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  1. Why can't we leave Robin Hood alone, he's always been in Nottingham , the world knows he is from Nottingham , mention Nottingham and they will say Robin Hood [except city council] job done.
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  2. Arthur Robinhood. Please forgive the Notts humor, which may not be understood by far off lands You raise some important questions, and will probably receive sensible replies eventually.
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  3. What!?! No health and safety, don't those chaps know smoking can kill you!
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  4. When was Robin Hood? The range of dates from scholars suggested-candidates is (late) 11th cent / 1110/1165 - Henry 8th, or (the main candidates) from 1170s - late 1300s/early 1400s. RH must have been before Henry the 8th.... The dates range from traditional dates of RH is (b) 1160 - (d) 1347/1374. It is said the long bow was not commonly used before 1333. RH must have become an outlaw before Piers Plowman of 1377. (Though it is suggested by Graham Kirkby that RH could be contemp with writing Piers Plowman and died after.) [Maybe also before Richard Rolle at Hampole 1349?] The king in RH is tr
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  5. I'm not sure if one/some of the comments are mocking/joking? I know that orthodox academics are over-/arch-critical of everything. I am also often mis-understood. I'm not in Notts or even UK but on opposite side of world so i don't know alot of local trivia (I do check everything i can). Thanks for the interesting (if not mock/joke). People are always complaining about taxes and beneficiaries. Yet do they ever raise a squeak about corporate shareholders who brag that they "don't work (hard) but [their] money works for [them]"? At least taxes are supposed to go to helping everyone, whereas lin
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  6. A chap in Holmfirth is a direct descendant of Robin,.............name of Billy Hardcastle,
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  7. If I chomped down on a hard tuffee, I was told to 'stop gronking'
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  8. I did a search of the forum on Robin Hood and was surprised to find there are no major topics/threads on Robin Hood, though there are a few on him. So i thought i would post a thread/topic on Robin Hood, though i am not sure i will be able to follow/reply it very much (other things i really need/want to do soon if/when i can). The idea is to see if we can find historical evidence of where/when/who RH was. People can also post links to RH sites. Now i must say that i am neither pro nor anti Nottinghamshire's claim and/or any other claim like Yorkshire. I don't want to offend any Notts fans. F
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  9. Just found these on YouTube. Might be of interest.
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  10. "O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us" Mapping Stereotypes (Click on each image on that page to see a larger version)
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  11. Thank you, my memories stop when I was a child unfortunatly due to my fathers work. Are the two lions still there outside the councill offices?
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  12. Fynger, don't be silly of course Robin Hood wasn't a myth, he was a mythter
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  13. Looking up can be pretty risky, them pesky birds have good aims...LOL
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  15. The Co-op Hall ticket was actually for a recital by someone playing the Onde Martenot, one of the first electronic instruments. The young lady was a soprano. There were no more than a dozen of us in the audience.
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  16. Bet he wet his wet suit?
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  17. 1970 Duncannon, Wexford County, Ireland
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  18. Everybody's musical tastes are different but as far as myself and others that I know are concerned, the 70's were appalling. The decade started off with the embarrassingly awful and narcistic 'Glam Rock' and finished with the crude and aggressive 'Punk' era. Things got so bad as far as I was concerned that when I moved down to Essex in 76 I gave up listening to Radio 1 and switched to classical music. Things weren't all bad, you just had to hunt around for it, fortunately I got to know personally Trevor Dann and John Holmes from Radio Nottingham and Paul Gambaccini who was at Oxford Universit
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  19. I think I've put several photos of West Bridgford buses on here in various places, but here's another:
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  20. When I lived in Annesley Rows there was a mobile fishmonger who used to call out "Any wet fish, fried fish, ki-ppers!" and a rag and bone man who used to shout "Ag bo!"
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  21. Still there !! Zoom in and move around a bit........... https://goo.gl/maps/uRSxW
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  22. Found this Link, there is a bit of Info on the Gedling Pit and what has taken its place. I hope you find it interesting. http://www.gedlingcountrypark.org.uk/heritage.html
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  23. I was thinking about the Small Faces the other day and it occurred to me that Ronnie Lane (Bass and songwriter) would have been a nice bloke to have had a drink and natter with.
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  24. He shares a house with Roger Moore in Bramcote.
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  25. I am having a lazy couple of hours sitting around browsing the Internet and landed on Picture the Past. I searched my favourite place "Gedling" and there have been so many additions since I last looked. I have come over all nostalgic, looking at all of those places and images of my childhood. This particular image of the entrance to Gedling Pit from opposite the Grey Goose, is probably uninteresting in its self to most people, but when I look at it, I see myself waiting there for my Dad to appear along the path. Coming home, probably from a double or more shift down the hole in the ground. Ey
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  26. Oh i don't know. Leave them for long enough and they'll start to hum. (I'll get me coat.......)
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  27. People saying its a bit black over Bills mothers.
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  28. Yes. Unfortunately it seems that he either cancelled or never had an endowment policy. His cancer was nothing to do with it. It's tragic when someone loses their home but he has been told for years that he had no case and even refused offers to try and sort it out. He's been a victim of this 'Freeman' nonsense that makes people ignore the courts thinking they can somehow win. Why his wife thinks they 'won' in court is really baffling. It was as clear a loss as us possible. Their no sense about common law oaths is pathetic too. I'm afraid they brought it all on themselves and gathering a mob do
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  29. #24. My youngest grandchildren still say their times tables out loud but they don't know all of them yet - only the 2x 5x and 10x - cos they're only 4 and 5 years old. They see it as a game, trying to outdo each other
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  30. He's improved a bit since then. It must have been 2011 or so when I met him. I was with a band that supported him and we all stopped in the same hotel. There was a group of us at the bar including him and he was quite chirpy compared to how I expected him to be.
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  31. Blakeys ?? The only Blakey I ever knew was the one who said "I hate you Butler"
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