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  1. There's a joke about that. 2 Jehovah Witnesses rang a door bell, the old fella opens the door to them. "Good morning, we want to talk to you about our religion " one says. Short on visitors, the old man welcomes them inside. He sits them down on the settee, sits opposite them and says, "OK, what do you want to tell me?" They reply, "We don't know. We've never got this far before!"
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  2. Got up this morning to a heavy frost so decided to take Jj to a different park than usual today. The one we usually go to has a fenced in, what used to be, tennis court so I go on there to throw his ball. Once the gate is shut I don’t have to worry about any loose dogs being on my own and can concentrate on the game but thought it might be a bit slippy for him to run on. As usual had to chase him all over the house to get his coat on, once it is on he stands still and looks sorry for himself so it is easier to put the harness on. Got myself wrapped up, had my thermals on, and off we went.
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  3. Found the Nottstalgia forums by accident recently when looking for old Radford maps as part of an Ancestry exercise. Spent the last few days reading the many contributions. This has brought back so many memories. I was at High Pavement from 1953 to 1958. DJ360 mentions John Birds death late last year. Not only did we lose John but also Peter Bowles last March. I remember those two well, entertaining us on the coach to away matches at Southwell, Grantham, Newark etc. When we played away it was usually the 1st or 2nd fifteen and one of the younger year teams. They were 4 years o
    6 points
  4. An interesting spectacle in the very clear twilight sky these evenings. A glorious new crescent moon in formation with a bright Venus. Venus gaining elongation in the solar system throughout the coming months. Years ago in the Broads I witnessed a display of the Milky way arching from horizon to horizon. There was no light pollution at the time and no mist, just a crystal clear sky. When these things are clearly visible I always take time to immerse for a while in something different from the daily grind. Man may come and go but the stars (and their subordinates) go on and on in their ow
    5 points
  5. Funny that Phil., it were the same bloke who sold me a George 3rd record player.
    5 points
  6. Whoops. Forgot it was Saturday. Got nabbed by the Jehovah's Witnesses this morning. I listened politely to their script then gave them a lecture on Buddhist philosophy. As expected, their eyes glazed over as the brainwashing kicked in. Don't listen, don't listen!!! Basically, said I, you're looking at God right now and so am I. If you look at the cat in the window, you're still looking at God and that earthworm on the path is also God. We are all the same. No difference. They scuttled off to bother someone else. One day, they might wake up? Bothering people on a Saturday morning gives them s
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  7. We’ve had a busy time since NY. We took the Christmas decs down early and drove down to London on 3rd January, had 2 nights in the Goring Hotel, went to see Les Miserables, then dinner in a private dining room in the hotel with 16 good friends from our previous stomping ground down south. Then we drove over to Dorset and spent 8 days looking out at the wind and rain, we even had thunder and lightning on Thursday night. Yesterday morning (Friday) we drove up to a golf course near Heathrow Airport to join around 70 family members celebrating my husband’s aunt’s 100th birthday. And I must sa
    5 points
  8. Another borrowed from Facebook.
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  9. Me and young cousin at Winthorpe. Notice the snake belt ?
    5 points
  10. I think it is high time all the people who complained about Jeremy Clarkson's now well know comments should give him a public apology!
    5 points
  11. 1966......oh to be 21 again.....and singing in the sunshine.......even crying in the rain.......love to make all my mistakes again.... Wish i was still waiting for Sue to come round on the ''Bali-Hai'' dance floor..... Dance duck?... Maybe later... Come outside? What for?
    5 points
  12. Your original comment was about immigrants in Skegness and called them all 'illegal immigrants', which is both inaccurate and the result of a political judgement on your part. This is why I picked it up. Far too many political statements get posted which, if anyone, especially me, challenges, then I get the flak for 'politicising', when in fact I am merely pointing out the political nature of the comment.
    5 points
  13. Ask and ye shall receive Getting us in the mood for Christmas (or at least some snowy weather) is this shot of Nottingham 516 (KTV 516) a BUT 9641T trolleybus with Brush bodywork new in March 1950. (Roy Marshall collection, ref. RM02/C20946). As with all our posts, feel free to share widely but please credit us and please respect our copyright. And remember to 'like's 'follow' The Bus Archive.
    5 points
  14. We have spent most of the day looking at and booking a trip to New England in the fall next year. Another one off the bucket list. A happy New Year to all of you, may it be full of happiness, good health and love. Mrs B
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  15. These are the 5 windows (Andover road Bestwood estate) i used to dress every 2 weeks as a 15/16 year old in 60/61.........This was the Marsdens store which sadly has stood empty for many years....
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  16. I've got a first edition of the Bible, personally signed by Jesus Christ! I bought it from a book shop in Golder's Green. Hymie the manager assured me it was Kosher.
