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  1. Episode 3 of "Back To School" is on BBC2 tonight at 8pm. It covers the 1950's and the introduction of the 11 Plus exams.
  2. Part 2 of the programme is on BBC2 tonight (Thursday) at 8pm
  3. A new 8 part programme starts on BBC 2 tonight at 8pm. Teachers and children travel through the years (starting in 1890's) experiencing how education has changed over the years. Judging how interesting previous subjects in the "Back To" series have been I think this one will also be informative and bring back memories when your "years at school"are covered.
  4. A Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all
  5. Article and photos will evoke some memories. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/i-trainspotter-golden-age-steam-2365629
  6. Bad news for many music fans https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46699290
  7. History of Rock Cemetery https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/history-behind-one-nottinghams-biggest-2352886
  8. Article and potoos of Market Street area in the past on Post's website https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/gallery/see-old-photos-one-city-2336760
  9. Article and photos on Post website https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/food-drink/nottingham-pubs-lost-you-remember-2295660
  10. Did Santa used to bring you gifts like on this webpage? https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/remembering-christmas-toys-used-love-2274024
  11. Article with photos on Post site of Nottingham streets named after battles. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/many-nottingham-streets-were-named-2251099
  12. Use to use a fountain pen at school - no biros Eggs in paper bags Some shops closed on Thursdays Buses had no doors (except the driver's Postmen delivered mail twice a day Wrist watches were windup - no batteries Party line telephones Gas at the dentists if you were having extractions Queuing at the doctors - no advance appointments
  13. Pirate Radio T.V. not on all day and night
  14. A new website with loads of photos of Old Nottingham (over 20,000!) https://picturenottingham.co.uk/
  15. Article with photos taken from an hot air balloon of Nottingham in the Post https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/gallery/up-up-away-see-stunning-2215468
  16. DaveN

    Stan Lee

  17. You don't see kids asking for "a penny for the guy".
  18. Website with history and photos of Notts hospitals. http://www.nottinghamhospitalshistory.co.uk/
  19. Happy Birthday Loppylugs hope you have a Good day.
  20. Article on Peter's Church (including photos) on Post's website. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/bloody-history-st-peters-church-2172988
  21. History of the Nottingham building of stores with photos on Post website https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/shopping/debenhams-announces-closures-across-uk-2162634
  22. DaveN

    Alfreton Road

    Jill, the colliery was on the lefthand side of Nuthall Road as you went up Bobbers Mill Bridge from Alfreton Road
  23. Sad news - hope his family are coping as well as they can. R.I.P.
  24. New archive of the Theatre Royal http://www.ourtheatreroyal.org/s/default/page/home