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  1. What a star Emma Raducanu is ……. and what a fantastic win. Real edge of the seat stuff and only spoiled by the mardy Fernandez when Emma needed treatment to her bleeding shin. We thought we were having to subscribe to Prime Video to watch it but then found it on Ch4 and it was worth having a Saturday night in front of the box.
  2. I occasionally go and say hello to him when I visit my Dad
  3. He WAS many years ago but has carried on performing in small ‘intimate’ venues down south.
  4. Yes I saw Geno a few times, I particularly remember a gig at what was Trent Poly, before all the Polytechnics were given a lift up to University status.
  5. You need to do a bit of Googling then CT, I’ve got a photo of me with him 2 years ago but I haven’t been able to post photos on Nottstalgia for a long time, not sure if PostImage has changed or that I’ve forgotten how to do it. His best known recording was ‘Big Time Operator’ I think.
  6. Bruce, I saw Zoot and his Big Roll Band at the Dungeon but not at the Boat Club. Two years ago we went to see him at The Jazz Cafe in Sandbanks, Dorset. He was there again this July, it’s a local venue for him as he’s from Bournemouth, but disappointingly we weren’t down there at the time this year. The evening two years ago was brilliant, a wonderful relaxed event during which we had a 3 course meal, a far cry from being crammed into the Dungeon in the mid 60s. I had quite a long chat with Zoot during the evening and he clearly remembers playing at the Dungeon and the Boat Club. A lov
  7. That would have been Griffin & Spalding shop windows.
  8. Brilliant! I saw Little Stevie Wonder at the Dungeon Club in about 1966. He was just one of many great Motown stars to come to Nottingham. Think it would have been about 10 bob to get in and he wouldn’t have seen how lovely our city was in those days either. Is it now back to the heat of Arizona for you two?!
  9. They’ve been at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend. Bit of excitement (near tragedy) there yesterday when a bi-plane crashed into the sea at Sandbanks, just down the road from our place. Both the pilot and a ‘Wing-Walker were pulled out quickly with only minor injuries.
  10. It was good to see you and Mrs Catfan, hope you enjoyed your wander around town
  11. Hope it’s going to happen sooner for you Col but at least your name is on the list.
  12. Well it’s been a Labour Council for too many years, we City residents have the highest Council Tax bill in the country and that’s before the latest bombshell of the district heating company in trouble and needing £17.5m to upgrade the facilities. Nottingham City needs to recruit proven businessmen (and women) to take the reins rather than ‘career councillors’ who don’t know how to ‘run a brewery’
  13. I do have scant background information on this fellow. It’s worth googling ‘Jonathan Peter Brooks. Fitness to Practise’ Or, (having just googled it myself,) more specifically ‘Mr J Brooks v NUH’
  14. Didn’t need to pinch any Brew, I got some with my Venison burger! Honestly, this place is worth a try, it was lovely.
  15. I went to a friend’s wedding in the early 70s at that church in Trevose Gardens. I met a chap at a ‘do’ in north Lincolnshire a few years ago who used to live in the house with beautiful twisted chimneys on the road. I loved those chimneys and admired them as I passed them on the bus into town when I was just a slip of a gel!
  16. Just been to The Cross Keys at Epperstone for a meal and it was fantastic and would really recommend.
  17. Why? RadfordRed has more knowledge of the Forest set-up than the big Greek businessman.
  18. As well as the mis-management of Nottingham City tax-payers money that has previously been mentioned enough times on here (and elsewhere) I now hear that the Fletcher Gate multi-storey car park has scaffolding erected at a probable cost of £10,000 so that the outside walls can have graffiti daubed all over it. Who wanted that?
  19. I’m not surprised it’s been cancelled. The showmen, James Mellors in particular, will object to the City Council wanting to erect a fence around the fair and charging entrance fee. The cost of the rides is ridiculously high already and if the public have to fork out to just get in then they won’t have lots of cash to spends on the rides, stalls, chips, hot dogs, candy floss, ginger snap, mushy peas and junk. The Mellors Group have lost millions due to Covid, with the Beach and Goose Fair cancelled twice and the Christmas Market last year.
  20. As I’ve commented before, Paul Robey’s Sunday lunchtime TV programme is of no interest to me, I have only watched it a couple of times. I don’t have time to sit and watch TV at that time of day and to be honest I think Paul is good on the radio but not a good TV presenter.
  21. There are a few breeds that should be given a wide berth and a few owners too. We had a Golden Retriever when our boys were young. Supposedly a good breed for families but he was such a Jekyll and Hyde character and we learned to respect his quirks. The worst thing he ever did was bite our 2 year old’s arm, who’d decided to go and cuddle him while he was having his dinner. It was a really nasty puncture wound that had to heal from the inside out. Our granddaughter was attacked by a German Shepherd Dog two years ago (when she was 6 and staying with her Czech granny in CR.). This dog belo
  22. I enjoyed that RR. It was interesting to see the Castle Boulevard Cycle Lane being used by just a handful of people, despite the number of cyclists following this fella.
  23. Tense game of cricket tonight, shame we didn’t beat that southern lot! I’ve been watching the men’s games but stick with my views on the women’s matches.
  24. Love your stories Albert. Hope you’re both keeping well