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  1. Theres some old buses and trolleybuses in this film from 1951. I found this on a Glasgow website.
    8 points
  2. Not particularly transport related. Some views of Drury Hill
    5 points
  3. 5 points
  4. Still more trolleybuses
    4 points
  5. Why they did away with a public transport that was clean and quiet, is a mystery. If they'd brought back trolley buses instead of trams, there'd have been very little disruption putting the overhead lines in, and Nottingham would have been unique, being the only City in the country with trolleys. They could swing around another vehicle to get past, so keeping on time. Trams are everywhere nowadays, and total chaos while putting in the tracks. Then again every time they decide to extend the service, Phoenix is just the same.
    3 points
  6. I think some of these are sections of the same DVD that you are expected to buy. well worth watching tho'
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  8. Jonab as I was saying in another thread your memory of old Hucknall is better than mine as you must remember it as it was when you left and mine is as it has gradually changed, I think you would be lost now as it has changed beyond recognition, the close of the pits tore the soul out of Hucknall for a while and the closing of the Welfare tore the Friday night enjoyment out. Hucknall has changed from a self sufficient manufacturing town to a dormitory town, the majority of people now work out of the town. As for homes Rolls Royce is now being built on , the buildings are staying for their own u
    2 points
  9. Who'd have thought an innocent bit of knitwear could cause such confusion! Now.. on a different topic. Neither Mrs Col nor me are obsessive holidaygoers, but I do like a dose of the Sun and have been getting a bit restless lately (i.e. for about 5 years...) and Mrs Col really isn't interested in beach holidays in warm places. Last time we were abroad was about 10 years ago when we had a week in Nice in October. Nice, but hardly tropical. So anyway.. A very longtime Nottm friend is coming to Liverpool shortly and we were discussing meeting up, when he told me he and his M
    2 points
  10. Found these whilst sorting out some photos today: Beginning of Castle boulevard? Market Square?
    1 point
  11. Might of mentioned before carnie a few weeks ago in Wetherspoons i forgot about my left hand problem and tried to carry a coffee in each hand from Bar to table ET kicked in half way there, bleddy Coffee went everywhere......people stared,some laughed,others i think thought i was P....D..........Twas embarrassing but made a joke of it.....and being in Bulwell they soon forgot about it............until i started throwing me Garden Peas all over em..............lol
    1 point
  12. There is a very close relation to me with 'Essential Tremor' since childhood. I think they have had medication to help, but it still has an impact on daily life. Like you benj and your mam not letting you shell the peas. My relo would find it impossible to carry a cup and saucer. So if you wanted a cup of tea, you had to make sure you were not at the far end of the room, as there would be no tea left in the cup, it was all in the saucer by the time it was passed to you.
    1 point
  13. We've just shared a bottle of wine & a bag of salted peanuts, looks like she still loves me !
    1 point
  14. I make comments now and then about my ''shaky finger/hand'' and usually make light of it ,but have to say its got a lot worse lately.........so looked on the internet today and found a forum about it ''Essential Tremor'' after reading others problems with it i feel blessed its not much worse.......some have had it since childhood and over time its become much worse. Its hardly ever talked about yet there are thousands who suffer greatly from this incurable disease,and their plight as opened my eyes, ive joined the forum and can hopefully help some of em cope, with a bit of humour............
    1 point
  15. 24 years ago tonight Jan 22 '94 I met the future Mrs C. I keep reminding her how lucky she was meeting me !
    1 point
  16. Why oh why did they get rid of Market Square, more character in one slab than the whole of the place these days as the man said "the fairest in all England". Thanks Ray
    1 point
  17. Ian123: Feck! I almost sent my kids to that school, thinking that they would get a premier education - perhaps it's a good job we moved before they could get a place - they had enough beatings from me and their mam!!
    1 point
  18. You don't see lovely little wings like this on cars these days either:
    1 point
  19. The Thudersley "Invacar" three wheeler. Made at a plant in Thundersley in Essex - or so I believe. There was a chap worked at Plessey Beeston in the 70s who claimed to have done 90Mph in one....bleddy fibber!
    1 point
  20. Yo u can't beat that wonderfully melodious AEC transmission whine, from the Renowns and Regent Vs from about 1:55 onwards
    1 point
  21. I was transported back watching this video. Incidently, Mrs WW is now watching the video on her Mobile phone whilst at the same time watching a quiz on TV and also playing mahjong on the iPad.
