Blondie

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  1. 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..
  2. 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 con
  3. What was your brother's name as I was there 1958-61........I was Lynn Housley from Hucknall....... Oh, .I hated that school.......
  4. I remember a Harrison in my class, 1958-61, I was Lynn Housley - I remember Miss Norris very well, a small, thin lady with bad feet - she was also a Magistrate.....
  5. What was your name Rollo as I must have know you ? - I was there from 1958-61, my name was Lynn Housley from Hucknall, - You must have been in the same class as Jennifer Nathan, Ian Severn and the Lowry twins, they were on my school bus.......Most of what you say is about right, there was a lot of freedom and a long lunch hour, but my life was made unbearable by a few bullying spiteful pupils and 2 teachers.....I hated the place, thought I was going to do well there and would be taking French and interesting subjects - no cookery classes either......I achieved nothing there and would have been
  6. He was at the Grey Goose Gedling one night a week.......he certainly liked the ladies, I had 2 friends who he led on, fell in love with him and ended up with depression..... He played at the Grey Goose Pub in Gedling every Friday night for ages back in the 60's - A young lady I knew went every week to see him and developed a very bad crush on him (he led her on) causing her to have a nervous breakdown - I think he did like the ladies......
  7. He was a great actor and hellraiser.....May he RIP...
  8. We lived in Hucknall, my mum belonged to the Co op on Station Road..........It was back in the 50's her number was 4425 - can remember queuing for the divvy at the co op offices......we once got £5 and that was a fortune then.....
  9. I knew Paul Smith in person in the 60's - he drank at the Playhouse Bar on a Saturday night.......Nice Chap, friendly..... Was in the late 60's - nice shop, very pricy though...... No he didn't but I got some nice outfits from Just Paul back I the 70/80's and reasonably priced........
  10. I grew up in Hucknall in the 50/60's, the town now is unrecognisable.......
  11. Our paths must have crossed then as I was everywhere in town then.......what fun we had...
  12. The 60's was the best time ever, great fashion......I was everywhere in Nottingham from the beatnik cafes , coffee bars, Locarno, Palais, Coleman's. Rainbow Rooms, Ice Stadium, Bowling Alley in the early 60's to the Salutation, George Hotel, Playhouse Bar, Boat Clubs, Dungeon, Hippo, 99 Club, endless parties in the late 60's, trips to London and Skeg......Met im indoors at the 99 club, was my most favourite place, crowded, noisy and classy, met so many lovelly people back then........Have so many happy memories of that time.......I married in February 1970, end of a great era.......
  13. It was John Simpkin who will be in his 70's now..........My hubby Malc Taylor owned the butcher's shop at the bottom of Bells Lane and we were friendly with them, not seen or heard of them for years - he married his secretary Sue and moved onto Parkside in Wollaton, that was back in the 1970's............ My hubby and his dad owned the butcher's shop at the bottom of Bells Lane, Joe Taylor & Son.........We left 30 years ago and the area has changed a lot, looks shabby, there was a Newsagent's next door..........The 2 shops have been taken over by our Asian friends.........
  14. I remember the area as my hubby and his dad ran a butchers at 28 Bells Lane called Joe Taylor & Son........we lived behind the shop for a few years, My friend Mary Lucas lived on Tilbury Rise, maybe she is still there........the area has changed so much in the 30 years since we left............Embassy Tyres across the road belonged to John Simpkin's family.......
  15. I still have a daily paper and a Sunday paper, (The Mail) as I always do the crossword and send it off..........One day they will pick me out to be a winner........
  16. Why not try contacting the Hucknall Dispatch weekly paper.....leave a message, I am sure someone will be able to help you as a lot of the original Hucknall folk never leave the town.......... I am certain that the shop was called Locks back in the 50/60's, run by an elderly couple back then .....there was another hardware shop further up the High Street called Lodger's, run by a family called Allwood's, they had a son Peter and a daughter called June who will be in the 70's now, thy are connected with the Empire Club on Beardall Street.........There was also a bread shop called Butler's a
  17. I remember the shop as I was born in Hucknall in 1945, my name was Lynn Housley and I lived on Station Terrace......... the shop was called Lock's or Lodgers, an elderly couple ran it back in the 50's/60's.......there was 2 hardware shops on the High Street and I believe the one you mention was Locks, was almost opposite the Byron Cinema, next door was Flossie Brown's hairdresser's (called Tudor Salon), the other hardware shop was further up the High Street, opposite the old Woolworth's store was called Lodger's run by a family called Allwoods, they had a son called Peter and a daughter called
  18. There was 2 hardware shops on the High Street back then, Locks and Lodgers, I cannot remember which one was which, I think Lodger's was the one further up the town, run by a family called Allwood..........I think the one we are talking about was called Locks, we shopped there, sold all sorts of Hardware...........It was a very old shop back then in the 50's an old man and woman served in there..........
  19. It was behind the bus stop, the Hardware shop, was called Locks or Lodgers, next door to a hairdresser's called Flossie Brown (Tudor Salon) on the High Street, I knew all the shops in the ow back then, I grew up in Hucknall, was born 1945 and lived on Station Terrace........
  20. Well.I never feel like coming on here anymore as it is all too confusing and it has lost that friendliness.......why can't we go back to the way it was before ?.....
  21. I don't like it either as I am too old for change....
  22. My hubby's friend, Ken Basford worked at Walker Reid in the 60'70's - I had a friend called Betty Robinson who was a machinist there as well..... We ran a shop opposite there in the 80's/90/s - the factory was closed then and it was called ELS they sold furniture.......I remember the factories on Nottingham Road in the 80s/90s, the staff came into our shop for filled rolls, pies etc at lunch time.....they were good customers and a nice crowd.....All changed in the 90's when the factories all closed down, the area was almost derelict.......Clothing Direct took over from ELS.....That's when