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  1. 20 points
    One of my favourite poems, written by that little known Nottinghamshire youth, George Gordon Byron, is The Vision of Judgement. It deals with the arrival at the pearly gates of King George III who, as some will know, was considered a bit potty! What? What? Its opening lines have been running through my head since the sad news about my friend The Dalai Chulla yesterday and I've thrown together a little tribute to Nottstalgia's Poet Laureate making sure, of course, that it rhymes! A Vision Of Chulla St Peter sat a-dozing by the celestial gates. His keys were rusty and the lock was dull. So little trouble had been given of late; Not that the place by any means was full.... Then, one March morning, Chulla rang the bell. St Peter jumped, sprang up and thundered "Well? What dost thou want? You've gone and woke me up!" "Just landed... from Rise Park. Ay up, me duck!" St Peter peered into the newbie's face: "Seen you before, my lad, I'm sure. You're one of them there monks. Likes wearing robes and sitting on the floor. Clear off! We don't allow your sort in here, Unsettling Catholics...and drinking all the beer." "Shurrup!" the newbie snapped. "It isn't true. I am no more a Buddhist monk than you. It's all malicious gossip, lies and rumour. Young Sparrow's got a twisted sense of humour." "Ye gods! Don't mention her name in my presence. She's barred for several lifetimes as a penance For pulling people's legs," St Peter quoth. "If she's a friend of yours, then b*gger off!" "She's not - and my name's David, by the way. I've been quite well behaved, if I may say. Not done no harm and always raised a laugh. Now be a decent chap and let me pass." "Oi, just a mo," the Saint replied, "we haven't mentioned Sin. You need to be deserving, Dave, you can't just muscle in. For instance, can you offer any skills or erudition? Up here, we have high standards. Must consider my position. That idiot, Lord Byron wants a poetry competition! There's Shelley, Donne and Betjeman already in the queue. Does that sound like a project, Dave, that might appeal to you?" "Not arf," quoth Chulla. "Just you let me at it, sire. I think you'll find my verses never failing to inspire Unlike the rhymeless rubbish writ by Sparrow, Bard and Blake, Wot don't make any sense at all, for pity's sake! I could set up a social club, of sorts, With film shows, slides and singsongs...just a thought. Or an instrumental evening, don't you know, With music by Ravel...his Bolero A goodly crowd would draw... And keep that pesky Sparrow from the door! For, as you say, her sort would lower the tone." "A dreadful girl!" growled Peter, with a groan. " In actual fact," sighed Chulla, "I've got a lot of mates And they're none of em spring chickens, so they're headed for these gates. There's FLY and Rog and Catfan...and Mrs Catfan too. There's me sister and young Loppylugs, who'll bring a hound or two. And not forgetting Nonna or Bubblewrap and Ben... Though he's so busy with his women, he's not due til 3010! Then there's Carni, Trogg and Lizzie, not to mention NBL, The Pianoman and Cliff Ton: they're all getting owd as well. So I was thinking, Pete, it might be sense to make some preparations. A well-stocked bar, some easy chairs and, for the decorations, Some scanties clad in mini skirts, just dotted here and there, So Ben knows he's in Heaven and he's not been sent 'Elsewhere'! The saintly Pete was grinning now and nodded to confide That the place had got so boring, he would happily have died... But since that was impossible, twas time for something new, Yet the inmates can't be bothered: they just lounge around and stew. "I was going to place an ad in The Celestial Equerry For an Entertainments Officer cum Booking Secretary But since you've pitched up, Chulla, it seems we've found our man. Your friends don't sound a bad lot...but the Catwoman is banned! We'll supply you with an office, a desk, a chair and phone. You've earned your wings, youth! Step right in and make yourself at home!"
