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  1. Re #124, could Sandersons be the same firm that made meat pies in the 40's & 50's. I think it was somewhere near where Wilkinsons is in Bulwell. My dad used to get pies from Sandersons to sell in his chippie.
  2. I suppose we will foot the bill for their incarceration. If EU rules dictate that they should stay here, then make EU pay. Then again as I stated on another topic " Bring on the vigilantes "........The Wild Bunch, The Magnificent 7, Charles Bronson character in Death Wish, The Expendables, Arnie, Rambo, John Wayne, The Chindits, Rebus. Oh dear, I'll have to sit down and have my medication.
  3. Sod the do-gooders, vigilantes are the only answer!
  4. And of course Humphrey Bogart. Possibly one of the greatest of all time. Can anyone imagine any of these asexual clones that are popular today achieving the greatness of those I have listed. No.
  5. Forgot two other greats, Lee Marvin and Richard Boone. They could tackle any role. Oh and also the gorgeous Kiera Knightly.
  6. Good job nobody photographed the Leen between Wilkos, Argos and Tescos. You could fill a lorry daily with rubbish from that area. Stella cans and bottles, scratch cards by the thousand, fag packets, disposable nappies, furniture and of course, the worlds greatest provider of rubbish, McDonalds waste. You could put litter bins every two yards. Would they be filled! Not on your life. The local chavs and inbreds would uproot them and sling them in the river.
  7. Could never take to Robert Shaw, think he reminded me of a teacher at school. Can't stand Ray Winston, he really thinks he is an East End hard man, just like Bob Hoskins previously. Nesbit looks like an inbred with his eyebrows meeting. Sean Connery, self opinionated. My favourites are IMHO Ernest Borgnine, versatile and rugged. James Stewart, utterly convincing. Gary Cooper, dependable. Lee van Cleef, wouldn't appear in films if he had to hit women. Gene Hackman, formidable. Robert Duvall, real hard man. L Q Jones, likeable rogue. James Coburn, suave but a hint of danger. William Holden, tough but handsome. Clinton Eastwood, ultimate professional. Tom Bell, menacing but reliable. All these actors were what my parents called " Men's men ". I used to think that can't be true, they're not poofs. (Commonly used in 60's) Then in later life I realised that these actors were admired more for their acting skills than looks. They are strong, resolute,versatile, loyal, dependable, invincible, fearless, resilient and more. They are the people you would want on your side if your life depended on them. If it was "backs to the wall time". As off actresses, I'm a bit shallow here, I've gone mainly for looks. Michelle Pfeiffer, naturally beautiful. Olivia Hussey. as above. Tippi Hedren, delicate. Jodie Foster, best actress ever. Sandra Bullock, funny and versatile. Jill St John, sexy. Brigette Bardot, what legs. Celia Imrie, good fun. Shelley Winters, all woman. Tea Leonine, pretty. That's it!
  8. Yes it's certainly high up there. I worked at Nottm Patent Brick Co in 1968. God! It was hot in there. Lost about a stone in five months.
  9. Hi TYAFANS. You have started something here. I never grasped Pet Sounds either, but that's people's choice. I've argued endlessly about pop and rock for over 50 years with folk who don't like what I do. I've never been a great fan of Motown, soul and disco either. I could never understand the popularity of Queen, Lennon, Aunty Elton, or Neil Young. I've seen most of the pop and rock acts since 1959. My faves were Rory Gallagher, Groundhogs, Who, Steve Marriott and the original line up of Fleetwood Mac. Worst acts seen were Roxy Music, Dire Straits, Alison Moyet and the Stones mid 80's. Re Rory, no one and I mean NO ONE comes remotely close to having a rapport with the audience that he had. His live gigs were legendary. 3hrs + some nights. A great gent and a sad loss. At the moment, I'm listening to the Allman Brothers, Rodney Crowell and John Fogerty. Cheers.
  10. Just driven past and noticed the Comm Centre is called Leen Valley, after Leen Valley Junction i presume, but I'm sure that's Highfields area.
