• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Morton40

  1. Click on the "Quote" button at the lower right corner. When you start typing, make sure your cursor is outside the box.

    Bear in mind you have latched on to a thread which has not been active since 2008. The subject of the Co-op at Lenton, Monty Hind, Abbey Street, have been mentioned in various other threads on the site. You can find them using the "Search" box at the top right of the Home page, or start with this thread

    Thanks for this I didnt notice the date the thread was started

  2. Wasnt that Montey Hind ?? on Willoughby St. or did it change its name when it moved to Leen Gate ?? I had a fwe older friends go there.

    Hey Mick2me was that near the CoOp shop if so i would go there for the weeks groceries with my mum. we had a garage in a car park just behind harisons the barber shop

    Question Please how do i answer a pervious post like Mick2me at #2

  3. I was born in 1952 . My dad was posted down from Scotland and met my mum in Nottingham, he was in the argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, and was away for six years

    in North Africa and Then Italy ( with leave in between ) as most people say the never speak much about bad experiences . and speaking from my own limited experiences

    no one really wants to listen for more than a few minutes. when he came back he went down the Clifton Pit. he was very easy going when Clifton closed he moved to cotgrave pit

    and retired from there. he died in 1995. he was a great sounding board when I was young. he was strict but very fair and hard to anger but god forbid if you did anger him.

    ps I tried to get a photo downloaded but failed :-(

  4. #2 Rob - the picture of the apprentices was taken 2 years after I was in the apprentice training shop. A lot of familiar faces there. Harold Watkin the manager, Ernie Frake the supervisor Mr Slater the admin clerk. Somewhere I have a similar picture taken 2 years earlier.

    where is the picture ??

  5. what about black jacks and flying saucers The black jacks were 4 for a penny i think and flying saucers wher made of rice pare and me3lted in your mouth ( well my mouth really)

    we can still buy both in perth which showa how backward we are here :-) and treacle toffee which would today be called super glue .

    • Upvote 3
  6. B movies --- **The Blob** - steve Mcqueen, **I was a teenage -- werewolf** Michael Langdon, ** The Nack ?** dont know what it was about and i now have a dvd of it and I still cant figure it out. **It came from Outer space**

  7. I'm sure there's another thread on here for the ROF but just to put my spoke in ....... my Dad served his apprenticeship there from about 1939 to 1942. Just before his 21st birthday in December 1942 he joined the RAF and then on demob in 1946 he was straight back to the factory and job he hated. He was made redundant in the early 60s and went to Raleigh and then Myford Tools in Beeston but heard a couple of years later that he could get back into the ROF. He was not an ambitious man but just wanted to earn decent money to pay a mortgage and look after his family so he went back to Kings Meadow Road til his retirement in 1986. My dear old Dad never had a good word for that place but he brought home a good wage and that was all that mattered to him.

    Its funny isnt it that all that important then was a steady job and a good wage, although i am close to retirement If i have an interview for a job, people ( usually people who look to be 13 years old ) ask me what my ambitions are or where do i see myself in 5 years time ??? when all i want is a job lol. the world has gone slightly mad with HR people .

    • Upvote 2
  8. i worked there or rather i went there, for about 6 years 1969 to 1976 and aound the railway side of it there was a sign fro the second wqorld war that said warning electrified fence, anyone who worked there will remember signing the offical secrets act , and a list of eastern block countires you had to seek permission to go to. The money was good but I was a hopless fitter I had no ambition to spend fifty years there.

    • Upvote 1