micksmith

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About micksmith

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    mapperley
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    rugby. cycling, gardening, my dogs--staffs

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  1. David, I have tried to leave messages on here and the facebook site but don't know if they get there so to speak---are we still meeting up at Mellish on Saturday
  2. David, are we stil meeting up on Saturday ?
  3. hi, Holly, would that be Ann Hollingsworth, with a friend who lived very near you called Haggis ?---just come across a post of yours from last year as I was looking for a photo I think I posted on the old friends reunited site of the school. 

  4. Hi David, I had stopped looking at this site as there didn't seem to be any new postings on it---I came upon it accidentally a couple of months ago--good to hear from you. I'm afraid I don't have a contact for Rob, Chris(who has lived in Tasmania for many years now) got in touch with me as he was coming over last year and we arranged a little get together on Mapperley top...Chris was in touch with Ian Jones and he came over to see him a couple of years before that to see him as he had been diagnosed with cancer, Ian unfortunately died before he saw him. Rob is divorced from his first wife...ACHS girl--Ros I think her name was, but now has a younger partner and I think he has a child with her--Rob is a judge in family courts and lives in Derby. I don't go up the rugby club and haven't done for years, but have been to a couple of reunions up there---glad to know John is still around, he has prostate cancer--was given not long to live a few years ago ! I remember the parties, though never had one myself, remember going to one at yours and I think John Hancock, and yes the horrible party 7's. I will make an effort to meet up with you at one of the home games..will try and make the 27th...can't make the 6th i'm afraid. Will write more of what I know on here again when I have more time...a quiz awaits me now !!
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    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
  6. 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...
  7. 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
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    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
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    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,
  10. 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.