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  • Birthday 09/30/1945

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    Gardening, interior design, cats, TV Soaps, my family and friends, reading, Crosswords, I am now retired and love all the people on this site........My name is Lynn....

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  1. Hi blondie do you still live at Newthorpe?My wife has distant cousin who lives at Giltbrook,i lived at Nuthall and my wife Jill lived in Kimberley,in the60s i used to go to a youth club on main street Newthorpe which was also church.Jill moved Canada in 1957 and i moved to Canada in 1970 where we met and got married many years ago

  2. Can remember going to Frank Smith's house, never saw any entry's though - we used to go up a hill to a field, cannot remember where as I was only 14/15..........Sandra Binch and Marian Frost lived around there as well........Wonder where they are all are now ?...
  3. Round the back entry would have been better, but I forgot you didn't have entry's at Bestwood Estate, to posh.....
  4. I am very nostalgic about my childhood days in Hucknall....
  5. I was born in 1945 and can remember the old Hucknall High Street, starting with he Co op at the bottom of Station Road, next door was Allsebrooks newsagents run by Roy and his mother Mrs Cupit, next door was a dry cleaners which closed down and became Skeavington and Payne Electricals, then Sarah Bodill hairdressers, Butler's bread shop, a couple more shops, a Tobacconists, s Chip Shop, Flossie Brown's hairdresser's and a hardware shop, a twitchel, then an old furniture shop, Mettams Yard, Hartwell fruit/veg shop which eventually moved up the town, a sweet shop, later became a wool shop - The Chequers Pub, Dewhurst butchers, then Hartwell's....Wollaton Street, Barclay's Bank, Shoe shop, Mussons, 3 small shops which stood back off the road, Bobs fruit shop, Paddy Griffin, Barbers, Raymond Payne dentist a big old house.......A cooked meat shop, which later became Fords, the entrance to the YMCA, which became a dancing school, then Fords, then Woolworth's, Albert Street, Mrs Peppers, which Boots took over, Crawley Jewellers, Frank Sisson, a Bank, Rose's shoe shop, a man's Shop, Titchfield Street....Red Lion Pub, another row of shops, Teeds Opticians, a Solicitors, a dress shop with a bus stop in front. Brown's Bread shop, another shop, The Beehive Stores, another small cooked meats shop which later became an Estate Agents and round the corner to Baker Street.................
  6. I never forget anything......
  7. I went to them all in the 60's early 70's - The 99 Club in West Bridgford was the best night club ever....................
  8. just came across ur post dated 9/2/2016.i knocked about with a keith beavan from blackstone street around that time,had a sister glenys and a younger brother.they moved to arnold rd bestwood during demolition of the meadows.we worked for trevethicks boat hire at the time.any relation?

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      Sorry for the late reply but only just seen the message, I am never on this site now since they altered it, I cannot find anything.............Keith was my cousin, his mum and my mum were sisters.....Came from Hucknall .....They moved to Clifton but hit hard times, got behind with the rent and were evicted to Blackstone Street, was demolished and they went to Bestwood Estate,  parent's spilt up for a while, his dad was an alcoholic, the  reunited and moved to a Flat on Canning Circus.......Keith married young (aged 17) to a girl called Christine whilst they lived at Bestwood Estate, he had 3 daughters and lived at Lenton Abbey.....they both worked for Boots in Beeston, sadly their middle daughter died in her teens, the grief broke the marriage up........Keith lived in the Victoria Centre Flats, got depressed, drank heavily he nearly died.......He got ill later, was immobile and lived near Leicester in a complex......I saw him at his brother Gary's 50th birthday party December 2015..........He sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2016.........His daughter Julie Pickles is on Facebook and so are his brother's Gary and Roy Beavan, I am as well.......Regards Lynn Taylor...

  9. Had some crackin meals at the Charde........Also some great nights at the dances in Tollerton Aerodrome, back in the late 60's - Wonder where all the fella's are now ? Aden, where are you ?
  10. I used to work for Healey and Smith Solicitors in the late 60's and regularly attended court - the Guildhall brings back memories.....
  11. Re: Lynn Rowlands.... You must have been there long before me as the older pupils all seemed to do better than we did, I cannot remember any of those pupils names.....I was there 1958-61, Lynn Housley from Hucknall......
  12. I remember Jean Plowright very well, Kit Poxon, also David Wimbush, Valerie Braddock, Ian Severn who married the head girl Jennifer Moore........they must have been in your year - I came from Hucknall was there 1958-61..
  13. I think I can remember these incidents when I was there - so you must have been in the same year as me 1958-61.......... I thought that Mr Rippon was a psychopath an ex army bloke who seemed to love beating people, he was also having an affair with a teacher there, although he was married.......Miss Wenn hated men because she was an unmarried mother, living alone with her child in a flat somewhere in town, I remember her bubble car, but I did like her, it was Miss Maud who I hated - my dad worked at the pit, she hated colliers and she referred to him as a 'filthy collier' and humiliated me continually in front of the class, no matter how hard I worked, I got low marks - a waste of 3 years of my school life.........................was your name David Harrison ? - it seems to ring a bell............