  2. 16 points
    Chulla made many contributions to Nottstalgia, but perhaps his greatest was to bring order and sense to organising meet-ups. In the pre-Chulla days, meet-ups took weeks to organise - if they could be arranged at all - because nobody could ever agree on dates and locations - everybody wanted something changing. Chulla took hold of the subject by the scruff of the neck and devised the system of fixed dates and places. From that time forward it was a case of “this is the time and place; be there or miss it”. And from then on, all meet-ups went according to plan and were a great success. That came about through Chulla’s ability to organise and arrange a rabble of different people. So we can remember him as someone who brought Nottstalgians together in the real world, as well as on-line.
  3. 15 points
    Thank you, to everyone that attended Chulla's service today. It was grand to see so many Nottstalgians, I think I met you all, except Radfordred. Wished you had introduced yourself. Lovely wake afterwards, and couldn't have wished for a nicer day.
  4. 15 points
    We thought the service for Chulla was quite fitting - and it was good to hear more about his life from his friend David. You spoke well, too, Katyjay. It was good to see so many Nottstalgians there - at least 15, including some spouses, I reckon. I shall really miss Chulla's posts on here...... continuing thoughts and prayers for Linda and all the close family members
  5. 14 points
    What a wonderful send-off for a really lovely man. During that service we Nottstalgians learnt so much about our mate Chulla. We knew he was an incredibly bright and warm man but I doubt any of us realised just how intelligent the man was. Apart from his posts about old films, music, poetry I had no idea he was an author with many published articles in ‘Air Britain’. I think his friend and colleague Dave Piggott said he’d had 94 publications which is brilliant. Plus he was an international authority on aviation. We will miss Chulla so much, especially those of us who became close to him in the short few years we’d got to know him. Fly high Chulla, the World has sadly lost a good un. My thoughts and love to his family. x
  6. 13 points
    I am deeply upset by this loss- of a man who gave so much to this site and individuals alike. We had a very frank conversation at our last meet...10 minutes of close chat..whilst he puffed his pipe . Chulla / Dave: i am doing just what we spoke about. The sites loss, a gaping hole. The meetup thread- he took control. Knowledge on subjects, To which he'd tell- And the Jimmy Stewart film, he loved so well. I have to say my life was fuller, Having known the man We all called Chulla. Recently we laughed about things and this artist and song popped up in conversation...i thought it apt. RIP.
  7. 12 points
    I wasn’t able to be at Wilford Hill, but Chulla clearly got a suitable send-off. It’s appropriate a large number of Nottstalgians were there. Chulla was the main man for getting a lot of people together in the same place at the same time on a large number of occasions. Nottstalgians who have met other Nottstalgians probably owe that to Chulla. He will be a hard act to follow.
  8. 12 points
    I have been sitting here with my finger poised waiting for inspiration to come and I can't find the right words, nothing is coming into my mind. All I can say is I feel so sad but also so glad to have got to know Chulla for the short time we had. Seeing everyone today showed how much we all thought of him in our own way. It appears he had such a knack of being natural, comical and caring and he endeared himself to us all. Chris and I already miss him on NS and think we always will. The service today was very appropriate to how Chulla shared his beliefs with us. Thank you to Linda and Barbara for letting us join in today and share the farewell for Chulla. I hope this post is OK, I wanted to write something and have found it hard to put into words.
  9. 12 points
    Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the council re-housed the street’s residents, I believe she was the last person to move out of the Grove
  10. 12 points
    So sorry to hear of his passing. A lovely man who contributed much to this site and its members. Always a pleasure at the meet ups. Will be fondly remembered by all.
  11. 11 points
    This is what happens when you take a few old photographic postcards, and then play around with Streetview. Not everything gets ruined all the time.
