Deepdene Boy

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  • Birthday 10/17/1965

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  1. With regard to the picture of the East Midland Leyland Atlantean operating in Oxford, this would have been in 1973 when City of Oxford Motor Services were suffering from a severe vehicle shortage. They had to hire in a large number of vehicles including a number of NCT's Northern Counties bodied Daimler Fleetines from the 64-94RTO batch.
  2. Can't say that I am a fan of route branding, as no matter how hard an operator tries a wrongly branded bus will eventually end up on anincorrect route, causing needless confusion to the travelling public. Green and cream buses with red wheels, and properly set destination blinds, is how NCT should be.
  3. I remember playing in a school football match for Glapton against Stanley on a pitch close to Gerard's soap works. The air was thick with the smell of the soap and by the end of the match you could taste nothing but soap.
  4. Hi Mitch. I think that the protection point being at Woodland Drive dates back to when Notts & Derby operated trolleybuses through to Ripley. N & D and NCT had co-ordinated services as far as Cinderhill Island and it may be that the Act of Parliament that granted trolleybus operating powers stipultated that the protection point was Woodland Drive.
  5. Milton Jones is the best of the current crop. Some may find his humour "off the wall", but he had me in stitches dt Northampton's Derngate Theatre back in 2012/3 and he didn't need to swear to do so. (Not that swearing bothers me).
  6. Hi Barry, it was all the West Bridgford services that went from South Parade, 11, 12, 14, 21 & 24 uses it as their town centre terminus
  7. The engines were 8.2 litre (510 cubic inches) turbo charged. They suffered with being too light on the front end, which caused understeer and braking problems on wet or icy roads.
  8. Fellow Nottstalgians, I require a little help. We are in the process of clearing my late Father's house and I have come across a small medal engraved N.G.W.H.S.C. 1927-8 followed by the name of my maternal grandfather. Can anybody throw any light on to what these initials may stand for? I believe that my grandfather may have ben a keen gardener.
  9. I remember as a mkid in thearly seventies getting a Bontempi "electric" guitar one Christmas. It was only last night when I saw Hank's Stratocaster that I realised that was what it had been based upon.
  10. Just a quick heads up. Interetsing looking programme on The Shadows at 9.30 this evening on BBC4
  11. Bk, you're correct. Red Kites take carrion and don't predate on live animals. Since John Paul Getty III re-introduced Red Kites on his estate down in the Chilterns, thay have been one of the great success stories. Where I live just north of Nothampton it is very common to see them soaring on the thermals.
  12. Season is finished, but not yet declared null and void. Promotion and relegation issues still to be decided.
  13. Sue, you have my sincere condolences
  14. Rob, you have my thoughts and condolences. It certanily sounds as if your wife's aunt had a life lived to the fulllest.