Beekay

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  1. Well, i had a look at the above CT and I'm sorry to say I hardly recognised anything. I thought one shot was of Mansfield Road, at the junction of Huntingdon Street. Of course I knew the view above Victoria Station clock. The last couple of minutes of the Council ' shed', thought the camera had just aimed the lens at a couple of postcards. This was six years before I left.
  2. You've lost me with this post HSR. Do remember some Nissen huts on Colwick woods, (my Auntie Evelyn lived in one !). The only pubs I know of near the gasometer were the Midland Hotel, (my local) at the end of Kennington Road and the White Horse, Faraday Road. There was another pub on the opposite corner, The (original) Crown Inn, but this was way before our time and demolished and rebuilt at the corner of Radford Bridge Road and Western boulevard.
  3. It's remarkable how this thread has taken so many twists and turns since its inception. That's one of the things I find fascinating about NS. Learning all the time about areas I thought I knew. (but still not come across anybody i used to know).
  4. The only bit I knew about the Cedars was that Tina went up to the top of Upton drive to a rear entrance to go to work. Wasn't sure where the main entrance off Mansfield rd., was. After all, it is 42 years since I went up that road.
  5. Pssst, wanna buy a jab guv? Only used once by a lady I know.
  6. Slightly off target but at the bottom of Woodthorpe, is "The Cedars" opposite, (across Mansfield road)?. 'Er indoors worked there as ward orderly, on evening shift for a while. I believe the Ewing school for the deaf is in the grounds. My lad attended there for some reason I can't recall. Sorry to digress.
  7. Thanks CT, gotta admit, it's difficult to visualise images that were, when one looks at the area present day. Another pub that come to mind is the "Cross Keys" that was up Commercial road. At one time my Aunt and Uncle had the place, so I was informed by my Gran, who lived on that road.
  8. HSR, absolutely no harm in chancing your luck mate. It's a good way of finding out information from knowledgeable compatriots on here. That's how I've had my memory cells jogged about things as diverse as, Colwick woods, The Park tunnel, City transport, Radford, Wollaton canal, etc. to name just a few topics of which there a wealth of stuff on NS. CT has bailed me out many times. I like to think I've made lots of 'pen friends'. So keep 'em coming mate and I'll do me best. If not me, some bugger will know.
  9. Is that anything like snobs or marbles Mary??
  10. Following on from Margies post, the putting area on Valley Road was a very simple affair, like some had just mowed a few rectangles and stuck a hole at one end. You collected your putter and ball from a little shed at the end of the field, (over a little pathway) this was another stretch of field that had I think tennis courts and bowling green. It certainly wasn't near Woodthorpe drive HSR.
  11. One of the things that get me, is all those bloody bins on display. Front gardens ruined.
  12. Did as you suggested Phil., and had a virtual walk across Valley Road. Wouldn't want to live up there now.
  13. We used to live opposite that field Phil, on Upton drive until 1978. I remember seeing that field flooded many times. On one occasion my lad and I were looking at this "lake" and my young un said, "Can't we play football then dad"? (This from a lad in a wheelchair) There used to be a little putting area there too. The only place 'er indoors managed to score a "hole in one"!
  14. Alpha, if you referring to Valley Road Park, the culvert you allude to carries the Day Brook (not the area, but stream). Don't know if it still happens, but to used to be prone to flooding.
  15. Don't mind helping you out little sis.
  16. I mentioned counting the wagons from our ward window. My brother and I were in an isolation ward. When we were on the mend, we were allowed outside for a short walk. We used to walk across the field in the hospital grounds toward the railway line, as the hospital kept some pigs in the top corner. From memory, I think it would be towards the direction of Arnold road/Hucknall Road Xroads area. Looking on the maps, I suspect the rail line came from Bestwood to Leen Valley. It was always coal wagons we saw, with empty ones going the opposite way.
  17. Tina has no problem giving me my worming tablets. She just wraps them in a piece of gammon.
  18. Mary, I'm not quite sure what this is alluding to.??
  19. The model railway moved to the Heritage Transport centre, Ruddington. It is called, The Nottingham Society of Model Experimental Engineers, N.S.M.E.E. for short. It's sited adjacent to the Transport centre, (GCNR I think). I'm sure it's been talked about on here before. No doubt our Guru CT will confirm this. This is where it was.
  20. I will follow the master o Holy one.
  21. I'm pretty sure we didn't count coal wagon along there Ian. That miniature track club moved to the transport museum at Ruddington, years ago. There is a thread on here somewhere.
  22. I just knew you would have. I'll bet you're a third Dan.
  23. yes Margie, I was being flippant. When you mentioned three items I just jumped in. Forgive me.
  24. The red line from Bestwood through Leen Valley junction, I notice, passed by City hospital. I remember when in Heathfield isolation hospital, with my youngest brother, we both had Gastro enteritis. We spent many hours counting the coal wagons passing by us at the top of a field. I was 11 and my brother was 6. We were in there for weeks, not allowed visitors.
  25. Isn't that called Ikebana Margie?