  12. 11 points
    This is such awful news. I am deeply saddened. Obviously my condolences to all of his family. I think Dave was one of, if not the first 'Stalgian', I met. He was open, friendly and instantly likeable. We shared a bus back up to Rise Park after one of my first attendances at a Meet Up, with him helping me to grasp the changed geography of what to me used to be 'all fields'. We had quite a few conversations via the site message system, where his wisdom and humanity shone though. Also met with Dave a couple of times in the William Peveril in Bulwell, over breakfast with our Ben and once with Katy. I will remember Dave as a cheery, enthusiastic, funny, intelligent and knowledgeable man. Occasionally a bit 'spiky', because he knew his own mind. But never enough to fall out. In other words.. a friend. I shall miss him. RIP Dave. I hope no one minds if I post this. It's how I remember Dave. 011 by colin berresford, on Flickr Col
  13. 10 points
    It was a wonderful service, and a fine eulogy from his friend David. It made me feel as though I knew Dave personally. It was also good to meet Kath, although would have liked it to be under better circumstances. Hopefully I will get to meet more of you all at one of the meets. R.I.P. Chulla.
  14. 10 points
    Lovely service for chulla,,,,,,,,and the sun was shining quite rightly for him,,, Not the right circumstances i know but good to see so many Nottstalgians,..........a few i met for first time......Brew,,Mary,, melissa,, and Commo,,nice to see you all..........
  15. 10 points
    Before the indignent hand wringing liberalists and self righteous start their protestations, let's just get one thing straight. The dead criminal deliberately set out to rob yet another old couple, and was fully prepared to use violence in the process. For these misguided delusional supporters to condone his actions shows the utter contempt they have for a normal civilised society, and as such should be looked upon in the same light.
  16. 10 points
    Had a bit of a walk up Woodborough Road today but it was obvious that the weather was going go turn. Just got back to my van as it hissed down. All taken on my phone and not edited. Bottom of Woodborough Road between Shelton Street and Huntingdon Street Shelton Street You need to tell me what this was. Pakistani Centre now! Top of Alfred Street Central looking towards St Anns Well Road Peas Hill Road, from Woodborough Road looking towards St Anns Well Road St. Augustines taken from Cranmer Street Goldswong Terrace Goldswong Terrace Goldswong Terrace Woodborough Road Entrance to Corporation Oaks Woodborough Road entrance to Robin Hood's Chase Dame Agnes Mellors woz 'ere! Corner of Manning Street General View down Woodborough Road from corner of Manning Street. Plowright Street. Dad rented a garage on here to keep the 1939 Austin 8 in. Current 264 Woodborough Road. Wasn't like this in 1956! Gereral view up Woodborough Road Top of Hungerhill Road Vickers Street Will do this again when I have time available and I will most likely wait until there are leaves on the trees!
  17. 10 points
    Went round to see the old fella at the end of the close who I am looking after since breaking his leg,I go there every day about nine o'clock to make sure he's ok and make him a cuppa, we ahve a natter about owt and nowt and I listen to him having a good moan about things in general, I am about to go there again with the dinner I have just made for him,roast pork,carrots,new spuds a small yorkie pud and gravy,I like to do him a proper dinner every day to make sure he gets a balanced diet, for tea I'll do him a jacket spud with either cheese or beans followed by fresh fruit of mandarin orange segments and blue berries in a blackcurrent flavoured jelly, I do vary his dinners though from chicken,pork,fish etc you know the usual type of stuff,I know he is grateful even though he is a cantankerous old sod but no one else seems to bother, I think he's upset everyone in the close in the past but they should be like me and don't take any notice of him, anyway time to take his dinner round and sit with hime for a bit,catch you all later Rog
  18. 9 points
    A snap shot of Watten village taken from my bedroom window. The distance to the village is one mile. Looks shorter because I used a long lens in oder to get the mountain (Scaraben) in the background.
  19. 9 points
    One size fits all here: Morkel & Carnill, BMC and onetime Alvis dealers, big Co Op,Albert Hall, Smalleys,Thames pickup,Saxbys wagon?, sign of four,pop or prefect, trolley bus...whats the crane pulling down?, BSA and sidecar?..Little john kitchen ,some snapshot!
  20. 9 points
    I'm here Hopefully all exams finished and results are in. Everything is ok so I think I can put it all down to stress. I'm relaxing a bit more so this morning I had my blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checked. although slightly higher than I would like but still acceptable.
