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About trevorthegasman

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  • Birthday 06/08/1944

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    Nottingham cinemas

    Love that picture on the bottom right end corner you can see the alley which went thru from Kirkewhite St to Arkwright used to play football sometimes in the yard out of shot,and on the left side bottom cnr is the Sir Richard Arkwright the pub I met my wife in and the pub I had "dutch courage" drinks in before a 3.00pm event at St Saviours on the 30th Oct 1965. So here we are Sunday noon my wife cooking Sunday dinner in a sunny Bunbury(not street} Western Australia,thanks for the memories.
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    Nottingham cinemas

    People think there was only four cinemas in the meadows and most have forgotten the Queens so that leaves the Imp,Globe and the Grove,but there was another one though not really a cinema but that popular they had to have two sittings to watch the films every week and you had to have your card to get in and it was full every week.It was of course the Bridgeway Hall corner of Arkwright and Kirkewhite St a building used by local schools for nav plays and speech nights, I can sometimes still smell the lunch time dinners served there during the war and well into the fifties for the local workers, a fine place indeed.
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    Bottom end of Woodborough Road

    The Gas board building caught fire in the mid 60s the fire went up the lift shaft, the fire brigade had a job putting the fire out but did manage to save the building,however the cellars near the toilets at the rear of the yard were upto 4 feet in water and the stock of stoves,hot water units,and space heaters which were kept there had to be rescued.........
  4. When we got married 1965 we move into a flat in Alexandra park replaclng a couple who then moved into a nice new house up the road on the old brickworks,we were invited there for tea.I remember saying to them I was a bit concerned about the garden situation or lack of it because of the mud on the slope,I was right heavy rain the next day and mud went in the front door and out the back,well i did warn them......
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    Ken Dodd

    I believe Max Miller was banned on T V for his joke about crossing a bridge and meeting a young lady half way across....Sorry this is off subject R.IP. Ken one of England's greatest comedy acts and a mean singer to boot...
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    Bring back any memories?

    I was on boilers my van (mini) was JRC 541D and my call sign was Hotel 1 also remember Lol Hennessey had a Ford Thames 5cwt OCH 5 smelled terrible from the water from the gas meters,used to have to sit on engine cover when Alan Rodgers used to cadge lifts to jobs for half the day.Hope it brings back memories...
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    Steepest gradient in Nottm.?

    The Totem pole was there in the early 60s as I remember and I think the owner was a Canadian it was in the front garden stood around 9/10 feet tall,looked for it around 2010 on a return visit to check out the hill again,one time had to drag myself up the ave along the edges due to ice and snow. Hill still the same but alas no Totem pole,so sad...... Sorry this is re Freda Ave did not pick up quote........
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    Steepest gradient in Nottm.?

    Having carried the tools around Nottm,this is my pick ,anyone else remember the Totem pole in a garden on Freda Ave.......
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    mrs parry.

    Well there you go,I like to think I have a good memory(did I get it right sir?) and you have just made it a full circle as the thread started about Mrs Parry,thank you....
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    Meadows memories

    Working also as a gas fitter I too remember the hidden cellars,tell you I was taught to do when lifting floor boards before going down throw a pebble or something first,why, because you could be dropping into water because of the layers of dust on the top of the water looks like solid ground...
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    Sell your house the Benjamin way

    Anyone remember C.O.DAY sold houses for a fixed price of 32 pounds ,sold mine in West Bridgford in 1970. Last house I sold 2003 cost me $7000........
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    Theatre Days

    Bit sad that one as in Nov 1980 Imogen Hassall from a famous family committed suicide,her grandfather did some of the best advert posters, I have a collection including 'Skegness is so Bracing" LNER.....
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    Theatre Days

    Went to that production remember Edward Woodward calling out to the audience to save him but alas he got little response the night we went...
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    Nottingham Chippies Good and Bad

    Hilda's on Kirkewhite Street East was a great fish and chip shop,for as long as I can remember it was run by Hilda alone until her husband Joe retired and helped out,they lived in Beeston Rylands and travelled each day. Hilda's had a sit down section at the rear of the front shop and also upstairs in the two bedrooms as it was a terrace house same as the rest on the row. The magic time at Hilda's was when she had the sign in the window saying "Frying New Potato's" the new potato's cooked in "frying butter " wonderful. Always a queue at Hilda's take your bowl for pie peas chips and gravy and she made nice fishcakes. I can still remember one conversation Hilda had with a regular as I was waiting to be served she said" I cannot believe its been 10 years since the end of the war" so would be 1955. Bless her for rain hail snow or floods she was always open,never closed for holidays that I remember in all the time I lived there 1944-1965 and I never knew her last name.....
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    Theatre Days

    I remember going to see the 1979 Desert Song we had just returned from Australia to stay but it only lasted 20 months,I had played a small part in the show in Australia in 1977. John Hanson really was too old for this part by this time but we enjoyed the show.Would be interest\ed to know the year the Nottingham Operatic Society put on "Kismet " .at the Royal would have been 65/68 I think,this was a good production and Merthyr would surely have gone to see it even if "Mame' was not his cup of tea.I had the pleasure to direct "Kismet" for the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group in 1987......