benjamin1945

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  1. 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 probs.life aint a bed of Roses,you be ok CAFTAN and as the nottm saying goes,dont let the Bastards grind you down, :biggrin:

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  2. 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?

  3. I dropped a clanger earlier, mixed up the hartlepool player Mick Somer/Summer who I'd heard of with someone called Newton who was in my class and a good player, think it was he who played for York? surprised he didn't go further, a class above the rest of us!

    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

  4. Sorry Benjamin145 #256 think im the silly boggar that started this post ,but i do think it will help you ,like it has helped me.Im sure you are going to be ok mate.i will pm you.regards andy.

    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.

  5. thanks piggy/babs/old ace/ you are all very kind,you are so right about the comarady already met some great blokes with lots in common at differnt sessions ive been to,their sense of humour and just talking makes you feel so much better,i am lucky had great family support wife and children,even ex wife :)

  6. Both those 2 were later at Claremont, Mick Summers in same class as me Alan Birchenall was a year older, thought Summers signed for York City? Birchenall had year or so at Notts County after he left Leicester

    when Birchenall was playing for Notts at the backend of his career,he told me he could hear someone in the crowd shouting,GET HIM OFF HES RUBBISH,turned out to be his DAD, :)

  7. brilliant Trevor s,got diagnosed with prostate cancer myself in November,now on hormone therapy and start Radiotherapy in a couple of weeks,good to read all the above in similar circumstances and once again some terrific notts humour it has lifted my spirits.

    just realised my wording above didnt read right,ie good to see!hope you all know what i meant, :blush:

  8. ...and if that means having half a mile of television cable stuck up your clacker....so be it. :Shock:

    brilliant Trevor s,got diagnosed with prostate cancer myself in November,now on hormone therapy and start Radiotherapy in a couple of weeks,good to read all the above in similar circumstances and once again some terrific notts humour it has lifted my spirits.

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  9. When i was at Henry whipple Junior school in the mid 50s we had some ding dong battles at football against Haydn rd school,and they had 2 players who really stood out,namley Alan BIRCHENAL who went on to play for Chelsea,Sheffield United and england under 23s,the other was micky SUMMERS,who Brian Clough sighned for Hartlepool,i think his career ended early due to injuries, anyway we still mostly beat em :happy:

  10. i was born in March 1945 on the old bestwood est about 6 weeks before the war ended,so i dont remember owt directly,however i grew up surrounded by lots of uncles and aunts and used to listen to them talking about war times.most of them very funny and my favourite was regarding my Grandad and grandma,bill and mary jackson,the story goes (and it may have been exagerated for effect)that during a raid Grandad was running for the shelter with his brasers trailing behind Grandma was running behind him(she was known for having big feet)and stood on his brasers whereby they shot violently into his back,Grandad shouted "keep running MARY THEY GOT ME", :jumping:

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  11. 1st job at 15 1n 1960,van lad Midland station,7.30 to 5pm 5and half days per week,wage £4/10s,loved it still remember the drivers,Arthur Parr,Ernie Keetch,Don Brittain,Noel widdowson,Bill Howe and a German we called Gerry,lovely bloke was a prisoner of war at Wollaton and never went home,bet we couldnt call him Gerry nowadays,did job for 6 months then went to MARSDENS,

  12. a few more old favourites. Barkers potted meat,Binghams salmon paste,Parrs sausauges,Richmond sausauges,wonderloaf,Sunblest bakery and blanchards,duck eggs from melton,Bostocks Bacon,pyclets,colwick cheese,lard weighed in the shop,soaked peas with a steeper,ulster Bacon,Bev and Bon coffee ,there i go again,back to Marsdens :biggrin:

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