Joy James

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  • Birthday 09/15/1939

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  1. Hi Nick.....guess what I got for Christmas? Wrong! Bronchitis! My lungs sound like the tube during rush hour and hanging over the washbasin coughing while trying to clear them has put me on personal eye to eye contact with the plug hole which seems to be a really interesting sub culture! ..........and yes I've got a few of those Clubman's Gazettes c/o writer and ventriloquist Val Terry. I'd love to see yours!
  2. Pssst.... (no I'm not!) Wanna know where the best fish and chips are to be had? The PLOUGH at Farnsfield!
  3. Hi Stan, can't recall my teacher at leaving point but know that my first one was Miss Castle. Dad said her big red nose was the result of drink (my fam were tee total) and he'd seen her staggering out of a pub in town so ever after that I knew she was drunk when she taught me! (Taps the side of her nose sagely!) U must realise that we were very parochial back then and if you didn't live on Moffat street I'd barely know you! None of the names ring a bell but I do recall the Moffat Street Evan's (David, Rae, Lena) Browns (Barbara, Beryl, Maureen and Bub) Dunns of Pym street (Christine, Tony E
  4. Hello Nottstalgia's. Yesterday was my 76th birthday so I am getting on a bit now and though fairly competent pc wise, I do have trouble understanding and finding my way round this site. My fault entirely. Big thanks to Kath James (we James girls gotta stick together....) for telling me I had messages here. I had a lovely day yesterday! Quite the best birthday ever! It began by being told my hearing is shot, just how shot I didn't know till they put those ugly brown bits in my tabs. I instantly realised how noisy the world really is....mine is usually so peaceful as the sound seems to come
  5. Sally Slick Slack on London road...The Meadows?? Not a hop skip and a jump from Sneinton Market is it? GOODBYE DRURY HILL & SNEINTON MARKET Why did they pull down Drury Hill? Why waste it that infamous day? From Weekday Cross to old Broad Marsh it had ever led the way. Small it was and oh so steep, but worthy of this humble ditty, with tiny footpath, this cobbled street, run down yet oh so pretty. Never could a car get past, its road being far too narrow,
  6. Sally Slick Slack on London road...The Meadows?? Not a hop skip and a jump from Sneinton Market is it? GOODBYE DRURY HILL & SNEINTON MARKET Why did they pull down Drury Hill? Why waste it that infamous day? From Weekday Cross to old Broad Marsh it had ever led the way. Small it was and oh so steep, but worthy of this humble ditty, with tiny footpath, this cobbled street, run down yet oh so pretty. Never could a car get past, its road being far too narrow,
  7. I have to say though I recall a somewhat different kind of Sally Slick Slack. She'd push the pram up and down St Ann's Well road and sometimes she had a dog in there which she cooed to as if it was a baby. Never mind the weather, she wore what she wanted. I recall once seeing her on the hottest day of the year and she was wearing a heavy fur coat. Our dad told her she was mad wearing a coat that heavy in this heat and she went for him. She screamed that she had a paper from Mapperley hospital and it proved that she wasn't mad. She dived in the pram and bought out a tattered piece of yellow p
  8. I have found this which is attributed to W J MELVIN They called her Sally Slick Slack a character girl was she She tramped around Sneinton Market place to see what she could see. Her goal was was getting bits of sticks to put in her old black pram and she'd often beg a fish box off a market man. and the market men would tease her as she went about her way they would shout and ask her 'Hows your sticks?' and you would hear her say.... "Mind your bish nish
  9. Hi folks,I am looking to hold a COLMANS'aka CLINTON ROOMS reunion in the spring.Did you go there way back then? Sneak in on ‘grab a granny’ night? Or were you one of the glamorous ladies and there were plenty, come on, ‘fess up! Maybe you were one of the more sedate Saturday or Sunday clients? Do you recall me? I bet I knew YOU! I was a regular & probably danced the barn dance with you. It was quite a place and is missed even today. My new book THE DAYS OF WINE AND POSEURS! takes you back to those long gone days.Where are you now Oz, John, Graham, Berny, Steve, Tony, Farmer Giles? Jackie,
  10. ISN'T IT TIME THIS SITE HAD A CLEAN UP? THERE ARE ITEMS ON IT THAT WERE WRITTEN LAST YEAR AND BEFORE AND SHOULD NO LONGER BE IN VIEW, I AM THINKING IN PARTICULAR OF THE GUY SEEKING HELP TO CLEAR HIS DECEASED FATHER'S HOUSE. HOW PAINFUL THAT MUST BE TO THE MAN IN QUESTION.
  11. Thanks for this, I couldn't half have made use of it when I was writing my 2nd book.
  12. Yes its on every Sunday and I have been a fan of it and rarely missed it ever since it opened and have bought some lovely stuff. Only 2 wks ago I bought a designer made, never been worn, hand knitted, full length coat for £4. I looked the label up on the net and it cost £145! How about we start a topic off about the oddest things seen at a boot? How about a coffin at Colwick!!! and a parachute!! (think about it...it fails to open and you go where to get your redress?)
  13. Nolly was quite a man. I recall our last conversation when he told me about his (2nd?) wife having twins. He told me all about the boat and begged me to go and see him. He described how he was moored at Hoveringham ferry on the bend of the river and had rigged up the sound of the Queen Mary fog horn and relayed it through loudspeakers on his deck. He said he would wait until it got to evening and as the mist was rising waited until he could hear the tiny chug of a small boat nearing the bend and then play the 'BOOOOO---OOOOOM' sound full blast and the hapless boat owner would sh1t himself as
  14. I am on my third 'Swear' book and have reached the time, mid to late 60's when I was the resident singer at the Musters. I am stuck for the names of some of the first class keyboard players. I recall Burt Hartley, Austin (HELP!), The drummers....I can only bring to mind one they called Elvis and the infamous Nolly Buck. HELP FOLKS.