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  1. letsavagoo

    Front or top loader, which is better?

    I would imagine that the idea is to agitate the water to wash the clothes. The dolly peg obviously through trial and error over years was found to be efficient at this so the electric washers just 'electrified' best practice. The current washer spins at 1200. It's been doing that for several years with no problem. If it engineered properly to spin at 1200 I don't see why you shouldn't.
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    The Variety Club, Radford

    So very sorry to hear this sad news Nick. Gordon was a grand fellow. A one off and I'm privileged to have known him. My condolences to you and your family.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    The Nix family were from Hazelwood Road, Hyson Green. Bernard and Alice Nix of Grimston Road were my wife's great uncle and aunt, Bernard being the brother of Alf Nix her grandfather. Bernard worked at Players all his life and had no connection or relation to the hardware shop. Bernard's dad, also an Alf was a full time soldier and one of the first over to France and took part in the retreat from Mons. He wrote a long and moving account of this which I have a copy of. No connection we know of to the Nix builders at Oxton Phil mentions. Re Nix. Last name: Nix SDB Popularity ranking: 3268 This uncommon and intriguing name is of early medieval English origin, and is a patronymic form of the surname derived from a short, pet form of the male personal name Nicholas.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    There were quite a few children on Grimston Road. Ian Munroe as Jill recalls. Opposite Ian was Ann Archer who was in my class at Berridge. James Horrocks at 47 so very near your Grandparents CT but he came mid 60's. Roy and Sue Savage and Malcolm and Catherine Nix. If you go to the next road up, Wordsworth numerous Berridge children. Kevin Hallam, Martin and Jane Jewers, Mick and janet Jackson and the Broomhead boys. Glentworth Road has to have an honourable mention as my wife Jane and her siblings Karen, David, Sue and Joanne all went to Berridge.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    Thanks for posting Jill. I have very few photos of my sister around this age so this is a delight to see. I dare say this same picture is at my brother in laws house but we don't talk, (don't get me started) Having studied it closely there is no doubt it's my Janet.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    How many in the class!!! Think there were about 30ish in my class at Berridge.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    I'm not 100% but believe my sister is pictured here, middle row (excluding seated floor) second from right. She was born early 1951 so it's possible. Sadly she passed away last year way too soon.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    I think the stage was at the opposite end of the hall Jill. The end where the Heads office was.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    The toilets in the upper playground were in the top corner which is bottom left of the blown up picture. As far as I am aware they were just boys there not girls but I can't be certain as I never used the girls! I know if I went to that top corner of the playground outside the toilets you could see the time on Players clock, Radford Boulevard.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    It's me that said it was Anne. Jane correctly said its not so any confusion was mine not Janes. I know Anne lived on Lynmouth and her family moved to Skegness we think. We know the family who bought the house on Lynmouth from the Hutchings, Steph and Len Collishaw. It does love like Anne to me but with the age it can't be. The hymms were a large flip pad when I was there too. I concur with Jill. The backdrop to the photograph is the huts at the top of the playground. Some of my school photos are taken in the same spot, possibly the same day too.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    Hi Jill. Lady Jane looked and says it can't be Ann as she was younger and was no relation to hairdressers afaik. Correct on the others though.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    I recognise a few on that photo. Colin Dunn back 2nd from left, seated right floor Richard Sheard a 2nd cousin of my wife. Ann Hutchings seated front 4th left.Others are familiar, amazing after 55 years.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    The only head I recall was Mr Baugh and Mr Cook was one of my class teachers, my penultimate year at the school. I bumped into Mr Cook when I was in my 20's when for work I visited a school at Bulwell where he was the head. Incidentally Jill, I have spoken to my wife and she confirms it was a proper stage, curtains and all.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    The top hall for sure. The class rooms were accessed as the stage finished short of the wall on the right looking at it. It wasn't a temporary structure as I went underneath it a time or two. You could come off the stage right, into one of the classrooms without being seen from the hall.
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    Were you at Berridge?

    The lower playground is now a car park for staff I assume. The stage was what the teachers stood on to do the assembly every day. Proper stage I recall with curtains etc.