ChrisB

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  1. Must admit. I don't visit this site now as much as I used to. But when I do, that old saying keeps coming into my head: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
  2. I have to agree with the last two posts. I'm sorry to say it's lost much of it's appeal for me now, it's too much hassle trying to find anything, it was much simpler when the most recent posts were listed across the top.
  3. ChrisB

    Wimpey

    Remember the mixed grill and how they used to make cuts along the side of the frankfurter sausages so they would curl round the half tomato?
  4. Due for a new one but the thought of getting it upstairs and the old one downstairs puts me off. A double mattress is one of the most unwieldy bloody things in the house!
  5. Trent are still very much in business but when they took over Bartons some years ago, they changed their name to Trent Barton. They don't seem to display it very prominently now though, they're more obsessed with silly brand names for every service they operate.
  6. As benjamin says, it's a miserable and totally dead area nowadays but both the old Barton and Robin Hood garages (which were literally side by side) are still there, although nobody seems to want the nice art-deco Barton one anymore.
  7. So, benjamin and Blondie, you are regular contributors in more ways than one!
  8. As a long time resident of Derby, I can categorically say it's not one of the biggest dumps in the country. It is THE biggest dump in the country! The city centre abounds in drunks, drug addicts, beggars, vagrants and nut cases. Also boarded up shops, Assembly Rooms which have been closed over three years now,following a fire. River Gardens which are a muggers paradise, a bus station which is hell on earth, two indoor markets with more empty stalls than occupied ones, a city council which is not fit for purpose, a shopping centre which has totally killed the rest of the town, homeless people occupying every shop doorway in the evening and a general feeling of unease for decent folk who are out after 7pm. barclaycon, you are absolutely correct in your description of Derby, a few years ago, someone coined the phrase 'Northern towns not worth reviving' If ever there was a northern town not worth reviving, then truly this is it! Oh, why do I stay? It's cheap - in every possible respect!
  9. ChrisB

    My my!

    My local has gone bust! I spotted this today at Nottingham station, the shop on the concourse had an administration notice on the door. To be honest though, since they bought the local shops from Morrisons, they've been stocked with very poor quality stuff at very expensive prices. The station shop is still trading but many of the shelves are empty. On another note, work on the old Gresham Hotel is nearing completion, two shop units have been created at ground level, one is already occupied and guess what: it's another 'up market' coffee shop! Is Britain overdosing on caffene? I think we must be if we're prepared to pay those sort of prices for a cup of coffee. Let me put the kettle on, I'll make me own!
  10. Let's face it, we just don't like being in Europe. That's twice in three days we've left!
  11. Another thing I've noticed in the picture of the demolition of the garage is what appears to be a pedestrian subway, presumably going under the bottom of Derby Road. I never knew there was a subway there, how long did it last?
  12. Going back to that picture looking up Derby Road, there appears to be a rather nice art-deco style garage on the right which bears the names Chapel and Garage. If it was called Chapel Bar Garage, it wasn't exactly on Chapel Bar, was it?
  13. In the last picture, looking up Derby Road, was the road on the right known as Tollhouse Hill in those days, as it is now?
  14. Who used to bit the crimped plastic bit off the end and then find the ice pop wouldn't come out because you hadn't bit low enough?
  15. To be honest Bubblewrap, even if they do start selling their stuff off cheap, I don't think there's anything I'd want, none of it is very appealing. And, of course, this will mean yet another empty space in the lovely Broadmarsh Centre!