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  1. I spent so much time enjoying the posts on this forum that I forgot to say hello and introduce myself! I'm actually Lancashire born. We came to Nottingham in 1962 as my mum's side of the family were all from Stapleford/Nottingham/Beeston and Lenton and she wanted to return to Nottm - daft really cos she then moved to Wales for her retirement. Grandad was a cycle mechanic & had a bicycle shop in Lenton or so I'm told - I never met him. Dad's side of the family from various places in Kent. 1979 we moved to Surrey then around a year later to Sussex and stayed for 24 years until moving t
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  2. Here is rare evidence of the elusive Lowland Haggis; a quadruped similar to the Mountain Haggis but with even length legs instead of two long and two short. Sadly, this family lost its forest home to the bulldozers who destroyed their forest in order to make way for a wind farm. I tried to save some of their babies but alas, they didn't survive the winter. The species is now practically extinct in the far north due to the prolifereation of their greatest enemy - the ubiquitous wind farm.
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  3. Strange day yesterday. (Mon) Just home from my Mexico jaunt to find that Mrs Col's cousin had passed away from Cancer and went to her funeral Monday morning. That whole side of the family seems to be very susceptible with four brothers and many of their offspring passing. Not good. Then I got news that my wife's Brother in Law is in hospital and just operated on for some sort of bowel tumour. He's 80+, generally fit as a 'Butcher's Dog', regular cyclist and dog walker etc. Never sick a day in his life.. Latest news is he's doing OK. His Mum lived to well past 100. Hopeful signs.
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  4. I've always like the idea of hanged, drawn & quartered, we could then display the remains all over Nottingham, if it was a woman burn her at the stake.
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  5. Veering off topic a bit, but I was flipping through ' Picture the past ' and came across this picture from Douglas road school , Ilkeston road. I was gobsmacked to this early shoot of my late youngest brother, ( Ringed). Realise it will not mean owt to anybody, but it gave me a bit of a turn. Beekay. Maybe I Shoulda stuck it in Old photos.
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  6. Over the last few weeks Mr Hood as been cleaned up & given new bow & arrow with added bow string, over the weekend someone's half hinched the arrow again, about time Robin Hood was shown some respect.
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  7. Progress; the claim is in and a long conversation is now on the go. It seems Halifax hand over claims to claim management company. After jumping through the various hoops we came to the personal injury section. 'Can you lean back, bend to the side, put your shin on your chest without pain'? 'No no no. there is no injury'. 'Ah but the stress of having an accident may take time to show blah blah blah'. I told her that I'm feeling very uncomfortable and she appears to pressuring me to make a claim and that it would fraudulent were I to do so. Was that the end of it?, no, I now have till
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  8. That auction used to be originally in the car park on the other side of the river near the pub barge just off Beastmarket Hill. It was always known as 'On the Hill'. Since it moved over the road into the other car park I think it's got bigger. Lots of 'stolen' bicycles and, as you say say, loads of tat. You can even buy a plank of wood! I've not been for a while but it was always fascinating.
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  9. David do you remember Brian Powles he was Nevs mechanic before he started racing himself 154,ithink he took over the garage on Trent Boulevard i read some where he had passed on so sad
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  10. As long as they gave the arrow to the poor!
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  11. I got into stock racing from 1964to1966 seasons enjoyed it but very expensive hobby i raced with the best Ellis Ford the intrepid Albert Griffin Nev Hughes who helped me out getting started a few locals,Fred Wallis Ray Watkins Dave Fox Fred Ball Laurie Hooton just to mention a few.l raced at Coventry a couple of times with Trevor Frost Aubrey Leighton Barry Hebborn those were the days.
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  12. Is she a buxom wrench?
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  13. Do they actually weld it on? It gets stolen so often it makes you wonder if it is just rested on his bow! Why not electrify it and be done.
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  14. You can just make them out at the sharp end of that boat Rog
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  15. Hi plantfit, wouldn't know as I never pressed them
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  16. I hear tell there is a family of Lowland Haggis live and work on the Falkirk wheel. When the lower gondola needs to go up then the Haggis's bale out the water with saucepans. Meanwhile dad Haggis turns a big starting handle in the middle. Hey presto ! said gondola goes up. Simples.
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  17. I'm sure all Notts fans eyes will be on bottom club Macclesfield game in hand tonight against 7th placed Exeter. Fingers crossed. Wonder if old Alan will coff up on Wednesday for the high court winding up order from HMRC .... Interesting times?
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  18. Bring back the birch !
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  19. My mum told me a couple of stories about the Black Boy from when she was nursing during the war. From what she said it was a bit unsavoury then. One was that she was asked out by someone to meet him at the Black Boy but she decided not to go. One of her friends went instead and he had got a private room there, apparently he ended up chasing her around the table until she could make her escape!
