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Everything posted by LizzieM

  1. Glad you had a good evening Babs, hope to join one of your get-togethers in the near future!
  2. We were overrun with magpies when we lived in the countryside down south, we borrowed a farmer friend's magpie trap and it worked a treat!
  3. Never really thought I needed a bus but it could be useful driving around Nottingham ......... could use the bus lanes without the risk of getting a ticket
  4. It is possible Hippo Girl but when there's a band playing it's virtually impossible to talk to anyone! Normally been in there on a Friday evening for a while then go over to Horse and Groom.
  5. Good! Let them get rid of all the 60s monstrosities and build something more pleasing to the eye
  6. I'll look forward to that!! I won't miss any announcements, I'm already obsessed with Nottstalgia and forever checking the site.
  7. Unfortunately can't go tonight as out for dinner. Shame because we do go in the Lion sometimes and it would have been good to meet fellow Nottstalgians.
  8. Just spoken to my friend Bill the ex Beatman and although he didn't live in Arnold he said the rest of them did, have you still got your autograph book?!!
  9. How funny is that?!!! A good friend of mine was in The Beatmen at that time, and until recent years actually. His name is Bill Moseley, We've been friends for over 40 years. They were very successful in the early 60's, even going over to Hamburg, just like the Beatles. I remember Freddie and the Dreamers playing at the Metropole but didn't go to see them, I don't think.
  10. Like Stu, I was an ABC Minor at the Metropole every Saturday morning in late 50's and early 60's. probably my first taste of independence, going somewhere without my parents!
  11. Has anyone mentioned The Metropole in Sherwood, now a Co-Op. I have great memories of leaping off the bus before it had even stopped, outside the cinema, to get in the queue for the Saturday morning show. The place used to be packed and we'd all sing the 'We are the Ovaltineys' song. I never did like Ovaltine though!
  12. Jill, I just almost choked on my lunch reading your latest offering to Nottstalgia !! Can't wait for the next episode ...... :-D
  13. Jill, keep putting your school memories down on this site, just love reading them, so funny!
  14. Nobody in their right mind would want to take the job on, unless of course they just want a TEMPORARY position!
  15. Don't be tempted Stu, once you start that lark you'll have to keep going til November!
  16. There was a cripple who used to hang out in the Square, usually sitting at the end near the toilets. His name was Archie, he wasn't a Rocker though, he was into folk music. Just thought I'd throw this snippet into the mix!
  17. Yes Mick, it could've been the same woman but I don't know how old or how tall she was when I was little. I continued to go down the Grove until my Granny died in 1963 so really it was the same period that you remember seeing her. Did she scare you? Haha!
  18. It would have been in the 50's, I went down there visiting my Gran throughout that decade and this woman always seemed to be around, with just two holes where her nose should be!
  19. There was a woman lived down Queens Grove in the 'Medders', where my Granny lived. She didn't have a nose and I did wonder as I got older and more worldly wise whether she'd got/had some sort of STD which caused it? Must admit that the sight of her frightened me as a little girl
  20. Interesting link there about the Pearson family. One branch of the family did indeed live on Carisbrooke Drive, Mapperley Park in a large property which is now Carisbrooke Nursing Home. The Pearsons sold it to an Irish family with loads of kids and it then became a nursing home. We live just along the road from there in a house that the Freckletons built ........ now most of you must have had your baby portraits taken in their studio, top of Market Street!!!
  21. I worked at the end of Beech Avenue from 1967 to 1975 and walked by Gold and Dunn warehouse every day. I don't remember there being a fire there but maybe it happened after I'd left Nottingham. My parents bought loads of furniture from G & D when they could finally afford to get rid of their 'utility' furniture. The chaps in there were very good at their job, knew their stuff and made good friends with their customers so they would return time and time again. When Waring and Gillow had their closing down sale some friends of ours were just setting up home in Nottingham. They went into
  22. Oh, just seen my post, meant all-nighter, not all-nightwear. That's predictive text for you, haha!!
  23. I never went to an all-nightwear, Mum wouldn't let me :-( But I did see loads of stars perform down the Dungeon and Boat Clubs, Sherwood Rooms and top floor of the Tech College. Brilliant times to have grown up in Nottingham. My friends and I were walking down Hockley past The George Hotel on the way to the Bowling Alley one Sunday afternoon (before we started going to the Dungeon on Sunday afternoon) there was a group unloading their stuff out of a van at the front door of the Hotel. We wandered over, had a chat with these 4 London lads and I got their autographs (yes I know, bit sad carr
  24. Compo, did you know Graeme Smith, son of barber Len Smith? I was at school with him