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  1. mikede

    Plains Road Primary

    I think it was MISS King and she was formidable lady- I got the ruler on the back of the thigh most days I seem to remember- she also taught my Dad at Westdale Lane when she was obviously just starting out
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    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Hi apologies for the delay- the two houses are Numbers 69 and 71- about halfway between Bennet and Whitingham Rd
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    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Hi SteveB.... The Tea Gardens were a family concern headed up by my grandmother- Mabel Gilbert along with various family members - my grandfather Cyril was the baker; and my mum served in the shop. When Mabel died in 1955 (?) the concern was sold off- I cant remember the details as I was only about 4 !. They lived in the big house opposite the shop -33 Plains Road which was sold along with the shop;bakery and tea gardens. The Haywood Road connection was that 2 houses were built on the old tennis courts for my parents and my mums sister and her husband.
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    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Thanks Cliff Ton- I'll get in touch- The Gilbert family history is very convoluted and difficult to trace as it seems they changed their name from Osman sometime in the 1910's- presumably they were concerned about the Germanic sound of it; and there is also a link to a family in Grantham by the name of Roberts (!!!) but we won't talk about that !
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    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Just had a delve back through som old pix This one is outside the shop- my mum is on the right- I'm not sure who the others are- although I suspect the old guy is Grandad Gilbert
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    Plains Road Primary

    Yeah Paradiddle... wouldn't happen today !.. just had another flashback.... I seem to remember playing on saturdays against other schools...like ArnoVale and Westdale lane?
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    Plains Road Primary

    Outside toilet block with cricket stumps painted on the wall I seem to remember.... we went to school with football kit on under normal clothes and "changed" in the cloakroom before walking down to Digby.....Teachers..... Mr Teesdale....Mrs Williamson.....Miss King (!!!)
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    Plains Road Primary

    Anybody out there go to Plains Road Primary School 1955-60 ?
  9. mikede

    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Just had a delve back through som old pix This one is outside the shop- my mum is on the right- I'm not sure who the others are- although I suspect the old guy is Grandad Gilbert
  10. mikede

    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Thanks...has a tendancy to make me feel old though !
  11. mikede

    Mapperley Tea Gardens

    Hi I've just come across this site and I may be able to add a few bits of info; The tea rooms; shop and bakery were run by my mothers family; My grandfather- Cyril Faulkner was the baker; Grandmother Mabel (nee Gilbert) really ran the show I think- she died in 1954-55 (ish)- cant remember -I was only 4. and the concern was sold shortly after; demolished and a Co-op "supermarket" built on the site . The 3 sisters; Rene, Joyce (my mum) and Marjorie were all involved in the business. Cyril and Mabel lived at 33 Plains road- opposite the shop/bakery/tea-gardens. Uncle Jack (a cousin) lived on Haywood Road close to the back of the teagardens. Interesting to hear peoples memories