benjamin1945

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  1. Growing up in the 50s on Bestwood estate most people had a dog,,,it was let out in the morning met its mates and off they went for the day.....they roamed the streets in Pacts,,but seemed quite happy,,never saw a lead...They were like the humans of the day really,,,went for a walk with friends,,found somewhere nice to eat....did a bit of ''Courting''' then home afore 10 oclock osses came''... Remember my first Dog ''Rex'' 1 was about 4 and he followed me everywhere.....sadly the first traumatic thing i saw,,i was on my 3 wheeled bike and 'Rex' decided to chase a 28 bus on Andover road,,a dry cleaning van ran straight over him,,to me i'm sure it was deliberate,,,that scene has stayed with me all my life,,, My Dad put poor 'Rex' i a sack and buried him on our large Garden,,,My next Dog was Floss,,a black and white Spaniel,,had her when i was 7 and she lived till i was 22..........loved her like a sister,,,i buried her on the same garden as 'Rex'
  2. Nice to see you posting Carnie...hope you ok mi duck......ive been struggling a bit lately with me Larry'' plus ingrower'' playing me up,,hardly been out.....Our Jill always gets me going though,,,cheeky ,''but i like it''........wish i'd shared a 'Parkie' with you back in the day,, You sure i did'nt.....lol
  3. Brilliant our Jill......you make my day.......X
  4. LOL.........lola,,,,yes she really did work at Netherfield Marsdens,,,can still picture her on an old fashioned phone (sit up and beg type) with her sexy deep voice,,,,ahh '''She could have been a showgirl''''.............
  5. Lola worked there before going back to Marsdens in Netherfield,,,missed her at lunch-time Locarno only a Tanner ya know !!!
  6. Always enjoyed Hockley and the places just off it...... The Nelson......guaranteed a fight in the 60s.(If thats what you wanted) ...sat under a table one night with Wendy and a Babycham while the place erupted..... Old Angel.....Two Uncles from Kemps Cottages were in their fishing club,,,took me on the bus with em to matches,,mostly sick... Coop Arts centre....youth club,Pathfinders football,,,snog on the fire escape Maurices,,mens clothes shop,,always had a stylish bargain,,60s.. Posh drink in me suit,,,at the hotel ''The George'' where Liz Taylor and Richard Burton stayed,,,i took Beryl... Indian Restaurant bottom of Hockley,,sat with Steve Bunce (boxing journalist) had nice chat.... Even today Hockley area has different shops,,, and arty farty coffee places,,,love em.... Nearly forgot it also had a Woolworths.... I believe it was/is what makes good old Nottingham a bit different.......
  7. Why use Derbyshire for answers Mary and Albert,,
  8. Unloading Lorry load of ''Wow''' dog food in Long Eaton with Woody''
  9. Cat share sounds ok Jill............i'll put it to him/her next time we chatting on the garden,,,
  10. Sculleries ended in 1997........when my Grandma passed away aged 99........
  11. Morning Ben,, Yes its nice here Can i move in? Love you to move in,,but you ok where you are,,and i dont want you to upset your owner,,,(3 doors away) so be a good Cat.... conversation,,early this morning sat on my Garden.....
  12. Lovely picture it is too Jill..............I had a photo i had taken myself of our 3 cats in the 80s sharing their food with two Foxes on our Garden.....love to find it.....
  13. Never thought i'd get used to not wearing a Tie.......but being a Laryngetomee it would not be wise,,,must admit after two years don't miss them,,,and enjoy all the different Neckerchiefs,,which i wear all the time,,,got one on now as i type this....It covers my 'Stoma' and Button for speaking....i am vain (vane)? and enjoy the look on peoples face when i speak,,sounds very much like my old voice but deeper......amazing what we get used to,,,
  14. Please remember,,if its a nottingham Quiz..............use notts places.....
  15. Thats right Phil..............then cycled down to Balderton to deliver Mrs Petigrew's grocerys...........
  16. I was down the Cellar BK.....Separating Fore Hocks from the shoulders of Sides of Bacon.....
  17. Ey up WB,,,,, Good job i'm Crap at Welding and now TT......LOL........Really miss my travels. Love to visit one of my favourite places again,,,thanks for the reply,,,take care Mate.....
  18. Not had holiday for over two years now due to the health thing,,,and 13years since i visited the IOM ,,,Still many reasons not to visit Spain.....so IOM may be my next holiday eventually,,whats the restrictions like over there now WB?
  19. Pretty sure it was a Tremor at Bestwood pit,
  20. That was a true story with me Margie (almost)....about1957 i was at Padstow school on the second floor having an ''Art''' lesson,,,when we had a large Tremor,,,the teacher told us not to Panic........then was first down the stairs lol,, anyone else recall that Tremor?
  21. Batting in the back streets of Delhi.......................
  22. I worked for ABGibson of Daybrooke out of their Peterborough depot,,,and spent a lot of time in Norfolk canvassing for their VG Franchise,,,finished up with some business all the way round the Norfolk coast from Kings Lynn to GT Yarmouth,,dealt with some Wavy Line stores of which there was one in Wells,,can't recall the owners name,,, Loved my time in Norfolk,,on and off 20 years,,,and dealt with some great characters who i became good friends with ,,
  23. Yes thats the place,,he did have a bungalow there,,,,trying to remember where in Norfolk his shop was,,South of Norwich,but long time ago.........
  24. About the same time i lodged in Norwich and sometimes stayed at the Maids Head Hotel,,,,on TV at the moment which reminded me of it,,some of the cast from 'Tales of the unexpected'' also stayed there,,,i remember seeing Derik Jacobi at breakfast,,