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  1. If it's clear on Sunday (29th), the space station will be visable from 20:42 to 20:47 traveling West to East. If you miss it it will back in about 90mins, having gone round the World!
  2. The International Space Station moves pretty quickly from West to East and is only visable for a few minutes, safest place to be at the moment!! The 'ISS Detector' app is well worth downloading if you want to track it.
  3. Letsavago re lawnmower spares. Like many of us, don't like to throw machinery away if it can be repaired. If I was you I would, if possible, remove the metal part, take a photo and see if anyone can make a new one. There are plenty of 'men in sheds', model makers, garage mechanics etc.who would be only too happy to try and help you - there are quite a few Nottsalgians that like to tinker about as well! Good luck
  4. Photo coming up! This thread started with congestion due to bridge works so thought this image might be of interest. According to the Nottingham Post, travellers have now moved onto the park & ride site!!
  5. Regarding CT's photo a few posts back, there are only two bay window houses left, the ones either side look to have been replaced. I remember the off licence shop but seem to think it ended up as a betting shop, could be wrong. As for Phil's path, you can still walk past the side of the church down Woodthorpe Road, keep straight on when the road takes a left turn, past the row of houses on the right and there is a path which takes you past the greenhouses into the park - used it many times.
  6. First time I've seen the plans, at least they're keeping the main building which has a bit of character, wouldn't like to have one of those multi-storey Lego types which seem to be the norm.
  7. Margie it is sad to see the 'For Sale' board up. Nice to see some pictures of the inside though, especially the school room. It's changed a bit since the 60's when there was a stage, complete with lighting rig thanks to Geoff Dudley who I think worked for Furse Electrical at the time. The room also had a partition which could be used to split the quite large room into two. There was no false ceiling and I remember as Scouts, a big hook being screwed into the main church floor joists and a rope attached for climbing. Played a lot of football in there as well, much to the displeasure of the church elders.
  8. Phil, don't ever recall seeing your 'blue plaque' on the church walls!!!!
  9. Started this thread with an aerial image which has disappeared so I'm going to plonk it in again. Not sure what date it was taken but things have changed and looks like they will continue to. Quite a few on this site including myself, have memories of the church, hopefully happy! I spent a lot of my youth in the schoolroom underneath with the Cubs, Scouts & Senior Scouts. Remember especially the jumble sales, the 'Gang Shows' and of course the lovely Girl Guides. Looks like it's up for sale, will the building stay or will it go, like the pub over the road? The Majestic cinema and the land next door may soon be built on and the big plot on the corner of Winchester street may be next. At least we have a photograph to remind us what it used to be like - that's Nottsalgia for you so thanks to all those that administer and keep this forum going.
  10. Had a couple of friends who worked at NCV in the 60's, Pete Mason and Eric Braham, I think they were mechanics. They kindly found me my first car - a moggy minor traveller.
  11. Thanks Will, have already sent my lists of bands to Rob at Playedinaband, didn't stay long with Just4, I was deemed too young!!
  12. Like it or not I'm going to carry on with this tale. who knows, it may ring a few bells!! Into the big wide world then in 1965, armed with a qualification in music no less - time to jump onto the musical bandwagon, alas, no demand for a recorder virtuoso, time to change tack. Decided to spend my life savings (£30) on a drumset, there was going to be no peace in our house! Along with some friends from Gedling school, The Audenboguls were formed. Unfortunately none of us could play any instruments but at least I managed to apply the 'letraset'! After many hours of playing along to 'The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt', I figured I was ready for the road. Answered an advert in the evening paper and ended up auditioning for 'Just 4 With Cindy'. Not old enough to drive and so having no transport, they came round to collect myself and the drums in a small escort van. As Cindy and another member of the band were busy in the back, under a blanket, the drums had to be strapped onto the roof and so off we went to the March Hare (12th March 1966) and I played my first 'gig' for which I received the princely sum of ten shillings - did that make me a semi-professional musician? The tale may well continue!
  13. Used to like Russ Conway, think he sometimes appeared on the Billy Cotton Band Show! Didn't he have a finger missing?
  14. Gas powered buses - nothing new!! Have two or three of these newsletters if anyone is interested.