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    Nottingham City Fire Brigade, classic cars, classic motorbikes,steam trains,Historic buildings

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  1. There was a pub on the corner of Alfred Street Central and Great Freeman Street, was it the Providence Inn? the wall curved round the two streets
  2. fogrider

    Fires

    Well, I'm humbled. I've just been looking for the photo of the Overseas Column in Centrals yard (didn't find it ) and saw this post. In reality, the small number of people abusing the site is minimal in relation to the lovely and interesting people who make this site so interesting . So, spat over, back to great memories of Nottingham and it's life. Regards all.....
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    Poverty Capital

    May I remind members that this site was set up by someone at his OWN EXPENSE and in his own time, is maintained at his own expense in his own time to explore and take pleasure from the history of the city and it's people, the heritage, the memories .It is not a juke box on free play. Bickering , unpleasantries and frivolous nonsense that should be on facebook or twitter should not be on here mis-using this wonderful resource. Please respect our generous host ! Here goes, I'm pressing the reply button and heading for the fall-out shelter …………...
  4. I've seen the U tube video of this , brilliant, great music, good times....
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    Poverty Capital

    As a relatively new member, and having left the City in 1975, I don't know anyone on here (as many seem to do ) so it's the old photo's that bring memories of the City alive, that's what nostalgia is, isn't it ?
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    St Ann's and surrounding area

    Yes, Mary, I did watch the "student" video and I did think some of it did seem rather superficial. When I joined the City Brigade early 1968, there was still huge areas of the old housing, centred around Alfred Street, went to quite a few house fires in the area, as well as in the Meadows, they were very poor people in poor conditions. Having grown up in poverty in a Yorkshire village where our 'house' had no running water, no electricity, no proper toilet - I had knowledge of poor conditions ! Comparing my life now with how I grew up, it WAS tragic, the difference appears to be in the so called City 'slum' areas, you had a community in the same boat, in a little village you were on you're own !
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    Fires

    I went to a fire in Forests' ground, not the really big one, it was in the seating area at the West end (city end), all under those wooden seats was piles of fag packets, newspapers, crisp packets etc etc, a fag end dropped down there was taken as the cause. Once the wooden seat frames got going, that was it. I was told the big fire was the same, but can't be certain.
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    All Kinds of Everything.

    I've lived and worked all over the UK, Nottingham remains one of the very best memories, that's the sixties for you !, all these old photo's remind of my City days, only 8 years, but great memories - keep the photo's coming !
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    Cafes around the Old Market Square

    I do remember it, fairly well up Mansfield Rd, do remember quite a few steps up, was it the Bamboo or something like that ?, another trendy place , subdued lighting an' all that, seem to remember a record playing " judy in disguise, with glasses"
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    Cafes around the Old Market Square

    Total opposite to my other favorite café - Bobs' Elbow Caff, up Mansfield road, real grub, real people. Preferred the cuties in the Peppermill though !
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    Cafes around the Old Market Square

    The Pepper MIll, ,had forgotten that place, very trendy place up a passage. Thanks Ian, great memory of some rather delightful girls who were often in there. !970 ?
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    Classic cars

    Our fire engines always had large drip trays underneath, some 6ft by 3ft. Engines and gearboxes all leaked. Rolls Royce B60 and B80 engines ! Even when we got the new AEC diesels in 1971, they dripped a good bit. Par for the course in those days and a certain amount of leakage was accepted from HGV's at their annual test. How things change !
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    WW2 Secret Code Breaker.

    Late last year we went to a talk by a very lovely old lady called Joe (Josephine) Dunn. She was at Bletchley early on and took the new girls under her wings. Lots of interesting stories, she remembered Tommy Flowers, he was the telephone engineer who got the whole plot working. She would surely have known Margaret Wilson. Having visited Bletchley, she put it all into the real world for us - as she experienced it, a privelige to meet one of those backroom wizards.
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    Old Streets of Nottingham

    It's been said that the man who designed the DS's had a wife who was bonking a mechanic !
  15. fogrider

    Fires

    Car fans !... It's a 1973 D Super 5. Mine 10 years this year. Fast comfortable travel, manual 5 speed box (column change), self levelling headlights, steering long range lamps, the 3 year restoration became a real headache but I got there. No fairies doing magic work through the night like car SOS ! Saw one in King'sLynn Saturday market place in 1957. Bright yellow , when most cars were old black things, I knew I had to have one. First job in 1965, the boss's mistress took me and another lad on a 70 mile trip to a job in one, I was really hooked then ! Good things worth waiting for ……….tax and Mot exempt too