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  1. Yes, the Castle is a good tourist attraction. The visitor experience is more about Robin Hood, with smatterings of Medieval England. The art gallery had some interesting stuff but was laid out seemingly at random. The Paul Smith exhibition was excellent as was the Nottingham Lace gallery. As local people we would like to have seen a more 'Nottingham' theme with a nod towards the Raleigh, Players, coal, etc. Overseas visitors will only have heard about Nottingham through the films and stories of Robin Hood and maybe Nottingham lace, so as a tourist attraction it has succeeded but for us Nottin
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  2. First steady was an Angela, didn`t last though. Who wants to go around with a guy who sniffs lamposts?
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  3. If you are referring to me Carni, much as I would dearly love to cruise again, I'm afraid we would need a bit of assistance nowadays, as 'er indoors is not so nimble on her pins and would find it difficult hopping on and off the boat or managing the locks, (she flatly refused to drive). We've both said we miss the canals and it's been a few years since we've splashed around. I have to make do with my video travels or relive events with YouTube contributors. Take care Carni and stay safe.
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  4. Just to clarify, we're on the hunt for a missing episode of The Goodies from 1971 that was broadcast on ABC TV (Australia) circa 1979. Very unlikely it was ever broadcast in the UK after it was initially shown there in 1971. There were 2 versions of Kitten Kong. The 1971 original edit, and the 1972 Montreux edit. If you have got a copy of Kitten Kong on video tape, can you go to the section that has a musical number in it? If you have Bill Oddie singing a duet with a sheep (Babyface) then you have the missing episode. If you have two dogs singing together (Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better),
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  5. Can't beat a bit of ''Doot'n do doo'' Love how there's a song for nearly every girl's name.... Still see 'Angela' now and again in Bulwell.......still a looker.. ''Doot'n doo do'
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  6. Here is a section of an os map from about 1900 showing the area where Snakey Wood must be. I was hoping it would be marked but I can’t find it. You will see faintly underlaid the modern street names so could work out where the Lowes estate is if you are familiar with the area. I’m not. I marked Sandy Lane. I am familiar with much of Sillitoe’s work. His grandfather lived towards Wollaton Vale (Engine Houses) so walking the area he was not far from Beeston, Bramcote etc. People would stroll out several miles and think nothing of it.
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  7. I can happily watch many sports on tv, but athletics - and Olympic things in general - just leave me bored. I’ve never been remotely interested in it and can’t understand the big fuss. I completely ignore the subject and don’t feel that I’m missing anything.
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  8. I think you are most probably right. Thank you for your effort to find the place. Here is the passage in which Snakey woods is mentioned. I thought that It is somewhere near Cherry Orhchard but when I look at the map I saw those places far way from each other. So, I was confused because the characters were going out for a walk. However, as you say, Sandy Lane and Deddington Plantation really fit. "When my first pay night came I called for her and asked: "What about a walk up Snakey Wood?" I was cheeky-daft and on top of the world, and because I'd forgotten about our arrangement I d
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  9. I think we all have a moan now and again don’t we? ….. and I quite like some of RR’s music videos! Perhaps the heat is making us all complain more? I can ignore bad language as long as it’s not aimed towards a person or a particular group of people in a hateful way. Can’t we just try and be kind?? Love from a woke snowflake x
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  10. Perhaps RR you should start your own thread. You could call it WhinersRus, I’m sure you can keep us all enthralled with your foul language, continual moaning, insults and crap music videos...
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  11. I remember all of the people listed - I used to go to St Martins and was in the Brownies and Guides there for a while. I remember the Glebe field and the rump of Goose Fair used to pitch up on the Sunday after the end of Goose Fair. There was a service on the dodgems! My name was Janice Matkin and I arranged the 1997 re-union of Bilborough Grammar on the site, sadly no longer there, neither is Glenbrook Junior Girls' school.
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