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  1. As the tripe aspects of this thread seem to have faded, thought worth a bit of drift to "Giblets" might be in order. That's chicken giblets. Giblets were all the chicken internals and necks. For less than a shilling you could get a couple of pounds of giblets at the butchers on Waterway St. The one near the corner of Blackstone St. Giblet stew was highly regarded in our household. All six kids and parents got a good feed. The only bits needing looking at were the stomachs, the inside layer had to be peeled off as very tough. Necks were the best bits, especially when cooked long e
  2. Distinct memories of all the honour boards in the upper hall. Listing all the scholars of the school who had died in both the Great War and the Second. Vague memories of Remembrance Day assemblies when the names of those who had died in WWII were read out. In the 1950's much of what had happened was still very fresh. Hey, we still had rationing. Alison
  3. AG, by 1959 I was sitting entrance exams at RAF Cardington to join Aunty Betty's flying circus - successfully. Did eight years as a regular.
  4. Remember Dilly, Dilly. Lavender blue dilly dilly, lavender green. You'll be my King dilly dilly, I'll be your Queen. Who told you so Dilly Dilly....... And the school choir singing "Nymphs and Shepherds". Run away, run away.
  5. Been a good fifty years since last had any contact with my Uncle Ron's family who lived at 1 Ridgemont Walk Clifton Estate in the 1950'/60's ...... His mum and my gran lived at 21 Brierley St in the Meadows. Alison
  6. Lots of memories. Remember being taken to the creche half way up Brierley St. Was on the left set into the Reccie. Would have been late 1947. My Gran lived opposite at 21 Brierley St. Later went to Queens Walk Primary at the bottom of Brierley. Remember sitting on my Uncles shoulder to see the Sherwood Foresters? marching up Carrington Street on their return from the war. I think they formed up down the Embankment and marched to Slab Square. My Dad served with the Lincolnshire Poachers, he brought back a German radio which blew up when he tried to get it going. Probably late 19
  7. Don't know how true it is, but the coal cellars of the houses on Summers Street in the Medders used to flood with some regularity. The comment back then 1940's/50's was that the River Leen flowed under the houses, and when it was in flood so were our cellars. Alison
  8. Used to visit a favourite Uncle who moved there with his family from the Medders. This was before they had completed the first Clifton bridge. People would catch a West Bridgeford bus to the 'apenny bridge and walk across back to the Medders to shop. Going back the same way carrying their shopping. I used to walk all the way from Queens Drive. Often stopping enroute at Fareham Brook, spending time there and then going back home without making it to the Estate. If I recollect correctly having crossed the 'apenny bridge you turned right through a churchyard/cemetery and then you got
  9. Still thinking about it. Making effort to contact them that is. More looking for some clues as how I would go about locating them. Alison
  10. Giving some thought to trying to contact some long lost rellies. I have their last known address which was on the Clifton Estate and and their names, but nothing else. My last real contact with them was in 1960. The guy was my Dad's brother and I believe they had two children, possibly after 1960. Any tips or suggestions as how to go about finding them would be appreciated, preferably via an online resource. Thanks. Alison
  11. Thought the goldfish would have recovered by now. If not sorry, mea culpa. Would have been in the early fifties, when your truly and others suitably armed with penny bangers, matches, lumps of plasticine and empty jam jars would descend on the goldfish ponds. We would mould the plasticine around the bottom of a banger as a weight, light the fuse paper and when it was fizzing away drop it in the pond. The resulting explosion would stun the fish, enabling us to "rescue" a few for our jam jars. Made a tidy profit selling the now recovered goldfish to other kids at threpenc
  12. Young whippersnapper. Shouldn't you still be at school? Went to Mundella in 1955. Rev Calder was bossman and Barton Hart was our form master in 3rd form. Alison
  13. What a slack load of buggers. First job after leaving school, I was working before I left school. Ran a kiosk for W H Smith and Sons selling newspapers to early morning commuters on the front of the Midland Station. Used to open up before 6:00am and close by 08:30 am. This was in the mid/late '50's.
  14. Saw this thread and thought - Wow I is an expert on said place in the 1950's. Then realised it was Peveril Street. The one I knew was Peveril Drive, which ran up the side of the Castle Rock into the Park Estate. From 1953 through to 1958 I traversed it every day delivering newspapers. My round started at the white gates that delineated the start of the Estate up to Park Drive and then circling around to the steps that went up to the Rope Walk and then back down to Peveril Drive. Used to love my paper round. Coming from a scruffy tenement house in the Medders and each day getting to
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    Most of the people I knew down the Estate came from the Medders, and suspect far preferred to shop where they had shopped all their lives. Getting off a bus and shopping at the Central Market wouldn't have occurred to them in a million years. My Uncle and Aunt who had lived on Brierley Street would invariably head to Arkwright Street to get their rations, even after they moved.