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  1. I worked there at the same time, late '67 to April '68. in the warehouse, Ted Randall was my immediate boss. It was him who advised me to join the City Fire Brigade. Great advice ! I seem to recall Tomorrows World coming to film demountable things Jardine Dobsons had designed.
  2. Great to see something from Ian123 , the real world strikes again !
  3. This is a bit late, but Nottingham WAS a Police fire Brigade back from the early part of the 19th century. The Chief Constable being responsible for the running of the brigade. That ended in 1941 when the National fire service was formed. I get there in the end...….
  4. 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.....
  5. 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 …………...
  6. 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 ?
  7. 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 !
  8. 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.
  9. 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 !
  10. 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"
  11. Total opposite to my other favorite café - Bobs' Elbow Caff, up Mansfield road, real grub, real people. Preferred the cuties in the Peppermill though !
  12. 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 ?
  13. 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 !
  14. 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.
  15. It's been said that the man who designed the DS's had a wife who was bonking a mechanic !