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  1. You may well be right Alpha but this wasn’t the woman at No 5 during my time which was later, 1982 to 2000. She was a very odd lady.
  2. Jill. At the back of my mind I have the name ‘Trouts’ which was a green grocers next to or close to the CoOp. Was the library which you mention part of the toy shop. I don’t remember the library at all. My dad bought me my first watch from that jewellers, a Timex. It was stolen when left on the mantelpiece for pe at Berridge one time but quickly recovered from a lad who was a well know school rogue. You’d know the name Jill. In you’re year I think.
  3. Between the cleaners and news agents was another small shop which was a jewellers. It appears to have been knocked through to be part of the Chilli Hut now. I dare say it was popular with the Players angels. If you look at the front of the Chilli place you can make out where the door was.
  4. I don’t know if you remember this Jill but on the corner of Grimston Road with Alfreton Road was Clarkes of Retford cleaners. It had yellow/cream tiles covering the exterior. I walked past it every day on the way to Berridge.
  5. Phil. I was in Southwell today and saw they have a fresh fish stall on the market. I asked if they do crab and they do every week. I was there at just after 12 and it was sold out and said it’s popular and he usually sells out. So there’s a local option for you.
  6. I must admit that I agreed with Jill in that the photo of Boots may be a black and white image that’s been coloured but I found this enamelled sign on fleabay so maybe it was red originally.
  7. You can apparently get fresh dressed Norfolk crab from the Cods Scollops fish counter.
  8. Don. There are plenty of explanations on the internet if you look. I’ll give a couple but there are many that go into great detail. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-53749800 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger
  9. Only words you say. Words are very very powerful and it’s naive to think otherwise. I once had a conversation with a lovely West Indian I worked with (died too young RIP) as to why the ‘N’ word was so offensive to black people. It harks back to slavery and colonialism and objectifies and is wrong on so many levels. It is a word I will never use even in private. I lived next door to a Muslim man who had a white wife. A lovely couple who would both refer to the corner shop as the Paki shop. I’ve worked with men who were called Jock, Taff, Paddy with no offence intended or taken. When I was
  10. We’re on the same wavelength here Jill. My thoughts exactly.
  11. That makes sense Col. It’s quite confusing but as things stand currently I don’t intend to get a forth. Too easily yet anyway but I may be persuaded otherwise.
  12. Short and sweet but thanks. I assumed that would be the case.
  13. I like to listen to Notts matches on the radio. I looked this morning to confirm kick off time etc and happened to notice that the official transport to Dover was £27. shortly before 3pm the match was called off. So having spent hours travelling they are turning straight back. I assume that there are no refund so when they do play again will it be another £27 or is there any recourse either with Notts or Dover who called it off so late.
  14. I received a letter on Thursday telling me I should get a fourth jab. I am listed as clinically vulnerable. Yet the news this morning is saying 4th jabs will not be required. Even though I’ve had and continue to have a pretty bad time since I caught covid in September last I don’t think I will have any more jabs for the foreseeable future.
  15. My wife tells me that a lad who lived on her road, a little younger than her so born about 1958 drowned at Hoveringham in the 60’s. His name was Vaughn but she doesn’t recall the surname. What or how he came to be at Hoveringham we don’t know as it’s a fair trek from Radford.
  16. Totally agree. This is a disgrace and I’m disappointed in HM her majesty for sanctioning this. How on earth is this man still at liberty let alone public life.
  17. I’ve not had one yet but I’m told by a good friend that Chambers butchers (Arnold) hand make their own pork pies and are very good. I’ll get one next time I’m down that way.
  18. well spotted Brew. Happy Christmas.
  19. Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all; Additionally, a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2000, but not without due respect for the calendars of choi
  20. I must have car dealers on the brain as this one came to me in bed last night. I used to work in Bulwell and there was a car dealer on the corner of Cinderhill Road and Leonard Street. This was about 1977/79. His name was Victor Wild. Very small place with only a few cars for sale at a time. I hung my nose over an old Volvo B20 saloon but bought a late model Morris minor with the 1100cc engine from him. I gave him a lift home once and he lived in a lovely house in Mapperley. He had a son who was an officer in the Navy I think.
  21. No CT. I don’t think so. It was a very long time ago and I didn’t go often but it may well have been along here in one of these. Close to your street view. https://www.instantstreetview.com/@52.922801,-1.135821,10.04h,-32.94p,0.18z,lTOT1NiPkZ7TyBO-jPXJFQ I’m sure it had a mock Tudor front above. I suppose clock Tower may have been mock Tudor but I don’t recall it being on a corner. More like a row of shops.
  22. My dad had a friend who sold second hand cars from a place in West Bridgford, somewhere opposite where Asda is. It was a sort of double fronted shop which must have had large openings to get cars in plus they were lined up outside. His name was Derek Bowmer I think. Very smart and well dressed with a neat full beard and well spoken but I rather think he was a bit Arfer Dailey. No idea what his plot was called. I very nearly bought a Wolsey from him. A big beige saloon like the police used. My dad scotched that so I got a Triumph Spitfire from him instead. It had an aftermarket fibreglass whole
  23. The car parked outside Flints newsagents in my photo posted earlier was a green Morris Oxford owned by Mr Flint, the shop owner. He gave the car to his son, my father in law, I remember it well being parked outside my then girlfriends, now wife’s house.
  24. I think I mentioned this before on this forum. When St Michaels was being demolished a few mates saw that the pews which were quite long were just being piled up outside in a heap. For some reason best know to them, they thought liberating one would be a good idea so started to carry one down Alfreton Road. It was so heavy they soon gave up and abandoned it by the bus stops near Pownalls. I’ve no idea why they thought this was a good idea. I should make it clear that I took no active part in the execution or planning of this deed in any way whatsoever and was merely an observer of this reckles