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  1. The Debenhams store in Nottingham seemed designed to keep customers captive by confusing and disorientating them. It was just a large number of small rooms and spaces connected by stairs, corridors and passageways. I could never find my way from one department to another; you just went round in circles. One of the best arguments for online shopping you could find.
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  2. On WWs link photos 4 and 5 show two of the most remembered places in Nottingham for some people, the Locarno and Palais.
    2 points
  3. For the last 4 days, or is it 5 and for the next few days , my daughter and I are making gingerbread houses. So far we've made 18 largish ones, 8 small ones and 13 tiny cup ones. My house smells of ginger bread and is so christmassey. Haven't got much time for anything else. 5 are finished apart from the last touches of shimmer. We've been panicking in case the decorations we ordered didn't arrive in time but the last ones arrived yesterday. So when they are finally finished they will be given to their future owners.
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  4. Long Lost Shops ? Just look back what shops we had before Vic and Broad Marsh centre. What about "BURTONS" under the council house you could not get a better shop than that, it was like having A Nottingham Harrods and John Lewis another classy shop. as before in a post i have mentiond a few but I forgot Sisson n Parkers and old faith-full Boots still with us, but alas no longer British. Also John Collier, Burtons ,were you can remember boys you could pick your material be mesured and have silk lining in you jackets, 2 piece suits or 3 piece suits all for £5 00 A bit like
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  5. You don’t have to apologise to me, BK. xx I’m sure you know lots of stuff I have no idea about! I have a very limited knowledge of Nottingham itself as in my childhood and early teens I rarely went into town. In my later teens I only went dancing at the Vic a couple of times each week, and occasionally frequented a couple of coffee bars and cinemas. My social life was mostly based in the Woodthorpe area.
    1 point
  6. Tomorrow night out tv is starting to show a series on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth. It should be interesting.
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  7. Belated best wishes from me too Jill. Ive just seen it too.
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  8. When we had a boat in the 80’s and used to ‘cruise’ the Trent between Newark and Nottingham the depth was between six and nine feet. There was a deep stretch around Farndon where it was about thirty feet for about hundred yards. I think by then barge traffic in the main had ceased and they had stopped dredging. There was a fuel barge run by Whittaker’s than ran between Hull and Colwick for a time and more recently, but no longer, a gravel barge plied between Gunthorpe and Hull. Further downstream, on the tidal stretch, below Cromwell lock, there is still gravel barge traffic and seagoing boats
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  9. Beekay, somewhere on this forum is a map of all the bus routes. Maybe in a bus thread?
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  10. I remember the Colwick pleasure park as a child. I think we used to get there by boat from a stage on the Embankment just upstream of Trent Bridge. I also remember travelling on a much bigger boat, The Pride of the Yare, which I think went from the Embankment to Radcliffe and back. When we around 11 a friend and I used to hire a rowing boat and go up as far as Wilford Bridge. No life jackets, no parents. Couldn’t do that now!
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  11. I remember going to that place as well, although I was only young and didn't actually know where we were at the time. It's only later that I discovered it was Colwick. There are several old threads on the subject, but unfortunately not many photos. https://nottstalgia.com/forums/search/?q=pleasure&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&search_in=titles (and nice to see you're fit enough to still be posting )
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  12. You tempted me CT. The map shows the area of the 'Pleasure Park', bottom of Trent Lane. The place of many childhood happy memories for me. I am always searching for photographs of the P/Park but no one seems to have any. Were we all that poor no one could afford a camera?
    1 point
  13. HSR, they have to keep updating the technology, or they won't sell anything. Usually, the quality of the technology outstrips the content.
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  14. I knew someone who was a fireman on goods trains on the Nottingham to Melton line pre war. He told me they used stop and pick apples and take a shotgun to bag rabbits!
    1 point
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