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  1. Hopefully this shows everything mentioned in the last few posts, including Ben's and Hey Arnold's memories. Park Place (as in the old photo) is the double-headed arrow, leading out on to Park Lane The building arrowed on the far right is Standard of England (?)...if not it's the next building along just out of shot. The curved road on the left is Saxondale Drive. At the top centre is the railway embankment, with a bridge leading to Andover Road which hadn't been built yet.
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  2. Beautiful morning for a bike ride...........didnt go far but was well worth it...........Lady at the end of my avenue was stood at her gate taking the early morning sun.........not really spoke apart from a few 'ey-ups' and the odd wave...but today i had a lovely chat with her.... She's 84 lives alone....basically she gave me her life story....think she enjoyed doing so and certainly well worth listening to........ Divorced in her 40s and only fell in love once (not her ex).......served many years in the Army and in a few 'War zones........born in Grimsby but lived all over Europe...
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  3. A brief update. Rang the GP surgery at 8am. Start to finish, the call lasted less than five minutes. Got called back by the GP ten minutes later and by 9:15 I was sat in her consulting room, being tested. She’s prescribed the medication she thinks will help resolve the problem and is confident that the surgery can go ahead as planned. Got to say I love the NHS!
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  4. He'll probably make a 'beeline' straight back to the hive, to explain to his missus where he's been.
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  5. Watching Nature, Yesterday out side, having a loverly G nT went for a minute to give one of my flower basket some water. Sat down to finish my G n T and inside my drink lay a very large bumblebee. Well what a way to go drowned in a G n T, gentely I scooped it out and placed him on the table. Then I saw one of his legs move, then his other leg, nexr his antena's then very slowly he raised up, but only one of his wings looked in good shape, then he started to walk, before i could help him he had fallen on to our decking, walking quite merily along the decking, then out of a join ran a
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  6. This is a great website. http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/whirligig/whirligig.htm
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  7. Think my childhood memories were not the best of my life. School years it was 'survival of the fittest'. At home it were 'dragged up' rather than brought up. Wasn't all grim, there were some highlights. Learned all me swear words from me parents, (they were always arguing). Having three brothers, it was "first down, best dressed". Never saw the sea until I were 15 and never went on holiday until my future inlaws invited me to join them in 1963, on a trip to Cliftonville. Never had a photograph taken until I were about 17, so no school pics to reminisce over. Had a couple of decent s
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  8. Bit bleary eyed this morning having listened to the Forest game on BBC5 early this morning. Not the result we were hoping for but if memory serves me correctly they always found it difficult to win at St James Park. From the commentary it seems that Forest were never in the game and had done very well to hold the score at 0-0 at half time. It sounds like they gave the ball away far too often and were far from being a cohesive unit, probably due to the number of player changes. On a brighter note County thumped Maidenhead 3-0 lets hope it is a promotion year for the Maggies Sta
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  9. It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Judith Durham of The Seekers, she was aged 79. She had a voice that once heard was never forgotten and now sadly The Carnival is Over but we have the enduring legacy of many songs. My abiding memory of her music is 4 twenty year old blokes in a Hillman Imp hammering down the MI on the way to a Forest away game listening to Childrens Favourites and belting out Morning Town Ride at the top of our voices. The soundtrack of our youth grows ever more silent. RIP Judith and thank you for the music.
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  10. Back in the day I thought the Seekers were old-fashioned and for 'squares', but in later years I rediscovered them and realised Judith Durham had one of the best voices ever on record.
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  11. The photo is of the old terraced houses that we called the ''Jitty'''in the late 40s and 50s.. which ran from Paton road off Hucknall road.....over a railway bridge the down thru Allotments ''' that are now where the houses of Gayhurst green/road stand...then down to Park Lane past the terraced houses... I had a friend whose Grandparents lived in one of them.........turn left onto Park Lane and the ''Standard of England'' was about 100 yards on the left... The standard'' was very popular with many people off the old Bestwood estate and the Jitty'' was the regular route...my
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  12. Hope all goes well Rob i had my prostate removed eight ago it was a four operation which was done lapriscopically (spelling) i was home the next day at dinner time it was quite a pleasant experience as far as operations go i asked the Doctor if i would be able to play the piano after he said yes so i said thats great because i could not play it before the operation, hope everything gets sorted with heart problem all the best.
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  13. Owners of such facilities should be subjected to the same treatments as as the defenceless animals they make their dirty money on. Maybe they would learn something. I would like to provide a home to some of these poor dogs but we are getting a bit long in the tooth. Bit of a struggle to take care of our two somedays.
