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  1. Wasn't most of the site previously occupied by W J Simms, Sons & Cooke, the building contractor? I think their address was Spring Close. It was mentioned under the Saturday Night & Sunday Morning thread that Simms' board was prominent towards the end of the film when Arthur and Doreen are discussing the future. She wants to live in a new house like the ones being built. l have always thought the estate you can see was Bestwood Park Estate under construction. Am l right?
  2. Radio Nottingham has just broadcast a programme called For the Record: The Selectadisc Story (part 1). It's in a series called We Are Notts. Presumably part 2 will be next Sunday @ 1700 but part 1 is available on BBC Sounds. Well worth a listen if this was your era.
  3. You can certainly expect to be called Duck in Newark but perhaps by an older generation or within family. Philmayfield probably mixes with the higher strata of society! In reply to letsavagoo, isn't "Me old love" a Yorkshire saying? "Me old flower" was the catchphrase of Yorkshire comedian Charlie Williams.
  4. Some folk have mentioned mon't meaning must not but is it usual in Nottingham to say wain't for will not, or was that a Newark thing? l don't think l have heard anybody say wappy for many years, meaning eleven pence to the shilling or not quite all there. My Mum used to describe some people as not having much of a come-from. l think this just meant the family was poor but l was never entirely sure whether it meant there was some illegitimacy involved. l have never heard anybody except my Grandma say they didn't own to somebody, so if she didn't recognise somebody you w
  5. The Newark coach operator Travel Wright aka Wright & Sons is to cease operating in early April. Apparently the business is solvent but the family want to retire and have been unsuccessful in finding a buyer. The firm is probably unknown to most Nottingham folk but was started in 1926 and has operated the Newark - Ollerton service since then as well as tours, private hire etc. They also operate the Newark - Collingham service. The demise of Wrights will leave Marshalls of Sutton-on-Trent as the only local operator apart from the one-coach Emjay Tours and Stagecoach but even they no longe
  6. Thanks Deepdene Boy. lt must be unusual to have to re-register a vehicle, not just cancel the road tax while it was off the road.
  7. A letter in the current issue of Classic Bus refers to NCT's 1963 batch of Fleetlines (64-94) which were registered 64 RTO to 94 RTO except for 73 which had a 1964 B suffix - ATO 73B. l have checked my 1965 edition of Ian Allan ABC British Bus Fleets and that's quite correct. I haven't seen any reference to this before. Was the bus delivered late perhaps due to an accident and had to be registered in 1964? Had 73 RTO already been reserved by somebody? My Ian Allan book lists the NCT depots as Parliament St, Trent Bridge, Sherwood, Bilborough and Bulwell but notes that Bulwell was
  8. I think I read somewhere that the film was designed as an introduction to England for American servicemen. Due to wartime censorship Newark was not mentioned by name, nor were the local factories which of course were dedicated to munitions production. Ransome & Marles was bombed by the Luftwaffe in March 1941. National reporting restrictions hampered any direct reporting of where the bombs fell so the Newark Advertiser had to headline its story Raid on Buildings in North Midlands Town. There is an interesting book called Newark in the Second World War published by Notts County
  9. Perhaps NET should change the Next Stop information on the trams. It still says Lace Market for Broad Marsh Shopping Centre.
  10. Fantastic piece of work by Stuart.C. It leaves no doubt about where the pit buildings were located.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. London Road, the building in the background being L H Woodhouse on Iremonger Road.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. A bit late to reply to Oztalgian but NCT have several spare buses in a silver livery with multicoloured swirl, so they should not cause confusion although l wonder whether people really notice the colour as long as the destination and route number are correct,