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  1. I remember in the fifties there was an ice cream place round the back of the Swan garage on Nuthall Road...Never saw a name but it must have been there a while. There were a couple of 'Stop me and Buy One' three wheel bikes round there with weeds and thistles growing through them.
  2. Next to Dorothys was Yeomans greengrocers and Barclays Bank. It was Dorothys that grassed me up to my Dad. I nicked a pound note of his and spent most of it on coconut ice at her shop.That earned me a thrashing off my Dad......My only good hiding ......and to this day I cant stand coconut ice.
  3. Good old George...I was one of those kids. He won big on the pools and figured he wouldn't get pestered if he told folks he had a win but much smaller...it worked. The other shops in that block was a dry cleaners and Newbolds beeroff
  4. Paul was just Paul Halfpenny when he lived near me as a kid...ie No 1, Llanberis grove in the fifties. Brother Rodger and Mum and Dad...Strict Mother .....couldn't come out to play on a Sunday... His Dad I think had a decorating business and was very interested in sports cars.
  5. Ditto....1936....Dad was a sax player in the band.
  6. I got drunk in there one night and proposed to my first wife...wish I'd stuck to lemonade that night. Couldn't back out as half the pub congratulated me and bought me a drink....'Sigh!!'
  7. Four of us sat at table outside pub when two others joined us at the table.I got up and moved to another table...My move was greeted with derision.Told 'em like it or not I was not prepared to sit shoulder to shoulder. They think I'm a funny sod but bugger them....IT HASN'T GONE AWAY AND I DON'T INTEND BECOMING A STATISTIC.
  8. I've always thought a model village including the castle as it was when in it's prime would make an interesting attraction.
  9. My Grandfather after coming home from the Great War decided that after doing his bit for the country he would take a share back. He decided to build a new fangled bungalow in Colwick Woods....No permission of course. My Mother told me accompanied by his daughters he drove a horse and cart into the woods with the materials for the foundations,and was doing nicely until a bloke with a bowler hat turned up and explained that even in 'A land fit for heroes' this wasn't the Wild West and you couldn't just build on Public land ....Those foundations could still be seen 50 years later.
  10. Helluva turning circle on the Heralds too....fantastic to park
  11. Asian woman said she was calling from Virgin...I said what's my name?.......CLICK!
  12. Same subject year in year out and every year totally ignored by politicians. All the majority are asking is a legal limit on the explosions,and tougher laws to stop the yobbos getting hold of them. Have your pretty lights and flashes to light the sky and promote the "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs" But for Gods sake do we need the Howitzer explosions that rattle windows and disturb humans and animals every year. Maybe a few backhanders and knighthoods are needed to get something done.
  13. Just read that INTU Vic Centres owners have gone into administration
  14. I'm afraid you might find Goose Fair is cancelled due to the possible demonstrations declaring it to be 'Goosist'.....half the local population calling each other 'Duck!' hasn't helped.
  15. No doubt in North Korea tens of thousands will die,nothing new for them with the years of starvation and oppression. And when it's all over no doubt they will claim that 'Our Beloved Leader' is responsible for saving the nation.