benjamin1945

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  1. I shan't be taking anymore Girlfriends ''UP THE CASTLE'' sad to say.......
  2. Can't begin to work out how many relatives i have...especially just in Bulwell..........must be near on 200.......probably walk past many of them without knowing.........All began when Grandad ..William Jackson wooed Mary Musgrave (Grandma) about 1910..........
  3. Hello Clair,,your Dad was my cousin then,,Doris being my mams sister,,big family the Jacksons,,so are the booths,,
  4. Forgot all about 'Sandy Nelson'' until i saw 'Willow's'' offering above........... Then remembered this one.from 1959............Wonder if 'Locarno' named their tuesday nights after this........
  5. Sorry about your problem Jonab...wishing you all the best mate...
  6. On that corner where the ice cream shop you mention Jill......believe it or not became a Fine Fare........smallest one i ever saw.........
  7. I reckon 1930s..............where there is a space near the left arrow is.......there was a Vernons store.in the 60s....and think in the 50s it was a Marsdens.........
  8. Lovely bit of film..........our fair City a much nicer place back then.......the 'Square' was beautiful...needs putting back the way it was......... Loved seeing the contrasts between the 'Snobs' in red coats on horseback and the poor buggers coming home from the 'Bowels' of the earth....... At least most of us on here have memories of those far off happy days...when to my mind going into town was an absolute pleasure....
  9. Love to be here.........enjoying early morning coffee and background music......... Ahh maybe soon........ Beats even Bulwell
  10. Been going in there a few weeks now catfan,, and agree,, excellent coffee and service,,nice to see Bulwell going forward,,
  11. Both the wife and myself been for ''Eye test'' this morning at 'Vision Express'' Tesco Top Valley.......both need new 'Specs'' Iv;e gone for the 'Michael Caine'' look''',,,it just covers the large bags under each eye...''Not a lot of people know that''
  12. Ditto to that Jill............hope Loppy's ok... BK........Ref..Syd and Babs...loving life such a pleasure having them......since letting em out can't keep them in....even want to go out all night.....Syd is the real cheeky one...goes on every neighbours garden......one lady neighbour asked me to have a word with him.....lol....
  13. Had a lovely day in the Garden........which is looking good... Large lawn trimmed.......i didnt do it..only got a flymo so local man with petrol mower sorts it when needed.......... I can't dig anymore...so all my plants are in Pots...of which i now have nearly a hundred.......love moving em about...for different effect...looks like another garden when ive finished.. Syd and Babs always inspect when ive finished...and usually give approval by giving each Pot the once over...before having a good roll on the Lawn..(they are Cats btw) Not quite the country ga
  14. All the best Colly......i know the feeling when your'e told the news...mine was 7 years ago.......
  15. Why not BK? Your'e nearer to France than Nottingham anyway....
  16. Just for you Willow..........great last year at school in 59...nice lilt to it........ ''Gonna grab my girl and runaway''
  17. UP very early..Washed last nights Pots...Put the Garden furniture out in the early morning Sunshine....Cooked and ate a great breakfast.....Gardener now doing my Lawn........ Going to Podiatrist this morning ..feel good now,, but will feel like Dancing like Mr Walken.. when i get back.......
  18. Very nice day today.......3 sons and one Grandaughter here for dinner..which was taken on the Garden.......Two sons just back from the South coast where they had been working...and regaled me with their exploits....made me jealous.... Grandaughter (21) off to Greece later in the week for an holiday before joining the RAF.........The other son told me his future plans..which involves buying a boat and sailing off to destinations unknown........all have so many plans and all are single...so the world is their Oyster.......lovely to have em all together........well nearly all of
  19. Lovely morning......Cats are jumping.....and the living is easy...enjoy this beautiful day......
  20. I know it won't happen now and i know the Bar is fiction.......but if ever i had gone Stateside'' i would have loved to have sat and had a smoke and a drink at this Bar.........
  21. Love a Doctor with a sense of humour..........been suffering with bad 'Stomach pains'' lately first thing in the morning...had a telephone consultation yesterday...the Doc prescribed massaging 'Nurofen gel' 3 times a day..and don't be doing the 'Paso Doble' for a while......lol
  22. I did say ''not a dance venue'' Brew...........but Sunday nights were very quiet and the Barman agreed for us to move a few tables..and what with the 'Low lights' it was perfect.......would have been too busy for anyone to Dance Saturday nights...
  23. . Great memories of this song.........Bodega.. sunday nights about 63/64.....Not really a dance venue back then...however Sunday nights had only a few customers.......and with the right Barman we pushed a few tables back and with right music on the Juke Box plus the right Girls from Carlton...(Trina and Maggie) me and my mate Keith (Columbo) we were in heaven........just loved the old 'Bodega''
  24. What a night...... What a Lady.... What a Year........i was 18 and loving every day of my life........in 63....the Travel......the music....and of course the Girls......
  25. Ey up James.......i worked in Security for the Coop from mid 90s so probably after your time.......We had an office in Broad Marsh and a main one at the back of Parliament street near the steps of the staff entrance.... Last saw Ted Perfect at a coop house reunion about 2010......you may remember the security supervisor June Radford...a real character.......did many Store Detective duties with her....she was 4ft 10in and fearless...now sadly Passed....