    4 points
  17. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/gallery/59-pictures-life-sherwood-over-3734823
    4 points
  18. There simply aren’t as many people here as there were a few years ago. Some of the people who used to generate/create new material have either disappeared or lost interest. Other members log in, see nothing new since their last visit, and go away again. The site drops into a vicious circle. And that doesn’t generate any new material, nor does it resurrect older posts. The majority of visitors are browsers who might occasionally make a comment; but mostly they just look at what other people say, and that doesn't move the site forwards.
    4 points
  19. My son, who spends most of the year working in Tanzania, today sent me the entire 471 pages of Prince Harry’s book, on WhatsApp! I never had any intention of buying the book and probably won’t be reading what’s arrived via the internet. From what I’ve seen and heard so far on TV he’s put all our military, Royal Family and the entire British population in danger of retaliation from the Taliban. What a sad, mixed-up young man Harry has turned out to be, I won’t comment on the woman pulling his strings!
    4 points
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  21. He's generated a lot of publicity about the book whether it was intentional or not, and people are talking about it and buying it, so maybe he's not that dumb. On the basis that there's no such thing as bad publicity, he's on to a winner. Presumably he needs the money. This has appeared in various places on the internet; it's a bookshop window display in Swindon with two books side-by-side.
    4 points
  22. Perhaps it's genetic. After all, his mother wasn't averse to washing her dirty linen in public. I don't have a copy but if I did it would be hanging on a nail in the outside loo. That's all it's fit for.
    4 points
  23. I gave up cigs 14 years ago after few false starts. In the end, I just decided to stop. It's a mental process. I'm not minimising the difficulty folks can face giving up. I struggled for years and still don't quite know how I did it except to say that the key was a DECISION to stop. As for Labour 'banning smoking'...as far as I can see this is a gross distortion coming from the usual right wing sources. I think it's pretty clear that Labour are looking at ways of reducing smoking and few sensible folk would argue with that.. But.. they are not looking at banning smoking. They ar
    4 points
  24. Set off a bit early today to go to the Hammond hall where it's my turn to serve tea and coffee, a bit frosty on the roads so had to be careful, anyway a round trip to Norton Disney then down Clay lane to Bassingham turn right and right again and I'm nearly at the hall tired, cold knees even though I was wearing jeans and out of breath but it's supposed to be good for you, today I rode my 1934 Humber cycle with shopping basket and child seat, stayed in second gear all the time though, I could have gone straight there along the cycle path just over a mile but as it was I covered nearly five mile
    4 points
  25. Received an unexpected and warming email from an old friend. We were apprentices together at the ROF. We were keen cyclists, touring and racing together for years and I was his best man at his wedding. So, it was a really nice surprise and I'll be responding to it at length. The indoor rowing and cycling is going well. 11k row this morning and should do another thisafto. On schedule to row more than 10 miles a day during Jan.
    4 points
  26. You don't want to give credence to a corrupt honours system used cynically by people who should know better. Or do you? If you do then just buy one like lots of other folk. I used to work amongst a load of folk who took great pleasure in adding the various honours to their names when sending letters (and latterly e-mails). I had a special headed paper made for these individuals only on which was printed my name and after (KCB Declined).
    4 points
  27. WELL NEW YEAR NOT LONG NOW?? I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL MEMBERS / FREINDS / AND OF CAUSE BIG EARS A VERY, VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT THE MEET UPS NEW MEMBERS AND THE REGULARS ALL THE BEST FOR 2023.
    4 points
  28. My father in law used to say that one of his neighbours who was very bald but had a rather splendid bouffant comb over “he has 3 shredded wheat every day. 2 on his plate and one on his head”.
    3 points
  29. Today I shall be mostly changing lubes on Chrysler. Moving hen coop ably assisted by cats. Communicating with hens and cats as needed. Listening to the existential problems my kids are having to deal with as their incomes exceed their desired expenditure. Here Mr. Dickens comes to mind ......... “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six , result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery” Mebee listen to a little music as the oil runs from Chrysler running gear..........for
    3 points
  30. Looks like the windows need dressing again ben you better get over there.
    3 points
  31. Is that one of Jill's liberty bodies on the counter Rog?
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  32. Whip and top and the mushroom shaped top called the window breaker for obvious reasons. Great fun. Playing Hop Scotsh on the pavement in chalked out numbered sections of the pavement slabs. Playing marbles in the quieter streets and snobs with friend sitting on the pavement. Winter warmers made from perforated tins filled with old cloth and sticks of wood lighted with paraffin and swung round on an attached wire that made the burning contents flare with flames. How childhood entertainment has changed.
