benjamin1945

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  1. This is what the Girl from 'Dolcis' was singing as we walked along the 'Sunny Embankment' very loudly but very well.........as she swung my hand.........never forget it....and what she was wearing...Flat shoes and swirling skirt.........a moment in time......

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  2. The Embankment is a special place i think for most Notts folk..

    Memories abound...

    Thurs afternoons taking a date for a 'Row' down the river....

    Fishing for the first time with a 'Rod' with my Uncle Jack''

    Walking with a girl...as she sang (loudly) '''Don't eat the Daisies''' while holding my hand..in 1960......she worked in ''Dolcis'' Long Row...

    Playing Football for Notts Corinthians'' in the Notts Thursday league..against 'Forest B team...which contained many youngsters who went on to be 'Stars'' for them......

    When i lived in Peterborough i still had a lot of work around Nottingham...and used to set off early and make my first stop on the Embankment near the 'Toll Bridge'' and have a Coffee at the little 'Stall'' that used to be there...often seeing the Forest players training there with the Coach Jimmy Gordon....even saw Cloughie there one morning with his Dog...

                       I could go on about the 'Embankment'' one of the nicest places in Nottingham.................

     

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  3. Thanks Jill.....Donna getting some when she goes shopping later..pain easing now........

              Was Quite funny really...i was putting my metal coffee cup on a bookcase in the hallway...and caught Grandads big Navy picture with it......as it was falling tried to catch it with cup still in hand...hence the coffee all over my arm..........all Donna heard was the crashing of Grandads photo and the clanging as the metal cup bounced about.......with my lack of sound'' (ie silent scream) she came running not knowing what to find.....bless her.............

     

    Edit......think it was Grandads way of reminding me its his Birthday tomorrow...18th May 1900..........

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  4. Think those corner shops Cardale/ Carlton rd corner....are the only ones on Cardale road............i vaguely recall a record shop there in the mid 60s........

               Does anyone remember ''Woolworths'' had a record label called 'Embassy'' again i'm talking 60s....they sold cheaper than other labels...when other singles were 6/6....Embassy were about 2/- cheaper..........

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  5. Always liked Mansfield...worked alot there and did some courting many years ago..........even up to 4 or 5 years ago went regular and enjoyed the place.....

                So decided to go this morning for a change.....probably much of it down to ''COVID'' but what a miserable experience...Two Coffee shops i used to enjoy...one gone...the other closed.......First car Park i tried you needed a degree in computers to use..........Second one had to walk up about 5 flights of stairs to get out/in.....(lift out of order)........no ey-ups and full of grumpy looking folk........think i'll stick with Bulwell in future..........

  6. Syd and Babs had us laughing this morning.........played some ''BAGPIPE'' music..............Syd leapt in the air........and legged it out the back door..........Babs Ears turned 180 degrees and her eyes widened alarmingly..........before joining Syd on the Garden....lol

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  7. I only remember one record shop 'Hindleys' on Clumber street..and singles at 6/6........''Running Bear'' being first record i bought.........then lots of Adam Faith and Ricky Nelson stuff.......i was music mad...........and could have danced all night........lol

    Loved ''Someone else's Baby'' often got me into trouble.........

  8. Shoplifters come in all sorts of guises.....kids...teenage gangs.....violent pros......ordinary housewives.....bored Pensioners...wealthy middle class thrill seekers......

                    Most had a story to tell......must admit apart from the violent ones.....quiet enjoyed some of them......many were very funny......long time since i was involved with them......but still sometimes bump into old adversary's and share a chat over a cup of Coffee........its wrong what they do...but shoplifting will always exist (so long as there are shops)........they gave me a decent living for many years...God bless em''.........As regards photos in shops(until it was stopped) had one lad up Broxtowe complain that his photo wasn't up.........be boring world if everyone was a ''Goody two shoes''.......don't ya think ?....

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  9. Thought i was active PP up to my major OP three years ago........i'm getting back to being active again...but not in your league mate,,,,,,,,,,i'm out of breath just reading your exploits...just go a bit steadier....you are an inspiration......

                               Off on me Bike now........all of 2 miles.......as they say in Yorkshire (and Notts) that'll do.........lol

     

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  10. Not been abroad for 3 years now.......really miss it............

    Winter months are my favourite...Spain's winter is better than our summer...

    Miss the Sun..Blue clear Sea....also miss many friends over there..Live music..and Dancing..every night.. after walking or Biking in the warm weather.......mixing with the locals and trying to speak the language....

             Was going to say ''not desperate to go''........but i am...ASAP

  11. Wish it was still going........could have our next 'Meet up' there....on a Tuesday night...smoking and drinking 'Coke'

    Collar up and wearing me 'Winkle Pickers''

    waiting for Margie.to come out the 'Powder room''

    Dancing with 'Katyjay' to the 'Locomotion''

    Be a first for 'Trogg and Clifton''

    Bk could get beat up again''

    And i'm sure Lizzie..Sue.Nonna.and Carnie...could tempt the boys.whllst dancing round their 'Handbags''

    Even Brew might enjoy the music..

    Jill might even do the 'Black Bottom'' in her Ballet shoes.........

    Obviously for the night to be real...we'd need a fight at the end of the night......to see who's taking who home.......:rolleyes:

     

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