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  1. Hi Andy I remember the Central Market stall very well. Whenever I went with my mam to the market my objectives were (1) the model railway stall and (2) the pet stalls opposite the Palais. The model railway stall was, I think, more like a glass kiosk than a market stall. It either had a very high counter or I was a lot shorter in those days. Incidentally are you the former (and now current) Anitpodean old Mundellan of Oakdale Road perchance ? If you are, good on yer me old mate - if you aren't, well good on yer anyway. Malc Fox
  2. The spittoon was situated just in front of the dance floor as you entered the Locarno. We allus reckoned it was a spittoon but it cud ev bin a big fancy ashtray Foxy
  3. I remember the Vic very well used to go there with Big Barry Clements of Bathley Street (Medders) on Tuesday nights in the early 60's. I won a shirt in a raffle there Xmas Eve '63 - fust shot i evver ad. Remember the spitoon and they used to play "Teen Beat" when it was chucking out time. Foxy
  4. Say no more. Respect to Rob for the info Foxy
  5. Could it be the Riding School where the statue of Bold Robin Hood now stands ?
  6. I remember some of the kids on this photo. My year but not my form. Tony Paine - you are extreme left on the middle row, next to the then undamaged Joseph Kehoe. Extreme right middle row is Joe Donegan (Woolmer Road). I can also recognise Graham Glencross and John Rourke. Of the girls - Diane Booth estreme right on front row. The twins - was their name Metherigham ? I guess the class teacher was either Mr Attewell or Mr Griffin. A long while ago. Foxy
  7. Hi Tony I can certainly remember the cine film of the "holiday" in Bellinzona. Are you, perchance, the Tony Paine who lived on Woolmer Road up near David Baker, Rosemary Wade et al. ? Foxy
  8. I have to admit that I am on this photo. I am the prat who decided to wear (or was forced to wear) his Trent Bridge blazer and cap. The photo was taken by the Evening Post on the steps of Midland Station in August 1959. It is indeed a trip to Bellinzona in Switzerland and the line up (so far as I can remember) is as follows : Front row left to right : Leslie Siddy (?), Terry Beech, me, Winston Raymond, David Hickling (dad kept the Plumptre Arms) and Roger Wilford, Second Row : Irene Spencer, Michelle Brown, Janice Green, Tony Gleadall, Johnny Booth, Danny Allington, ?, ?, Next Row : Ann G
  9. Hello Ayupmeducks. A bit late with this response but I used to knock about with Barry Clements in the early sixties. He was a year above me at Trent Bridge and went on to Greenwood before going down Cotgrave Pit. We used to "tazz" around on his Triumph Tiger Cub - a trip to Skeggy in '63 comes vividly to mind. We would hang around the green hut on the embankment with a crowd of mates in'63. Haven't seen him since then but he was a good mate and boy was he a big lad. The "Glen" you refer to was probably Glen Mackay who lived on Bathley Street near Wilford Crescent. I took over his co-op
  10. I remember the Carousal. It tried to rival the Santa Fe. Before that it was a "club" hosted by Amber Vandela - anyone remember her ?
  11. Hello Mick Barton Hart retired at the end of my first year at Mundella. Could there, by any chance, have been a connection ? Nah, he was ancient. Was there any snobbery towards Medders kids at Mundella ? No real snobbery that I was aware of, but my mates tended to be other Medders lads there plus some from Radford. Didn't really take much notice of kids outside my circle. I do remember this however. Just after I started at the school (1959) the deputy head came into my class and asked what our father's did for a living. I thought this was a bit weird and listened to the "solicitor"
  12. I went to Collygate Infants, Collygate Road, before it was taken over by Mundella as a sixth form block and library. The building is still there. I started in November 1952 when the brick air-raid shelter still dominated the playground. The headmistress was Miss Lindley (who I think came from the Welbeck School on Queen's Drive). My first teacher, in one of the prefab classrooms, was Mrs Cheeseman. I can remember deciding that I would rather be in the other induction class when my mate Brian Mills started in February 1953. I simply walked into Brian's class at 9 o'clock and sat there fo
  13. I started at Mundella in 1959 and had one year's worth of music with this amazing bloke. Apparantly he had been head hunted from Trent Bridge Boys in the 1920's and stayed at Mundella until his retirement in 1960. Why did I rate him ? Well, as a Medders kid, from a very working class background, I felt a bit of an outsider in my first year there. How did Barton help me ? Quite simply the old snuff snorter once strode from the front of the music room and belted this smarmy middle class young git round the lug-hole for talking in his music class. No other teachers did that sort of thing.