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  1. Wasn't there a Bohemia/n at the top of Hockley? You had to go upstairs to get to it. Frequented it regularly 62/63
  2. Hi Weetabix I was in 1A from September 58 Cant remember Mr Clarke or anybody called weetabix
  3. 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
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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 pri
  8. 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
  10. 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
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  12. 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. 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
  16. When I was based at Faslane in the early 60s we lived in Helensburgh which is only a short bus trip from Loch Lomond where we spent many a happy hour (when I wasn't at sea) These days when I wear the kilt I'm always asked what I wear under it my response is "Thats for me to know and you to find out if you dare" but only to the ladies 0
  17. Cameron and Clegg Alias Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber
  18. I saw them when I was serving in Iceland and Norway in the 60s. An awesome sight never to be forgotten
  19. Thanks Michael How could I ever forget Mrs Wright
  20. I get a great deal of pleasure out of looking at the vast choice of photographs posted by fellow Nottstalgians this has made me reflect on how many places I have been and how many things I have seen that I have missed the opportunity to record because I didn't own a camera at the time. What ,given the chance would you go back to see and photograph if you could?
  21. I Remember the shops on Meadow Lane Circa 1960 Mrs Sprays sweet shop Between Daleside Rd and Moorland St, Jack Goys fish and chip shop, Burgess Post Office / newsagents, Godfreys Butchers and Stantons sweet shop between Brand St and Grainger St. Hicklings grocers, Cumberpatches greengrocers and the beer off on the corner of Holme St run by Job Whysall. further along between Holme St and Meadow grove was Fred Frosts grocers .
  22. I've just finished reading John Wooleys book Toton Engineman and what a great read it was. I was particularly taken by his description of his first day at Toton MPD in October 1954 it conjured up some very evocative memories of my first day at Colwick MPD some 8 years later in july 1962. Like John I had applied to join the railway some weeks before, I had been invited to attend the MPD and take the entrance test (as far as I can remember the only requirement was an ability to read or write not necessarily both.) Having passed the test I was sent home to await the letter inviting me to attend
  23. Whatton, Aslockton, Scarrington Orston would do for me
  24. Seeing an item on the Midlands news last evening about the gardens of Capability Brown with reference to Belvoir Castle reminded me of some very happy times living in the vale. We lived on Cranmer Avenue on the married quarters estate at what was then the Detention Centre at Whatton Althhough we were outside the village we were very much part of village life our children attended the village school (Archbishop Cranmer) we frequented the village pub (Cranmer Arms) played for and supported the village cricket team (Saturday and Sunday) played football for Vale FC in the Grantham and district lea