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What's now the Viceroy Indian restaurant at Hucknall rd / Perry rd (Prison ) junction used to be a Car sales, that's only a few hundred yards from the  Hospital.

Sherwood Social club, or similar used to be upstairs.

 

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On 12/6/2012 at 1:03 PM, catfan said:
On 11/23/2012 at 7:07 AM, John boy said:

There was Kings around where the Nottingham Post is now. TMS on Carlton rd i think it is still there. Dawsons in Netherfield.

Must be some more.

 

 

TMS are still there, bought a 3TA Triumph from there in Nov 68 for £79 !

 

Dawson's been gone a couple of years now , now a fence company .

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In reply to Ian Simpson. There was Dawson's on Shakespeare St, they sold a lot of ex WD bike in the early sixties I bought a nice 1959 Triumph Trophy off them in 1964, they later moved to Netherfield. There was also a bike shop on Burton St not far up from Trinity Square.

I worked very close by and often had a look in,  a nice original Manx Norton sat in their window for ages  £ 140 (I think) but no one was interested in those days.

Anyone remember the name of the shop

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Back in the 1980s I used to take my bikes to Dawsons in Netherfield for MOTS.Park them around the back and wander off for a bit.They never seemed to have moved when I went back to collect them but the MOT had been done.

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Hi Cliff Ton  How did you attach the map to your post?  I've tried attaching some photo's and can't do it.  I think I need a program for this.

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Not exactly a program, just an image-hosting site.

 

Look at this link and take your pick from one of the choices.   https://www.google.com/search?q=free+image+hosting&oq=free+ima&aqs=chrome.2.0j69i57j35i39j0j69i61l2.7836j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

You need to register with one of them, and then follow their instructions. Don't use Photobucket.

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There's so many bike shops closed over the years but nothing compered to the Pubs that have closed, there must be at least six closed on Alfreton Rd alone from Bentick Rd to Canning Circus.    Check out Nottstalgia "pubs closed in Nottingham"

Its a shame to see so many of my old  venues closed, you could have a good night out on Alfreton Rd without going into town .

I Lived just around the corner on Forest Rd, my favorite was the Vernon top of Waverly St, now another supermarket.

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8 hours ago, Dick said:

There's so many bike shops closed over the years but nothing compered to the Pubs that have closed,

 

There's a very big, old thread on that subject which mentions dozens of pubs.

 

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/2341-pubs-closing-down/?tab=comments#comment-5144

 

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There used to be a motorbike shop on Alfreton rd, roughly between Skills and Halls the locksmith, but for the life of me, can't remember the name. Bought a Yamaha 350 from them in 1972 reg no YTV 16K.

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Thought Horace Rogers was just bicycles. But have known to be wrong (as usual).

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Both Rogers and Gaggs were between Skills and Halls in the '70s. Rogers, much larger and sold plenty of Jap bikes.

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Bought my DKR Scooter from Horace Rogers on Alfreton road,,in about 1962,,

They were unusual in design with their ""Domed front"" made in Wolverhampton,,

Come off it on the icy road one night in 63" and slid down the hill into Bulwell past St Marys CHurch,,always remember a Trolley bus followed me sideways,,Mam made me sell it,,  (the scooter,,not the Trolley bus)

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11 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Does Horace Rogers ring a bell Waddo?

Nice one Ben, sure it was Horace Rogers, more or less opposite Jersey Kapwood !!. Nice try CT.

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On 5/17/2018 at 10:12 AM, denshaw said:

Chris Walker (super bike rider) his parents had a Kawasaki dealers on Hucknall rd, near the prison.

He now has a Kawasaki dealership in Grantham.

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Clarke's on Carlton rd sold Kawasaki, John Clarke used to race a H1 500 three cylinder in club races. Took me for a spin on one from the shop, absolutely ballistic in it's day with a wicked powerband. One moment you felt like you were on a 250Honda the next ( without warning) you felt like someone had rammed into the back of you at great speed. Always liked Kawasaki from then on.

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can anybody else remember knowles motorcycle breakers a bit further down from Gaggs ,he used to have a sunbeam single engine sat on the counter for years

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As a 16 year old I had a bsa 650. I managed to seize it up due to stupidity, lack of knowledge and oil and I swapped it for a Norton es2 and 30 quid (my way) from one of the designers at Raleigh. At one point I needed a part, something quite small, I can’t recall what but I think it was a clutch adjustment screw. I went into Gaggs and put this little screw on the counter. The old man came over and picked it up and said, “1954 Dorton es2” He had a slight speech impediment pronouncing Norton as Dorton. I was very impressed at this instant identification from a small screw present in 99% of British bikes. I commented “ you can tell that from that screw” to which he said, “No, I’ve seen you go past on it”. Much laughter.

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In reply to SWE62  I remember Knowles  very well In, fact I went to school with his son. I bought lots of parts of him including a large Brooklands can which I fitted to a Garden Gate Manx Norton I had on the road at that time .1964.

His shop on Alfreton road was there for many years, later on, the rear of the shop on Peveril St sold car parts.

Knowles senior was a interesting character always ready for a chat just like the guys at Gags, special breeds, no-one around like them these days. Glad I was There

Cheers Dick

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Another bike shop on Alfreton Rd was A E Oliver .He specialised in wheel building and frame repairs and worked at Brough Superior in the 30s making frames.

I had a few wheels done there for various projects plus a few welding jobs. A very friendly guy always ready for a chat.

One day he  (Eric I Think) showed me a Brough  frame he was repairing, that he had originally made for a very rare Brough Superior Austin Four 3 wheeler.

When he closed the shop on Alfreton Rd he worked around the back of the shop on Holden St for a few years until he retired well into his 70s.

Another Guy in the same league as the Gags and Knowles.

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