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  1. Today I decided to do some thing completely different for a change I was going to go hunting. I dressed in the correct gear taking the correct equipment and traveled to the far reaches of Bulwell , after going as far as I could by transport I proceeded on foot. I made my way along Main Street across the Market Place until I passed the ancient place formally known as Woolworths and onto the bridge over the Bogs, knowing my prey is not seen further than here I backtracked my route . I looked carefully at all groups of women as he is known to join up with groups of them, then it was back across
    7 points
  2. Today it's the middle of June, it's persisting down and the heating is on, but it's a great day, in fact it's fantastic! For the first time in a long time I can walk upstairs in one go - yippee. Getting in and out of the car, no problem... Yesterday I had injections in both knees and the difference is unbelievable, why oh why did I wait so long?
    6 points
  3. My day has finished with me collecting my 15 years volunteering award from our General manager. So not a bad day really. ( can't do multiple pix so will add another).
    6 points
  4. Harvested 75 Provence Wight garlic bulbs yesterday from my polytunnel and tidied them up before putting them on racks to dry off today. Excellent result with advice from Charles Dowding (the “no dig guru) on don’t leave them too long in the ground. When they’re ready, they’re ready! If you let the bulbs start splitting, soil gets between the layers and that’s what rots them.
    5 points
  5. Pity you plan on getting rid of your Fergie, you’ll regret it. When we moved up here 20 years ago we sold our 1947 Fergie that my husband and son had completely overhauled and used in our fields. We also had a vintage steam roller which sadly also went off on a low-loader. It had to be done because there’s not much need for them in Nottingham City and we had no room here for them. Boys will always need toys to tinker with ……. we’ve since acquired a 1937 Morris 8 which hardly ever moves out of the garage, just a quick trip around the block and occasionally visit to the Petrol station, t
    5 points
  6. Lovely day visiting Barnsley market, busy as usual with plenty of folk buying stuff, nice little statue of "Casper" and his kestrel from the film "Kes" and just couldn't resist this last picture of the opticians on market street, there is one in Newark as well with the same name (might ring a bell with certain person), anyroad hope you all had a great day and got everything done you set out to do, Rog
    5 points
  7. The eye saga goes something like this. Struggling to read so off to Specsavers, " do you want an OCT for £20 to detect any problems?" OK. Result - you have cataracts in both eyes, and we'll refer you to hospital. Hospital waiting list is six months for assessment and then another wait before treatment. Not happy. A private cataract specialist tells me cataracts are correctable with lenses so replacement not necessary, but you have a macular oedema which we don't do. Referred to QMC as urgent. QMC two weeks wait so quite good really, but I'm told there is no oe
    5 points
  8. Like it or not, Hitler did exist. Britain was a colonial power. Women were not allowed to vote. People were incarcerated in asylums for antisocial behaviour. Landlords chose who could and could not reside in their property and put notices in the window to that effect. And.... Guy Gibson had a dog named Nigger. It's history but it did happen. Unless we want to go down the road of Soviet Russia or the pathetic little turd who's running the country today, we accept these things rather than trying to pretend they didn't exist and insist on rewriting the history books every two weeks
    4 points
  9. Wife has her operation today on her foot........so i could be doing all the house-work and shopping for a while......hopefully she'll be home tonight.with a Limp probably..........ive bought her Flowers and chocolate to help her speedy recovery...........romantic thing that i am....
    4 points
  10. Not impossible but I would say the two families weren't connected . Looks like Frederick Pearson founder of Pearson Bros ironmongers was Yorkshire born. The Pearsons of the bleachers and dyers family were from Basford. It would appear the houses you mention were connected to the bleaching and dyers company. This from Nottm Journal, October 1906 when the firm became a Limited Company. "NEW COMPANY GEORGE PEARSON AND SONS, LTD. This company has just been registered with a capital of £16,000, in £1 shares, to adopt an agreement with A.Pearson, G.
    4 points
  11. More than any other election in recent times, I think many people will vote on the basis of who they don't want rather than who they do want.
    4 points
  12. Absolutely no idea M. When we bought many years ago, it was just a scraggy, runt of the litter that only cost me about 0.75p. It were more like a little twig, but we chose to buy it and give it a chance. It has rewarded us ever since. I cut it right back at the end of each year and we think we've lost it, but it surprises each year.
    4 points
  13. Wrong thread but....these Clematis blooms are massive. Like dinner plates. Pity theres only 9 blooms, but that's the extent of my gardening...
