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  1. Here's a good one, with a blown up snip out of it; New Moorbridge plus by the looks of it, the old bridge mid demolition in 1950, note arch still there and stubs of pillars between tracks. Looks like there are men on the track clearing up.
    5 points
  2. These are of the New Moor Bridge almost completed in 1940, the bottom picture shows the old bridge in the background which was demolished down near the Cottages that are still there;
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  3. Plus plenty of things and spaces for us kids to do growing up in the 50s,,,, All the fields between the Estate and Bestwood Village,,, Bulwell Common,,,Football,,Cricket,,Tennis,,Bowls,, biking and Sledging,, Surrounded by the Railway lines,,,for trespassing and Train spotting The old Camp site for anti aircraft guns,,,which were concrete bunkers,,we called the Dungeons,,, It really was a great place to grow up...........
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  4. Hucknall Road going north on the left. Rigleys wagon works is the group of buildings in the centre; the place just above was apparently Forest Farm.
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  5. Just remembered. The 9F's could be seen further along if they'd branched off north of Bulwell Common station, and then crossed over Hucknall Rd and joined the LV line there, parallel to Moorbridge Lane. They would take the diversionary route to Annesley, thereby keeping the main line free for faster traffic.
    2 points
  6. Not strictly correct Ben, but pretty close. The Austerities we introduced during the war for the War Department, and we're extremely rugged, powerful and easier to maintain than other freight engines. They came into British Railways stock in 1948. There were 933 of them spread over the country as near as damn it. Colwick had over fifty of them at various times. The blinkered ones were 9F's introduced by British Railways in the mid 50's to replace many old worn out freight types. Again, these were extremely powerful, and despite having small driving wheels were very fast, and even hauled p
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  7. I lived on Arnot Hill and used to put pennies on the line near to the bridge with a schoolfriend who lived on Hereford road and backed onto the line when trains were running on the line. Mapperley tunnel closed in 1960 and old coal wagons were stored between the tunnel and Arnot Hill park for a while. We used to open the side drop down doors. The wagons disappeared sometime around 1962 , the year I started at Arnold High. Wrigleys cut up several engines, I've seen an article somewhere stating exactly how many and possibly the numbers. I live on what was Wrigley
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  9. Great photo's Stuart,,,,the piece of bridge on the lower pic. is still standing. Behind that is a body of water that attracted us lads down there from Bestwood estate,,,we called it ''Jelly Lake''' on account of all the Frog spawn that could be seen,,,its also the place were i got shot in the Ankle (still got the scar) trying to defend some Frogs from being shot by big lads with Air Guns...........
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  10. Looking at the lengthy list Ben, you certainly had a charmed life with all those amenities. B.
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  11. Bloody 'ell, I must be getting old. My memory's going. I've been on Nottstalgia so long I'm forgetting what I've said earlier.
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  12. Only did a week at Marsdens on there,,be about 1961,,,you mentioned your Dad being the Chemist before,,,and i said i probably came across him,,with living near by.,,,,,i do recall the Chemist on Arnold road but we also had one even closer,,on Andover road. For a smallish estate which Bestwood was back then,,we were well served with Shops,,, Two Marsdens,, Two Chemists,, Two Beer offs Two Chip shops,, Two Greengrocers,, Two Hardware shops,, Ladies Hairdressers,, Butchers,,Two Cake Shop,, Clothes shop,, Two Newsagents
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  13. Great pics Stuart. As far as I know the last remaining pier of the old bridge remained in situ until very recently. last few years I think. Think I've told this before.. Mum, who lived just across the bridge on the 'Bulwell end' of Grindon Crescent from the late 1920s, always told of how her younger brother Jack was quite disturbed about the old bridge being taken down, and one night was heard shouting in his sleep " Put that bleddy bridge back!" Last remnants of the old bridge can still be seen here.. just across the tracks from the blue/green containers: https://www.goog
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  14. Just realised something else about Cliff-Ton's picture..... Top left corner shows the overbridge at the bottom of Hucknall Road, but doesn't show the continuation over Moor Bridge. Therefore the pic was taken before the new Moor Bridge was built. (sometime in the 1930s I think?) At that time you'd have had to turn right after the bridge towards Moorbridge Cottages (Which still stand) and cross the Leen and the Midland Railway via the old bridge. So, this probably dates the picture to sometime early 1930s at the latest... Which has just reminded me that mos
