The Pianoman

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  1. I see in that article Wellglade Holding have a 12.5% share in the trams. Wellglade also own Trent/Barton
  2. You mentioned Manton's shop ages ago on this site!  I was a Manton girl called Felicity and my sister is Alison. Our family had Manton's shop on Nottingham road, Eastwood and we sold fishing tackle, batteries, televisions ; all-sorts. If this is like using Facebook ; I don't know what I'm doing!!!! What is your real name?

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      Aah. Forget Facebook. This is supposed to be a Nottingham history forum but seems to be used for social media. My name is Malcolm Harvey. Knew you from school but that will be Devonshire Drive. Knew your parents much later from having done time in Eastwood Conservative Club and also knew your Mother and the Australian she married.

  3. Thanks folks. All done - 'til next weekend
  4. Yes. Seems that a lot is down to preference. I had intended putting them into meals size bags to freeze so I can't see that is a problem with them sticking together.
  5. I am about to freeze a load of runner beans. Some are saying I should blanch for 3 mins some are saying 2 mins. Which is best and is it that critical?
  6. Thanks for all the info folks. As the planned railway is to be set just pre war ( with some licence) I am pleased to say that I can forget trams. Now I know what type of trolley buses for NCT and NDT and what the colour schemes were.
  7. I have just read the info in the link in the first post but unfortunately it doesn't answer my question. I am wanting information as to what the colour schemes were for Nottingham Corporation trams and for that matter trolley buses in the 1930's. I am tempted to think that they were not green and and cream but brown or maroon and cream. I would also be interested to know the colour schemes for Notts and Derby Traction trams were in the 1930s and did they have trollies then? I don't think they were blue and cream. Looking at a retirement project to build a model railway in the loft - and no I
  8. Nobody has yet mentioned opening windscreens.
  9. Didn't have a problem until I clicked the back button to get off this thread. It took ages. Then it took ages to come back again so I could post this.
  10. I remember Melbourne Road police station roof as being flat - 1960's. In fact on that ariel view, the car parked at the side of the road just before the railway line is possibly my Uncle Alf's
  11. Its on the right hand side of the Strelley bypass as you travel from Nuthall island towards Coventry Lane. Or to put it another way its between Strelley bypass and the M1/A610
  12. Why bother logging out? I never have yet