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  1. Fantastic piece of work by Stuart.C. It leaves no doubt about where the pit buildings were located.
  2. Thanks for the information. The area hatched red on the DEFRA map coincides exactly with the open grassland on site so that must be land infilled by the rubbish tip.
  3. I discovered only recently that Broxtowe Country Park is on the site of Broxtowe Colliery (1895-1925). The Tarmac entrance path from Nottingham Road is the line of the former colliery railway. When looking for information on the internet l came across an extract from Hansard in February 1972 when Kenneth Clarke MP (for it was he) asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he would ask Nottingham City Council to cease all work of preparing the proposed refuse tip on the Broxtowe Colliery site. Was there a tip on this site? There is a broad Tarmac turning circle and a
  4. London Road, the building in the background being L H Woodhouse on Iremonger Road.
  5. I feel as though l have been left hopelessly behind. l don't even have a doorbell never mind a security camera and you would have to mind your Ps and Qs with Alexa otherwise who knows what might happen. l also enjoyed Paul Robey more on the wireless but it was hard to see the pictures.
  6. I'm surprised there have been no comments on the ending of Paul Robey's show on Notts TV on Sunday, a reincarnation of his show on Radio Nottingham of course. (It could well be that l just can't locate them). IMHO as they say. Radio Nottm and Radio 2 seem to have the same playlist and play nothing recorded before about 1990, usually by shouty young women. Paul Robey seems to be busy with Boom Radio and Serendipity Radio but you seem to need a new-fangled type of radio to receive them. What on earth is a smart speaker?
  7. That must be the chap. He must have been trying to establish himself as a recording artist although both the title and Sherwood Records seem to have been expunged from all records. ln reply to DJ360 it's probably worth nearer 6p than £6.
  8. Does anyone else have a copy of Nottingham City by Stuart Stevens on the Sherwood Records label? There is no date on the record label but l bought it in the late 60s or possibly 1970 from the remaindered and ex jukebox record stall on Newark market. l remember he assistant had bet his boss that somebody would buy one. The B side is Don't Say Goodbye written by Stuart Stevens, so not the usual version.
  9. William Gash began carrying passengers between Elston and Newark in 1919 on Wednesdays and between Elston and Nottingham from 1921. on Saturdays. From 1928 the Newark service was extended back to start from Hawksworth. Here are Gash's timetable and faretable from 1 August 1933 and for comparison the timetable for the same service from about 1970.
  10. They must have moved from Orange Street to Muskham Street/ Bunbury Street rather than Arkwright Street as per my original info. Not a million miles away.
  11. Another item of socio-economic history we glean from Barton's 1964 timetable is the weekend express service between Corby and Glasgow. This allowed expatriate Scots to visit haim by travelling through Friday night, arriving in Glasgow on Saturday morning, with the return trip on Sunday night. The association between Corby and Scotland began when Glasgow-based Stewarts & Lloyds constructed one of the UK's largest steelworks in Corby in the 1930s. By the 1960s the steel works employed half the town, with thousands of people moving from Scotland to work after a downturn in th
  12. An excellent piece of detective work for such an obscure subject! I see that Butler Bros are still trading in Kirkby. l have now read that Streets occupied part of the former horse tram sheds of Nottingham Corporation on Muskham Street This is my ham-fisted attempt to scan photos of the 1926/27 Nottm Corporation Tramways examples of Street bodies.
  13. Thanks AfferGorritt. From your clues l have found 2 photos that were hiding in plain sight in John Banks' book The Prestige Series: Nottingham with photos by G H F Atkins, who took his first photograph of a Nottingham vehicle in 1927 and was still photographing them in the 2000s. Nottingham Corporation Tramways no. 49(TO 6096) was a 1927 Dennis with 26 seat front-entrance bodywork by Streets and no. 43(TO 4013) was a 1926 Dennis with 29 seat rear-entrance body. l scanned the photos but they are larger than the max permitted file size. l wonder who took the Crossley with