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  1. It's sad to see such a beautful buiilding being demolished.
  2. The book "Nottinghamshire Air Crashes" by David Needham has quite a bit of information on the 1944 Wellington crash if anyone is interested? It crashed on 12th August 1944 in Iremonger's Field alongside the railway line, Wilford Village. It includes some photos of the site today.
  3. The Chinese community do seem very underrepresented in adverts.
  4. I can no longer watch television adverts. It's wall to wall propaganda. I went to the cinema last week. The first three adverts featured massive black overrepresentation. I had to leave and sit in the lobby until the film began.
  5. Yes, that's the one i meant. Thanks.
  6. There has been a bungalow all boarded up for a long time on the junction of Porchester Road and Sandford Road. Someone told me someone was murdered there.
  7. I walked past the lodge this morning. It's really nice to see it being done up. Like The Engineer, I had just assumed it would be pulled down.
  8. This feels like the end of an era. I've always admired the DoE and it won't be the same now he has gone.
  9. Yep, but its the media stirring everything up, so he's picking the wrong target. I'm a monarchist, but I wish they'd all be quiet and go away.
  10. Have your say on the future of the Broadmarsh Centre area: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=160164065105
  11. The mob is now after the Bentinck memorial in Mansfield. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/petition-launched-protected-notts-memorial-4218503 God knows where this is going to end.
  12. I also got 'Look and Learn', or rather my mother made me get it to go with my favourite 'The Victor'. Look and Learn was very worthy but I did read it, though mainly because of a beautiful and colourful comic strip in it called 'The Trigan Empire'.
  13. I walked down Arnold Lane this morning. You can now see the first Pepperpot (Gedling side) standing in isolation now that all the trees and foliage have been cleared away. I hope they're not going to pull it down.
  14. I wonder if they have filled in the old railway tunnel. Does anyone know?
  15. The café can now do hot food again. The arboretum generally seems much tidier than it was a few months ago. The litter problem seems to have been tackled. (I hope these are not famous last words!)
  16. I hope to see your findings one day Rachael. I live locally and helped campaign to preserve the community centre.
  17. There are plans to demolish this old cinema. This would be a real shame as it's found a new use over the last year. https://www.gedlingeye.co.uk/top-stories/majestic-cinema-mapperley-facing-demolition/ Feel free to post an objection here: http://publicaccess.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P4YQSRLYMI800
  18. I was too knackered! It was a long way on my 11(?) year old legs and uphill on the way home.
  19. Just an aside. When I was a little boy, I found a five pound note on the road. Stupidly I told my mother. She made me take it to the police station on Cavendish Road. I walked down Westdale Lane, then down Cavendish Road. I handed it over to a bemused policeman, and trudged all the way home again to Mapperley. I should have just spent it.
  20. I despair. Democracy is being strangled by parliament.
  21. This is a shame. I've been going regularly and have really enjoyed it.
  22. My first car was a Vauxhall Nova. It was new, but it started to rust virtually straight away. This was late 1984.