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  1. Just back from Derby Royal......all seems ok...going for Scan in a couple of weeks as a precaution;;; Nice surprise when we got home...our lovely Neighbour Marlene opposite (no not Boycies wife) had made me a lovely big Stew.......bless her........
    8 points
  2. This has just been posted on a Fb group I’m with. It opens in Southwell but you can drag it to different locations in Nottingham. I looked at Radford and it has newer streets faintly drawn in when you zoom in. http://www.archiuk.com/cgi-bin/build_nls_historic_map.pl?search_location=Southwell, Nottinghamshire&latitude=53.069789&longitude=-0.971648
    7 points
  3. About 20 years ago i found a Pair of glasses complete with a nice case on Bulwell Hall Park.......tried em on but could hardly see in them...they are black horn rimmed and very nice......... Anyway still got em and tried them on today....low and behold can see perfect in them......So as my Varifocals have about had it.......have decided to wear these......wife says they suit me and look a bit like Michael Caine.......thought i'd tell you all......as not a lot of people know that'''.........lol
    7 points
  4. It's going to be a good day today. Husband coming home after having to stay in another few days. Both son' and daughter takeaway were a huge success, sold out everything. English steak pie and english teatime treats and Tex-Mex Very pleased for them in this gruesome time .
    6 points
  5. I strongly suggest anyone thinking of 'Adopting'' a Kitten don;t..... Have two instead.........Babs and Syd are giving us so much pleasure in these 'Lockdown' times..........they playfight a few times a day and their leaping is so funny........they chew each other and if one gets too rough they apologise by licking each other..........they are brother and sister and nearly died together up in Hartlepool when they were under a Garden shed after being born for 3 weeks...... They obviously love us now and each other and spend hours grooming each other,,,
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  6. Carni, hold on to ‘not worried’. The small damage to his lungs is obviously there but may not cause any life changing problems. I expect all of us who have smoked in the past have some damage, but our lungs are still able to function well. The same goes for any small damage in his lungs possibly caused by Covid. Our lungs have a huge surface area for the exchange of oxygen/carbon dioxide. Apparently this area is about the size of a tennis court! Just keep looking forward to those lovely warm days when you’ll both be able to do your long cycle rides along the tow path - stoppi
    6 points
  7. Well you can jolly well put your mind to it and sort it out LL, we need you barking regularly !
    5 points
  8. I had a walk around Attenborough nature reserve yesterday, it was nice to see the rice in the paddy fields and the water buffalo.
    5 points
  9. Prince Charles is being shown around a London hospital. Towards the end of the visit, he is shown into a ward with a number people with no obvious signs of injury or disease. He goes to greet the first patient and the chap replies: "Fair fa' your honest sonsie face, Great chieftain e' the puddin' race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm; Weel are ye wordy o' a grace as lang's my arm." The prince, being somewhat confused (easily done) goes to the next patient and greets him. The patient replies: "Some hae meat, and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but we hae me
    5 points
  10. 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
    4 points
  11. Found this in the garage today, will strike a chord with all NS tradesmen, retired or otherwise!
    4 points
  12. 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
    3 points
  13. With the ' 'Lockdown'' i have spent much more time on here...but it doesn't seem many others have,,,is it me thats sad ? Nobody has much to say...must admit i'm running out of comments.....at least RR keeps dragging old threads up...think a few more of us should too.......also think we need some in-put from new members...........what you all think ?
    3 points
  14. Cribbins was brilliant as the Porter in "The Railway Children".
    3 points
  15. I believe that Nottingham had slight variations of accents in areas quite close to one another. My wife’s uncle born 1900 and lived Hyson Green all his life had a distinctive accent, different but not far removed from my Radford accent. When asked how he was he would always say “I’m all reet” At school it was common for some kids to say things like ‘is it yorn’ ”it’s mine un” “gerroff” “giz it ere” and “int it ot. I’m not saying I used these, my parents discouraged it and never thought I had an accent but going down south I’m immediately outed as a northerner. When I started wor
    3 points
  16. We offen played dobby an running up twitchel wuz part onnit. Weather dint really stop us but mardy boggers were proper nesh if it were coad . Some gorra bag on when it were manky and dint go out, specially if there were nowt else ter do but goz out the window Tint offen we ad cobs forrus snap, it were sarnies usually when I made em missen
    3 points
  17. Only went in 'Whistle Stop' once,,,,just split from first wife ..so thought i'd go on the Pull...even recall what i was wearing ''Brown 3 piece double breasted suit...white shirt slim jim with tie Pin thru the collar''' Although a bit out of practice Felt the 'Dogs'' Got me sen a drink and began surveying the crumpet...when i heard a girl near by say ''look at that old bloke with the 'Pin' thru his collar sweating''' Well i was gutted and at 25 thought OLD ? i drank up and left...Had a couple of drinks in the Miltons Head ...then into Babels.......
