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  1. This is the corner of Alfreton Road, Bentinck Road. My wife’s grandparents owned Flints newsagents. This photo is early 1960’s.
    3 points
  2. Barton Hart was a whirlwind of energy and inspiration who taught me music at West Bridgford High School in the late 60's. I also seem to remember he had a penchant for history. Most of the school's academic staff were either trainees, newly qualified or post retired teachers. And though Barton Hart was certainly in the latter category, his enthusiasm for his subject always illuminated the lesson. He was a likeable character from a bygone era, from his flamboyant tweeds to his snuff box and old banger of a car that we used to marvel at from the window above.
    3 points
  3. Just been to see Santa in his sleigh going round the village with his elves collecting for the local Scout group. It was beautiful seeing all the excited children jumping up and down and waving as he slowly passed them. There were Christmas songs playing and the whole event made me a bit tearful (as usual) thinking of Christmases past with our own small children following him round the streets in Leicester. Love it!
    3 points
  4. Yes. That’s the view today. Tragic isn’t it.
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  5. This is the section of Alfreton Road between Wimbourne Road and Beckenham Road. I've seen lots of photos of the road further up showing Bentinck School, The Windmill Pub, Flying Horse, Jersey Kapwood etc. but nothing of this side and section. I'm particularly interested in these shops as I used to live at number 375 and although my dad was a keen photographer he never photographed mum's shop: Sylvia's Wool Shop. Next door was Hill's Newsagents. I've posted this on the Radfordtonians Facebook group and had lots of memories but has anyone any pictures of this area from my time there in the 60s?
    1 point
  6. It was very “interesting” being taught music by Barton Hart at Mundella in the late 50s! A real character. A one-off, and an inspiring teacher.
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  7. Eva and Walter Bullough married in 1910 in Beeston. They lived with Eva's parents for a few years whilst saving a deposit for a house which turned out to be 433 Alfreton Road. Walter was a miner at Radford Colliery, I believe. Two children were born in that house and Eva lived there until her death.
    1 point
  8. In the 1941 Trade Directory the occupants are……. 369 - Albert Marson, Fruiterer 371 - Thomas Buck, Hardware 373 - Thomas Unwin, Newsagent 375 - Mary Baker and Mildred Aunie, Drapers 377 - Jack Mellows, Greengrocer 379 - Albert Pearce, Fish Frier 381 - Charles Wood, Tobacconist 383 - Thomas Land, Grocer
    1 point
  9. In that Wrights 1913 directory we spoke of elsewhere 433 Alfreton Road has a lace maker called Thomas Morley living there. Also there was a Thomas Land, Grocer at 383 - Land's were still there in the 60s. 373 was George Cotton, Newsagent - wonder if it stayed as one right up to Hill's? My mum's wool shop at 375 was a Milliner (Nellie Hazeldine). 379 was Gosling's Hairdressers.
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  10. I've sent the photo to CT. It shows Player's factory all decked out for a visit by the then Prince of Wales, in 1923. This was the future Edward VIII, albeit briefly. No doubt, that day in 1923, he was doing a bit of what he derogatorily termed 'princing' before sloping off to see Freda Dudley Ward, nee Birkin, who was his Notts knock-off for many years. David, as he was known, has always fascinated me as has the peculiar creature he married. I recently saw a documentary on YouTube entitled Edward on Edward. It was presented by the queen's youngest son who,
    1 point
  11. Not quite, but nearly. Look at this link, which is Player's official photo site. Scroll down a bit and there are several photos which nearly cover the area in question (and you can click on the images to get a useful enlargement). https://www.flickr.com/photos/50284741@N02/with/5054158382/
    1 point
  12. Boycott Broad Barrington Cowdery Grieg Bailey Knott Lock Laker Trueman Statham Ey Oz...........imagine this team rolling over...without a fight ?....Add to them Illingworth and Close......what a team...
    1 point
  13. I came in late on your fall Col. I'm glad it was no worse. I've had a couple since my stroke. Both times in my garden. I landed squarely on my butt. More embarrassing than painful, though I suspect one may have contributed to the hernia I had. Anyway take care of yourself and I guess we all need to watch it as the years add up.
    1 point
  14. Regarding my recent fall.. I should add that my head butting of the radiator gate lock valve caused a significant leak. This in turn had me doing a minor re-enactment of every submarine film ever made, where the crew rush around re-tighening pipes and valves as everything springs a leak after they are depth charged. Fortunately for me.. it was just a 1/8th turn on a single nut. The bruising is already fading and I appear to have suffered no lasting effects. Thanks for all of your concerns. Happily, the bruising is fading already, the headache has gone and even the pu
    1 point
  15. I bought a new fly fishing line and prior to fitting it to the reel I unwound it carefully and laid it out on the floor of the conservatory, into the dining room and then back into the conservatory. All spread out neatly. I needed to inspect it and make sure it was not twisted. It is painstakingly, tedious work. Everything looked good so fixed it to the reel and started winding in. Oh! it's snagged on something? Tried winding in again and followed it into the dining room only to see the line disappearing into the kitchen? Still trying to wind it in I followed it into the kitchen. Then through
    1 point
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