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  1. Excellent photos Cliff Ton. Amazing that these were taken with a phone. There is someone I follow on YouTube and a recent video they uploaded was superb quality, so much so I messaged them what camera they used. My son is a professional videographer so I’m interested in the geeky technicalities. I was amazed when he said he was using his phone.
  2. Lots of info by google. Short extract here. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book[1] and is believed to go back deep into Saxon times. The main body of the present building (at least the third on the site) dates from the end of the reign of Edward III (1377) to that of Henry VII (1485–1509). The nave was finished before 1475 and it is notable for its uniformity of gothic perpendicular style.[4] It is likely that the south aisle wall was the first part of the building to be constructed in the early 1380s, with the remainder of the nave and transepts being from the early 15th century.[5] The tower was completed in the reign of Henry VIII.[6]
  3. I used to walk or cycle up Berridge Road every day on my way to Forest Fields school. I watched the progress as Hyson Green flats were being built. I recall when one of the girls from school was walking a little way in front of me. As she’d pulled he satchel on her shoulder it caught the hem of her skirt so Her knickers were on show. As she went past the flats word must have spread as dozens of builders lined one of the walkways and shouted some very rude things to her. I did shout to warn her, honest. Perhaps not loud enough. Funny how some things stick in your mind.
  4. I left school in 1970 and went to work in the Concept design office at Raleigh. It was a fantastic introduction to the grown up world of work and I loved it. One time in my life I really enjoyed going to work. My immediate boss was a lovely man, George Ellis. The department head was John Gordon and the overall design chief Allan Oakley, both very nice pleasant people. In fact all the staff in that office were great characters. George was an excellent draughtsman and a joy to work for. He was involved in a number of the iconic Raleigh designs of the 60’s and 70’s including the RSW, Raleigh 20 and of course the famous Chopper. In fact George was far more involved in that design than the people who have been widely credited with it. He left Raleigh when the when its impending demise was apparent and moved to Somerset where he took up teaching. I visited and stayed with him a several years ago. I have just learnt that George passed away a few days ago. In the great scheme of things who designed a bike, however iconic isn’t of great importance but I find it rather sad that others have been credited with and accepted that credit for the iconic Chopper design yet George is virtually unknown. George was a quiet modest man so don’t think it bothered him at all. Condolences to his wife Margaret and family.
  5. I don’t drink a lot of coffee but do take it with milk. I drink tea a lot. Not had milk in it for years. I can’t stand it with milk. Occasionally Jane will take the teabag from her milky tea to make me one and I can’t drink it.
  6. I did a search before I posted this and nothing came up. Couldn't find it.
  7. Has anyone else visited the new memorial to the WW1 dead in the memorial gardens at Trent embankment. I was in the area the other day so called in as my Grandfather is remembered on it. I was rather disappointed. The whole garden is quite scruffy and although there were a number of people working there, it seemed very neglected and not at all pleasant. As for the memorial itself within the garden. It's round some 40 or 50 feet across with a gap in the encirclement for access with the names engraved on metal plaques sloping up from the centre to outer edge so the outside of the circle is a is banked which was heavily overgrown with weeds and looked awful. Very disappointed. https://www.itv.com/news/central/2019-06-28/the-duke-of-kent-unveils-great-war-memorial-in-nottinghamshire/
  8. It was Clive Wisdom running it when I moved here in 2000 so I don't recall any of the previous people you name. I run the photo archive for the Local History Society and have a number of photos of the Full Moon from when it was a shop and row of cottages pre pub through the years to present. Clive borrowed a good chunk of the car park and built his house on it prior to selling the place. He still lives there. A couple from the Waggon at Hallam, Rebecca and Will White bought it from Clive but they split up and sold out to the Prices. Will now has the Hearty Goodfellow at Southwell and Rebecca runs the cafe at the Horological Society Upton and did have a pancake place in Newark. I saw Clive last week which is unusual even though we're neighbours. As you say he's in his 70's although wearing well and doesn't look it and seems to work 24 hours every day.
  9. I live within a few yards of the Full Moon. It is owned by the Price family but not actively 'run' by them Phil. It's had various licencees in recent times and has been hit and miss for the quality of the food. With the current tenants the food is much improved and the early bird deals are quite reasonable. Despite its proximity to me I rarely visit as I prefer a pub for a drink not restaurant that sells drinks. Sorry for your friend, Steve maybe, but I've not yet found a Blue Monkey beer I like.
  10. My wife is a dedicated Waitrose shopper. We live a just outside Southwell so Newark Waitrose is close. She also visits the Wollaton Waitrose as its a short diversion on the way to the grandchildren she sees several times a week and is very miffed at it closing.
  11. My father used to work in Clifton. Maybe that is why he was familiar with Fairham brook where it flowed int the Trent near Clifton Bridge. We would often go there on a Sunday afternoon for a picnic in the 60's and fish for sticklebacks or paddle in the stream. It was a popular place with plenty of people on a fine afternoon. I've not been there for some 45-50 years but plan visiting soon. Did anyone else go there and is anyone familiar with it now. I expect it's changed somewhat but looking on the internet it seems to be part of a nature area.
  12. In relation to stop start. The start system is engineered to withstand the increase in use. It's not a standard starter with just the SS system in place. It is designed to reduce fuel consumption and pollution. My previous diesel car had it but my current petrol car does not. I still average about 65 mpg. I miss stop start which you soon get used to.
  13. My wife's grandmother, Kate was lovely. She wasn't terribly active and kept the home where husband Alf was always out and about, busy in Players sports club as umpire for cricket and anything else he could stay out the way for. He appeared home at meal times and that's about it. He came home one time and noticed ants on the kitchen floor. "Kate. There's ants in this kitchen " . "I know" she said. "I've asked em in for company"
  14. I'm not sure I have understood you correctly but the Radford factory was operating in tandem with Horizon while I was there early 70's.
  15. I think it must be the same field MD. I would think the name it was know as changed which is why I dated my time there. Perhaps Nuthall Road was just a name we used and not the official name.