micksmith

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About micksmith

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    mapperley
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    rugby. cycling, gardening, my dogs--staffs
  1. Worro's Wine Bar, Bottle Lane.

    anybody remember the cider bar up the little alleyway..not far from fletcher gate and the old Rheingold restaurant---rock DJ upstairs..very small place , all painted black..only sold cider and mead..owned by Bob, chubby bloke who lived in the park I think..i was a regular and worked behind the bar for a time around 1979
  2. the club there has had many incarnations but has been closed a few years now---there have been the northern soul nights, grab a granny as some call them nights and country and western--this last one --I live on gretton road just along from the co-op and remember one night some years ago--many--a couple of blokes walking up the road to the club--must have parked on the road--dressed like proper cowboys, guns etc---and even a blanket roll on their backs...
  3. some of the teachers I remember..BILL DYNAMITE--W TN THOMPSON, THE GERAN TEACHER, MR HOLNMES, ENGLISH, MISS BENNETT, DEP HEAD, MR SPELMAN, MR HOWARTH, BIG JOHN, MR CHIDLEY, PE, REPLACED BIG JOHN WHILST AWAY FOR A YEAR I THINK, MR BARLOW, MR DOCKEREL, MR W DOUBLE O, DOUBLE L HARD, WOOLARD, GREAT BLOKE, GOT ME PLAYING RUGBY AGAIN AFTER LEFT SCHOOL, JIM BRIERS, MIS SULLY LATER MRS BRIERS, MR RING, MR BOND--WHO WASN'T SCARED OF MR BOND, MR BAILEY, MR BONDS CO TEACHER IN METTALWORK, , MR WILEMAN, MR POTHECARY, DEAR MR LITHERLAND, STILL SEE HIM WALKING AROUND GEDLING, MR SHIPMAN, MISS ALSEBROOK, MR HIND, BATHWATER---MR THOMPSON, MR PEDLEY
  4. New member Mick Smith

    Hi and thanks for being bothered to look..yes, I knew steve..in clives year I think, last time I saw him I think he was living on Sandfield road, near Aenot Hill Park, used to see him a lot in the late 70's I suppose..tall gangly lad..i you quite a different age...no..i know..he had an elder sister, probably about 65 now and you must be a younger sister...didn't steve go out with a girl from mapperley orchard for quite a while ?==one of 2 sisters--used to see steve in the friar tuck a lot
  5. New member Mick Smith

    Hi everyone, just joined the other day after a quirk of fate led me to find the site---and have enjoyed browsing through some of the topics. Originally from Arnold, went to Calverton Road infant school ..met Denis Shepherd, Rick Smith there, then Kingswell and then onto the Arnold County High as it was called. Now live in Mapperley..names that I recall over the years, pete brett, mick guise, jon pilgrim, dave leavesly, lucy Henson, rae Roberts, denise taylor, jane richley, anita cast, billy pinder , ian jones, stu oakden, david james, rob severn, chris marlow, matthew harris, martin Thewlis, pete squires, mark towers(died last year) jane casterton, alex sudlow, janet Rayner , Elaine Rowlands, gareth Rowlands, ian wood, clive rossin,
  6. Hi all, by a strange quirk I found this site...again apparently although I don't ever remember looking at it previously. Walked in on my partners mother watching Inn of the Eigth Happiness about Gladys Aylward and said I believed I had met her--said I thought she had visited the school and handed out book prizes and I thought it must have been around 1966--I was luck enough to have won a prize when in the first year and assume it was presented in the second year---anyway when I searched..had Gladys ever visited Nottingham, the site came up and lo and behold, someone else remembered that she had attended, great, not just my imagination. I was in the same year as David James, Pete Brett, Joe Jackson Chris Marlowe, Martin Thewlis etc--we held a reunion of the year back in about 2001 I think when Sonia Rockley came over from the US and had a good gathering at the Tree Tops and a group of about 4 of us attended the 50th anniversary in 2009, myself, Pete, John Pilgrim and David Leavesley and met a few others there we knew. Chris Marlowe, now living in Tasmania and has done for many years was over last year and myself, Rob Severn and Andrew Spowage(now married to Jane Richley) met up at the Bread and Bitter in Mapperley for lunch. Anybody remember Benjamin Feitelson ?--well at the 2009 meet, Pete Brett had a photo of a school football team and they couldn't identify one player..it was Benjamin. a French lad I believe..anyway found him on facebook and he asked for a copy of the pic..he has been a successful film actor and producer.