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  1. The corner with Dennis Street, we used to access it from Dennis Street. Can't remember what the front looked like. My memory is centred on the youth club and collecting the 'Divvi'.
  2. It was on the corner of the next street along from Dunstan Street towards Deabill.
  3. Remember I was in the youth club at the top of the Co-op when news came in that President Kennedy had been assassinated. So, I can answer "Where were you when this happened?".
  4. I'm the Dave Brown who lived at 97 Dunstan Street. David Williams lived at 99
  5. Went all around Netherfield the other day, compliments of google maps street view. Things haven't change all that much!
  6. Mick has attachments for Pc Curtis, I've no idea how to post images on this site.
  7. The headmaster was Mr Jury. A couple more names, Tony Wheatley and John Freeman
  8. Well Dunstan Street wasn't like this is my day. Extracted from the Nottingham Evening Post FEARFUL residents were holding talks with police and council chiefs today amid mounting concerns over vigilante action against crime and antisocial behaviour on their street. There has been a series of incidents in Dunstan Street, in Netherfield, since July. Lit fireworks were thrown into an occupied car and at a woman walking home from a shop. Residents also reported a car being set alight and windows being smashed by brick-throwing yobs. Gedling borough councillor James O'Riordan said: "Residents
  9. Visited Dunstan Street today and looked at my old home. How things change and how smaller, distance wise, everything looks. Not the home pride today as there once was.
  10. Thanks for you reminding me, I now well remember Ronnie Bee, Eileen Tidy and SOS Parnham (one hell of a character, always on his bike). The lady lived on Curzon Street almost opposite me (back to back). She regularly opened her bedroom window during the night and wake the neighbourhood with her religious rantings. I can't remember Mr Hill, the only black man I knew as a child was a Mr Fido.
  11. For those of you with an interest in the history of Netherfield there is an excellant paperback 'Loco Village the birth and growth of Netherfield' (ISBN: 095246120X). I remember the pigsties, but the only person I recollect getting the swill was Allan Jelley, around my age, had it as a hobby. Then there was a man who lived on Curzon Street who worked on a pig farm. He had the features of a 'pig', believe it or not, and there were some weird stories about him.
  12. I've not been long on this site but the cobwebs are clearing, Stanley Alison now resurrected. Photos are brilliant for jogging the memory, can we do that Mick? For those who wish to see me as of nearly 20 years ago see It would be brilliant to bring memories to life. There are names that I thought I would never forget, how wrong! The Clocktower at the top of Chandos Street, 3d a go on the pinball machines. Won enough one night for me to buy my first pair of 'elephant hide' shoes from the shoe shop next to George Brown, the barbers, on Victoria Road.
  13. Anyone remember 'Bates' fishing tackle shop? I used to go in there and stand in awe of what was on display, the seedy smokey atmosphere and listen to the fishy tales. I went by the old Cosy picture house the other day and saw Fred Wallis's woodyard opposite. It has not changed since the 60's, I mean 'not touched', the same wood piles etc. I would think Fred will be in his early 70's now.
  14. I can remember getting my first cycle, secondhand from Reads when he had a little shop at the top of Curzon Street. No wonder he made his money, he charged for everything, a good businessman you might say! The Labour Hall, halfway along Dunstan Street, where we had a 'youth club'. The hall at the top of the Co-op, I can't remember whether it was a youth club or not, but I was there when we heard the news of Kennedy's assassination and all the girls were crying. A row of terraced houses at the top (near Victoria Road)that was known locally as 'Sparrow Barracks'. Redhall, the Coal Merchant op
  15. 97, Dunstan Street, Netherfield, Nottingham, the place of my childhood. Living at 95 were the 'Hooper's' and at 99 the 'Williams's'. This was a council house, one of two separated blocks of 4 on that street which consisted of terraced houses, in blocks of 20 or more. The street lighting, initially, consisted of gas lamps giving out an eerie yellow light. Every other one had a cycle tyre hanging over it, being used by children as giant hoopla's. Netherfield was a railway and mining community. At what was called the bottom end of Netherfield was the largest railway marshalling yard in the c