday ''Teenbeat nights'' Looking for a bit of a 'dance' and 'Romance'...Was working for Marsdens now and at 16 in the summer of 61' earning a bit more money.....after paying my Mam £3 board still had just over £2 for mesen.......the world was indeed my 'Oyster' I was with my mate Keith (Columbo) scanning the ladies on the dance floor.....when i spotted this lovely dark haired girl who could really move.....she was dancing with a blonde girl.......both were wearing flat shoes
    6 points
  11. Quite possibly but perhaps there are many other versions of us: a Ben who doesn't like women; a Brew who's a helpless alcoholic; a Trogg who's a right little Casanova; a Margie who's an atheist; a Cliff Ton who can't find his way round a map; a DJ who votes Conservative....another version of me who understands the inane witterings of Pythagoras. Now that is scary!
    6 points
  12. Was due to go into QMC for opp on my capple tunnel (wrist) had a call 6 00 night before, now have to have it done at the City hospital. I| could not praise the staff enough. Very organized, gave you a good check over, did a covi test and more. After opp was taken back to my room, then the nurse came over ask if i would like a cup of tea and a sandwhich. Nothing was to much trouble for them.. Boris take note and give the NHS staff a nice big rise. They sre worth every £ they get.
    6 points
  13. Still thinking of you Carni. When I saw this in the local paper I thought O no poor Carni what will she do , then I remembered you live else where, so you will be OK. Get well soon duck see you at the next meetup.
    5 points
  14. Sad to say football today is so boring to watch..........square passes...Back passes.......keeping possession..... Gone are the days of the long ball and taking on defenders with a mazy dribble...and a few crunching tackles or even a shoulder charge on the keeper......... Glad the Euro's are over.....sick of seeing so called fans dancing up and down shouting ''C'MON ENGLAND'' while kissing their mates...with a Pint in hand....... To say nowt of the so called experts on TV saying they are ''proud of them ''and are all hero's...Demi-Gods''
    5 points
  15. The penalty shoot out should be at the beginning of the game, then we can all go home.
    5 points
  16. I was awoken by Mrs C yesterday morning with breakfast in bed. Asking her what she had broken or what she was after she said nothing apart giving me a kiss on the cheek. After breakfast she kissed me again & whispered in my Tab. Happy birthday Catfan. ! Women. Don't you just love em !
    4 points
  17. Got ya 1/6 ers ready ?.............its 1960 andTuesday Teenbeat night......... 8p busfare from Arnold road bridge and back......... 6p for Shoeshine man........ 1/4 Ten Parkies........ 2 bob for a few Coca cola's Total = 6/2............ 13/10 left out of me £......enough to take Mavis to Gaumont Wednesday night....'Expresso Bongo''.....and dance all the way home,,,,,,,,,, What a wonderful world.........and all for under a £ ya know.....
    4 points
  18. Hi. I'm new to the forum so hope I have placed this in the right place. I am a Photographic Historian and have been photographing Nottingham for nearly 50 years. I have written several articles about Nottingham using my photos as the main theme. I am currently producing an article on old Nottm police stations and wonder if anyone on the forum would be kind enough to have a look at the draft and check any errors in content etc or suggest any changes. The article is not to be sold, but will be issued free of charge to the Civic Society for distribution amongst its membe
    4 points
  19. This must have been the property when advertised for sale in 1945 when known as Carnarvon House . Porchester Rd then known as Thorneywood Rd . ( in a subsequent edition dated 13fh Dec 1945 the selling price was quoted as £1200 ) CARNARVON HOUSE," DAISY ROAD. OFF THORNEY WOOD ROAD MAPPERLEY. FREEHOLD DETACHED RESIDENCE (ON TWO FLOORS) WITH DOUBLE GARAGE AND GARDEN. POSSESSION ON COMPLETION. . AND Messers Place and Kirk PFA. will offer for SALE bý AuCTION at their Estate Sale Rooms, Norfolk-place. Parliament-street. Nottingham on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12th,
    4 points
  20. HISTORY.of the PUNCHBOWL: After WW11. My father Arthur Johnson and his brothers purchased the property now known as The Punchbowl from the Defence department. They obtained a liqueur license and converted the building into a private club. The building was a supply depot during the war. My father turned the outside into lovely gardens. I have a photo of my father gardening with a fountain and the out building behind. This building was still in existence when I was last in England some years ago. The garden is now a car park. Further information can be obtained from s.a.elliott-johnson@outl
    4 points
  21. What you say is true and no one denies there have been mistakes and misunderstandings. Collating data on a nationwide scale must be a mammoth task in a situation such as this and perfect knowledge is only possible after the event. Like you I doubt much of what I read (including that the England team are demigods) and some of the so called 'popular press' should be ashamed of the hype printed and the way they play fast and loose with the facts. 'Hospitals in crisis' is a more dramatic headline than 'they're very busy at the moment'.
