My great-grandfather ("Dan Conroy"), grandfather and great-uncles ("The Five Sherry Brothers"), and father and uncle ("The Nelson Brothers") all played the Empire. I walked in their footsteps in while on holiday in 2019, visiting an Aunt in Clifton. It was incredibly evocative but I wish I could have toured the Empire, alas. Nottingham was the family home for decades but well before I was born. My great-great grandparents, Harry and Louisa Truman, ran The Red Lion in Costock before moving to the Waggon and Horses in Bleasby. There was a real sense of "home" for me in Nottingham.