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Everything posted by LizzieM

  1. Saw him at The Dancing Slipper way back when. We also had an involvement in The Old Vic on Fletcher Gate, when it was turned into an old-time Music Hall and I think we had him performing there, not sure. We did come up from Hertfordshire when George Melly and Roy Hudd were performing.
  2. I’m already excited for you StavGirl, you’ll be so busy once he arrives. I also envy you getting a pup, we’re finding it difficult not having a dog in the house, having always had at least one dog in residence. However, we always said that when Jack died we were going to travel ...... can’t do that yet though can we?!
  3. Welcome to Nottstalgia Leslie. My Dad was at Cottesmore in the 1930s. He passed the 11-plus (or whatever it was in those days) but insisted on going to Cottesmore because he was a footballer and High Pavement was a rugby school.
  4. I saw Hot Chocolate at Intercon in the early 70s, Errol Brown did have a great voice ..... passed away in the Bahamas 2015.
  5. I have a drink most nights to celebrate still being here. A piece of useless information if you ask me!
  6. Just read that one should refrain from drinking alcohol for 2 days prior and 2 weeks after the Covid vax. Well that’s me shot then ...... they should have told me a month ago before my trip to the Forest!
  7. Are you brave enough for the jab Jill? A friend of mine has had the Swiftqueue link open permanently on her computer for several days in anticipation and the age range changed to 60+ at 9am this morning. She’s off to the Forest at 6.20 this evening.
  8. We’ve just had a holiday to USA cancelled, should have gone on 11th May, which sounded very feasible when we booked it in November. Feeling really fed up with this Covid lark now, the last holiday we had booked was to take us to Miami on 17th March last year, the day all flights to USA were stopped. It’s not meant to be ....... We can’t even go to our place in Sandbanks for at least another couple of months.
  9. That was in the days when we thought it would never get over here, who’d have thought?
  10. Poor lad, so young to die. He came and disappeared before I joined Nottstalgia.
  11. The bar we used to go in was upstairs and I really don’t think it was that one, it was probably the one downstairs at the back, bet someone on here will remember Mary
  12. I’m beginning to realise that my memory is failing me. I used to frequent The Flying Horse regularly, always the pub to go to before moving on to a club, Hippo, Babel, 99. Met my husband in there in 1972 too, it was his lucky day. I remember one of the bars was ‘Goose Fair Bar’, at least I think it was ..... like I say, my memories are a bit fogged! That may be what Mary is thinking of when she mentions the fairground horses?
  13. Was reading about the dog-napping of Lady Gaga’s 3 French Bulldogs in Hollywood and the $500,000 reward she’s offered for the safe return. What was interesting is that French Bulldogs originated in the UK and were very popular amongst lace makers in NOTTINGHAM.
  14. Moz, didn’t Gary Sobers have something to do with a club on High Pavement, may have been in Commerce Square I suppose, I just have a vague memory of it. I know that a certain friend of ours will have more information, have you asked her?
  15. My sons are christened Nicholas and Andrew, we felt they were good strong names that were acceptable shortened to Nick and Andy. Andy has been known as ‘Dodge’ to his mates since he was about 10 years old and I’m told (and hope) that came about from his school rugby abilities ......
  16. Sounds a fun environment Mary, are you sure you were Snow White?!!
  17. Why were lads called Clarke nicknamed ‘Nobby’?
  18. My ‘wider’ family has a new baby girl and she’s been named Eira Persephone. Not sure whether she’ll be keen to use her middle name when she grows up.
  19. By the end of the year the new building put up to replace the demolished one opposite the Midland Station will be occupied by 4000 staff working for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Anyone else think it’s amusing that the VAT and FIDDLE pub is right next door?
  20. Well Carni, with these jeans he’s ordered at least the sewn on leather label at the back reads the same as previous pairs he’s had so they should fit him. Must admit that most items I’ve ordered on line have had to go back though.
  21. We prefer to touch, feel and try on in a shop anything that’s intended to be worn and I’m surprised my husband got me googling Levi’s. He hasn’t bothered to try them on yet either. I did a little research and they were the same price in John Lewis so on this occasion it worked and they arrived the day after ordering even though I don’t pay for Prime. I just hope that my favourite shops will still be around when this virus buggers off.
  22. Think you can buy them new dead cheap Compo.
  23. TBI hasn’t changed much. I’ve got a really nice memory of that place, meeting an old boyfriend just two weeks before I got married!
  24. Aw Ben, that determined little lad, off to cricket with Grandad! Great photos