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  1. 3 points
    My maternal grandparents were from Arnold and Daybrook. My grandmothers family name was Ellis and they owned Ellis bakery on Front Street where my mother was born. The premises are now occupied Birds bakery. My grandfather Charles Clarke was the youngest of 5 children. His father was a van driver, (horse drawn) for Jacobees, dyers and finishers in Daybrooke. He was very good with horses and eventually became head of the stables and lived in a firms house alongside the stables which I think was on Sherbrooke Road. My grandfather started work in the lace market where he had to keep the coal fires in the offices going, running up and down with a coal bucket. He went to night school and qualified as an accountant and worked most of his life at Armitages pet foods at Colwick catching the train there from Arnold. He lived to a ripe old age and would walk from his home in Arnold to my mums in Lenton when he was in his 80’s. He’d stay at my mothers at Christmas in his latter years as he never owned a tv and liked to watch the Queens speach. One time when I had a cassette recorder as a present so I taped him talking about his childhood and experiences in WW1. I still have the tape. He had a distinct Daybrooke accent. My grandmother was a grumpy old so and so. My grandfather more tolerant of grubby little boys like me and was very pleasant.
  2. 2 points
    Jill I just cannot recall those decorations at Berridge, but that just must be my memory. In fact I cannot recall Christmas at all there! I do recall Christmas at Bobbers Mill Road, and it breaks my heart to think of it now. How my hard working parents provided me with so much on so little. I know how much joy they got out of seeing me on Christmas morning. When my Dad was dying he said that. My childhood Christmases were full of delight, joy and love. My parents hardly drank at all, but when I was old enough, about 10, they gave me a glass of babycham at the dinner. Never Turkey, but chicken. I didnt eat the meat as I didnt like it, which upset my Dad, but I have never liked meat and have been vegetarian for decades. The process on Christmas Day was to wake up and open the presents. My father liked to treat my mother, and I recall her delight on many many Christmases. It is why I treat my wife well now. After that it was to go and visit my grandmother on Birkin Avenue, where the family would gather, then back to home, but with my father having a pint in the Clock. In the evening, we would visit a friends house, on Bobbers Mill Road, just the other side of Darley Road, where the phone box used to be, and we would watch Morecambe and Wise because they had a better telly, and play Newmarket until we were tired. One year I won the newmarket and bought a quite expensive Airfix model from Skills (The one on Alfreton Road) the next day they opened. I recall walking there with my dad and paying for it in pennies. The owner was delighted and did not charge full price, just what I had. I have a little tradition, and that is to have a present from my parents with me on Christmas Day no matter where I am. I took my Action Man to Moscow with me one year, although I was 53! I also recall night shift in the police in Worksop on a cold wet Christmas Day. ( An incredibly boring shift) I was given a transistor radio as a gift some years earlier and I took it with me that day. That was in the days when there was no radio overnight. I remember the first song to be played when the radio station opened up, 5am I think, was Some Day I will Fly away, Randy Crawford. I recall it clearly, in an alley next to Woodcock travel agency, in the rain, and wondering when I would fly away.
  3. 2 points
    Sue, I've run a test with a PM from Carni, and I didn't get a notification about the message she sent me. I think the answer to your original query is that the message you referred to (where you got a notification) was part of a Group PM which was sent to several people. If it had been sent only to you, you wouldn't have had any notification.
  4. 2 points
    I'll decline the offer, thanks. I'd probably listen to it once and then file it away forever. This is Sherbrook in the 1920s, showing houses which no longer exist.
  5. 1 point
    I think it's something buried deep in the operating system of the forum. A bit like asking how a television works. You don't need to know....just watch it.
  6. 1 point
    Sorry CT missed your post, so yes my external e mail Stuart no I don't follow anyone Carni I think your pm was from the same person as my pm
  7. 1 point
    Will it be OK if I stay with the bras n boobs !!!
  8. 1 point
    Just a storm in a J cup.
  9. 1 point
    You know what they say, anything more than a handful is a waste.
  10. 1 point
    Whatever happened to, children behaving in restaurants ? It seems like kids can refuse their food because the game on the phone/tablet is more important. Or they can run around willy nilly. In my day, and no doubt in yours, you got taken out for a meal and had to behave. Discipline has gone out of the window it seems.
  11. 1 point
    If all cars/vans go electric where will all the extra electricity to charge their batteries come from? They'll have to build more power stations..
  12. 1 point
    I had J816 BRA for a while
  13. 1 point
    Here's the early 1960s. Morris Street is clearly marked. (Something I've just noticed which dates it..........Arno Vale road doesn't extend beyond the bottom of Somersby Road. I can remember that being extended. The old GN railway line would still have been in the way - albeit unused)
  14. 1 point
    Spot on Stu, the chipy was rather small and there was always a queue as it was so popular, if you had just bag of chips you could always ask for some batter bits as well, Billy Wings motorbike shop was on the corner of Morris St. and I bought my first bike from there (BSA 250cc C11G). Remember Byron St. and the beer-off and the row of shops on Mansfield Rd. that it was part of. Think the National Savings Bank and Starbucks the butchers were there but memory fades on the other four or five. On reflection I remember that the next nearest chippy was on the corner of Sherbrook Rd. in Daybrook Square and we would use that one if we had been to the Roxy.
  15. 1 point
    I couldn't remember Morris Street, there has always been a garage there in my time. I certainly remember how Salop Street used to be and used the chip shop there sometimes - always busy. There's a health centre there now and a couple of factory units at the back. Going down Mansfield Road from Salop Street, the next road down on that side is Byron Street which had an off-license on the corner?
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