Alexanda

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  1. Thanks yes you are correct that is why I did say i was not implying he was involved in any card games and I did say "I myself" used to know of card games that went on around Nottingham which if you put 2+2 together = customers for legalised gambeling establishments (Not that i am implying he was involved) I could have put it better I shall clarify I ment that he built legal licensed premises where before there wasnt any so people could gamble legally I never implyed he was runing ilegal gambleing.
  2. lol not really hehe If I remember the story of how he became rich I think he started with either a chip shop or renting gambleing machines to buisness like chip shops pubs sorry iam trying to remember what i was told about George Atkins was 30 years ago i was told about him from my father who knew him well. I think he then went into property buying and leasing out comercial property to other buisness men. I do remember he did own the casino before he sold it to Reo Stakis that I rememeber 100% If I remember correctly I heard he owned some or all the land around Nottingham
  3. There used to be a sign above the doors of the Ritzy/Palias nightclub. One of my friends who was head door man there told me too look up and read what it says I doubt most people ever knew it was there (Through these doors are some of the most beutiful girls in the country) I think thats right.
  4. I used to love going to goose fair. Always went with freinds. I remember when I was about 17 a freind of mine who used to work for one of the guys who ran one of the the waltzers rides. He lived in Nottingham but was very well know around the city centre and knew alot of the guys who owned rides that came to goose fair. He used to do some crazy things with those waltzers like doing handstands between the waltzer cars while it was runing ful speed. He favorite game was kicking the back of the walzter usually with girls in the car to make it spin faster. Oh boy did he scare thos
  5. What could possably go wrong there. I wonder if any one turned up trying to be smart with a 12 gauge shot gun
  6. I will tell you there Problem with the redevelopment of Trinity square is all those new buildidngs were desighned for big companys not the small buisness that built Nottingham. I will tell you all a real shocking secret. The rent is stupid high were talking only huge companys can afford example were poundworld is next to Waitrose the yearly rent if I remember i asked the estate agent who was advertiseing it was between £150 000 and £250 000 a year I know as I asked about it for a cafe. I think if I remember was £150 000 plus rent £100 000 buisness rates. a year Also the l
  7. Yes all the traffic lights and street lights and the first town centre cctv were all controlled from under Trinity Square car park. There was a set of stairs near the 3 phone boxes that were there leading down under the top end of the car park. I used to see alot of comeings and goings mostly traffic wardens and a few bus drivers I think they went down there just to hang out for a cup of tea lol. I knew a lot of trffic wardens they used to sneak down the back alley of the Moulin Rouge to get into the kitchen for a cup tea many times I walked into the kitchen there would be as
  8. HeHe I actually saw the real life plans as My father and other local buisness men were invited too see the plans at the planning office in the council building in market square.I went with him too see the plans they were not very detailed no 3D mock up just the plans all in colour but difficult too tell exactly what they were on about. The guy who invited us was not very forth comeing on what inpact it would have. I could tell they were going through with it no matter if anyone had an objection .
  9. You would think I would remember his sign I rememeber it was green with I think gold writing I saw it hundreds of times but cant remember exactly just that the windows were wooden and it was dark inside and smelled like a proper tailors my father had 3/4 suits made by Bob Patchett. Most of the local buisness men and judges barristers and offcials went there during the 1970's and 1980's. I really do miss the times and the old Nottingham I was very lucky and privalidged to have been a part of the town centre and to have met so many of the city centre people that few even knew existed i
  10. I hate getting older especially with my experince of the town centre pitty I cant upload my brain directly I am sure people would find The info I have very interesting .lol. No thats not an offer for disection thanks hehe. I just remembed the name of the guy who opened the amusement arcade in Trinity square (Barry Nobel) Amusments. My father met him in the casino a few times where all the wealthy gambels hung out was near the Fountain pub on Bridelsmith gate. as that was the only legal (yes there were ilegal card games gambeling hehe) casino in the city in the 1980's before the othe
  11. https://www.flickr.com/photos/25344376@N03/2389260585 Hope that dont break any terms and conditions thats the pot bellied teacher who`s wife died and it sent him off the rails poor guy I heard him speaking to someone you could tell he was very well spoken very deep voice but well spoken. Was another tramp tall guy dark hair very tall cant find a pic of him. Both were proberbly the most well known around town as they were both in prietty bad state poor guys.
  12. I posted somewhere in the forums on a simalar topic but I cant remember where If I am right sounds like the one I mentioned this guy Oh apparently i cant upload the image so if anyone knows how or where i can upload it for viewing let me know only thing i can suggest is type in google ( nottingham tramps 1980s) images should be the first image I was told by a police constable that he was a teacher his wife died and it sent him crazy so he ended up a tramp. I was also told he died with over 800 000 in the bank I think he had a son who did not want anythi
  13. Hi from what I remember not sure exactly memory not so great nowadys hehe . Yes I think bob patcett became the opticians the frontage was alot different when it was bobs. Bobs son I think he may still be running his fathers buisness they moved to chappel bar I think but that was 2004 if I remember rightly not sure if he is still there I do remember my father telling me it was bob`s son and it was a tailors I think it was chappel bar or somewhere near there. As for the amusement arcade From what i think I remember my father told me it was either a cafe or small resturant but I think
  14. I remember Bob Patchett as it was just a couple of doors up from the Moulin Rouge My father had a few suits tailored by him he used to eat sometimes in the Moulin Rouge
  15. I used to know a few bouncers around the clubs apperently 2 main people who were employing bouncers for hire were Richard and Chris Bailey known locally as the Bailey brothers. They were also had something to do with the Peggers inn in sneighton I think if I remember they took over the Peggers Inn. A freind of mine was DJ there not for long though. A freind of mine used to manage the doors at Ritzy/ palias nightclub by the name of Mike last I saw him was around 2003. Others bouncers there was 2 well known characters Lenny and Ticky if I remember correctly I saw Lenny working th