Deepdene Boy

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  1. 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).
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Just a quick heads up. Interetsing looking programme on The Shadows at 9.30 this evening on BBC4
  7. 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.
  8. Season is finished, but not yet declared null and void. Promotion and relegation issues still to be decided.
  9. Sue, you have my sincere condolences
  10. Rob, you have my thoughts and condolences. It certanily sounds as if your wife's aunt had a life lived to the fulllest.
  11. Lest they never be forgotten. Nottingham will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Liverpool. YNWA
  12. 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.
  13. 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 a
  14. One of the best "shot stoppers" of the past 60 years
  15. Nonna B, can't say I have alot of sympathy for the majority of Americans. After all, they voted Trump into power
  16. Cold roast pork cobs, using dripping pork dripping as a spread instead of butter. Food of the gods.
  17. 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.
  18. Margie, I remember watching Survivorrs back in the '70s.
  19. Given the current sate of the world, Kenny Rogers certainly knew when to fold 'em
  20. Mess, which village was this. I am not afraid to name and shame.
  21. It didn't all go smoothly with the Bulwell OMO allocations. The original plan was that Bulwell would get some of the older Fleetlines, whilst the deopt chairman of the TGWU was demanding an allocation of new Atlanteans, 586-611. There was much toing and froing between management and the TGWU, I know,as I heard one half of the many eveinng phone calls in the spring of '75, before the compromise was struck and the entire batch of Willowbrook bodied Fleetlines went to Bulwell depot
  22. Hi Totongirl, the Hucknall Road routes you mention were on the "Bagthorpe" rota and were the first to be converteed to OMO (One Man Operation) in January 1970. Hence the reason for the Fleetlines and Atlantans being used on them. As at that time the drivers were still handling cash and issuing tickets from "Ultimate" ticket machines they couldn't leave their cabs to change the rear blinds. To my eye the OTO-M batch of Atlanteans were the finest examples of the Nottingham Standard.
  23. Ben, sorry but that Forest programme would be about 18 months before the Cup Final win over Luton in 1959
  24. Fully agree with you Mess, but does anybody else see the irony in a thread entitled Litter being started by Mess