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Everything posted by mercurydancer

  1. I can certainly advise on Worksop murders in that time as I attended at least one.
  2. I recognise a few faces but I cannot put names to faces. For certain I am not on it!
  3. I cant place anyone on that photo. I was certainly at Berridge in 1968 but possibly not my class.
  4. When I was clearing out my parents house, i took some books from my childhood, precious things to me now. One was 123 ABC and was in Gerry Machins handwriting (as it was clearly not my fathers handwriting) and said. This book belongs to PT on his 5th birthday from Kim and Gaye Machin. I was looking at it today.
  5. Looks like Marisha will be back 20 August. I will be stopping in Nottingham for one day but if anyone wants a quick meet up then that would be good. Afternoon for me. Sherwood or Bulwell?
  6. Definitely Mr Sutcliffe, I recall him well. Not seen his face in decades but it is him. I do recall Gary Fewkes and Graham Eaton. I was friends with Ravinda Hari. What surprises me is that I am not in that photo
  7. Marisha got her visa. She is coming home
  8. Yes Margie we do Skype. Not the same though on your anniversary. We had our honeymoon in the south of France and returned the next year. She looked so beautiful on Cannes beach. Supermodel gorgeous. Yes she is that pretty.
  9. Got another setback for Marina. Lockdown in Russia is continuing and we wont be able to process her passport. Its our wedding anniversary in a few days and I wont be able to hold her hand or see a pretty face.
  10. I will be scratching at the door of one of my locals (A spoons) because my main local is undergoing refurbishment. I will be like a wet dog trying to get back inside.
  11. From my healthcare background I can tell you that this virus is far more dangerous than the flu virus. About 10 times more deadly. It really is nasty. My step son is currently on a flight to Moscow and then to St Petersburg, I have asked him to be careful.
  12. Still here, and oddly enough I will be in Nottingham tomorrow. Pity I cannot meet any of you in a pub
  13. What an astoundingly ugly aircraft
  14. Thanks, when the Mrs gets here that is exactly her kind of place
  15. radfordred, I dont know where that is - its lovely. Give me a clue!
  16. Brenda I hope everything goes well. God help her recover
  17. Brew Its a lot more complicated than that. She has to pass language tests which are horrifically expensive and hard to find plus the documents of marriage are all in Russian. So they need to be translated. (Just as an aside, you cannot apply for spouse permanent residency unless you can prove marriage or relationship for two years. We have been married for two years now. Known each other for 12 years) Basically our marriage was delayed due to the passing away of both my parents, me getting redundant and her mother becoming ill and passing away. £2500 budget for the spouse visa. And
  18. Bit of good news from Russia. International flights permitted from early July. She still needs a visa but the quickest is an automated visitor visa system that could be done online ( You have no idea how difficult it was to get visas for her some years ago) so the turnaround time for the visa is about 6 weeks. Should get her over here for late August. Considering that I last saw her on 2 March, that is a long time. I'll get her back. Flights still remain very cheap - £55 from Moscow standard class with airmiles.
  19. Back on topic, Worksop nick did have a black maria, although it was painted white with a candy stripe down it. A transit van which worked when it wanted to. It stunk of cigarettes and bags of stale chips. I drove it a few times and threw in the drunks on a Saturday, but to my recollection it was not that many at all.
  20. Originally from Hyson Green but lived in Selston I often heard serry as a term of affection and respect.
  21. Another place I unfailingly visit when I am in Nottingham is the Bombay Sweet Centre on Radford Road. All the veggie stuff is amazing. The namak paray is worth going to the shop just for that alone. The aloo gobi is the finest I have tasted. Pakoras of course, which I eat almost as soon as I get out of the shop. Oddly enough the only thing they dont do that well is naan bread. Curry king just a little further up the road do it well, but get a bit arsy if you just want to buy naans without a curry dish. I usually buy 4 or 5 naans and freeze them from there. They sometimes do an elephant ear naa
  22. Yes, I do, I know the Somme well, especially around Baupame which is not that far away. Mostly about 1 July 1916, but Bullecourt is not that far away. Let me know via PM and I will give you more information if you want to visit.