    3 points
  18. Gem, given time, you will see that you don't really lose your parents because they are always with you
    3 points
  19. Gem, I just want you to know that I am feeling for you as you grieve the passing of your mum. It was good that you were with her to the end, though. You can take comfort that you did all you could for her (and your Auntie) and, as Jill said, you have all your memories .... my situation was very similar to yours and I know I think about my mum every day even though she died in 1997. She lived with us for 16 years before she died and I feel very privileged that we were able to care for her until her passing. Hold on to the good memories, Gem xx
    3 points
  20. Headline: Ben in a stew over female! Nowt new there, then!
    3 points
  21. Off out again tomorrow all go isn't it........this time Derby Royal Hospital to see my Consultant....Son will be taking me plus the wife....be like a family outing.....Polish me shoes tonight and get my clothes out ready.....getting all excited......
    3 points
  22. Chris (Hubbs) age 75 has had his phone call this morning. His Vaccine is booked for Friday 29th January at 10.30am. I have to wait, I'm only a kid of 72 (until April). 'Bloomin' Cradle Snatcher'.
    3 points
  23. Varifocals are expensive. I've had them for years, got because the thought of having to keep 2 pairs and changing them all the time wasn't really what I wanted. My sunglasses are distance and it's a nuisance when I want to read something, although really sunglasses aren't needed at the moment cos I don't go out unless necessary and then it's just a walk down the road and I don't remember to put them on. Good news , tomorrow my husband is coming home. He's been up walking and the physiotherapist says he's going like a steam train. Ive been baking in the meantime, small Cornish pasties
    3 points
  24. I know what you mean. I watched it through in the hope that something would happen.....but it never did. But you have to watch it all the way through to discover that there's not much worth seeing.
    3 points
  25. 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
    2 points
  26. I met Bernard Cribbens at Blagdon Reservoir many years ago. We both turned up for opening day in our brand new latest Mk3 Cortinas and parked next to each other. We also fished next to each other and guess who caught most? Pity I'm deaf - would be interesting listening to him trying to sing
    2 points
  27. Hi Martin! I just chanced across your message, and what a surprise... First, thanks for posting this reply, and second, thanks for reminding me of some great memories as a kid. For your information, I am Sylvia's eldest (she had 7 altogether), and great aunt Lily was my most favourite of all! I still have vivid memories of her smiling down at me with her cheeky little grin, her green hat and black leather gloves. I guess you must have also known Gordon and Marjorie... Funny, did your nan have a car? I can remember somebody called Daisy driving us back home to Beeston Rylands. As for my mem
    2 points
  28. Haggis tonight with neeps and tatties of course ! A virtual Burns night with like minded folk on Zoom. Bit of music and some poems followed by a dram or two of the finest single malt. "Fair fa your honest, sonsie face" Happy Burns night to all.
    2 points
  29. Edit.........Which makes me wonder ..what will our High Streets look like when all the retail stores have vanished..? No more inter-actions with each other...or even friendly hello's...it'll be a sad old world...
    2 points
  30. Just heard on the news that Debenhams 'on-line business has been bought....thought for a minute Debenhams stores had been saved,,but no they all going or gone......... Did 12 months with Debs in the early 90s as a store detective in the west mids mainly at their Walsall store.. before joining the Coop... Found them a great company to work for and paid very well.......Missed my morning greeting from all the girls on Cosmetics in the Walsall store ..who together chorused in that great west midland accent........'''Morning Ben yome allroight...'''
    2 points
  31. ‘Italians prefer prefer proper English food rather than that foreign muck they are forced to eat every day’!
