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  1. There is a book titled "Battle Of The Flames (Nottinghamshire's fight for survival in WW11) by David Needham, published by Horizon Press. Included in it are details of the bombing, lots of photographs and a list of fatal casualties. I have had the book for a number of years.
  2. People on t.v. (mainly reporters) who can't talk about or describe anything without waving their hands and arms all over
  3. Yes most certainly it was a good hour's t.v.
  4. Radio broadcaster Brian Matthew has died. I'm sure most of the members here will have heard him inn the radio including "Sounds Of The Sixties. R.I.P. Brian http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39541162
  5. There are lots of I Spy books including ones for grown-ups. I noticed there are several relating to the road and street so you maybe right Fly. https://www.whsmith.co.uk/search/go?af=cat1%3Abooks&w=i+spy
  6. There's an article in the current issue of the Bygones paper about Local Dialect
  7. I think you'll find he was born in 1946 and therefore I don't think he'd been at school past 1964/5
  8. There's a programme on BBC4 tomorrow night (Monday April 3rd) at 9pm called "Roof Racks & Hatchbacks; The Family Car" about family cars from the Morris Minor to the Ford Cortina. I'm sure for many of us it will evoke memories of our younger years.
  9. A very sad loss to the music industry and someone many of us will remember. R.I.P. Chuck
  10. Quack Noise that a duck makes Slang for a doctor
  11. Many years ago "BBC English" was "the thing" but these days the words and phrases heard on the TV are very different.
  12. On Wednesday March 15th at 9pm BBC4 have a programme called "Pedalling Dreams : the Raleigh Story". It is rare archive film telling the story of the company.
  13. A new cave has been found in Nottingham http://www.nottinghampost.com/new-cave-is-discovered-under-nottingham-city-centre/story-30183098-detail/story.html
  14. Article about Light Night http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-light-night-2017-your-ultimate-guide/story-30114815-detail/story.html
  15. TIP Empty Money given for services Practical advice End of something such as pencil or mountain Overbalance as in Tip Over
  16. TICK:- Noise made by a clock Mark written if something is right A parasite On credit Fabric stuffed with feathers
  17. Actor Sir John Hurt has died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38778145
  18. Check this out for details http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/lightnight
  19. Sock:- Garment worn on the foot The insole of a shoe Hit someone
  20. Yes Fly it'a a fascinating book.Glad you like it.
  21. Here's a link to the book http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/nottinghamshire-place-names/9780752448886/
  22. #2 sue B 48, there's a book called "Nottinghamshire Place Names" by Anthony Poulton-Smith, published by the History Press you might find interesting.
  23. http://www.nottinghampost.com/how-these-seven-nottingham-suburbs-got-their-names/story-30045037-detail/story.html
  24. Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher has died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38455777
  25. Stamp Bring foot down heavily on floor Bring an end to something Postage Stamp A rubber stamp