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  1. This is a useful site, there is a free search available but best to sign up. Voucher prices start at £5. Details cost from £1.50 to £2.00 per. plot. https://www.deceasedonline.com Records for the following sites are currently available on Deceased Online: Rock aka Church Cemetery, opened 1850 Basford Cemetery, opened 1970 General Cemetery, opened 1838 High Wood Cemetery, opened 2006 Northern Cemetery (Bulwell), opened 1903 Southern Cemetery (Wilford Hill), opened 1919 Wilford Hill Crematorium, opened 1931 The records available comprise the following: Scans of the original registers (until the 1990's when replaced by computerised records, dates vary by site) Computerised register records (from the 1990's, dates vary by site) Grave details indicating all those buried within each grave Maps indicating the section of a cemetery where graves are located Maps for General Cemetery feature more details with the exact location of each grave Maps indicating scattering locations of ashes in the crematorium
  2. Saturday 23 December 1916 , Nottingham Evening Post A Christmas tree will be held in the Y.M.C.A. hut, opposite the Midland Railway Station, on Christmas Day, and gifts will be welcomed by the lady superintendent. ...
  3. A picture from 1950 Nottingham Evening Post Presentation at William Dixon & Co. Ltd Hounds Gate Nottingham (Ken Parr 2nd from right)
  4. Hello David Thank you so much for your contribution regarding John Auger Dixon. You must treasure that cricket ball, a wonderful heirloom, and bet that wedding dress was made of Nottingham Lace. I have your grandfather to thank for some great memories, for due to him and the connection to the Trent Bridge Ground, as young employees of Wm. Dixon we were sent, during working hours, to watch periods of play in a Test Match, for free! This was a great treat at a time when the working conditions can be described as a little Dickensian. There was a great interest in cricket in the company and annual matches were held against Meridian Ltd. on their Haydn Road ground. I will not repeat some of the history of William Dixon that I have previously outlined in this topic but would mention that I think he had seven children including John Auger, and the youngest of these was Charles Percy (b.1873 Grantham d.1939 Surrey). Now he, as your grandfather's brother, is another sportsman of whom you can be proud. As a tennis player he was a bronze medalist in the men's doubles at the 1908 Olympics and in the 1912 Olympics won three medals, gold in the mixed doubles, silver in men's singles and bronze in men's doubles. Referring to your mention of John's marriage in 1910 Nottm. Yes you have just made me aware that he would have been 49 and Maud Beatrice Hannington (b.1885 Radford d.1975 Cropwell Butler) only 25. Cricket in those days was the priority! In the 1901 census Maud is indeed listed as a tailoress. Anyway by then his father was, no doubt, in London and John was boss. I think there were only two children from this marriage, Maud b.1911 and Dorothy b.1915, please correct me if I am wrong. It was Maud who married Thomas Kenneth Parr (Ken Parr of Pork Farms) I won't go into much detail on the Pork Farms topic except to say details can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_Farms Noted previously Ken was chairman of Wm. Dixon when they closed about 1979. His father Thomas Christopher (1880-1940), was a pork butcher / merchant in Nottingham. Even after the takeovers and merges of Pork Farms over the years Ken Parr still took a keen interest in the food trade and I note that in 1990 he became a director of Elizabeth King Ltd. Feel sure they had a few shops in the Nottingham, they may have moved into some of the Pork Farm Shops who sold great sausage rolls. Readers will know. Memories! Thanks again to David
  5. Hello Magpie28 and thanks for your conribution to this thread. You started at Wm. Dixon about a couple of years before me. I well remember all the names you mention. Being in the knitwear dept. with Fred Thorpe, you were on the same floor as these other managers, perhaps you recall them?.... Peter Deacon (shirts), Reg Bell (socks), Doug Blackmore (fancy), Stephen Powell (underwear), Frank Spencer (ladies). Bob Morris and Sam Small were both directors in my time, as were Arthur Stone and Geoff Wooton (finance). You may well have joined when Miss Smith (Elsie) was still on the board of directors, she was daughter of a past chairman Robert Smith. He started with the company, then Dixon & Parker, at their Listergate shop, as an errand boy age 11 in 1889. It was he who was given the task of heading the development of wholesale and manufacture in Hounds Gate. By the early 1950s he was still there, but as chairman. You have prompted me into adding a little more of Dixon history, hope to add more at a later date. Well done I needed a nudge. As you say Happy Days.
  6. Hello tleaf, welcome. The photo of Leen Valley Jazzmen was posted by me, please feel free to use. I only know that the banjo player was Eric Smith, will try to contact him for details of other members. The Beatmen played at Nottingham YMCA quite often, they were indeed a pop group and if my memory is correct the lead singer was a girl!
  7. Can you pick anyone out in this old crowd photo? Taken at City Ground, could be cup winning year 1959, but think it is perhaps a few years later. The position of the shot was to the right of the old "Shippo's Ivor Thirst Score Board" on the side opposite the bench.
  8. piggy and babs ....... To help, would need full names and dates you have already found. Quite understand that you may not wish to publish the details on open forum. Don't know if there is a way round this?
  9. Glad it helped piggy & babs, (Dave has just added the Ilkeston deaths to his site). Hope you find date of birth for Annie, if not ask.
  10. Shippo's did have more transport than the Oss!
  11. This is part of an article that appeared in the Foden Motor Works News during the late 1950s - early 60s. It refers in part to Shipstone Horses and their use during the Great War (100 years - this year) I am sure there are many Nottingham Families that were touched by this dreadful war.
  12. Found these Wish that lorry had been a Foden not Leyland.
  13. Will see what I can find mick2me. Have permission for the Shippo Steamers etc. (some on Flickr) If you want them on here, please tell me where to put them !!
  14. Found this one among my old photos. Don't know when or where it was taken.