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    Moon landings

    No point going back, there wasn't any Cheese after all. Think the Man in the Moon must have eaten it all.
  2. Definitely Woolies after 1955, when I moved to Arnold, untill they moved across the road into what is now Iceland. References on here to Empress; Just found this, it was Empress, then Kings then Empress agin; But it says demolished 1956 which is clearly wrong,? those steps look remarkably like Woolies old ones. Picture here labelled as Kings. Small building next door I remember as Rowbottoms Butcher, then Cross Keys pub, still there today up to the corner of Ravenswood.
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    Whatever happened to......?

    Sherwood Rooms /Astoria
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    Whatever happened to......?

    Still one at Ocean, but don't know if he has a cart, I'd imagine they got driven off the streets by Environmental Health
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    Top Gear

    I was so convinced about how good it would be I didn't waste any time bothering to watch it. Clarkson and co. were good and the show WAS great, but I'd stopped watching it before they sacked him. If they changed the cast in the Archers and moved the setting to Milton Keynes, would the original listeners still follow it, I doubt. It's time to drop the name Top Gear, it's just causing confusion and comparison to the original.
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    Car Number Plates

    I'd have been rolling on the ground laughing at the £375,000, let alone the £381,916.67. I believe that if and when these priced plates actually sell then they don't go for anything like the advertised price. In 51 years of car ownership I've always resisted the temptation to spend money on number plates and I've never seen the point of having your own initials. I've had a few cars that came with low numbers or tidy lookin numbers but untill last year I've never paid for one. I spent a whole £250 direct from DVLA including fees, for a car specific plate.
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    Talbot Street

    Let me guess Trent Poly (no it's not a proper Uni, it was a Tech College when I went there.) Student accomodation.
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    Wilford Road

    Someone's wide a wake today, Outside the Revenue building opposite Waterway Street,,-1.1520114,3a,30y,278.46h,84.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO6KYji60_ZNA3BMQp7OfxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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    Wilford Road

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    Car Number Plates

    My Son is living and working in AZ, I was there 2 years ago and loved the look of the plates. Found an example but apparently is a banned plate.
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    I'm on the first road, Rugby. Found this recently 1913., Hucknall, Nottinghamshire&latitude=53.035660&longitude=-1.211072 If you zoom in (top left of screen) on where Southglade Rd / Rigleys is, it shows the 1913 map with all the farms before Bestwood and with current layout very faint in the background. Use the slider in the top right of screen and you can fade the current layout in.
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    Yes I live on the Old Rigleys site. Been here since they were first built and have been digging up old wagon bolts and lumps of steel in the garden ever since. Apparently Rigleys used to burn all the wood from the wagons, I think in what's now my back garden..
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    I live between Bulwell and Southglade Park. I can assure you there is no Posh end, just our little Posh Island that the Police helicopter uses to hover over most Friday evenings looking into Bestwood.
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    Yes Prescriptions over 60 Free TV Licence over 75, NO, not anymore after 2020. Bus / Tram pass Free eye test, although most people get free tests at most opticians. Seniors discount in some food establishments. I've recently been to New Zealand and got Seniors discounted entry to most tourist type places.
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    The problem is remembering those memories
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    Global warming

    It's cold, that's why.
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    Free TV licences for over 75’s

    7 years short for me for the TV licence. But at least I got my State Pension entitilement at 65.
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    Vanished shops

    Given the financial state of Debenhams I doubt they'd spend millions on levelling it out, if they own the building. If it's owned by others, then Debenhams wouldn't be able to justfiy the massive rent increase. That building will be destined for a few small shops with many luxury flats above it. The 9 flats above Wheeler Gate Sainsbury started from £160k when they were converted. (building not owned by Sainsbury) There's probably potential for 50 or more .
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    Old Photos of the Meadows

    It was there in 1960, PAGE 9, from here;
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    Vanished shops

    They're a little bit behind and they keep changing their minds about what's going to be there. Broad Marsh Centre is still open but with improvement works going on. The work is to build a new Bus station and to extend Broad Marsh shopping area. Closing Collin Street to traffic and paving it over. New car park, Central Library and lots of other developments in the surrounding area.
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    Whatever happened to......?

    No Sunday trading. Very few companies working on a Sunday, anyone working would be going there on a bike. Very minimal buses running, because of the above. And they won't be Postmen, no Sunday deliveries. Maybe Railway workers? Possibly a few Black and Whites sat on the rank on the other side of the square. No reason for anyone to be around. And I'd suspect the photo was staged, particularly as the photographer is sat on the kerb up against the railing. They'd probably waited for the right time to get a near perfect shot.
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    Cult movies

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    The Chateau, Wilford Lane

    Looks like it may become Lidl and Housing
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    Front or top loader, which is better?

    They did indeed ; Clicking the UK Careers like takes you to the U.S site.
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    How's your day?

    I live on one of those streets (or Closes as they are) Been here 30 years since Cavco built them and never knew the railway connection apart from Rigleys Names are Rigley Dr, Rugby Cl, March Cl, Darnal Cl (should have 2 L's), Kingsmoor Cl. The other houses nearer Tesco were built later by others so don't follow the railway theme. I drive past the Said sign several times a day but have never read what was on the Brown ones. I'll nip out in the morning and look. I lived in Arnold when younger and used to trainspot around here, I'm sure the level crossing was still there, but not in use, in the early 60's near where the sign now is at the end of Southglade Rd. And on a topic covered here somewhere, I lived next door to the parents of Cavan , Gordon and the other 11 Pickering children in Arnold, for 17 years up untill I got married. The 13 had diverse occupations from a Barber to an Airline pilot. Jack the Father, worked at Raleigh and also owned a lot of houses in Arnold.