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  1. Yes that's it and the Fothergill catalogue explains some of the features on the building eg tea producers (as befits a provisional merchants!)
  2. …. recognising that Victoria Station replaced other buildings which were in central Nottingham in the 1890s, including the grocers shop where my great grandad worked, Thos Furley and Co, Charlotte Street. I think that company and others affected (including St Stephen's church in Hyson Green) received compensation which contributed towards the costs of relocation. There is a sign explaining this on St Stephens with reference to 1897. Thos Furley was relocated to Lower Parliament Street and the new building (now Lloyds Bank) was designed by Watson Fothergill. (I'm a new member coming to this much later so apologies if I'm going over anything others have raised).
  3. Just to provide some clarification on my original query (I've just visited Nottingham and done some more research). Whitemoor Crossing is the same place as Bobbers Mill Crossing. Although the death certificate and the coroner's report in the newspaper refer to Whitemoor Crossing, the probate report refers to his death being at Bobbers Mill. We went and left a few flowers there in his memory. There were at least two deaths reported at the crossing in 1909, that may well be the reason that the footbridge was installed and perhaps Bobbers Mill road bridge? Thanks to everyone for their help with this, particularly the old photo and maps. Incidentally, there seemed to be a wheatsheaf engraved on the front of the McDonalds building by Bobbers Mill. Is that the same building as was previously the Wheatsheaf pub or is it a new building?
  4. I was told by the owner that they see an old man with a white beard dressed in black in what was the yard of the coal merchants. They used to see him every day at the same time but it has been less since they made some renovations to the yard area. You'll need to speak to them directly at Mandalay Street if you want more information as I have just had this second hand from the owner!. Luckily the description they've given doesn't sound like my ancestor!!
  5. Been into EMTF in Mandalay Street and apparently its haunted!!
  6. Also, on the modern map there is a 'Lodge Close' right next to the Whitemoor pub - so somebody certainly thought that the Lodge was around that area!!
  7. I have been investigating family history on the Notts/Derby border and there is an area of Belper called 'Whitemoor' (previously a hamlet) linked to the pottery.
  8. Many thanks Margie. I had tried a few things but couldn't work it out. That's great. CB
  9. Thanks everyone (still haven't worked out how to reply to specific messages!). I do have quite a lot of information about my grandfather and greatgrandfather's generation (Richard Shore born Long Eaton 1859-1932) and his son Richard Shore (1892-1928). My Mother was Peggy Shore, 1920-1963, born at Mandalay Street, who was living with her grandmother, Susan Shore in Wilton Street in the 1939 Register. Richard's sister, Bertha, was married to Will Benner, the Nottingham artist (who taught at High Pavement and there's quite a lot of information available about him), but she also died young of TB in 1921. I was hoping to make contact with someone who might have photos. I was also hoping to find out more about where Bertha worked before she married (in 1911 census she is a teacher in 'council schools'). I will be visiting the cemeteries this weekend to see what I can find out. I may also be cheeky and ask East Midlands Tubes and Fittings if I can see what was the coal yard!!!!
  10. Thanks for all this - I haven't worked out how to reply to particular messages, only to 'like' them!!) so this is a general thanks!! I have the old map (1913) and had seen many references to 'Whitemoor' (then and now) but wasn't sure if that was Whitemoor crossing. The photo is great, many thanks, but I notice that is also called 'Bobbers Mill crossing'. I have an older map with Wilkinson Street on it - as you say it was much shorter and just led into gardens. I think I'm clear now that Whitemoor and Bobbers Mill crossings must be one and the same - but still haven't found anything in writing to confirm it. I wonder whether the side of the signal box in dj360's photo of John Whyman might help!!!!!
  11. Cliff Ton. My grandfather and greatgrandfather were coal merchants in Basford, both called Richard Shore. Richard senior's father was Denton Shore, a wheelwright from Long Eaton and his father was Richard Shore originally from Misson - if I've got that right? Richard senior's daughter, Bertha, married Will Benner, artist, from Nottingham but both she and my grandfather, Richard, died of TB in the 1920s and so I haven't any photos of them. So, when I say the 'Shores' I mean the family. Sorry not to be clear. Thanks for any help on this one!!
  12. Can I reactivate this topic (as an incompetent new member!!) and ask a question please? Like Fred Cuthbert, my Gt Grandfather was killed by train on the MR in 1909, at 'Whitemoor level crossing' according to the Evening Post the following day. The coroner was the same - no mention of John Whyman though. Is that the same place as Bobbers Mill crossing and if not, where is it? I'm from outside the area and can't see 'Whitemoor Crossing' anywhere on contemporary maps.
  13. Just testing. I'm a new member interested in Basford (where my Mother was born), the Shores, Long Eaton, the Midland Railway, Will Benner (artist), Furley and Co and I'm sure, lots of new things as I read others' posts. Hope it's ok for me to revisit some older posts on topics of interest.