benjamin1945

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  1. What a lovely lot you are,,,thank you for all your kind words...........getting ready to go into Bulwell...and you've made me put 'Anusol' on me Dentures instead of 'Polygrip''........lol
  2. Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in so many ways that i never imagined.....the last two years i have changed from very outgoing to very insular.....many things i used to take for granted (that we all do ) i can no longer do,,,and its simple things like making quick remarks that lead to nice conversations with friends and strangers alike.......plus physically i cant do the things i did before ,like lifting,,,can't drive on long journeys alone,,can't speak on the phone,,cant 'laugh out loud'', can't whisper sweet nothings to my beloved wife,,who has been on this journey with me,,and without her i would have never managed,,,.........Don't know what the future holds, but i'm just glad i'm still here,,to find out...........thanks for reading this,, was hard to say...........''have a nice day'' Edit....Also,,just like to thank the lovely members of Nottstalgia,,,for all the banter and friendship.....
  3. Feel sorry for the one poor lad still in short trousers..........most of us got out of em when we were eleven..........
  4. Don't recognise any of em Jill.............but i like the photo,,,looks as if a few of them were my sort of characters....keep em coming Lets''
  5. Ah,,Bella nonna,,,,,,BELLISSIMA....from Bulwell............lol
  6. Have a good day Brew......75 hey,,,if you were a Bestwood boy and failed the eleven plus (or didnt take it)you would have been in my class at Whipple and Padstow ,you think we'd have got on ?
  7. NO,,,His brother John was older,,,and looked nowt like him,,,
  8. OK Jill...........does look quite a bit like him.....but smaller.......love the Waistcoat..........
  9. A bit short,,,but looks like Eric again,,,back row,third from left..............Snazzy Waistcoat......
  10. Its ok Cliff ton,,,i also am seeing them all,,,it was just me being a bit thick............
  11. I would think 57 or 58.............
  12. Funny how a topic on here can lead to memories of entirely different things,,,been thinking about Eric since Jill mentioned him. I remember him coming to Padstow i think in the 3rd year,,,he was a good sporting lad,,he played Cricket and football for Padstow,,not a bad goalkeeper, being the tallest in the year. We joined the Coop youth club together (coop arts centre on broad st) most of our old class did,just after leaving school,,had some great times there,,,lots of dancing and football,,,remember Eric having a fight in the toilets with a little hard nut whose name eludes me,,Foster i think. Eric lost and i cleaned him up bless him.........Also remember Eric getting the 'Strap' for walking on the grass at Padstow,,,imagine that today............Over the ensuing years only saw him on odd occasions,,i was canvassing for new business for 'VG' stores about 1975 and came across him at a shop he ran with his brother in Spondon,,,also met up at a school re-union about 1986,,,then the last time at City Hospital.........Think in his latter years he worked for the Ilkeston funeral directors.......lovely bloke passed too soon...............
  13. I don't get any 'brighter' with age ''DAH',,,,,,,Thanks mi-duck i see young Eric now...........
  14. Thanks for that Lets......like i say,its just Jills i don't get...............
  15. Not getting any of your photos Jill..........get everyone elses...............
  16. I recall Eric showing us his new Motorbike,,,thought it was a Tiger Cub''.....could be wrong,,,i had a paper round too for them,,,12/6 per week ,,,did Leybourne and Southglade...........
  17. Yes,,the Ingle's were a nice family,,,Eric had a brother John who went to High Pavement,,last i heard (saw) John he was living in Bestwood Village not long ago,,, Eric was a big good looking lad so didnt let him come out at night with us in case he cramped my style,,lol,,
  18. Can't see the Photo Jill ?...but i can tell you about Eric Ingle...my mate at Padstow,,,his mam and Dad kept the Paper Shop,Post office on Andover road,,Bestwood estate,,,Eric was in my class,,,he married a girl off Andover road Barbara Webb.....Sadly last time i saw them was early 2000's ,,Eric was in the same ward as my Dad at City Hospital....and he Passed away not long after...............
  19. Was waiting in the Opticians in Bulwell couple of years ago,,,and there was one of those long photos of Mellish school,,,i went to view it and said to the lady assistant ''oh this is a good photo,wonder if i'm on it? '''............she says,,''''did you go to Mellish''''?..............'NO' i replied,,,,well ,ive never seen anyone get so angry, so quickly,,she shouted '''YOU WONT BE ON THE BLEDDY THING THEN WILL YOU'''...no sense of humour,some folks..................lol
  20. I'm lucky Trogg,,,i can recall 99% of my old schoolmates on the photos from back then,,,and in a lot of cases can still picture their Parents on Bestwood estate.......funny thing is i can't remember people from about my last 5 years of work......
  21. Thanks PP....YES i think we always beat you....lol,,,could have been on the Forest,,i remember playing against Huntington street on there,,,,one Sat morning on a rock hard frozen pitch,,and ripping my knee open on the hard ground.........would'nt happen nowadays,,,games cancelled if its too cold never mind freezing.....
  22. Did'nt go to Berridge,,but played football and cricket against them,,and i can't for the life of me remember where their ground was,,,anyone enlighten me,,perhaps Letsavagoo''?..........also Letsavagoo you may remember a lad who went to Berridge in the late 50s,,Captain of their Football and Cricket teams,,he also played for Nottingham Boys his surname was Gregg,,,his photo is on the Nottingham boys thread..........think he became a Copper ,not sure.....................
  23. AH i did Loppy...........Gwenith from Chelsmley wood showed me how....many years since....
  24. Sorry i would have,,,but was Nailing screws in all day.....
  25. Never thought the day would come when i did'nt buy a Daily Paper or evening one,,,but it has happened,,,,used to buy without fail a morning paper and when in Nottingham an Evening one.....In fact looking back we had in Nottingham....the ,, Evening Post Evening News,, Guardian Journal ? Football Post Football News Bulwell Dispatch Hucknall Dispatch Long Eaton Advertiser and probably several others,,,......i lead a different life nowadays from what i used to,,,,No Papers,,No Cigs,,No booze,, and several other things if i think about it,,,makes ya wonder what its all about.........''Alfie'''.....or even Carnie............