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  1. Take a look here, you might find something interesting http://www.lentontimes.co.uk/streets/cottesmore_school.htm
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  2. Maybe it's my rose tinted specs, but the people in the picture look far more friendly than they do today. They were just a nicer generation.
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  3. Can you pick anyone out in this old crowd photo? Taken at City Ground, could be cup winning year 1959, but think it is perhaps a few years later. The position of the shot was to the right of the old "Shippo's Ivor Thirst Score Board" on the side opposite the bench.
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  4. Don't watch soaps: really bores me sitting down at a certain time to watch the box - unless there's a good film, documentary, drama on.
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  5. Look at that Square!...it had character...now it's just a bloody parade ground.
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  6. All my favourite tv comedy is from times past,last of summer wine,fools and horses,porridge,dads army,are you being served,likely lads,etc, i just dont get present day humour. am i just a miserable old git,or dont they make funny any more,is it me or am i really too old, how do you feel/? are over 60s catered for?
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  7. Hello all nottstaligians! We decided to share our passion for local history and urban explorations of Nottinghamshire with everyone to celebrate our unique history. Here you will find all sorts of interesting local history and hidden facts from long forgotten railways to various types of buildings old and new, to schools, hospitals, churches, municipal and civic buildings and districts of urban conurbations, celebrities and things you never even knew were there. We hope you like and share our page. check us out! https://www.facebook.com/nottinghamurbanhistory
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  8. True Mod Attire @ #433 - remember the full length suede and leather coats and the unflattering flatties to go with them - pre Carnaby Street days?
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  9. Melissa, you may know this already but......... if you go to the Central Library in town you can have one hour free per week on the FindmyPast website to search all the online census returns. (1841-1911). I've spent hours in there because it's very addictive. If you want more than one hour - or if you aren't a member - you pay £1.20 per hour. http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/familyhistory
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  10. mellisa ada henshaw was my grand mother born heanor derbyshire but lived lea st radford 1901 of couse ada was a verry common name around this timefrom what i understand the henshaws had quite a few members of the family living in radford at the time, someof my clements family also lived in radford too around this time radford was a very crowded area in that time a lot of the sts were demolished in the 60s and new housing.radford still a heavily populated area but now a very diferent population than it used to be with the exception of a few remaining old families in the area. there are as i
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  11. Sorry, got it wrong ....... The statue was unveiled at 1 pm. It took them an hour and a half to concrete it in !!
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  13. Oh was it? I guess the name "Jack" had me bamboozled.
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  14. Whatever has happened to that plane there is something extremely dodgy about it all. God willing all the passengers are okay though!
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  15. And here's most of them. I've managed to cobble this from the Old Maps site which used to be good but is now a pain to deal with. For modern day reference, the road coming in from the left is Shakespeare Street joining Mansfield Road (Melbourne Street).
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  16. wellcome theres a few on here who are very helpful when it comes to family history so good look with your serch will look out for your posts o ancestory thread babs
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  17. Ayup Melissa. Welcome and have fun.
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  18. I am a newbie too... Living in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Been in Oz 30 plus years with wife and daughter. We recently went back to Nottingham after an absence of 10 years. The changes we noticed was the proliferation of pound shops...plus a few iconic shops had either gone or reduced in size. I noticed also the fantastic range of real ales, as opposed to the domination of the likes of Home Ales and Shipstones... which were frankly rubbish..... Cheers
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  19. Welcome Melissa to Nottstalgia !
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  20. By contrast, a group of us wanted to organise a proper Robin Hood Festival (at no cost to the council) a couple of years ago and the tourism committee turned it down as it would 'bring in too many tourists at the same time)
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  21. Nice to hear on the news this morning,"the TROTTERS" ARE MILLIONAIRES AGAIN. What would you do with a million pounds?
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  22. This was the one I had played for my Sue.
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  23. I hope and pray its landed and they are all ok.
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  24. Seems odd to me that they suddenly tell us the aircraft turned about 180 degs off course. I reckon it's been high jacked and told to fly to East MIdlands airport!
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  25. I have this vision of some kid in his bedroom using his computer to take control of the plane's computer systems and fly the plane, just like a computer game.
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  26. There can be all sorts of theories but I think there are people over in those parts who know more than they are letting on. Time will tell.
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  27. IVE Found over the years that having a sense of humour can defuse some tense situations.some years ago i got into spat with a big ugly bloke in a pub in Peterboro,he was sat opposite me at the same table and was really angry with me (he had been using foul language and i asked him to refrain) In fact he was enraged,and i am sure was about to hit me,WHEN HIS TEETH SHOT OUT and landed in his pint,i cracked up laughing,and thankfully so did he. :laugh:
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  28. Same here but one person I can't get a laugh from is one of my brothers in law. He's got the personality of a paving slab. He thinks he's the butt of all my jokes, when I fact he's not. But if it irritates him, then that's OK with me.
