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  1. I bought a second hand ladies fur jacket off Sneinton Market around the mid 60's in my hippie days. Cheesecloth shirt and purple flared cords with Paisley inserts. No wonder dad cringed when I went out.
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  2. I've posted this link in another thread but thought I ought to post it here too, http://www.historyworld.co.uk/
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  3. On Ebay at moment photo of interior showing part of the former Black Boy Hotel
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  4. This area would definitely be my choice of abode in Nottingham Stu, .....but unfortunately the kids got there first !!!!
    3 points
  5. See what i mean.........even the Boss ignores me...............lol.
    3 points
  6. Oh Catfan, you're the expert at extolling the virtues of your beloved Bulwell. Are you the alleged head of the Bulwell Mafia ?
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  7. I think you've gone onto the mobile skin! I think only admins can reset this for you. Happened to me before!
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  8. I really like Hucknall but I've never lived anywhere but Radford and I'm pretty happy here
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  9. Bramcote - if it is good enough for Roger Moore then it's good enough for me.
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  10. colly, I once saw a bunch of photos of cake decorating gone wrong. Someone had called the bakery and asked for Happy Birthday Stephen, it's Stephen with a ph. and the cake said Happy Birthday Phteven.
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  11. Sorry, I suppose this could go under "Pet Hates" bit I think it might have a lot of mileage in it! I hate it when supermarkets "hide" a full priced article in with loads of offers! I was in a suprmarket the other day with the grandkids buying chocolate - what else are grandparents for. They had a "Buy 3 for £1.20" deal, so, mouth watering, I thought "Ooh, one for me!" We chose our Galaxy bar, and Whisper and I had a Mars bar. Got to the checkout - no offer. Went back to the shelf which was full of these "3 for £1.20" bars - except for the Mars bar, right in the middle, which was part of a se
    2 points
  12. #2 But I could change my mind for this place in the Med, it is wonderful(been there ten times.
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  13. If I could afford it Newstead Abbey Grounds, but my money will not reach that far, so I will settle for the council house in slab square. Middle of Nottingham.
    2 points
  14. Do you mean since I moved in there RobL? Having spent my growing-up years in Arnold I know where I'd rather live
    2 points
  15. Hi crankypig re post 27, Yes the convent is lovely, my daughter bought a flat by the playhouse , now living in Shanghai but rents it out ......beautiful property and location ......handy for the derby road hostelries !!!!! And the theatre .....
    2 points
  16. I always thought posher areas would be more targeted with burglaries because people know it's a nice area and people living there are likely to have more valuables..
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  17. Not a knock on the area at all Michael but unfortunately I think many who live in the area would cite the various problems that Bilborough has these days. It's not just a couple of people and it's not just Bilborough. Yes, 'posh' areas as you term them have crime and violence too - off course they do - markedly less of it though.
    2 points
  18. Bravia40x,samsung ue55ju6800,5mbpx netflix,bandwidth5mbtx,streaming,.............i know ive woke up this morning,but what planet am i on ?
    2 points
  19. I'm with Banjo, Somewhere on the western side of the Trent like Bleasby, Fiskerton, Morton, Averham. Would obviously have to be cautious of any flood prone areas. Alternatively some of the beautiful villages further away from the river Gonalston, Thurgaton through to Southwell
    2 points
  20. Chulla , how dare you compare me with an Aeroplane !!!!!!!! only joking because your wife may not speak to me again if I shout at you. But Brenda may sound italian to you because you've known me for so long. There is a name in italian which is similar Wanda ( Vanda) Many english names are popular here but the emphasis on certain letters change the name completely. Nicola is a masculine name pronounced NicOla emphasis on O. AlicE emphasis on E (female). Ida (Eeda) A lot of masculine names translated are very old names but quite popular here. Maurizio, Maurice, Giorgio, George. Alberto , Alber
    2 points
  21. Would help if I could. Sorry, no idea on that one, Benji.
    2 points
  22. Catfaan,Stu,Carnie,Melissa,and David,.........you all tried to help Col........what about me and me Smilies ?
    2 points
  23. I'm perfectly OK where I am. Got everything I need around me in this area.
    2 points
  24. Anywhere in Nottingham with only one exception....................................Aspleh !!
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  25. I know col.............i still aint got me smilies.............
    2 points
  26. Just watching the newspaper review on BBC news channel. The Telegraph has a headline about proposals to ban confusing offers in supermarkets. Perhaps their reporter reads Nottstalgia!
    2 points
  27. Here's the Black Boy before it became the building we recognise. Seems to have been a bit of a nondescript place until Mr Fothergill got his hands on it; this is the building which he modified to his own style.
    2 points
  28. Bilborough Shirley. I have the Email address of Natasha at the Bilborough History Society but not allowed to give it on here. However the next meeting is on Wednesday 24th February at 2pm in the St. Martin of Tours Church in Bilborough Village. If you can't attend, Google St.Martin of Tours Bilborough Village and lots of info comes to light.