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  14. Back in the late 60s me and a few friends used to frequent The Grosvenor on Mansfield Rd. Warm Home Ales bitter or mild was the drink of choice back then. Lager was an expensive German drink although bottled Carlsberg was catching on. We used to assemble in the smoke filled lounge which was a bit quieter than the bar where there was a jukebox. In the evening on a warm summer Saturday people would be out in the courtyard, the bar windows would be open and the jukebox turned up. I remember August 1968 when Union Gap's “Young Girl” was played many times. The atmosphere was complete with the
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  15. I liked Olivia from way back when she released Bob Dylan' “If not for you” in 1971. It was every bit as good as George Harrison’s version on his debut album “All thing must Pass” At one time I thought she might marry her fiancé Bruce Welch who I also really like but it was not to be. When they broke up In 1972 after 4 years together Bruce tried to commit suicide. I'd forgotten that she represented the UK in Eurovision 1974. That was the year ABBA won it with Waterloo. I always thought she was Australian but of course she was born in the UK emigrating to Oz when she was 6. S
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  16. She seemed a truly lovely lady in every way...
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  17. Yes, I keep looking at bikes Barrie. My son has three of mine now. A mountain bike, a hybrid and a folding electric one which I bought but couldn’t mount due to a bad hip. Now I’m fit and well (within reason) I would like another to ride along the river bank. The problem is that, as a motorist, I have a dislike of cyclists that clog up the country lanes around here and I don’t want to become like one of them! I might compromise and ride my Honda quad bike round the field once the hay’s gone. I can do wheelies on that and go round corners on two wheels. No doubt some will say ‘look at that sill
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  18. Just been to Giltbrook retail park and back. Wilko/Decathlon and a general ride round. And yes, you do see things that you wouldn't otherwise see while driving around in your car. Its also taking me to places that I wouldn't otherwise go in my car and for that matter, places I wouldn't walk to.
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  19. Yes, Humphrey Lestocq, Annette Mills and Muffin the mule.
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  20. My current ride. An older Dawes Discovery 601. I have found it to be a very easy ride.
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  21. Mentioning garden sheds got me thinking. In ours was my dad’s 1948 Raleigh Record Ace and his 1936 Paragon, one brother’s Mercian King of Mercia, a Harry Quinn track bike, and buried at the back until I dug it out, my other brother’s Sheffield Langsett with Campagnolo everything, which he got in 1960. That was the one I cleaned up and got working after ten years of festering and rusting, mainly to get to and from school before I took up racing. I used it every day, leaving it in the school bike shed, or at the back of my mate’s pub. Rode it hundreds of miles training and racing. In all that ti
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  22. Here's a better picture of the Ordinary for you Terry, the seat I covered with some foam then a piece of leather and used furniture dome headed nails to secure it, the pedals I made from M12 coach bolts for the axle going through some 15mm steel tubing, the end plates I cut from some 50 x3mm steel plate, the rubbers I bought from a bike shop, they do work and they do have a period look about them, the rear wheel I managed to get off an old pram at 12" diameter, forgot to add I made most of the spokes myself out of 3 mm steel bar, riveted over one end to the shape of the inside of the wheel rim
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  23. Was it Bill or was it Ben that bonked Little Weed just then Which of those two Flowerpot Men or perhaps it was Randy Pandy
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  24. Watch With Mother was nowhere near as good as Listen With Mother , in my personal opinion. Not that I ever listened with my mother: she was in the kitchen washing the lunch pots prior to our going out for a walk in the afternoon. I loved that programme. The slowly spoken, gentle, reassuring tones of George Dixon, Julia Lang, Daphne Oxenford and Dorothy Smith were a joy to hear and, with a different piece of classical music each week at the beginning, a good start to music appreciation. Fifteen minutes of sheer joy, after which it was into the pushchair or on with the reins and off
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  25. Not every day we see a photo of someone who has recently posted on Nottstalgia !
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  26. An article today on tailor Graham Rogers, mentioned above. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/tributes-paid-one-nottinghams-last-7405527?fbclid=IwAR0IHT1zXpK3pNodMw40HLbXsu04RNcYvx99-NKMTYbNyg1g5E6TbBkGf0k
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  27. Picture of Dob Park Hall apparently https://picturenottingham.co.uk/image-library/image-details/poster/ntgm006070/posterid/ntgm006070.html
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  28. @Beekay My maternal grandad used to be a collier at Bestwood pit walking to work daily from Arnold. My mum used to tell me that one day, taking a short cut across Bestwood Lodge grounds, he was accosted by the Duke of St. Albans and his gamekeeper who asked him what he was doing on private lands. When he explained that he was on his way to work, and the shortcut saved him considerable time, apparently the Duke granted him permission to walk across his land henceforth. This was reported in the Arnold Echo (local paper) at the time.
