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  1. Cliff Ton #25 Enjoyed those two photos of Alfreton Road in the sixties especially the second one showing the Mini Traveler with the roof rack, The Ford Consul Classic and the Triumph Herald Estate. Those cars would be worth a few bob today.
  2. That's the spirit. Keep laughing both of you.
  3. StephenFord #82 Thanks Stephen you have confirmed what I thought, really strange that I lived in the area for 25 years and had never heard it called Darcliff Crossroads. It shows you never stop learning. can collect my bet from my brother now. iandawson #83 Yes Ian you could have got to Little Ricket Lane by bus you could have taken the B8 talked about in previous posts and got off at Larch Farm cross road and walked 250 yards along Kirkby road (B6020) in the direction of Kirkby. Alternatively you could have taken the Nottingham to Mansfield Trent service, can't remember the route number,
  4. nonnaB and Fly2 Thank you I had completely forgotten about the Sawyers Arms. Went in there occasionally as well as the Brittania but used the Cricketers, the Chateau and the Hutt more often. You never know we may have crossed paths in the sixties.
  5. The Pianoman, StephenFord, and Blondie, Thank you all, so many memories and a wealth of knowledge on this site. I think you have settled the bet with my brother but before I can claim my winnings can you please let me know where exactly are Darcliff Crossroads. I lived in the area until moving to Oz but have never heard that name. Is it where Blidworth Lane meets the A 614 near Salterford Lane? Blondie, I often caught the B8 in both directions as it was the only bus to where I lived without changing buses.
  6. Fly2 #56 Now you've done it Fly2. I will have to have and Irish Coffee before I go to bed, light on the coffee but liberal with the Jamesons or Bushmills which ever we have in the drinks cupboard.
  7. The more I wander around this site the more amazed I am about what is on here. I certainly remember the proper blue buses (MGO) particularly the B8 which we used to catch to go to Papplewick Lido. It used to turn off before the lido go right round the houses and then back out just beyond the lido, I think. Wandering along through Bestwood, Hucknall, alongside a golf course? and eventually to Huntingdon Street. One thing I do remember is which were the best seats upstairs when going home from watching the Forest on a cold winters day. The seat second from the front on the drivers side got the
  8. EileenH #70 Round the Horne was one of the funniest radio shows closely followed by I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (ISIRTA) that starred all The Goodies and John Cleese. I remember the singing football results where Forest beat Manchester United four nil. The program always finished with The Angus Prune Tune. They are all available on You Tube and well worth a listen. Unfortunately none of these programs could be broadcast today as they would raise the ire of the pc police.
  9. mick2me #499 Don't know about others on this site but as you get older child proof containers become an increasing challenge. On a similar vein, which packaging numpty came up with the little key method of opening tins of Fray Bentos corned beef. Either the key broke half way round or it was never strong enough to break off the final bit and you had to waggle the top part of the can until the metal fatigued and the top part came off. Forty odd years later I still have the scar on my thumb from trying to open a can whilst on a day trip to Skeggy.
  10. Bl**dy packaging. Here in Adelaide we have three bins, one 120 litres for general rubbish collected weekly, one for recyclable items and one for "green waste" that are collected each alternate week both 240 litres. Even with only two of us at home the recyclable bin is nearly always full or overflowing into the general rubbish and most of it is excessive packaging and before anyone comments about beer bottles and cans these are stored in a separate bin and when full returned to a recycling centre for the 10 cent deposit and therefore another slab of beer. As an example her indoors prefers a
  11. Michael, I am sure that the thoughts and best wishes of all Nottstalgians are with you both and anyone else battling this insidious disease. It won't be long before this will be just a memory and life returns to normality. I understand what you are going through as coincidentally it was a year ago today that I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma behind my right knee and thanks to my surgeon who insisted I had a full top to toe scan they also found a brain tumour the size of an apricot, strangely I had had no symptoms. After putting my trust in the surgeons and unusually doing what I was
  12. Trevor S re #45 Certainly do remember "Cold Duck" the Kaiser Stuhl sparkling light red and as for Sangria I remember several hangovers in Ibiza and Minorca caused by drinking jugs of the stuff in the late sixties and early seventies. I believe the damage was caused by the Spanish brandy which I think was called Fundador. On another grog memory from that era, I was in our local bottle shop recently and saw some Mateus Rose in the classically shaped bottle. Upon tasting I was immediately transported back to meals at the Berni Inns around Nottingham. I know they have been covered extensively el