    1 point
  29. Get out there more then bubble! Keep em viable.
    1 point
  30. In my humble opinion, Southwell is very much the most attractive town in Notts. Love the place.
    1 point
  31. These and similar villages are some of my favourite places in Nottinghamshire. I probably wouldn't feel a need to go that far away from the city, particularly as I work there. The place I would certainly choose would be Woodborough, or possibly Lambley. There are problems with floods these days but aside from that they're great for what I want out of life, in Nottingham anyway. I have to be honest and say there are vast swathes of Nottingham I wouldn't touch with a barge pole these days though. Things are not what they were.
    1 point
  32. This may be going back too far, but that empty space with the grass used to look like this (looking up Radford Rd; Gregory Blvd going left-right). The space housed, among other things, one of Nottingham's early cinemas - The Grand.
    1 point
  33. There's an interesting book about the WW2 oil exploration called "The Secret of Sherwood Forest" available online from Amazon.
    1 point
  34. I have also reset DAVIDW from Mobile Skin to OldSchool. When we upgrade to forum V.4.1.8.1 from 3.4.7, some skins may not work fully.
    1 point
  35. PP. That was for measuring inside-legs. "Which side do you dress, sir?"
    1 point
  36. I like Newark(has a nice anagram ) has some nice pubs & three book shops.
    1 point
  37. I'd live in Woodthorpe where I grew up. The particular area where I used to live hasn't changed much and when we visit there now, it's like going back in time. I suspect, though, that wanting to go back to live there is probably more of wanting to go back to my youth! But I'm actually happy living where I am and, on reflection, I think I'll stay here and just visit my birthplace now and again..
    1 point
  38. Although Loughborough is in Leicestershire my house is only about half a mile from the Nottinghamshire border.(Normanton on Soar) I enjoy living where I do, I can get into Nottingham in under an hour(20 minuets by train) & often do. My house is only a quarter of an hour's walk from Loughborough town centre & most shops/supermarkets.( & quite a few nice pubs ) I have good neighbours & I live close to the railway station & bus stops for access to public transport. There are many other reasons why I like living where I do Is there anywhere else I would like to live? NO
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  40. As a kid, we used to call anyone with the name Maureen, Maureen Mavourneen, after an Irish song with that name.
    1 point
  41. There really is no answer to that Lizzie..................
    1 point
  42. That reminds me of this (very) old joke. A Yorkshiremans' wife dies and the widower decides that her headstone should have the words "she were thine" engraved on it. He calls the stone mason, who assures him that the headstone will be ready a few days after the funeral. True to his word the stone mason calls the widower to say that the headstone is ready and would he like to come and have a look. When the widower gets there he takes one look at the stone to see that it's been engraved "she were thin". He explodes - fooking 'ell man, you've left the fooking "e" out, you've left the fooking "e
    1 point
  43. My middle name is Elizabeth, a name which goes back at least 4 generations in my family. Really hate my first name so not talking about it. However I was apparently going to be named Cynthia and my parents had second thoughts thank goodness, my first name isn't that bad! My sons are Nicholas and Andrew, shortened from very early on to Nick and Andy. If either of them had been girls then Lucy was favourite. My husband's first name WAS Cyril! His parents always called him by his middle name ..... bit odd that. Anyway Cyril is only on one document now, his birth certificate. Over the yea
    1 point
  44. It's also annoying when you do pick the right items on offer, but the till hasn't been updated! This happened to me in Boots, buying hair colour on 'Buy One get one half price'. The item was £6.50 and the total came up as £11.99. The cashier was adamant this was correct because 'the till says so'. I was being charged £7.99, and she said I had read the price ticket wrong. I decided I didn't want them (huff and puff while she cancelled the sale) and offered to return them to the shelf. Adjusted my glasses and read the ticket again, my product was definately £6.50. I went back to the cashie
    1 point
  45. Sometimes a middle name can be the surname of one of the parents if they weren't married at the time of the birth registration. We have two examples in my family tree.
    1 point
  46. My mother was Joan. You don't hear that one now. Personally I don't like it but I do like the Irish derivative - Siobhan
    1 point
  47. You are testing my memory now! Hardys Drive, it was a unmade road then.The first house on the right going down my sister in laws sister lived there.Cath or Kath. i think. At the bottom of the road was a big gate? leading to a big house? the doctors house ? I seem to remember going down there so i presume i must have known someone down there. Between Hardys and Balls there was a family with two lads, possibly Michael Wood and a older brother. The younger one{my age} decided he wanted to fight me ? after i had dealt with it his older brother chased me.Luckily i was a good runner.There was a
    1 point
  48. Something our idiot councillors should remember when the rest of us are tightening our belts.
    1 point
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