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  1. As threatened, what a glorious day in Bulwell ! First off, Bulwell by the Bogs ! IMHO, Bulwell's premier pub ! Patriotic Bulwell Lot ! Here you go Robbie, Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding etc, they are giving it away at £5.50, a steal ! Mine's a pint ! Mrs Catfan enjoying hersen ! A lovely relaxing lunchtime with NO bleddy screaming brats either. Wetherspoons, eat your heart out.
    8 points
  2. Fetching water, Chapel St ca: 1950 Leonards
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  3. Hi, I apologise for not being on here much recently but I've got a new job at the B & Q garden centre, which, in relation to my other charitable, voluntary works, has kept me very busy, it's also THAT time of year up at the allotment. I should be flogging away at the garden centre today but I've come down with a really savage dose of gastro enteritis which has laid me low for the past few days. Last weekend, I managed at last to set up my PC and my all singing and dancing scanner which allows me to upload slides and even sort out my old black and white negatives properly. I've got thousa
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  4. Ingoldmells, Some sort bomb shelter in the background. Me pushing the pram lol
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  5. Chapel St Leonards ca: 1950
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  6. Three things which haven't been seen from this angle for a long while. The Rose of England pub from the rear (on the left); the old buildings on Mansfield Road with nothing to block the view; and the retaining wall from Victoria Station.
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  7. Three of us went for a long weekend to London for the Jubilee celebrations the other year. As well as seeing the flotilla along the river, we managed to pull in Canary Wharf, The Tower, Houses of Parliament, Covemt Garden, The concert on The Mall, and so much more. It was wonderful. Sod the cost. It was heartening seeing thousands enjoying themselves. The money generated by foreign tourism that week must have been phenomenal. Roll on the next do.
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  8. Even went there when i was 18 in my 1st car,.......sat.night gave the man behind the bar 10/- and bingo, me and the Girlfriend had a Caravan for the night..................Happy days lol.
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  9. And the water was a dirty brown colour and tasted like rust, but my foster Father used to say, Gerrit darn ya, and stop bloody moanin or I won't get ya a monkey on a stick. LOL Never did get a bucket an spade like the other kids, had to use empty ice cream tubs, those were the days lol can't believe I survived it all
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  10. A Cromwell Tank - from my father's album. He transferred from the RAF to the Royal Armoured Corps and was preparing to go off to Burma, 1945.
    4 points
  11. My missus says, and I agree with her, hurry up with the royal baby and get the politicians off the T.V. screen.
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  12. They are no more of a drain on the country than the feral yobs that hang about smoking roll ups, drinking energy concoctions and playing scratch cards. I know which I'd rather subsidise !!!!!
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  13. Allways Ingoldmells for us, right up to meeting hubby one night in Skeggy in 1964. (A funny little naughty story for you) When we had been courting a year, we wanted to go on holiday together. Well you can imagine it was out of the question in those days. SO. My sister and I booked a four birth caravan in Ingoldmells, and the laddo's were going to pitch their tent behind the Sealands Pub! Mam and Dad agreed to that. Anyway, when we all woke up the next morning off they went to pitch the tent behind the sealands, "Just in case"! Guess who rolled up 15mins later? I can't remember why? MI
    3 points
  14. 12 /14 in a Four Birth, Skinny Dipping at Midnight. OH Those Su Ammer Nigh Ites.lol That's the site benjamin!
