notty ash

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  1. Info about the new train.
  2. It did a midday return trip from St Pancras to Nottingham too. This was the time when the West Coast main line was being electrified south of Manchester, so there were lots of engineering works. One idea of the Midland Pullman was to provide an alternative service during these works. Once finished the train was transferred to the Western Region to join its brethren on services from Paddington to Bristol etc. A bit like Project Rio around 2005 when fast trains again ran from St Pancras to Manchester via Leicester.
  3. A new video of Victoria and Loughboro Central
  4. Not unusual to have a bus company on board. NCT were involved as part of the team running the original franchise. This sounds interesting if you want to hear the thinking behind the castle revamp...
  5. Nottingham Castle was destroyed by the Roundheads after the Civil War, rebuilt as a mansion and burnt down by rioters, the good citizens of Nottingham. The one you see now was a comprehensive rebuild in the C19. Its principal claim to fame, I believe, is that it was the first purpose-built public art gallery and museum outside London. It is a significant work of T C Hine, the major architect of Victorian Nottingham. Therefore the building has considerable historic interest, but not as a castle.
  6. Here's some info on Notts & Derby liveries
  7. See 1927 entry here
  8. The information below these images suggests some were brown & Cream, others maroon & cream Maybe maroon was the later livery? Also this coloured postcard
  9. Boot lids that opened flat so you could carry more luggage. Dickey seats
  10. An album of photos here
  11. What we need is a map from the 1870s, or thereabouts!
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. Found this on t'internet - Canning Circus.
  15. An old photo from the Broadmarsh car park
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Another South Notts bus from the Bus Archive - a Leyland PD3 of 1961 vintage (Copyright The Bus Archive, ref. CK02/03016)
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. I remember being able to claim a few hundred pounds a year for heating, electricity etc, originally recommended by my accountant.
  23. Sorry to hear of your problems. It must be very frustrating. I really enjoy long walks. I did 61,488 steps today on a walk and often do 20-30,000. My shortest regular walks are around 10,000. Maybe I should be dead already
  24. Sounds like a terrorist organisation Preceded by the Birmingham Front IIRC, based on a Birmingham Corporation specification.
  25. The last Albion Lowlander built , new in March 1967. Looks new in the photo. Lowlanders in England were badged as Leyland IIRC