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  1. The Bath Inn is reopening after a refurbishment by the new owner a Mr Wheatcroft-Baker. As the son of a Time Lord he's hoping to attract a new clientele amongst the Sneinton Daleks.
  2. No mention, as far as I can see, of the post-war "prefab" style station station that was at Dunkirk Island. It closed in the late 1970s.
  3. Nissen huts ... pah ... that's modern stuff. Parkdale School was using huts from the Boer War as classrooms until the 1990s.
  4. According to Wright's Directory for Nottingham (1900) there is no branch of Boot's at the location, but in the 1910 edition the "Branch Post, Telegraph and Money Order Office" is no more and there is a Boot's at 128 Derby Road. Are we sure that the "Ben Bower's" building was built in 1877? Or is that received knowledge?
  5. According to Wright's Directory there was a "Branch Post, Telegraph and Money Order Office" at the junction of Wollaton Street and Derby Road: which would fit. As for the building with the gabled roofline I believe it post-dates the photograph.
  6. On the other hand Derby Road shops
  7. The picture of the copper is much further towards the "Ben Bowers building" than the cab shelter. I am going to check Kelly's Directory for Warehouse Agents circa 1900 and a bit earlier.
  8. I came across someone wanting to know where this picture was taken. I could not help but think that it looks like the top of Derby Road, just before you get to Canning Circus. Does anyone agree? Mystery picture
  9. NCT's colour coded route identification always seemed to me be a solution in search of a problem. That said, the green n' cream might look a little odd to modern eyes rendered as a vinyl wrap rather than the efforts of a chap with a spray gun and masking tape.
  10. It's amazing what you can find on the internet, and here is a website dedicated to the esoteric study of old bus timetables. They have Trent, Midland General and Barton from the late 1960s: when Leylands, AECs and Bristols dominated the roads. Timetable World
  11. Well that's what we used to sing as kids in the 1960s, but here is a link to a film about Mapperley Hospital in the 1930s. The City was proud of its mental health provision under Dr McMillan, years before the NHS, and I have to say that it looks far more desirable than the care (or lack of it) in the community. Mapperley Hospital in the 1930s
  12. Gladys (where he was loved and won TWO 1st Division champions medals) has been living in Seattle for the past 40-odd years. He become a local media celebrity in the Pacific NW as the face and voice of the Seattle Sounders.
  13. Bally had a shop on the corner of High Street and Victoria Street. They were nice shoes but a bit "continental" for my taste. I'm a Tricker's - built like Northampton battleships - wearer.
  14. At the end of the day the council will decide and there's almost nothing anyone can do about it It's the developers who will decide. The City is too broke to contemplate fighting a vastly expensive appeal in the High Court; especially if you have an SoS like Robert Jenrick who invariably favours the developers.
  15. The Lord Mayor's Roller has been restored and was up for sale: Phantom V According to the insurance database NTV1 is now allocated to a Ford Focus. Either the city sold the plate or the Lord Mayor(ess) now has to slum it in a hatchback. The decline in the civic wheels matches the decline in the city :-(