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  1. #35 Water from the fridge. Fridge? fridge? polishing shoes properly died out as fast as the sales figures of fridges went up around here mate. Arthur Seaton was probably one of the last people to go downtown in shiny shoes.
  2. The Park tunnel is a wonderful thing, take someone who is a stranger to Nottingham through there, best from Derby Rd down, a magical experience. If you use the long stone stairs be VERY careful in the rain. and look especially at the sandstone bedding, spooky! all that stuff was laid down zillions of years ago somewhere near the South Atlantic. God? who? Atilla the Hun? The Pope? Stalin? Me and You? just a lot of beetles wondering "what? where are we?" and at # 5 Ayupmeducks says it goes 1000 feet down (from 200 feet on Derby Rd) If there is sunshine tomorrow - enjoy!
  3. Hooleys was a bit of a landmark there on Derby Rd. I took my kids to see Chittee Chittee Bang Bang in the showroom. Hooleys may have been the first motor people to have installed a computer system, I remember seeing an ad in The Eve Post, part-time job, 2 hours each evening 6--8 to shut down the computer!!! and now I have seen a wooden bench up at the old Botany Bay spot, falling to pieces, marked In Memory of Lesley and Dorothy Hooley. Are they relevant? Does anyone know?
  4. @26 This is the sort of crap that gets built on an industrial estate when the developers dont have much money. Fortunately the city council said that the Vic Center owners must finish the Vic before going down to Broadmarsh to rebuild, now here is all the warning we need to stop the fools doing anymore whatsoever in Nottingham, we may end up being renamed Bland City.
  5. @13 What are the ice gnomes doing on the left of the picture? I reckon they are waiting to snowball the Landrover as it passes. 63 was the also year of the last great fog, anyone got photos of that?
  6. some pocket money to be made cutting the brass padlocks off bridges that "LOVERS" leave there, Yes the craze has reached Nottingham, see the supension bridge!!
  7. Ozone - oxygen- stuff- let loose in the kithchen? Unattended automatic machines? Sounds dangerous to me, whats wrong with Fairy soap, ponch and a bit of Dolly Blue? and elbow grease, and lighting the fire under the copper? and pegging out in a gale? and running to get sheets in a rain shower? and yer dads shirts standing stiffer than he could when you brought them in from the frosty morning? and then washing the blinking lot again cos the shunter coughed out a box full of soot? and then watching Mam iron it all with a flat iron from the side of the range? Least it was all natural, yer know, and ecological. And coal powered. and safe.
  8. Perhaps there are only two games in the calendar. them where you have to hold something in yer and, and them where yer dont, like golf and footy, but the game s where yer dont old things in yer and means you ave yer and free to old sumthing in yer and and that means yer enjoy yerself twise.
  9. All these complaints about the womens tennis are a puzzle to me ( I haven't seen any) Did any of the complainants get bothered by the Beach Volley Ball girls in the Olympics? Let us know. Went into The Lamb last night and both bars were empty, asked the landlady where everyone was, (most customers there are men of course) "Oh well they were all in earlier watching the ladies tennis, all gone home now" So I had two Pedigrees and left her watching the boxing. Perhaps the complaints are really about the advance in Tech and Broadcasting, the producers like us to hear the players slurp their Lucozade and argue with the umpire, and watch Prima Donna centre forwards spitting.
  10. Nottingham really needs a market like that old indoor one, a gem!! perfect layout, rents any trader could live with. And the aerial pic is interesting, the bloke who paid for the roof ad for cigars was hoping a bit! who the buggery down on the street would see it? I think it would be worth a bus ride to see if its still there. A Notty here not long ago was asking about trade signs painted on walls, will we go looking for some for him?
  11. Echo. This young bloke sounds like a bit of a hero, things are bound to go the right way for the brave, I will make my horse mad friends aware of this posting. March on.
  12. Across the road, well for a day at a time, then come back. The lady over there makes bacon sandwiches like no-one else, but I can only see her shower room window from over here.
  13. Well, since I plan to live to be a million years old it could make a great difference to my accumulated interest in the Bank of Piraeus.
  14. LHC can destroy the Universe? If J Clarkson gets to know he'll want to drive the bugger!!!