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    How sad to be in Nottingham on my last trip a few years ago after being away for 3 decades. Looking for some of my favourite shops..Austin Reed (Angel Row) Horne Bros (Clumber St) Hector Powe (Basement Council House) Burtons Food Hall . All gone. Reminds me of that great Merle Haggard song. Back when Coke was still Cola & a joint was a bad place to be. Long before Elvis & Nixon lying to us all on TV. When a Ford & a Chevy would last 10 years like it should. Are the good times all over & have they all gone now for good.
  2. Ben..." That's What Love Will Do" was one of the first 45's I bought but was recorded by Joe Brown. Great lyrics & wonderful memories. I do remember a look I was given in the movies when they dimmed the lights.
  3. I realise this is going back a little but I have just come across the photo posted by cliff Ton on March 7th 2018 under ' Proper Bilborough.' An amazing photo showing the old house I lived in for over 25 years until 1976. I knew so many people in those houses & can name every Road & park on the picture. I would like to know the approximate date of that photo if possible.
  4. I saw Little Richard at the Odeon in 1963. There were some great acts in that show (Bo Diddly, The Everly Brothers, & a new group with a strange name The Rolling Stones) but little Richard stole the show. He jumped off the stage, running up & down the Aisles & ripping his shirt off. He even had time to sign his autograph during his performance. A great night.
  5. I can help you with this Rod. Mr Evans did indeed marry Miss Bagguley & took a school group to Norway with them on their honeymoon in 1960/1. In the mid 1970's I had a girlfriend who shared a house with 2 other student teachers on Malvern Crs. West Bridgeford & Mr. & Mrs Evans lived next door. I would sometimes see Mr. Evans on a Sunday morning walking to the local church on Musters Rd where he was a lay preacher. I believe Mr Evans died a number of years ago leaving a wife (nee Bagguley) & two daughters. Hope this is of interest.
  6. i thought your first post was wrong Jill. Sparrow & Dann was based in West Bridgeford in the 70's. Took a girl out a few times who worked there.
  7. I'm amazed Nice airport was closed due to flooding. I was there 5 weeks ago on the way to Cap Ferrat & the area boasted of 300 days a year of glorious sunshine. Guess I just caught the last few days.
  8. Used to be a great shoe shop on Bridlesmith Gate. Sold the best mens shoes in the Midlands
  9. Beat this one. We are having dinner in an up market hotel in Tropical north Queensland, (Port Douglas) being served by the waiter who I guessed was from the Midlands. I asked where he was from & he said "England" so I assume he thought I was Australian. I told him that I knew which Country but where exactly in England. He said "Guess" so I said either Nottingham or Leicester. He couldn"t believe it & said that he was from Nottingham. Next question; Where in Nottingham? He said "St Ann's" So I said" what Street." He told me he was from St Ann'swell Road which I'
  10. Can not believe your picture Ian. I haven't been to Nottingham in 12 years. Someone wants shooting!!!
  11. Not sure exactly why Aston Martin was chosen for the Bond films when Bonds choice in the Flemings books was Bentley. If Bentley was approached maybe their reaction was the same as Jaguar when asked by the producers of The Saint. I can't see Bentley giving away 2 cars & slicing one in half.
  12. The producers of 'The Saint' wanted a British car for Roger Moore portraying Simon Templer & approached Jaguar to supply a vehicle. The producers explained that the show would be weekly & expected a wide audience throughout Britain & possibly overseas thereby giving Jaguar a massive promotion & advertising platform simply by supplying a car. Jaguar responded by saying "we at Jaguar do not give away our cars! If you want a car then you will have to buy one" Volvo heard about this & informed the production team that they would not only supply a car to assist the ma
  13. As a young boy I collected & swapped programs throughout the UK. this is the oldest...1952.
  14. Welcome. Knew Pinxton well as a young boy. Grandma & Grandad lived on Park Lane . Fond memories of a smell of coal & walking up Park lane to #100 in the 60s & 70S
  15. Yes Paul. Remember Mr Hewitson, Edinburgh,Evans,Crosby,Lockwood,Steel,Hall, Mrs Bagnall?