AfferGorritt

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About AfferGorritt

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  • Birthday 09/01/1948

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    Mapperley (Not the Asylum)
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    History, metal detecting, rock climbing, reading, photography, ice hockey, my grandkids!

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  1. A really long shot, but does anyone have any photos of the Mounts? These used to be a line of clay "cliffs" that ran from near Carlton Road towards Sneinton Dale, on the edge of Manvers school playing fields. Not to be confused with the embankment of the old railway line that rose to the back of Skipton Circus. I doubt if anybody would have photographed the cliffs as a subject, but they might be lurking at the back of photos taken of Manvers School. Spent many a happy hour playing there, but they have sadly been levelled.
  2. Seem to remember a gruesome little H G Wells short story called “The Cone”. Must be 50 years since I read it, but the fact that it’s stuck in my memory must say something!
  3. I’ll buy ii RR! Why Harry’s Hill? I worked at Horizon for years, but I’ve never heard that expression!
  4. Eyup Ben! Moving house at our time of life is a right bugger, in’t it? I’ve recently done it and haven’t sat down since April,
  5. Here she is over my back garden in Carlton a few years ago. Tried to use a slow-ish shutter speed to catch the propeller blur and it's come out sort of "painterly"
  6. Today my 11 year old granddaughter makes her debut playing cricket for Notts Girls against Leicestershire. Dead chuffed!!
  7. Used to love the MGO crews. In bad weather some of them would pick you up between stops, and the conductors would borrow your paper to check the racing results. After seeing my girlfriend (later my wife) in Nottingham I’d catch the A4 Flyer, first stop Hilltop, which was generally used by the drunks going back home. One guy from the Jolly Higglers used to play his mouth organ, and the others joined in the songs! Always a great humorous atmosphere - never any trouble. I used to help them search for the invariable lost keys, hats, gloves etc., etc!
  8. We like them, Nonna. Only thing is, each series seems to be an amalgamation of 2 or 3 novels so there’s a lot going on and it’s sometimes hard to keep track. The novels are excellent - in my opinion (and I’m told I’m hard to please!)
  9. To my wine addled brain, this was amazing ... Was watching “Bosch”earlier on Amazon, based on novels by one of our favourite authors, Michael Connolly. Mentioned to the missus that another author I like, James Lee Burke, has a main character who has an adopted daughter called Alafair. Burke himself has a daughter called Alafair who is also a novelist. 10 minutes later 2 characters in Bosch, meet in a cafe. One has a book and you can see from the cover that it is by ...... Alafair Burke!! Oo-er, spooky! Wonder what the odds are? Too late to buy a lottery ticket!
  10. When I was a kid there was a man who bought Kit-e-Kat from our local beer-off. It was widely rumoured that he was eating it himself as a sort of fish paste substitute. Eventually, Mrs. Bancoft, the owner stopped selling it to him when she discovered he didn't own a cat!
  11. Love Mijas as well, Lizzie
  12. Thought I knew it. Could remember walking down a wide paved road to the bullring and admiring the statues. You’ve jogged my memory, Ann, That is, if we’re right!