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  1. I think Cooperman will be sacked if Forest lose at Leicester.
  2. In the early 60s I was taken to a scouts group on Beech Avenue by a friend called John Sanday who lived near me on Russell Road. His dad was a Police Inspector. John attended Claremont school which was nearby. He later entered the VIth form at Forest Fields Grammar and then joined the Nottingham Fire Service. I only attended the scout group a few times but my clearest memory of the venue was a suspended wooden building outside ( painted black I think) under which were masses of bottles nearly all which had contained alcoholic drinks. There was a strong smell of alcohol and many of th
  3. Oz you're wasting your time (and money) if you want to top yourself by putting your head in the gas oven these days. You might still blow yourself to bits but you wouldn't die from inhalation. It would have worked in the past when the supply was coal gas which had a high carbon monoxide content. Nowadays North Sea Gas (methane) won't poison you and neither will propane or butane. These gases are all normally odourless which would make them undetectable by smell and increasing the explosion risk compared to the old coal gas. The producers add an odouriser so you can smell them. Putt
  4. I love egg and chips. I often order it when we're out. Takes me back to my mum's meals. She often did fried sausage and mash and she would pour the hot liquid lard out the frying pan onto the mash. Not very healthy but quite delicious. Bubble and squeak on Mondays using up the greens and mash from Sunday. Often with cold meat also from the Sunday roast dinner. HP sauce or piccalilli on the side. Apparently George Harrison was quite miffed when The Beatles became famous and always dined in the best hotels and restaurants and he couldn't get egg and chips which was has favourite too.
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    I've just seen a report that says price inflation will hit 18.6% next year. That's scary. In common with many on here I well remember when it hit 24% back in 1974. I was working in my second job since leaving Uni and IIRC that summer I was awarded a 25% pay increase. Whilst I was very pleased I soon realised that I hadn't really advanced much at all because the prices of most things (especially mortgages) were much more expensive than the previous year. Back then I used to take it on the chin and just get on with raising a family. This time however I feel rather differently abou
  6. I lived on Russell Rd Forest Fields in the 60s and early 70s and remember great excitement when The Palm Tree opened at the top of the road on Gladstone St. It was a Home Ales pub and was initially quite busy. It was a nice alternative to The Carlton Hotel on Noel St which was a Shipstones House. The Palm Tree didn't seem to last long and the site is now occupied by new town houses. The Carlton became the infamous Frog & Onion which I believe is still there.
  7. Back in the late 60s me and a few friends used to frequent The Grosvenor on Mansfield Rd. Warm Home Ales bitter or mild was the drink of choice back then. Lager was an expensive German drink although bottled Carlsberg was catching on. We used to assemble in the smoke filled lounge which was a bit quieter than the bar where there was a jukebox. In the evening on a warm summer Saturday people would be out in the courtyard, the bar windows would be open and the jukebox turned up. I remember August 1968 when Union Gap's “Young Girl” was played many times. The atmosphere was complete with the
  8. I liked Olivia from way back when she released Bob Dylan' “If not for you” in 1971. It was every bit as good as George Harrison’s version on his debut album “All thing must Pass” At one time I thought she might marry her fiancé Bruce Welch who I also really like but it was not to be. When they broke up In 1972 after 4 years together Bruce tried to commit suicide. I'd forgotten that she represented the UK in Eurovision 1974. That was the year ABBA won it with Waterloo. I always thought she was Australian but of course she was born in the UK emigrating to Oz when she was 6. S
  9. This is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever bought. There are some very cheap copies on Amazon. I can't recommend it highly enough.
  10. I loved Johnny Morris as The Hot Chestnut Man. Shirley Abicair was a pretty Australian girl who sang as she played a zither. She also told stories about a boy called Tumburumba.
  11. This is a great website.
  12. Phil, I can just about remember Whirligig with Humphrey Lestoq. IIRC his catch phrase was goody goody gumdrops. He used to appear with a puppet called Mr Turnip. I think Annette Mills and Muffin were a separate programme. I saw an old clip of Humphrey Lestocq a few years back and he appeared very inebriated. Thoroughly at odds with the BBC standards of the 1950s.
  13. The theme tune for Robinson Crusoe was brilliant. My wife adored The Singing Ringing Tree and several years back went to the cinema to see the whole film rather than the TV episodes. It was in colour and she really enjoyed it.
  14. Yes Phil I do, just about. As a kid I was very confused between the 1950s celebrities Gilbert Harding, Philip Harben (TV Chef) and Robert Harbin (Magician). Took me a few years to sort that out in my head.
  15. Very sad news. Her voice was beautiful. She was a classically trained pianist too. RIP Judith