IAN FINN

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  1. IAN FINN

    Watnall Hall

    My father owned the garage just down the road from QH.John Finn Ltd which is now Rod Blanchard Motors,i remember one evening in 1967 or 1968 i was by High Park Cottages and saw an old man laying on the lawn ,tried to waken but did not respond,the next day i saw my friend who told the game keeper had been murdered by 2 youths who tried to steal a rowing boat to go onto Moorgreen reservois,i called the police who came immediately to question me,i had to go to court as a witness.Does anyone remember this incident?,speaking of the cottages near the Queens Head Mr Sisson do you remember a family there in 60s named Barnet i believe he was a Colonel and i think had 2 boys,he was a customer wh came to the garage at Watnall
  2. Hi blondie do you still live at Newthorpe?My wife has distant cousin who lives at Giltbrook,i lived at Nuthall and my wife Jill lived in Kimberley,in the60s i used to go to a youth club on main street Newthorpe which was also church.Jill moved Canada in 1957 and i moved to Canada in 1970 where we met and got married many years ago

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      IAN FINN

      Hi mick2me just to let you how muchl am enjoying  nottstalgia chat line,you are doing a great job being the admin. man and keeping the old gang in order,keep up the good work, and every one else to.

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    Archers - Long Eaton Stadium

    Thanks Cliff Ton will keep in touch.
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    Archers - Long Eaton Stadium

    David do you remember Brian Powles he was Nevs mechanic before he started racing himself 154,ithink he took over the garage on Trent Boulevard i read some where he had passed on so sad
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    Archers - Long Eaton Stadium

    I got into stock racing from 1964to1966 seasons enjoyed it but very expensive hobby i raced with the best Ellis Ford the intrepid Albert Griffin Nev Hughes who helped me out getting started a few locals,Fred Wallis Ray Watkins Dave Fox Fred Ball Laurie Hooton just to mention a few.l raced at Coventry a couple of times with Trevor Frost Aubrey Leighton Barry Hebborn those were the days.
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    Barber Walker & Co and Major Barber

    I knew Sir William Barber very well,we used to service his car which was 1956 Bentley Continental he also had a ex army Commer which he would drive up Scotland to drive around his estate.My father had the garage at Watnall about 2 miles away from Moorgreen.Sir Bill was very generous at Christmases calling in at the garage and leaving a large amount of cash as a Chrisrmas gift for everyone to share.l believe his wife was an alchohlic and did not see much of her,l knew Bills chauffeur and gardener very well his name was Harry Cook he would bring the Bentley to the garage for servicing when he got out of the car in his scruffy gardening clothes he would get strange looks from other customers at the garage,if anyone has pictures or information on the Barbers or the Manse i would be interested to read about it,as l emigrated to Canada .
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    Hairdressing

    I went to barbers with my grandad in the late fifties it was on King st. or Queen st. on the left hand side going up the hill,it was in a basement with many barbers in there.
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    Clubs dj'd at.

    Anyone remember the Whistle Stop ,i think it was on Mansfield rd.7
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    more tales from the late 60's early 7o's

    I was at pcfe day release from 63 to66 went for lunch i believe on wilford road called Glorias cafe the meat pie and chips were to die for,i always remember listening to the radio giving out the FA cup draws out.
  10. Hi blondie do you still live at Newthorpe?My wife has distant cousin who lives at Giltbrook,i lived at Nuthall and my wife Jill lived in Kimberley,in the60s i used to go to a youth club on main street Newthorpe which was also church.Jill moved Canada in 1957 and i moved to Canada in 1970 where we met and got married many years ago

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    Railway Photos

    Some one mentionedabout Alf Henshaw a Nuthall an Kimberley historian and photographer,iknew him quite well in the early sixties as i would service and repair his car when i worked at my fathers garage at Watnall,John Finn Ltd.Alf at that time lived on Newdigate rd two houses from the cutting which was the Nottingham to Derby line just before the tunnel into Kimberley station .There used to be some good books on Kimberley history and railways,you can buy these books at Arthur Plumbs hardware shop on James st. Kimberley i am sure Alf has contributed pictures and literature to books.
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    Nottingham Hauliers

    GAshley is saw a picture of skills bus in the nottingham history book i think it was travelling through Austria.The road it was on was surrounded by swastikas.
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Does anyone know the name of the picture house that used to be on the nottingham side of bobbers mill bridge and radfordblvd.
  14.   Hi Mary i see you are from jacksdale,i went to Alfeton high school from 1959 to1963,i had a friend live in Jacksdale his name was Michael Green his father was an optomerist they lived in the big house across from the war memorial,sometimes weather permitting we would walk from Alfeton to Jacksdale,and l would catch the Midland General bus the B3 Nottingham to Nuthall where l lived.

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      mary1947

      Hi 

      Ian Finn sorry to disappoint only lived in Jacksdale for 6 years. I am a Nottingham girl born and bred I am a St Ann's Girl but have also lived in Daybrook. Andeby  village Lincs.. Vanibijlel Park South Africa, Hucknall. Eastwood then finally   Jacksdale  Maybe this is were we will stay. My friend lived in Underwood and if I remember she would catch the B3 to work just taking a chance asking if you knew her her name was Elaine Andrews she lived at no 11 Church Lane Underwood. 

  15. The Three Ponds pub is located in Nuthall