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  33. Collect me new Glasses today Rog....so will look at a price compare later......loved the cuts of Bacon....dressed a few Marsdens windows similar to them.....still remember all the names of different cuts....... Gammon end Short back Flitch Streaky Rolled middle Gammon Lean Shoulder Smoked middle Collar AHH thats got me all 'Nostalgic''...........think i'll go and Bone a couple of ''Danish sides''
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  34. Way back in the early 1970’s I worked as a trainee TV service engineer. The company I worked for had a number of contracts for various sales outlets to repair TV’s and general electrical items, radiograms, hifi etc, that in those days were often bought on hire purchase. I think Rumblows (spelt?) was one company we did a lot of house visits for. You would find that there wasn’t a great deal of skill needed in repairing many tv’s as certain models would have common faults. I did hundreds of home visits most of which are lost in my memory but I well recall one. I went to a house on the Bulwell Ha
    3 points
  35. Sorry to disagree siddha - but it is ABUSE of religion that is a reason for us slaughtering one another. Using religion as a tool for power. Religion itself is a necessary ingredient in life for most. Although I am an agnostic, my Christian upbringing is still an integral part of my being.
    3 points
  36. This came up on Fb today. Aspley Lane 1950’s
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  37. Agree with both the above posts. Had some experience with it over the years. I am not and never have been JW. Disfellowshipping is a powerful weapon against any who dare to disagree. Shunning by closest family has to be potentially emotionally devastating. Certainly not Biblical.
    3 points
  38. Frosty morning here is Staffs. About to get kitted up to take water samples from the Trent and a tributary. The indications are that the water quality is good, however it will take a year of regular sampling before drawing any conclusions. The daily gym work is paying off and I feel much better than at this time last year. Done 300km on the rowing machine in first half of Jan - almost 2 hours p/d.
    3 points
  39. Here we go then @trogg Get down Locarno'' Sat night... Hair in a DA and wear some 'Cuban Heels'' Collar up...ala billy Fury'' Be the first in your group to Dance Splash of 'Old Spice'' Pick the best looking girl on the dance floor'''' Don't worry about being turned down..... When and if you get chance...use your best chat up line... like...''come here often?''' and ''get ya coat youve pulled'' If youve not scored by 10.30......give up and go home......and in future ''Don't be so silly'' '''
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  40. Ben, I never sang to any of my boyfriends! But I did go fishing with one of them ….
    3 points
  41. Yes. I remember in an interview on the tele when he first got in with Meghan his words were something like "I know it looks like history repeating itself". The idea should be to learn from history - ie don't do it!
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  42. It has been my custom, for more years than I care to remember, to camp out by my well on Hogmanay to get away from it all here in the far north of Scotland, where the event is a big thing. It snowed steadily all day yesterday and when the sun went down it froze. I managed to get my tent up before dark and retired for the evening at around 2200hrs. I survived the snow and freezing temperatures (-4°C). This morning at 0530 I got up and the tent was frozen solid above me! I took my mountain bike out and went for my usual New Year's Day bike ride. It was quite scary with yesterday's snow all froze
    3 points
  43. We have spent a lot of the day clearing out cupboards in the kitchen, especially the ones you can’t reach without a stool where you keep stuff that you never use - like espresso coffee cups when we don’t even have a coffee machine! Now we have space as the cupboards are washed along with the stuff we do use. There is an element of “Oh we'll keep that, it might come in useful” (it never does of course) You have to be ruthless. Always a sense of achievement.
    3 points
  44. Takes me back to some great times behind the Bar at Railway club Bulwell...........comedians...Singers...Dancing....and the fruit machine took ''Tanners'' Pint of Bitter and a 'Cherry 'B'.....about three bob''....and if anybody asked for a ''Cocktail'' they were ''Barred''
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  45. Started the year well with my gym work. 6k rowing and 12k cycling yesterday. 5k rowing and 10k cycling this morning. Probably do another session thisfto. I always row and cycle a lot in January as a team member of a cyber rowing club. The 'January Team Challenge' is a World wide event hosted by Concept2 - the gym equipment manufacturer. My target is to row 500k during January. Sets me up for the year
    3 points
  46. Happy New Year to all Nottstalgians. We normally prefer to spend NYE quietly, in front of the TV, but this year we were persuaded to go out partying and I’m so pleased we did. We had a brilliant evening with good friends in the most spectacularly beautiful home in The Park. A house of significant interest, being the childhood home of Capt Albert Ball and probably a place my granny and her sisters would have visited as they and Albert were good friends. I had to stay in bed late this morning, my head didn’t feel too good. Please let 2023 be a much happier year than the one we’ve jus
    3 points
  47. A date has been announced and building on the site of Padstow school commences later this year......with new houses... I am surprised that only 3 of us on here seem to originate from Old Bestwood estate.....also i seem to be the only one thats ex Padstow..... I must admit i get too sentimental about the old school and Bestwood in general....so much so that my happy memories (probably a bit Rose tinted'') tend daft enough... to make me sad when i venture up there now........ With this in mind i thought i would record on here something about the o
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  48. @philmayfield, do you think you could send me a photograph too, as I'm a bit short at the moment. Will pay you back when me gyro comes through.
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  49. I’ve got an inflatable dinghy and an outboard. I’m thinking of going over to France when the weather improves. Will I be put up in a luxury hotel in Calais?
    3 points
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