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  1. She will be sadly missed she opened a care home on the east coast had everyone in hysterics wonderful lady they will be showing summer wine in fifty years time she left everyone laughing you cant get better than that meeowed
  2. I was in the tryst bar one night when vera called time as we all trooped out she stood at the exit and one poor soul was only trying to get out with one of the bar stools under his coat Why i never knew but she clobbered him and he suffered the full wrath of her extensive vocabulary and was ejected in spectacular fashion meeowed
  3. Vera never fitted in at the strathdon she would walk between the tables then you would receive a smart blow to the back of your head she would remark that was for nothing just wait until you do something I last saw her many years ago at sneinton market with a carrier bag going round the stalls I was told she had an altercation with one of the william youngers management and she was gone shortly afterwards we will never see her like again meeowed
  4. The Albert was a legend with Vera I have seen her get a paddy on his knees clearing up a drink spillage We used to go over at lunch time when I worked at chapel bar garage The apprentice got kahlide on vodka When we took him back to work his legs seemed to be independent to his body so we put him the back of a van to sleep it off A bit later we heard a motorcycle strike up on rushing outside we were met with the site of a norton jubilee on its side going round and round on the foot rest with him on it smoke pouring from the wheel I dragged him off it Then later on I had the dubious pleasure of having to take him home on it it was like riding with a muppet on the back I think it cured him he never went near vera again meeowed
  5. A friend of mine used to drive the notts and derby trolley buses he had a sample of the overhead lines it was half round solid copper rod with a slit either side for the clips that held it up went into He did tell me how much it weighed per mile I can only remember it was a lot they had a sort of slipper that ran on it not wheels like the corporation There is still a last trolley bus post on Nottingham road just up from gregory blvd island before you get to Berridge road As a young kid i got as far as moorgreen on one with the rest of the kids from our street only to get a tanning from my dad who had been all over on his bike looking for me no supper that night meeowed
  6. midland mag went a long time ago can you remember cliff he swanned round there like royalty We had all starters and dynamos repaired there I know they moved to new premises but I dont know if they are still trading I saw a 1930 electric sports car in there powered by milk float batteries meeowed
  7. I remember globe electric they were on manvers street but were somewhere else before that and of course Brown Brothers huntingdon street The rep was a little tubby chap who would recite every product they stocked and could do likewise with jokes meeowed
  8. It was trumans at one time meeowed
  9. was the scrapyard chettles at back of the weigh bridge I remember gt cars being down there meeowed
  10. I recall seeing some motors in the 40s with an on board jacking system called jackhall i am not sure if it was austin or morris they had a ram on each corner of the axle long time ago meeowed
  11. Thought about telling them i was deceased but then better not push my luck at my age anyone contemplating joining virgin I would think again or you will get caught in the same trap its worse than leaving scientology meeowed
  12. i dont have virgin phone so that doesnt work there is certainly an active policy of ignoring you to stop you ending your contract have to resort to lawyers letter to head office never come across such terrible so called customer service meeowed
  13. Has anyone had dealings with Virgin media trying to terminate my contract for broadband appalling customer service countless attempts to get a human being on the line finally got through to head office only to be passed back to robotic numbnut I visited vic centre only to be met by the same robotic individual who informed me that I would have debt collectors at my door if I stopped direct debit After three price rises in 18 months I was paying £46 just for basic broadband nothing else I have now had to resort to a formal letter of termination by a lawyer This company must have the most worthless customer service on the planet I wouldnt have virgin if they were giving £20 notes with it meeowed
  14. When I started work at hollbrooks garage on woollaton street we had a french Delahaye in I think it belonged to Howitts the printers it was a straight six triple carb and cable brakes All the front end was one piece you couldnt see any joins Big drop tank wings it had a forward or reverse stick on the floor and a electric shift on the steering column similar to the buses The mechanic that taught me had the gearbox out called a cotal gearbox it looked like a bomb and was just as heavy it was a convertable really great car but the brakes left a bit to be desired I also saw a Riley Healey lovely streamlined motor and a gigantic Alfa Romeo open top sports car it had twin spare wheels it sounded like a spitfire coming up from town meeowed
  15. when i was little I can remember one of the Birkin family come to the factory on Gladstone street in a bright red Cord sports car with big flexible chrome exhaust pipes it looked brilliant meeowed