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  1. 7 points
    Ah now it becomes clearer. Is the 'plant' part of the name a reference to certain recreational pharmaceuticals?
  2. 5 points
    It's not only crap spelling with me. I type too quickly and often miss whole words out and make disjointed paragraphs. Good job people here can figure out worram onna bout
  3. 4 points
    That is correct, Fly. I think they mostly communicate on their phones using emoticons anyway. I see a more sinister agenda behind it and that is the dumbing down of whole populations. Life rapidly becomes a series of pictures and ideas flashed on a tv or phone screen. The ability to read slowly and thoughtfully about ideas and opinions is removed. Pretty soon the individual becomes an automaton blindly following video dictates or if anything is written it is in large letters of few syllables. The word OBEY! comes to mind. Someone commented recently that us old geezers will be able to write in code. If we write in cursive they won't be able to read it.
  4. 4 points
    I was stopped in the street in Worksop last week by someone doing a survey on behalf of the council, questions like "how often do you shop in Worksop" and "Do you use any of the cafes here" all simple enough questions which I was happy to give an answer,she then asked me what was my ethnicity, Black African,brown Asian, black Jamaican,at that I just walked off shaking my head, she should have gone to Specsavers Rog True story
  5. 4 points
    I met my friend, Jane, at around 10.10 on Tuesday morning outside Berridge. We were slightly early, so walked down to Brushfield Street. As we stood there, a woman came walking along and she turned out to be the girl who is sitting on the other side of me on the 1963 photo! She still lives in the area. The odd thing was that she hasn't changed. Just looks older! We're all now 61 instead of 5.
  6. 3 points
    Similar setup last week at the QMC when the consultant was on his keyboard filling in a form he went through the usual questions then asked me my gender ? I'm sorry he said I have to ask it's on the forms. Where is this madness going to end ?
  7. 3 points
    Thanks Brew, but I'm not allowed any sharp instruments.
  8. 3 points
    I've often considered a DNA test, as with being adopted in September 45, and no official documents found, I could be from anywhere. Edited.... However, I was brought up VERY English.
  9. 3 points
    The other problem is predictive text. Your spelling may be good, but if you intended to say one thing and the machine decides you were going to say something else, there's usually only one winner.
  10. 3 points
    Not a very good day for me today, I woke up this morning hoping to be British and I find I am still a European, Bummer Rog
  11. 2 points
    I don't think it's wrong, it just looks wrong. I was always assured that I would suffer hell and damnation for all eternity if I began a sentence with AND or BUT. There is no rule against it I've found but still can't bring myself to do it, it simply looks wrong to me.
  12. 2 points
    You And Yours ?
  13. 2 points
    It means spend more money with us Yay Rog
  14. 2 points
    Sharp crayons BK, that's the secret, sharp crayons..
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    Thank goodness for the fire. Best not to admit the Mansfield connection!
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    Where there any gooseberry bushes or storks in you area???
  19. 2 points
    Disappointing for some members today, as NO B***** pi55 up happening that was so eagerly envisaged ! Probably a couple are currently drowning their sorrows.
  20. 2 points
    I’m with Jill on this one. Ever since Merkel and Macron started kicking off and making threats we stopped consciously buying German or French products in this household. I even got rid of my Porsche! We still buy from Italy ‘cause they’re in a bad way and need all the help they can get!
  21. 2 points
    I have always avoided commenting on political topics, but on this occasion I have to agree with oldphil , I am what I am ,other people are individuals as well ,who knows where our distant ancestors came from. I hope to be pleasant and polite as often as I can. Leave the politics to politicians ,but politely let them know your views , often.
  22. 1 point
    I'm totally disgusted after watching the live debate in Parliament. We face one of the most important decisions the people have faced since the end of the war and what does Parliament do? Not a lot. There are two thirds of the members missing, they can't even be arsed to attend never mind speak in the debate. This is not criticising any one party or opening the leave /remain vote. I see my MP is missing so I feel a note coming on asking why..
  23. 1 point
    Lot of them affect me that way in these day's Margie. Especially when they get into the reunion we all look forward too.
  24. 1 point
    The consultant obviously had doubts about Catfan.
  25. 1 point
    Hey! is a common form of greeting here, As in, Hey, how ya doin'. Bit like EYup,Duck. Many would think it bad English, but as y'all know its been common around Nottingham for longer than I've been around. I remember as a kid, Cursive text was called 'double writing' for some reason. Stated in junior school after printing in infant school. Seems like we soon got the hang of it. Never heard it referred to as cursive 'til I moved here.
  26. 1 point
    My wife had exactly the same problem with her PC & I suspected the power supply. Being an external PS it was simple to swap with mine which is exactly the same setup. When I unplugged her PS I noticed the connection was not as good as it could be, anyway swapped with mine & both PCs working fine.
  27. 1 point
    Spellings not the problem, it's when you have to do joined up writing ! That's when things go wrong.