  21. 9 points
    Please let's spare a thought today for all those soldiers who died exactly 100 years ago today. The media seemed to have largely forgotten this momentous day when Germany launched their spring offensive along many miles of the western front in France at 4am on 21st March 1918. Thousands of soldiers on both sides were lost. My Grandfather Harold Aaron Priestley was serving with the 2nd 6th South Staffordshire Regiment. He was just to the east of the village of Bullecourt in France occupying a section of the Hindenburg Line having been moved there 2 days previously on the 19th March. The Germans had spent months planning a major attack with many battle hardened German soldiers who had been fighting on the Russian front joining their colleagues on the western front after Russia signed a peace agreement with Germany following the October Revolution. The German attack began at 4am with very heavy shelling with both gas and high explosive shells continuing until 8am. The South Staffordshire Regimental war diary records that following the shelling the enemy advanced in mass formation exposing the flanks and capturing the front line. 23 officers and 600 (charmingly referred to as ) ordinary ranks were killed. Harold was one of the dead. Whether he was killed in the artillery bombardment, gassed or in the hand to hand fighting that ensued we will never know but he fell on that patch of French soil. His body was never recovered and there is no known grave. His many letters record his ongoing sadness and regret at being separated from his wife and infant son throughout the years he was away at war and his hope and prayers to be spared and return home safely. It's hard to imagine the fear and terror he must have endured in his final moments. The South Staffordshire regiment was pratically wiped out. The Divisional Commander Sir J Aylmer Haldine K.C.B DSO later recorded his admiration and thanks for the very gallant stand made by the Division against overwhelming numbers of the enemy supported by tremendous artillery, his greif at the many casualties and satisfaction of knowing they did their duty in the most trying circumstances as can possibly happen in war. It has long been my intention to be at the location where my grandfather fell on this day, the 100th anniversary of his death. Sadly for a number of practical reasons, health issues and the poor weather I cannot be there. I am overcome with feelings of guilt and regret that I haven't made it but I will visit later this year with my son and grandsons. Today I will spend some time visiting my grandfathers former homes in Mapperley and Hyson Green where his beloved wife Eva spent the rest of her life a bitter and heart broken widow. I will also visit the church where his name is recorded with all those of the parish that served in that war to end all wars.
  22. 8 points
    Wonderful service for a top man x
  23. 8 points
    We will soon be leaving home for the journey to celebrate Chullas life and as it should be the sun is going to shine for a special person.
  24. 8 points
    If anyone broke into my house in the middle of the night, I wouldn't stop to consider their welfare. They'd more than likely get a very sharp WW1 officer's sword through their middle or up their rear end. It's my home and unless I invite people in...which is rare, cos I prefer cats....they have no right to be there!
  25. 8 points
    On a wet, cold bank holiday, I decided to honour the memory of The Dalai Chulla and watch the DVD of David Lean's Brief Encounter, a film made some 12 years before I was born. I've read the Noel Coward play on which this film was based and Coward did a magnificent job of transferring it to the big screen, losing none of its waspish wit and innuendo. Considering David Lean despaired of total newcomer Trevor Howard's failure to understand his character at all (serial womanizer, Howard, complained that his screen persona shouldn't be wasting his time wooing the cut-glass accented Celia Johnson and ought to get "stuck in!") he extracted a mesmerising performance from Howard as the jaded Dr Harvey, bored with his job as a GP and his 'delicate' wife. Today's generation probably view this film as reflecting life on another planet but there is, if you look hard enough, a subtle message from 1945 to those ...mainly women...who had strayed from their absent spouses during WW2 about 'guilt, decency and self respect'. Today, it's more likely to be a quick 5 minutes round the back of Tesco after throwing out time, perhaps, so much has our world changed. There is also the inspired choice of Rachmaninoff's piano concerto number 2, mainly the first 2 movements but a tad of the third over the closing scene. Anything else just wouldn't have cut the mustard. Having watched the film, I listened to a CD of this work, although Rachmaninoff isn't a composer I'd normally choose and, if I did, it would be piano concerto number 3 which I prefer, or his Vespers. Number 2 is a real tearjerker and it's impossible not to get drawn in. Ah, Chulla. He would love it! Bless him.
