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Rhymester last won the day on December 31 2021

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  1. Posted my pictures on the Old Nottingham Pictures Facebook group and they've proved very popular with people wishing the glory days would return. Did any of you turn out to see the open top bus pass by?
  2. There's an option on the desktop version to create an embed code rather than a link which I emailed to my tablet. It's a work around but means I can't do it all while I'm drinking my coffee in Costa.
  3. I'm wondering if it would work on the desktop version of One Drive as I'm using the android tablet version. I'll give it a go.
  4. Yes I realise that is how it's done hence all the pictures I've already posted. However they've all come from photobucket which, as you say, generates an URL which works on this site. My problem is with images on One Drive. I do the same thing and I get the URL as in my original post. I can paste it into a post for people to click on but it won't display if I paste it into the other media box.
  5. Yes that's the image but presumably you've taken a screenshot which is why the rest of the page is included. How dud you get the image into your post?
  6. Any one drive experts on here? I can insert pictures from my Photobucket account using an URL but when I go to share in my microsoft onedrive I get this: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhOexRPHKDZat0RqH62RqQyYZEBq Tried pasting this into the other media box but it doesn't like it.
  7. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/tributes-paid-local-legend-who-6529384 My company printed many books for the Nottingham Civic Society so I had lots of dealings with Ken - top bloke!
  8. Thanks Jill, that's £11 saved LOL. Thought the wrought ironwork might give it away. Andy
  9. 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?
  10. Well the media did pick up the story... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-59968401.amp
  11. 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.


  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.