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  1. Thanks Jill, that's £11 saved LOL. Thought the wrought ironwork might give it away. Andy
  2. This was the wedding of my Great Aunt, Ada Adkin to Henry Reynolds in 1954. It has been suggested that this was outside the Shakespeare Street Register Office. Can anyone confirm this location or point me in the right direction to see relevant pictures?
  3. Well the media did pick up the story... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-59968401.amp
  4. Andy Chawner

    Born in the fifties.

    Baby in Clifton.

    Childhood spent in Radford. 

    (Lived above mum's woolshop 'Sylvia’s' on Alfreton Road).

    Teenager in Aspley.

    20s in Forest Fields and Western Boulevard

    30s onwards back to Aspley.

    Went to:

    Croft Nursery

    Bentinck Primary (1964-69)

    High Pavement Grammar School (1969-74)

    People's College

    Printing College at West Bridgeford and Trent Polytechnic buildings.


    Ended up owning and managing family design and printing business (Desa Ltd.)

    Now in my sixties but have a teenage son so am just about keeping in touch with youth culture LOL


    Getting back into geneology and trying to sort out my deceased parents' huge collection of photos and memorabilia.


  5. https://www.change.org/p/nottingham-city-council-reinstate-nottingham-s-railways-remembered-s-group-visits-into-thurland-street-tunnel Sorry if this has already been posted but as at 13/01/22 1,800 have signed but 2,500 (at least) are really needed to get the media interested.
  6. With reference to the multi-journey tickets which were inserted into a machine that cut off a piece each time: I can remember these in the 1970s and have a vague memory of kids at my school trying to make their own but don't know if any were successful LOL
  7. Well if the age range was 8 to 11 for the Life Boys then, as my dad was born in 1929, the latest it could be would be 1940.
  8. I posted this on the Nottingham from the owd days Facebook group as I was looking for more information. Found out that the building in the background was the old Heathfield Pub / Hotel on Arnold Road, Basford. My dad, Derek Chawner, is front centre: I knew he was in the Boys Brigade but apparently this was the junior section then known as the Life Boys for around 8 - 11 year olds.
  9. Well emojis aren't allowed on this site but if they were I'd use the 'blush' one LOL
  10. This was me in 1959/60ish but what make and model was our family car back then?
  11. Pity they couldn't have incorporated the tower like they did at the Victoria Centre.
  12. Found the contact sheet of the original negatives and the previous shot was a bandstand presumably on the Arboretum?