    1 point
  22. Best wishes Ian. Try to keep posting.
    1 point
  23. My memory may be a bit hazy but i'm sure one of those speakers was John Peck of Bulwell. He regularly stood in the square Sunday mornings extolling the virtues of communism. As kid I loved the place, people preaching, people heckling, great stuff. Across the road to Lyons where they had litttle teapots on a rotating plate. Buy a pot and sit and listen to the people reminiscing, arguing, every nationality you could think of, the place was like a mini united nations. Anyone trying it now would be arrested for disturbing peace, inciting a riot, hate crime or anything they think up and
    1 point
  24. My thoughts exactly same as yours Margie ref' 80% and getting tearful........only difference is i was only 6 yr old..lol........all the blokes wearing suit and ties,Cars parking more or less on every street,hopping on the back of the Bus forgot about that,
    1 point
  25. Watched this all the way through, hoping I might see someone I knew, but seeing I was only 8 years old in 1951 there's probably no chance! Sobering thought that over 80% (just my estimate!) of the people in that film are probably no longer alive or, if they are, are very old. I particularly enjoyed looking at the Market Square as that's how I remember it. I'm a bit tearful now as I remember my mum taking me into town on the bus when I was little....
    1 point
  26. Re: the Willow wilson photo above. It was me who originally did that, and it's since been all round the internet. Here's a larger version taken from the original.
    1 point
  27. The old photos of Broad Marsh bus station bring back memories. I remember the tea shop in the first photo. Mum and dad took me in there when I was very little and the toast was lovely!
    1 point
  28. Jonab if you can visit it again ,I am sure you would enjoy it, you will recognise the High street and surrounding areas , it is very wheelchair friendly and with coffee shops etc with outside seating it is quite enjoyable sitting there with a coffee and a natter on a nice warm day, people are still friendly and talkative. If you do decide to let me know and I will meet up with you if you want. Welfare, the place of enjoyment, has been knocked down so you will not be able to relive and memories from there.
    1 point
  29. I remember seeing these cars on a daily basis years ago, two stroke engine & very unstable on the road. Nowadays disabled people can pick & choose what car they want !
    1 point
  30. My sister worked at Baker & Plumb Ian !
    1 point
  31. That bit of knitwear got me in trouble din't it. Seriously though, gang members here tend to put their baseball caps on backwards. They are then referred to by the term I used, which apparently may carry a far different meaning in Nottingham. I felt really bad about that. re. The Physical assault. That will probably come when you least expect it.
    1 point
  32. Here's your Little Demon bangers, Ian 123, but my favourite were the 3-2-1-Zero also made by Standard fireworks, although possibly not still made by the 70s. What school did you go to? I ask because the Nuns also beat me at both junior and senior schools.
    1 point
  33. I'm still sufferring from the "Well virus". I expect that within the next 48hrs I shall know whehter my trip to the septic city of Glasgow has rectified the situation
    1 point
  34. You'll be in good company Loppy.. the same is due here..
    1 point
  35. I agree about the ensuite. I don’t like that idea, especially with his and her wash basins. Many years ago I saw a two holer outside toilet - that was a rather sociable arrangement!
    1 point
  36. Sorry you're feeling a bit under the weather, Loppy. Go and curl up with Jake and Bailey. They'll make you feel better! You could always have a couple of Bob Martin's conditioning pills. Make your coat shine!
    1 point
  37. I am multitalented Katy!
    1 point
  38. So true, Phil. So true. We have a friend in Canada who was asked to give a speach at a church social about growing up in the war years in the UK. They had a guy whose job. It was every a.m to go around to the workers houses and bang on the window with a stick to wake them up. He was the knocker up. She said I could not understand the look on these ladies faces when I told them I got knocked up every morning.
    1 point
  39. Its ok Margie ive reported it Ode' indeed.......lol
    1 point
  40. Loppy. what would happen if you wore it back to front.. as is often the fashion with 'Da Yoof'? TBH, I regard the typical baseball cap as possibly the most useless garment ever devised. -It doesn't protect the back of the head or neck from Sun. -It is rarely waterproof. -It has almost zero insulating qualities -It doesn't cover the ears... or even most of the head. In short, it is a sun visor attached to a skullcap. Almost totally useless. Now this.. is a hat!!
    1 point
  41. Shirley, We were contemporaries. Were you also in Mrs Pearson's class, a member of her Speech Choir? Do you remember the giggles the first time we rehearsed Jabberwocky?
    1 point
  42. In this photo, the prefab-looking building on the left was some kind of further education annexe (or summat similar).
    1 point
  43. Wider view of the same thing. And including the cafe which served the Broad Marsh bus station.
    1 point
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