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  1. Many years ago in the early 70's, my then girlfriend rented a room on Wilford Road, West Bridgford. The room was effectively one of the upper bedrooms of her house and had a side room forming a kitchen area. The old lady asked for six months rent in advance to secure the two rooms. My girlfriend managed to get the money together and moved in the following week. At first the old lady seemed quite friendly and looked a little like the lady in the movie "The Ladykillers" She had very strict house rules including, no overnight visitors, no music and no exotic cooking to mention just a few. Sh
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  2. Today we visited the Millennium Point at Birmingham, specially to view the Rowland Emett Water Clock. The Clock looked absolutely Beautiful. Congratulations to The Engineer and Team for all the hard work you have put in. When we arrived, it was just after 3.15pm, so we sat and admired the Clock untill 3.30pm, when the show began! As the Petals opened up and the clock went into its magical action, it was a pleasure to see again. We look forward to seeing the Clock back home in Nottingham once more. Well done for all the dedication of the team who have made the Clock Sparkle as new again
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  3. Thank you for the feedback Carni. I'm sure you'll agree that there will be renewed interest when the clock is back home, as it looks quite different from what people will remember before we removed it in February. Also bear in mind you've seen it dry - the addition of water will further enhance the impact. A visitor said to me "You can just watch it like fire or water." Engineer
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  4. These two videos of Victoria Station were in the Nottingham Post today. They are from the late 60's, prior and during it's demolition in 1967. The second video shows a selection of steam engines at the Victoria Station in 1964. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JBvPRfkpS1A
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  5. What excellent pictures Smiffy just passed the bay window is Headon Terrace where my dad was born, he went to Bosworth St school is there any chance that your granddad went there as well. From the 40 terminus in the opposite direction their was the Royal Ordanance factory and the engineering firm Midco also Pork Farms factory Blackburn and Starling. The ice cream van sold the best ice cream in Nottingham the man who had it was called Sallarey. The Laundry and Walsall place later became a baby clinic. Looking at the pictures of the Trolley buses, did one take the second road next to Wilford
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  6. Welcome to Nottstalgia, humdinger, I'd be interested in any info you have on this subject. My understanding is that the walls were originally built sometime after the cutting was excavated which was around the time of the Napoleonic Wars c1812. Before that time the hill was much higher at the level of the existing small road, Arch Hill, which is now left standing alongside it and leads onto Arch Bridge. The decision was taken to lessen the height of the hill as it was difficult to pass, particularly in winter, being so steep, muddy and rutted. To supposedly help the local community, generally
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  7. Hi all, came across this forum after finding an article in NPost. I was born in Aspley in my great aunt Edna's house. My mum was born and bred in Radford, Dad was from Corby, Northamptonshire and we moved there when I was about nine months old. We visited mama as often as we could, till the day she died my mum always thought of Nottingham as home. Mama's maiden name was Belshaw and I am fascinated to learn anything about her family and life in the 1900's. She lived on Trafalgar Street until she was moved into a flat on Denman gardens (opposite the old wash house). After my grandad Alec d
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  8. Mystery solved....he was waiting for Noddy.
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  9. No - the trolleybuses never went up Queens Drive. All went up Wilford Road. You are right that 6-wheelers were not often used on the 40 and 47, although they did at the very end. They were awkward to get round the sharp bend from Parliament Street onto George Street, and also the turning circles at Wells Road (40) and Ransom Road (47). However it may be that the earlier (1930s) 6-wheelers, as on the photo, were not such a problem - they were quite a bit shorter than the 1950s 70-seaters that many of us remember so well on the 43, 39 and so on.
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  10. we used to stick a drawing pin on a gate latch with dog muck. I hope they didn't kiss the thumb better
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  11. Like Bilbraborn in an earlier post I was seeing a young lady who lived in Clifton. It was 1967 I remember it well because she was mad on the Bee Gees and Robin Gibb in particular . The song at the time was Massachusetts . I used to walk her to her last bus then when she got on I legged it out of the bus station up Stanford Street then right into a narrow alleyway then on to Friar Lane and Maid Marian Way and catch my last bus to Broxtowe number 62 I remember. The bus more often than not had started to move off and in those days you got on at the back where the conductor stood and it was op
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  12. Once had a lift from Long Eaton to this spot, on the back of my friends Lambretta. He had removed the covers and foot rests, so foolishly I placed my feet on some rather hot part of the scooter. When I got off and walked towards the 67 / 68 bus stop, my shoes stuck briefly to the ground as the underside had started to melt ! Smiffy
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  13. When I was in my third year as an apprentice sparky, we did a big refit job in Long Eaton at a hosiery factory. being a bigger job there was several younger apprentices there too. One morning tea one of these young lads went down to the factory tea room to make the jug of tea and was gone ages, I was sent to look for him,when I found him he was lying in a heap in a corner stark naked ! Some of the ladies had took a fancy to grab him in the tea room and they stripped him and pushed him outside, poor lad daren't go anywhere on his own in the factory after that ! Nowadays it would be consider
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  14. I am sure that I read Canning Circus had a permanent gallows,from the early to late 1700's. Can anyone confirm this.
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  15. I was waiting for SWMBO in the car park outside Hucknall leisure centre, I was waving & gesticulating at her to come to the car but she took no notice. I then realised it wasn't SWMBO but a school girl in uniform, GULP!! I could almost feel the handcuffs going on & read the headlines in the Evening Post..
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  16. Keep the Nottingham flag flying in Thailand, Bing.
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  17. Born and bred in Old Radford I certainly can speak nottnm. I bet our house here in north-east Thailand is the only one for many miles around that mashes a cup of tea. And my Thai wife and kids understand "av yer mashed miduck?"
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  18. BUMP After spending a very nice break in a Smugglers Cottage in the heart of Looe. I thought I would share this moment with you. It is a 15th Century Grade 2 listed building, made very comfortable for a Holiday Let. As with all old buildings, there are low Ceilings, narrow and very steep stairs, with quirky turns. The first floor, One bedroom opened onto a step up, opposite bedroom opened onto a step down. The stair case then went up to an open plan bedroom, curtained off, with a Shower in full view on the landing (strange) OK if you like to be seen beside which was a door to the bathro
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  19. Melissa. Re #16. My mum was born in Salisbury Street in 1923 and left to get married in 1944. My grandparents, William and Henrietta Stevenson still lived there until around 1962. When looking through the old White's and Wrights Directories, I found my grandparents name at I thing (but maybe wrong) number 79. There was another Stevenson family on Salisbury Street. My grandparents used to drink in the Marquis of Lorne.
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  20. Re#31 Well said Michael, I scoffed at this US influenced farce at first, and vowed never ever to partake. However, I was asked by two of my grand kids so I relented as long as I can choose the charity. I was 69 last week so may need assistance from one of the main charities in the near future. So come on Fynger, lighten up, it's just harmless fun. I don't mind donating a few quid once in a while! By the way, I still detest FB.
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  21. Looks like granddad had a hurried marriage, since mum was born two months later! Must take up the genealogical challenge and find his background. There was talk of him being Jewish, which I was hoping he was, but with a name like Whitby....?
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  22. As kids, not only did we knock on doors and run,we would tie two door knobs together with a length of string.
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