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  1. Rather strange, as I recall that David Crick transferred with HP to Bestwood in the mid-fifties... Perhaps he moved on to FF later in the decade, after I'd left? Unsure of his teaching subjects, but I know he was a top national rower in his youth...Olympics, '48? Knew of Oliver Barnett, but can't visualise him...he'd have only been at HP for a short time, prior to FF. Head of HP throughout this era was Prof. Harry Davies, who went on to be a Chancellor at Nottingham University. He was eventually replaced by a Cornishman...whose name eludes me. Perhaps some of our other Pav members might correct my errors and omissions! Cheers Robt P.
  2. Having attended your school in the 50's, in its earlier form as High Pavement, I recall the surrounding cobbled streets that you describe. Another memorable feature was how dangerous the surfaces were, when wet, to the many scholar/cyclists. Indeed, there was an incident when teacher Dave Crick came a terrible cropper when turning his bike into a damp Stanley Road - complete with a bundle of marked exercise books held under his arm! The initial entertainment for the watching playground gallery soon turned more serious, as they realised how badly he was injured. IIRC, he was hospitalised for many weeks... Cheers Robt P
  3. Park Tavern it is/was... Wonder who got their superb wicker chairs from the lounge? Cheers Robt P.
  4. The sound of the northbound Master Cutler at around 8pm, as the Leicester V2 - on full volume - climbs up to Arnold Road during the long ascent to Hucknall Central. Likewise, the clattering Grimsby-Whitland 'fast fish' train of 30 fitted vans, in the opposite direction... Cheers Robt P.
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    “Intelligence has its limit but ignorance knows no bounds...” Cheers Robt P.
  6. At the height of their popularity, a big attraction at Berni Inns was the method they used to marinate, and cook, their steaks. The same presentation seemed to apply nationwide, as the tasty steaks were universally popular... Another common feature in the dozens of branches was the grilling was always done on gas burners furnished by Stott's of Oldham Given their seeming success, the eventual rapid demise was rather surprising. Cheers Robt P.
  7. IIRC, they have always been on Heathcote Street...in the same double-fronted - but modernised - building that they occupy today. See my post #23 above... Cheers Robt P.
  8. GeeDee still operational on Hockley's Heathcote Street... Primarily a model railway outlet, complete with its notoriously surly staff. Cheers Robt P.
  9. Seemed to have his best managerial stint when at Burnley... His Pompey times seem less successful. Nevertheless, much prefer him to the likes of Hart, Keane et al... Potential new owners plus Clark and Cotterill wipes the slate clean. Can't be worse than the earlier Doughty/Pleat/Davies-McClaren combinations! Cheers Robt P.
  10. 'Rolls-Royce' of motorbikes: The assembled parts once formed the body of a Brough Superior Black Alpine 680, the 'Rolls-Royce of motorbikes' which were the epitome of luxury, elegance and style. And although these rusting cogs and other parts may not look like much now, their previous history means the collection has been valued at £35,000. Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1agAgtMVz
  11. Stephen, Welcome to the forum, and many thanks for a very interesting opening posting... Especially pleased to read your recall of Hungarian building habits! Particularly as I knew a builder, of Hungarian extraction, who worked in a similar manner around Hucknall in the 60's & 70's... His local reputation was such that he rapidly had an overfull order book - to the extent that he recruited various other Hungarians, from around the area, to help complete his many assignments. He partly built my former Ogle Street property, which had walls to make lighthouses seem Jerry-built! IIRC, he was also a victim of their 1956 uprising and, although I've forgotten his name, do remember that he passed away quite young in some obscure accidental circumstances. Your further Nottingham recollections will be appreciated. Cheers Robt P.
  12. Recall that you posted, some while ago, that Christine Jackson? - during a Nuthall conversation with Hazel - confirmed that to be a fallacy? Prime purpose of my contribution is to confuse the non-aficionado's, even further... Cheers Robt P.
  13. Have always named, and referred to it, as Dorket Head... My cousin, who lives near the top of the climb up from Arnold, does likewise. Also features, by name, on current maps. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=459500&y=347500&z=120&sv=dorket+head&st=3&tl=Map+of+Dorket+Head,+Nottinghamshire+&searchp=ids.srf&mapp=map.srf Cheers Robt P.
  14. According to the Beeb, he has resigned (20.04) Edit: Doughty has resigned too... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15145175.stm Cheers Robt P.
  15. My understanding is that the boundary is London Road, from the Midland Railway overbridge/Queens Drive junction to Trent Bridge... Or is it bounded by the canal? Therefore, Meadow Lane is entirely within Sneinton... Cheers Robt P.