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  1. I know Rowena very well, I married her sister and, yes, that is her above - if you pm your contact details, I'll get them passed to Ro. UPDATE : Didn't read that you had made contact, so please ignore this.
  2. Hi Fewkeste, sorry for the late reply, only just noticed this! Yes, I am, Ben is my younger brother, he came make to the UK briefly but emigrated back out to Hong Kong in 2015. He's on Facebook if you want to make contact or I can provide an email address. I've also recently heard that David Wheatley (famed maths teacher) is still going strong, he's in his nineties and is now a vicar!
  3. I’ve been asked to help out a group who are trying to save what’s left of Hucknall Airfield, in particular, the Wing Hanger which is a very unique structure and under threat of demolition – the aim is to save the hanger and turn it into an aviation museum. I’m sure many of us have fond memories some of us will have memories of being taken to the air displays at Hucknall, or even hearing/seeing the Vulcan bomber that was stationed there. At the moment they’re looking for people to support the campaign, there are a couple ways of doing this - if you're on Facebook could you like/shar
  4. I've not seen him around town for ages, somebody I know thought he might have moved to Sheffield.
  5. Just for information - if you do run out of storage and need lots more, the free account on Flickr provides a limit of 1 terabyte.
  6. A bit of both I think, the paintwork had started to deteriorate plus there was also some graffiti.
  7. That would have been the one on Claremont Road, an annexe at Seely on Perry Road was also used.
  8. There's also quite a few photos on Facebook, some featuring Mr Dibb.
  9. Found this on Friends Reunited some time ago, it's dated 1966 - unfortunately, I've not got a larger version.
  10. This is a nice clip that features Signe and Marty Balin.
  11. I use Elements 13 and it works fine, the only hiccup I've found is that the Windows Picture Viewer can't open Fuji RAF files - that will be corrected eventually; I can get around that by converting the files to DNG or using a different viewer. No problems with jpegs, tiffs etc.
  12. Just remembered that Ian Dury played at Clarenden College as part of Kilburn and the High Roads. That was in the seventies, not sure of the year.
  13. Yes, saw them at the Albert Hall, I think they were on with Uriah Heep - still got the album too, always liked it for the Roger Dean sleeve.
  14. The Boat Club was my main haunt, those I can remember seeing on that small stage include Gary Moore Band, Supertramp, Nazareth, East of Eden, Jack the Lad, UFO, Trapeze, Heavy Metal Kids, Def Leppard, Stretch, The Scorpions. Other gigs that spring to mind - Trent Poly - I can remember Mike Nesmith (Monkees), Focus and Nazareth Palais - Ten Years After, Status Quo Albert Hall - Atomic Rooster, Black Sabbath
  15. I'm sure I took some pictures of the shows at the University, will have to check my old negatives to see if I've still got them. There were also some great bands on at the Boat but these were mostly pay on the door - so no tickets. You also have to remember that in the 70's there were no large music venues in Nottingham, so lots of people travelled to Leicester or Sheffield to see the more famous acts. For local events, I've still got ticket stubs from the following - University - also got ticket stubs for Eddie & the Hot Rods (1979), Amazing Blondel (1975), Procol Harum (1975) Albert
  16. General consensus amongst contacts of mine is that the bridge was gone by 1972, I'd still like to get an exact date if I could - hoping an ex employee might know. As regards, the swimming pool, access was from Haydn Road and you needed a pass, only available to employees, to get in; I used to live across the road and during my teens used to go nearly every day; it's a shame it was eventually closed.
  17. I'm trying to remember when the bridge at Meridian on Haydn Road was demolished - the picture is a still from 1966. I've got a feeling it was the late sixties but could have been early seventies, does anybody know for certain?
  18. I use McAfee too as I get it free with my broadband package but if I wanted a freebie, I'd probably take a look at-
  19. I actually came across his gravestone recently - it's in St Nicholas' churchyard.
  20. As Springsteen once said, "Unions have been the only effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country." He was referring to the States but it applies equally here.
  21. It does make you smile though and there are some funny responses to it, I think this is the best -
  22. He didn't - the following article has details on his offence and conviction.
  23. I'm pleased he's been given a royal pardon, let's face it - the treatment given to all homosexuals in that era was dreadful. I also sympathise with those that say the pardon should be extended to other victims.
  24. We saw it in Sherwood - travels from west to east - timings for other days can be found here-