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  1. Isn't it about time they changed their name? I shopped there yesterday and bought four items and only one of them was a pound. The phone charger leads nearly all cost £1.50 now and there's quite a bit of stuff priced at £2 or more. They removed the “Everything's a pound” statement off their frontage a few years back. Still a good place for batteries and the liquorice rock and torpedoes are good value. Just need to check the price labels. Sometimes they're missing all together and I wonder if that's done on purpose.
  2. I'm a big fan of mushy peas too but have never tried them with egg and chips. Fish (cod or haddock), chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce are a regular Friday or Saturday night favourite in our house. When I moved from Elstree Drive to Russell Rd in the summer of 1961 I was well chuffed to discover a choice of chippies on Berridge Road. In Elstree Drive the nearest chippie was on Radford Bridge Rd and with no car in the family we rarely had fish and chips and when we did they were usually cold. My mum would warm them up in the oven (no microwaves in the 1950s) but they never tasted as go
  3. I've always loved egg(s) and chips. I agree crinkle cut chips are the best. Sausages are a tasty addition and HP sauce is a must. The late Beatle George Harrison was a big fan of egg and chips too and used to complain that they were hard to get in the posh hotels they stayed in when the band became superstars. I don't know what it is about crinkle cut chips that make them so much more delicious than straight cut ones. In the early sixties most Saturdays when Notts were playing at home my dad would take the family for lunch in The Elizabethan restaurant on the top floor of the bi
  4. Oz, things have gone very wrong at Notts since they fired Neal Ardley. The new man has yet to get on top of things with the players showing signs they don't want to play for him. I hope the return of Michael Doyle will bring improvements. On current form Chesterfield would easily dispose of Notts.
  5. I agree Oz but think they might have gone down if they hadn't brought in Chris Hughton. Problem is CH's management style is safety first which isn't exciting to watch and is mid table at best.
  6. Ian, I was quite indifferent when Love Affair came along in the late 60s but I've since come to really like them. Steve Ellis has a wonderful voice. He had a nasty accident some years back that took him a long time to recover from. https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/leisure/17841234.singer-one-covered-songs-history-tells-battled-back-horrific-accident/
  7. The owners gave Neal Ardley a good crack of the whip and backed him to the hilt but his tactics simply weren't bringing the results. I thought he might last until the end of the season but he ran out of road. On paper the new man is a good appointment now let’s see if he can get the underperformers to pull their fingers out. Notts look to be doing OK but for the investment that's been made they should be smashing this league. I'm excited. Watch this space.
  8. I certainly do remember the open platforms at the back of the bus. Without them I would have been late for work many times. I've jumped on a moving number 43 or 44 trolley bus many times on my way to school games in the early 60s not to mention the number 40 motor bus on my way to my first job in Wilford in 1967. I also recall the space under the stairs for pushchairs and luggage and the conductor shouting “ holdee tight” as he pressed the bell push twice to signal to the driver to move off. Best of all was pushing the bell yourself because you were stuck behind standing passengers and wanted
  9. Beekay, In the 50s when I lived on Elstree Drive off Hollington Rd my mum and used to take me to town and back on the 60, 56 and 13. I remember the Granby St terminus. I think there was an NCT clock there. I grew to love the old platform entrance motor buses but as a nipper I used to get travel sick, probably because I couldn't see out the window. I vividly remember the big polished steel dome on the floor at the front presumably covering the gears and the drive. There was usually a BSM advert in a frame above it with a map of Britain as a driver holding a steering wheel. Mad, the things you r
  10. I used to love The Topical Times Football Book it was an easier read than Charles Buchan's annual. I had them both in the late 50s and early 60s. Notts were limping on in Tier 4 back then so there were very few pictures featuring their players although I remember Stan Newsham appearing one year. IIRC one year in The Topical Times there was an article entitled “Miss of the season” and it had a series of black and white pictures of none other than Mr Brian Clough playing for England v Sweden at Wembley where he misses an absolute sitter in front of an open goal. The pictures clinically reve
  11. Great picture. Thanks for posting it Cliff.
  12. I'm inclined to agree with Phil on this. I too was a regular visitor to Nequests in the mid 60s and my recollection is that they only sold new stuff and the picture seems to show quite a lot of second hand bits and bobs. I'm similarly confused by the houses reflected in the window. The Nottingham Post Newspaper offices were opposite Nequests and the road was quite wide and a busy thoroughfare with no parking. BTW the instrument in the window is a bassoon.
  13. Beekay, I remember seeing lads jumping into the canal one hot summer in the late 50s. I think they were jumping off the Old Coach Rd bridge or maybe the lock gates. I read somewhere on here that one lad drowned one year. Wasn't you was it? Lol
  14. Just found this. Happy days
  15. My mum's divi number was 9253. I think she signed up in 1946 when she and my dad moved into Elstree Drive Beechdale. A battery powered Co-op milk float used to come round too. It was a funny looking red vehicle. The wheatsheaf logo was on the front. A red Co-op bakery van also used to come round. They had some delicious looking stuff but mum always bought her bread from the Co-op on Ranmere Road. There was a Co-op chemists next door. Both flattened now I think. I used to love the shops on Ambergate Rd. the newsagents in particular. There was Mr Oliver's off license, a wonderful hardware sto