  13. G'day Catfan, Fly2 and RobL From what you guys say it looks like you are getting Chateau de Cardboard or Goon Bag quality wine in bottles. Fly2 re#10 and the recent experience with Volkswagen are you really getting what you think you are when you buy German wines? When we first came downunder there was a brand of Leibfraumilch called Blue Nun but better known among the young blokes as " Legopenermilch"
  14. Thanks for the topic DaveN The previous posts on this thread have brought back many long forgotten programs and I have had great fun watching some of them on You Tube. Much preferable to the endless dross of reality TV, cooking programs and the mindless violence of US crime shows that gets broadcast on free to air TV here in OZ. I am not sure where sticoms turn into dramedy but I have to varying degrees enjoyed the following. The Good Life,To the Manor Born, Are you Being Served? Dad's Army, The Vicar of Dibley Men Behaving Badly, Phoenix Nights, Black Books, Black Adder, Goodnight Swee
  15. I have a cunning plan - Baldrick I'll have half - Jacko Computer says no - Carol Beer You deaded me - Bluebottle You can't get the wood - Henry Crun I don't believe it - Victor Meldrew
  16. When I had school dinners we always had a choice of custard, lumps or slices
  17. Seeing as there is an comedy influence to the start of this thread i'll add some from Dad's Army Dont' panic and They don't like it up 'em Lance Corporal Jones You Stupid Boy - Captain Mainwaring Were doomed - Private Frazer I am very much looking forward to the upcoming film to see if they can re-create the magic of the original.
  18. I have noticed the liking to Hobgoblin on this site. Our BottlO (Off licence) has Hobgoblin Extra Strong Ale at OZ$8.49 for a 500ml bottle That is around 4quid. How does that compare with what you pay? My brother who lives in Nottingham can often get good Australian wine cheaper that we can get it here.
  19. #462 Thanks for the link Catfan now got some research to do.
  20. #455, 456, 457, 458 I think I might be taking Catfan's advice and getting a dash cam. What with the mobile phone cradle, the GPS and now a dash cam I soon won't be able to see out of the bl**dy windscreen.
  21. Just brought in a law in South Oz about staying clear of bikes on the highway. We now have to stay 1 metre clear of bikes on a road with a speed limit of less than 80 kph and 1.5 metres on a road where the speed limit is more than 80kph. To do so we are now allowed to cross double lines in the middle of the road, nearly got cleaned up by some pratt more worried about staying a metre clear of the bike than looking what is coming the other way. Bikes are now allowed to ride on pavements.
  22. In Oz some states changed to daylight saving three weeks ago and others did not. We now have the ridiculous situation of five time zones eat to west instead of the usual three. Queensland does not have daylight saving and is now one hour behind New South Wales even though they are nominally on the same longitude. NSW people often get flight times from Coolangatta airport which is just over the Queensland border wrong at this time of year. Here in Adelaide we are half an hour ahead of Queensland which is east of us? Half an hour behind NSW, Victoria and Tasmania which are also east of us.
  23. Loppylugs, Saying that your wife was from Tennessee brought back memories of working in a town in Tennessee and this was where, on my afternoon walk, I used to see two old timers with flannel shirts and bib and brace overalls sitting on a bench whittling sticks. After a few days seeing them doing this I naively asked "what are you making". The reply was "thangs" so I said "what are thangs" whereupon one of them pointed to the pile of wood chips on the ground and said "them thangs". Loved the soft slow accent, the countryside thereabouts and the practical approach that the local people had to
  24. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them" These words and the sounding of the last post always brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eyes. Both my late mum and dad fought in the second world war and my mums father in the first. I am proud to have been named after my mums brother who lost his life at Dunkirk and therefore carry that memory always. Let us also not forget all those that died on the "home front" particularly during the second world war
  25. Re #83 by Ayupmiducks. I agree, regional and local dialects used to be quite different within just a few miles. I remember a criminal case in the West Midlands in the late sixties being solved by the pronunciation of just a few words which allowed the police to pinpoint the area where the perpetrator lived. They found him by doing house to house enquiries in a very specific area. It is often said that the north begins at Hucknall as that is where the influence of the northern accent really begins to take effect. Does anyone have examples of actors doing really bad interpretations of local