nippergrant

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  1. PLANFIT....The word "norrit" means wont it as in " It'll ave to do wont it"
  2. a shot of red-X in yea tank. used ta cost a penny a shot (old penny that is) now £4 for a 2 shot bottle
  3. here is a history of gedling... http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/books/gedling1908/titlepage.htm
  4. welcome conway V... thats right at the end of trent lane its the boat club now. i lived on colwick vale thats near the sluice gates farther down river
  5. When I finally got a car there was no stopping my wife. Every Saturday starting about 10am I would drive her all round to every fords that she could find, neterfield-carlton-clifton-stappleford-beston-bulwell-basford-and others. Even better if there was a co-op scoop there as well. I spent many a long hour waiting in the car as I didn’t like shopping
  6. Why is it, in topics I follow every alternate topic is blanked out ????
  7. Welcome zigzag…I was born in colwick on vale rd..I new some on 1st ave a polish family up near the foot path Sheila Watson lived next to the waste ground at top and a few others that names elude me. Old colwick was the main rd through colwick and new vale road was opposite the church with Deans on the corner. Johnny Boynton lived down there he gave me my nick name nipper which I still have today. Parkinson’s shop was a bit farther along than allsops just a few houses between them. Steel tanks on the field next to the paddock we called the barrel field and used to jump from one to the other pla
  8. you can`t get insurance with out a MOT if its older than 3 years
  9. No insurance no car…police usually impound it
  10. thanks Bubblewrap.....found this site....never new how little i new about a place i`ve lived in or lived around http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/books/colwick/contents.htm
  11. Hi Beduth, i think it was walls ice cream. I contained butter and was a Slight yellowy colour. Best ice cream ever
  12. its not the "good experienced drivers" that are the problem its the reckless ones that are. Accidents are usually caused by the bad drivers, so it doesn’t matter if you are a good driver.
  13. do they teach how to use an Indicator on these courses as well ???
  14. Noticed in the post today how the ng post code is one of the areas that have drivers with 12 points on their licence and not banned. I think that if you have accumulated 12 points then you must have a total disregard for the law and don’t care if you are a danger to others. Most people have broken the speed limit at some time I know I have once 3 points £60 fine but I learned to watch my speed and not done it again. That is the lesson we all should learn
  15. My daughter’s partner lived in Leeds all his life calls them bread cakes is that because he comes from a different part of Yorkshire
  16. Don’t hear much about the history of colwick. After all its mentioned in the dooms day book. Any body shed any light on this.
  17. My daughter went to Leeds University and on one visit me and misses called in on a chippy to get chips. So we walked in joined the queue looked at the menu board and couldn’t see what we wanted so when our turn came we stepped up to the counter and said two mixes please the man behind the counter stood and stared then said what’s that. I explained it’s a portion of chips with peas on top. He then said he’s never herd of that and asked where wearer from I said Nottingham he then said he’ll have to put that on the menu then gave us our mixes at half price…..I thought ever body knew what a mix wa
  18. Marsdens! not herd that name in years...corner of bourne street & victoria road nrtherfield....dad always sent us to fetch his faggots from there
  19. I miss the "brick" ice cream the ice cream van sold before Mr whippy came about. It was rapped in paper and you had it between two waffers or in a square cone
  20. When I was a kid growing up in colwick there were few shops, 2 up near the church, 2 in the centre and 2 down other end near balmorale Rd. does any body remember going to the shop and asking “ave yea got any broken biscuits” in those days biscuits came loose in large metal square tins and a lot got broke. So the shop keeper unable to sell them used to give bags of broken biscuits to any kid that came and asked. Always had to say please and thank you
  21. HI DJ360…I’ve also had calls that say they are from my service provider saying that they have detected corrupted files on my router and need me to switch on my lap top or computer on so they can get rid of them. I know that my service provider do NOT contact their customers claiming you have a fault and this is a scam. I just hang up or say wait while I turn on the recorder. That usually makes them hang up. But I think it’s becoming a very big problem as some people don’t realize this is a scam to access their bank account and clean them out. Sad to say that they try and target the older gene
  22. Thank you DavidA for posting this clip. It shows as I said the wreckage on the race course and the engine next to the house with Mr Davenport and some of the other neighbours standing round it. The hole in the wooden roof of the canteen of Sprays and other wreckage, cant tell where that is as no back ground but it looks like its on the allotment before the R.A.F. lads turned up to keep people away. I was wrong about the year (a year earlier than I though) so that made me 8 years old. I was at school at the time, colwick C of E in the play ground which was next to Sprays. Goes to show how lucky