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  1. I can vaguely remember Mr Leigh. Do you remember the big central heating pipes in the classrooms, they were lovely in the winter -really warm. I'm trying to find some more photos of Blue Bell Hill and Alfred Street South to post on this site - watch this space !!
  2. Well, there's the proof. Can't say fairer than that ! I still don't remember it though as it wasn't an area I used to visit in my youth. Love the vehicles in the photo - they just don't make 'em like that any more !!
  3. Hi Benjamin Sorry I don't recall them either. Probably because Thoneywood wasn't an area we used to visit. We stayed mainly around Alfred St., St Anns Well Road and the parks on Robin Hood Street. I sometimes ventured around the bottom end of Sneinton and Carlton Road - especially on my way to watch my beloved Notts County !!
  4. Hi Merthyr Imp. Miss Barker is in the middle photo and Miss Pope is in the bottom one. Mr Lowe was the headmaster and other teachers I remember were Mr Gibby, Miss Harvey, Miss Prossor and Mr Davies. There was also a blind piano teacher called Mr Saunders. I also remember we had a film club once a month which I think cost 2/6d. It was held in the new school hall in the playground which I believe is still there.
  5. Here are 3 of my school photos taken between 1960 and 1965 at Blue Bell Hill School. Please let me know if anyone recognises themselves.
  6. Thanks for the info. I would only be 7 years old in 1961 so probably wouldn't have had pocket money then. I've been trying to upload some school photos to this site but it wont let me as they have to be 50kb and my photos are about 100kb each. It's a shame because I'm sure a lot of people on here would recognize themselves. I'll try to reduce them in some way to get them uploaded.
  7. How do I upload photos on to this site ? I have 3 school photos from Blue Bell Hill school in the 1960's but they are about 106kb each and it won't allow me to do it. Can anyone help ??
  8. #146 Hello Merthyr Imp. Thanks for your reply. I am 62 years old now and attended Blue Bell Hill school from 1959 - 1965. Don't really recognize anyone in the photo as, like you say, they were a bit older than me. I do remember the smell of bread from Griggs shop though. I also remember the shop on the corner of Dennett Street ( or was it Wright Street ?) and the off licence on the corner of Crown Street were we sometimes bought sweets on the rare occasions we had some money !
  9. Hi,Ayupmeducks. I remember Jennifer Agar. Got in touch with her on Friends Reunited a couple of years ago.I also remember the Lady Bay Cleaners but unfortunately not your mum. It's interesting you mention Mr Agar worked at Wollaton Colliery because I now live in Wollaton not far from where the colliery used to stand. I remember too going to the post office on bonfire night for fireworks. Also remember Mrs Pitts shop and Perrins the chemist across the road.
  10. Hi Mary, I lived opposite the Blue Bell Inn, next door to the Co-Op. I never went in as I was only a child at the time. Remember a lot about it though,like the Easter Bonnet Parades and some of the scuffles on a Saturday night as we watched from our bedroom window when we should have been asleep !!
  11. Don't really remember Vernons stores. I was only 7 years old in 1961. Where was it located ?
  12. I lived across the road at no.82, next door to the co -op on the corner of Blue Bell Hill Road. I well remember your dad's shop and the others you mention
  13. DaveK

    Ainsley Estate

    John Dudleys sister is Linda - she is now my wife (been married 40 years)
  14. would love to hear from anyone who lived on Alfred Street South from 1955 - 1970 or anyone who attended Blue Bell Hill school

  15. If that is Griggs shop ( and I think it is from memory) I used to pass it every day on the way to Bluebell Hill school every day from 1959 - 1965. I remember that on occasion we would go in there for a cake as a special treat. It didn't happen very often, though, as money was pretty tight in those days !