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  1. Are you David Farrell ? Grainger Street. What happened to Mick and Catherine ? I used to know them both back in the 60's.

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      I'm David Chalmers michael and Catherine are my step brother and Sister I left Grainger St in 1962 to join the Navy . Sadly Michael Died last year Catherine now lives in Newark

    2. Philip Cox

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      Hi David. I'm sorry to hear about Michael, I remember him well when I lived down Brand Street so it makes me sad to hear that. I can remember him and Catherine talking about an older brother in the navy. Seems a long time ago now which it is but good memories stay in the mind forever. Thank you for letting me know.

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      Hi Phillip

      Michael had a good life he had two sons  and lots of Grandchildren he had worked in the building trade throughout his life He is sadly missed by all. I have lots of happy memories of where we lived and of the friends I had. Lost touch with most of them while I was away in the Navy. I returned to Nottingham in the 70s I lived and worked out at Whatton before moving on again. I enjoy Nottstalgia because it sometimes throws up names I know and remember which in turn brings the memories flooding back. 

  2. Royal Navy Circa 1962/74

    Hi Coughdrop I was really interested to read your post During my time in boats in the early 60s I along with lots of other Submariners was offered the chance to transfer to the RAN when they were building their own Submarine service using Oberon class submarines they had built in the UK. Lots of Aussie submariners served on our boats. The decision not to transfer is one I have regretted eversince especially now as I visit Sydney regularly to see my son who lives there and works in Neutral Bay where HMAS Penguin was the S/M base
  3. Hi Are you David Farrell ?, I knew your younger bother mick he was a year or so older than me. I can remember he had an older bother I also remember Catherine Farrell, what happened to them ?

  4. Meadow Lane Area

    Hi Phillip Cox I lived on Grainger St at the same time you were on Brand St although I can't remember you. I think you were probably my younger brothers age group ( Mick Farrell ) I recognise all those names you mention and can recall lots of others many of whom have been mentioned in previous posts about this area. Did you have an elder brother ( Melvin)
  5. Cruises

    Strangely enough I went down the pit at Calverton when I was at school despite the fact that there was lots of jobs on offer I decided it wasn't for me so I joined the RN and ended up in Submarines . The attraction was the 2/6 a day extra pay
  6. Cruises

    Did a large number of cruises in the 60/70s Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean , Barents sea, (Don't tell the Russians) Arctic, Med Still have a photograph of a group of us on the Ice whilst surfaced near to the North Pole. Travelling for HM Government in pressurised tubular steel at the time non of the comforts seen on the cruise though.
  7. The Hangman

    Hi Waddo Perhaps I can explain why Albert Pierrepont never carried out Executions at Nottingham Prison. HMP Lincoln and HMP Leicester are classed as local prisons . The roll of the local prison is to receive prisoners either convicted or remanded from the courts that they served within their catchment area they will then allocate convicted prisoners to a training prison appropriate to their category to continue their sentence. Remand prisoners are held until they are to be produced for their next hearing in the court in which they were remanded. Nottingham was classed as a training prison so would have held prisoners allocated from a local prison. Prisoners sentenced to death would have been returned to the local Prison to await execution. following their execution their bodies would have been buried within the Prison walls in unconsecrated ground. I hope this is helpful. HMP Nottingham was in Lincolns catchment area so any prisoner sentenced to death at Nottingham Crown Court would have been executed at Lincoln. Albert Pierrepont carried out a number of executions at Lincoln.
  8. Walton family - Sneinton

    Hi I remember a Walton family they lived at the top of Sneinton Boulevard There were two sisters Carol and Veronica.
  9. Hi Trogg/Ray531 we were at Greenwood at the same time I can remember all the named teachers plus a couple more Taffy Broom who was our form master and Mr Harrison who taught woodwork. If I remember correctly the canoe club based at Trent pool was named the venturers Society we had some good Friday nights down at the club house. Both Mike Graham and Phil Barwick played for Notts RFC. I remember them both taking a group of us Rugby players to Twickenham for the Middlesex sevens unfortunately I got separated from the main group at Waterloo station nobody realised I was missing until the police at Waterloo contacted Twickenham and put out a call over the tannoy system for Mike Graham he then had to leave the ground and go to the station to meet me off the next train needless to say he was not best pleased. When I met him a considerable number of years later he still remembered the day and we had a good laugh about it
  10. Raleigh Video.

    Thanks Michael I found this really interesting. I left school in the early 60s jobs available to me then were The pit, Boots,Players and Raleigh. My stepdad worked at Raleigh at this time and thankfully guided me away from it having seen this I'm glad he did so I chose the Navy the rest as they say is history
  11. Shire Hall

    I have sent you a PM in response to your request
  12. Favourite hymns

    When at sea on a Sunday the Captain always held a church service the final hymn was always the Naval hymn which I Always felt was Entirely appropriate especially when we were dived at 600ft in places we really shouldn't have been. It remains my favourite hymn.
  13. The Parking light thing

    Michael I remember the paraffin light on your Dads car I seem to recall that it was the only car on the street
  14. Ray (cocky) Bell Flower seller his pitch was on Exchange walk for many years Lived on Skipton Circus went to Greenwood school late 50s early 60s one of those really likeable rogues
  15. I remember Bob working at Lowdham Grange when I was an Officer in the 70s. Gerry Carver (Ex Notts County) worked there at the same time. Truly an Officer and a gentleman