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    large scale map - Talbot Street

    I think it may have been Pressac, they were in Stapleford and are now on Glaisdale Drive.
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    Stuff Just Gets Better!!

    I've got one too, cleans my teeth, my tongue, massages my gums and gives me a signal after 2 minute which apparently is the optimum time. Presumably this is based on an adult having 32 or perhaps 28 if wisdom teeth have been removed giving an average of around 4 secs per tooth. I suppose the next model will be able to count how many teeth we actually have and adjust the time accordingly I could do with saving 20 seconds twice a day.
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    60s music revived

    After hearing some educated 50 something person speaking on the radio in todays must do mockney accent and then listening to an Eddie Cochran track. I got to thinking that a lot of the music we loved, could be, with a little tinkering re-released for today's audience. Free Steps to Heaven - Eddie Cochran Air That I Breave - Hollies Hey Girl Don't Bovver Me - The Tams I Should of Known Better - Beatles I Fink of You - Merseybeats Sweet Nuffinks - Brenda Lee Deaf of a Clown - Kinks Don't Frow Your Love Away - Seachers A Fousand Stars - Billy Fury
  4. Hi Dave, I remember a few things about her but shamefully do not remember her name, she worked in the offices at Players.The day after I first escorted her home my next door neighbour David Barker, who also worked there, gave me a rundown of what had happened the night before. Your question suggests that you know a bit more than I do. Did she have a sister?
  5. The butler was not slow paced when he strode across the road to collect his Jean Harlow lookalike daughter from our goodnight embraces. The friendship didn't have much future as her dad appeared to have sight of everything that moved in Strelley when his daughter was out and the walk home in the early hours of the morning was a bit creepy.
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    Jacqueline Ann Hodgson

    My cousin Jacqueline Hodgson b.1949 went to Guilford. She wasn't a Pinkett, she was a Hodgson and she is not a Wilson. Davidh2308 any more info, brothers, sisters etc ? If it is her I'll try and get in touch.
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    Classic cars

    The one on the right is an early version, probably 1954, Nash or Hudson Metropolitan fitted with Austin Somerset 1200cc engine recognisable by "floating bar" grille.
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    Car dealers

    I am not aware of this but I'm out on Tuesday night with 4 ex Cripps men I worked with in the 60s. It's a long shot but I'll see if anyone knows. A few of the old Cripps plant men went to Sinbad Plant.
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    Car dealers

    NBL The gateman I knew was John Linguard. Signwriting was outsourced the one I knew was Dennis ?
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    Car dealers

    My recollection is that Cripps operated in Nottingham as Cripps of Nottingham for cars and commercials and R. Cripps co.Ltd. for the rest. At Triumph Road there was at various times a commercial vehicle shop - Commer, Dodge, International Harvester Lodestar, and Scammell Scarab. Commercial vehicle sales department. A tractor shop - International Harvester. A heavy plant shop repairs and hire - mainly Scammell A plant shop for refurbs to Drotts and IH bulldozers. An engine reconditioning shop for plant machines. A field services department for all plant stuff. A fuel injection reconditioning shop later cars arrived and a body shop opened. A viewing gallery to watch all the Raleigh office girls passing by. Abbey Bridge was at one time the plant shop and the body shop.. Main offices and pay office at Parliament Street. some car sales. Cripps also owned a block of cottages/houses somewhere near the nurses homes and where Hooley's used to operate from, some key staff occupied these premises. Lenton Lane was opened when Henly's got involved. I remember a director of Henly's asking a Cripps manager how much he earned per hour for a commercial bay against a car bay, the manager was told he could get 2 cars in a commercial bay. Commercial repairs didn't last too long after that. R.Cripps and Co. Ltd had depots At Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and Aycliffe County Durham.
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    Vanished shops

    Looks like a Greaves, take your pick. https://www.google.com/search?q=greeves+motorcycles&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8_q-ckZzbAhXkKMAKHfidDBAQ_AUICygC&biw=1228&bih=1263#imgrc=Kb2Nbqis-kn3NM:
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    No sorry not me Frank.
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    Siddon's garage occupied the whole site along New street and Jenner Street. They were main Citroen dealers, previously Jowett dealers they also dealt in Ford and Austin. Ben Siddon and his motor trade cronies would gather regularly decked out in their plus fours ready for a shooting day out. There was a section of the stores area where he would hang pheasants and hares which he would occasionally give to 'the workers'. Hilda Hansen was indeed a posh frock shop. As an apprentice mechanic I used to volunteer to fetch cakes and fags so that I could look in the windows, not at the clothes but there was some posh 'totty' working there.
  14. I began my apprenticeship at Siddon's in 1961, just me and an old fellah 'Jack Slater' on Citroens. I think before Ben Siddon became a Citroen dealer he sold Jowetts I took my test in a Jowett Javelin. After a 'free transfer' I completed my apprenticeship at Cripps (commercial vehicles) Triumph Road.
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    Nottingham transport

    In days of old I remember Canning Circus being snarled up regularly when the spring loaded poles on the trolley busses became detached from the overhead wires. This when there was very little traffic compared to today, no doubt it happened in other parts of the City but we were young then and it wasn't a problem to us, in fact it added a bit of spice to the journey.