  26. 8 points
    A pea souper..smog on the square .
  27. 8 points
    Before they became professional ice skaters..both worked near the Square.
  28. 8 points
    That's the seediest thing I've seen on Nottstalgia for a long time. Only a former Marsden's manager could be turned on by things I've never dreamed of
  29. 8 points
    OK I will now post about my (would be boring for some) day. Looked after 12 families with babies and toddlers this morning. Had lots of fun joining in with the toddler play and got lots of cuddles with some tiny babies, also had some interesting chats with the mums and one dad..... and not just about sleepless nights and nappies! We talked about politics, spiritual things , education and the NHS amongst other things. Went into Cambridge this afternoon and on the way back got caught up in the gridlock caused by a major traffic accident blocking part of the A14. The diversions that were put in place choked up lots of other roads. The park n ride that we were on took over an hour and a half to travel the 3 miles from the centre. On returning home, there was an email from BBC Look East who want to film some activities at tomorrow's Toddler Group and talk to some young families to get their views on some Community Trust Housing (with some affordable housing) which is planned in the village. Lots of the mums have strong views on this but don't know if they'll want to be on camera. I will hide in the kitchen... don't like cameras!
  30. 8 points
    I seem to be drawn to the Narrow Marsh area at the moment! These are comparisons of Long Stairs. The top photos show Long Stairs in the 1920s and 1930s when they became "isolated" by the demolition of Narrow Marsh. They are still there but inaccessible, running from the top of Malin Hill/Commerce Square down to Pemberton Street where they appear to finish in someone's back garden! One day I'll pluck up the courage to knock on their door and get a photo from the bottom!
  31. 8 points
    Out with the dog earlier and witnessed quite a spectacle of hundreds and hundreds of motorbikes heading up Mansfield Road through Carrington, with one solitary police car escorting them at the front. The bikers are taking part in the Great Nottinghamshire Easter Egg Run, from The Forest to Mansfield Fire Station, delivering Easter eggs to under-privileged children. Looked a lot of fun for the bikers, many of whom were dressed as Easter bunnies. What time is it anyway? Not changed the clocks yet
  32. 8 points
    I have already given my condolences to Dave's family but I will add that I'm glad I made the effort to attend the meeting in January when I visited Nottingham. I spent most of the day with Dave and Linda and as usual Dave was very talkative about so many things. He was an avid follower of ancestry and gave me quite a few tips when I was stuck over something. Like most I agree he will be sadly missed.
  33. 8 points
    Arrived at the Brittany cottage this morning in lovely dry conditions and the sun is shining. Birds on song and eyeing up the nesting boxes. Primroses abound and seem to grow while watching them. Fish in the pond came to me for breakfast. Log burner glowing and ..... why are we selling this place?? No deposit paid by buyers yet so I'm almost hoping that the sale falls through ....don't tell Mrs PP ps ....tasted the cidre in 3 barrels. One is vinegar. One is nice. One is superb. the forth has not tap on it so will try with a siphon tube later.
  34. 7 points
    How about future 'Meet-ups'.............being called '' Chulla-ups''. in tribute to his memory.........?..
