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  1. Yes - I think I remember Frances - I seem to think she was a friend or in the same class as my wife, Michelle Green 5/6/48 - 8/4/09. We were all a big community that used to go to St Faiths on Thursday and Saturday nights, Katy Gay and Linda Davenport are names that stir memories roundabout that time.
  2. I went to the General twice. Once to have my tonsils out and I too remember the ice cream and jelly.The second time with work, shortly before the tower was demolished and out of morbid curiosity we all went upto the theatres near the top and I remember seeing green Formica everywhere. ( green lessens the visual impact of red if you want to know ).
  3. ...and when you get to the top, a timber framed restaurant called Severn's which was relocated onto Castle gate when Broadmarsh started. I once ate there, shortly before it closed, so I make that about 52 - 53 years ago.
  4. I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned the palace of Victorian plumbing, ceramic and glass which served the Embankment and lost when the Town Arms AKA The Riverbank extended. I seem to remember long rows of polished brass and white porcelain. Outside was an important bus stop and waiting area where the trolley bus turned round to go back into Nottingham.
  5. Thanks Cliff ton for a quick reply. Wow - that's the spot exactly and that's the offie! Photo taken 5 yards from my wife's ( g/f then ) front door right behind the photographer. Carry on up the road and there was the barbers half way up....' anything for the weekend sir ?...' Sammy Perkins lived across the road. I did my courting for at least 5 - 6 years walking down that street before they were rehoused on the new Crescent and many a time, I had to sprint up there to get my last bus home on London Rd opposite Ryehill St. It all floods back.... the scullery kitchen one step down from th
  6. That's a great picture and less blurred than my memory. If I remember correctly, the petrol pumps were in front of the hoarding, and carrying on up Arkwright St on the same side, I remember Pete's chippie,a pram shop ( and then Horsburgh's outfitters and carpets ? ) Was that Kirkby St just going out of the picture at the top, and the trees on Arkwright St were the Church? .....and perhaps the New Bridge PH where the white building is bottom left. Great days and happy times.
  7. Corner shops - they were on every street corner in my day. My lady lived in a terrace house on Kirkby Street in the Meadows and close by there were two corner shops where Bunbury St joined it, about half way down. One was the Offie where I'd go to fetch the father in law a bottle of Shipstones Brown. That would be about 50 years ago by my reckoning. I remember going in there - on the counter they had a copper spillage tray with a lid full of holes for 'dispensing' draught ales ( if you took your own bottle ), and I remember the guy holding his hand out for the money and he had 'Thankyou' tat
  8. BryanC


    I'm a bit late coming to this party, but Yes, I remember the parties in the 60's. Our 'gang' always met up in the Bell back room most Saturday nights, and inevitably the word went round that a party was planned on....the one I remember especially was on Forest Road, so nearing closing time we used to get tooled up from the Yates' offie on Market Street and set off loaded with bottles of Australian White, 7/6d a bottle, or Party 7's which we knick-named 'depth charges' for obvious reasons. You soon found the house listening out for the loud music and people hanging out of upstairs windows and e
  9. Sad News indeed. I told my mate in Oz who was in the group scene at that time and he mentioned this website for memories. Apologies if you already know it but it brought back memories for me including the picture of Jack Bentalls music shop next to the Theatre Royal. Enjoy. Stay Cool...and keep rocking.
  10. Gonna throw two in here : St Patricks Community Centre behind Sam Ward's garage on London Road. As a young architect aged 18, I helped design it, saw it built and then knocked down again. Traces of the quarry tile floor were still visible when I last looked. Severn's restaurant, now the Lace museum. Was taken for a meal when it stood at the top of Drury Hill ( thanks for those photos, I could even smell the atmosphere when saw them ), and technically I suppose it was demolished but re-erected by the Castle now. Great days......
  11. Anybody mention 'The Chequered Flag'. I have a feeling it was the usual sliding glass doors car showroom which were replaced by the Hong Kong restaurant. As a lad, I parked my Carlton racing bike ( bought from Andy Bones of course ) against the wall, pressed my nose against the glass and looked at the TR3s and Austin Healeys. You needed string backed driving gloves and a flat hat to go in there.
  12. Wow - those are quick replies, This is a lively forum. No, I was a little squit in those days, not really close in the circles we are talking about, and we are talking 50 years ago. My memory cells have seen too many beef burgers to be sure about the Goldie but the Manx made an impression on me. B.
  13. I'll add my three pen'th to the Aces boys memories. It took 45 years before I got my bike licence, but I loved those old machines that turned up at Santa Fe youth club. I'm going back to '63 or thereabouts. I suppose Kingstons was the place to shop near Broad Marsh. I remember a little guy called Kenny who rode a 500cc Gold Star but in a short space of time he swapped to a road going Manx Norton racer. I still remember him rocking side to side to get his toes down cos the bike was too big for him, but what a great noise. I also remember 'Pete' who took me on the back of his 1000cc Vincent R
  14. BryanC

    St. Faiths

    Yep - I stand corrected. It was called Santa Fe but I don't remember the steps, it was just one big black corrugated iron shed. I think the DJ was the only guy who was half a level up. Twin record decks too. Obviously it was St Faiths next door where I tied the knot. Was it the youth club on Thursday and Saturday nights ? I brought my Bread and Lard mates down and many a romance began there. The nice ladies went to Trent Bridge Girls school. Katie Gay from off Woolmer Road and Linda Davenport from off the Crescent, I wonder if they are reading this ?. Oh happy days. I certainly didn't go t
  15. Anybody remember St Faiths Youth Club round about 1963. Fantastic sound system and dancing around handbags. Gene Pitney, Everlys, Elvis and all the rest. I met my dear beloved from Kirkby St. there and married next door 9 years later. ...and the motorbikes racing up past the bus garages to Trent Bridge. An era, Don't get me started. Andy Bones Chequered Flag The New Bridge Inn and Godfrey Winn on the radio saying ' Crocus Street, the Meadows - what a delightful address !' B.