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  1. Is that the bit of green by Pelham Ave on the maps? May be mystery solved. Google Street seems to show that the horse is gone from outside the Grosvenor. My grandad told me a story that someone had once got drunk and painted it up as a zebra. R
  2. I can believe that. My first boss when I moved to Manchester was born there too!
  3. Hi Margie. I was born at the Firs near Woodthorpe Grange and my grandparents lived on Haddon St, just off Haydn Rd. When we lived in Nottingham we moved about quite a bit, and we moved to Norwich just before I started school. I was told that I had a pretty strong Nottingham accent when we moved, but I had it beaten out of me at school by the yokels in Norwich who thought it sounded posh. I spent most of my holidays with my grandparents up to the age of about 12, and so most of my memories are of Sherwood and Carrington. My grandad Arthur Spencer, was a shop fitter at Lewitt and Owens and my gr
  4. Hello! I'm Richard: born in Nottingham but snatched away at an early age and only allowed back for brief visits to grandparents. All the older members of my family have died now, and like many people I didn't get chance to ask them things about their childhood (and to clarify my memories about mine). So... this is one of the ways I'm hoping to fill in the gaps. Here is one of those gaps. I have a memory (early 70's) of walking into town from Sherwood: down Hucknall Rd onto Mansfield Rd and past the Forest. By the roundabout near the Forest I have the distinct impression that there was some k