benjamin1945

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    Old Grocery shopping at Marsdens,,Farrands,,Vernons,,,History of Nottingham,,,Bestwood and Bulwell....lover of nice clothes...and making Mature Ladies Titter.....

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  1. I know what you mean Jill..........don't know whether to carry on with my little mission..........
  2. Think thats what Alpha meant Margie.......... Went to find the Marsdens that used to on the corner of Northgate and Gawthorne st............sadly demolished...in fact the whole area was a mess......few terraced streets remain.....surrounded by bits of neglected industry....in the 60s it was full of terraced streets and happy looking people.....very depressing now with miserable looking folk.....
  3. Had a couple of hours seeking out my old Marsdens shops this morning.........left me realising that the world we once knew back in the 60s was far nicer than todays... Dirty streets... Whole areas just a mess... Dirty shops with poorly dressed Assistants (owners) When they were Marsdens......the staff wore clean white coats and Aprons......customers were Addressed as SIr or Madam.....today went in the ex Marsdens...and was shocked by the overall standards of Dress..speech and general cleanliness..... One chap..i took to be the owner was wearing a dirty overcoat and sat
  4. Commercial road Beekay.......youre right with the butchers and Pub.......but the Penguin Cafe was a bit further back.......... Great pictures of Marsdens with the sign.......starting to think Marsdens was much older than i thought......thanks Stuart........
  5. Took these pic's the other day.........relief Managed this store when i was 17. for about a month.....it was a Vernons self service in 1962.......it was converted from being a Marsdens ....very small and didnt last long...on Derbyshire lane Hucknall..
  6. Marsdens way back in the 50s stood here.......there are lots of photos of Bulwell showing the Marsdens sign on the big wall ....i worked there as relief when i was 16 or 17..........I had learned how to bone and roll and then display the bacon whilst at the Andover road shop........learnt the till operation and how to ring in 1/10pence halfpenny using many fingers and my mental arithmetic was excellent....so i was well thought of....and being willing to travel was just what the company wanted........... The Manager in 1961-62 was Jack Pinder a lovely Bulwell chap who took me under his win
  7. Did it once.......with Ladies Darts team from Arnold.........long ago...in Majorca...
  8. Funny you should say that Jill..........been trying not to mention the girls from way back.......but i'll have to capitulate.....this morning in Hucknall couldnt help but remember.....Dorothy and Val............Dot's Dad wanted to know what i was doing under the kitchen sink behind a curtain...late one night......
  9. My mission for collecting photos of today where once there was a Marsdens/Farrands or Vernons (all the same company) where i worked in the 60s......continues apace.........now have 3 in Bulwell and two in Hucknall to add.........won't bore you with putting em all on at the same time.........try not to get too excited in anticipation.......lol
  10. Must dig my ''Little Red Book'' out............. She was more than a ''One night Stand''.........
  11. Good memories there Col..........the people that had the Paper shop before 'Westbrook' were named ;Parsons........and the chap who owned the''Hardware shop ''was Jim Conduit'...... Being there yesterday with my happy memories also made me feel very sad...thinking about all the folk i knew...who have now gone.......remembering gives 'Funny' emotions.........