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  1. Basford Wakes to me means walking down Lincoln Street and gradually the music becomes louder and louder. Then eventually reaching the Wakes and standing on the waltzer and looking at young ladies enjoying themselves with Johnny and the Hurricanes belting out Red River Rock and Reveille Rock. I wish I could relive those times. PS Jill if the wife even thought I was even thinking about them days I would be spending nights in the spare bedroom. lol
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  2. Cribbins was brilliant as the Porter in "The Railway Children".
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  3. For a bit there I was convinced that 'Gossip Calypso' was by Lance Percival.. until I reminded myself that it was.. .who had the hit here.. But further research shows that the song was written in 1943 and has been recorded numerous times since. We MUST get this stuff right!!!
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  4. Did you go dancing with Fenella ben maybe The Whistle Stop.
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  5. Well, he looked down the hole Poor demented soul
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  6. Travelled up and down both those shafts as well, when I were a lad. Happy days eh !
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  7. Alan West you can view online old copies of Nottinghamshire papers here but the City newspapers only go up to the early 1950s at present . You can enter a search term here and get snippets but to read the full article you need a subscription . https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
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  8. Best draw the curtains, people looking in might think I'm having a fit or watching Joe Wicks
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  9. When I took my Mums neighbour for her jab, we were waiting for over an hour, the doctor who booked her in apologised " So sorry to keep you waiting" She replied with "I haven't been out since March, I am in no rush & it's lovely just to see people" We have to treasure this generation
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  10. I love Bernard Cribbins. My dad was called Fred so “Right said Fred” was very popular in our house in the 60s. I used to love him in the TV ad for Hornby trains too. BTW did you know that Gossip Calypso was written by Trevor Peacock? Trevor is probably better known as Jim (no,no,no) Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. He also wrote “Mrs Brown you've got a Lovely Daughter” for Herman’s Hermits. Check out his Wiki entry and you'll see he wrote a lot of stuff in the early 60s before turning to acting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Peacock Sadly he's now in a nursing home with a
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  11. As a fifteen year old I played against many colliery welfare teams and clearly remember the old leather balls that weighed a ton when wet. Many of the players were ex Third division North and South semi-pros' and could head it as hard as I could kick it.
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