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Everything posted by benjamin1945

  1. back in the 60s when thursday was half day closing i played football for Notts Corinthians run by Redmayne and Todds,we played our home matches on the Embankment,i remember a few of the other teams like,City Police,county police,Forest colts can any of you recall the others cos iam blowed if i can
  2. Thought so,last time i went there it had turned into a Lap dancing venue,and the owner was a Russian or Polish woman who informed me,YES I OWN THIS SH.. HOLE,made me laugh,bless her,
  3. wasnt there a Spread Eagle on Alfreton rd ?
  4. not bad team Ashley did they win owt/?
  5. FOREST FAN since my uncle John took me to the City Ground about 1950 for a friendly against CLYDE. My best xi would be ( in the old formation ) Shilton,Anderson,Mcdonold,Whitefoot,Mckinley,Burkitt,Dwight,Bailey,Baker,Wignall,Moore.
  6. i was a floorwalker at coop house during the 90s and have wonderful memories of it especially the staff and some offenders,in particular one old lady in her 70s who stole ladies coats at £40 a time,one day i saw her take a coat and exit the store,didnt enjoy stopping old ladies but couldnt just let her take it.anyway she was most indignant at me stopping her and under protest returned into the store with me,she wouldnt cooperate with me,refused to open her bag or give me her name.i even made her a cup of tea while trying to placate her,she was having none of it and in the end i had to call the
  7. It could have been me,went passed Pretty Windows at midnite in a taxi on the night of the murder,but it wernt honest
  8. Bulwell common we called it Devils hump,and old bestwood est,the Bankings between Raymede and Leybourne drive
  9. there was a Siddons car sales in the 80s on Northgate New Basford,bought a 2 seater yellow Capri there,wife was not impressed
  10. East Yorkshire driving school,Friar lane,Nottm,1964,16 lessons,instructor named Keith,passed ist time,car was Triumph Herald
  11. back in the 50s all schools football was played on sat.mornings,kicking off mostly at 10 am,i plyed for Henry Whipple then Padstow and remember catching the bus to different school grounds,we played local Derbys in Bulwell against,St.Marys,Rufford,Springfield,Highbury and Bonnington,and travelled to foriegn parts to play haydn rd,Claremont,Huntingdon st,Berridge,William Sharpe,Players,Cottesmore,Whitemore, dont think they play sat.mornings now,could be wrong,thinking back we took the Teachers for granted who gave of their time,had some brilliant ones,H.L.taylor,mr Barnes,mr Harris,mr walker,m
  12. it certainly was,on at 1pm mon to friday
  13. ah yes, Lunch box,noele Gordon and dont forget the Gerry Allen Trio,
  14. had one in 2003 ,i was walking the hills in staffs miles from anywhere,luck saved me,i used to go every wed.and never took my phone for some reason Donna my wife insisted i take it that day, just managed a 999 and they found me in time took me to hospital in Stoke,there for week.and never looked back,used to be a bit of a drinker,not now except on special occasions,luckiely no scarring didnt need stents,then got other aint a bed of Roses,you be ok CAFTAN and as the nottm saying goes,dont let the Bastards grind you down,
  15. sorry that was meant for bilbra born,but all others welcome if it rings a bell
  16. i am from a railway family,both Grandads Shunters and wheeltappers Annesley ,Dad shunter and guard,i did 6 months as a Van Lad Midland Station 1960 on leaving school,Grandad was Secretary of the NUR Bulwell branch,plus i was Barman at BRSA Bestwood rd Bulwell circa 1963,does anything resonate with you?
  17. i know u will think iam tick thick but how do i i post I LIKE? TICK
  18. yes Henry Newton,year older than me,played with him at city boys trials,he was exceptional a wing half,he went on to play for FOREST AND EVERTON,AND I THINK ENGLAND UNDER 23S
  19. thanks Andy,i was only joking mate,i know you started it,and me and the wife laughed our heads off when i found it,i am certain it will help,so thanks again.
  20. ay up bilbraborn,bet i know you,obviously ex railway was you Derby or NOTTM?