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  1. How about taking the wall down to your ground level and replacing it with a post and panel fence?
  2. Thanks guys. Next time I'm back I must try it.
  3. I was sat on the bog this morning reading about Nottingham in Bradshaw's railway guide. Apparently, from Mapperley Plains, according to Bradshaw, it is possible to see Lincoln Cathedral and Belvoir Castle. Is that right?
  4. I remember that track, Beekay. It was there until quite late on, into the 80s I seem to recall. How about a short line in the old Central Market in the 1950s, or have I dreamed that?
  5. One of my earliest pre-spotting memories is of climbing to the top of the concrete slopes off station pad, alongside Basford and Bulwell station, to see Prince Palatine, in blue, as it was turned on the triangle with the GC. I guess it was around 1953.
  6. 'Phoney charges', Ayup? Tell us more.
  7. It's easier to collect. Just back from an ASDA pickup, which was like clockwork. Only four items unavailable, and once you've got your slot you can amend the order any time within 6 days of the booked slot. You can also specify no substitutions.
  8. I stand corrected. I was unaware of the revival of the title, and of the South Yorkshireman. My interest in these trains ended in 1958!
  9. Sorry to be picky, but the Master Cutler never went into St Pancras. After it left the old GC route it went into Kings Cross.
  10. Any idea of the location of the fishing scenes, with Norman Rossington?
  11. I was a 'young male' c1960, and well remember being in Manning as one of the inter-sixth form society, as an HP pupil. Most uneventful, but I did end up married to an old girl, and still am, 52 years later.
  12. At the last funeral I attended they played Ed Sheeran's Supermarket Flowers. Not a dry eye in the house.
  13. So I would have been 5 or 6 at the time. Probably on my way home from Southwark. Thanks Ben.
  14. On the topic of rail crashes; anyone remember the incident at Basford North, when an engine backed into the bay platform in fog at too great a speed, and pushed a couple of carriages through the stops and down the embankment towards Northern Baths?
  15. If you like Hoffnung, Borge, and Flanders, you should love Tom Lehrer. Try listening to the Vatican Rag. Paddy Roberts is also worth a listen.
  16. It was no swap. The scrapyard gave me £5.00 for my car, and the LP cost me £4 19s 11d. I've still got the LP.
  17. An NSU Prinz, around 1962, bought from a dealer behind the Ice Stadium for £250 provided by grandma as a wedding present in 1968. Took it on honeymoon around Devon and Cornwall, and had it in Manchester until 1970, when I sold it to Race's scrapyard in Northenden. I bought a Melanie LP on the proceeds of sale. Had a good few since, but the most useful, and sadly missed, was a Toyota Previa. The crappiest was a Jaguar XJ6, and the most coveted the Rover 75, of which I had three in succession.
  18. So guess who's Guess Who. It's perfectly straightforward.
  19. A shop has recently opened in our local precinct selling branded clothes, trading under the title of 'Guess Who's'. I reckon it should be 'Guess Whose', but I'm open to suggestions.
  20. I was bought the John Speed historical county jigsaw of Notts for my birthday this year. What a shoddy product, and not cheap.
  21. We old spotters are never short of number/letter combinations for use as passwords.
  22. Hi Dave N. I'm proud to declare myself an old trainspotter - Nottingham Vic and Grantham mainly, with the odd trip to Doncaster and York, and one offs to Derby and Tamworth: I could never warm to the LMS locos, with all their bits poking out, and my dad was a driver on the old GCR up to 1964 or so. Like your copping of 60004, the highlight of my spotting was copping A1 St Johnstoun at Edinburgh Waverley in 1961 to complete my A1s. My lasting regret is not taking up dad's invitation to ride the cab from Annesley down to Woodford, although he did let me drive the Dido on one occasion, closely fo