mick2me

Nottingham Trolleybuses

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To think I caught a trolleybus nearly everyday of my life upto getting married,on Saturdays we used to catch the 43 from Kirkewhite St to Bulwell Market then walk to our HOME GROUND of Hempshill Lane as ST Saviours Youth Team 60/62....Wonderful times....

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Might have played you Trevor. I was playing for Bonington OB around that time, and we played at Hempshill Lane.

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Anyone remember the NCB weekly wages convoy that used to go to the bank on Bulwell Market. Always pulled up on the pavement, would have been a daft bugger who tried to nick their money.

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It was the Westminster Bank, later Nat West. The money was for the mines in No.6 Area based at Bestwood. There was a secure room behind iron gates in the area HQ where the money was made up into pay packets. There would have been a goodly amount involved.

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Would that be the Parliament st bus depot?.

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It would.

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Great topic, this! I used to catch a trolley bus from Nottingham Rd,, at end of Claremont Rd. to Bar Lane and then walk along Bar Lane to Broadhurst Avenue where my parents rented a house. 

There was a sharp bend on the route in Old Basford shortly before Bar Lane, where in thick fog, the arm used to come off the power cable and I used to love watching the conductor sliding out the long pole, then spending ages trying to re-connect, when you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. Happy childhood days!!

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Careful now NBL !  smile2

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Frank, that would be Alpine Street, the sharp bend.

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That's the one Katy, the only really sharp bend on that route, site of a very good sandwich shop this days on the Basford road side of the junction or it was a year ago when I last pasted.

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do the corpo still mend buses at the tram shed at trent bridge?

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Trent Bridge Works !

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So much knowledge on this forum.Thanks for comments about that bend on Alpine Street. 

I've just remembered that I used to go to scouts on that street, almost opposite Bar Lane. Dead proud of my sheath knife,( but not of me shorts!). We used to march to a church on, ( I think) Aspley Lane on St. George's Day. We had one bugler and myself and another youth pretending to blow a bugle!!

Another memory from the time we lived there is me walking back from Claremont carrying a violin case. There were some older Guilford girls across the road shouting, "Ayup, dreamboat", followed by "not you shipwreck".

I didn't become a great violinist, but I taught myself to pluck "Tom Dooley" on the violin and then pestered my folks to get me a dirt-cheap, practically unplayable acoustic guitar.

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