Slick Dick

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  1. I have stumbled upon the following piece of text in a publication about Clifton Village.....unfortunately I can not find any other documentary evidence to prove this. With the bi-centenary of Waterloo this year I am attempting to validate this claim - do any of Nottstalgians have any further knowledge of this please...............Many thanks Waterloo At the summit of the [Clifton] Grove stands 11 ancient Turkey Oak trees. Some of the locals think they were planted to the memory of eleven Clifton men who fought and died at Waterloo. Trees have often been planted in the area to commemorate historical events.
  2. Re #6 and #13. I've unearthed a photo taken at the cricket field mentioned in Clifton Village, the only one in existence (to my knowledge - apart from an aerial one). Featured in the photo is Harold Butler, the legendary Notts & England fast bowler who was born in the village. The umpire officiating behind him is Jack "Jack" Stevenson the blacksmith that you mention.... Quality is not brilliant, so picture can be found here if anyone is interested.... http://p-c2gallery.ecb.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/photo/image/155520/thumb_HJ_Butler_1935.jpg
  3. Cliff.... That's absolutely top drawer - thank you very much. I guess the rectangle must represent the cricket square rather than the entire ground - it wasn't on the version that I saw previously. I now have quite a history of the club building up. Just for completeness - by any chance could you post a copy that includes the "Clifton" title, and let me know what year the map was produced please? Kind regards
  4. Thanks Cliff - sorry for late reply - been a tad busy.... I have seen this map previously. Just above the school is a small rectangular building that stands alone in the field. I believe this to be the pavilion on the original cricket ground in the village. I also believe that this was known as Turners Field (or one of). I have seen a map from c.1958 that has Ordnance Survey references marked on it - I believe they were probably relating to the division of land prior to the sale by the Clifton family. This field, was referenced OS.67, and it was a copy of that map that I was trying to obtain. I have since found it on the online maps web site at £16.00. I guess that is the route I will have to take because they don't appear to have one in the library either. Kind regards,
  5. Hi there I am trying to find a map of the Clifton Village Area c.1958. It needs to show the OS.67 ref in a field immediately north of the village (now the site of NTU Clifton Campus. Many thanks in advance if anyone could link a copy.. Slick
  6. That's excellent Cliff - thanks very much. The sports ground is exactly where I remembered it - I wasn't dreaming it all up. I guess is anyone knows when the de-sulph plant was built it would give a fairly accurate date for when the ground ceased existance??? Your response rate is top class - I may never need to go to the library again!!!! LOL. My next topic is a bit closer to home for you - Clifton Village. Do you have a map from the 1800's showing where the cricket pitch was? I know in 1884 onwards cricket was played in Turners Field which is now part of the NTU university campus, but I'm trying to find evidence of cricket being played on the village green earlier than this for a project I am doing on the history of Clifton Village CC.
  7. Google Earth only appears to go back to 1999 so is no good as both the possible fields do not show any signs of a cricket square or hut. I probably need something from the 70's or 80's if possible. I don't remember a bowling green, but it's possible it was close by, unless that was round the front near the golf course.
  8. Thanks for that pointer re google earth - I'll check it out. The pitch was to the rear of the site as you look from the A453 - and was most definately not Thrumpton's ground which I have played at several times. Access was via the gate house at the side of the slagpile, and I seem to remember a very small wooden hut as a pavilion.
  9. I am trying to enearth a photo of the cricket pitch that used to be on the site of the Ratcliffe Power Station. I played a game on there about 1990, and I guess that this must have been one of the last matched played there, because I can't find any evidence of anything since. Does anyone have an aerial or even landscape shot showing the ground? I remember there being millions of rabbits, and a sooty smell (for some reason!!).