MargieH

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About MargieH

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  • Birthday 03/09/1943

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    Ely, Cambs
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    Family and friends, church and trying to make the world a happier and more peaceful place in whatever way I can!

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  1. @Beekay re bookmarks.... when I'm on a site /page that I want to return to, I click/touch the star at the top of the page. When I then open Google later, it will appear in a little square under the search space if it's something I'm often returning to... OR if I click/touch the star at the top of the Google page it will appear there - the star creates bookmarks!! At least that's how it works on my iPad...
  2. It's the best park in Nottingham... but then I'm biased as I was taken there most days in my pram, often played in the dell and on the swings etc when I was a bit bigger and had a great group of friends from Mapperley , Woodthorpe and Sherwood when I was a teenager.... we used to meet on Summer evenings in the park .... after I'd done my homework, as I was a good girl! One day, our ashes will be taken there, but not too soon I hope. Lol
  3. I can't remember what lots of buildings in that area look like, so I bow to all you Nottingham based people's superior knowledge.
  4. BK it all depends on where you think the building is, from which the photo was taken! I think it's vaguely looking west so, as Lizzie says, It could be HMP
  5. I was in the same form as Beverley Abel at Carlton le Willows! I remember him as being the form joker - always making us laugh.. Socram, I'm not a believer in such things as lucky black cats, so I doubt that was the reason. I hope you've now found happiness....
  6. Are you a professional writer/author, Trevor? If not, why not? What WAS your day job?
  7. CF you'll get home just in time for the next storm tthis weekend!
  8. Bone is pretty heavy, too but we all seem to manage..
  9. @philmayfield I certainly don't look like a young bride now... when you come to a meet up you'll just see an old lady, but Thankyou for the comment , The path that @Paradiddle mentions does indeed still exist, but the cinder path that YOU are thinking of, Phil, no longer exists. I remember coming down Woodthorpe Road and turning left down the track with a ditch on the left. It then bore right and passed the greenhouses on the left. We sometimes used to buy salad produce from them. Then the track came to the gated entrance to the park on your left and carried on down to Woodthorpe Drive. There was no entrance to the park as now - via a car park! If you travel by google again, there are 2 big trees where the cinder track turned left as you get to the bottom of Woodthorpe Road
  10. Just been looking at our wedding photos. This one shows how the front steps of the church came straight out on to the street. The little girls were giving me a horseshoe and a lucky black cat. I don't believe in such stuff but some would say they worked as we married in 1966 and are still together!
  11. What was the 'British success' that was reported on the stand outside the church, I wonder.
  12. Trevor, you spoke of stumbling into places other than Bilborough while writing your posts... please don't worry about that. Some threads are like magical mystery tours and you never know where they might end up! You could start with the market square and end up hearing about a certain person's escapades in Mansfield or Bulwell or anywhere really. I'm digressing now. I see you've only posted in 'Growing up in Bilborough' and the FFGS threads. Have you explored any others? Just click on Forums. Hope you've turned up that thermostat now
  13. Simplistic is not the same as simple! Simplistic means treating complex issues and problems as though they were much simpler than they really are. For example: A child may say something like "If some people are poor, why can't they (the government) just print more money to give to them"
  14. Phil, I think that's overly simplistic with communities and society in general having become the way they are. You're lucky.... I never even got a christening spoon (or mug for that matter). I am on the Cradle Roll' of a little chapel which is no more, though!