    4 points
  22. Seeing the activities on the news it just proves that certain members of thhe public are their own worst enemies. In the current situation they are also everybodies elses worst enemy. Covid is not going to go away so we are going to have to modify how we live to cope with it. The sooner people get this into their heads the easier it will be for all of us.
    4 points
  23. L don't give a toss shout anyone's skin colour or sexual preference so long as the best candidate gets the job on that basis only instead of making up the numbers for the sake of PC.
    3 points
  24. And so it continues... Disney is now taking flak over a character in a film that doesn't openly declare himself as homosexual by using the word GAY. This despite the fact the timeline of the film is 1916, the term gay had real meaning and homosexuality could see you thrown in jail. But hey it's another issue for wokes to make a lot of noise, get excited about and play the guilt card... The pity is program makers are bowing to pressure in the name of inclusiveness.
    3 points
  25. They need to up their game Den, despite the Council spending millions on the big house on the rock it isn’t a fun experience for young families. Our granddaughter is bright and anxious to learn but she was bored in there. The only display she was at all interested in was all the Albert Ball VC paraphernalia, and that was because I was able to tell her that her Great Great Grandmother knew the handsome brave young airman and then showed her all my Albert treasures when we got back home.
    3 points
  26. Barrow on Soar now thats just woke me up remembering Sunday afternoons. Some people thought we had lots of money has we had a car in 1950sss so Sunday after noon it was pick up half my dads family from the medows and down to B o S oh!! and not forgetting the cricket bat, my dad had trials for Nottmshire but could not take up the offer due to the low wagers. Now after picnic out came the cricket bat. Each time some child came over to watch, dad told them to fetch there dads so we could all play. We soon had a full team. left around 7 00 and called at pup on th way home, happy days!!
    3 points
  27. I am convinced of the multiverse concept. Many planes of existence, possibly all coexisting in the same 'space' but at totally different vibrational levels and normally totally unaware of each other. 'Aliens', whatever an individual understands by this term, i suspect may simply be entities existing on a different vibrational plane. Not from outer space but inner space. Our plane of existence, in my opinion, is pretty dense...in more ways than one! A friend of mine likes to describe humans as 'cheesemites' going about their simple business, unaware of the possibility t
    3 points
  28. Not played much but this Roy Orbison song is a stunner . Written by Jeff Lynn. However , after playing it , found I was whistling the tune to myself and it sort of morphed into Nessun Dorma ! Maybe it's the strings on this version that make it sound similar ?
    3 points
  29. Took Mavis to Gaumont......started with 13/10.... 2x 4p ones on 17 bus to town....Mavis lived on Heathfield estate... Money now 13/2....... Back row upstairs 3/6 each...left with 6/2 Popcorn for Mavis Sucker for me...........cash now 4/2 Film 'Expresso Bongo'' not bad not great...but must get a shirt like 'Cliff's' when he was 'Tom-Tomming on the Bongo's...... Both underage but got served in 'Peach Tree'' 2 halves of Mild 1/6...quite nice in little room Forman street side...Radio Luxemburg crackling away...... Mavis said....who's that bloke at the Bar? t
    3 points
  30. Me and my lovely Mum are off out for a day in Bakewell today. Not been for a while so looking forward to it!
    3 points
  31. Yes, the Castle is a good tourist attraction. The visitor experience is more about Robin Hood, with smatterings of Medieval England. The art gallery had some interesting stuff but was laid out seemingly at random. The Paul Smith exhibition was excellent as was the Nottingham Lace gallery. As local people we would like to have seen a more 'Nottingham' theme with a nod towards the Raleigh, Players, coal, etc. Overseas visitors will only have heard about Nottingham through the films and stories of Robin Hood and maybe Nottingham lace, so as a tourist attraction it has succeeded but for us Nottin
    3 points
  32. You can still get them in modern cars Ben as optional extras but they can be expensive.
    3 points
  33. I disagree Jill-some people haven't got the ability or time to do the research themselves Be careful who you choose to carry out research
    3 points
  34. This may be of interest to some. Thinking of you particularly Jill Sparrow.
    3 points
  35. Sat with my Cats and Coffee the Sun is shining......and i'm listening to a lovely song.......... Have a good day Y'all.........miss Loppy.........