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  29. I do like a laugh but I find that I can laugh at myself quite easily. Everyone else does anyway. I have to bite my tongue sometimes as my sense of humour can get out of hand.
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  30. I'm always impressed by the fact that when someone famous dies - whether they were celebrity, royalty, sport, politics etc etc - within a few hours of the death there are always several good jokes doing the rounds about that particular person. Are the jokes all stored somewhere, waiting for the appropriate death to happen?
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  31. Never thought there would be such a long conversation about a ' butter dish '.
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  32. Int ee posh? Butter dish indeed - wot's wrong wi putting the packet on the table?
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  33. sure is a true tale of woe tcg had you have been born today you would have been born into a clean hospital wardand had at least the love and care of the great nurses on the maternity wingas well as the drs who i am sure would have picked up on you horrible mums attitude to you. .my great nephew now age 19 was like you born at 1lb 12 oz and given only a 20 percent chance of survival. he had such loving care of the nurses drs and his parentsand family and is still with us today i do wonder how you managed to survive under the circumstanses you had to live in but you were ment to be hereand must
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  34. As you get older (so I'm told) hair starts to increasingly disappear from your head, but increasingly sprouts in places like your ears, nose, and back. You sometimes see people - usually male - who have longer hair coming out of their nose than they do on their head.
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  35. I think out of the newish stuff 'Outnumbered' and 'Not going out' are damn funny,and as far as American humour...I found 'Soap' some 20 odd years ago funny,and the 'Golden Girls' was very well written. Old wasn't always so good...Father Dear Father,On the Buses,George and Mildred,Terry and June spring to mind. Even Monty Python...although some sketches were hilarious, the rest was run of the mill college humour fit for teenagers. Out of all of them,one I can watch over and over is 'Ever Decreasing Circles' with Richard Briers. A man who could completely take over a character, and have you f
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  36. I had a Chicago Town pizza from Iceland. I feel like e reprobate after seeing all the wholesome grub others have had..
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  37. Monty Pythons song, Always look on the bright side of life. It is not a joke, I would really like it played. My mothers dad was Irish and to me his funeral, was the best I have attended, he had fiddles, drums and everyone sang along to them, along with the telling the telling of jokes, about his life, it was a happy funeral and wake, even his wife joined in, that is the sort of funeral I want not a cold sad one.
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  38. re jimi, Isobel often told me that the last words I said as they wheeled me into the operating theatre for my heart bypass were "If I don't see you no more in this world I'll see you in the next, don' t be late" can't remember it, but how ironic I'm still here 14 years later and she isn't
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  39. I think for me it would have to be Jimi Hendrix and 'Voodoo Child'. Glad to say that I grew into a 'Wild Child' when I became a pensioner! Considering my life, I've done everything backwards but at least when I enter the pearly gates, I'll feel well satisfied that I did everything I wanted to do - well almost everything ( !hand!) - whilst on Planet Earth.
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  40. Joy of living...........Ewan Mcoll. If I Should Fall behind........Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band. Time to Say Goodbye..........Sarah Brightman. Somewhere Over The Rainbow.........Judy Garland. Something from Bob Dylan..... Something from The Pogues or the Dubliners....The Parting Glass maybe? Too many I know and not all Appropriate-feel a "mix tape" coming on.
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  41. Go now - Moody Blues Holding back the years - Simply Red Stand by me - Ben E King Reach out - Four Tops sounds of silence - Simon & Garfunkel Desolation row - Bob Dylan Leaving this town - the Beachboys We gotta' get outta' this place - the Animals
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  42. i have already left instructons for mine but i dont intend to go for a long while yet. 1 if tommorrow never comes 2 greatest love of all 3 3 wholley bulley. the last one of course to be played at full blast as people leave the cremitorium it will be thundering and everyone will be saying she up there dancing
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  45. For me it has to be "Morning" from the Peer Gynt Suite by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg as the guests arrive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbwMGZtIsY As they leave it will be Although SWMBO isn't that keen on the latter !!
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  46. On my demise i want Played I'll never find another you, Billy Fury, hubby will then automatically find the insurance policy to his sadness, i aint insured lol. Den email me still thinking of you in the sad loss
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  47. I'll have a bench on Radford rec like they do on Wollaton park around the camellia house , you'll enjoy sitting on ...........the grass.
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