Blondie

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  1. There was also Reynold's on Watnall Road, I started work there in 1961 in the offices, worked firstly in the Cutting Room Office with a nice lady called Eileen Charlton, (wonder where she is now) - then moved to the General Office and worked with a nasty, bitch called Iris Mellors/ Bradshaw it was through her, I left in 1968......There was also Highfield's on Byron Street and Corman's on Portland Road who eventually moved onto Bolsover Street......... Tayldor's was on King Edward Street, back then.......There was also a factory at the top of Albert Street/The Connery where old blokes worked we
  2. I knew 2 fella's who worked there in the 60'/70's - Mick Fenton and William Chambers......at Leenside Bulwell Notts
  3. I left school in 1961 and worked in a factory office - 7.45am to 5.30pm, for £3/10 a week, (approx 14/- a day) - don't know what hourly rate it was.......Stayed there because me mam said I had to do as I was told, she was in charge.......Cannot remember whether I liked it or not, just kept going........Had a Saturday/holiday job at the Beehive Stores on the town before I left school, went Potato picking regularly before that, I needed money as I wanted all the latest teenager things and knew how to earn it............Have always had a job until I eventually retired when I was 60 - loved going
  4. Which daughter did he marry? - I think there 6 of them and 2 boys.........they were neighbours of ours back in the 1950's at Hucknall Notts....
  5. I came from Hucknall, born in 1945 and lived on Station Terrace, my dad worked at Linby Pit, he had a bad accident there and after that he was always nasty tempered and money became short as he could not go back down the mines...........I remember all those places you mentioned, I had a Saturday job whilst I was at school working at the Beehive Stores for a £1 which was a lot of money in 1960/61 - My first job after leaving school was working in the offices at Reynold's Factory on Watnall Road, I went to Night School and learned shorthand/typing, my first wage was £3.15/- a week - I loved gro
  6. Greehalges shoe shop sold cheap shoes back in the late 50/60s....I bought my first stilletoe's from there in 1960 for 10/6d white pearlised.........Annesley Road was very busy, had shops of every description and a cafe on the corner of Brook Street where we drank frothy coffee and jived to the latest records in the early 60s........I remember the newsagent's next to the Stork club, you booked your excursions and day trips from there, we danced at the Stork club too.......
  7. I cannot get on with this new format, is it me or is anybody else the same ?.........Has put me off coming on here as I don't know where I am ......
  8. I hate this new format, can't we go back to the old one ?......
  9. I can remember seeing this film in 1961, I was 15......
  10. I'll speak to you Benji.........Whose idea was it to change things ?.... it's all a bloody mess now, I cannot find anything and am too old to learn - You cannot teach an old dog, new tricks.......
  11. Welcome Elly, I am so looking forward to hearing from you and maybe your sister Pat as well...............
  12. Too right, life is too short to be a miserable..........
  13. There was nowt on the telly AGAIN one Sunday evening - I was browsing and came across this site.......I thoroughly njoy the site and have made many new friends, also learned lots about Notts which I would never have known about..........thanks for being my friends......
  14. Where's your bin................I've a bin decorating at my daughter's house, all day - honest !!!!!.
  15. What is happening to these pages, they have all changed.......I am to old for change......
  16. Happy birthday chulla - mr virgo......
  17. Just hang in there Carni, you will be fine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  18. # 13 Bubblewrap........We never really have any trouble in our district, Newthorpe.......but I know areas who do..........My daughter has friends in student accomodation and there are overflowing bins all over the street, the place are looks disgusting, better not say where, or I'll be in trouble.....
  19. What kind of tip....a rubbish tip? LOL
  20. It is packaging........we had bins which contained ashes, peelings, tin cans, bottles and every other sort of rubbish, collected weekly, no arguments, just got on with it.......nowadays, it's an offence to put stuff in our own dustbins and the bin men refuse to take it and you get fined.........this Country has certainly gone to the dogs..................Wish I was younger, I would emigrate to New Zealand, our friends went there over 40 years ago and life is great.......
  21. Chrisitaning is definitely on the decline as no one hardly ever goes to church these day.................when I was child growing up in the 50's most people went to Church or Sunday School........Weddings and Christenings were the norm.........Now weddings take place everywhere but church, Christianings hardly ever......................Worship has become very much hated as there are so many different religions now and it has become the cause of the Worlds problems...........
  22. Some people who are known as skinflints are usually just cautious.......My cousin married a guy, he worked very hard when he left school to get on......He came from a large family, lived in a small slum dwelling where he shared a bedroom with his 4 sisters, they were really poor...........When they married, in 1960, they had a brand new house, he did all the DIY himself........My cousin was not allowed new clothes until the old ones had worn out and the same with the furnishings etc, budget his money down to the last penny, hardly ever gave her money, everybody called him and felt sorry for he
  23. Must be doing wrong...........