    4 points
  14. Wasn’t sure where to put this. Please move if deemed appropriate. Going to have a rant I have been taking medication for an overactive thyroid for the past 6 years without any major problems. Last week I had a medication review with the surgery pharmacist. She asked me about blood tests, (when I was first diagnosed the hospital did them every 12 weeks) said I hadn’t had one since October last year. She said I should be having them every 12 weeks because if the medication I am on can affect white blood cells, it must have “got missed” when I was transferred back to the doctors. I told her
    3 points
  15. One just for our Ben
    3 points
  16. After Iceland beat England 1-0 at Wembley Gareth Southgate has urgently arranged further warm up games against Tesco, Lidl and Aldi. He claims they will improve England's chances in the European Championship.
    3 points
  17. Big job here this morning now that we’ve waved goodbye to ‘No Mow May’ The lawn is now looking somewhat respectable but needs another cut tomorrow. The dreadful wet past month has really helped the garden, now can we please have some proper Summer sunshine?!
    3 points
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  19. Thats like the bloke went to the doctors thought he had vd the doctor said does it burn when you go to the toilet he said i dont know i have never tried to light it.
    3 points
  20. This is Mimi, early tonight.
    3 points
  21. Can’t agree with this. As it stands here voting isn’t compulsory. Even the two most active political pundits here both have reservations as to who to vote for. I’m almost certain that I will not vote. I’m not stupid or lazy but why should I vote. Just for the sake of it or just because I can. I don’t believe any of the parties are worthy to run a bath let alone my country. I have absolutely no confidence in any current party. If I can’t vote with conviction then in my opinion the honest thing to do is not vote.
    3 points
  22. December back in 63..........Upstairs of the Bodega.....first laid eyes on my 'Millie Small'' lookalike..... Drink Duck? go on then What you like? Babycham please.. Two Cherries? Go on then........ You like a dance? They don't dance in here.......... Bet you can if i ask nicely..... Your Cheeky............ I did and we did............and 'Oh what a night''......lasted about 3 years........
    3 points
  23. Forest- Chris Wood finished his season with 14 goals and a brace against Burnley in the 2nd and 14th minute. Burnley pulled one back in the 72nd minute but the result was never in doubt. The match report gives coverage to Nuno saying that during the season "We didn't have chance to build the bond" No, no Nuno the team just has to play better. If there is a clear out make it a big one encompassing all levels in the club. A quick summary of the "Local Clubs" Forest - escaped relegation again finishing in 17th position County - Finished 14th in the lower half of Division 2 St
    3 points
  24. I think that is disgusting. When is this airbrushing of history going to stop?
    3 points
  25. When we visited some years ago with a party of schoolkids the were no B52 aircraft but there were U2 spy planes and F4 Phantoms. I was fascinated watching a U2 landing. At a certain point those massive wings produce 105% ground effect and the plane can't be 'flown' lower, nor can the pilot actually see the runway. To get round the problem a car chased it talking the plane down as the pilot simply let it glide until it stopped, whereby just like a glider it fell onto one wingtip. The pilots fly one mission a month, each flight taking way over 12 hours, and prepare with a speci
    3 points
  26. Well, I'm knackered! Spent all day getting ready for the annual fishing trip to Ireland. The packing was easy but had to do a lot of panic gardening. 4 of us are off to the NW of the Republic and hoping that the Mayfly season is in full swing. We can't fail really because there will be a barrel of Guinness on the chiller waiting for us at the cottage
    3 points
  27. Well I’ve got the old Fergie running sweetly. Haven’t lost my old touch! Now to make a list of parts to improve the cosmetics. I’ll be sorry to see it go but I got chatting to an old chap who had a magnificent 6.2 litre AC Cobra this afternoon in Newark and it’s made me think!
    2 points
  28. Here's another which falls into the category of '......reminds me of the Light Programme when I was young.'
    2 points
  29. I wanted to park in Newark town centre a few weeks ago but there was only parking for disabled. It used to be easy to find a half hour space. The council allowed an Asda to be built on the car park convenient to the town centre and its a faff to park there. I went home and, as usual, I ordered what I wanted from Amazon.
    2 points
  30. @Oztalgian Set of batteries underneath the coach, charged by a dynamo via belt from an axle, supplied the lighting. Cooking and heating of water by bottled gas. Carriage heating supplied via the behemoth on the front. The days when trains looked like trains and didn’t resemble children’s toys. Some experimentation took place with regards to using generator coaches that didn’t materialise. This was after the arrival of diesel locomotives. Opting instead to mount an alternator on the generator end to produce an electric supply for the coaches.
