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    Am new here.

    Hi banjo49strelly the name Wagstaff rings a bell from Broxtowe from the 50s our family the Booths(tribe actually there were 11 of us lol) moved to Frinton rd from Bulwell about 1951. I had 7 sisters, maybe you were at school with a couple of them. Blimey it does seem a long time ago.
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Lol good lad glad you didnt fritter your well earned wages away on useless baubles and fancy trinkets.Ok Benj ime sure our Doris would love to hear from you
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    That is an old saying Benj tipping up, it was either that or paying board.I tipped up when i first started work but Mam never made anything as she would buy me my clobber and after giving me spending money be out of pocket (bless her) Baby Doris said she hasnt been in touch with you for around 15yrs and that she will see if she can find your number and give you a call
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Hi Benj, had a nice letter from Baby Doris today. I had told her i had been in contact with you,and she told me lots about Aunty Joan.She said she was always at your Mams house,and when she married Uncle Ben she was one of her Bridemaids. She said when Uncle Ben was made redundant due to the train cuts, Aunty Joan said to her :wheres he going to get a job waving a flag all day; lol. But Baby Doris said Uncle Ben got work on the number 43 and 44 buses and would let her off paying when she got on his bus. She said Aunty Joan taught her how to knit pods, and was always there for her and would often come to our house.She said Aunty Joan and Blondie used to get on well together, both enjoying a smoke. Blondie Senior Service and Aunt Joan Park Drive. She said Aunty Joan was in the Land Army and used to visit our home at Back Cottages, she said she once came all dressed up for a dance,and said she looked like a film star to her. Baby Doris said shes got some lovely memories of your Mam Benj.
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    Dr Bartram and Dr Halley
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    Washing, dolly tubs and mangles

    I Remember the copper boilers in the 50s,and Mam getting the hoover twin tub,which must have been an absolute blessing for her with 11 children. Can remember Mam getting in the washing and sometimes it would be as stiff as a board does that still happen?
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Lol thats right Benj they could populate a small country
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Lovely happy times Benj,you have some wonderful memories of real characters and special people,and Uncle Bill still there to reminisce with. You and Baby Doris ought to get together and get those times down on paper,would make a great book.
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    Bring back any memories?

    Not fogetting Al Read
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Thanks Paul,thats lovely ive heard most of those names over time,especially your Mam Aunty Joan,and Gwen and Rose It must run in the family as i get quite emotional when i think of the Family we have lost.They really were/are something special wont see their like again
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    The Jacksons of Bulwell

    Hi Benj yes please love a run down on my Uncles and Aunts on the Jackson side
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    TV Jingles

    I,me Prudence Pots the pan inspector, Prudence Pots the spot detector.
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    Visiting the grandparents

    I remember Mam telling us that Gramma Jackson gave Grandad a bit of a hard time Benj. I can see Gramma now sitting near the fire in here armchair, she liked a drop of sherry or was it port (Bless her)
  14. We practically lived in Broxtowe Woods in the 50s and early 60s, building dens,bird nesting,new nutting. Great in winter sledging down the big bank,if you didnt have a sledge an old bit of lino would do. It was particularly good in the winter of 62/63 when the snow stayed around for months
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    Nasty Schoolkid Pranks!

    Yes we used to do that with the black cotton Beefsteak we used to call it Spirit Tapping lol