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    I enjoyed working there, except when someone cut themselves on bacon slicer. They had an amazing canteen, the sandwiches had more filling than bread! I also worked for a while in a factory at Beeston putting fancy trimmings for furniture and clothes on cards. Think it was called jenning or something like that, didn’t stay long though as it made your hands sore. But I got the fringed trimming for my jeans for nothing, a must if you were a “mod”.
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    Car dealers are the modern day equivalent of horse traders. A generally untrustworthy bunch of people.
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    It was my ambition to work on the biscuit counter in there when I was a child. I loved that biscuit counter. Can smell it now. They got rid of it. Had to go into teaching instead!
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    I’ve spent nearly all my life typing (and still need to type daily as we’re still running a business here) and when I get an email, usually a long interesting catch-up email, I decide to answer it ‘soon’ but never get around to it. Instead I will pick up the phone and call that friend who I haven’t seen for months or years. We chat for an hour or more and I love it. Texting is ok if there is no time to talk but I much prefer to have a proper chat.
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    There's normally a local GC to suit everyone's tastes. Timmermans, a good cross section of everything. Brookfields, expensive and poor plant selection. East Bridgford, more of a shopping complex, and before it, Frosts, again expensive and poor plant selection. Dukeries, appalling. Wheatcrofts, poor selection, and coffee shop. Hollybeck, brilliant coffee shop, and reasonable prices. Southwell GC, reasonable. Reg Taylors, outrageous prices. Jacksdale GC, good. Reuben Shaws, reasonable cafe, good plants. Floralands, reasonable prices, cafe brimming with kids. Moores, good selection. Bardills, reasonable prices, good selection, and very friendly staff. However, appalling service in the coffee shop. Trowell, good all round selection of everything, and a good cafe.
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    I notice there are no posts on the girls schools at Clifton apart from Clifton hall, did any of you ladies attend either Farnborough or Charnwood in the 60's/70's? Rog
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    Reading about our Ben and sheds I thought it would be an idea to have a seperate topic related to sheds,don't think one has been done before but sorry if it has, anyroad, what do you get upto in the shed,(ladies and gents) is your shed a worshop,a place to relax and put your feet up, a place to escape the rigours of life or is it just a wooden building in your garden where you keep spiders and other creepy crawlies? Here's a project I got upto in the summer while I was waiting for some spare parts for another project, this is an old Sufflok iron foundary engine as found on Qualcast and similar lawnmowers, it had not worked for years so I took it all to pieces as us men do, cleaned it up, painted it and re built it, mounted it on a nice piece of varnished wood, put some petrol in the tank and it fired up, a lovely little toy and all the work done in my shed (which is a tip by the way) Rog
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    Some cracking photo's there Compo, worth making a seasonal calendar out of some Rog
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    Quite true TBI, I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said "Don't believe everything you see and hear on the telly" Rog
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    Just after I took this picture I had to use the wash wipe because the little so and so did a poop up the window Rog
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    Now they're draped in a rainbow flag Rog
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    Just about to write that myself Phil, I'm going to have to have a clearout though no matter how much it upsets me Rog
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    It's worse than it looks Rog
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    I've often thought about getting a leather flying helmet and goggles to wear when riding my trike Rog
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    Don't know why Phil,it's good to be different, shows character Rog
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    Mine are only prescription drugs Rog
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    I've read stuff about the place on here but can't remember where abouts, must have been tied in with some other topic like so many,pehaps comes under Skegness or coal mining topic Rog
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    I used to catch the 68 from the old Broad Marsh after another session at the Peoples college, in them days there were the NCT 68,South Notts to Gotham or East Leake or the WBUDC that was numbered the same as NCT,68, NCT always went down Queens Drive and over Clifton bridge while South Notts and WBUDC went down Wilford lane I think the reason was the low bridge on Wilford lane between the Chateau and Wilford village, if I missed any of those it would be the 67 which I think terminated near the Peacock pub,what we called "Big shops" Rog Edit, forgot to add some of the WBUDC and South Notts buses ran from Huntingdon street as well as Broad marsh, I used to catch them near the bus depot on Parliament street when going home from the garage at the bottom of Sneinton road when I wasn't goint to work on me bike
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    Thanks Mick, I did wonder, at first I thought it was the 68 terminus near the top of Farnborough road but with no sign of Pastures avenue I had to think again, didn't all the terminii have those clocks Rog
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    67 terminus Langstrath Road / Green Lane.
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    When I were a nipper living down the Meadows I used to stand with my Grandmother outside Bridgeway hall selling poppies,(probably 1956-57)I would only be about four years old onwards but every year I stood with her for quite a few years,one thing that I remember most about that time was the amount of men in suits with an arm of the suit jacket tucked inside out and kept inside the jacket if you know what I mean,or one the leg of the trousers folded and pinned up and the poor soul on crutches, or some poor guy in a wheel chair with no legs,I didn't know anything about the war but always felt these men had something to do with it and it is because of men (and women) like that that I wear my red poppy with pride and those memories of standing outside Bridgeway hall always come back to me Rog
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    I'm surprised there is no one on this site who attended these schools in the mid-late 60s,it seems nearly all other Nottingham schools are covered with the exception of these two, Rog
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    Well done all, the steps are mounting up, we should be as fit as fleas soon, steady morning in office today but who know's this afternoon with the shopping run and the garden to do, will have to see, yesterday step count: 9482, nearly there but at least heading in the right direction Rog
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    Seems like it's contagious, Rog
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    Great to read you are all enjoying the challenge,for just that little bit of extra effort you put in the health benefits are enormous and the fun we have doing it is priceless,really pleased you dicided to join me on this challenge because it has given me more incentive to "go that extra mile" pun intended, for that I say a big thankyou all, steps yesterday 7983, in a meeting all morning yesterday so i'll try again today Rog
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