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  1. Archie Duncan (Little John) is currently appearing in the 1954 Shelock Holmes TV series on Talking Pictures. It features Ronald Howard as Holmes, H. Marion Crawford as Watson and Archie Duncan as Lestrade.
  2. Be honest now.....Who can look at this picture without singing the signature tune?
  3. RR: That reminds me on one fine morning back in 1973. I was wandering around the cattle market when I spotted huge piles of ex-school dinner-ware. There were glasses, water jugs, dinner and side plates. I bought a set of dinner and side plates for a few pence each and to this day still have two of each dinner and side plates. Turned out they were translucent Pyrex and tough as old boots. My four remaining plates are still used regularly for baking, freezing and even eatinng off. Wonderful, old English-made crockery. They don't make 'em like that anymore!
  4. They make such a racket though! You should hear the cars up here in Scotland: rattle-rattle-rattle as they pass.
  5. I always like to go out for too much to drink to mark the beginning of the weekend - that's about all I miss since lockdown began (Only kidding about "Too much"). The Scottish government were the first to close the pubs and they are intent of being the last to re-open them. There has always been a strong religious element up here that opposes any form of pleasure (The Wee Frees). Sadly, although not in a majority, they seem to have a disproportionate influence on government.
  6. The Midget sounds like a worthwhile project, Phil. Must be worth a few bob nowadays too.
  7. Nothing is wasted in nature. Dead animals are soon despatched by carrion eaters. the only renmants we see in our patch are feathers and the odd stripped ribcage.
  8. Was the Beeston canal wide enough for barges or only narrow boats?
  9. Does anyone know when the last Trent barge found its way up river to Nottingham and how far beyond Nottingham they could travel? There seems to be some barges on the opposite side of the river in this photo. Photo: My brother fishing opposite the Waterways buildings near Trent Bridge circa 1973
  10. Does anyone have a flatbed scanner they no longer use? I am looking for a working flatbed to replace my all-in-one printer etc.. that finds Windows 10 too much to cope with.
  11. Thanks Phil, That's the one I was thinking of. I thought I had posted the question but this morning I couldn't see it so I reposted - hope it doesn't get me a 'telling off'!
  12. Can anyone tell me where the Hearty Goodfellow pub is/was, please? The subject came up elsewhere and I can't for the life of me remember where it is.