davep5491

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  1. DJ, Stents and angiograms were available in 1996 not sure about routine though. After a few problems in 96/97 I had numerous ECGs, monitors and an exercise tolerance stress test. Nothing was revealed and I was told to forget about it and just enjoy my life. A few weeks later I was back in dock and a wise experienced cardiologist decided to carry out an angiogram, a quadruple by pass was required. Unfortunately in 1997 the waiting list was 12 months for heart surgery even though my prognosis was not good. Luckily I had private health and it was done the following week.
  2. I knew that Phil, that's why I made the comment.
  3. 60s Victors were possibly the most notorious rust buckets ever, did you have a new car for each lesson? The car I learned to drive in was Ben Siddon's workshop runaround, a well used Jowett Javelin.
  4. Top left behind the A40 - looking at the wraparound screen I think possibly a 60s Victor.
  5. BK It does take a bit of work but you can book Waitrose up to 10 days in advance, currently there are lots of slots 15th to 17th March in my area. To secure the slot I add a couple of bottles which takes me over the £40 and then amend the order the day before delivery. I've not been in a supermarket since March last year.
  6. I have a Waitrose delivery once or twice a week, got one this afternoon at 3.00pm. Surely being higher ranking than myself BK you are entitled.
  7. Not so Lizzie, my father was born a Prince, I am a Prince and my aunt was born a Prince.
  8. My cousin married a Viscount and Baron, her mother was born a Prince. Does that get me in?
  9. They had to be issued because they didn't have masks at all. I and several people people around me were wearing masks and were not required to change them. Just one person was asked to replace their mask as the one they had on did not meet NHS requirements.
  10. No not me Lizzie, I had my jab early last week at Kings Meadow. If he looked like me in my profile he wasn't old enough for a jab. My wife had her jab yesterday at Kings Meadow and I kept her company in the quite lengthy queue, I was amazed at the number of people who had to be issued with masks before entering the building.
  11. We got a new car last year just before lockdown, fantastic fuel consumption, we're getting just over 4 months to the gallon.
  12. Beekay There was definitely a fair held around the market/Bulwell bogs area, I'm not absolutely clear but I would think 1958/59 ish. Walking back to Broxtowe, just beyond the bogs I seem to remember an air raid shelter which was well used when the fair was around.
  13. Great. Thanks for that Mary, just booked myself in. Should satisfy all the panic merchants for a while.
  14. Thanks RR another memory unlocked. Would I be right in thinking that there was an upstairs seating area?
  15. Beekay, Sorry got the wrong opposite, I was thinking across from the pub frontage on Ilkeston Road. Glover's Oils was in a dilapidated old building, the owner's son was Jeremy Glover a well known national hunt jockey. The chippy was very good a regular haunt for us after a night out in Ilkeston, Mansfield or sometimes The Festival.
  16. Beekay Yes there were two gasometers on Triumph Road. Opposite the pub where you bought the coke was it Glover's Oils?
  17. Phil, As the head of the British Army's Logistics Brigade I doubt he has limited experience in delivering goods speedily and accurately anywhere in the world. Anyway I've had a word and he's going to divert vaccines from Gloucester and Northants to Notts Health and Care and by Thursday you'll be fine.
  18. Is this one of the 'bleedin' idiots' Phil? Following comment from the media. Brigadier Phil Prosser, Commander of Military Support to the Vaccine Delivery Programme, said his team would use 'our extensive operational and logistic experience' to deliver vital supplies across the UK. The commander of the British Army's 101 Logistic Brigade will lead soldiers distributing the drugs across the country in a bid to get the lockdown eased as soon as possible.
  19. My dentist sent me a link to Swiftqueue today for the over 75s which showed me a number of Notts Vaccination sites. All but the Forest Recreation Ground revealed that no times were available but there was one available at 08.30 on Sunday at the Forest site. I went through the process of registering, onto appointments and received an activation number. I entered the number which then gave me a new choice of Tuesday, chose a time that suited and pressed confirm. A pop up writ large in red appeared saying over 80s. Swiftqueue certainly chose an apt name. The Forest site is now over 80s.
  20. Yes Lizzie that was the one. I'd had it mentioned to me on a couple of occasions when passing by on a boozy night at the Travellers (pre drink driving laws?) or perhaps when working.
  21. Chick Zamick lived on Llanberis Grove, Cinderhill, next door to my uncle. He left Nottingham in 1958 but returned a few years later. I heard them talk about a dry cleaning business and later some involvement in a squash club.
  22. Made a couple of New Year's resolutions I will not be kneeling for anyone at any time, ‘cept’ perhaps if someone suggested a gentle tap on my left shoulder with a Knighting Sword. I will not be eating a diet based on plants and concocted in a lab by some chemical trickery.
  23. Add Parallels Desktop app, about £30, to a Mac which then enables you to run Windows side by side.
  24. Thanks for the link of the bus routes Cliff Ton it helped unlock a few memories for me and confirms in my mind where the 18 terminus was. I was born in my aunts' house on Longmead Drive 75 years ago this week. When I was about 10 I used to catch the 18 bus from Trinity Square to Longmead and can remember clearly now sitting on the top deck and looking in the churchyard. During the journey there was a water works/pumping station somewhere near the junction of Hucknall Road and Haydn Road. The route then carried on to Edwards Lane and turned off into Alderton Road, at the crossroad with Longmead