benjamin1945

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  1. During the 2 days it was off,,i was amazed at some of the people i missed....... edit..........and not by others.......lol
  2. Back on after 2 days.........thought the end had come..................and thanks to those i messaged on FB.
  3. Actually happened,, car park Bulwell coop,,the lad then jumped in river Leen,,ruined all the battery's he'd nicked,,
  4. 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......
  5. 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,,
  6. 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...…...
  7. 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...…..
  8. 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...….
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Do some older ladies still sit at the Bar asking for 1/6...........and drinking Australian Wine.......plus wearing a chain around an Ankle ?
  12. I was amazed when a Barber moved into the ex Sally Army charity shop in Bulwell,,,,thought no its too big and they won't make it pay......but everytime i pass it its always busy.....Its good to hear of businesses moving into high streets and making it pay. Thinking about it,most of the new Barbers today seem to do a lot of shaving,,,with the sharp beards and tashes being very popular nowadays,,,and they do charge proper money for these........Its only old Pensioners like me that pay 4,5 or 6 pound,,hardly owt to take off. Always enjoyed my trip to the Barbers and the Banter that goes with it,,,i'm still useing Geezers in Bulwell main street,,went yesterday pensioner price gone up to £6,,,but the ladies are lovely ,so its worth it.................
  13. SORRY BK IT WAS ONLY 4...............ONE WAS MY OWN COMPANY.......and i employed over 100 people..........
  14. Kept a job down better than most BK..........5 Companys in 58 years.....
  15. Thanks for all that Trevor...............don't think its too late to change your user name,,,i'm sure one of the 'moderators' will sort for you,,,,you seem the sort of chap that will enjoy this Nottstalgia''' thing,,,...........all the best mate.............
  16. Still finding ''Sentimental old stuff''.....I had forgot about,,,...... Photo's,,Letters,,records,,Books and CD's,,,.....went looking in second hand stores yesterday,,,needed another book case,which i found plus a Drinks cabinet i didnt need,,but looked so nice at a good price,,and a couple of lovely small wooden stools. Anyway spent a couple of hours finding homes for me new bits of furniture,,,,then adding things to put in/on them.Among the books that turned up were,,one entitled ''The counties of Britain'' a Tudor Atlas by John Speed.....i love geography,,and this book i purchased a few years ago at the British Library'' in London,,,fascinating looking at the lay of our land in Tudor times and how our old spellings have evolved. Whilst re-arranging the lounge and its furniture played one of the CDs that turned up,,,'''Hot Chocolate'' ''Every 1''S a winner Baby''' and ''You Sexy thing''..........unbeatable music from the late great ''Errol Brown''.........Wife still away,,,so made myself useful sorting all this Clobber,,,hope she likes what ive done
  17. LOL................NO Loppy........this was a bloke,,,,,,,,,,he hit me with his head,,,got Photographic evidence that time,,showed our Jill it some time ago,,,,,
  18. Mansfield road just as far as Forest road has over the years been just about the busiest road for retail business in Nottingham.........and continuing Northwards its been the home of even more,,stretching as far as Daybrook. Over the years ive worked on the road at several establishments....... 1/ Farrands.........corner of Fulforth st,,l learned my limited knowledge of the Wine trade there from mr Jock Brown... 2/ Northern Dairies,,......retail,part of Farrands,,allegedly Haunted,,,ive mentioned elsewhere.. 3/Farrands.....Carrington.......famous in its day for their Ground Coffee,,used to sprinkle coffee on shop floor,,gave it sumat special 4/ Coop......Carrington .....think still there,, caught a shoplifter there with a Prime Minister's name 5/Marsdens....Sherwood.....was next door to the Bus depot,,,Managed by one of the nicest men i ever worked with Sid Howard,ex Chindit,, 6/Farrands........Sherwood....opposite what was Fine Fare,, 7/Thrifty..........Sherwood,,re launched from the Farrands above,, 8/ Coop........Sherwood.........think still there,,,got a black eye one night there,, 9/ Farrands......Daybrook.....relief managed the shop for a week.....circa 1963,, 10/ Marsdens....Daybrook/Redhill...........very tiny store..... For a single road,,,it certainly did have everything,,,well it did for me anyway.............Mostly i was there in the 60s,,,,and have great memories of co workers at most of the stores...............
  19. Welcome Trevor,,,type in waxing lyrical,,cos i like how you do it,,
  20. Some Nostalgic pictures there,,,throughout my life have had lots of times and events along its Course thru a large part of Notts,,,,,, Fished it,,, Paddled it,, Skated on it Walked my dog along its banks,, ditto my girlfriends,, Nearly drowned in it,, Rafted along it,, Lived by its side,, Waded across,,after Scrumping,,,..................i could go on..........
  21. Hope you have a nice day Col.................................