Wandering Willy

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  1. The name of the road that forms the corner with Chandos where the current Doctors surgery is (Vets now actually I think)is Morris Street. The third doctor at that surgery when I was growing up was a female doctor called Dr Buck. I used to prefer Chisholm though. I remember him as a real mumbler though with terrible hand writing,. but I suppose that could be all doctors really. I was quite ill with asthma as a kid and used to have my fair share of home visits. My Mum used to wince if it was Dr Buck making the call as she was quite a dominant lady,.. She used to to march into our house,.."Radi
  2. I would like to share some of my memories of shops in Netherfield as I grew up during the late 60's and 1970's. I was born on Midland Grove at the bottom of Chandos Street just before you go over the rise that runs over the dyke. last week I took the time to visit the whole area for a day as I enjoy distance walking. I now live in Leicester, so took a day out to come over. I covered 16 miles around Bakersfield,Netherfield, Gedling, Carlton, Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph. One of the things that stuck out was the demise of all the shops I remembered. Growing up on Chandos Street, the neare
  3. I am positive that the Bass manager who was moved up to the Thurland in 1992 was Colin from Fagins. (Old Spread Eagle)
  4. Way ahead started out at 2 Hurts yard just below Robs Record Mart. It was managed by a gentleman called Dave Brett. Dave corned the market in Rock Trips,. I still remember the original wipe clean board he had for trips including coach fare to see bands. You could go to see bands like Saxon, Def Leppard and Iron maiden with Rock trips for about £8 all in then,. usally at The De Montfort Hall in Leicester or over at D*rby. I did a couple of stewarding trips on buses to very early Donningtons for Dave in exchange for a ticket !! Way Ahead also flirted with the management of a couple of prom
  5. The Greek was brilliant,.. Remember all the outside signage and lettering being in Green and White during my time,.. and they did fantastic Gravy!!
  6. The first Rock bar I went into in Notts was Morts. It was a Saturday lunchtime. A guy called Parf, with a big blonde tash was the DJ. This would be about 1982/83 as I was about 17 at the time. Morts on a Saturday dinner was legendary,.Faith healer by Alex Harvey was a staple and I still get transported back to the place every time I hear that track. We used to appear bleary eyed and blinking into the sunlight before heading down to the Market Square to drink a bottle of Aussie wine,.....and wonder if the Mods would come up from their haunt at Broad marsh Bus station !! I frequented most, if
  7. New member here,.. Love this sort of stuff. Should have a bit to add to some threads that I hope will interest some people. Born in 1966 in Netherfield.