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  1. Just wondering if anybody knew of any picture or if its still possible to see the interior of what was The Elite on Parliament Street. My grandparents had there wedding reception there in 1955 in what was the ballroom, would love to see a picture of it. Here it is in 1957
  2. Just joined as I have ancestors who used to live in Nottingham . I live in Mid Wales
  3. Came across this on Youtube, might prompt some memories? Stones electrical retailers for one. TTFN.
  4. Hello! I've just been looking at the 1939 Register and it seems that my family were living at 11 Carlton Terrace, Nottingham at the time. There doesn't seem to be a Carlton Terrace anywhere in Nottingham now so I'm assuming that it went in the slum clearances. I think it may have been in The Meadows - has anyone come across it at all?
  5. My colleagues and I have created a new website with an interactive map of memorial sites in Nottingham alongside an assortment of articles about the way in which we remember the World Wars. Please check it out at We welcome any and all feedback and if you have any of your own responses you'd like to share on the site please comment, or don't hesitate to contact us on
  6. I was wondering if anyone lived, or is still in contact with anyone who lived on Lotus street, st anns and remember the smith family of 19. Any information would be extremely valuable. From what I hear, they were a gypsy family and nelly smith had the nickname nelson from a patch on her eye, not sure how true this is though
  7. TGC: The True Tale of Woe "Tales of Woe, of a Nottingham lad" Currently a short portly-but-wobbly bespectacled 67 year-old, made redundant four times, dedicated NHS patient, with his new heart, arthritis, angina, prostate cancer, minuscule wedding tackle, knock-knees, deafness, hernia, bad eyesight, blood disorder and dizzy spells. The disasters, disappointments, successes (both of them), his failures, shattered dreams, false arrest, romantic frustrations, the rejections, inefficacious incidents, lack of education, along with the misfits misconceptions, misunderstandings, misadventures, misanalysis, miscalculations, misinterpretations, misestimations, misfeasances, misperceptions, and miscellaneous miserable moments and occasions throughout his pathetically unsuccessful life will be revealed here, for the members of Nottingham Nostalgia. Starting at his birth into the cruel world, that event alone singularly distressing for all. Chapter One: The Tales of Woe begin It must have been a moving moment, in the gas lit two-up two-down ramshackle Nottingham terraced house, when the mid-wife handed the new born bundle of gooey 1lb 12oz of scrawny baby, wrapped tenderly in a bloodied pillow case, over into the hands of the mites loving Park Drive smoking and ash covered mother, as she lay cursing the father of this undersized ugly grotty little monster in her arms. As the mid-wife handed the bundle to er, she, caressed her cigarette, coughed up some phlegm and gently introduced the scrawny underweight mite to the pleasures of ash burns from the end of her Park Drive, and uttered her first words to the unwanted creature, or rather to the stern-faced mid-wife: "I don't want it, throw it in the Trent!" Thus began an adventure full of misery, depression, frustration and failure for the superfluous, repulsive, horrid, little baby that nobody wanted. The above facts were verified years later, by the same mid-wife when she'd called at the dilapidated hovel to try and collect a debt that the mother owed her (Naturally the mid-wife failed in her mission, as so many others did over the long painful years). So, the start of this terrible tale of malfunctions is not totally reliant on the memory of James Timothy Gerald Archibald Percival Chambers. (I believe the many names, were given by neighbours and relatives, in lieu of debt repayment by his dear mother, to the name proffering people). The fact is that she, (his mother) tried to palm him off to various aunties, nephews, etc. at a reasonable cost, to no avail - it seemed that he was to be an incumbency in her charge forever. But no, she soon found a way to get out of her responsibilities, as she absconded, not without reason mind, the debt collectors were getting cleverer and ever closer - so she legged it - until TGC's poor Dad had paid off the bills and would then return full of penitence and contrition until the often repeated next time. The Fights Fights between my parents were frequent and violent when mother was at home and when she was not running from the police... which fair enough, was not often, but still made me sad and confused - a little like I am now really. More revelations to follow!