  35. 7 points
    I'll hopefully see a few of you there in around an hour. Lovely day outside to celebrate the life of an equally lovely man
  36. 7 points
    To - day is "Chulla's" day we will be there Chulla to give you a good send off. Not sure how to say this as now days some people are not religious and some are when at work on of the girls quoted this to me, God saw the hill was hard to climb. he closed your eyes and said peace be thine. R.I.P "CHULLA"
  37. 7 points
    Just returned from a few days in Llandudno in north wales. Very enjoyable time in one of Mrs Cs favourite destinations outside Liverpool. All 16 passengers had a good time with us being the youngest again, one old dear was 92 years of age ! Mrs C talked me in to riding on a "proper" tram ! Joined the kids on the prom to watch Punch & Judy "That's the way to do it " ! Also a vintage bus ride. On Tuesday we went on the coach to tour through Snowdonia national park a bit misty in places but some beautiful scenery, stopping briefly at Betws-y-coed also Caernarfon. Gave a welshman Bulwell language lessons i.e. Ay up youth in return he tried to teach me how to sing the welsh national anthem (in welsh) in the local 'Spoons, smashing bloke !
  38. 7 points
    Went to see my old fella patient yesterday as usual,rained all day so couldn't take him out in the wheel chair but hoovered round for him and dusted,washed the pots and made him a coffee, as I was talking to him I noticed he answered me about a completely different subject,this went on until I finished the cleaning when I realised he hadn't put his hearing aids in,anyway we managed a decent conversation after that, later on I took the gun for a walk around the farm buildings where I do a bit of pest control and met up with the farmer,he was tinkering with his steam cleaner,told me every so often he gets a bit of a "tingle" when he touches the frame of the thing,I asked him to unplug it and take off the cover plate on the motor where the wires go in,on inspection I found one of the main wires had come unsoldered and was shorting across the frame,problem solved,he thought it was just because it was damp,anyroad we got talking about old engines and tractors and he showed me an old engine that was on a beet cleaner,I said I made a engine trolley for an engine like that to which he replied "well you can have this one if you want,I'll get it over to the farmyard so you can work on it" nice result there,so it looks like I have another engine project, Back to my old fella patient again when I got home to do him a bit of dinner,same sort of conversation again,he'd took his bloody hearing aids out again, I think I'll start writing things down on cards and show him them,never mind,he has his plaster off next week, could be interesting,he thinks he will be able to run around like a spring chicken,and still no one has asked about him Rog
  39. 7 points
    I hear astronomers are seeking to establish the centre of the universe. I can think of a lot of people who will be disappointed when they find out it's not them.
  40. 7 points
    We were quite lucky, I suppose. We had a plumbed-in bath and an indoor lavvie. Different to my two grannies: paternal granny lived on Occupation Rd, Hucknall - no electricity so entirely powered by gas and an outside lavvie at the bottom of the garden with a bogey-hole next door to that wherein was kept the tin bath and various items of rubbish. She did have a gas cooker but this was only rarely used, she much preferred the coal-fired range. Maternal granny lived at Rempstone - no lavvie at all but she did have a converted pigsty down the garden with a wooden board over a hole in the ground. By some, to me, magical process the hole never filled up. I hated that thing as I always imagined I would fall in. She did have mains electricity but, for a long time in my memory, it was DC - which gave some spectacular displays of sparks on the relatively rare occasions there was any power coming through. There was no bath - not even a tin one so when we stayed with granny (which was quite often) it was a stand-up "cat-lick" in a washing-up bowl in water collected from the village pump (or grannies "special soft water" which was rainwater collected from the roof drain pipes into a water butt). The water was heated in a wood-fired copper in the kitchen (which sat next to the wood-fired cooking range).
  41. 7 points
    What seems to be ignored (conveniently) in this McCann saga is the FACT that the parents and their friends left the children alone and unsupervised while they went out on a "jolly". Weren't/aren't there laws covering this? Don't they accept any responsibility? From the little that gets on the news media down here (but I know how big it is in the UK), there seems to be plenty of self-pity but no acceptance of responsibility.
