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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. Looking through some of the old memorabilia I've got in the back of a cupboard I came across the leaflet for the 1972 Nottingham Festival - cover shown below. This would have been the third year the Festival was held, and seems to be the only one I kept a leaflet for. It's interesting to look at some of the events listed, and I thought I'd mention them here in case they brought back any memories. I haven't included everything, just what strike me as the highlights, with some distinguished names: The Festival ran from 8th to 23rd July 1972 At the Playhouse: 17th July - Emlyn Williams as 'D
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. First trip of the year - to Florida to thaw out! Took three days to get down here, but it is a lot easier that way when you are towing a house. First location in Florida is Bonita Springs for a week to visit friends and family. At a rest-stop in central Florida - George has decided it is his turn to drive! All set-up at the RV Park in Bonita Springs.
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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. You even spelt Mablethorpe wrong, so I believe you.
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  17. Instead of a few "spotters" staring out of various aircraft with binoculars, whey don't they have high resolution cameras streaming the video back to base, or even onto the net to enable everyone to have a look? As for conspiracies - I'm with the one where certain administrations don't want to let on to others just how much they are being watched. That data stream from RR Trent 800 engines - presumably they can tell if/when the engines were throttled back (slowing down) and whether reverse thrust was used (during a planned landing). What is clear now is that it is common to have one or two
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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. 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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  20. So...Mick, are you saying the missing plane could have landed at Ingoldmells ? !
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  21. This was the one I had played for my Sue.
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  22. I hope and pray its landed and they are all ok.
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. When a child I sometimes ate my boiled egg and then turned the empty shell over to fool mam into thinking that I had not yet eaten it. When digging spuds from the garden I would put a potato shaped stone in with the spuds as a joke. I don't know why I thought she would be fooled! Anyone else play practical jokes as a child or for that matter, as an adult
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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. Many years ago, mid 60's, my mates girlfriend was invited to a party at Ruddington Nurses Home and told she could bring her boyfriend. As her boyfriend didn't drive, my mate and I offered to take them as long as we could get in. Upon arrival we were all welcomed except one miserable girl who had organised the do. I asked one chap who she was and he replied that it was his fiancé and that she insisted on my mate and I leaving as we were uninvited. As I'd brought everybody, my other mates girlfriend said OK, we will all go. On leaving, we passed the room with all the food laid out on a large tab
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  32. Never thought there would be such a long conversation about a ' butter dish '.
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  33. Just to be awkward. Storage...the deep one. On the table...the shallow one.
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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Let's look at the BBC's current top 'Comedy' shows:- 'Mrs Browns Boys' a totally stupid show, based around a ridiculous Irish transvestite that relies for comedy on the constant use of the F word, hah, f#####g hah. 'Miranda', a tall gawky unfunny twat that gets her laughs from constantly falling over, how hilarious. The only comedy show we love is 'Benidorm' the last series just sadly come to an end. It's not something you can tap into and appreciate, you have to have got to know the characters from the beginning, look out for early series replays, and regret the loss of Johnny Vegas and hi
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  37. 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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  38. I would like to go out to Freebird by Lynyrd Skynrd
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  39. 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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  40. BUMP Just browsing and i couldn't help giggling at some of the peoples choices, i'm not being morbid, cos it is going to come anyway,so we might as well laugh. Me and my other half have got our end bit paid for and I have Chosen.....Half way to Paradise by Billy Fury and my hubs has chosen ...Red Red Wine by UB40. Might as well send em home laughing.
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  47. 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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