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  29. Rob apart from having my tonsils out and have stitches in my chin when I fell off my bike, I’d never been in a hospital until I came to live in Italy. I seemed to have everything wrong with me from knee op to major ops . But I’m here to tell the story so don’t worry it’ll be ok.
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  30. Rob, Nottstalgians have a pretty good track record of dealing with these kind of problems and coming successfully out the other side. No doubt you will become a member of that club.
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  31. Best of luck that you get it sorted Rob., sooner rather than later . I wish you well. B.
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  32. From Wicksteed Park Archive
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  33. I used the Elephant Bike to ride up to the club meeting last night. Offered some members a lift home in the front basket but no takers... Cycle clips not needed with chain guard. Straw hat quite safe at my pedestrian speed I get the impression that no one on here likes the more serious cyclist - I've a good mind to don my trapeze artist gear and to visit the Nottingham lanes on my Look carbon road bike just to annoy you all At least the lycra fits - not bad for an octogenarian...
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  34. This is starting to inspire me to get my own bicycle.
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  35. EATING IN THE FIFTIES * Pasta had not been invented. * Curry was an unknown entity. * Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet * Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming * Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine. * A Takeaway was a mathematical problem. * A Pizza was something to do with a leaning tower. * The only vegetables known to us were spuds, peas, carrots and cabbage, anything else was regarded as being a bi
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  36. That wasn't courage. He was drunk as a skunk.
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  37. Did she use to shop at Marsdens?
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  38. Thankyou, apart from the Penny I ride them every week, no good them just sat in the shed they were made to be ridden
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  39. Park Place (most likely Dob Park Place) was roughly where Gayhurst Road is now. There appears to to a pair of houses, the white ones, which were probably on Park Place still left amongst modern housing. Modern layout over 1913 map
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  40. Mrs B, funny you should mention that you prefer Imperial measurements. Everything here is made to metric measurements, if you work on a car you need metric tools. Our gallon is smaller than the UK gallon, sometime in the 1800's the UK changed the bushel to gallons, it was the same as the US back then, we stayed the same, why alter something that works?? UK adopted a liquid measurement. All scientists work in the metric scales. I still prefer Fahrenheit to Celsius, Miles, pounds, gallons etc.. Although the money system has been metric for over 240 years, all soft drinks are
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  41. Nottingham City Transport......Best job I ever had !
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  42. Back in 1980s I used to be a school governor along with a lady named Iris Archer, whose grandfather invented the S.A 3 speed gears. She told us that he was offered a half penny for every gear made or he could have a lump sum. Iris said he took the lump sum, thinking it would not take off. If he took the halfpenny offer, he would have made millions.
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  43. Not in Bulwell, Ben! MacDonald's maybe?
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  44. Took 'er indoors for cataracts post op today and she passed with flying colours. They were delighted with her recovery and results. She has now been discharged. So it means I'm going to have to start taking her out again.
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  45. End shot, it's the only way I could get it in.
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  46. Went in there some years ago before it closed. It was grim then too. But I've been thinking Ben. If it was early 1950s, it's no surprise that 'Bestwooders' would be in there. There was no pub actually on ( The proper) Bestwood Estate. So the nearest, depending which side of the estate you lived on, would be: Oxclose on Oxclose Lane, The Heathfield on Heathfield Rd and the Park Tavern a bit further down Arnold Rd. then maybe the Newstead Abbey on St Alban's Rd and that's yer lot. The first and only pub ever on Bestwood Est proper was the Deerstalker, built sometime in the mid 50s. I remem
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  47. There are twelve January second February second etc sorry
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  48. I used to own the Countryman Pub at Kirkby in Ashfield It was originally know as the Lime Burners but changed it's name over 20 years ago ,and is still referred to by the locals as the Bonners .
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  49. Not the greatest picture ever, but definitely from the correct era
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  50. And it's been mentioned before, but strangely not on this thread; the Clifton Bridge Inn at Silverdale was always known by locals as the Ponderosa. Never been in, but apparently because it resembled the ranch on one of the early 1960s TV westerns.
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