  11. Re #171 ChrisB is correct. The area from the City Hospital up to Arnold Rd behind the Co-op, and the land on the other side of Arnold Rd where the new housing estate replaced High Pavement School used to be referred to Highfields. The Community Centre near the Co-op I think is called Highfields CC. Re Heathfield, a mates parents ran the Heathfield Pub in the early 60s and you could feel throbbing underneath the bar. I don't know which line ran nearest, I presume it was the main line to Vic. There is a company called Alan Godfrey Maps publishing old Ordnance Survey maps. I've just got 38.05 Bulwell 1913 which just misses this area. However, Old Basford 1913 is currently in production. That should show everything.
  12. Saw one of Beardsleys on Hucknall Rd yesterday. I think Steads used to have a small depot just on the left of Churchfield Lane, Bobbers Mill, early to mid 50s .Where the Heron shop is now.
  13. I remember Alvin used to date Lorraine Burgin whose parents ran the Newcastle Arms on Nuttall Rd. Always a good pint there! I think she went to live in London with him when the Jaybirds became TYA. Last saw him about 15 years ago at Mansfield Leisure Centre alongside Gerry McAvoy from Rory Gallaghers band. Was also at Central Studios in Lenton for a TV recording of TYA.
  14. There was a National Benzole station on Ilkeston Rd on the left going towards Nottm not far after St Peters St near a pub called the Jolly Higglers. Also I believe there was a small filling station on Alfreton Rd next to Le Grande pub. I know they sold paraffin because I remember getting some for my dad when we lived on Bridlington St.
  15. "Fortiter in re, suariter in modo"
  16. Hi Mick, I was Googling around for Annesley, Bulwell Common and Colwick and I fell upon Nottstalgia. I browsed a bit and found the Nottm Transport thread. I read all the topics thinking Rob237 sounds a good bloke, then low and behold Bingham is mentioned and everything fell into place. It's my old mate Bob. I wish I had persisted with my attempts to log on if just to let him know I was OK after all these years. He really was a great gentleman, comic and friend. If only I had known he was in the City Hospital I could have popped in as I live so close. Have a pint and a Parkie up there on me Bob. Cheers Tim C
  17. Hi folks, I first encountered Robert Pollard (Bob) when my family and I moved to Saxondale Village around the mid 80's. We visited the Moot House pub in Bingham after I noticed that a "Quiz Night" was being held on Thursdays. I entered a team, and came second. When Bob who was the quizmaster came to pay our prize money, we got chatting about our team name (Saxondale Reds). He obviously realised that I was a Forest fan, and made us feel most welcome. After frequently attending the weekly quiz we would chat about Forest and then our other great interests, especially railways. We both had a vast collection of railway books which we would often lend each other. It transpired that our railway interests were similar, and spent many hours recalling our train spotting experiences over a couple of large whiskers. Bobs main interests were cricket, at which he often umpired locally. Nottingham Forest, the East Coast mainline, the ex GC mainline through Bulwell Common and Nottingham Victoria and amazingly, a vast knowledge of Nottingham Corporation bus routes. Over the next few years we ran the Moot House quiz together. He would set the questions for a few months, then I would do likewise. As you all know, he attended High Pavement Grammar School and was very well educated. He had a wide knowledge of most subjects. His main feature was his wicked sense of humour. He was always one for the quick one liners. He was never rude, but tolerated fools very lightly indeed. He was not very PC, but was always kind, helpfull and generous. He loved his Real Ale and his beloved Park Drive cigarettes and liked the social life in Bingham. I left Saxondale in 2001 and sadly lost touch due to my work commitments, and frequently travelling abroad. It's a pity I didn't manage to contact him through this forum as I'm sure we would have had plenty to talk about. I now live only yards from where he used to lark about as a schoolboy, Bagthorpe Junction and the "Rathole". I can guarantee that Bingham is much the poorer for Bobs demise. He will be very sadly missed. Cheers, Tim C (Basford Red)