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  15. We had holidays at Chapel St Leonards from 1946 until 1953. Our caravan was a big old ex railway carriage (there were 3 of them, + 3 other little caravans, like in your photo, Tompa) in a field on Sea Bank Road opposite the Grange hotel. The 'carriages' had 3 rooms comprising one kitchen/living area and 2 bedrooms. I remember the windows opened with a leather strap with holes punched in them. I suppose they were quite spacious compared with the smaller caravans ... There was an outside WC in a little shed for each caravan and the 'dilly men' emptied them once a week during the night. The
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  16. littlebro, it's not quite as easy as that. The Rover Company at Barnoldswick and Clitheroe in Lancashire had the job of manufacturing the production version of the Whittle W2B/23 engine. This engine was invariably referred to in reports, etc, as the B23. The Air Ministry told Rolls-Royce, who had by then taken over Rover's work on gas turbines, that the designation B23 looked and sounded like a bomber aircraft designation. Rolls-Royce then appended its R to the B23 to produce the RB23, and gave it the name Welland. All subsequent engine types had the RB prefix. It is generally understood that
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  17. I see in the new Sunday Times Rich List, the Queen is placed with £330 million, an awful lot of money. But compare that to Simon Cowell at £300 million, Jamie Oliver at £240 million and the Beckhams at £210 million. What have they done for their country?
    3 points
  18. Crikey managed to get a photo on here..... My class photo from Portland Rd junior school, 1949 or 1950... not sure
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  19. There has been activity within those hoardings. I understand that the concrete basin is there and that they have lined it with GRP. The access doors are not as high as the rest of the surrounds but still too high to see over - it needs someone with a selfie-stick to grab some photos. The Emett plaque is in there as well but no other parts of the clock yet.
    2 points
  20. Brilliant photo's. If i could remember how to upload a photo, id put some more up myself
    2 points
  21. Marge. I get the quinces from it - they are the smaller kind, not those that are pear-shaped, and grate them. I then sprinkle the gratings onto ice cream. Boy! it is wonderful. The ice cream takes away most of the tartness and the blended taste is terrific.
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  22. We always went on the train to Skeggy, exitment broke out when Boston Stump came into view..... could never understand why, it never looked like a " stump " to me anyway. lol.
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  23. CAR. At 18. You must have been rich benjamin. Coach for us. Never the train, couldn't afford it. Mind you. we had some laughs on the coach, chattin' the talent up. Lol
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  24. Great pics. Tompa,bet we all bumped into each other back in those days,'carnie' Margie' and probably many more on here,we used to go in a caravan on Trunch lane the club was called 'Happy Days' and indeed they were.
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  25. I've just been up into the loft, it's in a bit of a mess since they put in our new central heating system last October. I put all my slides in circular Hannimex carousels, these contain 120 slides each and I've got rather a lot of them!! It's difficult to go through everything without tidying the place up first and even though each box has a description, the writing has faded somewhat. I have to clamber over Hornby Dublo, Dinky toys and some interesting documents re Wollaton Vale in the 1920's, apart from that this bloody illness won't go away and I feel terrible, things will have to wait for
    2 points
  26. Great photo's Tompa, They evoke some great memories. Those were the days. Real Caravans. Gas Lights, Water Buckets, Slop Buckets,Toilet Blocks. Loved It. I remember one of the holidays at Towyn near Rhyl in the 80s when our children were young teenagers, the caravans we stayed in, still had those pleasures! No television, but we could hire a radio. Oh! I forgot the bed that we pulled down from the wall. At least there was a club on the site. Beach all day, a couple of Bitter and Limes at night and then back to start assembleing beds. No mean feat.
    2 points
  27. #7 I have seen some great photographs on Nottstalgia covering a multitude of subjects but for me littlebro, your dad's photo is far the best I have seen for a very long time. Brilliant.
    2 points
  28. Yes. It was at Bobbers Mill, at the start of Aspley Lane, across the road from the Wheatsheaf pub. Previously it was a storage facility for Players. It is still there, on Ascot Road, I think it is. By the way, do you have the book I co-authored telling the story of the Meteor tank engine, published by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust?
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  29. They are c..p the whole lot of them,.......they dont care a monkies about you and I , so why give them the time of day, our hard earned money and any status in a world of poverty, unrest and Ill health .......