    2 points
  32. My own day was mainly punctuated by my attempts to cut my hair. I used my Wahl 'Beard Trimmer'. I get my kit off and stand in front of the bathroom mirror, shaving away at my beard and my hair. I stand on a towel.... to catch the flowing locks... I'm getting better at it. so that I can now get the 'main cut' of my head pretty neat using a No.3. Last time.. I also used a No.2 to go around my ears..and I messed it up. This time I got it better. Finally.. I used a very close cut to try to create a clear end to my hair at the back. That didn't go so well.. a
    2 points
  33. Thought i'd put this on this thread instead of the boxing one....it suits because the White Horse was for many years the home of Radford boys boxing club......used to drop one of my sons off there to do his training........also worth mentioning are the numerous young Amateurs that went on to become Champions in the Pro game,,,,one who never gets a mention was Roy Smith who became British Cruiserweight champion in about 87 or 88...he was managed by another Nottingham ex champion Wally Swift..... The club was run by the Smith family...yesterday on Facebook i was
    2 points
  34. Top fuel drag racer Barry Shevalls owned AA they are now based @ the old central studios in some form, supplying cars for films, archway to a courtyard & Radford Mill, Two Wheel Centre, Skills Booking Office, Wilbonds showroom, across Bright Street, LSD Bookies, Beeroff, Sunblessed Bread Shop, Paper shop, Wool Shop, Barbers, Tailors, George Shepherds butchers, hardware shop. The coal merchant was Jeffords & Sons, went to Sidney Pearson Hill with his Son who now runs the business.
    2 points
  35. Yes there were 2 Gasometers in that area. Ilkeston Rd top left to bottom right, Triumph Rd across the front of the Gmtrs. One of them is trying to hide.. Britain from above 1947
    2 points
  36. The Lady in Hartlepool who rescued them who we had them off......is over the moon as to how they have settled...she thought Babs especially never would....she's like you Jill very much a lover of Cats.......she rescued 7 inc the mother from under the shed.........she kept the mother and one kitten..............and found homes for all the others ..Syd and Babs being the last.....she actually drove down to us just to bring them.....
    2 points
  37. A real oldie...just played it on U Tube..... Every Day............Buddy Holly wearing my Glasses....lol Love like yours will surely come my way................
    2 points
  38. Text from the Docs, click link to book test, clicked and booked for Feb 1st, all done is under 30 secs..,
    2 points
  39. Many thanks for your comments and kind thoughts/suggestions. I do now feel fully recovered and am (as well as I can tell) physically now back to where I was for example I can do a 7-8 mile walk and up the rate without breathing too heavily. I count myself lucky as I improved daily once under the care and guidance of Mrs. Siddha. Of course I have no idea what damage might have been done to bits of me I cannot test. Breathing exercises were very important and I followed the advice of this guy , Patrick Mckeown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwrtgWQeDc&t=531s It works
    2 points
  40. Just checked how far I have got on the 'Row to the Highlands' project. Should reach Pitlochry for teatime. The target has been extended from reaching Inverness this month, to reaching Loch Cam, where I go fishing. Thinking about the wonderful Highland fishing keeps me going
    2 points
  41. I thought you were going to say Offal times...
    2 points
  42. Phil , so are you actually saying that affluent areas should be voting Tory? Now that’s an amazing thought ..... I wonder why you would say that ....
    2 points
  43. Can I take it then that you are not planning to vote for the Cons or any political institution again? I find it incredible that so many, so called, government ministers and those with influence are so stupid and lack any initiative and common sense for their given role.
    2 points
  44. HSR, Are these the green tiles to which you refer? The flyover could be the bridge over Radford Station.
    2 points
  45. The Gaumont was a cinema on the next corner - where Wollaton St meets Goldsmith Street. The building was demolished many years ago and replaced by this. https://goo.gl/maps/mJUUqJKcb155ULpP9
    2 points
  46. .....and an interesting selection of motor bikes.
    2 points
  47. 58 years later...still have a weakness there .....lol Had the 'Trauma'' of having the in-growing Toe nail dug out this morning..was in Absolute Agony during...been in some pain with it for a year or two now......Becky (lady who did it) said i was very brave.(despite me screaming silently).and it would hurt for a few days..funny thing is walked about 100 yards back to car..got home tired had small kip........when i woke realised all pain gone.......first time in a long while....Body a funny thing ain't it...........
    2 points
  48. That same photo is also here...with the additional information that the pub closed in the 1950s. https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/nottinghamshire/nottingham_ng6_blackhorse.html
    2 points
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