  42. 7 points
    Went down to Bassingham this morning with the old fella who's got the broken leg,I pushed him down the cycle/footpath between our two villages in the wheelchair,the sun was shining and it had a fair bit of warmth in it,skylarks were singing above the fields and the sparrows chattering away in the hedgerows,got down to the Hammond hall where they hold the coffee morning,quite a few folk in there including mums with babies and toddlers,it was good to see some of the older villagers enjoying the hall as well as young mothers and the little ones,anyway,one cup of tea and a packet of "two" biscuits for Roy and a coffee and packet of "two" biscuits for me for the grand sum of £1.30, you can't go wrong at that can you, got talking to one of the helpers and she told me to take Roy to the bingo session they have once a fortnight,they also have a lunch club where for the grand sum of £3.00 you can have a roast dinner and a pudding, Roy said he was going to make the effort and go to these functions when he's had the cast of his leg and he can walk unaided,he's got a car so getting theres not a problem but he said he's going to try and walk down the path it's only a mile and half to the hall,I consider the visit to the hall a success because it got him out of the house and it sounds like it's given him a purpose in life, Me? after getting home and sorting him out I got my car washed,planted some more seeds in pots in the greenhouse,tied in the clematis and climbing rose tree near the front gate,I'm trying to get them to grow along the fence this year after the stormy weather took out the rose arch some months ago, got dinner ready for when Mrs P got home,now time for me to have a sit down and relax (I hope) Rog
  43. 7 points
    Quite the poem Jill. 10 out of 10. Loved the bit about the hounds. Actually I have three already there. Fred, Sam and Solomon. Gonna be a real barkfest or should that be Bach. Anyway you have put a smile on the face of all of us after this sad loss. I'm sure Dave would approve.
  44. 7 points
    I’ve just heard from Chulla’s wife, Linda, and she asked me to let you all know that he really valued your friendship. She will let us know the funeral arrangements ‘if anyone wants to attend’. I’ve told her that he had many friends on Nottstalgia and quite a number will want to say farewell to a lovely man.
  45. 7 points
    The saddest news we've had here for a very long time. Massive condolences to everyone concerned. Chulla was great contributor to this site, a wonderful person, and he will be greatly missed.
  46. 7 points
    Well I got the wheel chair and went round to the owd fellas house to take him out in the fresh air,got him wrapped up nice and warm and covered him with a blanket to make sure he didn't get a chill,he's not been out since breaking his leg about three/four weeks ago,got him settled in the wheel chair and took off down the cycle/footpath to Bassingham,I found out that they don't have a coffee morning on Fridays so carried on to the shop and got him a can of ginger beer,didn't want to get real beer or that could have caused real problems pushing him back home if he was plastered, anyway we sat and drank the ginger beer and set off again for home,it's about a three/four mile round trip so plenty of fresh air for him,I took a couple of pictures of him,and as you can see from them he looks really happy to be out with me right time to get him a bit of dinner cooked,here's the pictures of out trip,I'm keeping the wheel chair until Monday so we can have more wheelchair adventures Dunt he look happy bless him? Rog
  47. 7 points
    Sorry I've not been very active on here as of late. I have been really busy with work and moving into a new home. Hope everyone is well
  48. 7 points
    We don’t have a Bentley now either Col. My husband always fancied one but he only kept it for a couple of years and sold it at Christmas. A nice luxurious motor but we found it too ostentatious and he was always a bit concerned about where he parked it, there are some nasty envious people about who don’t realise that we’ve worked hard for what we’ve got. As for drive time, we averaged 80 mph for the length of France on one journey. We left Cannes about 6am and ended up staying in Boulogne that night. We were home by midday the following day. But that was going some. The tolls were like F1 pit stops, no messing about with cash, it was debit card all the way!
  49. 6 points
    Great Bulwell photo, Man in boat saying ''come on youth, King Billy shuts at two,.................man saying to woman he's carrying, never mind the floods i still love you Duck''
  50. 6 points
    Re tin bath: when we lived on Leak Road Gotham we had no bathroom, me being the youngest got to go first in the tin bath in front of the fire followed by my older sister. One day after I'd finished I decided to wee in the bath. She caught me doing it & didn't want a bath anymore for some reason, & she then gave me a biffing. After that she'd watch me like a hawk to make sure I didn't wee in her bath water again; what a spoilsport...