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  1. Nice steady riding with a few stops for drinks/food/toilet you should cover 60/70 miles easily, I usually do around 50 miles for a four and half to five hour ride out, thats only about ten miles an hour,easliy achieved, Rog
  2. Did her bit in WW2 bless her Rog
  3. Easy, plenty of room,not all crushed up underneath one of them,just the usual oils and filters albeit a bit bigger than your family car Rog
  4. Giz a shout if you want a hand with it Phil Rog
  5. Remember when he fell over on that beach, he made eye contact with the crabs and cockles that day,don't think he impressed them either fly Rog
  6. Our new village hall is now finished and ready for bookings, I took this first picture last year before demolition of the old one took place And this one on this mornings ride of the new hall, hope it gets plenty of use Rog
  7. I notice in a lot of these pictures from the forties and fifties and in some cases sixties the "workers" all look thin and tired yet the dignitaries look well fed and healthy and probably never done a days physical work in their lives, looking at Ian's last picture the Raleigh worker is around forty years old yet he looks a lot older than the suits who are all probably late fifties early sixties, about the only time the "worker" had ever seen a cigar would be at christmas time yet the bloke on his right is probably blowing ciger smoke over the poor sod, I'm no communist but can't help but feel for the poor sod stood there wringing his hands and knowing his place in society when all the others have not got a clue what his life is like and the hardships he has to deal with, and are they really interested? perhaps not Rog
  8. I seem to remember on the second floor of Sisson and Parker there was a section where us young boys could re-plenish the used chemicals and glass ware from our chemistry sets, this would be mid sixties,I should imagine these days it would be classed as supplying equipment for use in the illegal drug trade or classed as bomb making equipment,how times have changed Rog
  9. You'll have to ask Mrs P about that Phil Rog
  10. Loppylugs,where is he? not heard from him for some time, I know he did have a bit of ill health but thought he was doing ok, hope he's alright, miss his posts Rog
  11. I agree Nottingham needed a playhouse but to have lost these beautiful buildings? Rog
  12. I always used to call there for a fritter and chips on my home to Clifton from my grandmothers (Bathley street) at least twice a week back in the mid sixties,sit on the embankment steps to eat them then cycle home via embankment,Ha'penny bridge,wilford village,Ruddington, then over the GCR station bridge to Farnborough road Clifton,oh happy days Rog
  13. Guaranteed a sugar rush ther Ian Rog
  14. Sounds great Nonna,we have small local rides for the children (about 12-15 kids) from the local schools but nothing on that scale,makes sense to teach the children road sense,long may it continue Rog
  15. There have been quite a few post about the cemetery David and I think there was a link posted about where to find graves from grave numbers,I wish you well in your search and welcome to this site Rog
  16. I've been watching the "Giro Italia" cycle race on the telly Nonna, they had their fair share of rain as well, did the ride go anywhere near your place Rog
  17. You'll be able to tell them about "ailments,aches and pains" and "keep one drop one" that should keep em quiet mate Rog
  18. WW2 Italian sailor on watch,"It's a mine,It's a mine" his mate replied "Ok Luigie it's a yours,it's a yours Rog
  19. The Swan Inn Worksop,notice the glazed tiles Rog
  20. Deep in thought or watching a beetle? Rog
  21. I remember the 68 bus reversing off Farnborough road into Pastures avenue and the brakes making a god awful noise as they were applied with the bus reversing,the bus would then drive out of Pastures avenue and stop at the bus stop just down Farnborough road on the opposite side,no brake noise there,was the noise caused by dust in the brake drums or no leading edge on the brake shoes when the vehicle was in reverse? the noise happened on nearly all buses whether they be NCT,South Notts or West Bridgford UDC Rog
  22. One for the ladies Compo,Starleys Royal Salvo Rog
  23. Welcome to this site Carol, I hope you find the info you are after,if not there's plenty of other interesting topics to read through and hopefully get involved with,enjoy your stay with us Rog