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Everything posted by Beekay

  1. Morning Dave, in reply, not quite sure whose coal yard it was. I assumed it belonged to the gasworks. It was just round the corner on Faraday rd.,on the opposite side to the White Horse, probably 50-100yards down. Once fetched a bag of coke, after staying off school and while waiting for a 39 trolley, who should pass me on his bike, but our class teacher, Jim Sullivan !! Incidentally, there was a bloody lovely chip shop next door to the 'Hoss.
  2. You're more than welcome. You're correct about the gasometer, although it was over the bridge, on Triumph road, can't remember if there were two. I do remember opposite this pub, there was a place where you could buy coke or coal. I often used to go there and buy a 28lb bag of coke when I was about 12/13, this would be about 1956. When I was a bit older and we had moved to that area from a slum clearance up Denman street, I used to drink in that pub. This would be about 1961, it was either that pub or the Midland hotel, (just over the bridge). They a lovely crowd in the "White Hoss", I us
  3. First sign of Spring for me is 'er indoors starts looking at Christmas cards and pressies for so and so !
  4. Climb up on yer roof Phil, and take your your vintage tractor with you and I'll send me helicopter to come and lift you off.
  5. Finally !!! It's come at last. I have been invited to attend, ( invitation mind you) for my Covid jab at the Meads, Uckfield, a week tomorrow. Just hope the bloody place is not flooded. So Carni, if you're watching, tell your bloke he can go ahead of me if he wants. Despite being younger. Will this mean I can go around meeting all Nottstalgians?
  6. StuartC, nice to hear from you, thank you for your message. In reply to your query, I started in 1962 as a 19 year old conductor and when I reached 21 went into the driving school. Was a driver from 1964 until 1967. After initial training at Carter Gate (Parliament street), then moved up to Bilbotough depot. Bearing in mind there were thousands on NCT, can't honestly say your mates name rings a bell, (if you'll pardon the pun). Said it many times, they were the best years of my working life.
  7. Hi Col, if you stood outside the Odeon and looked up Chapel bar towards Derby Road, you would be able to tha ABC Cannon. I would guestimate about 150 yards up on the same side, across mount street. I can remember when I was a bus driver, we used to drive down Derby Road, around Co-op island onto Chapel bar and turn right onto Mount Street at the cinema and go up to Granby Street (that became Maid Marian way eventually), So, yes, it was just above the Odeon. Cheers mate.
  8. What is the website link please Lizzie?
  9. Carni, I'm in the same boat as Chris, heart attack and diabetic. As a matter of fact, I've had my diabetic care nurse visit this afternoon. It seems I have to go onto injections, ( one a week, not insulin) because the tablets I'm are lowering my kidney function. Still think he beat me to it. Take care, both of you.x
  10. Go on, rub it in why dontcha. All the grub and I've had me name on the waiting list for ages. Still luv ya Nonna.x
  11. There's been a Haggises birth explosion since March last year Phil. The authorities are developing a vaccine against them. Be careful mate, they are aggressive little buggers.
  12. I'm 77, can I stand in front of him? Flippin queue jumpers.
  13. And you want me to come and live there Noddy?
  14. Nonna, looking at your baking list, can I book a delivery slot as we are isolating. Glad to hear your good news about Alex. He don't know me but please give him my very best wishes. B.
  15. Tut tut! The Beatles and Bill Haley, no comparison Noddy. And it's not my fault you're younger than me.
  16. Was the cinema above the Odeon, the "Carlton"? To become ABC Carlton. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. (Corner of Mount st. & Chapel bar).
  17. HSR, Are these the green tiles to which you refer? The flyover could be the bridge over Radford Station.
  18. Thought you got that after a Madras curry and 2 pints of Guinness.
  19. It was the Odeon Noddy ! I went to see The Platters there. I must have been about 13 at the time. Re the Gaumont, didn't it become ABC Nottingham? It started life as The Hippodrome.
  20. Hiya Carni, In reply to your query, I too use Specsavers and have done for a number of years. I agree when you say about insurance, I had the same thing said to me first time I asked. It's fully understandable that they guarantee the lenses but not your own frames. You can't expect them to on frames a couple of years old. But that's the chance I'm willing to take. After all, if owt goes wrong I've still got the prescription. Personally, I don't like bifocals, I find them a pain. When descending stairs you tend to be looking out the reading bit. I had some once but couldn't get on with th
  21. Of course Ben, when you want to renew your prescription, you can always ask the opticians to use your frames. They won't know you found ,'em twenty years ago ! ( I've used the same frames for the last two times. Why should you have to keep buying new frames each time).
  22. Here's another one Ben, the first hit parade, no.1 " Here in my heart", Al Martino.
  23. "Ramblin' Rose", Nat King Cole. "Why you ramble, no one knows".