benjamin1945

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    World History...Nice clothes..Music...Dance.....and generally Waxing Lyrical.......about my Days as a 'Granville'' at Marsdens.........

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  1. Did a bit of shopping in Bulwell this morning........long time since ive seen it so busy....even the free parking was difficult to find a spot........ It is certainly getting very Cosmopolitan...........and they seem to be blending in with the Bulwell friendliness.........Like everywhere there are lots of Barbers and i keep going to different ones just out of interest........This morning i went to a different one Turkish or Kurdish not sure ......Asked him for a Tony Curtis.....but he didnt have one...so settled for a number one....There were 3 of them and all busy but ve
  2. Wife has her operation today on her foot........so i could be doing all the house-work and shopping for a while......hopefully she'll be home tonight.with a Limp probably..........ive bought her Flowers and chocolate to help her speedy recovery...........romantic thing that i am....
  3. Including my family's local and mine for meeting all my old football pals thru the 60s...the Park Tavern...and next door used to be a little cottage where Dad was born in 1923............that little area is full of lovely memories and people i can still see in my '"Minds Eye''...Sentimental or what...........
  4. Thats the chip shop that back in the 50s........Mam and Dad used after Pictures at the Vernon and as a kid i used all the time......it was called 'Marlow's.............opposite is St Aidans church where most of my family got married including Mam and Dad in the 40s...........
  5. I remember the fire....i stood across the road........so yes it was my Mam's workplace.......
  6. I wonder if the Pearsons my mother worked for in the 50s....was part of the same company......she was a Machinist at the SOUTHWARK street Old Basford.premises.......i know it was a Lace factory..........
  7. could have been me crossing Maid Marian Way in 1964....ran straight into Judy....she wasn't best pleased....told me i was a twerp or summat like that.....at least she spoke to me ........
  8. How things have changed.............imagine a 6 year old treking with just other kids doing that today.....and being Politcal enough to 'boo'...The great 'Churchill''......think as daft as it sounds we understood a little too..........
  9. First General election i recall was 1951..........Bestwood and Bulwell were very working class....and i recall the Conservatives (Winston Churchill).........getting back in power..........i was only 6 but along with probably 50 other kids..remember walking along Leybourne drive behind a Labour Van which was reminding people to Vote.........A house on Leybourne at the top of Hove road was sporting a large Picture of Winston...this was very rare for Bestwood and was met with much 'Booing'....The occupant was a Manager where my mother worked at Pearsons lace factory in Basford.......funny how i
  10. December back in 63..........Upstairs of the Bodega.....first laid eyes on my 'Millie Small'' lookalike..... Drink Duck? go on then What you like? Babycham please.. Two Cherries? Go on then........ You like a dance? They don't dance in here.......... Bet you can if i ask nicely..... Your Cheeky............ I did and we did............and 'Oh what a night''......lasted about 3 years........
  11. Same here Kev..........even starting work at 15 in retail.....everyone was addressed by their surname.(bit like 'ARE YOU BEING SERVED)... ........ football and cricket clubs i played for at school and thru my Teenage years ...it was always surnames.....which somehow i respected more...
  12. Odd how names change in such a short time.....you were more or less a decade after my school days Jill.....and none of the names you mention were in my class.........i do remember em all and i dont think there was two the same.........just one Barry...Trever...Malcolm...Brian...Paul....Geoff....Stan...Tony...Peter...Jimmy...Alan..Keith..Joe..Harry Charley...Same with the Girls....Val...Dolly...Anne...Beryl...Marilyn...Diane...Marian...Anita...Lesley...Carol...Julie...June...Sandra I could go on, but it just goes to show we were more individualistic...lol
  13. Got me feeling Nostalgic now OZ..........Easy to do with me.....sometimes wish i wasn't so sentimental.....love scenes like that...... Find it too touching often........especially when i pass places from my childhood..............'Softee'' that i am........
  14. Yes Lizzie good fight,,,,,,,im waiting to hear from my son who used to Spar with Fury...when they both lived next to each other in Caravans up in Yorkshire somewhere...........He's been working alongside them in Saudi..... He also frequents Rwanda..and could be back there soon.....politics permitting...lol...... I'll ask him if he knows Scott Farrell.......he probably does....
  15. Felt so relaxed.......this morning...just 'Titivating' in the Garden.......some lovely wild flowers (in flower) have found their way and joined my potted plants... Nature is so wonderful........