Trevor S

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  1. Welcome to Nottstalgia, lost_the_plots...I look forward to sharing your memories...
  2. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Heather...I look forward to sharing yours and your fil's memories...
  3. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Rob J...I look forward to sharing your memories...
  4. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Angelus_Ricardus...I look forward to sharing your memories...
  5. Welcome to Nottstalgia, BrianL51.. It was me and my memory that must have got your Mum's name wrong. It was Hazel Luff and I knew her for the 4 years that I rode the Roy's coach back and forth to Radcliffe. A great lady, very fair but would take no nonsense. Remember the time that someone let a stinkbomb off downstairs when we were on the bypass going to RoT. She stopped the bus and her and the driver demanded to know who did it. Never did find out but she was one angry lady. Still, she let us smoke on the bus and that was great back then. Seem to remember that your Mum told us about your Dad having a bad back at one stage and having to lay flat on his back for a time?? That was a fair walk that you did back and forwards to ACHS.....thought that you would have managed to cadge a lift on your Mum's bus... I left ACHS at the end of 5th Form, around the time you started but, I would be very interested to read of your memories at the school and what happened to your Mum and also Roy's coaches. They had their depot on Mapperley Road IMMSMR....
  6. Welcome to Nottstalgia, dale64...I look forward to sharing your memories...
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    Welcome to Nottstalgia, Walter. I look forward to sharing your memories..Lived in WB (Holme Road) as a nipper..
  8. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Blocco. I look forward to sharing your memories.. Thoroughly enjoyed watching ROT Parts 1 & 2. Took me back to my childhood and youth as I watched the ROT that I remember. Recognised most of the places and few others I did not. Hazard's was on the corner of Lorne Grove and you can see the old chemist on the other corner. But as you say, demolition is widespread and the ROT of old looks like a war zone! Thanks again.......................
  9. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Guru65.. I look forward to sharing your memories..
  10. Welcome to Nottstalgia, Pat.. I look forward to sharing your memories..
  11. Australia’s hottest day?.....1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C Back before man-made climate change was frying Australia, when CO2 was around 300ppm, the continent savoured an ideal pre-industrial climate…….. RIGHT? This is the kind of climate we are spending $10bn per annum to get back too….. Right again? We are told today’s climate has more records and more extremes than times gone by, but the few records we have from the early 1800’s are eye-popping. Things were not just hotter, but so wildly hot it burst thermometers. The earliest temperature records we have show that Australia was a land of shocking heatwaves and droughts, except for when it was bitterly cold or raging in flood. In other words, nothing has changed, except possibly things might not be quite so hot now! Lance Pidgeon has been researching records from early explorers and from newspapers. What he’s uncovered is fascinating! It’s as if history is being erased! For all that we hear about recent record-breaking climate extremes, past records that are equally extreme, and sometimes even more so, are being ignored. In January 1896, a savage blast “like a furnace” stretched across Australia from east to west and lasted for weeks. The death toll reached 437 people in the eastern states. Newspaper reports showed that in Bourke, NSW, the heat approached 120°F (48.9°C) on three days; The maximum at or above 102 degrees F (38.9°C) for 24 days straight! …… 1. By Tuesday Jan 14, people were reported falling dead in the streets. 2. Unable to sleep, people in Brewarrina walked the streets at night for hours, thermometers recorded109F at midnight. 3. Overnight, the temperature did not fall below 103°F. 4. On Jan 18 in Wilcannia, five deaths were recorded in one day, the hospitals were overcrowded and reports said that “more deaths are hourly expected”. 5. By January 24, in Bourke, many businesses had shut down (almost everything bar the hotels). 6. Panic stricken Australians were fleeing to the hills in climate refugee trains. As reported at the time, the government felt the situation was so serious that to save lives and ease the suffering of its citizens they added cheaper train services. What is most interesting about this was the skill, dedication and length of meteorological data taken in the 1800′s. When our current climate is “the most important moral challenge” why is it there is so little interest in our longest and oldest data? One of the most meticulous and detailed temperature records in the world from the 1800′s comes from Adelaide, largely thanks to Sir Charles Todd. The West Terrace site in Adelaide was one of the best in the world at the time, and provided accurate historic temperatures from “Australia’s first permanent weather bureau at Adelaide in 1856″. Rainfall records even appear to go as far back as 1839. Lance Pidgeon went delving into the National Archives and was surprised at what he found. The media are in overdrive, making out that “the extreme heat is the new normal” in Australia....BUT...The 'Great Australian Heatwave' of January 2013 didn’t push the mercury above 50C at any weather station in Australia. Yet, it’s been 50C (122F) and hotter in many inland towns across Australia over the past century, especially in the late 1800′s and early to mid 1900′s. So, there you have it.........a little bit of history trivia in answer to the current furore about 'climate warming' in Australia.............
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    Glenn Frey

    R. I. P. Glen Frey.................
  13. Welcome to Nottstalgia, PATTYCAKE...I look forward to sharing your memories...
  14. My Dad loved his mushrooms and had his special places around Radcliffe that we used to go early in the mornings. He got his bluebuttons from a spot he knew in a field off Shelford Road, across the road from Newton Airfield. 'We will go mushrooming in the morning' meant an early morning wake-up and out in the cold, walking across fields and then back home where Mum would cook them and we would have Mushrooms on toast for breakfast. Made the early start worthwhile.
  15. R. I. P. Dan Haggerty....Thoroughly enjoyed watching Grizzly Adams and you're right, FLY2 - I checked Google and was surprised to see what he had done - Easy Riders, CHIPS, an EP Movie and lots more.
  16. That is one priceless photograph, Davep5491...Thanks for sharing it..
  17. And talking of the old pantry, what about the old 'meat safe'......size of a small tea chest, wooden construction, on short legs and open wire mesh on all sides with door on one side. Usually on the floor at the back of the pantry and used to keep perishables in prior to the advent of refrigerators - kept them cool and dry.
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    Conrad Phillips

    R. I. P. Conrad Phillips
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    Alan Rickman

    R. I. P. Alan Rickman
  20. (#12) Don't worry, OrphanAnnie....most people on this site knew what you meant and accepted it in the manner intended.
  21. Courtesy of the Oxford Dictionary.............. Act in a dreamily infatuated manner: ‘Timothy’s mooning over her like a schoolboy’
  22. I do not know if it is Morley House but....could the original posters have been wrong with their assumption that the building was the YMCA on Shakespeare Street?......see below courtesy of PTP in 1958: The photograph at #1 is probably late 1800s - early 1900s so I suppose it could have been demolished to make way for tram tracks????? http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NTGM002184&pos=7&action=zoom&id=53632