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  20. Wow! Can't say I've ever heard that said? I've only ever drank in town from the age of 15 "Town Lad" it's town or I stay in, I still very really miss a Saturday night, most know they will find me in the Cross Keys on a Sunday afternoon, but out of all the pubs new & old, Yates's is the only one I refuse/stopped going in (could have been the plastic glasses period) not been I for 20 odd years, used to drop in for a "hot dock" when I stood the the market on Exchange Walk, meeting my gang in the Bell before the Blackburn game, I'm going to try drag em over Yates's! Not been to Bl
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  21. Morning! Brew.. good to hear you are 'cleared' of the 'Big C', but don't underestimate the potential for 'whiplash' type injury from relatively minor 'shunts'. I got 'rear ended' ( Oooh -err Missus!!..) last year and was fine until the next day when all sorts of symptoms appeared, including numbness in arms/hands, sore shoulders and a very odd sort of anger/short temperedness which lasted for a few days. It wasn't my fault so I claimed.
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  22. Perhaps you could look at using Teamviewer (it's free) and someone can physically watch/show you how it's done...
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  23. Don't give up mate. Main thing is to copy that YT address into NS. we've all struggled with it at one time or another, but we'd like to see your videos.
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  24. Well done Brew, shin on yer chest that's nowt I am always putting me foot in my mouth.
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  25. Ah but you see Margie I'm a conters er doublejoi er.. oh OK I admit it, it should read chin....... bloomin smarty pants....
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  26. They would have been from me, I didn't get good at tennis until I turned eighteen lol. To be honest I don't ever remember any tennis being played at the junior school, more likely the tennis balls were from rounders or some other small ball related game. Unless they were were from the senior school of course. All long gone now of course, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if the houses that replaced the school, factories and remaining houses are not about ready for a rebuild. Keith
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  27. Can't get the Bl***y thing to work so shan't bother trying .
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  28. I used to go to Clarke's School of Hairdressing up a tiny street just off the square which I think may have led up to Maid Marion Way. The lady that cut my hair was gorgeous with long thick straight black hair that she used to flick from side to side whilst cutting - that did it for me! I wanted to be an apprentice there when I left school in 1970 but my mum said she couldn't afford the £600 fee! I don't know if that fee was correct or she just didn't want me to do hairdressing!
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  29. Saw this same picture yesterday with a different caption. Lady on the left is saying, 'If your hand itches, you are going to get something'. The lady on the right then says 'And if your crotch itches, you got it'
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  30. Copy your video to YT,when it's on there bring it up on the screen,pause the film, put pointer on the picture,right click the mouse,click "copy URL" bring it on nottstalgia in your reply and right click " paste" in the normal way,if you can follow that,this is the one I put on a couple of years ago,just a section of a trike ride from the village Rog
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  31. 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.
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  32. Wasn't it Alan pond s that had the first car wash in Nottingham?
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  33. I’ve eaten in the Grosvenor many times but that goes for all the Berni Inns in the area - even as far away as the Peel Arms at Tamworth and the one at Boston. I wish there were similar places for such quality and value now. I think I’ll get some friends together and have a Berni evening. Prawn cocktail, rump steak and Black Forest Gateau, washed down with a bottle or two of Rhône! Happy memories. I think there was a “special” unique sauce poured over the steaks whilst being grilled. Probably a secret recipe.
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  34. I remember the Empire - my Mother used to take my sisters and me when we were young. We queued for ages to get into the Gods and were packed like sardines, everyone's knees touching. But we went more to the Theatre Royal to see visiting opera companies, the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, and of course, 'The Desert Song'. year after year, always with John Hanson in the lead!. My most vivid memory, however, is when the touring half of the Bolshoi Ballet came to the Theatre Royal (the other half performed in London). Not only was the dancing wonderful, but Harry Wheatcroft was in a box, a
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  35. I used to vist the Empire theatre around 1957/1958. Think it closed just after this, My friend Monica and I used to queue at the stage door for autographs after the show. I remember seeing Eddie Calvert, Michael Holliday (he had just had a hit with "The story of my life" also Colin Hicks (Tommy Steele's brother).and Wee Willy Harris. We would also sit in the "Gods" because we were still at school and that is all we could afford. We always said one day we would sit in one of the boxes when we had enough money - but sadly that never happened. I have not lived in Nottingham since 1965 bu
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  36. Good picture. Yes, the door with 'Theatre' over it is the one I mentioned in #50. I've scanned this plan of the ground floors of the two theatres (the bold lines showing the Theatre Royal). It shows there were two entrances/exits to the Theatre Royal behind that door - one to the stalls and one to the steps leading up to the gallery ('Gods'). When the Empire and the shops on that corner were demolished, as I've said elsewhere, that entrance to the gallery was still used, with a short flight of exterior steps leading up to the inner door shown just to the left of where it says 'Gallery Exi
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