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  30. In spite of extensive searches on the internet I am unable to locate the site of the Tank engine factory that RR swapped with Rover for their gas turbine facility in Barnoldswick. The factory was located in Nottingham but does anyone know where? Thanks Canuck
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  31. The Queen doesn't own the Crown Jewels though, much of her ' assets ' are not actually hers to dispose of. The Crown Estate Commisioners are responsible for managing all royal property and the net annual profits go to the Treasury. As you may imagine, this amount is substantial. The Queen does receive a percentage, currently 15% of the net profits, to compensate for the recent removal of the Civil List.
    1 point
  32. FLY2 (#246), this is a photo of my parents with the kids at Trusthorpe Hall.
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  33. Since Trevor left the Limekiln I thought it was not as busy has it used to be.Both are great pubs in my book.
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  34. Ingoldmells With my foster mother Mrs Coxon the fat one, and that's me pushing the pram. lol far left is Mable Green, Mam, Phyllis Musson, Ann Musson, me, and Harald Musson.
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  35. Like Michael and Blondie I love them all. I am at present trying to make displays of Alpines in old sinks. My favourites here are the multitudes aof different Saxifrages, Sedums and Sempervivums. In the greenhouse are trays of bedding plants which will be in containers all over the garden by the end of May. In the shallow rockery facing the conservatory are the more invasive Alpines such as Cerastium (Snow in Summer), Aubretia and Eidelweiss. When I asked my wife what was her favourite flower she said Peonies (!!??).
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  36. He certainly is Catfan, keeping quiet then comes up with all this usefull stuff does our Chulla. I knew about the Meteor engines being down rated Merlins, the reason being that a bloke in the West Country obtained one of those fibreglass Spitfire replicas and decided to make it a ground runner for fetes etc etc. The cost of a real Merlin put one of those out the window and he obtained a Meteor instead from redundant military stock, relatively cheaply. It took some fitting, then he fitted out the cockpit with original components and ended up with a very cool looking and sounding Spitfire he w
    1 point
  37. Looks like a much better class of clientele too, judging by the Roller. Glad your feeling better catfan.
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  38. No wonder I missed it, it's out in the sticks. I do like Marstons Pedigree though!
    1 point
  39. Thanks for that picture firbeck. It brings back so many memories for me,as a lad and teenager. Jumped off the bridge with my mate just there. Fished regularly near the power station outflow as a kid.
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  40. #111 Totally agree.
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  41. Many thanks to everyone for your input - just got to decide which to go for now! Thanks again!
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  42. #105 TBI I don't resent privilege for what it gives others (your silver spoon comment) but yes I do believe that constitutionally selecting a head of state from a single blood line is an anachronism in the 21st century. The UK monarchy is an expensive drain on the taxpayer. The Queen and her family cost over 100 times more than the costs of the Irish president. Also the Palace does not fall in with other public institutions in setting and working to a budget and operates to different rules to everyone else when it comes to tax obligations. The monarchy enjoys power privileges over the leg
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  43. I love them all as flowers can say so much, if we did not have flowers our lives would be so dull.......... Walking in a woodland in the Springtime covered in Bluebells is mind blowing and any new buds etc makes me feel very emotional, as do seeing well stocked gardens, roses, climbing plants and hanging baskets in the Summer............
    1 point
  44. A coincidence which maybe you hadn't realised.......the site of the old Power Station now includes a large B&Q with a garden centre.
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  45. We have a Japonica (Japanese Quince) growing up the front of our bungalow. Over the years it grew to an unmanageable bush, but was ablaze with flowers for a week or so each Spring. Last autumn I had a serious hack at it and just left the main stems. We wondered if it would flower so profusely again this year. Judge for yourselves.
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  46. I can't possible comment, But Newark and Gainsborough have a group each of certain peoples and we live on the rat run between the two areas. How about that for non inflammatory diplomacy...perhaps I should run for parliament or maybe just for the hills!!!!
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  47. Must have been nicked by 'outsiders' passing thru catfan.
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  48. Back view of the Rose of England yesterday from outside the Victoria Bus Station. looks a bit sad.
    1 point
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