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    I think it could have been part of anti submarine patrol when you think of the alantic convoys but we had sunderlands and catalinas doing that job it was a rigid airship not a blimp I will try shuttleworth collection at Bedford next time I go They may have some records of cardington trials I know they have some airship parts on exhibition I also remember the blimp that came to the forest sight I had a picture of that its certainly unusual for the time Thanks for everyones help will send in if I find the solution meeowed
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    my sister recalls coming out of woolworths around 43/44 I was in the push chair and crowds of people looking up as this airship passed over and the dark shadow it cast it had engines and propellers We dont recall any markings on it but it seemed to be dark grey I cant believe it was german even they would not have sent an airship over even if they had one I wonder if the newspaper archives would have anything on it there ought to be someone alive who saw it by the hundreds of people looking up at it The shape was long pencil shaped just like a zepplin the memory has stayed with me all my life just wish i had asked my father about it meeowed
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    Thanks for the replies all I recall it looked just like that photo of the r101 it wasnt a barrage balloon it was powered heading north at around 2000 feet it must have passed over the market square We were both a bit scared of it because of the size of it I will try and get a more definitive date My sister would have been about ten so she might have more idea it is a puzzle because airships would be long gone by then meeowed
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    I have a childhood memory when I was only around 4 to 5 years old around 1943 to 45 I had not started school my sister and I were in town with my father when looking up I saw a gigantic airship like the Hindenberg over what was woolworths now where the broadmarsh centre is I remember the shadow as it went over us I thought i must have dreamt it but many years later I asked my sister about it and she clearly remembered it also I have tried for some years to verify this sighting to no avail I cant believe that airships were still flying in the war years or shortly after I am now 78 if there are any old codgers out there who have any knowledge of it I would welcome any info thanks meeowed
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    Radford Great War

    had an e mail today that my grandfather was on the list for the new great war memorial I am the last of the line and had to get it done I was starting to despair but have succeeded at last I am really gratefull for everyones help job done thanks to all meeowed
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    Speak Nottinghameze

    yo a bit tizerky we ye grub yoth fussy meeowed
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    There used to be some trolley buses from nottingham at plumpton station in the seventies dont know where they went meeowed
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    Shippo's Oss

    I used to work at a garage on wollaton street my first job from leaving school one winter it would be 55/56 I saw two shippos drays stop at the top of the hill the road was two way in those days The driver would put a chock under the wheels to hold back the dray on the descent This particular morning it was very ice covered I looked out the window to be met with an amazing sight of the dray going past with both horses sat on their backsides all four legs pointing straight out in front sliding down the hill with the driver frantically trying to get them back on their feet They only stopped when they reached Clarendon street meeowed
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    We make ourselves a target by the constant stream of tv and radio transmissions beaming out from this planet God forbid any alien life coming here could be Jeremy Kyle addicts just a thought meeowed
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    The age of the human race comes into play by the fact that had the human race appeared early then the expansion of the universe would have made the travel shorter The origin of the universe give or take a bit is 13.5 billion years if this was converted into a 24 hour clock then dinosaurs who were here much longer than we have been would have appeared at 20 mins to midnight on the first day The human race only turns up at 2mins to midnight therefore when you look at our impact on the planet in such a short existence its more likely we will have become extinct before any other life turns up here We will rapidly exhaust the worlds resources by over population I fear the human race lemming like compulsion to destroy each other will result in extinction Also if aliens did somehow make it here I dont think it would end well for the present population when you look at what happened to conquests of the past to the indigenous populations
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    Thats irrelevant because the earth would also bee in the same galactical spin not standing still even intergalactical travel would take millions of years even at light speed you would not be able to come and go at will warp drive will only ever exist on star trek meeowed
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    what the basic problem is if such aliens exist its most likely they were created before us to have gained superior knowledge All the galaxies and stars created before us are now accelerating away from us at an ever increasing speed the reason for which is not known Science tells us that the speed of light can not be exceeded therefore even if aliens could attain such a speed the rate of expansion of the universe means that even flat out they would be standing still and would never reach the intended target This would be like a fish fighting a torrent if the universe continues with this expansion they would eventually be going backwards and could never reach our planet The predictions are that billions of years into the future the night sky would be all black because even light from these galaxies could not reach us aliens are best left to the realms of you tube fantasy along with lochness monsters ghosts and yeti this planet was spinning around billions of years before the human race came on the scene and will continue to do so long after we have gone the fact that we have not hit anything in billions of years despite having no one on the steering wheel even if we had one shows how big space is meeowed
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    Radford Great War

    Hi everyone thanks for all the help I received my paternal grandfather is buried at duisan war cemetery near arras and when i visited I was the first member of our family to do so my father never knew there was a grave I found out by sheer chance from the army museum on cavendish road I was all for bringing him back to british soil but when you look around everywhere is immaculate here there would be graffiti and vandalism Todays generation seem to care little for those who died for their freedom My maternal grandfather Andrew marsden lived on redoubt street radford but my mother was born on bloomsgrove street off ilkeston road where there was a marsden haulage company but I believe he was a collier before the war after the war he had a large cart horse and was a sort of heavy goods driver of his day shifting soil etc its nice to have help from those in a similar position to myself Once again thanks to everyone meeowed
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    At least the fish and chips are in focus more than you can say for any ufo pictures meeowed
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    I wasnt disputing the possibility of life what i contest is the chance of other life making it here The distances are so great that we havent existed long enough to find any other life meeowed