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  1. Black holes & quantum physics.

    Last night on BBC4 an excellent programme: The Secrets of Quantum Physics. The link is to iPlayer. Well worth watching. Also my son sent me a link to a Youtube clip: Christmas songs for scientists. The last part is funny and very clever., starting at about 2 minutes 10 seconds: O Black-holy night!
  2. Fynger (Kev Crowley )

    So sad. Condolences to his family.
  3. Welcome Stephen Wright street photographer

    Great photos. Black and white photography gives atmosphere to the image. Vaping people nicely caught on film. Makes me cringe, but at least when they breathe out the vapour you can very clearly see the extent of their output and avoid it.
  4. Cycling Clubs of Nottingham

    @Rob.L In 1934 my dad would have been 24 years old. He would have known your parents. Finding these links is one of the great things about this site!
  5. Enjoying owt on the box lately ?

    The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is excellent. I have not been since 1988. When we visited they had a display of toys including a farm set with the animals, fences and hedges made of metal. I believe it was lead. I had a set like that! Memories! Returning to the thread, the new series of Peaky Blinders started with lots of action. Love it! Wednesday should be a good evening on the box this week with Mary Berry cooking at Highclare Castle at 8.00 pm then Peaky Blinders at 9.00pm.
  6. Cycling Clubs of Nottingham

    Just found this thread. Rob.L, your dad probably knew my dad. He was a member of Nottingham Wheelers cycling club in the 1930s. I have a little badge/medal of his with the club name on!
  7. Portland Junior School - Glaisdale Drive

    The Youtube film of Bilborough is good. Right at the end I saw the house where we used to live! There have been so many changes. In the history of Bilborough film showed the building of Portland School. Thanks for posting these links.
  8. Portland Junior School - Glaisdale Drive

    The posts on this thread about Bilborough estate bring back memories!The concrete houses were built in 1950. I remember the ice on the inside of the windows in winter! The council workers came to paint all the window frames in winter when there was snow on the ground. My parents lived there for 32 years. When I was young it was a nice place to live but by 1976 I worried about my parents still being there. When mum left there a certain large and well known removal company refused to do her removal to the West Midlands! I was disgusted as we had used them. A local company did a good job for her. During the last few years there mum and dad did have a phone. They got sick of people phoning to try and sell them home improvements as they lived in a council house. Mum got rid of the double glazing people by telling them she was moving house (true) to live in a lighthouse! Good sense of humour! One of her neighbours made an appointment for the cavity wall insulation people to visit and give a quote! They arrived to find solid concrete walls. That got rid of them for the whole area! I was happy living there and at Portland School I do not remember there ever being any snobbery. We were all from the estate. When I moved to BGS some of those who lived in Wollaton thought they were better than us. I never let it bother me.
  9. Portland Junior School - Glaisdale Drive

    MargieH I remember singing "When a knight won his spurs" at Portland School! It was my favourite hymn. I also liked "He who would valiant be". Good rousing stuff. The big flip chart with all the words on hung on the right hand side of the school hall.
  10. How's your day?

    A great day out. We went to the Cotswold Distillery. Very interesting with a guide who would talk technical when we asked questions. A very nice young man. The tasting at the end was excellent: gin and whisky! My husband drove home!
  11. Portland Junior School - Glaisdale Drive

    I left Portland in 1961. Mr Bourne was the head teacher then. Also a decent teacher. I remember Mrs Bowker but I was never in her class. In your list of pupils, Neville Clifford was the younger brother of Marion. They lived on Tremayne Road. I think Steven Lees was the younger brother of Susan Lees who also lived on Tremayne Road. Patrick Funnel was the younger brother of Robert Funnel. They lived on Bramhall Road. Lovely memories. Thanks.
  12. Nottingham & Notts Books

    Thanks. I will look for this one.
  13. Nottingham & Notts Books

    This afternoon we visited an excellent second hand book shop. They had a copy of Nottingham from the air and also Picture the Past Nottingham. I looked at both and bought Picture the Past. An excellent book. Nottingham from the air was interesting but a bit off putting as so much has changed. I prefer the old photos and the historical information.
  14. The hanging teddy

    Perhaps Norman would like a dressing gown or sweater for when he sits in the chair during the day. A happy bear growing old gracefully!
  15. The hanging teddy

    Santa has a website that you can use to track his progress. The site unlocks on December 15th.