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  1. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    Thanks mate :-)
  2. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    jonab thanks for the advice, I’m new to this didn't realise, can you tell me how I contact the ‘admin’? thanks
  3. Hello Lizzie

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    2. LizzieM

      LizzieM

      He’s a newbie Carni, never seen this feature before! 

    3. carni

      carni

      Thanks Lizzie. Can you see the bar at the bottom of the next post to Sue with my initial on. It baffles me, it is not the first time this has happened?

    4. LizzieM

      LizzieM

      I can’t see what you’re seeing Carni 

  4. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    IAN123. That corner shop on the corner of Wilford Crescent & Holgate was run by a West Indian guy with his wife - Leo & Mavis - he was a scary guy, but it was a fascinating shop to go in as a young kid, lots of West Indian food on sale there
  5. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    That corner shop on the corner of Wilford Crescent was run by a West Indian guy with his wife - Leo & Mavis - he was a scary guy, but it was a fascinating shop to go in as a young kid, lots of West Indian food on sale there
  6. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    I just noticed the telephone box on your photo has been moved, it used to always be on the other side of the road
  7. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    Rog, that shop in the 70’s was a hardware shop run by a husband and wife - 2 little folk - I never saw anyone buy anything from it, but it was one of the last shops to go - it was bang opposite Collygate School which i went to as a young kid - I went Ryeland Cresent Nursery before that, then later on went to Trent Bridge and finally Roland Green in Wilford - left school in 1984. Can you remember the red telephone box on the corner of Wilford Grove diagonally oppisitevtgat ships in your photo - I still believe there’s one still there, but it’s no longer a red box - the Morgan family lived in the house next to it bang opposite the school?
  8. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    My grandad was a baker and confectioner who lived in the Meadows (on Barnsley Terrace), my mam tells me he was a good friend on mr Timpson who owned the bakery on the corner of Beauvale Road, and used to help him with his work Can any of you remember Aiscough’s the confectioner and sweet shop on the corner of Woolmer Road and Holgate Road - there was also a sweet shop owned by Mr & Mrs Rooney at the other end of Holgate Road & corner of Mundella Road, (opposite the Laundrette). The butchers on the corner of Holgate & Wilford Grove was Mr Jowett & his 2 sons - one of the best butchers in Nottingham! I have so many memories of that wonderful Road, it was a hive of activity on a Saturday morning - now all the shops and community are gone - the only shop left is the off licence (known as the Beer-off) on the corner of Holgate & Glapton Does anyone on here still live in the Meadows, as I mentioned before, my folks still live on Holgate Road, they’re the last survivors from the 1960’s (my mam grew up on Waterway Terrace, and my dad grew up on Cliff Road in the Lace Market)
  9. Spencer

    Butchers in the Medders

    There was a damn good Butcher’s on Holgate Road called Jowett’s - people used to come from all parts on Nottingham to buy their meat But like all the great corner shops on Holgate Road - they are long gone. I fondly remember it being a hive of activity on a Saturday morning
  10. Spencer

    Penny Cake Shop Holgate Road/Beauvale Rd

    Hello people, is anyone still posting on this site? - I just happened to come across it. I was born on Holgate Road in 1967, my parents still live inthe house I was born in. I know, having grown up in the Meadows, so much about it, and it makes me smile you people talking about and reminiscing old people who once lived there. (I left in 1998, and moved down South) I actually worked in Toulson’s Butchers/Bakery on a Saturday morning between 1982-84 (dear old Fred paid me £2 for a morning’s work). Minimum wage never existed in those days My old man was a regular in the Sherbrooke until it closed done 25 years ago - he used to sit in the ‘Best Room’, which you got on in Beauvale Road door. Fred & Mavis owned the pub and my man was the pub cleaner 7 days a week for about 26 years Anyway, if anyone wants to chat - contact me on: I’m sure I could add some relevant info - even though I’m probably a lot younger than you lot on here :-)