alan (Wack) Walker

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    Painting, woodwork, fishing, beer, food, Thinking outside the box, talking, some history, d.i.y.,

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  1. I worked for Coca Cola and in about 1965 I remember having to pick up empties from Skinner and Rook at their Eastwood depot!
  2. It Seams to me, you either love her or hate her, so why? if you bought a council house at a knock down price you love her! if you was a miner you hate her! so people are looking after there own selfish interests based on how she affected them!. so take your head out of the sand switch the light on and think in terms of the good of the populous, don't think it is black or white. You still might hate her after taking a considered view, slagging her off does no good, she has left a family who are grieving and don't deserve the evil comments. The dead have gone she cant hear you. could you have done more when the country was in a mess? spouting off now doesn't alter one thing. WE are all to blame if you just moaned. I personally think we played into her hand by going on strike, we should have gone to work but carried on the protests from within and keeping the businesses viable, or the unions buy them out and run the businesses, there was so many other options. Alan Wack....not on the bandwagon. R.I.P.
  3. saw this at Derby open day about 1963. I was a train spotter, with my Ian Allen combo.
  4. She is having a state funeral! by way of our taxes. She was a very strong woman who was a Bully surrounded by weak self interested men(politicians) sorry not men because they had no backbone to stand up to her. She was loved by her family but that's the only people who genuinely did, the rest have now come out the woodwork and jumped on the bandwagon to grieve, more hypocrisy. I feel truly sorry for the thousands of miners families who were wronged and mistreated at her orders. She killed Britain and made it the sick place it is today, British gas, British Steel, millions on the dole. A perfect example of "Mans inhumanity to Man" ps. I don't wish anyone dead, but a matter of timing should have happened before she destroyed OUR country.
  5. I remember it! next to the five ways pub and island. then one day it was gone? cant remember the year?
  6. Was named "The Shoulder of Mutton" was eventually flattened and MacDonalds built on the site.
  7. Did you know! just found out to my surprise that a race horse track used to be on the Forest with an impressive club house for the gentry smack in the middle, lords and royalty have of the best courses in England. then moved to Colwick. also did you know that Gregory Boulevard was named after Mrs Gregory who owned the land known as Forest fields, Also did you know Forest football club got there name from the forest as it was their ground until they moved over the Trent, and the Forest got its name from being the southern part of Sherwood Forest. and there used to be 13 or 14 Windmills at the top end.
  8. Sorry to come in to an old post but some of the comments about the disgusting taste of Shipo,s beer can be explained, I was a pub manager with Shipo,s just before Greenalls took over, I was at the New Inn, Carringhton and The WhiteMoor, Bobbersmill, I hold a Master cellar-man cert, for cask conditioned beer. The three main reasons the beer tasted a little vinegary or shyte if you was a customer was 1,The life of real ale (cask Conditioned) had a certain life and if sales was slow or too much was ordered it would start to go off, thus a sour taste. 2, If the pipes was not cleaned at least once a week yeasts would build in the pipes and the same problem would occur.3, Sometimes in could be held at the Brewery too long before delivery same problem again. I must say when Greenalls took over it greatly improved through tighter checks and Training managers about cellar hygiene and keeping the beer better. All to no avail cause they are nearly all gone ie' The local, who would have thought it could happen twenty years ago?????
  9. As far as I know the area of Highfields is next to Dunkirk Flyover i,e A52 Ring Road and university Boulevard, There used to be Highfields Lido, and Highfields boating lake still remains. From the Flyover head up university boulevard towards Beeston its about 400 yards on the right from the flyover. Don't know of any old railway lines in that immediate area though?
  10. Did you know in the old days the poor people used to sell urine to the Tanning industry, and was known as" piss poor", but if you were very poor and didnt have a pot to put it in, You was said to not " have a pot to piss in"! And did you know That in a large house hold in thier yearly bath time the head of the family would have the first bath followed by all the other adult and children so when you got to the baby the water was really dirty and dark and you couldnt see the baby in it, hence the saying " dont throw the baby out with the bath water".
  11. Remembered a couple more lads from trent bridge school, Phil Greteorex, Mick Denning, Kieth Clarke, Mick Thorpe my best mate where are you now? saw you in Sherwood 30 years ago couldn't talk much as you was working on a roof on Winchester Street, Sherwood. We went everywhere together mainly bike rides, fishing and getting into trouble, like we would go to the Watmoughs sweet factory near the Sherwood rooms, we would climb over the gate where they had all the empty sweet jars stacked ready to clean and reuse, but in some of them there was the odd sweet stuck to the bottom, another bit of mischief was getting empty beer bottles from the Sherwood rooms, they stored them down the side , so we would get as many as we could carry and take them to shops and get the deposit back on them, O yes and another thing the coupons that was delivered through doors giving discount of various products, we would fish them out the letter box or get them from home and there was one shop down the Meadows who would cash them in for sweets, well that's all my criminal activities Ive been straight ever since me lud Any other scams for my next life?
  12. I have noticed from reading on this excellent site a vast amount of members do not now live in Notts, As I don't , I know why I left but why so many others? who apparently love Nottingham. Maybe our memories are more flowery than the reality of living in Nottingham? I will share my reason for being a part time Nottingham resident, I now live in the sun(that's a clue) but from when I was younger I do find people have changed their values, I find funny the phonetic speak of Nottingham born and bred funny, such as ayup me duck It is very rarely used anymore especially by the younger generation its more likely to be a suck through the teeth and a west Indian pigeon English, The local accent has changed, they think its so cool, but to me they are aliens 40 years ago it was so different( imtoo old), Then there is the drug culture, The gun and knife culture, what happened to the old fashioned fist fight and then shake hands and have a pint. Well most have the pubs have shut. I find people today scared and afraid to go out, especially at night, who wants mugging. people keep themselves to them selves, afraid to get involved, THIS IS NOT RESTRICTED TO NOTTINGHAM, it is how the world and society has changed, I live on a idyllic Island in the tropics but there is drugs and occasional robberies, but nothing in comparison to the UK. I hope I have not depressed anyone but would like everybody's views positive and negative. Cheers, ex Pub Landord, Meadows lad,Sherwood man. Alan
  13. Limey, So Sad to hear of your loss and your understandable grief, take the batten and carry her positive spirit forwards!
  14. Did you know the very first Home use Video Recorder was invented in Nottingham, I only know because I managed the Whitemoor Hotel Pub (Snooty Fox) and one of the Inventors Norman used to drink in there almost every day with his wife, to corroborate this I went to the Industrial museum at Wollaton Hall and his photo along with the prototype is in a case, It was so sad he made hardly any mony from it they sold the idea in the states and they made the cash with some more development. Typical no UK backing. Thought you might like to know so we dont forget them. Have you got any (DID YOU KNOWS). Cheers Alan.