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  1. Boot lids that opened flat so you could carry more luggage. Dickey seats
  2. An album of photos here
  3. Here's a very rough overlay, later map in blue. Challenging, because a lot had changed and the accuracy of the earlier map may not be quite as good as the OS map. It suggests that the Ben Bowers building did extend slightly further up the road than previous buildings, maybe where the various gradients levelled out? Also possibly at a slightly diffferent angle to Derby Road. Not sure if this helps or hinders the issue?
  4. What we need is a map from the 1870s, or thereabouts!
  5. I wonder if the Ben Bowers building projected further into the Circus than what was there before. Comparing the 1874 photo with the position of Upper Talbot St on later maps, I suggest this is possible. UTS seems to come in at more of a right angle on the photo than in later times. Maybe the whole area was redeveloped to some degree, including the angle of Upper Talbot St?
  6. Looking at old OS maps, the block of buildings from the middle of the modern photo back to the rear of the white van seem to have been rebuilt sometime in the 1880s or 1890s. Previously all looked (in plan) like the 2 shops still existing just beyond the white van, which look very similar to those in the original image. Maybe when the other side of the road was remodelled, someone decided to build more impressive buildings?
  7. Found this on t'internet - Canning Circus.
  8. An old photo from the Broadmarsh car park
  9. West Bridgford UDC Bus at Trent Bridge - Fleet number 14 a 1937 AEC Regent 1 with a Park Royal body courtesy Dumfries Transport Group. LM&S Station on the destination blind, but the photo must be well after railway nationalisation. Late 1950s?
  10. I remember when I was very young going with dad to NCV to buy a car in the early 1960s. In the manager's office a drawing of a coach body they could build was hanging on the wall. It looked a bit old-fashioned, so not sure how many they actually built - if any.
  11. Not sure if it's just me, but the 2 buttons at top right on the screen - Unread Content and Mark Site Read - don't work on my screen. The ones at the bottom of the page and all other buttons seem to work fine. Been like it since the latest facelift.
  12. Another South Notts bus from the Bus Archive - a Leyland PD3 of 1961 vintage (Copyright The Bus Archive, ref. CK02/03016)
  13. Whatever plan emerges, I think we need to see the whole area from the railway, north to the southern edge of the city centre as a long-term integrated planning area. Possibly even down to Queens Drive. There are several amenities outside Broad Marsh development itself that deserve to be integrated into any area plan. An obvious one is the canal, which most people hardly realise exists, but could be a wonderful linear park if opened up. Also, we need a view opening up from the south towards St Mary's Church. That would be spectacular.
  14. Only the Countryman version had a kind of hatchback - more like the traditional estate car than a modern hatchback opening. On the saloon, only the lower boot lid opened.
  15. I remember being able to claim a few hundred pounds a year for heating, electricity etc, originally recommended by my accountant.