Commo

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  1. Commo

    Ashley

    So sorry to hear this, like Lizzie I wondered why he hadn't posted anything from RoT lately and did think that he was probably not too good. R I P Ash mate.
  2. Thanks for the info Jill, I had no idea that they were a multi national concern !!
  3. Something of an institution in Sutton was Rowells Department store, made Grace Brothers look positively futuristic! Mrs C had Saturday job there in her teens and in view of her diminutive stature was always having to be an Elf in Santa's Grotto. Rowells also had/have a branch in Long Eaton, I assume that they are both long gone by now unless anyone knows to the contrary?
  4. Commo

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Pretty good Willow, but you didn't mention the Raleigh and the Rudge cycles!!
  5. It was The Royal Snooker Hall on South Sherwood St, located beneath the Evening Post offices and must have closed in perhaps the Fifties.
  6. Commo

    A few random photos -4

    The photo of the window cleaning crew was uploaded a few years ago and there was discussion and conjecture as to the location and I can't recall that we came to a definite conclusion so well done Ian for providing the answer.
  7. Commo

    Elvis Vs The Beatles

    Great!! Mind you, the kid with the tambourine seemed to have little sense of rhythm, bless `im!
  8. Commo

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    When we were teens there were no such things as classics, just ten a penny bangers, and we used to buy them for nowt, run them for a month or so then scrap it and get something else. Over a couple of years we had Jaguar 3.5 saloon, Rover 14, ( that had an early type of overdrive called "Freewheel ),Armstrong Siddeley saloon, 1936 Riley shooting brake( never got that on the road), Ford V8 Pilot, (that went like stink) 1937 Ford 8 (kept that for a while), Morris 8 van and a Ford Pop. Just think, if we had had a barn to store them all we would be sitting on a fortune now!
  9. Commo

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Maybe a Rover 14? Pork Farms were on the corner, Gauntleys window behind the Austin. Nice to see another rainy photo!
  10. Commo

    Things you don't see anymore

    I reckon that The Conon Bridge Hotel would be interested in acquiring that Compo.
  11. Commo

    I didn't know that!

    Think you've almost managed it Ian, just need to repeat it twice or three times!
  12. Although I was 7 in 1954, and like most 7 year olds back then pretty much aware of my world in Comyn Street, I am always surprised that I cannot remember seeing ration books in use. The weekly order was written into the "order book" and handed into the corner shop for collection on Friday, and fresh food bought as required from the shops in the area, but try as I might I just don't recall handing over ration books with the coupons. Anyone else with such a black hole in the memory?
  13. Commo

    A few random photos - 3

    Ian, thanks for those, I have learned something new here, hadn't known about Toilet Rooms before.
  14. Commo

    A few random photos - 3

    Ian, do you mean the offices over what was Tobys? If so that is Vernon House and I started work in those offices in 1963, are they still in use as offices?
  15. Commo

    Things that pee you off

    Cheers Brew, here was me thinking I remembrred and can't even get the name of the company right! Edit: The power of advertising eh?