IAN FINN

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  1. Hi Mickey i was at Nuthall Cowsheds school in the late 50s iwas in the playground when we heard an explosion in the sky saw lots of smoke and wreckage falling in the direction of Hucknall.I heard locals saying a test pilot had been killed and he is buried at Nuthall Cemetary ithink his name Parish would this be the same incident you saw?Ian Canada. H
  2. Hi Cliff Ton thanks for the info and pictures on Ilson,trying to remember the name of the pub near the premier i think it may have been The Lion or the White Lion,they were always playing the Concrete and the clay song i think it was a 1 hit wonder.I remember the Festival Inn at Trowell the had wrestling there i used go to another pub to play darts at Little Hallam it was called the Bulls Head,Thanks again Ian Canada

  3. eemI remember back 1964 we would go to adance hall Ilson called the Premier i think then go across the road at the taffic island to a pub can not remember the name to play darts and also to the bowling alley i remember saturday night buying a hot dog from a vendor on Bath st.best hot dogs i have ever had ,do they still have a market day?Sounds a bit of a shady place these days.
  4. Hi Kimberley is the Highland Laddie pub still open on High Steet Kimberley

  5. What ever happened to the Colliers Arms at Cinderhill i remember my grandad and his next door neighbour going there for their Sunday morning pint may be more then coming home for a roast beef yorkshire pudding traditional Sunday dinner.He lived on Temple Drive at Nuthall and always walked to pub.When i learned to drive i remember how narrow it was on the bend and under the bridge ,is Cinderhill Island still there?. L
  6. Hi Pianoman who was Cliff Ince and where did he live? Gordon Ince was a bus driver for mgo in the early 60s and quite often drove the B3 bus from Mount St. to Alfreton which l would catch at Nuthall Three Ponds pub.I think he had 2 girls and no boys.
  7. Hi Pianoman i knew Gordon Inces dad but can not remember his name ,Gordon Inces name was the point of many jokes like we use to call him Garden Ince as in (Hints) did you know his dad? they lived in Eastwood.
  8. Does anyone remember the midland general motor rally club which ran from 1963 to1966, it was organized by Gordon Ince and his wife Eunice,and a friend of theirs Nick E.P. Raynard who at the had something to do with F1 stockcar racing.I remember doing rallies around the dukeries and a day trip to Hustanton and also a day field rally behind the Griffins Head at Papplewick,l still have the badge which looked good mounted on the grill beside the RAC badge great memories.
  9. On telling of a secret its between you and me and the gate post,if you told anyone the secret they would say you have let the cat out of the bag.
  10. Does anyone remember the midland general motor rally club which ran from 1963 to1966, it was organized by Gordon Ince and his wife Eunice,and a friend of theirs Nick E.P. Raynard who at the had something to do with F1 stockcar racing.I remember doing rallies around the dukeries and a day trip to Hustanton and also a day field rally behind the Griffins Head at Papplewick,l still have the badge which looked good mounted on the grill beside the RAC badge great memories.
  11. Hi NewBasfordlad,my fathers dad had a chemical factory in Old Basford i would think in the 20s or 30s,his name was Harry Finn and i think it was near Vernon rd.would there be any archives or local history about him or the factory,i remember going to his bungalow at Nuthall it was called Woodend which was located behind The Ponds pub at Nuthall

     

    1. LizzieM

      LizzieM

      Sorry Ian, very sadly NewBasfordLad passed away suddenly last year, so you won’t be getting a reply from him. He’s greatly missed on this forum. 

    2. IAN FINN

      IAN FINN

      Thanks for letting me know about NewBasfordlad so sorry to hear he had passed away Ian Canada.

  12. Hi Kimberley have you lived in Kimberley long? My wife Jill lived in Kimberley until she emigrated to Canada in 1957 when she was 11yrs old.Jill has a few cousins in Kimberley and Babbington across the road from the water tower.Her cousin John Parkin played cricket for Kimberley Institute Cricket Club and still takes care of the pitch,we have a daughter named after Kimberley,look forward to hearing from you ,bye for now Ian Canada.

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     Hi Cliff Ton can you remember or know of anyone who used drive the lorries for Sarah White from Bulwell,they were based at Nuthall right where the motorway bridge is now they also had petrol station there as well with many different brands available, and were prabably one of the first petrol stations in Notts to sell the cheaper JET fuel in the late 50s and 60s.They had a fleet of Bedford trucks and a few Dodges, this would be in the early 60s,l think some of the Bedfords were ex.military and were brought from Ruddington along with many spare parts.I dont remember Mr and Mrs White snr. too well but remember their son and daughter Edna and Eddy quite well i would have been about 9 years old at the time.

  14. Hi Beekay it was great reading about the wrestlers of days gone by,you said you could not remember who his partner was i believe it was Vic Faulkner.In 1965 when i was stockcar racing at Long Eaton they presented the trophy to the winner of Grand Final.I think they were a tag team.
  15. Hi Compo i remember the brickworks at Watnall and saw the demolition crew knock the chimneys down but i can not remember military place near the brick works, our fathers were a good source of local history but they never shared too much information its a pity.