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  1. It looks like Broad Marsh has / is going to be handed back to Nottm City Council. Now the 5 or 10 year wait while all the different groups argue over what's the best solution for the site.
  2. I had Hornby 3 Rail. Meccano. And Bayko, had some of that. Metal rods and Plastic panels. There's still a following for it now; I wonder if I was engineering orientated from birth or whether Meccano and Bayko turned me into one? Re Pork Pies, they've probably lost something in between relatively small scale production to factory large scale and being sold by the original family. Quote from Pork Farms site, The Pork Farms legacy started way back in 1931 when local Nottinghamshire baker Ken Parr took out a loan to open his first bakery, and the rest as they say is history. Ken’s pies became legendary and his original recipe is still used to inspire our Pork Farms bakeries today.
  3. Is that intended to restrict parking only in the side roads or to apply to Wells road as well? Just curious, I've no need to park anywhere near there.
  4. It's Grade 2 listed and some of the internal features survive, mentioned on this page, 2 images, (click the link at the top of the picture) one shows a close up of the original 1860 shop front which is under the red paint from the Restaurant. I suspect the panels under the window will have been replaced in the past.
  5. I'd seen the Mapping but hadn't realised it can be dragged out to the Nottinghamshire County boundaries. Click spanner on top left for enlarge. Click and drag on box within the map bottom right to jump to and area. Map takes time to load depending on your device and connection.
  6. Anything to do with this, it mentions Wells rd but not what is to apply;
  7. That's got to be a multi-million pound understatement. I'd guess that many of the multi site Franchisee's are multi-millionaires. The article below would suggest Nottingham Clumber Street was open in 1982, may have been earlier, as the Franchisee of Yorks and North Lincs (14 sites) started in Nottingham as a trainee Manager around 1982. The current Nottingham Franchisee has at least 9 sites and his wife 1, Basford.
  8. C-T, Did you mean to post that particular picture? That's Mansfield road / Woodborough Rd /Bluecoat st junction. It does say Mansfield Rd on the bottom of the advert. Trueman info and the above picture on here
  9. As another City Council Taxpayer I too think filling the space with shops is pointless, but I believe market forces will sort that out. If there isn't sufficient demand for the units then the current plan won't make financial sense to any developer / buyer. And I doubt there is / will be enough demand. There are still likely to be more casualties in the retail world so other units around the city and in Vic Centre will become available and will compete with Broad Marsh. I would think it's going to have to be a mix of some shops, office space, housing and leisure probably with multiple developers involved.
  10. If the ground rent isn't paid then the land and all on it (except goods etc owned by sub leasees) reverts to the Land Owner. In other words the City Council get the whole site back for free, just as they would if the lease expired under normal circumstances. They'll make up any losses and more when they either sell the site or develop / joint develop.
  11. Thought they were the revised plans for a minute there. What Nottingham is desperate for is another ALDI another LIDL some more Student appartments and another Hotel. I'm sure they could easilly get all of those on the now defunct Shopping site. And those mobile cranes will be back soon, if they haven't already been, to recover the now redundant tower crane. Whatever the outcome is it won't be required for a few years.
  12. It's still way too early to make direct comparisons. Hong Kong Flu, as stated by the article was / is a seasonal flu. Covid as yet has not run long enough to be determined as seasonal, it may keep killing at the same rate throughout the year so the total numbers could exceed H-K Flu. The average numbers of deaths (from that article) from H-K flu in 68/69 were with very little intervention from Governments and others. At that time they had no idea how bad it would spread. The deaths from Covid are at a similar rate BUT with massive intervention and we knew how H-K had spread. What would the death rate have been without intervention? The World population now is far more mobile than it was then so any disease spread is going to far quicker. My Son was in New Zealand in February for 2 weeks working, travelled back via Vietnam with a short stop (still working) over then onto Los Angeles, Toronto, then New York staying for 3 days (early March) then back home to Arizona. 5 days later he was laid up in bed with all the Covid symptoms but couldn't get a test as there were none in A.Z. A few days after that my Daughter in Law had similar symptoms but managed to stay out of bed. Both recovered from whatever it was. Where did he catch whatever it was, how many people did he spread it to and how many people would have been doing similar journeys to that in the 60s/70s
  13. A guess,, Nottingham Garden Workers and Horticuluralist Social Club