Deepdene Boy

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  • Birthday 10/17/1965

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Just a quick heads up. Interetsing looking programme on The Shadows at 9.30 this evening on BBC4
  4. 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.
  5. Season is finished, but not yet declared null and void. Promotion and relegation issues still to be decided.
  6. Sue, you have my sincere condolences
  7. Rob, you have my thoughts and condolences. It certanily sounds as if your wife's aunt had a life lived to the fulllest.
  8. Lest they never be forgotten. Nottingham will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Liverpool. YNWA
  9. Thank you to everybody that has taken the time and effort to over their condolences. It is a source of great strength to the family and will help us to move forward, as Dad would have wanted.
  10. Not a great day, as my Dad (Clive Johnson) passed away at 1030 this morning. Dad would have been known to some of the members on her and also some of the casual visitors as he worked for NCT from 1963 through to December 1976, when he left to take up a full-time position with the TGWU in Burton-on-Trent. He started as a conductor on the trolleybuses at Bulweel depot and transferred to Bilborough depot once he passed his PSV test in 1966. Following our move to Clifton in September 1968, Dad continued at Bilborough depot, until the spring of 1969 when he was able to transfer to the spare rota at Parliament Street depot. In 1972 he becamce an OMO driver on the "Gordon Road" rota, which also included the West Bridgford services. Upon the re-opening of Trent Bridge depot in 1973, Dad moved to Trent Bridge as all the Bridgford services were opertaed from the re-opened depot. In 1974, Dad was elected Branch Secretary of the TGWU to work alongside the Branch Office, Harry Ball, at Parliament Street depot. Dad was always active in the Union movement, not as some tub thumping left wing loony, as they were often labelled in the press and media of the time, but to foster his belief that the working man needed a voice, to ensure that safe and secure working practices were in place, and that at no prejudice could be brought to bear in any disciplinary proceedings taken against his colleagues. Dad, I will miss you , but thank you for making me the man I am today.
  11. One of the best "shot stoppers" of the past 60 years
  12. Nonna B, can't say I have alot of sympathy for the majority of Americans. After all, they voted Trump into power
  13. Cold roast pork cobs, using dripping pork dripping as a spread instead of butter. Food of the gods.
  14. Hi Lizzie, the Branston pickle shortage has been caused by a product recall, as a batch has been found to have bits of plastic in it.
  15. Margie, I remember watching Survivorrs back in the '70s.