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  1. DavidA

    Arboretum Improvements.

    This is a shame. I've been going regularly and have really enjoyed it.
  2. DavidA

    What was your first car?

    My first car was a Vauxhall Nova. It was new, but it started to rust virtually straight away. This was late 1984.
  3. My band consists of a clarinetist, a guitarist, and a drummer. The others seem to have run off to New Orleans.
  4. I have the Robertson's Golly jazz band. Not sure where they are at the moment though.
  5. DavidA

    The Old Market Square

    Can anyone remember a submarine in the Market Square? If it wasn't a dream, it must have been in the early 1970's. I got to look through the periscope at the buildings outside.
  6. Thanks. There is a lot of knowledge here on Nottstalgia (not much from me I should add). I hove to read stuff on here.
  7. No... I'm too young... and have a bad memory at the best of times! If the houses are on Chaucer Street, could it be the Patrick Spiritual Church shown on the detailed map last Thursday? On the far right of those houses I can see the tower of the factory on Talbot Street,
  8. Sorry. I'm a bit lost! Is that St Andrew's Church to the left of the houses?
  9. They are good, thanks. I was christened there. It still looks much the same.
  10. I'd love to see more photos Ian. I must look into Britain From Above too.
  11. Thanks. Where do you get these maps, this is a great one. They do look like houses and they must have been accessed from Belgrave Square. The younger me must have been looking over the cleared land once the houses had been pulled down.
  12. Does anyone know what the buildings behind the Presbyterian Church facing onto Belgrave Square are?They look like houses. When I was a boy I remember peering over the wall behind the church on Belgrave Square - which by then was the church carpark - at a rubble strewn wasteland with what looked like an old factory behind it. This must have been the mid 70's.
  13. I was always pleased to see Wimpy still surviving in the Broadmarsh Centre. No longer! It closes on Saturday. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/wimpy-broadmarsh-centre-closing-2387343
  14. DavidA

    Drones at Gatwick

    Now that we have shown how much publicity and disruption can be caused by a drone, this could well happen again. Every idiot will be at it, and terrorists will be rubbing their hands together in excitement. We seems to be totally pathetic, and unable to do anything in this country.
  15. I'm later, 1964 to 1971. The little girls (3 of them) lived in a big white house facing onto Breck Hill. They may have been called Wheelhouse. It did have a fairly steep drive... and the garden was at the front, a lawn with bushes screening them from Breck Hill. It's funny how much you can remember when you actually think about it! Going up Breck Hill, there was scrub land on the left and on the right clay pits which I played in several years after we'd moved to Mapperley. The scrub land is all houses now, and the clay pits are playing fields.