    1 point
  15. Brilliant details Col. It was your domain. I just used the area for spotting purposes.
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  16. Nothing definitive on this, but I don't recall ever seeing anything as big as a 9F on the Leen Valley line between Arnold Road and the junction with the 'Bestwood Park Branch'. That Junction was just beyond the long dismantled overbridge which stood at the bottom of Hucknall Rd just before the junction with Bestwood Road. 9Fs would indeed run down off the Great Central, before Bulwell Viaduct, and along the 'Bestwood Park Branch' towards Bestwood Colliery. I mostly recall older types of locos such as '04's on the Arnold Rd. to Bestwood Rd. stretch. Through the 50s and I think in
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  17. Thats brilliant Fly,,,knew you would come up with sumat,,,,could be wrong but fairly sure used to see them on that line,,
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  18. Grew up along that stretch cliff ton.........the length of Andover road ran along it,,,,busy goods line when i was little,,,it was our meeting place,,we even dug a small cave in the Sandstone rock,,, Times were hard early 50s and we often walked the line with a bucket collecting Coal that had fallen from Wagons,,,think we spent alot of time there because the line was deep between the banks and we couldn't be seen. Will never forget an older lad (Teddy boy) laying in the lines for a dare whilst an Austerity train passed over him....Our
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  19. Connected, but slightly off-topic..... It's been mentioned somewhere on here before - in all the railway photos I've seen over the years, I've never seen one showing activity on that stretch of line from Arnold Road to Bulwell (alongside Hucknall Road).
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  20. Thanks big brother! Possibly not the same shop. I remember that area well. I'm sure someone will know where Clay's shoe shop was. Can't have been far away because we always walked there....in our sensible shoes!
    1 point
  21. As we were talking of decades ago, it doesn't really matter Jill. I never mentioned shoes, it were SOCKS. Their location was opposite the Sir Garnet Wolsley, at the five ways island on Denman street, where Norton street crossed Denman st. Can't remember the street that ran aside of Clays, I wouldn't have thought it would be on Mr Google. Bet CT comes up with a street map to shoq me my errors. Cheers little sister.
    1 point
  22. I've searched for a lot of info about Rigleys or Wrigleys as it seems to change. This one I found interesting inside the works around 1906
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  23. Well here we are. Fifty years to the day when The Beatles released their swan song(s) Abbey Road and still the BBC2 special discussed in this thread hasn't surfaced. I'm particularly disappointed because back in September 1969 I was having the time of my life. I was 19 and still living at home, doing well at college (Trent Poly) and at work (Boots QC Labs in D10 Beeston) Notts County were on the up again after years in the wilderness. The world was my oyster. Me and several chums used to descend on The Grosvenor on a Friday night after a hard week at work and college. Most Saturday m
    1 point
  24. I'm like Brew CT, I still use inks and a fountain pen. Trouble is no bugger wants to write to me. It's all, "I'll text ya, or I'll email ya". The art of writing seems to be dying.
    1 point
  25. We have a Tonto National Forest here. I shall think of it differently from now on!
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  26. I hear he retired and went into the banking business in Italy. He became a the loan aranger. I'll get me coat!
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  27. Thanks Cliff Ton for photos of the past, when i think back to Nottingham Queen of the Midlands where oh! where has she gone. At one time I was proud of my city, showing family's the sights who came from down south, and people from all over the world who would like to see my city. In fact any one who was a stranger. Gone Tobys,- Can A, - Woolworths,- Boots bottom Pelham st with it's swing doors -Co-Op -Burton's (under the arcade) remember how under the council house was trimmed up at Christmas, Pesrson's,- Griffin and Spladins, -Black Boy hotel- County Hotel The Flying Horse Hotel. I'm su
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  28. Got it........call it Padstow fields...and build a school perhaps called Padstow.........?
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  29. If I live to be 95 I'll bet people will still be arguing about bloody Brexit.
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