roger peatman

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    Carlton Le Willows

    Don't think so.
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    Carlton Le Willows

    I started at the tech in1964 - brown uniform - looking back I reckon it was a pretty good school apart from Bill Brigham , the head , he was an odd' 'un. - he excluded me in the 5th form for what he called riding a motorbike at a dangerous speed on the top road into the school !,
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    Soon be Goose Fair........

    A bit unfair when you consider a modern giant wheel costs between 1.5 and 2.5 million quid and a pendulum ride costs up to £1,000,000 !!
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    Soon be Goose Fair........

    Not really - H.S.E. put paid to most of that and in reality, it's not what the modern fairground is about.
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    Interesting facts

    Usually referred to as "Gallopers" in Showland.
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    Car dealers

    Pete Ferris - had a workshop near the pub on valley road (2nd Avenue) ? He had a very tricked up Plymouth Super Bee.
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    Buses in Nottingham

    My clock-in number was 6017 when I started at TB Works - don't think it ever changed when I flitted from depot to depot.
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    Buses in Nottingham

    There was a fitter at PSD in the early 70's - Jock Skedd (Edward) - don't know if he moved to Bulwell ?
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    Buses in Nottingham

    I remember Roger Holland - Fitter - again, we were at TB Works together in late 60's early 70.s - wonder if he's got any hair left ?
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    Buses in Nottingham

    I remember George Wilshaw - he was a fitters mate at T.B. Works. We spent a lot of weekends together when we were racing sidecars in the 70's - Cadwell,Croft Snetterton etc. - he also raced a 125 for a good few years. Anybody remember the Rippon family - Mick,John and their parents Jack and May , all based at Parliament Street ?
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    The Old Market Square

    Mk 1 Jag looks small alongside the Morris Oxford
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    Motorbikes of old

    Swallow sidecars were in Blackpool, founded by William Walmsley and William Lyons. They finally moved to Coventry and became Jaguar Cars - the rest is history !
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    Car dealers

    I had a Thames van with a straight 6 Zephyr engine and 4 speed box - the gear change was "challenging" and reverse was on a separate lever behind the driver's seat - didn't half go well though !
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    Forgotten memory of Goose Fair

    The Foden is carrying the "Dive Bomber" ride - in it's day it was considered to be the most extreme ride on the fair.
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    Forgotten memory of Goose Fair

    Although I was only 6 , I can vividly remember the scary noise of the compressed air being exhausted from Pat Collins' "Tipping Vampire Jets" - it seemed to fill the whole fair (1959)