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  1. taxi ray

    Dunkirk - old and new

    That is quite an old photo, the 2 brothers split the company into 2 separate companies. John Pownall kept the steel part of the business. Michael pownall kept the non ferrous side of the business. John sold out to the Sims group, and made a fortune. Michaels business went bust about 18 years ago. Michael pownall, passed away last year.
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    Buses in Nottingham

    this is a link to 1 of there restorations http://midlandgeneral296.weebly.com/
  3. taxi ray

    Buses in Nottingham

    I have been to the farm, where the buses are, it is on the left hand side going from risley, I used to have the restoration of 1 of there buses on my favourites, but as I have not used it for a while I have lost it. I think that they had a bus that was restored by an ex Ilkeston bus driver, and he chronicled his experiences.
  4. taxi ray

    Nottingham Festival 1970

    By a strange coincidence, I had to collect a train driver today, He works out of Immingham, and was taking a load of coal to Toton depot, to be delivered to Radcliffe power station tomorrow. His train was stopped, near to market rasen, due to another train having a brake problem. The other train was delivering fuel to Kingsbury. So a nice trip from Toton, to Wickenby and Immingham, in the sunshine.
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    Nottingham Hauliers

    I bet they wish that all the lorries were that clean nowadays. I have never seen an 8 wheel tipper that clean.
  6. taxi ray

    Buses in Nottingham

    I saw NCT666 at Nuthall last week, it looked to be part of a transport museum. Was 666 the first digital display?
  7. taxi ray

    Trinity square

    Not quite Trinity Square, but near enough. Demolition of Victoria Station.
  8. taxi ray

    Launder Terrace, Nottingham

    Not sure what the school was. It is the one marked on the map, as inft sch.
  9. taxi ray

    Launder Terrace, Nottingham

    On a map that I have the infant school is marked - Miss Ch. so it was possibly a chapel before the school. map is dated 1880
  10. taxi ray

    Dunkirk - old and new

    Most of the banger and stockcar drivers that used to race at Long eaton stadium used Coates to make or alter seat belts into a full race harness.
  11. taxi ray

    Alfreton Road

    There is a new pub opening at the top of alfreton road, in the old bank - fancy dress shop. It should have opened last week, but there must be a delay.
  12. taxi ray

    Alfreton Road

    Yes that is the 1, if you look on google streetview you can still see the sign, which looks quite ornamental.
  13. taxi ray

    Alfreton Road

    The next pub down on that side of the road would have been the windmill, which is quite a long way down and after the forest road junction.
  14. taxi ray

    Alfreton Road

    That would be the rose and crown. Converted into flats probably 15 years ago.
  15. taxi ray

    Arkwright Street

    The rover that was before the sd1 I think it was the p6 had an aluminium bonnet and boot, if only all the panels were alloy, the rear wings used to rust away terrible.