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  1. I was at High Pavement 1953-1959 in Sherwood House. I don't think there was any wicket gates, just broken down fence but I agree it was easy to cross. I never walked any of the lines, I think that respect for authority was so drilled into me that I was too good. I have been wondering about the speed limit on the line, I don't think it was very high, about 25 or 30mph. I only remember O4 and WD 2-8-0's pulling the trains, Its such a long time ago.
  2. A photo in the Middleton Press book "Nottingham Trolleybuses" shows that the term "Railless" was officially used on the stop outside the Bell Inn, It shows route 42 to Bulwell Hall Esatate and route 43 to Bulwell Market. As a child I remember that the 42 ran Old Market Square to Bulwell Market, 43 Trent Bridge to Bulwell Market and 44 Colwick Road to Bulwell Hall Estate. The 42 was then cut back to the Northern Baths. I remember that Trolleybus stops were green and motor bus stops red, sometimes both on the same pole. Some were bus stops but most were request stops.
  3. I have just come across this topic, only two months after it first started. I must have been roaming the forest at the same time as DJ360 but smewhat less observant. I also went to High Pavement! I would add these comments and memories. The wooden building oposite the golf house was the original station building of Bulwell Forest station on the Great Northern Railway line. The wagon works was W Rigley & son, not Wrigley (they made chewing gum). Acording to George Dow's book on the Great Central Railway their original intention was to build the Loco shed and sidin
  4. I don't remember that red door in the side of the church. When was it put in? I left Bulwell in 1972.
  5. After overhaul the top deck ceiling was bright white, they then went yellow and then brown from the smoke.ug.
  6. I went to Albert Street infants and junior schools in 1947 to 1953, went to the Highbury cinema and was dragged down to the market. I lived on Henrietta Street the other side of Highbury Road. The coal wagons were from more than Hucknall colliery, the line served Bestwood, Hucknall, Linby, Annesley, Newstead and many more including Calverton when it opened in the 1950's. The passenger trains were going to Mansfield and Worksop.
  7. When I was young the General Manager of NCT was Ben England, I believe he was pro trolley buses, his successor less so. My Grandmother also called them the trackless, and sometimes "the silent death".
  8. Bromine is also fuming liquid at room temperature.
  9. Kingston upon Hull tetephones have always been separate from BT. they were originally owned by the city council but more recently have been privatized.
  10. The programme would have been much better without Peter Snow.
  11. Re #50, I too was in Sherwood House, 1953 to 1959.
  12. All railway construction from the early days used excavated material from cuttings etc for building embankments where neaded. The contractors who built the early railways needed to calculate how much "fill" they required and did their section produce enough from excavations needed if they got it wrong they went bankrupt.
  13. It was the Westminster Bank, later Nat West. The money was for the mines in No.6 Area based at Bestwood. There was a secure room behind iron gates in the area HQ where the money was made up into pay packets. There would have been a goodly amount involved.
  14. 46170 had different boiler, the only one of its type. The boiler was redesgned for the rebuilding of Royal Scots, Jubilees, & Patriots. Its boiler situation was similar to 60700, which had also been rebuilt from an experimental high pressure loco.
  15. I had an aunt & uncle who lived near Grimsby, they sometimes cooked skate balls, I think they were from the tongues and cheeks of the fish, there was one particular fish shop close to the docks that sometimes had them for sale. I don't think that many skate were caught. I also remember skate wings that my aunt would also cook.
  16. Re #14, two separate occasions, in the top photo the train has come down the main line (over the viaduct), in the lower the train is on the branch from Bestwood Junction.
  17. Stanley Middleton the school teacher and author was the organist there.
  18. I worked at Cinderhill Laboratory from 1959 to 1969, we were required to go underground for sampling purposes, so I did my underground training at Hucknall No.1 (Top Pit), I then went down Babbington, Bestwood, Calverton, Cotgrave, Gedling, Hucknall No.2, & Linby. I also did various sampling at all of the previously name collieries plus Clifton, Radford, Wollaton and later after area mergers Moorgreen, Pye Hill, Bentinck & New Hucknall. After I joined marketing dept visits to collieries were fewer and the last two pit sufaces I visited were Betteshanger and Snowdown in Kent. I did go
  19. As an ex NCB/BCC employee i agree with every thing Ayup says in #11. The NCB never made a profit, to pay a miner a decent wage nowadays the subsidy needed would be enormous.
  20. Any idea of the date Clif Ton? Being a railway buff I have been guessing the type of loco on the train visible in the station, I reckon its an A3 pacific on a northbound express, could it have "BRITISH RAILWAYS" on the tender? then 1948/49.
  21. There was one at Bulwell near "the bogs" when I lived there 40+ years ago.
  22. As a child I had a clockwork Hornby 'O' gauge trainset and bought some wagons from that shop. '
  23. I saw him make 258 against the West Indies at Trent Bridge in 1957, one of the best innings I have ever seen. A most stylish batsman.