don walker

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About don walker

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  • Birthday 09/18/1947

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    Muston, Vale of Belvoir, Notts.
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    koi carp, bonsai, my classic 1949 M.G Y.A car. renovating my cottage.

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  1. I worked at harry wheatcroft the rose grower in edwalton in 1959. for a 56 hour week I got £2. 1. 6p and boy did you have to work hard,, it was slave labour,, I stuck it for about 2 months and bugered off ,, I went to wood bastow in clifton as a storeman and got £6 10s for 38 hrs a week
  2. I say all these photos of bell st. and bell terrace,, and surrounding roads absolutely magic, in one of them I can just see the back door of my old house,,, my family were not very well off ,,,, but such memories,, ,,all those memories!! thanks keep them coming , thank s to you all
  3. hi stuart c, sorry its took so long to get back to you but I,ve got the builders in, the place look like a bombs hit it,,,,,yes I do remember the swings ,, I used to go over the top of the crossbar until some body off Bunbury street got tangled in the bar,, . cor you should have seen the claret,, oooo yaa ….. Christ that picture paints a thousand words!!!! can you remember Boughows on bell street, we used to ring the delivery bell on those big doors,, the doorman used to go bloody barmy!!!
  4. was mick Clifton polish, I think he lived next door but 2, I seemed to remember having a fight with him ,, after the fight we were best mates, if my memory is correct …. Talking about memories ,when I was a lad when women wash their stocking they would put penny in the toe of the stocking and then hang em out to dry,, me and my mates used to go around the back yards armed with a pair of sissors and cut the toe out of the stocking and swipe the penny, We got away with this for about 2-3 weeks ,, but alas one day the women were waiting for us,,,,,Jesus Christ they din,t half make us
  5. I know this is very long shot but has anybody got any photos of bell st, or bell terrace the old meadows.. I used to live in bell terrace in the 50,s, no. 4 to be exact. does any body know where I can get some from .. I am getting on a bit and the memories are starting to fade,, I remember playing in the street , tin can leerky,, dicky dob, we used to put a tennis ball in a stocking then stand against the wall and swing the ball from left to right, Christ I could go on for hours boring every one ,, such great days, do you know kids on our street did not have lot , only holes i
  6. heres one I have never for got ,, Roundtree's fruit gums yum yum yum, five fruity flavours in your tum tum tum,, one things for certain beyond dispute in Roundtree's fruit gums you taste the fruit,, now whats the other one whats the beer that's always best whatneys red draught barrel, the only beer that always best whatneys red draught barrel.. But there are some modern adverts that piss me off and that is the bloody begging adverts that come on when you are about to sit down for tea for gods sake don.t this country give enough money away ,, where is the help when
  7. hey kit e kat is not made of total bollucks its got a bit of beef in it as well
  8. don,t talk to my missis I have been controlling her for 50 years, sheis very luckyIlet her sleep with me!!!!
  9. why is it that if you voted to leave the e.u you are considered a racist by the cranky brigade , Ivoted to leave the e.u because Iwant immigration stopped ,its costing billions to keep these people ,the nhs is straining under the pressure of immigrant births .Iam sick and tired of unelected diktats making laws telling us what we can say and do,, sooner we get out the better. and if you want to call me a racist so be it ,, sticks and stones
  10. Alfred wheatcroft and harry wheatcroft had a rose growing business in bradmore back in the 50,s but the 2 brothers fell out and harry left In 1960 Harry eventually join his 3 sons and started a new firm called harry wheatcroft & sons (formerly called D.C. roses ltd) on landmere lane Edwalton. I worked there for about a year,it was bloody hard work!!!!! I worked with harry on many occasions Jesus he was a slave driver. He live on Melton road the house was called The Paddock.
  11. I think there is a medieaval hall at the angel at grantham
  12. hi, heres a topic to chew over, all in good fun, I was reading some articles about ghosts in Nottingham and in every one of the articles the ghost were wearing clothes,, how can this be !!! I thought only humans had a spirit , if that's the case then when we see a ghost surely they should be naked, clothes certainly haven't got a life force so how do they materialise,, that also goes for cars, bikes etc Well like I say this thread is only a bit of fun designed to create discussion I would love to any views about it, thanks don
  13. I know rob treece he still lives at Clifton,, he is married to Cathy smith, I do believe he still plays the giutar
  14. Canadian geese are very tasty I have eaten about 10 as good as ordinary goose the only difference is they take some plucking and theres not as much fat on them
  15. hi Ihave had advice 1was going to have about 30.000 there is plenty of ecquity property value is about 400,000 Ihave 2 sons ,,over about 24 years the debt would rise to about 70-80 thou I have shopped around and got the % interest down from 5.4 to 4.29 with Aviva its right what you say most of them are weeing in the same pot