    2 points
  31. Did 12 years at our local hospital at the same time. When finished in 2020 ,not a word from them. Not looking for glory but it would have been nice.
    2 points
  32. One son rang from Dar es Salaam to tell me he’d got Malaria and been on an IV drip in the local clinic today. They wanted to keep him in overnight but he prefers his own bed and television, promising to go back in at 6am tomorrow. Other son rang to say he’s booked a Hospitality package for us, him and some important customers at Wimbledon on the second Monday, Court No. 1 that has a roof so play will go ahead no matter what this crappy summer is throwing at us. Meanwhile I’ve been at City Hospital for a Pre-op appointment, surgery booked for 19th June so must recover for 8th July! Our
    2 points
  33. Do what we do instead of BBQ. Invite all the family and their offspring , ask each to prepare something then on the day spread out the tables , bring out plastic plates and beakers etc . Plenty of wine, pop for kids undoubtedly someone will have made a dessert. Bring ya cozzies and enjoy , rain or not.
    2 points
  34. Scrivens are everywhere. A bit like the man himself!
    2 points
  35. The RSPCA once told us that any cleaner which turns white in water, like liquid “Flash” for instance shouldn’t be used around cats. This might help.
    2 points
  36. Nice to see that Google Search results are still looking closely at Nottstalgia. Search Farrands Nottingham and Nottstalgia is third down the list.
    2 points
  37. I have many happy days spent in that area, you had no more than a fishing net, a jam jar and loads of friends to spend a most enjoyable day. When I grew older the young ladies brought even more enjoyment. PS the wildlife around the Leen is also great.
    2 points
  38. 1907...........SAME TODAY thanks to Paul Turton for photos...
    2 points
  39. Who needs Skeg.....where else in NOTTINGHAM compares to this..........
    2 points
  40. It was 35-37 Woodborough Road, which would've been somewhere in the shop units on the right. This is the bottom end of Woodbro Road, with Huntingdon St and Mansfield Rd in the distance. The row of old houses on the left are still there.
    2 points
  41. Absolute tragedy both for the loss of the pilot and the aircraft. My thougjts are with the family concerned.
    2 points
  42. Your'e right Jill. My mistake. Does the ABC Carlton sound right. It's back in the day when you drive straight up to the traffic island at the start of Parliament street, ( I think it is Beastmarket hill, but can't swear to it). That were the days when the 43 trolley buses made their way from the market. To be fair though, it's been such a long time and I hardly recognise anything nowadays. Edit.. CT beat me to it.....again. ;-)
    2 points
  43. Just carrying on with tv shows We went to live at the coast, and my grandson came to stay he was around 2/3 years of age. Well at the time Post-man Pat was his hero, where we lived the postman used to deliver your mail in a red van. Our postman who's name was John also had a cat who was always with him, I ask John if he would mind being Postman pat for a day, "yes no probs" he said. Well next morning I said to my grandson look here's Postman Pat comming down the road in his van, well went he got out of his van and said good morning to my grandson his eyes opened with delight and when he sm
    2 points
  44. Glyphosate works, not like some of these eco-friendly supposed weedkillers. It is safe if used according to the instructions with adequate protective equipment. There have been many independent country reports on the toxicity of Glyphosate particularly related to cancer in humans. It has been found that it is not likely to be cancerous in humans. On the other side of the equation studies by IAfRoC in 2015 found that it was probably carcinogenic to humans. In July 2023, EFSA re-evaluated after three years of assessment the putative impact of glyphosate on the health of humans, animals and
    2 points
  45. A bit like our fig tree €1.99 from Lidl and hasn’t stopped producing fruits . Last year our neighbour pruned it and said it probably wouldn’t give much fruit . Haha This year I pruned it and cut out more than I should and said the same thing . More leaves than fruit. It is now overloaded with big figs , medium figs and baby figs with grandchildren figs just sprouting through. I do thin them out but it never seems to deter it.
    2 points
  46. Rear gunner - known as ‘Tail End Charlie’. A life expectancy of 40 flying hours. I’ve been in a Lanc and remember the confined space and climbing over the main spar to get rearward.
    2 points
  47. A reminder of what he looks like in his natural habitat, some time last year.
    2 points
  48. I'm now half the woman I was there, I'm delighted to say! I was gaining weight without any logical reason and looking very bloated. Thyroid problems, as yet unsuspected and undetected.
    2 points
  49. I don't think there is an explanation, as such, but these places seem to have some way of retaining memories of what occurred there.
    2 points
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