Stuart.C

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  1. I'll have to try that, cause counting vegetables just doesn't work as well as counting sheep did.
  2. I though it might be miss written; Rosa Villa Gedling R.D.
  3. Private line manual ringdown. Yes, used more commonly within large buildings for direct contact between 2 points but could be miles apart. Used extensively in Wartime to speak to front line posts. We had one in the Post Office building I worked in between the workshop and control room for fault reporting. The line and equipment would have been rented but no call charges so in your case Ian you could speak all day free.
  4. I don't how I stumbled across that document but it was quite interesting including all the other systems in the country. I can guarantee if I'd been looking for something like that it wouldn't have come up. I've downloaded it so I don't loose it.
  5. From here section 8.5 https://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1992/Report_FE-04-14b.pdf
  6. I posted this earlier but it seems to have gone onto Kenbob's profile page, several pictures of the Walkway; https://nottstalgia.com/forums/profile/9491-kenbob22/
  7. The Student trick was in a Phone box you used to be able to Tap the number on the cradle instead of having to put money in. Apparently it took a bit of skill and not all boxes did it. The code was meant to be a test code, so charges weren't made when an Engineer was in a customers home. I don't know whether Students also got hold of that.
  8. Additional info; And after they'd used up all the 9's they went to 8, which is what my number got, then they ran out and they went to 7, I believe they've run out and they're on 6. At one point I believe Nottingham had the highest demand for new numbers anywhere in the country. The problem is when companies have a new phone line they get allocated blocks of numbers and get more even blocks reserved for future use. Even though everyone rings one single number it gets diverted to another number in the block. There could be 10's of thousands of unused but reserved numbers. Also there is VOIP (Voice over Internet) where the call originates from a computer or other smart device and arrives at a phone as opposed to Skype which is computer to computer. My Son uses VOIP to call from the USA, it shows at my end as a local phone number which he has reserved and as far as I know it's free, the call certainly is, he may have paid a one off for the number. There'll be ten of thousands of those numbers in use as well.
  9. The Clock has a side door that looks to be the function room; https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9665692,-1.1750476,3a,75y,145.37h,87.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbzM8ODViII6Bw43XA3pZJA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9667273,-1.1748655,3a,75y,204.14h,96.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smpDeP-2fJt_UlZQAEJZnhA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  10. Possibly this one, it's close; https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/153752
  11. Here's a street map before Victoria station was built; https://www.railwayarchive.org.uk/track-plans?doc=34
  12. Found an earlier post of yours re this. I've just found this which refers to deeds of no. 24, so presumably house came with job; http://archives.walgreensbootsalliance.com/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=WBA%2FBT%2F21%2F27%2F3 From here, 1922; https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW007811 The large building on the corner in the foreground was Boots head office at the time. Parkinson street arrowed, running parallel with and between Station st. and the Canal, haven't worked out the numbering as to whether no. 24 is visible;
  13. There were 2 turntables originally acording to theses plans from here; https://www.railwayarchive.org.uk/track-plans?doc=33
  14. It looked like it had been empty a while when we looked around it. Son / Daughter in law wanted to keep the old building and convert it to a house, I think it had planning for 2 semi's but it's only got a single dwelling on it. They ended up buying an old farm in Northumberland instead.
  15. There used to be a pub on the right hand side coming from Eastwood just before Brinsley, had a bit of a layby in front of it tho' I suspect originally the road went right past the front door. Don't know it's name It was up for sale for redevelopment around 12 - 15years ago, one of my Son's looked at buying it, but found a better deal elsewhere. Whoever bought it demolished it and rebuilt a house on roughly the same footprint. The other new house closer to Eastwood was built later. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brinsley,+Nottingham/@53.0300074,-1.3090236,127a,35y,14.86h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487993527a482535:0xb2978837da1db821!8m2!3d53.033855!4d-1.312842 https://www.google.com/maps/@53.0308931,-1.30873,3a,75y,37.52h,97.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sanOpU1zXlxBw4EKnCN7OUg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Forget all that, it was the NEW INN; https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/nottinghamshire/brinsley_newinn.html
  16. They're excluded from that particular law. BUT should their use of the phone/ radio have been found to be a contributing factor to an incident involving them then they could be prosecuted just the same as anyone else. Just the same as running through Red traffic lights.
  17. Does that mean you're on double time all over Xmas??
  18. Bulls Head car park seems high; https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9601081,-1.3079477,3a,75y,324.84h,72.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8rlf868ostRr0F4_avf4Qg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bulls+Head+Pub/@52.9595058,-1.3071532,123a,35y,324.84h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4879e9445abe8adb:0xcaf3fc1b9cb3e264!2sIlkeston!3b1!8m2!3d52.970142!4d-1.306978!3m4!1s0x4879ec042f47f141:0x18499b61a461d05e!8m2!3d52.9602449!4d-1.308395 Don't know if it's on here for you; https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/derbyshire/ilkeston.html There's an Index here for Derbys; https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/derbyshire.html
  19. Are you following this person, that seems to be the only individual user setting ,
  20. And regenerative only adds a small bit to the battery.
  21. Filled in and built on, apparently there's a manhole cover to get down into it, https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9686492,-1.1544169,258m/data=!3m1!1e3 Where it was when first planned; https://www.railwayarchive.org.uk/track-plans?doc=6
  22. Agree. Donnington; Actual cause, Pilot(s) error in shutting off the "Wrong", working engine. Real cause, Boeing making undeclared design changes leading to the pilots making an incorrect diagnosis. 737 Max, (x2) Boeing making undeclared design changes leaving the pilots unable to make a correct diagnosis.
  23. I flew from the U.K to Egypt in 1951 when I was 6 months old and back around a year later. Can't remember a thing about the flight or Egypt, although I doubt it was direct flight so we must also have stopped to refuel somewhere.
  24. Margarita did well out Clive; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOWwg_IoAw