    3 points
  36. I think we all have a moan now and again don’t we? ….. and I quite like some of RR’s music videos! Perhaps the heat is making us all complain more? I can ignore bad language as long as it’s not aimed towards a person or a particular group of people in a hateful way. Can’t we just try and be kind?? Love from a woke snowflake x
    3 points
  37. Perhaps RR you should start your own thread. You could call it WhinersRus, I’m sure you can keep us all enthralled with your foul language, continual moaning, insults and crap music videos...
    3 points
  38. Even after all these years, it still amazes me that Nottstalgia can come up with a surprise like that.
    3 points
  39. Agree 100% Catfan, I hated every minute there...
    3 points
  40. I'd never heard of Static Water Tanks until a query on a local (to me) FB page mentioned playing in the "Static". These were built to provide the National Fire Service in WW2 with an emergency supply in case of enemy bombing . Was surprised to learn that in 1942 a Static Water Tank was built in the middle of Parliament St opposite the Elite ! This from the Nottm Guardian September 1942 : "Site Criticised IN MIDDLE OF NOTTINGHAM'S BUSIEST THOROUGHFARE. SOME criticism has been provoked by the choice a site in the middle of P
    3 points
  41. Don't even bother with the penalties. Just have the coin toss and be done with it.
    3 points
  42. A yellow card should be a red card. No substitutes. When the scores are equal at the end just declare a draw. Shoot outs are meaningless and are not relevant to how the game was played.
    3 points
  43. Yesterday people kept asking me "who do you support" my reply was either of them or both of them or whoever wins. I'm not into football but have watched semi finals and of course last nights final. I suppose I wanted England to win ( patriotism) but then I saw the English " yobs" spitting on the Italian flag and it really got to me. It hurt me, disgusted me and never even in a million years thought that hate could go so far. From that moment on I heard of gate crashers and disturbances outside ground. My interest in England winning was slowly diminishing although my mind was still with England
    3 points
  44. We've just had the usual circus act trying to catch our two cats to take them to the vet for their annual check up and injection. We always plan the capture really carefully and very occasionally the plan works.... but not today. As soon as they'd come in for their breakfast, we tried to lock the cat flap but it had jammed so we had to put the kitchen bin and a heavy footstool in front of it. Immediately they 'smelled a rat' and shot under the chairs. We tried unsuccessfully to extricate them so decided on another plan....to open one door which leads into our hall, shut all other doors
    3 points
  45. That is the dilemma of isolating. Having no symptoms doesn’t mean you haven’t got it unfortunately, the same with having two jabs and you could still spread it. Having a test after a week say, then resuming work if it is negative and keep having a test every day until the end if the isolation period would seem better. The only problem with that is the accuracy of the Lateral flow tests it would have to be a “proper” test. This is why people are, apparently, uninstalling the covoid app. I must admit I agree with nonnaB about the opening up. It seems like madness to drop everything in one g
    3 points
  46. I've had a play with Kev's pic, using 'Paint' in Windows 7... then saving to my Flickr A/C so I can share it here. Not brilliant.. but I've managed to label a few things. Click on the image for a larger view. A few observations: -Main Rd. running up left of pic is Hucknall Rd, with Boowul Common to left. -I think it's fairly obvious that some labels.. e.g. 'Southglade Sports Centre'.. refer to what is there now. -Most of my labels are just to the right of what they refer to. -Bestwood Park Branch refers to the railway line running over the (just visible) bridge
    3 points
  47. Well, permit me to blow my own trumpet ……. I was Victrix Ludorum twice at school. However I’ve done very little running since leaving school but I can run for a bus when necessary!
    3 points
  48. Depends where you are coming from. Either certificate to prove you are OK or quarantine @£1750 a go from some countries which in my view was impemented far too late. Especially from INDIA.
    3 points
  49. Good questions CF and I don't think there can be a definitive answer though I trust the official figures rather more than the Covid deniers, FaceBook wannabe experts and rumour mongers. Death rates may be tiny as a percentage of the population (does that make it OK?), but quite a large percentage of an individuals family. The virus is spread mainly by close encounters of the contaminated kind and those infected and spreading the disease are usually asymptomatic (they have no symptoms), so quite happily charge around Tesco or the market square blissfully unaware they are putt
    3 points
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