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  1. Hello limmy73. Just catching up on the website when I spotted this. I was also at Manvers in the late 50's. As regards the school houses there was six of them. They were (with their colours) Hudson blue; Shackleton Red; Willoughby yellow; Scott Green; Frobisher purple and Ross orange. The art teacher Mr Musgrove had a brother Malcolm, who played for West Ham. To say it was a secondary modern school it was brilliant with facilities that most grammar schools couldn't beat. Hope the house names rings a few bells
  2. Hi Sarah 23. The year was 1956. You might be interested in this site about St Anns http://stannswellroad.weebly.com/
  3. Hello Sarah23. I've had a quick trawl through the streets of St Anns and I found a Percy Shephard (note the spelling of Shephard). His full name was Percy Thomas and he lived at No. 2 Simon's Terrace, which was a cul-de-sac off Westminster Street, St Anns. The full street numbers were: No. 1 William Hall; 2 Percy Thomas Shephard; 3 Arthur Kerry; 4 Katherine L. Dennett; 5 William Hall; 6 Albert Jones; 7 Walter Davison; 8 William Keeton; 9 John Slate; 10 Jane Brearley; 11 Agnes Litchfield; 12 Harold Gilbourne; 13 Charles Lanni; 15 Edwin Hamilton and 16 Clarence Myers. Hope this might be of
  4. Crankypig. There was a J. Manners who lived at 68 Abbotsford Street, off Corporation Road in St. Anns but I don't know whether it was a shop or not. I wonder if this rings any bells with you.
  5. Riddo I'm afraid Julian Gaylard doesn't ring any bells with me. I left Manvers Secondary School on Carlton Road in 1960 and went to work for the Post the same year. I went on the night shift in 1964 where I worked on the morning paper the Guardian Journal so he might have been on days then. The strange thing is that when I walked to work it took me 15 minutes but when I passed my driving test in 1966 it took me half an hour to drive there going round the one way systems. By the way I now walk past the old Elms Infant School on top of Elm Avenue on my way home. It was a beautiful school. What
  6. Riddo I don't know if this is of any use to you but at the top of Union Road on the left side going up to Huntingdon Street was No 20 Rhodes the confectioners, 18 Fred Dobbs Picture Framer, 16-18 W. A. Woodhouse Draper, 12 Chick Zamick Dry Cleaners (also an ice hockey legend with the Panthers) and 8 Birkett and Phillips Ltd Hosiery Manufacturers. I lived in Peas Hill Rise and walked up Union Road every day, crossed the old Victoria Station walkway and passed the Mechanics on my way to work as an apprentice at the Evening Post. Hope this might shed a bit more light on things.
  7. I recently discovered a list of house numbers and residents of Peas Hill Rise, a street that went from Peas Hill Road up to Robin Hood Chase. I lived here in the 50s/60s. I wonder if any of these names bring back memories for anyone. No 1 Josiah Goodacre; 2 Basil Shacklock; 3 Geo Buck; 4 Thomas Dury; 5 Hilda Bettison; 6 Thomas Ellis; 7 Hugh Aitken; 8 Jack Holland; 9 Geo Corner; 10 Kathleen Tinsley; 11 Ernest Bowring; 12 Norman Burn; 13 Violet Frankland; 14 Ronald Wootton; 15 Roger Tinsley; 16 Louise Worthington; 17 William Howlett; 18 Beryl Marriott; 19 Brian White; 20 Jn Marriott; 21 Alfred
  8. Piggy and Babs. I bet we passed each other on Broadoak Street on more than one occasion. I agree with Katyjay. Who'd have thought we would be talking about things we saw and streets we walked up 60 years later on our computers. As regards the Empress at the bottom of Bath street it was opened in 1928, seated 1,500 people and closed in 1960. It was later demolished in about 1988 to make way for a mosque
  9. I went to Manvers in the mid 50s. When I arrived it was a brand new school with brilliant facilties. There was a woodworking shop, metalwork shop, science lab, art room, superb gymnasium, nice library, tennis courts, cricket pitch and a football pitch near the old railway tunnels and a lovely dinner hall where the dinner ladies cooked our food (no chips!). As you walked through the main entrance doors you were met with a mural of a shipyard that had been painted on the main wall. Some of the teachers I remember were: Mr Etches (history), Jowett (woodworking), Turner (English), Hawkins (Englis
  10. When I played for Wollaton Thursday most of the players worked in the old Central Market opposite the Palais. It used to be Thursday Half Day in Nottingham. I have a couple of team photos of Baker and Plumb and Wollaton Thursday but I am not clever enough to upload them to this site. Any ideas folks?
  11. You're dead right Ben. I forgot all about the Corinthians. I too played for them. A couple of lads who went to the same school as me asked me to play for them. By the way I said Notts County Police played at Edwinstowe. I meant to say Epperstone, where they kept the police horses. I seem to remember the Football Post had a very good amateur section in their paper, full of league tables and various reports on matches sent in by the secretaries, who did a fine job for amateur football. We must have been on the same pitch at some time or another Ben. Since I've joined this website I've remember
  12. Do I know you Benjamin1945? I played football in the Thursday League. I played for Baker and Plumb and Wollaton Thursday. We played against City Police at Carrington, County Police at Edwinstowe, Army Pay Office at Bestwood, Fire Brigade at Wilford Lane, City Transport at Carrington, the Prison on Perry Road (they had a good team but were always moaning because "our star forward is going out next week!) and Forest Colts. When we played the Colts we used the Forest dressing rooms and went to the pitch in the Forest bus and used their baths after the match. They all had superb grounds. We play
  13. Thanks Michael, nice to be on here. I remember so much about the St Ann's area where we lived. My first school was Sycamore on Sycamore Road, not called that anymore, just an extension of Hungerhill Road. I then went to Board School on St Ann's Well Road. That school had two entrances, one for the girls and one for the boys. I finished up at Manvers Secondary on Carlton Road. In the mid 50s that was a brand new school. I used to walk down Robin Hood Chase, catch a number 40 or 47 trolley bus to the bottom of Bath Street, then catch either a 38 or 39 up Carlton Road. If I remember the 39 troll
  14. Come on folks, help me out here. Round about 1957/58 there was a personal appearance of The Lone Ranger at the Cavendish Cinema between Peas Hill Road and Alfred Street. This was to celebrate the film called "The Lone Ranger and the Lost city of Gold." Me and my mate Jimmy Redmund went to see him and it was packed. There was no advance booking, you just rolled up. Whether it was the real Lone Ranger or not I'l never know, but I have never heard of anyone who was there that afternoon. Surely someone in Nottingham can recall this. Because I worked on Saturdays I had a day off in mid week. Bec
  15. I remember the race riots in Nottingham too. The story goes that at the bottom of Robin Hood Chase was a pub called the Chase Tavern. It was split in two, one half for the whites and the other for the blacks (remember we are talking 1960 here!). Anyway apparently a drunken white man went into the black part of the pub and started the trouble. Whether this is true or just fantasy don't know. I've never seen so many police in and around St Ann's for the next couple of weeks in all my life.