Okay M'Duck

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  1. The horn game. It was (or still is) known as "Bating the Bull". The ring, a copper nose-ring for a bull, and the string it was attached to, a six-foot bow-string. I used to play it back in the sixties, particularly when Yanks were in there. Make out I couldn't do it, then challenge 'em for a pint. Easy-peasy, chuck it over the right shoulder aiming at a mark in the sandstone and it would plop on perfectly. They couldn't believe it, but would always honour the bet!
  2. Hey up, Ian. Sorry I haven't replied earlier... been busy writing! First published in 2017, but obviously started well before that. I played in several Nottingham (obscure) bands including: The Paranoiax, Grindles People and then the Mighty Sparrows. When in the Sparrows, we were the resident band at the Calypso Club in the Lace Market. Carried on in the motor trade and ended up as a Consulting Auto-Engineer working mainly for the Trading Standards (as was) and many Nottm Solicitors. I fitted that in with teaching at West Notts College, and became Course Coordinator with Derby Uni teaching Engineering Sciences for Foundation Degree Motorsport.
  3. It was known as "Pretty Windows" by locals...
  4. Hi Ian, Great to hear from you too! Still got guitars but spend most of my time writing novels nowadays, "Believe Me, the Lost Treasure of the Templars, " "The Blade, Ben McVeigh & the Templar Poignard," and soon to be published: "Running with Fynn McCool" and sequal: "To Hook a Gilded Bird".
  5. Eh-up-me-duck, It's me again, that Martin Jackson bloke. I wasn't the drummer in the Sparrows, reckon that was a guy called "Malc". I used to play guitar, Gibson 330 that I chopped in for a Rickenbacker...
  6. Hi Ian, I'm Martin R Jackson, lived at Lynmouth Cres; Bobbers Mill. Played in "Billy Campbell & the Mighty Sparrows" and went to Peoples College. I was an apprentice at Atkeys. Now an author living in Norfolk.
  7. Yo's in the fields, kickin' up his heels, if yo want him, yo go fetch him... while I keep conk Yeah yer can tell I went to Peveril School too!