benjamin1945

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    Old Grocery shopping,,,,Spain,,,Bulwell and Bestwood,

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  1. Thats the one Phil......lol,,..............Run by Chrissie,,,who later ran one on Carlton road,, again with Topless Barmaids..........she offered my Mrs a job,,£11 per hour,,,nearly 40 years ago,,,Mrs turned it down,, i was gutted......... EDIT YES Blacks rings a bell.
  2. Another Nottingham street that holds so many memories for me,,,and i'm sure many more of you,,, Visited the Police station a few times,,in the course of work........Purchased a few items from the Camping shop in years gone by,,was it called ''Camp and Sports'' ?..........One of my sons who had over 100 pro boxing fights......and started at the YMCA....Also my company did some Security work at the Uni premises on the street for Radford boys boxing club........First time i really noticed immigrants in Nottingham,,when i worked as a Van Boy for British rail for a few months on leaving school in 1960,,they lived on Shakespeare Villa's,,......knew a couple of the Topless Barmaids quite well,,when the Pub was active ,,,forgot its name,,?..........last but not least got Wed down there,,,twice! once in the Gold room and once in the Red.......been busy down that street'''
  3. I am sure that back in the late 60s........that was a car wash........
  4. During the 2 days it was off,,i was amazed at some of the people i missed....... edit..........and not by others.......lol
  5. Back on after 2 days.........thought the end had come..................and thanks to those i messaged on FB.
  6. Actually happened,, car park Bulwell coop,,the lad then jumped in river Leen,,ruined all the battery's he'd nicked,,
  7. Trip into Bulwell this morning,,,considering it was Market day' it was very quiet,,,only about 4 Stalls working,,,cold weather perhaps?.....never used to make any difference. Went in Tesco,,fancied some 'Pyclets' couldn't find any,,,came out with a pair of ''Skinny Jeans'''.........Bumped into an old school mate,,,who cheered me up ,,telling me about a couple of old football mates,who had hung their Boots up for the last time....,,got cheered up though,when my next 'Bump into'' was a girl from my year at school,,,to me she still looked the same,,,,and still turned me down......
  8. Was there that day,,think i was on my way to school at lunchtime,,ran down to where andover and southglade met opposite bulwell common,, remember the smoke rising,,EDIT. Just noticed said all this before,,sorry,,
  9. HE/SHE can make a citizens arrest same as anyone else......What you must be absolutely careful of is not making a wrongful arrest.,,,this could lead to your own arrest and taken to court possibly costing you £thousands,,,you must see,,,the offender,...Approach,,Select,,Conceal,,and leave the premises without payment,,,then all kinds of things can go wrong when it comes to detaining the suspect.....minimun use of force etc...…...
  10. Is the Coop still going in your place Jill (utopia)?...….worked there a few times,,,it was always good for 2 or 3 every visit...…..
  11. Its become after more than 40years almost second sense,,,(it was Kirkby this morning Jill) in the case of this old chap it was eye contact,,he was looking to see if anyone was looking...….I really do miss it. Anyone can spot the obvious ie..Phil's description,,,but there are so many ways they stand out to the trained eye......The way they hold their basket,,keep touching the item they intend nicking,,talk to everybody,,bag on arm,with handles far apart,, I could go on...….
  12. Just back from my local Morrisons...…...Can't help it,,but I still spot shoplifting taking place...….Today it was a chap aged about 80 pushing a Trolley and filling his coat pockets with Chocolate. If I ever make a comeback I would treat this old chap in the way I used to treat most Pensioners,,,and just tell him....'''you been spotted mate,,,put em back''...…..99.9% of the time it worked,,when it didn't it was usually funny ,,,,IE.....The Pensioner telling me ''why don't you get a proper job'''...….I really miss it...…...Not many times when shopping do I not spot one.
  13. Nowt up with Top Valley......i'm ex old Bestwood estate,,,and Top Valley was built on what we used to call 7 fields,,,that being the 7 fields between Old Bestwood and Bestwood Pit village,,,twas our cross country run from the old Padstow school.