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    Seeing my brother tomorrow who is fairly well known in the Nottm jazz scene , will ask him .
  30. 1 point
    If yer from the Denman street area I might know yer. Don't know where I'm from, me mam had a bike !!!
  31. 1 point
    I can't guarantee this will answer your question, but here's 63 possibilities from old threads on Nottstalgia. https://nottstalgia.com/forums/search/?q=heathcote
  32. 1 point
    No storks or gooseberry bushes in the Denman St area at that time I fear.
  33. 1 point
    I can't remember the exact name of the place, but it's probably the same place where I attended the Sunday night folk sessions in the mid 60's. Someone will come up with something soon Jen.
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  35. 1 point
    In her early teens, my mother went to dances at the church hall and on the way home down Churchfield Lane, used to run past the graveyard. This was war time and blackout regulations were in force which would make the old graveyard even more eerie. I believe there was a legend that the churchyard was haunted by a cavalier, or a Royalist, to give the proper term. The place was given a facelift in the early 70s, I think. There are still gravestones but these are embedded flat in the ground or ranged around the boundary walls. My grandmother attended this church and was a member of the Mother's Union. Her funeral took place here in 1947 but she's buried in Northern Cemetery. There are no family burials of mine at St Peter's.
  36. 1 point
    Robin Hood is being brought into the 20th century, his bow & arrow will be replaced with an iPhone to give the impression he's taking a selfie.
  37. 1 point
    I was more your Shirley Temple!!
  38. 1 point
    Here's an even older wedding photo at St St Peter's. 1945. My father's cousin, Jean Bullough marrying Jack Sadler. The Bulloughs lived on Alfreton Road in one of the Victorian villas which are now mainly flats and bedsits. My great aunt Eva, older sister of the infamous Kate, is on the right. Next to her, my father's younger sister, Hilda. At 89, the only one still alive.
  39. 1 point
    I choose my friends very carefully these days Plantfit but bad spelling and grammar will always drive me to distraction til the day I die.
  40. 1 point
    Wondered why you has so many friends Lizzie. Does that mean you can't spell? Wrong smiley anyway you know I'm joking.
  41. 1 point
    Yep! As someone whose brain goes way quicker than my fingers I would be the last person to criticise if you read some of my posts
  42. 1 point
    Music sounds fine to me ! Most people getting on a bit suffer some degree of hearing loss I'm told so makes not a blind bit of difference to me either way, I can still hear "Music" so that's fine by me. Loads of films worth keeping, there are some great classic films available, only last week I watched "Mary Poppins Returns"
  43. 1 point
    On my visit to the area this week, I had a wander past the old Player's sites. Paid a visit to St Peter's church. I can remember when this was full of higgledy piggledy graves, overgrown and ivy clad. Now, it's a peaceful green space but, again, littered with rubbish. Clearly, also being used as overnight accommodation. The west door today. And on 25 June 1949. My parents' wedding. 70 years ago.
  44. 1 point
    Why hang your head in shame Brew, if there's sommat on your mind spit it out,don't matter if folk don't agree at least you got it off your chest Rog
  45. 1 point
    Cliff Ton GIGA NOTTSTALGIAN Moderator 7,267 9,725 posts Gender:Male Location:Planet Earth Report post Posted Wednesday at 06:43 PM For those who were wondering.... 5 MargieH, denshaw, Enigma. and 2 others reacted to this
  46. 1 point
    I checked and the only brief mention of anything at all connected with items on the plaque is to a John Minnett as the advert below . It was a court hearing of "insolvent debtors" . "John Minnitt (sued as John Minnett) late of Upper Parliament Street, in the Town of Nottingham, Tallow Chandler, grocer, and Provisions , seedsman , lace maker ,formerly of Woodland Place". 22 February 1856 - Nottingham Journal May explain the beehive and what looks like trays of seeds ?
  47. 1 point
    Me Mam once said, " Don't matter who ya vote for, the bloody government allus gets in !"....
  48. 1 point
    The plaque was queried on a nottingham21.co.uk website in 2006 under the Nottingham miscellany tab but with no information forthcoming. It's described as the grocers plaque.
  49. 1 point
    As on the above map, the former Woodland Place would indeed be between British Heart and Habitat. It's nothing to do with Hurts Yard which is further up Long Row. No idea about the plaque though, if it's on the left as you look through it would be attached to the side of the former Habitat, presumably they would have had something to do with it, the brickwork looks relatively recent. It only goes up a short way to a dead end, perhaps access to the rear of those two shops. It stopped going right the way to Parliament St yonks ago.
  50. 1 point
    There are half a dozen Staffords posters on the French National Library site , mainly Circus type . Makes you wonder how that came about ? Link here ...... click in the image box and another box pops up with image in it : http:// https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&query=(gallica all "stafford") and (subgallica all "nottingham")&filter=dc.type all "image"#resultat-id-3
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