  8. If any of you out there are interested in aspects of 19th century Nottingham, you may like a book I've just written. it's called 'The Story of Brewer Jack & Champagne Charlie' and deals with their lives as 'sporting men' of Old Nottingham. It's interesting and informative. Anybody interested - let me know. Criseliz
  9. Nottinghamshire Council provides a range of services to cater for children of all ages, and aims to provide quality foster care placements to meet each child’s individual needs in respect of race, culture, religion, disability, bladder control and language. Can you offer a home to this older child with special needs please? “Gerry” Despite a troubled past, TGC is an affectionate child with much to give. He is currently being cared for by The Government Pensions Department but in the interests of our flagging economy would be better suited by having someone else fork out for his upkeep. A resilient child, he survived double pneumonia at the age of 3. Later in life TGC went deaf, bald, short-sighted and developed heart problems, arthritis, chronic depression and a dodgy bladder. Following a number of tragic bingo incidents involving his mother he was brought up solely by his father. He received little education, etiquette, decorum, deportment, or finesse. But he has many things to bring to a new family including a bus pass, a walking stick and a large supply of medication. Should he suffer one of his frequent “dizzy spells” it’s probably best to leave him on the floor until he feels he can get up again. He was originally fully potty trained, and it has been some years since he last scratched the furniture or messed on the carpet, but his short term memory is getting worse, and the arthritis can limit his speed of movement. This can cause the occasional problem – especially when making a run (rapid hobble) for the toilet. TGC will eat anything not too rich. He has become accustomed since being made redundant to living on Asda Smartprice, and Pound Shop products, and you will find these good value… crap, but good value, and they will suffice for him. Although care should be taken with his diet due to spontaneous emissions of wind from his anus and throat. This is possibly a by product of his medications. Be warned that following laser treatment, he is unaware of any build-up of gases which tend to burst out painfully; for him, and anyone unfortunate enough to be in his vicinity. He is an easy going boy, who likes to feed the pigeons and ducks in the local canal and provided that he is properly supervised rarely falls in the water. In the event of Gerry’s demands becoming a nuisance, there are some proven successful actions to control his activities: * Threaten to remove his internet connection * Remove his hearing aids * Hide his tea bags * Threaten him with a bath He is still capable of doing menial tasks - and would be willing to pet-sit, write daft poems and make tea and burnt toast for his new adoptive parents. Anyone who feels they have the temperament, empathy, Christianity and patience sufficient for them to take on the challenging task of nurturing “young” Gerry in a foster parental capacity, please send your application in to us, along with certification of sanity from a Doctor or Clinical Psychologist. Thank you.
  10. Ey up, Just thought we'd say hello on this local forum. We're a local cider producer set up by a community garden in Clifton. All our proceeds go to help the community garden put on sessions with the local community and organisations who bring down people with physical and mental disabilities, youth groups, schools etc Nice to see a local forum where people are discussing local topics Looking forward to spending a bit of time chatting with fellow Notts folk
  11. I had a walk around town yesterday. As I walked along Wheeler Gate, the chap playing the saxophone was there - a little further towards town, opposite Marks and Sparks was a young chap imitating Jet Harris with an upturned heavy duty plastic bucket and sticks. Anyone see and hear him? Well I never I thought!
  12. A photo gallery of the same Nottingham areas from different years. I hope it is alright to put this link to my Facebook on here?
  13. Mi first attempt at a blog o' Nottingham. Hope you like it. TTFN
  14. Hello to everyone, I am trying to find a lady called Julie Etherington, who may now have married and taken her Husband's surname. As a young girl Julie lived in the Nottingham area and was an avid horse owner and horse rider. I believe that Julie will now be aged between 45 and 55 years old. Jimmy Etherington, Julie's Father, lived in Ruddington, Nottingham and had owned the Old Vic Tavern in Nottingham for ten years during the 1980's, having converted it from a lace factory into a music hall. Jimmy would now be aged between 80 to 90 years old and is mentioned in this web-link dated from 1996, which includes two photographs of Jimmy Etherington:- The last I know of Julie's family was that in 1996 Jimmy Etherington emigrated to Australia, although I do not know whether he and his family emigrated together or whether Jimmy and/or his family members stayed in Australia or returned to England. If you should know Jimmy Etherington or Julie Etherington (maiden name) or any of their family members please can you either let me have their contact details, such as, their Facebook account e-mail address or personal e-mail address or please ask them to contact me via my e-mail address: Thank you, Kind regards, Alison Ackerman (Mrs.) originally from Wollaton, Nottingham in England